What is electricity? Where does it come from? How does it work? In the late 70s and throughout the 80s,
several electrical engineers were asked these questions. Except for some data on how electricity works in practice, nobody
could answer these questions. It was difficult for Nikola Tesla himself to explain!
In Harmonic Chemistry theory, based on ancient Chinese observations, electromagnetism can be seen as one of 5 natural forces in the universe, correlated with "Fire". This is a partially useful explanation, but it is still incomplete. Exactly how one sees electricity as a natural force depends largely on viewpoint, which must be considered. In fact, if you find an explanation that contradicts this one, it could be right too. Look at the overall viewpoint of an alternative explanation, and you will learn a lot.
Below you see a photo of some replica equipment. On the left are Leyden jars, which were a type of storage unit; forerunners of both batteries and capacitors. Behind on the right is a Wimshurst static electricity generator. Front center are simple bells that can be arranged to detect static electricity. This is one way to illustrate the fact that many alternative concepts about electricity have existed in the past. These beautiful pieces were built on assumptions radically different from what most electrical engineers believe today.
Array of static electricity research equipment built by James Hardesty
Nikola Tesla's concepts of electricity were clearly tied in with an understanding of natural and mechanical
resonance. However, his terminology from patents and notes has not been widely understood. Many
engineers have dismissed this original source material as irrelevant. We should be aware that the meaning and usage
of many electrical terms has changed radically since Tesla's time. If we go back to his notes and try to get solid definitions
for Tesla's terms, we may do better in figuring out what he was really doing. In July 2006, Peter Lindemann
presented the results of many years' research into exactly what Tesla meant. The DVD of this presentation
is highly recommended for anyone who wants to research and understand the fundamental nature of
electricity and how it works. Get the July 2006 ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference DVD by Peter Lindemann
at Tesla Tech, Inc.
Famous double exposure of Tesla in his Colorado Springs lab, 1899
After the world had mostly switched to AC from DC current between 1893 - 1898, which has been
well documented in many places, he dedicated himself to creating a worldwide system that would provide
free electricity to all people. This would take away any excuse for war, he wrote.
Tesla Coil demo, Colorado Springs, 1990
Thanks to this model by Gary Peterson, we now have a proof of concept for this system. It may immediately
prove useful for remote wind and geothermal systems, eventually replacing many powerlines.
Working scale model of Tesla's proposed Wardenclyffe power transmission system, 2006
Several wireless transmission and receiver units built by Michael Leas. This photo has been deliberately kept at a large size so you can scroll to examine construction details.
At this point, we don't know for sure what the transmission range of these units can be. We also
have more experiments to do in regards to radio emissions, although so far this has not been the
problem we expected. Apparently what is happening is that the waves put out by these transmitters
are very different from radio or electricity. We can call them Tesla Waves, and they have more in
common with sound than with any kind of electromagnetism.
Many potential applications for this technology are already proposed. One obvious one should be stated here since it can alleviate significant suffering, especially in the Third World. Think of a hilltop where wind blows constantly. Nearby is a valley where villagers struggle to keep crops irrigated from one month to the next. Either there is no electricity available at all, or it is more intermittent and expensive than wind.
A wind generator can be made from two halves of an old oil drum. It's not the most efficient thing in the world, but it's good enough. It can be harnessed to a transmitting coil. Down in the valley, a matched receiving coil can translate the Tesla Wave into electricity. From this time on, irrigation can happen at some of the most urgent times, when wind is blowing over the hills and surrounding valley air is especially dry. Nobody would be forced to spend money they don't have on a powerline from the hilltop to the valley. Other applications like this are possible. A recent book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer provides a good perspective on how such a system might be built.
Videos of public wireless demonstrations by Gary Peterson and Michael Leas can be obtained from Tesla Tech, Inc. 520-463-1994
Michael Leas has some vidoes of his research work posted at http://www.youtube.com/user/moonfther
Another technology with the potential to make a huge difference in the way we use electricity is
called Rodin Coils, named after inventor Marko Rodin. Putting his name into the search bar of YouTube
will bring up many videos showing how to make and use these. New developments are literally happening
every day since a number of researchers are working on this technology.
Several coils shown by researcher Jorge Rebolledo C. from Mexico documented at PESwiki
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