The Burial of Living
by Jeane Manning
Threatening to hang the fifty-eight-year-old man and to harm his
family if he did not cooperate, Adolf Hitler forced an Austrian
inventor to build a flying craft which levitated without burning any
fuel. The inventor had previously produced electrical power from a
unique suction turbine by the same implosion principles, using air
or water in creating the force. The Third Reich wanted these
inventions developed quickly. But the inventor took his time;
understandably he did not want to give Hitler a technological
The Austrian, Viktor Schauberger, was known in his time as
the Water Wizard. The courageous inventor built prototype
examples of beneficial technology, in his effort to turn humanity
away from death-dealing technologies. He defended Earth's water, air
and soil, but at the end he was out-maneuvered by people with lesser
Schauberger was a big full-bearded man and could be ferociously
gruff; he had no patience with greed-motivated fools. But he was
untiringly patient when learning from his teacher—the natural world.
In Alpine forests, along rivers and in the fields of wise old
traditional farmers, the forester/scientist learned about a
life-enhancing energy which enters a substance such as water or air
through inward-spiraling movements of the substance.
lifetime of persevering study he copied nature's motions in his own
"Prevailing technology uses the wrong forms of motion. It is based
on entropy—on motions which nature uses to break down and scatter
materials. Nature uses a different type of motion for creating order
and new growth," he admonished in a voice stern with conviction.
The prevailing explosion based technology—fuel-burning and
atom-splitting—fills the world with expanding, heat-generating
centrifugal motion, he warned. On the other hand, energy production
and other technologies could instead use inward-moving,
cold-generating centripetal motion, w h i c h nature employs to
build and enliven substances.
Even hydroelectric power plants use destructive motion, he said;
they pressure water and chop it through turbines. The result is dead
water. His suction turbine, on the other hand, invigorated water.
The result, he said, was clean healthy water.
His stubborn certainty angered academics who assumed superiority
over a largely self-educated man. It is not surprising that he was
some-times abrasive; the Schauberger heritage included defiant
courage. His ancestors were privileged Bavarian aristocracy with a
manor named Schauburg, and in the thirteenth century this ancient
family lost its royal privileges by publicly defying a powerful
IN TUNE WITH NATURE
A few centuries later, about 1650 A.D., a family member moved to
Austria and began a branch of the Schaubergers which specialized in
caring for forest and wildlife. Breathing the scent of sun-warmed
pines, generations of Schaubergers then lived their family motto of
fidus in silvis silentibus— faithful to the silent forests.
Viktor's father was master woodsman in Holzschlag at Lake
Plockenstein, and Viktor absorbed accumulated wisdom of generations
of forest wardens. His mother also taught him to tune in to
nature—to listen to its singing in a mountain stream as well as its
whispering through the treetops, and to learn its cycles and
The family's closeness to their environment was not only on a
spiritual or poetic level; it was based on practical observations.
For example, Viktor's elder relatives respected a certain vigor
which they found in cool unpolluted water. So, instead of irrigating
meadows in warm sunlight when the water was sluggish, they spent
moonlit nights lifting gates on their irrigation canals so that the
liveliest [most life-giving] water would flow onto their land. It
grew noticeably more grain and grasses than did the neighboring
From childhood Viktor aspired to be a forest warden like his father,
grandfather and a line of great-grandfathers. As a boy he explored
nearby woods and then roamed farther. He came to know the rumbling
rivers and the musical streams which feed them, just as other young
people know streets and hallways and sounds of their childhood.
However, he noticed that natural waterways rarely flowed in straight
corridors. Instead, a river undulates through the landscape,
swerving to one side and then to the other. Within the larger
meandering caused by Earth's turning, water coils around a twisting
central axis as it sweeps downstream. Keeping in mind this
inward-spiraling motion, Schauberger later developed the basis for a
technology in tune with nature.
When Viktor reached university age, his father wanted him to train
as an arboriculturist. The young man resisted the pressure to limit
his outlook to the academic viewpoint. He quit university, but later
did graduate from forest school with state certification as a forest
warden, and then apprenticed under an older warden.
Throughout his life he continued to learn, from books
and wise observers as well as directly from nature.
