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Aug 18, 2006 04:04 PM
by Cass Silva

I agree Dallas, but don't forget that it works on 7 levels of explanation.
Thought you might find this article interesting
          The Influence of Vedic Philosophy on Teslas   understanding of Free Energy
   By Toby Grotz 
    "The first thing to realize about the ether is its absolute   continuity. A deep sea fish has probably no means of apprehending the   existence of water; it is too uniformly immersed in it: and that is our   condition in regard to the ether."  - Sir Oliver Lodge, Ether and   Reality. 
   Nikola Tesla used ancient Sanskrit terminology in his descriptions of natural   phenomena. As early as 1891 Tesla described the universe as a kinetic system   filled with energy which could be harnessed at any location. His concepts   during the following years were greatly influenced by the teachings of Swami   Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda was the first of a succession of eastern   yogi's who brought Vedic philosophy and religion to the west. After meeting   the Swami and after continued study of the Eastern view of the mechanisms   driving the material world, Tesla began using the Sanskrit words Akasha,   Prana, and the concept of a luminiferous ether to describe the source,   existence and construction of matter. This paper will trace the development   of Tesla's understanding of Vedic Science, his correspondence with Lord   Kelvin concerning these matters, and the relation between Tesla and Walter   Russell and other turn of the century scientists concerning
 advanced   understanding of physics. Finally, after being obscured for many years, the   author will give a description of what he believes is the the pre-requisite   for the free energy systems envisioned by Tesla .
   Tesla's Earlier Description of the Physical Universe
   By the year 1891, Nikola Tesla had invented many useful devices. These   included a system of arc lighting (1886), the alternating current motor,   power generation and transmission systems (1888), systems of electrical   conversion and distribution by oscillatory discharges (1889), and a generator   of high frequency currents (1890), to name a few. The most well known patent   centers around an inspiration that occurred while walking with a friend in a   park in Budapest, Hungry. It was   while observing the sunset that Tesla had a vision of how rotating   electromagnetic fields could be used in a new form of electric motor. This   led to the well known system of alternating current power distribution. In   1891 however, Tesla patented what one day may become his most famous   invention. It is the basis for the wireless transmission of electrical power   and is know as the Tesla Coil Transformer. It was during this year that Tesla   made the following comments during a
 speech before the American Institute of   Electrical Engineers; 
   "Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power   obtainable at any point in the universe. This idea is not novel... We find it   in the delightful myth of Antheus, who derives power from the earth; we find   it among the subtle speculations of one of your splendid mathematicians...   Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic.? If   static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic - and this we know it is, for   certain - then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in   attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature." 1 
   This description of the physical mechanisms of the universe was given before   Tesla became familiar with the Vedic science of the eastern Nations of India,   Tibet, and Nepal.   This science was first popualized in the United     States and the west during the three year   visit of Swami Vivekananda.
   Vedic Science and Swami Vivekananda
   The Vedas are a collection of writings consisting of hymns, prayers, myths,   historical accounting, dissertations on science, and the nature of reality,   which date back at least 5,000 years. The nature of matter, antimatter, and   the make up of atomic structure are described in the Vedas. The language of   the Vedas is known as Sanskrit. The origin of Sanskrit is not fully   understood. Western scholars suggest that it was brought into the Himalayas   and thence south into India   by the southward migrations of the Aryan culture. Paramahansa Yogananda and   other historians however do not subscribe to that theory, pointing out that   there is no evidence within India   to substantiate such claims. 2
   There are words in Sanskrit that describe concepts totally foreign to the   western mind. Single words may require a full paragraph for translation into   english. Having studied Sanskrit for a brief period during the late 70's, it   finally occurred to this writer that Tesla's use of Vedic terminology could   provide a key to understanding his view of electromagnetism and the nature of   the universe. But where did Tesla learn Vedic concepts and Sanskrit   terminology? A review of the well known biographies by Cheney, Hunt and   Draper, and O'Neil 3,4,5, reveal no mention of Tesla's knowledge of Sanskrit.   O'Neal however includes the following excerpt from an unpublished article   called Man's Greatest Achievement;
   "There manifests itself in the fully developed being , Man, a desire   mysterious, inscrutable and irresistible: to imitate nature, to create, to   work himself the wonders he perceives.... Long ago he recognized that   all perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond   conception, filling all space, the Akasha or luminiferous ether, which is   acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into   existence, in never ending cycles all things and phenomena. The primary   substance, thrown into infinitesimal whirls of prodigious velocity, becomes   gross matter; the force subsiding, the motion ceases and matter disappears,   reverting to the primary substance." According to Leland Anderson the   article was written May 13th, 1907.   Anderson also suggested that it   was through association with Swami Vivekananda that Tesla may have come into   contact with Sanskrit terminology and that John Dobson of the San Francisco   Sidewalk
 Astronomers Association had researched that association. 
