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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