Schauberger had the opportunity—rare in this century—of living for
years in a vast unspoiled forest. After the First World War ended,
Prince Adolf von Schaumburg-Lippe hired him to guard 21,000
hectares [51,870 acres] of mostly virgin forest in a remote
district. As he patiently observed rhythms of life in this huge
watershed, Schauberger saw phenomena which may be impossible to find
One terrifying example, which in the end impressed
him with the self-regulation of nature, was a landlocked lake which
rejuvenated itself before his eyes. One warm day he was about to
strip and swim in the isolated lake, when it roared with sudden
movement. Whorls appeared on the surface and half-submerged logs
started to move. The debris circled, faster and faster while a
massive whirlpool formed in the middle of the lake. Then the huge
logs sucked into the center upended and disappeared into the
After the waters stilled momentarily, a gigantic
waterspout startled Schauberger even more. Turning as it rose, the
spout reached as high as a house then settled back, and the waters
began to rise on the shore. The young gamekeeper ran; he had seen
enough. But the incident added to the mystery of this substance
which fascinated him—water. Schauberger was well-placed for
developing his unique understanding of water; his workplace was big
enough for interconnected life processes to mesh without hindrance
Life forms interacted in balance; it was still an unbroken
web of life.
Six foot tall Viktor at that time of his life was said to be a
picture of contentment—muscular good health from hiking the high
country, and alert intelligence described in his facial
features—farseeing eyes, the slight curve of his nose reminiscent of
an eagle's beak, and the determined but good-humored set to his
He wrote that this was a happy time, while he watched
the larger animals migrate with the seasons and observed salmon and
trout in cold mountain streams. Countless hours of studying the fish
in motion gave him insights which later led to one of his
inventions, called the trout turbine. Picture him at rest on a
summer after-noon, his long frame stretched on a grassy riverbank.
Sunlight filters through a canopy of leafy branches overhanging the
Deep in this pristine mountain setting, the
combination of his sharply observant eyes and his intuition was
synthesizing new knowledge.
LEARNING FROM THE SOURCE
He learned that water swirling over rocks in a tree-shaded natural
setting carries a vitality which is real as an electric current
carried by wires. And minerals carried along on that vitalized
inward-curling water enrich the trees whose rootlets seek the mud.
Trees and water, water and trees. Each needs to have the other
growing in a natural state.
The young forest warden once hiked up a mountain with some hunters,
old men who were familiar with the area. High on the mountain they
found a heap of rocks which had been part of a stone hut which had
arched over a mountain spring for as long as anyone could remember.
Hikers traditionally would duck into the cool interior of the hut
and ladle a drink of refreshing water. Now, however, someone had
dismantled the hut and exposed the spring to sunlight. To the
surprise of the old hunters who came there seasonally, the now
exposed water shrank back into the earth; the spring dried up for
the first time, and it stayed dry. After months and much
head-scratching, they decided to rebuild the stone hut. Eventually
the spring returned and continued to flow, season after season.
Incidents such as this taught Schauberger that water needs to be
cool— about 4°C [Celsius]—even as it bubbles out of the ground.
Without a shaded exit, he found, water will not "grow" to a great
height underground and emerge as the mountaintop spring. As well as
temperature, time spent maturing in underground rocks provides
minerals which help make water sparkle with energy.
Schauberger noticed beautiful vegetation growing around natural
springs —an indication of "mature" mineralized energetically-charged
water. These concepts, of water having qualities such as strength
and maturity, were not found in any textbooks or lecture notes. The
brash forester later told hydrologists to abandon their microscopes
and testing laboratories, and instead study water holistically in
its environment. He found natural watercourses to be alive with
inherent intelligence, and not to be mere movements of a chemical
Another mystery which fascinated him was the sight of large trout
and salmon lying nearly motionless in a stream while facing into a
swift current. When the forester moved and startled the fish, they
darted upstream headlong into the rushing current. Why didn't they
go with the obvious flow and escape downstream? Was there some
invisible channel of energy running opposite to the current?
He decided to experiment on a sizable stream with rapids where a
large trout often lay. Schauberger sent his woodsmen 500 meters
upstream to build a bonfire. He instructed them to heat about a
hundred liters of water and pour it in the stream on signal. This
infusion of warm in water made no noticeable difference in the
overall temperature of the stream. But the position of the large
trout downstream immediately weakened, and de-spite thrashing its
tail and fins, it was swept downstream. Schauberger was then sure of
the connection between water temperature and some unknown flow of
energy in the water.
This reinforced his belief that the sheltering tangle of willow
branches overhanging a river is crucial; without cooling shade,
excess warming would cause the water to lose an electrical-type
One moonlit night brought both danger and a magical sight. He was
sit-ting beside a waterfall waiting to catch a notorious fish
poacher. To pass the time he watched trout swim in the crystal-clear
pond below. Suddenly a much larger trout arrived and dominated the
scene with a twisting under-water dance. It headed under the main
fall of water, and soon reappeared for an instant, spinning
vertically under a glittering cone-shaped stream of water. To
Viktor's amazement, the lone fish then stopped spinning and instead
floated upward to a higher ledge of the waterfall. There it fell
into the rush water and disappeared again with a swish of its tail.