   Swami Vivekananda was born in Calcutta, India   in 1863. He was inspired by his teacher, Ramakrishna to serve men as visible   manifestations of God. In 1893 Swami Vivekananda began a tour of the west by   attending the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago.   During the three years that he toured the United     States and Europe,   Vivekananda met with many of the well known scientists of the time including   Lord Kelvin and Nikola Tesla. 7 According to Swami Nikhilananda;
   Nikola Tesla, the great scientist who specialized in the field of   electricity, was much impressed to hear from the Swami his explanation of the   Samkhya cosmogony and the theory of cycles given by the Hindus. He was   particularly struck by the resemblance between the Samkhya theory of matter   and energy and that of modern physics. The Swami also met in New York Sir   William Thompson, afterwards Lord Kelvin, and Professor Helmholtz, two   leading representatives of western science. Sarah Bernhardt, the famous   French actress had an interview with the Swami and greatly admired his   teachings. 8 
   It was at a party given by Sarah Bernhardt that Nikola Tesla probably first   met Swami Vivekananda. 9 Sarah Bernhardt was playing the part of 'Iziel' in a   play of the same name. It was a French version about the life of Bhudda. The   actress upon seeing Swami Vivekananda in the audience, arranged a meeting   which was also attended by Nikola Tesla. In a letter to a friend, dated February 13th, 1896, Swami   Vivekananda noted the following;
   ...Mr. Tesla was charmed to hear about the Vedantic Prana and Akasha and the   Kalpas, which according to him are the only theories modern science can   entertain.....Mr Tesla thinks he can demonstrate that mathematically   that force and matter are reducible to potential energy. I am to go see him   next week to get this mathematical demonstration. 10
   Swami Vivekananda was hopeful that Tesla would be able to show that what we   call matter is simply potential energy because that would reconcile the   teachings of the Vedas with modern science. The Swami realized that "In   that case, the Vedantic cosmology [would] be placed on the surest of   foundations". The harmony between Vedantic theories and and western   science was explained by the following diagram; 
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   Tesla understood the Sanskrit terminology and philosophy and found that it   was a good means to describe the physical mechanisms of the universe as seen   through his eyes. It would behoove those who would attempt to understand the   science behind the inventions of Nikola Tesla to study Sanskrit and Vedic   philosophy.
   Tesla apparently failed to show the identity of energy and matter. If he had,   certainly Swami Vivekananda would have recorded that occasion. The   mathematical proof of the principle did come until about ten years later when   Albert Einstein published his paper on relativity. What had been known in the   East for the last 5,000 years was then known to the West.
   Brahman is defined as the one self existent impersonal spirit; the Divine   Essence, from which all things emanate, by which they are sustained, and to   which they return. Notice that this is very similar to the concept of the   Great Spirit as understood by Native American cultures. Ishvara is the   Supreme Ruler; the highest possible conception of the Absolute, which is   beyond all thought. Mahat means literally the Great One, and is also   interpreted as meaning universal mind or cosmic intelligence. Prana means   energy (usually translated as life force) and Akasha means matter (usually   translated as ether). Dobson points out that the more common translations for   Akasha and Prana are not quite correct, but that Tesla did understand their   true meanings.
