“We’re at a historic meeting.” At the November 2010 Renaissance Charge Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, this comment was expressed by appreciative voices with various accents. From around the world about 380 people attended—engineers, business people, university students, and other serious researchers. Many were there because for the first time since a Tesla symposium in Colorado in 1984, inventor John Bedini appeared at a public conference.
Bedini answered questions about his discoveries in working with a type of energy different than the well-known electrical currents. That energy is basic to all life. It’s the background energy of the universe and we’re submerged in it; but, like fish submerged in water, we don’t have calibrated instruments for detecting or measuring it. His main discovery has been how to convert the hidden energy. By pulsing it into batteries, it’s converted to electrical power that we can easily use.
The energy is known by various names—energy from the vacuum, ether, radiant energy or negative energy—and it operates by its own rules. Where ordinary “positive” electricity creates heat, what’s called “negative energy” creates the opposite—cool conditions. In Bedini’s unusual battery-charging system, ordinary electrical current or amperage would be an unwelcome killer of the process at the point where negative energy is drawn into a circuit. At a later stage of the battery-charging system, standard electric current with both voltage and amperage does become available to do work such as lighting bulbs or running an appliance. That ability to do useful work happens only after sharp impulses of what he calls negative energy have impacted the ions within batteries, separated positive and negative polarities, and charged the battery plates—but not in the usual way.
“Forget about what the textbooks say,” Bedini told the audience, pointing instead toward hidden-in-plain-sight knowledge. One source of clues to understanding the science behind Bedini’s new technology is the Magnetic Current manuscript written long ago by the reclusive Edward Leedskalnin (1887– 1951) who built the mysterious Coral Castle in Florida. More about Leedskalnin later in this column.
Bedini also honored his longtime friend Tom Bearden who for so many years searched the scientific literature worldwide for the physics that explains how “energy from the vacuum” can be tapped and used. Bearden’s health circumstances prevented him from attending, so Bedini dedicated the conference to him.
A highlight of the Renaissance conference was when Bedini unveiled a 14-foot high machine that dwarfed anything shown at the 1984 Tesla milestone event. More importantly, Bedini openly described the principles that make his wheel rotate with formidable torque (turning power) and the system power itself. The “Bedini Ferris Wheel” can charge its attached batteries and still have mechanical energy available to do work. Magnetic asymmetry is one of the secrets of the machine.
Peter Lindemann, who also plays a big role in explaining the emerging science, gave a talk that astute observer Gary Bedini described as Peter’s best presentation yet. Lindemann’s lecture—Electric Motor Secrets, Part 2—started by telling the story of a little-known invention called the Lockridge Device. Lindemann then very clearly explained how and why the counter-electromagnetic force called Back EMF functions in electric motors, how it masks the real efficiency of these machines, and how to overcome it even in conventional motors. Near the end of his talk he gave the specifications for building a self-running combination of an electric motor and electric generator using off-theshelf parts. On the website www.free-energy.ws, he’s selling the DVD of his talk.
What was the Lockridge machine whose method of operation Lindemann revealed? He describes it as a simple self-running machine discovered in a basement at the end of World War II, made from an ordinary automotive generator with a few modifications. In the story of how it was discovered by an American soldier on foot patrol in Germany, the soldier didn’t sound like a hero. He apparently noticed light coming from one house in a neighborhood in the defeated country, confiscated the invention that powered that small household and shipped it to himself in Idaho instead of reporting it to his commanding officers. After he came home from the war, the soldier must have back-engineered the device (took it apart to see how it was constructed) and then manufactured a limited number of copies which he sold in his home state of Idaho. As far as Lindemann knows, no intact models exist. The best part of Lindemann’s speech is the general physics of operating ordinary electric motors with reduced Back EMF and the clues to how to make your own self-running motor/generator if you have the skills.
Conference organizer Rick Friedrich displayed a 1984 Porsche converted into an electric vehicle and later drove into the Coeur D’Alene Resort ballroom on a lawn tractor powered by Bedini’s revolutionary battery-charging technology. Other self-running machines were also demonstrated.
A development which Friedrich may soon be selling in cooperation with its inventor, Jeff Wilson, is a system that automates battery-switching and charging. What that would mean to people who live in the country independent of the electric grid is that if they have, say, eight large batteries storing solar power when the sun shines, the system automatically senses which batteries need charging and for how long. It allows for continuous loads all during this process so there is no need for manual switching.
In the near future, an off-grid family could have a Bedini-type charger which extends the life of their batteries and also allows them to leave home for an extended time, expecting that the battery-swapper will keep their home energy system working automatically.
“Sweet Sixteen” and Free Energy
Getting back to Leedskalnin, here’s an introduction for those who may not have heard much about the recluse to whom Bedini refers. Ed Leedskalnin, a small man working alone, mysteriously built multi-ton structures out of coral stone. He was born in Riga, Latvia, and at the age of 26 was engaged to marry a girl ten years younger than himself. The girl he later referred to as his “Sweet Sixteen” broke the engagement the night before their wedding.
