This mysterious phenomenon has entertained the human mind for thousands of years, ever since the discovery that 'lode-stones' attracted bits of iron. The first serious scientific attempt to develop a mechanical theory for the phenomena of magnetic attraction and repulsion were put forth by Faraday and Maxwell in the nineteenth century. They described lines, tubes and fields of magnetic force, and explained them via fluid-dynamical analogies utilizing the gaseous model of the all-pervading Aether.
Aethro-Kinematics extends and widens Faraday's ideas. For example, it demonstrates that a perforated pipe with a fan in its middle creates a circulation in the surrounding medium similar to a magnetic field. When two such 'fan magnets' are placed in proximity to each other they behave like ordinary bar-magnets, exhibiting attraction between unlike poles and repulsion between like poles.