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Nikola Tesla From The Fringe
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
** 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
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
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
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
“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.
Source: Spectral Vision