Nikola Tesla lived 100 years ago and invented radio communication and the electricity that comes out of your wall sockets. Everyone knows about those things. But Tesla also invented devices for manipulating the weather, and (perhaps) means for universal, clean, free energy.
“Nikola Tesla was arguably the greatest inventive genius of the twentieth century, perhaps the greatest at least as far back as Leonardo da Vinci. What an indictment of our educational institutions that his name enlists barely a mention in the hallways of learning.
“When pressed, electrical engineers will tell you that Tesla invented alternating current. But they will probably not be able to tell you anything about his other 700 basic patents. Or his ability to fetch electricity from the ambient atmosphere. Or his experiments with transmitting electricity around the globe to virtually anywhere. He was convinced that free energy is a fact, rather than mere speculation.
“Electric power is everywhere, present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world’s machinery without the need of coal, gas, or any other fuels.”
– Nikola Tesla
“In 1943, Tesla proposed to President FDR that we look carefully at the fact that we can get all the energy we need from any space we happen to be in. (i.e. clean limitless energy) He didn’t show up for the meeting; he was found dead in his apartment — ‘natural causes’ (was the official report)…
“According to biographers, Tesla died in genteel poverty in a hotel room in 1943 at age eighty-seven. His memory was honored in a funeral service at St. John’s Cathedral, attended by more than two thousand people, including the elite of the day.”
After Tesla’s death, federal agents came and took his papers. Whatever memorabilia was left over was housed in a Tesla museum in Yugoslavia. One biographer reported that his papers had been taken to an Air Force base in Ohio.
[All quotes and information are taken from Suppressed Inventions & Other Discoveries, edited by Jonathan Eisen. (Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Institute of Technology Press, 1994.) As listed on The Basket of Tolerance by Adi Da Samraj. Time Magazine image is from wikimedia.org]
Questions for consideration:
- When you were in school, how much did you learn about Nikola Tesla, his inventions, his life and his death?
- What kind of difference would clean (non-polluting), free energy make in the world? For that matter, what kind of difference would weather manipulation technology make? (Here’s a recent Time article.)
- I used to be surprised that my spiritual teacher didn’t seem to be more concerned with saving fossil fuels, conserving electricity, and so on, but instead seemed to be way more focused on waking people up spiritually. What about you, what do you think are the most important priorities in the world, here in the year 2011?