   The meeting with Swami Vivekananda greatly stimulated Nikola Tesla's interest   in Eastern Science. The Swami later remarked during a lecture in India,   "I myself have been told by some of the best scientific minds of the   day, how wonderfully rational the conclusions of the Vedanta are. I know of   one of them personally, who scarcely has time to eat his meal, or go out of   his laboratory, but who would stand by the hour to attend my lectures on the   Vedanta; for, as he expresses it, they are so scientific, they so exactly harmonize   with the aspirations of the age and with the conclusions to which modern   science is coming at the present time". 11 
   Tesla and Lord Kelvin
   William S. Thompson was one of the prominent scientists and engineers of the   1800s. He developed analogies between heat and electricity and his work   influenced the theories developed by James Clerk Maxwell, one of the founders   of electromagnetic theory. Thompson supervised the successful laying of the   Trans Atlantic Cable and for that work was knighted Lord Kelvin. Kelvin had   endorsed Tesla's theories and proposed system for the wireless transmission   of electrical power. 12 Footnote- Grotz Pace
   Tesla continued to study Hindu and Vedic philosophy for a number of years as   indicated by the following letter written to him by Lord Kelvin.
   15, Eaton Place
   London, S.W.
   May 20, 1902
   Dear Mr. Tesla,
   I do not know how I can ever thank you enough for the most kind letter of   May, 10, which I found in my cabin in the Lucania, with the beautiful books   which you most kindly sent me along with it: -"The Buried Temple",   "The Gospel of Bhudda", Les Grands Inities", the exquisite   edition of Rossetti's "House of Life", and last but not least the   Century Magazine for June, 1900 with the splendid and marvelous photographs   on pp. 176, 187, 190, 191, 192, full of electrical lessons.
   We had a most beautiful passage across the Atlantic,   much the finest I have ever had. I was trying hard nearly all the way, but   quite unsuccessfully, to find something definite as to the functions of ether   in respect to plain, old fashioned magnetism. A propos of this, I have   instructed the publishers, Messrs. Macmillan, to send you at the Waldorf a   copy of my book (Collection of Separate Papers) on Electrostatics and   Magnetism. I shall be glad if you will accept it from me as a very small mark   of my gratitude to you for your kindness. You may possibly find something   interesting in the articles on Atmospheric Electricity which it contains. 
   Lady Kelvin joins me in kind regards, and I remain,
   Yours always truly, 
   Thank you also warmly for the beautiful flowers 13
   Tesla and Russell
   Walter Russell was one of the most accomplished artists, sculptors, writers   and scientists of this century. His periodic chart of the elements accurately   predicted the location and characteristics of four elements years before they   were discovered in laboratories. These are now known as Deuterium, Tritium,   Neptunium, and Plutonium. Russell apparently entered into a heightened state   of awareness after being struck by lightning. He began several weeks of   drawing and writing about the basic nature and make up of the physical   universe. Russells' family finally called the family doctor to determine if   Russell should be committed to an mental institution. The doctor, upon seeing   the results of Russells weeks of work, said that he did not know what Russell   was doing, but that he definitely was not mad.
   Although the exact time and occasion of their meeting has not yet been   determined, Nikola Tesla and Walter Russell did meet and discuss their   respective cosmologies. 14 Tesla recognized the wisdom and power of Russells'   teaching and urged Russell to lock up his knowledge in a safe for 1,000 years   until man was ready for it. 15
   Why free Energy hasn't Happened Yet, Comments, Possibilities and Socio   Economic Implications.
   Although Tesla did not accept many of the tenants of relativity and quantum   theory and never made the connection between matter and energy, he did   recognize the possibility of free and unlimited energy as demonstrated by the   following statement. 
