[energy] source.” Was this from the aether? Perhaps.
Tesla fought for his dreams. He stood alone most of the time and people got tired of hearing his cries for help. Humanity was left the loser. Will we all rise up together this time and finish the job?
Tesla had long hoped to be able to distribute electric power globally through the medium of the aether, power generated at the transmission point with benign and unlimited sources such as hydroelectric power. The power would be consumed only as needed at millions of receivers, being carried to each within the resonating cavity surrounding the body of the Earth. Such power would be transmitted not by “electromagnetic radiation,” as we ordinarily think of it (oscillating electric and magnetic waves transverse to the direction of propagation), but by longitudinal waves, which were more akin to longitudinal pressure waves in the air—the propagation of sound. He had conducted many experiments that seemed to show that
such non-electromagnetic power propagation was possible. Indeed, Tesla illuminated electric bulbs at good distances. But was this really a new form of energy propagation? Indeed, it
seems to have been.
We should first consider Nikola Tesla’s special induction coils, which are called “Tesla Coils” these days. There they sit in dusty physical science class supply cabinets. They are sold by Edmund Scientific and other companies as classroom demonstrations of arcs and sparks. Supposedly the only thing circulating in these coils or out of them is all that modern physics knows about or expects to be there—electrons for the “electricity” that can be in the wires of the coils, and “electromagnetic radiation” that can emanate from these coils. There can be no such thing as “longitudinal waves” emanating from such coils—everyone knows that electromagnetic radiation is a transverse wave (from side-to-side perpendicular to the direction of propagation) electric and magnetic phenomenon in the nothingness of space-time, right? Well, let us see. . .
What we now call the Tesla coil is actually the invention of Sir Oliver Lodge and did little more than create sparks. We have yet to unravel the mysteries of the Tesla Coil
For a long time, good experimenters have been puzzled about the workings of Tesla coils. Many articles about these coils and related matters have appeared in the excellent publication, Electric Spacecraft Journal.2 But that is only a beginning, and from the constraining physics of considering these coils to be exclusively electromagnetic field radiators with an electrostatic
component. It seems, however, that Tesla coils are rich, indeed, with clues to the very structure of a dynamic aether. My own experience with matters aetheric did not begin with Tesla coils. It started with the puzzling and dramatic claims for excess electric power generation in Pulsed Abnormal Glow Discharge (PAGDTM) tubes of Dr. Paulo and Alexandra Correa, which were profiled in Issues #7, 8, and 9 of Infinite Energy back in 1996. These are high vacuum glass tubes, typically with aluminum cathodes and anodes, which self-oscillate in a particular negative resistance region of current and voltage. That patented technology indeed has a significant over-unity characteristic (approximately 10/1 power ratio, according to my
own observations made in the Correa laboratory much later in 2000-2002), of the type that has been generically associated by “free energy” researchers with zero point energy (“ZPE”) extraction. Indeed, that type of quantum-mechanical “aether” is about as far as most speculators about free energy are willing to go. This follows from a lingering need to hold onto something perceived to be semi-respectable and citeable from twentieth century physics. That is a good first approximation, but it is evidently not the full picture—and it may well be far from it.
After PAGD, I learned that the Correas in parallel had begun to make more fundamental thermal and electroscopic measurements of what they had begun to infer from the work of Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957) was a dynamic, nonluminiferous (non-electromagnetic) aether. One of the centerpieces of this work apparently has allowed further detailed physics and mathematical understanding of what Tesla could only dimly perceive with his special high-frequency
coils.3,4,5 If this experimental work, closely coupled with theory, is ultimately successful in recovering a new laboratory-testable recognized physics in the realm of electricity and magnetism, it will owe its foundations to that mostly unsung genius, Nikola Tesla.
In an elaborate series of experiments with Tesla coils,3 employing a host of different thermal and electric sensing apparatus (mercury thermometers, electroscopes, GM counters, oscilloscopes, neon bulb indicators within circuitry, Faraday cages, and plate antennas) at different ranges from the coil tips, and using comparison energy sources (various ion generators and radioactive sources), the Correas were able to rule out what Tesla coil radiation is not, and to synthesize what it may well be. They conclude that Tesla coils emit a special form of massfree radiation that is not electromagnetic in character and not sourced in ionic emissions. They observed that these “Tesla waves alone were capable of triggering the ratemeter via the plate antenna even at substantial distances.” They suggest that the pulsed input to the primary of the Tesla coil “induces in the space of the closely coupled secondary a conversion of the local aether energy to electric form.” They write,
“All happens as if these coils synthesized two different kinds of electric fields, one proximal [near the coil] and massbound, and the other massfree and responsible for all distal [distant from the coil] effects.”
At root, these experiments touch on the deep issue of the aether and its relation to what are evidently two basic forms of electricity, the accepted form (massbound, the flow of electrons),
and other not accepted at all by conventional science, massfree—capable of flowing in and around wires, as well as being transmitted as Tesla waves through gas media and vacuum.
