By Sean Casteel
** There are many who believe that the inspiration that drove inventor Nikola Tesla to create the AC motor, remote control, even radio, was not summoned forth out of nothing. Was Tesla sent to this planet by aliens sympathetic to humanity in order to improve the quality of life here? Where would we be without things like affordable, workable electricity?
** Tesla claimed to be hearing a faint but audible broadcast from the Planet Mars on equipment he had designed to track lightning and thunderstorms. He said it was the sound of one planet greeting another. Did those same Martians guide his later achievements as an inventor?
** Emmy Award-winning journalist Tim R. Swartz has been on the forefront of research into Tesla for decades. Swartz contributes chapters to two new books that deal with the “fringe” approach to Tesla, both as a star-seed child given as a gift to our world and as an early “contactee,” on the receiving end of an alien transmission. The two volumes complement each other nicely in their approaches to a paranormal perspective on Tesla.
** Read Tim Swartz’s description of Tesla’s “visions,” involuntary moments when a new invention would appear in three dimensions in the space just in front of him. Tesla seldom wrote down even his most complex plans, preferring to trust his inner visual sense and photographic memory. Were these visions sent to him by means of alien telepathy?
In a never-ending quest to achieve an ultimate understanding of all things Nikola Tesla, publisher Timothy Green Beckley of Global Communications/Inner Light has recently released two new volumes that take up the daunting task of understanding the celebrated genius in both supernatural and prosaic terms. One new book is entitled “Nikola Tesla: Cosmic Voyager” and the other is “Nikola Tesla: Signals from the Stars.”
The “Cosmic Voyager” tome includes a long section by Margaret Storm, originally written in 1957, that takes a decidedly New Age perspective on Tesla. For one thing, she believes Tesla’s birth in what is now Yugoslavia was the result of extraterrestrial planning.
“Historians agree that Nikola Tesla was born at midnight, between July 9 and 10, in the year 1856,” Storm writes. “Nikola himself hinted on a few occasions that this was not the date of his birth. These hints were disregarded along with hundreds of other statements made by Tesla, because in most quarters he was regarded as being a bit impractical. This was not a criticism, for his genius was so highly respected that it was generally conceded that he did not have to measure up to conventional standards. He was to be allowed his little eccentricities, his passing fancies. The space people have now stated that Nikola was born onboard their ship on a flight from Venus, and that they landed on the Earth at midnight, between July 9 and 10, 1856.”
Storm is making use of what is called in the study of mythology and religion a “birth legend,” such as in the case of Jesus being born to a virgin, the Immaculate Conception.
“When the space people say that Nikola was BORN onboard one of their ships,” Storm explains, “they do not mean it was a physical birth. Physical conception and the birthing processes known on this planet are not used elsewhere. On other planets, positive and negative light rays are used to produce a physical form which can be occupied by an evolving life stream.”
A LOVING FAMILY WITH A POSSIBLY VENUSIAN MOTHER
Djouka Tesla, the Earth mother who cared for Nikola with a rare tenderness, was a most remarkable woman and assuredly possessed advanced spiritual powers, according to Storm.
“It has been said,” Storm continues, “that she, too, was a Venusian, and, if this is true, it accounts for her very unusual abilities. She was the eldest child in a family of seven children. Her father was a minister of the Serbian Orthodox Church. She never attended school, nor did she learn even the rudiments of reading and writing at home. Yet she moved with ease in cultured circles, as did her family.
“Tesla himself never wearied of talking about his remarkable mother, and described how she had absorbed ‘by ear’ all the cultural riches of her community and her nation. Like Nikola, she apparently had the power of instant recall. Nikola said that she could easily recite, without error, long passages from the Bible; she could repeat thousands of verses of the national poetry of her country. She had an excellent grasp of philosophy and apparently a practical understanding of mechanical and technical devices. In addition, she was so skillful in handling business and financial matters that she managed all accounts for her household as well as for her husband’s church.”
Meanwhile, Tesla’s Earth father was the son of an army officer and likewise joined the army as a young man. But he was soon disillusioned, being irked by the rigors of military discipline. His true calling was in the literary field. He wrote poetry, articles on current problems and philosophical essays. From there he was led to the ministry, using his literary talent to write sermons spoken from the pulpit. He did not limit himself to the usual church topics, but covered subjects of local and national interest concerning labor, social and economic problems.