   Can Man control [the ] grandest, most awe inspiring of all processes in   nature?...If he could do this, he would have powers almost unlimited and   supernatural... He could cause planes to collide and produce his suns   and stars, his heat and light. He could originate and develop life in all its   infinite forms....[Such powers] would place him beside his creator, make him   fulfill his ultimate destiny. 16
   We see that Tesla is asking a question, speculating, searching for an answer.   If Tesla had developed free energy sources or learned how to manipulate space   time and gravity, during the time of his most public and productive years,   (up until about 1920), he would have had answers to those questions.
   Tesla's most misunderstood invention is popularly known as the "Death   Ray". It was simply a particle beam weapon which he proposed in 1937 and   was fabricated under contracts with Alcoa Aluminum and the English and   Italian governments. 17 It used electrostatic propulsion techniques and   similar devices are being developed today by the Strategic Defense Initiative   Organization (SDIO) and the US Army Strategic Defense Command. 18
   So we see that mankind has not yet harnessed the infinite power of the   universe as envisioned by Nikola Tesla. The question remains, why not?
   Free energy devices, if they are feasible, are not about smaller faster   microcircuits or a bigger better mouse traps. This is a technology which may   revolutionize the socio-economic status quo on planet Earth. At this moment   the big pie is unevenly divided. One quarter of the population on this rock,   the third stone from the sun, consumes three quarters of the yearly resource   output. As one can easily deduce, from a brief study of world affairs, there   are about three billion people who have just about had it with this scenario.   There are wars starvation and strife in every nook and cranny of the planet.   So what do we do about it?
   Spaceship Earth Needs A Flight Plan
   Either we divide the pie more evenly or we make the pie larger. The first   option requires that our standard of living must fall so that the standard of   living in the third world may rise. The second option allows us to maintain   our standard of living while we help raise the standard of living of under   privileged nations. This we must do. It is our destiny. It is our   responsibility. It is our final test.
   Thirty thousand people starve to death every day on this planet, most of them   are children. Nations fight nations, war is part of our lives. What drives   our economy in the western world, allows us to enjoy a high standard of   living, a life of leisure compared to our neighbors south of the imaginary   line called a border? Many answers both economic, social, political, and   spiritual can be given. We do know that the standard of living that a nation   enjoys is directly related energy consumption. 
   Energy drives the economies of nations and Tesla's life long goal was to make   electric power equally available to all people any where on this planet. He   continued to promote his plan for the wireless transmission of power in the   yearly interviews he gave on his birthday as late as 1940. 19 Electrical   power allows on site processing of raw materials. Electrical power can run   pumps from water wells in areas affected by drought. Electrical power   delivered to the poverty stricken areas of the world can make the pie larger,   can help bring about the needed economic equality which is our birth right.
   Why hasn't power been made equally available to all people and nations? Why   haven't the much touted free energy devices described by Tom Bearden, John   Bedini, Bruce DePalma, and others ever materialized? Perhaps because   "easy things are seldom done for the same reason that impossible things   are rarely done: no one will pay for anything believed to be easy or   impossible". 20 Perhaps because when we talk about power there is more   there than one would initially visualize. What we are talking about is   personal power, national power, planetary power, karmic power and the power   of love.
   The sages tell us that in order to enjoy power we have to let go of power, to   overcome ourselves. As an example this author can describe one of his recent   experiences. After a very successful symposium celebrating the 100th year   after Nikola Tesla arrived in the United States 21, a non profit corporation,   501(c)(3), was formed specifically to encourage and pursue research into the   inventions and discoveries of Nikola Tesla. Two years later, after a second   symposium, several of the founding members approached the board of directors   with a proposal to validate Tesla's claim that wireless transmission of power   was possible. Board members suggested that permission be obtained from the   FCC, an environmental impact statement be filed with the EPA, and we should   go form "our own non profit corporation". 22 It was also   decided that since there was no procedure to cover research, the organization   could not be involved.
