i guess the point i am trying to make is that in a magnetic field you cannot get a shock. There will be no discharge regardless of the strength of the field.

but the magnetic field can induce currents and vice versa.

therefore the only real option to define magnetism is with extreme high voltage where currents are so tiny that the conditions can be satisfied. Ohms law.

which means that for a permanent magnet to exist the part that forms a circuit (the field) must be capable of extreme voltage. Extreme voltage also is required to make the magnet long lasting due to low power losses. We know they dont last forever so that means there is power losses and thus there is some infinitesimal current there as well.

without a moving current there is no magnetic field.

thus in order for the magnetic field to exist it must have both extreme high voltage and very low(thus efficient) current which means the aether itself must be extreme voltage. aka there is something there.

i dont consider the aether to be separate from all matter but part of it and the building block of it.