“This then was the childhood environment of the boy from Venus,” Storm writes. “It was a life filled with joy. He had an ideal home with a loving, understanding family. He lived in a magnificent countryside, close to nature. He was a boy like other little boys, up to a certain point, the point at which he became the superboy, foreshadowing the superman. And so it was that he lacked human companions, a state, not of loneliness, but of aloneness, that was to continue throughout his physical incarnation. To the end of his time in a physical body, he lived at the very center, the very core, of a magnificent solitude, listening always to the Voice of the Silence.”
THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER OF WONDROUS THINGS
A further indication of Tesla’s dual status as a star-seed child with a channel directly to the heavens is his ability to visualize his future inventions in exacting detail.
In “Nikola Tesla: Cosmic Voyager,” Tesla expert Tim Swartz writes, “Much has been made over Tesla’s amazing ability to visualize images in his mind. This talent came mostly involuntarily and often at inopportune moments. When he was younger, Tesla worried that he was suffering from some sort of madness when his visions would appear. Later he came to realize that this particular trait was a gift and the basis of all his inventions.”
Tesla’s visions were so vivid, he was sometimes confused by what was real and what was imaginary.
“Strong flashes of light often accompanied these images,” Swartz recounts. “He would wave his hand in front of his eyes to determine whether the objects were simply in his mind or outside. In 1919, Tesla wrote of these images and his efforts to find an explanation for them. He had consulted with several doctors and psychologists, but no one was able to help.”
Tesla himself wrote, “The theory I have formulated is that the images were the result of a reflex action of the brain on the retina under great excitation. They certainly were not hallucinations, for in other respects I was normal and composed.
“To give an idea of my distress,” he continued, “suppose that I had witnessed a funeral or some such nerve-wracking spectacle. Then, inevitably, in the stillness of the night, a vivid picture of the scene would thrust itself before my eyes and persist despite all my efforts to banish it. Sometimes it would even remain fixed in space though I pushed my hand through it.”
It is well known, Swartz writes, that Tesla’s conception of his AC motor came to him during one of his visions.
“One afternoon, I was enjoying a walk with my friend in the city park and reciting poetry,” Tesla recalls. “At that age, I knew entire books by heart, word for word. One of these was Goethe’s ‘Faust.’ The sun was just setting and reminded me of a glorious passage: ‘The glow retreats, done is the day of toil; It yonder hastes, new fields of life exploring; Ah, that no wing can lift me from the soil, upon its tract to follow soaring!’
“As I uttered these inspiring words, the idea came like a flash of lightning, and in an instant the truth was revealed. I drew with a stick on the sand the diagram shown six years later in my address before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. The images were wonderfully sharp and clear and had the solidity of metal.”
Tesla would use this incredible ability throughout his amazing career. He disliked drawing his ideas on paper because that method seemed less grounded in reality than his own internal drawing board. For Tesla, drawing was utterly unrealistic and a nuisance. He did not have to make plans and jot down dimensions because of his power of instant recall. He could store any designs in his mind, to be retrieved intact years later.
But did Tesla acknowledge any of this as being supernatural?
“Despite his unusual abilities,” Swartz writes, “Tesla at first had little patience with those who believed in psychic powers or spirits. Tesla often denied that he had supernatural powers or origins from beyond the Earth. Such allegations, along with his conviction of the reality of extraterrestrials, almost certainly hurt Tesla’s reputation in later life. Tesla felt so strongly about such claims that he frequently wrote about his frustrations with people who wanted to believe that he was more than an ordinary human being.”
TIME WELL SPENT IN HIS OWN COMPANY
But while he denied being some kind of supernatural entity, there was an aloneness to Tesla’s life that was his constant companion.
Tesla writes of himself in “Nikola Tesla: Signals From The Stars”: “From childhood, I was compelled to concentrate attention upon myself. This caused me much suffering, but to my present view, it was a blessing in disguise, for it has taught me to appreciate the inestimable value of introspection in the preservation of life, as well as a means of achievement. Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves.”
