Nikola Tesla Was Onto Something Here


“To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end. The human being is no exception to the natural order. Man, like the universe, is a machine. Nothing enters our minds or determines our actions which is not directly or indirectly a response to stimuli beating upon our sense organs from without.” ~Nikola Tesla, A Machine To End War

One of the most beautiful happenings to witness in this chaos-span called Life on this planet: a lightning storm. Oh, how utterly standard and mundane you may think, Reader. Ah, but perhaps you should think, as within that seemingly fleeting flash of energy-blast of heat many times brighter than our favorite star, the Sun, comes Fruition. Comprehend, mayhaps for the first time, as I did, the immensity that is a lightning storm ( and really oughtn’t we to say lightning storm, for is that not the true star of the “performance” of a thunderstorm).

Having spent some years researching and studying electricity (and, again, here lightning be the star of the show) as well as neuroscience (more electricity) so with the history, movement, evolution, and tomes of electricity coursing through my fevered and excited brain (fevered and excited at what new things I am learning and thinking and comprehending and awareness and consciousness), allow me to take you upon a Wonderland journey. Shall we begin?

First, imagine the reports of Nikola Tesla supine upon his couch in his laboratory beneath those great windows contemplating lightning, perhaps giving birth to new thoughts, ideas, inventions, and inspirations. Imagine Nikola Tesla engulfed in white plasma, yet unharmed, like some kind of mysterious, divinity-zapped Shaman. Contemplate this kind of power. An intense and great power that cycles (it has moods!) and can be harnessed. Contemplate, in a lightning storm, the power of efficient use of lightning (and here is where we can give a grateful nod to dear Mr. Tesla). What can be accomplished with its unleashed power, electricity (nowadays such a natural occurrence as electricity is leashed and has been since the days of Thomas Alva Edison. What absurdity, this? To leash the abundance of electricity?! Prior to the innovations of Edison, electricity was studied because its powers were so mysterious and so curious. But it was Edison who thought of how to leash it in order to profit from it. It was Edison, so I’ve read reported, that came up with the idea of charging people by the kilowatt hour. Up until then, electricity was merely turned on or off, like the valve of a water hose)? Can you see how all those great minds were as enamored with electricity?

Such beauty, this lightning. It’s the action: the interaction of cloud, ground (earth), particles, atoms, molecules, direction and current, all combining into this reaction called Lightning. How interesting its origins. Light-ning. Yes, light, progenitor of so many living organisms upon this planet. It is brighter than any other light seen on Earth, and enough to spoil the sun before the eyes. Now, as we meander further, think of the brain and the “lightning” that is said to occur there. Think of the unleashed power occurring there with every moment. Imagine, now, the “magick” from whence ideas come . . . awareness . . . Consciousness. Imagine lightning in the moment of conception, the first moment that seems not actually the first, but a continuation of the “first” moment the universe was conceived. Can you not see, dear reader, the similarity between these events? That we are as lightning as we are as consciousness as we are as universe.

Don’t you love the possibilities of this universe, this planet? Don’t you truly love what it is capable of, including growing humans?

“Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors.” ~Nikola Tesla, A Machine to End War

*Image, “Plasma Earth III”, by Nicholas Raymond


We Are Embodied Concepts

A body houses the brain while through synaptic connection; neuronal sparks create what is called Mind. The mind creates power of thought, imagination, creativity, and energy; these powers of the mind, psyche, constitute the spirit and soul. Spirit and Soul does not necessarily mean some ghost or apparition, but means that part of an individual that seems to come from without, that which is unnamable and indescribable, and apparent through actions manifested, such as works of art, literature, poetry, photography, and music.

Each of these “embodied concepts” is the same, and each is connected, and could not be if not for the others, in that, each are born from the same matrix. If we are to understand matrix to mean, “Generator of life,” Mind, Body, Spirit, Psyche, Soul, and Power are all vital signs of Life in the individual. These signs of Life can be recognized by everyone, and admired by all.

Relation exists in that choosing to augment, or to nurture, one of these concepts (through diet,  religion, knowledge, artistic and literary expression of thought) inevitably opens the other areas, releasing potential. There is a pattern of energy that connects each to the other, between are channels, or doorways. When one doorway is unlocked, or channel unblocked, the ability to unlock the others occurs. Through these windows, awareness of the greater mind, that of the universe, and all living within, is communicable. Time is suddenly revealed as an illusion, and the Infinite can be glimpsed.

What does this mean? The universe is not finite, but an infinite multitude of potential chaos-energy. Each individual is a lurking predictor-variable within this infinite multitude, each action created has within it its opposite, its solution, and its creative destruction. These infinities are invisible to the closed or blocked individual, but are acutely perceptible to the individual unblocked by negating powers and energies. Anyone who wills to comprehend the infinite, flows, and has the capability to change the world and his reality with a simple gesture of a simple thought. What if everyone comprehended this awesome responsibility? What if everyone thought “Peace”?

How different would our planet be?

*original fractal image created by LordSong.