The dangerous poacher was forgotten, after the spectacle of a
silvery fish floating up the moonlit waterfall. Schauberger filled
his pipe and slowly, thoughtfully, walked home. Again, it seemed the
wild stream must generate some type of energy.
Years later, Schauberger would devise an experiment
which clearly demonstrated an electric charge present in moving
COULDN'T BELIEVE HIS EYES
Another clear night, in late winter, he again rubbed his sharply
observant eyes in disbelief. Exploring a rushing stream in bright
moonlight, he stood on the bank looking down into a deep pool. The
water was so clear that he could see the bottom, several meters
below the surface. Large stones on the bottom were jostling about.
Even more amazing, an egg-shaped stone about the size
of a human head started circling in the same way as a trout does
before jumping a waterfall. Suddenly the rock broke the surface of
the pond, and slowly a circle of ice formed around the floating
stone. Was this a cold-generating instead of a heat-generating
process? Then one by one nearly all the egg-shaped stones circled up
and appeared on the surface. Stones of other shapes remained
unmoving on the bottom.
What metals did the dancing stones contain? Why the egg shape? What
force develops in this pristine water? What is motion, anyway?
Schauberger had a lot of solitude for mulling these questions, and
eventually he developed a theory about different types of motion. He
saw that water needed freedom to move in a vortexian motion (three
He saw the spiraling shape in the growth of vines, ferns, snail
shells, whirlpools, galaxies and countless other formations. The
hyperbolic spiral was everywhere, as if acting out some underlying
universal motion. In uncaged rivers, the spiral was seen in the
horizontal tightening twists of the layered current. He became
certain that the contracting vortex created a very real energy in
the water as it flowed.
Schauberger learned how colder, denser, stronger water in streams
carried heavy natural debris without silting, and how undisturbed
rivers man-aged seasonal torrents without seriously eroding their
Schauberger proved to be a skilled engineer who turned his insights
into practical devices. But even his first invention was
PRINCE NEEDED CASH
While Schauberger was studying nature's habits, outside the forest
others were more entranced by worldly ways. The aging prince who
owned the wilderness had a young wife who liked to gamble, so he
needed quick cash to pay his wife's debts. The prince eyed his
remote forests and saw lumber which could be sold. The prince's
predicament placed a challenge before his forester—could Schauberger
make a miles-long wooden water-slide which would carry logs from the
high mountain slopes down to the valley?
Experts said it was impossible—heavy logs would scrape to a halt on
the wooden slide. Or if they somehow gathered speed, they would
smash the sides of a flume. However, from his father and from
observing wild rivers, Schauberger knew how to bolster the strength
of water just as nature does, so that even heavy beech-wood would
ride high on the shallow stream. He hired men to build a strange
structure which curved and twisted down the steep mountain. At
points along the route, his design included valves for inlets and
outlets which poured in cold water from other streams and released
sun-warmed water from the chute.
The day before the deadline, a log started down the new chute for a
test run, then it stalled and stuck in place. The workmen snickered,
they had no faith in this zigzagging construction.
Schauberger sent them home so that he could think. While sitting on
a rock looking down at his log-sorting dams, he felt a snake under
his leather trousers. After he jumped up and threw it away, it
landed in the dam. Observing it through binoculars, he wondered how
a snake can swim so quickly without fins. As if in answer to his
problem of transporting logs, the snake twisted in both vertical and
"Understand Nature, then copy Nature," was
From the sawmill he ordered lengths of wood, and his
workers hammered all night, nailing short timbers within the curves
of the flume to add the up-down snakelike motion to the water.
When the Prince and Princess and other dignitaries arrived for the
demonstration the next day, there had been no time for a test run.
None of the men believed the flimsy-appearing structure could carry
even one of the massive logs without disaster. But it did work. The
cold water floated heavy logs and the shape of the chute spiraled
the water, which swept the logs always toward the centre of the
current and away from the sides of the wooden flume.
movement was a success.
In gratitude the Prince appointed Schauberger as head warden of all
his hunting and forest districts. Then Schauberger was awarded a
further honor—the position of State Consultant for Timber Flotation
Installations. Not everyone was pleased, however. Experts with
academics degrees resented the fact that a non-academic had landed
such a high-salaried position, and the fact that they had to consult
Finally the pay-scale furore reached high levels,
and the federal minister who hired Schauberger had to cut his salary
in half. Schauberger was welcome to stay on the job, though, and the
minister offered to make up the missing half of his wages out of the
minister's "black funds." Schauberger would have nothing to do with
such sleazy practices, however, and he immediately resigned.