The massfree form of electricity might be called “cold electricity.” This hearkens back to another fundamental issue, the very nature of some non-standard biological energies, which are also presumed not to exist and the subject of much mockery these day.
Tesla also contributed tremendously to radionics and electro therapy. Healing with electricity. Tesla was a threat on so many levels and even worse than just him was the very concept of the aether which made all this possible.
When tracing back the origins of twentieth century conceptions of organisms as purely biochemical systems, with nerve cell electric depolarization as the exclusive explanation
for non-chemical, long-range signaling through an organism, one comes to the argument about “vitalism” or “animal electricity” that originated in the scientific controversy between L. Galvani and A. Volta in the late eighteenth century. It turns out that much was lost in the marginalizing of Galvani’s “animal electricity” ideas of unipolar (single wire) electric flow by the ascendant bi-polar battery conceptions posed by Volta, which dominate our understanding of electricity today. Some of this debate is beginning to be resurrected and clarified in various new scientific investigations of acupuncture, as an example, using modern medical imaging tools.6 In the cited study, published in the Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Science (after its blatant rejection, without review, by mainstream science journals), it is conclusively shown with scientifically blinded examination using ultrasonic and other stimulation of an acupuncture point in the foot of a subject (many subjects were used): 1) The acupuncture point on the foot, known by acupuncturists to help vision when stimulated, resulted in nearly instantaneous production of activation in the visual cortex of the brain of the subject—a completely reproducible effect that could be toggled off and on; 2) The acupuncture point was found to be highly localized (within a fraction of a millimeter); and 3) The speed of transmission of the information from the foot acupuncture point to the visual cortex of the brain, as measured by fMRI, was at least 1,000 times any known nerve transmission speed. Dr. Joie P. Jones explained, at a public lecture in June 2001 (Society for Scientific Exploration Meeting, LaJolla, California), that because the functional MRI (fMRI) minimum time localization of measurement is about 80-
microseconds, the actual transmission speed to the brain might be faster than even this astounding 1,000-fold figure. We shall explore more about these biological energies in future
issues of Infinite Energy.
For now, an excellent introduction to some of the fundamental issues of bio-energies is provided in the Correa monograph, “Fundamental Measurement of Biological Energies I”
(S2-28). They state in that monograph’s description of Galvani’s seminal experiment with twitching frog legs,
“What Galvani had created was an antenna tuned to receive ambipolar electric radiation caused by sparks, and tuned therefore to receive a form of electricity which is indeed different from ordinary massbound electricity, because it is both massless and—phenomenologically—electrically neutral. Galvani had just discovered the existence of Tesla radiation, before Tesla.”
The historical disaster that has occurred becomes increasingly
evident: “What has happened here to Galvani’s experiments is exactly what happened a century later, under J.J. Thomson’s lead, to Tesla’s own discovery of ambipolar electric, longitudinal
radiation—it too became reduced to electromagnetism.”
It is noteworthy that Tesla was very interested in the electrical component of life-energy, as was that other aether theorist, Lord Kelvin; the two had actually met. Thus, we owe a lot to Tesla, the “Man Out of Time,” not only for the technology that runs our world today, but also the future energy sources that will abolish the Hydrocarbon Fuel Age, and for the future biomedicine that will seemlessly integrate Occidental medicine with the wisdom of the East. But first, somehow sanity will have be restored to science on both the physics and biological frontiers. This will be impossible, one fears, without an intense focus on the basics of a restored aether physics.
Fortunately, as Tesla, Reich, and now the Correas show, these matters can be adjudicated in laboratory experiment, even as the essentially psychotic scientific establishment—ignorant of
the facts of its own history, and only too willing to insult some of its greatest benefactors—ignores it all.
- 1. Seifer, M.J. 1996. Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla, Carol Publishing Group, Toronto, Canada, p. 71.
- 2. www.electricspacecraft.com
- 3. Correa, P. and A. “(Re-)Examination of the Energy Radiation Output by Tesla Coils: (1) Experimental Determination of its Dual Nature,” ABRI Monograph S2-13, www.aetherometry.com
- 4. Correa, P. and A. “Aetherometric Treatment of the Radiation Output by Tesla Coils: (2) Massfree and Massbound Nonelectromagnetic Frequency Functions and Resultant Characteristic Electromagnetic Frequency of the Coil,” ABRI Monograph S2-14, www.aetherometry.com
- 5. Correa, P. and A. “Aetherometric Treatment of the Energy Radiation Output by Tesla Coils: (3) 1° Massfree Electric and magnetic Waves, 2° Massbound Capcito-inductive Waves, and 3° Electromagnetic Waves,” ABRI Monograph S2-16, www.aetherometry.com
- 6. So, C.S. (Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology), Jones, J.P., and Kidney, D. D. (Department of Radiological Sciences), University of California at Irvine; and Saito, T., Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1998. “Evaluation of Acupuncture Using fMRI and Ultrasonic Imaging,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Vol. 95, pp. 2670-2673.