In an effort to recreate Tesla's legendary Wardenclyff Tower, a group of alchemists will embark on a mythic quest of self-discovery.
The formation of a fellowship to rebuild the Tesla tower in all likely hood can only be carried out in this day and age through that of film and fiction. That is why I am choosing to approach this project in a new and creative way in the form of a narrative film that involves a storyteller recounting the tale of nine humans as they set out to finish what Tesla failed to do. The tale entwines our modern myths of free energy and the changing times as it explores one of the greatest personifications of geometry and nature through the use of the archetypal concept of the Enneagram as Tolkien, the writer of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, once did. Aside from the completion and actual success of the tower, this Kickstarter focuses on funding the story and process at hand, and what it takes to film a real life modern day epic.
“We are whirling through endless space, with an inconceivable speed, all around everything is spinning, everything is moving, everywhere there is energy. There must be some way of availing ourselves of this energy more directly. Then, with the light obtained from the medium, with the power derived from it, with every form of energy obtained without effort, from the store forever inexhaustible, humanity will advance with giant strides. The mere contemplation of these magnificent possibilities expand our minds, strengthens our hopes and and fills our hearts with supreme delight.”
- Nikola Tesla
Over a century ago, Nikola Tesla attempted to build Wardenclyff Tower on Long Island. Among a myriad of reasons, including his financier J.P. Morgan, the completion of the tower never saw the light of day. Tesla's vision was to illuminate the world with abundant renewable energy that cannot only transmit it efficiently over long distances without wires but is also interacts with the environment symbiotically in a beneficial and positive way. Wardenclyff had the capability to provide electricity for the entire New York metropolitan area at the time.
About a year ago, I embarked on the same journey and came in contact hand in hand with some of same setbacks that Tesla did. However, this time around, I know Tesla's mistakes and other potential roadblocks to watch out for. A major issue is the notion of capital funding. As seen most recently with Occupy Wall Street and the growth of a movement rooted in awareness and empowerment, both at the individual and group level, we are moving forward to a new age where compassion and creativity is king. This process involves how we approach the financial aspect of our lives. As I always say, money is energy, but energy isn't money. Ironically with that statement, over 60% of our world's economy is based on energy alone (aka oil). The way we produce energy is directly related to how we exchange it among each other.
I personally feel one of the fundamental reasons Tesla's pursuits failed is because of the energy that was going into the project (such as Morgan's money aka Wall Street) was not aligned with the intent of Tesla's. That is why I am choosing a unique new approach to manifest this technology which has the power to create a sustainable foundation for a social revolution upon this planet. A revolution in how we relate to each other, the planet, and the universe. At the core of this process is understanding what myth truly is, and how free energy, 2012, and Atlantis, the myths that scour our digital psyche, all play into understanding who we are as a people as we pass the solstice into a new world of creation and adventure.
“We have come from God and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed, only by myth-making, only by becoming a 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man ascribe to the state of perfection that he knew before the fall.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien
This strategy involves harnessing energy from people like you to manifest this change. But also this change does not come directly from the masculine dominated mind of science and technology, but also from the feminine creative perspective of film and theater. This involves the development and collaboration of a film project bringing together writers dancing with the archetypes found within mythology, filmographers searching for a unique story with unforeseen phenomena of light, musicians exploring consciousness through vibration and sound, engineers wanting to take Burning Man and steampunk to the next level, scientists dabbling in art and imagination to carry out their mad experiments, and ultimately, the philosopher kings of Plato taking to the stage. For this project is the epic itself.
The film will be eventually released on DVD, but initially it will be released in segments and episodes as a webseries to also allow viewers to participate in the process and story as well. And just maybe ... you will then form your own fellowship to build your own Tesla Towers.
So instead of funding the technology, you are funding the story of our attempt at unraveling our own modern myth. I want to share with you the process I have been experiencing as a modern day alchemist, even more so, to co-create and share that experience directly as the fellowship is formed.
Throughout literature and film, such as the epic Lord of the Rings and the TV series Firefly, there has been the use of the Enneagram, a concept from occult philosophies that speaks of nine different personality types. When these personality types come together, it creates a dynamic symbiosis between all of them. As least that has been demonstrated in story by facilitating the character development exceptionally. So what if we apply it to our story, right here, right now, on planet Earth? One of the main goals of this project is to bring together a fellowship of like minds to participate and work on this project collectively, both the artistic and scientific aspects.
This endeavor I originally named the Tesla Tree Project as it takes from the work of Nikola Tesla but also from my own original research into the energetic structure of the earth, the cosmos, and the quantum sea. Most specifically in how a tree is the bridge between the heavens and the earth, and how it facilitates a myriad of energetic transmutations. In essence, this is taking permaculture and biomimcry to a whole new level. A tree interacts with all three foundational dimensional energies that are readily present to us: Mechanical/acoustic (3D), light/electromagnetic (2D), and gravity/electrostatic (1D). Longitudinal standing waves (sometimes called scalar waves or torsion fields in fringe fields of science) are electrostatic phenomena that Tesla poured the majority of his research into after his discoveries in Colorado Springs in the 1890's, and was the secret hidden waveform behind his Magnifying Transmitter, the tower at Wardenclyff. Modern physics disregards such phenomena even though Maxwell's equations over 30 years ahead of Tesla postulated the potential for a longitudinal form of light (electromagnetic waves are transverse). This was also the era when aether was still considered the medium of spacetime, which both Tesla and Maxwell believed in. To also state on record, the modern "Tesla Coil" (shoots lightning bolts) is no more than a distortion and side show like attraction of Tesla's real Wardenclyff Tower, as it is only for entertainment, and not for any type of electrical generation.