Heartbroken, he emigrated to North America and worked in lumber camps until he contracted tuberculosis. For his health Leedskalnin moved south and bought a piece of land near Florida City. Over the next twenty years, he built a massive monument he called “Rock Gate Park,” dedicating it to his lost love. He quarried and sculpted more than a thousand tons of coral into a monument that would later be known as the Coral Castle. Leedskalnin built his castle in Florida City in the 1920s; then in the mid 1930s he moved it single-handedly to a ten-acre site near Homestead, Florida.
The story of his lost love even made it into popular culture. English punk-rock musician Billy Idol wrote his song “Sweet Sixteen” about events in Leedskalnin’s life. “Someone’s built a candy castle for my sweet sixteen… a candy house to house her in…”
The Coral Castle mysteries in recent years attracted an increasing number of serious researchers, including a Florida professor of library science. Jon DePew, Ph.D., says he has found a visual code—a mathematical formula for creation. He points to a subtle visual design on the cover of the book Magnetic Current which is interpreted as the interaction between two individual north and south magnetic currents. According to the Coral Castle Code information, two individual magnetic currents form all of nature.
While reading DePew’s writings at http://coralcastlecode.com, I see how the knowledge echoes what was said by Tesla, Walter Russell, Viktor Schauberger, and others who could envision the hidden side of nature and the vortexian movements of the background energy of the universe. And the geometrical forms that some new-energy researchers are referring to as Ed Leedskalnin’s “Sweet Sixteen” are what others call sacred geometry.
Leedskalnin said in his manuscript that our technological designs should follow the way magnetic currents run in nature, and the blueprints for magnetic circuits are right in front of us. He also said that mainstream science ignores the magnetic base underlying the structure of everything, and that’s why “all meters and instruments to measure electricity are one-sided.”
I had heard that some researchers this year were awed by a video on the Internet of an experiment that DePew had built based on such knowledge. However I didn’t realize that John Bedini had also made a study of Coral-Castle-code clues until I saw his audiovisual presentation during the Renaissance conference and the slide that pictured Leedskalnin’s motor design.
Back in their home countries now, attendees of the conference are still sorting out what they learned in Idaho. In these following weeks I’ve talked to engineers—spread out from Germany to Vancouver and elsewhere—who were there in Idaho. I’ve lurked on the Internet forums where they get down to practical how-to details as engineers do. It’s exciting to see that in keeping with the open-sourcing spirit of our times they’re uploading countless videos onto YouTube and sharing specific details of their own experiments.
One virtual gathering place which is monitored to include only civilized exchanges is Aaron Murakami’s energetic forum http://www.energeticforum.com/energy. The renewable-energy threads are where serious, respectful experimenters can get answers. John Bedini and Peter Lindemann for instance weigh in on certain discussion threads. However after years of trying to help so many people ranging from newcomers to know-it-alls, the experienced builders such as Bedini and Lindemann don’t do hand-holding. As I see it, if someone hasn’t read the relevant past postings on the forum and done everything they can to follow directions in building the experiments, they can’t expect to take up the experts’ time.
Sometimes the comments on Internet forums bring to mind a question: Is today’s instant-gratification expectation clashing with the older ethic of work-to-earn? Impatient outbursts of course do happen. We want to be able to buy a device, or at least the complete schematics to build one, for running our appliances on energy from the vacuum of space. The feeling becomes: “C’mon; we’ve heard about free energy for all too many years.”
Don’t think that I don’t share that impatience. Maybe my dream machine is already on the market, only in a different form. The generator, the stand-alone energy converter that I expected to be able to buy from a hardware store by now, would have had to get certification to meet some federal safety standards code. That’s only one hurdle at which point the opposing financial interests could have stopped its production. In our book Breakthrough Power, Joel Garbon and I present the all-too-typical scenario in which an inventor of a revolutionary energy device tries to get a patent and go the usual route in the business world. Generally the usual route doesn’t get the energy-device inventor anywhere.
And inventors can’t confront our oil-money-controlled world alone; some really have suffered various types of suppression. That’s a topic for a separate column. I’ll just say here that inventors who really did learn the secrets of how to build a working free energy machine have been warned in one way or another by vested interests: “You can go this far and no farther.”
Given what individuals can get away with and what they can’t, and the societal tensions of this transition time, people like John Bedini and Peter Lindemann are heroes in my eyes because they stand up and share their knowledge. It makes me think about Confucius’ parable “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”
Peter Lindemann ended his talk on a serious note: “We have looked past the veil and successfully determined the characteristics of the ‘self-turning wheel.’ What we haven’t discovered yet are the characteristics of a society that will use this technology with universal responsibility, self-restraint, and wisdom. For the benefit of our children, and our children’s children, that quest must begin now.”