An electromagnetic current is an energy type that can be used to create a magnetic field in a coil of wire, hence "Electromagnetic."
An electric current as an energy type that is transmitted in a coil of wire that does NOT form a magnet is just "electric," and you can still transfer it as a current. Only trouble is that most people consider an electric current also as that which has a magnet, but it won't generate a magnet unless the current is polarized, and just transferring it in a coil of wire is not enough to polarize the current, but a diode can polarize the current, or otherwise minerals and materials that demonstrate diode-like action.
"electrostatic" current is an oxymoron since obviously it wouldn't be "static" in a current. I guess it would just be "electric." An electric current without a magnetic component to it, unable to form an electromagnet .. what is that called? Just "electric" current? If as Tesla said light is a magneto-electrostatic wave, or otherwise just "magneto-electrostatic," then how did Tesla consider static charges that arc from one point to another if static is non-moving? I think it's more of a paradox than an oxymoron.
If static charges are held un-moving, but spun around on a disk, then they would be "ionic." But static charges without a magnetic component to the energy spun on a disk would be ... what? I consider "ionic" charges to be electroMAGNETIC. As of yet, I lack a real word to describe that phenomena...
If you can transfer a magneto-electrostatic current through the air, for there is a magneto-electrostatic energy type as named by Tesla that denotes the ability for a spark to form in air, but not in a vacuum, so he and Hertz both agreed that it is "magneto-electrostatic," then how is the "ying-yang" of "motion and stillness" resolved in a wave?
In an attempt to understand what Tesla was talking about, I've resorted to redefining what electrostatic current is, because an electrostatic charge can arc as a current from one point to the other, or as like in a Jacob's ladder, that charge will drift up, thus it is in motion and not static or un-moving; rather it is static which is "in the air" as Tesla considered it.
All I'm suggesting is to not become too limited in absolute definitions. Static charges easily move across the sky, and sometimes for many miles.
WHO AM I to question the Big Guy, Tesla, when he gave us our entire modern world of our electrical infrastructure?
In a vacuum, an electroSTATIC wave would be "di-electric." A plasma beam would have electrostatic properties or similarities, in a vacuum, thusly, since such a beam is electrically charged. Plasma takes it's own air with it; it doesn't have to be breathable air, just a physical medium of particles that allow for such a transfer of energy. CERN is making use of "iron plasma," for example here lately.
Di-electric refers more to the alignment of charges though, rather than the transfer of energy, although both aspects are present.
So, I am asking the reader to consider these things next time you run across the phrase, "electrostatic current."
In correspondence, a friend of mine (Walter) pointed this out to me:
"Electrostatic current is an oxymoron. Current is sustained motion. Static is not. You can have an electrostatic potential difference, which can be discharged; and, in that pico-second of time, I reckon you may call it 'movement'; but, practically, it is not current; because, it's not sustained motion (of electrons). "
This led me to this:
Regarding electrostatic CURRENT. That is not the same as electrostatic discharges then? Whereas an electrostatic discharge can move, however it is not a sustained flow? hmmmm... Fascinating. What about a sustained discharge moving from point A to point B say a mile away? Would that be considered a current? A "course of a flow" is simultaneous say would still denote polarity, but also denote movement through time. In case of teleportation though, which is simultaneous in time (for example with the photon spin reversal experiments without limitation due to distance, speed, or time), how can one consider a "current" or a "course and direction?"
In an electron for example, where one can either measure position OR momentum, but not both at once, then current would have to be a paradox in itself, since the electron is not behaving like an actual object. In an electromagnetic current, there is spin and polarity in one way only. Transfer of electromagnetic waves or current at the speed of light is only in regard to time, since light itself is simultaneous according to light's own experience -- case in point with the twin photon experiments. It is not the speed of light we measure, but the frequency of time in relative gravity fields.
A sustained discharge would have to be considered a current because regardless you have movement of time. The only time a current would not apply as a definition though, would be in the case of teleportation with regard to simultaneous re-positioning. Also if you were to teleport from point A to [in the direction towards] point B, then the discontinuity through spacetime would be a "discharge" of position.
The biggest reason I consider electrostatic current, is because an electrostatic charge can be made to run along a wire to a piece of equipment that will generate an electric field, which is very hard to measure on a voltmeter at all (because there is no magnetic component), but otherwise creates a static field regardless that influences biological living energy systems.
I LIVED in a sustained Tesla field for several years, I could feel it, and a friend of mine became very disoriented from it once and literally started rippling or waving like a flag as he was standing. The only thing he felt was "disorientation." Believe me, it will affect you and shock you, but in more ethereal ways; and too, it will open portals, esoterically speaking between two points. I experienced it. The energy field allowed for other beings to emerge and interact with me through my third eye, and crown chakra, and indeed through my entire biological living and ethereal chakra system. It is a true electrostatic current that I discuss (able to be run along a wire), however it appears to be more "ethereal" in nature simply because it is different than what conventional instruments can measure, although such a thing is responsible also for amplification of resonating coil systems to generate a tremendous amount of energy.
I am perfectly okay now, however please see the metaphysics blog post of "Dragon Kundalini" for a further understanding of this.
Electrostatic energy fields, transmitted along a wire to generate other electrostatic fields do exist. And likewise, electrostatic currents also exist without the need to be transferred along a wire. In fact, I was able to wirelessly transfer the energy from a single AA battery through the electrostatic energy fields without a wire and with very, very simple equipment, much in the same way Tesla was also able to do it.
These energy fields can be physically felt as walls between pillars (tall coils), as well as corridors between field generators. They affect life as well. Grass will grow tall and toward these field generators, sometimes bending at 90 degree right angles, which further charges up the equipment.
Some consider these energy fields as Chi energy.