An early account of Dennis's show is found at:
I encourage people to help me alert the press in future cities.
There are not many people holding out hope for over balanced wheels.
The following is relayed from Mikey (copied) with permission:
August 1, 2001
Greetings To All Bessler Enthusiasts,
For the first time in about 2 years I have something to announce. I have recently received a copy of, the document known as, "Machinen Tractate"
(MT) and have been promised publication rights, but the price is high. I paid over $165.00 alone for the copy I now have, and I certainly can't afford
to pay for the publication rights on my budget.
What I propose is to digitally re-publish the entire "MT", as well as, a finely detailed copy of the wheel drawing from "Grundlicht Berecht" and also
some other really neat pictures you have never seen before, on CD, mailed to you! This is only a CD.... not a book! Bessler wrote "Das Triumphant
Perpetual Mobile" in both German and Latin to reach the broadest possible audience of his time. But a picture is worth a thousand words, and
pictures are the universal language so it only makes sense there is very little text in what would surely be his 'last' book, as you must rely on the
picture to tell the story.
Why is "MT" so important?? The title page promises that the answer to Orffyreus's wheel is in this book! But the answer is scattered among
certain drawings within the book. There are 142 wood cut print drawings plus 2 hand drawn sketches near the end of the book. Not all of the
pictures are in perfect condition because this original book they are copied from is over 250 years old and was only intended as Bessler's own draft
copy. There are over 110 pages of eye candy that is said to be a record of Bessler's experiments. Most of the drawings in "MT" you will figure out
easily. others will take a lot of time. I will be posting comments on some of the more unusual ones on my web site.
What's it going to cost? $25.00 and that includes shipping in the United States (Ohio residents must pay sales tax, foreign orders shipping extra). I
will take advance orders, information available on my web site http://www.cybrtown.com/~mike/frames/mtoffer.html
(near the bottom of the web
page!!), but orders will NOT be charged to your credit card or checks cashed until the number of 'advance participants' necessary to take this
project to print, get involved!!!! Informational updates will appear on the website so you can stay informed, email me (mike@...
any questions. I am also placing a time limit on this project. 'If we don't have enough participants by the end of October 2001, I will abandon the
project because lack of interest. There is also likely going to be a price increase because Germany is converting to the EURO on January 1, 2002 and
the process, so far, has been tediously slow.
I hope you will help spread the word around so we can get this thing off the ground as soon as possible. We have all waited too long!!!!!
another note passed on with permission:
I am introducing myself to you, in that I just discovered your
terrific articles about Dennis Lee and Joe Newman on your
I was in (broadcast) engineering myself for the first ten-fifteen
years of my career, before changing careers to teaching
electronics theory classes at both technical and community
colleges. These classes run the gamut from AC/DC theory to
digital telecommunications and RF/Video communications.
Most importantly, my having a strong interest in the sociological
aspects of technology, has resulted in completion of a masters
degree from A.S.U. in humanities, with a thesis that explores the
sociological trajectories of the legacy of Nikola Tesla. I qualified
seven trajectories of Tesla's legacy. Such has had significant
effects on the late twentieth century American cultural dynamics.
Through cultural media studies, I examined how a number of
marginalized discourses have been energized through
cross-media discourses, and have affected the belief systems of
mainstream American culture, public policy, and Hollywood.
My discovery of these aspects of Tesla's legacy are categorized
Tesla's prolific translations of Serbian poetry, and his own
poetry, energized Yugoslavian nationalism, hero worship, and
the propaganda misuse by Tito's communist party.
These are the inventions of Tesla that made it successfully in the
marketplace. The north-american power grid, polyphase motors,
induction motors, etc., are major examples of such.
These features include any number of experimenters and
innovators that seek to source their works to the authority of
Tesla's technological speculations. These include such as
Scalar Electromagnetics as interstellar drives or force shields;
Lakhovsky multiwaves; Searl Stardrives; Zero-Point energy;
"Free" Wireless Power Transmission; Wardenclyffe; "SECRET"
Russian "Tesla technologies; "The Philadelphia Experiment;"
"The Montaulk Project;" For the most part, most of these
experimenters are simply erred on the laws of physics. Others
are clearly exploiting a gullible public for purposes of scam,
fraud or self-promotion.
Closely related to Pseudo-Sciences, it does have it's own identity
and self-direction, however. Such includes Scalar
Communications and contact with Martians or "ET".; so-called
Tesla Coil-based "plasma" drives for UFOs; ball lightning;
Anti-Gravity engines; Zero-Point Fluctuations (David Bohm);
UFO contactee societies - E.G., "Order of Melchizedek" groups
UFO'S using "TESLA" drives; Hatoon, Uranius (and other UFO
Tesla's imaginative speculations and misappropriated
attributions to Tesla have yielded Tesla as a (secular) Shaman;
Tesla as an Avatar; Urantia Society; Michael X; Ruth Norman
("TESLA SPEAKS" - in over eight volumes,Ruth "channels"
Tesla's departed spirit); PSI research; Tesla as Venusian
Messiah; Geomancers; Ley Lines; Earth vortices (e.g., Sedona,
Tesla's adherence to ancient Vedic Sanskrit writings, and also to
Theosophy has been a source to the following discourses, at
least in some referential aspects: Fritjof Capra "The Tao of
Physics"; Bell's Theorem; EPR experiments; Bio-Field monism
theories; Orgone Energy; David Bohm and the Implicate Order;
Marian Apparitions, especially in Yugoslavia.
Tesla as shaman; Tesla as Brujo; Duka Tesla as Goddess;
Examples to be found in the Reformed Order of the Golden
Dawn; Wiccan discourses. Tesla's inadvertant contribution to
post-modern gender feminism.
I do public speaking both in person, and on radio/TV to address
some of these aspects of Tesla's legacy. I am at present,
developing a manuscript, tentatively titled: The Enigma of Nikola
Tesla--The substance of an unsettled legacy. It is a work based
on my own research, interviews, and is to a great extent, similar
to the works of Jacques Vallee, the critic of the UFO culture.
I hope you find some interest in my researches. I note that we
have some overlapping efforts already.
Thank you for time,
BTW: I used to demo a 3-5KW class Tesla Coil to high school
science classes, as such, that's when I got the nickname, "Tesla