At the present moment, I have a 27 foot Tesla Tower constructed out of copper tubing perfectly twisted (without any kinks!) into a triple helix and encased in PVC laying in disrepair at an undisclosed location. I have to transport the tower to my new shop and repair the top terminal which I am completely rebuilding as one of my unique toroidal coils that I have designed (thoughtrevolution.info/coils.html), but the largest I have ever attempted to build!
The tower was damaged after it was stolen for a short period of time by a Manhattan man. I also once had a forty foot tall grain silo in the River Arts District of Asheville. After four months at this location on Tesla's birthday, the town shut us down (my landlord supposedly never had an occupancy permit). I've also had to dissolve two different business relationships with investment due to different intent behind the project. I wasn't going to repeat Tesla's mistakes again. There is a story in the making let me tell you. And that's only the half of it.
The rewards are best described in the film and reward section, but to elaborate on the poster, it is currently a work in progress as I translate many diagrams and images into artistic recreations primarily through the use of ink and vector drawing. The image in the film is only a glimpse of some of the style of the poster. For the rings, they are tuned to the Schumann resonance, the wavelength also known as the lost cubit, as it relates to a dynamic harmonic of the earth and our fractal universe, which the tower will also be tuned to. I may offer other materials later for Kickstarter rewards, and most certainly down the road for those who are interested as I continue to work with this new and evolving industry of 3D metal printing. We are trying hardest to get some printed in maraging steel so they can be magnetized as well, such as the ones I make by hand. For the copper staff, it is made in the same process as the Tesla Tower with a total length of four to six feet. I will personally work with you to custom tailor your staff with your choice of quartz, citrine, or amethyst (crystal needs at least a Moh's hardness of 7). This is the only metal work of my own trade that I am offering in this kickstarter, and decided to add it to the list last second for those who really wanted to contribute. The main Kickstarter image of the sorceress is holding one of these staves. Everything will be shipped together approximately in February, except for the staves and DVDs which will be shipped separately at their approximated times.
So now I ask, is your intent the same as mine? Do you want to show the world with me that an entirely new approach to science and technology is possible, coupled with our source of creativity and passion? In that our true ingenuity and innovation stems from the heart, and not from the mind... Where imagination is the doorway to our future.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
- Albert Einstein
Also, check out the extended Kickstarter film shot in Brooklyn, NY
(It turned out way too long to use as the main film)
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This project faces a myriad of issues as already explained being the social and economic besides the technological issue being the most obvious. But as the project is not about the successful demonstration of the tower, which in my humble opinion is closer than many think, but is on the actual process and story, the creative issues become more of a mainstay. The formation of the fellowship may prove to be the greatest challenge, yet the dynamics brought on by the Enneagram in balance just may make the rest all click into place magically. As I usually say, the science is the easy part. It's the social aspect that's the real challenge. Wardenclyffe did not fail because of scientific wrong doing or miscalculations. It failed because of how its successful completion would affect the world landscape, most notably the financial and political aspects which dominate human society. So my greatest weapon in all of this is again the pen, much mightier than the sword.
In terms of rewards, I wanted to make sure there were as little potential setbacks as possible such as being able to print the coils and posters over making piece by piece myself. The greatest potential for a setback is the DVD for the film itself (July 2013 is the target end date for the DVD distribution, but could easily be later). Other financial support could potentially arise (or a very successful Kickstarter) to ultimately guarantee its success, which may just happen due to the nature of this piece. However, as a fail safe, the film will be released in portions and tidbits as a webseries online allowing weekly visibility by all, as well as creating more support for the film and project.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Dec 12, 2012 - Jan 8, 2013 (27 days)
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PDF Download of Gregor Arturo's 22 page chapter called "The Ring of Power, A Tesla Tower: The Myth of Free Energy." It is being published in a book of 20 authors from around the world. It is about inspiring young adults to get involved in environmentalism and activism. The actual hard copy of the book "Green Town Earth," goes to the printing press January 31st, and will be publicly available.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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DVD Set of "Fellowship of Tesla" which includes remastered webseries for a narrative film including diagrams, workshops, interviews, and other extras. PDF also included.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $4 to ship outside the US
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24" x 36" Poster of a steampunk style blueprint incorporating the Tesla tower, the star coils, vortex based mathematics, sacred geometry, and fractal cosmology. PDF & DVD also included.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Add $8 to ship outside the US
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3D Printed Star Coil of your choice of the Hexagram, Pentagram, or Octagram. PDF, DVD, & Poster also included.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Add $9 to ship outside the US
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All three 3D Printed Star Coils of the Hexagram, Pentagram, and Octagram. PDF, DVD, & Poster also included.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Add $11 to ship outside the US
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Six 3D Printed Star Coils of the Hexagram, Pentagram, and Octagram (Of both clockwise & counter-clockwise rotation, each coil exists as two different rotational geometries). 3 DVD sets, 3 Posters, & PDF also included.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
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