- By TESLA you mean electromagnetic fields ?If so , yes he seek about that as an under etheric World, or even deeper under-spiritual worlds.Just look at the Strader Machine conférence. He also speaks of the structure of Nature (in the initiate point of w) within the volume : "Limits to the knowledge of nature".(I don't know the exact titel in english)
Did Steiner ever talk about Tesla?
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- John, to the best of my knowledge, for what it's worth, I don't recall ever encountering Nicole Tesla's name in any of Steiner's lectures, although he, Steiner, spoke about electricity very much and from very many perspectives, including The Double. Please don't take my poor recollections as final, though. Tesla's influence turned out to be incredibly enormous, and one wonders what he destroyed as being too dangerous for mankind to have recourse to, or what "mechanism" was available to him to withstand some of his experiments! Years ago I took advantage of visiting Tesla's work in the, if I remember correctly, Lakawanda Power Station over the Niagara River. Old even at that time, it was a marvel of advanced electrical engineering and potential from a materialistic standpoint.As a sidenote to Sue: Your wise heartfelt words of wisdom regarding art are indeed welcomed enormously as are all your warm comments! Yes, I live in the US near Monterey, California and studied Carl Steggmann's "The Other America" years ago. At the time, he was also heavily involved in deeply spiritual and beautiful watercolors, a display of which I was given the opportunity to view in private [no one else chanced by the studio at the time :) ] Carl was, unless I err here, a CC Priest and very deeply loved as was Mrs. Steggmenn, both of whom had much to do with the creation of R.S. College in Fair Oaks, California, which is a section, so to say, of Sacramento, 200 miles NNE of me.Now it's off to duties I haven't found a way to squeak out of! ACK!Blessings,SheilaOn Sep 6, 2005, at 8:25 AM, John Massengale wrote:
Did Steiner ever talk about Tesla?
Tesla> Did Steiner ever talk about Tesla?
I'm not sure whether Steiner spoke about Tesla directly. He did however speak about a form of energy which has been associated with Tesla's name. This form of energy is sometimes referred to as 'Vril', after the name given to it by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Bulwer-Lytton's novel of the same name appeared in 1871, and was, I believe, the first public mention of this form of power. The novel is a bit flat, but includes indications of both the capability of the power and the means by which is can be made manifest. In the novel, 'Vril' powers generators and automatons by means of energy coming from members of a developed race of beings.
Although the idea was presented in novel form, there were many, including Steiner, who regarded it as no mere fantasy. Blavatsky was aware of 'Vril', and mentions it in 'Isis Unveiled'. C. G. Harrison also spoke about it in 'The Transcendental Universe', although with great reservation. His view was that the release of this force would be a curse rather than a blessing for mankind. It would constitute, he said:
"...placing in the hands of the rich a power which would enable them to dispense with nine-tenths of the labour which at present ministers to their wants, and, at the same time, provide them with the means of instantly crushing any hostile demonstration on the part of the unemployed majority, who would then be entirely at their mercy. Such a power in the hands of a few individuals would inaugurate a state of things too appalling to contemplate." (p82)
There is little doubt he was referring to the same power outlined in Bulwer-Lytton's novel. This is not nuclear power, but one based on an understanding of the etheric. There are some who think that John Worrell Keely was a pioneer of this form of power. Others claim that Tesla was also experimenting with it. Much of Tesla's work was based on the energy that can be gleaned from oscillations (neon lighting, for example). Tesla is also credited with inventing robots. He was aware of the Bulwer-Lytton novel but denied he had been inspired by it. Some think Tesla's work went far beyond this, with disastrous results (see ' Tunguska').
Steiner spoke about this form of energy in the series of lectures entitled 'The Challenge of the Times', in connection with certain secret societies and their influence in the West:
"Every knowing member of these secret circles is aware that, solely by means of certain capacities that are still latent but evolving in man, and with the help of the law of harmonious oscillations, machines and mechanical constructions and other things can be set in motion. A small indication is to be found in what I connected with the person Strader in my Mystery Dramas" (p93). He then goes on to reiterate C. G. Harrison's remarks (almost word for word) about the misuse of such knowledge.
This brings us to the main point of concern; the relationship between humanity and technology. Technology is amoral. A knife can be used equally by a surgeon and a murderer; fire can kill germs as well as human beings. The great 'progress' in the West is based on technological prowess alone, not on moral superiority. What is more, technological development has diverted attention away from the need for moral development. Anyone who doubts this only has to look at the complete breakdown of order that occurred in New Orleans this past week.
There are reports (see Marc Seifer's biography) that, when Tesla died, the FBI siezed all the scientific papers in Tesla's possession. Whether Tesla had really discovered 'Vril' power or had simply developed a number of weapons based on his developed knowledge of electricity is open to question. His understanding of electricity and its potential was indeed considerable. There is much discussion about 'HAARP', its purpose, and its connection with Tesla.
- In a message dated 8/31/2005 11:44:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time, john@... writes:
It used to be that only environmentalists and paranoids warned about the world running out of oil and the future it could bring: crashing economies, resource wars, social breakdown, agony at the pump. Not anymore -- and certainly not this summer, with the average national price of a gallon of gasoline somewhere around $2.60 in late August, up 73 cents from last year, and with Hurricane Katrina's aftereffects bound to push prices still higher...
*******Here in Virginia Beach, gas prices are already back down to under $2.60 a gallon. So much for a hurricane causing a long-term gas price rise.
I just came back from Norway where they have their own North Sea oil, yet they pay the equivalent of $6.00 a gallon and their economy is humming.
Why is everybody always ready to cry The sky is falling? Lack of faith in ourselves? In
our fellow men? In God?