Tesla seems to be describing a sense of being isolated from the everyday world of normal reality, a condition that was perhaps necessary to permit his prodigious output of new ideas and inventions. Maybe whoever was guiding Tesla’s creative talents found it easier to operate with Tesla as a solitary channel for what would reveal itself as evidence of unparalleled genius.
LED BY THE OCCUPANTS OF THE HEAVENS
The idea that Tesla was led to new heights of scientific discovery by extraterrestrials is one that he might himself accept.
“Many years ago,” Swartz writes, “long before the days when, to many of us, the idea of communication with other planets was strictly a Buck Rogers fantasy, Nikola Tesla was already conducting serious research experiments and inventing devices for communication with intelligent life on other planets. Furthermore, he was possibly the first man to go on record claiming that he received what he believed to be intelligent signals from outer space.”
The story behind those intelligent signals began in 1899, when Tesla had set up a laboratory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to research, in part, how the Earth naturally produced electricity. His experimental station was built near Pike’s Peak, to take advantage of Colorado’s abundance of thunderstorms.
While these storms, with their incredible displays of lightning, rolled overhead, Tesla would take measurements using his own unique equipment designed specifically for this purpose. He found that the planet was “literally alive with electric vibrations.”
In an attempt to better understand how lightning was created and how it could be used as a source of unlimited energy, Tesla set up radio receivers to calculate the distance between lightning strikes and his laboratory.
“One night, Tesla noticed a strange repeating signal,” Swartz writes, “being picked up by his receivers. Since there were no other radio transmitters on the planet, Tesla had to conclude that he was receiving a signal from outer space. In 1900, the Red Cross asked Tesla to predict man’s greatest possible achievement in the new century. He replied by admitting he may have already achieved it by receiving a message from ‘another world.’”
Tesla went on to say that, “I have observed electrical actions which have appeared inexplicable. Faint and uncertain though they were, they have given me a deep conviction and foreknowledge that ere long all human beings on this globe, as one, will turn their eyes to the firmament above, with feelings of love and reverence, thrilled by the glad news: ‘Brethren! We have a message from another world, unknown and remote. It reads: one . . . two . . . three . . . ‘”
Tesla sent a letter to the “New York Times” in 1910, claiming the sounds could have originated from Mars.
“Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited,” Tesla wrote, “but others are, and among these must exist life under all conditions and phases of development. Personally, I base my faith on the feeble planetary electrical disturbances which I discovered in the summer of 1899, and which, according to my investigations, could not have originated from the sun, the moon or Venus. Further scientific study has satisfied me that they must have emanated from Mars. All doubt in this regard will soon be dispelled.”
The public declaration of faith in the reality of Martians brought widespread ridicule for Tesla, but it continues to be possible that he was the first man to detect radio waves from space. One is reminded of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in our own time, where many millions have been spent in the hope of receiving radio signals from outer space. Was Tesla more than a century ahead of the game on this one?
TIME Magazine, on the occasion of Tesla’s 75th birthday in 1931, quoted Tesla as saying, “I think that nothing can be more important than interplanetary communication. It will certainly come someday and the certitude that there are other human beings in the universe, working, suffering, struggling like ourselves, will produce a magic effect on mankind, and will form the foundation of a universal brotherhood that will last as long as humanity itself.”
“Unfortunately, little else is known about how Tesla planned to communicate across the stars,” Swartz writes. “Most of his notes and journals disappeared after he died, leaving only whispered rumors of government greed and conspiracies.”
However, a man named Arthur Matthews would later claim to have been an apprentice to Tesla and that Tesla had, in 1938, built two large “magnifying transmitters” and permitted Matthews to operate one of them. Tesla gave Matthews the design for the interplanetary communication device as well as the task of whipping up public interest in conversing with the inhabitants of other planets. In the book “Nikola Tesla: Signals from the Stars,” publisher, editor and author Timothy Green Beckley even offers an easy how-to chapter on building your own interplanetary communicator. No need to spend millions on your own radio telescope, eh?
So, with these two new volumes on Tesla, one which focuses on the great genius being sent as the child of an alien race to aid in the service of mankind and the other, which reveals the happy fact that those same aliens are sending radio signals that announce the salvation of all humanity, Beckley and his Global Communications/Inner Light publishing house have doubly blessed us with gifts of fascination and hope.
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