In Akashic feild theory, all things are interconnected and artifacts would be a physical representation and locus point for a particular thought/idea. By giving something a "goo bath" you would remove it from the field, therefore removing it from this source of "power", rendering it inert. Once it is un-gooed however, it reconnects with the akashic field and has power once more. In essence, you goo something, you pull its batteries.The thing about the goo is that it blocks the artifact's "magic" it does not remove it. As soon as it is free from the goo, the artifact becomes dangerous again. I am not sure how that would work with thought/idea thing.
How was I pushing you??Not my fault, you were pushing me with the Akashic field thing. This was just a logical progression of the discussion.