   Another goal of the organization had been to establish a museum to be named   the Nikola Tesla Museum of Science and Technology. We proposed that since 60   -70 billion dollars are given away to non profit organizations annually, we   had as good a chance as any other organization for obtaining funding, for a   museum or research. We reasoned that:
   "Since only 16% of the museums in this country are science museums, this   museum in honor of Nikola Tesla will help educate the public in technological   areas. With the need for economic revitalization of industry in Colorado,   1986is the time to begin supporting the scientific education of our region.   With the current statistics showing that the United     States is falling behind the world   technologically, the effort to educate the public is becoming more important,   and the surge of public awareness of Nikola Tesla's inventions makes him an   appropriate namesake for a science and technology museum." 23
   The board moved to table our proposal indefinitely.
   What had happened? Of the 15 - 20 people that had started the organization   only four remained as part of the governing body. Three of those members were   opposed to research. The collective mind of the board of directors had become   the antithesis of the momentum Tesla had gained in his lifetime. Unlike the   independent inventor and businessman, the board was now composed of members   who were bureaucrats and paper pushers for Fortune 500 companies. Tesla was a   vegetarian, the board members all ate meat. Tesla did not ask for permission   to be inventive and strike out on bold new adventures, the board needed   approval from higher sources. The dichotomies were endless.
   Tesla's visions have been delayed for 89 years. The squabbling started with   Thomas Edison, J.P. Morgan and Nikola Tesla himself. 24 It continues to this   day. Perhaps the reason for the delay of wireless power transmission or free   energy devices lies even deeper within the human psyche. Is it possible that   we could compare the Tesla story to a biblical story? Bruce Gordan thinks so.   In Gordan's analysis Tesla's attempt at building a prototype magnifying   transmitter parallels Genesis 11:1-9. 25
   "The message; human curiosity and technological derring-do makes God   nervous; God demolishes project, confounds language". Gordan further   outlines the the scenario as follows:
   Human Efforts, Tesla Projects Tower of Babel, Wardenclyffe Tower, God Money   (J.P. Morgan)
   Demolition and Confounding to maintain Withdrawal of Morgan's Status Quo of   God drunk on power above, Financial Support and humanity groveling in   ignorance below. subsequent suppression of Tesla's work in orthodox science   & engineering circles Perpetuation of mediocre technology for energy   generation, storage,distribu- tion, to maintain favorable cash flow for   existing system for energy management by forcing continued combustion of scarce   fuels, keep consumers, paying, paying, paying...... 
   "When everything is perfect, the right time shows up." 26 This is   equivalent to saying, "Absolute knowledge in the hands of one whose   heart is not yet tender, would be a terrible weapon. 27 We might postulate   that technological developments do not occur until the planet is ready. The   recent examination of the theory of Gaia credits the Earth with an   intelligence. "Thousands of years ago, by means of seeing, sorcerers   became aware that the Earth was sentinent and that its awareness could affect   the awareness of humans." 28 By implication of reciprocity the reverse   could be true. The group or collective unconscious is still struggling with   the result of quantum and relativity theory. We as a race were ready for   nuclear power, every thing was perfect and the right time showed up. Soon we   will have put the technology to good use or abandon it to insure our survival   as a species. 
   So what do you do about it - Free Energy: Creating an Idea whose time has   come.
   Wireless transmission of power and free energy have not happened yet, perhaps   we aren't ready, perhaps the Earth isn't ready. Pogo said it best, 
   " we have met the enemy and it is us."
   In the Jungian view of collective unconscious, things happen when the time is   right, we get what we agree to. We need a flight plan. And that plan must   realize that,
   [Source; Girls Lavatory, Boulder High School, Boulder, Colorado] Described as   "Post Industrial, neo-technical, teen-age graffiti."] 
   "So astounding are the facts in this connection, that it would seem as   though the Creator, himself had electrically designed this planet...."
   Nikola Tesla describing what is now known as Schumann Resonance (7.8 Hz) in   "The Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires As A Means Of   Furthering World Peace", Electrical World And Engineer, January 7, 1905, PP 21-24. 
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