He was then hired by a private building contractor to construct log
flumes in various European countries until 1934, when Schauberger
again criticized an employer's manipulations.
Why would a natural philosopher like Schauberger get involved in log
The answer is complex. Earlier as a forester, it
was his job to plan how to move wind-felled timber from high slopes
down to valleys where people could use it for firewood and building. Schauberger opposed what he saw as exploitation of horses; he
objected to the practice of forcing draft animals to burst their
sinews pulling heavy logs down mountainsides. Also, his biographer
Olaf Alexandersson writes, Schauberger naively tried to
restrict tree-cutting by reducing transport costs—the companies
would not need to cut as many trees in order to make the same amount
At the same time as he was flume-building, he gave speeches and
wrote articles about the result of clearing a forest area
totally—loss of healthy water downstream and, eventually, drought.
"Every economic death of a people is always
preceded by the death of its forests," he warned.
Forests were not as checkered with clear-cuts at that
time, and local sawmills were not all bought up by large companies
which were to become voracious in their appetite for timber.
However, Schauberger was alarmed at what he saw forthcoming:
"Reckless deforestation results in the drying out
of mountain sources, dying of whole forests, uncontrollable
moun-tain streams, silting of water and the sinking of
subterranean water stores near where human interference took
"Water follows the same laws as the blood in our bodies and the
sap in plants; it has analogically the right of being treated as
the blood of earth."
He sharply criticized hydrologists—the experts on
water—and said that they had only their own careers in mind and had
failed radically to understand what was happening in watercourses.
"They did nothing, except reinforce... quite haphazardly, some
banks of rivers and brooks, but managed to forget everything about
the water itself as if it had no concern."
OFFICIAL EXPERTS JEER
Hydrologists scorned Schauberger's non-academic warnings. He had
learned that river water is made up of layers of different densities
and the lamination has a purpose in generating a charge in healthy
water. Water is not merely a chemical compound, he insisted; it
should not be recklessly chopped up in hydro-electric turbines, much
less injected with chlorine or unnecessarily exposed to heating.
The experts hooted when he pointed out that in a person, a
temperature change of only a tenth of a degree Celsius could mean
sickness or health.
Was he comparing a planet with a person? Did he
think Earth was a living organism with biologically-active
They ignored the heretical concepts.
Schauberger offered to organize a job creation project to rebuild
water-courses. If artificially-channeled rivers were to be uncaged
and restored to their meanders and oxbows sheltered by vegetation,
would the rivers again keep their own channels clean and stop their
own wild flooding? Schauberger was never given the chance to find
He was realistic enough to look for a
more feasible way of rebuilding, and in 1929 he patented a system of
braking barriers to be inserted along a troublesome watercourse. The
barriers would redirect the axis of flow toward the middle of a
stream, reducing the amount of soil carried away from the banks.
Another complex Schauberger patent offered to both control the
action of outlet water from holding dams and to strengthen the dams
by including factors of temperature and motion.
Was anyone from academia listening?
One renowned hydrologist
eventually was; he started out by denigrating Schauberger and ended
up following him around in the woods and even into a chilly river.
Professor Forcheimer literally waded into Schauberger's teachings
about the laws governing water's behavior, and the professor decided
that the self-educated man actually based theories on facts. Unlike
colleagues who were in the middle of academic careers, Forcheimer
would not lose financially by championing a heretic; the professor
was in his seventies and, as it turned out, near the end of his
Regardless of his bitter battles with the scientific community,
Schauberger believed in the scientific method. He experimented on
liquids and gases in a small laboratory he set up. His aim however,
was to develop a science which actually worked [on principles
opposite to the orthodox viewpoint].
"Humanity has committed a great crime by ignoring
the use of cycloidal motion of water," he said. "For example, the
current water-pumping devices were not only uneconomical," he
said, "they cause water to degenerate by depriving it of its
Attempts to explain connections between cycloidal
motion and levitation to a scientist are useless, Schauberger said
Nor are world leaders any help,
"because they lean on the ignorance of the
masses, including the scientists, as well as... current physical
laws, to safeguard their vested interests and positions."
Conventional energy conversion—burning of fossil
fuels or atom-splitting—turns order into chaos. Schauberger
proposed processes which would add order and energy to substances
such as water, instead of destroying it, while generating useful
POWER FROM THE UNKNOWN
Schauberger believed that an invisible field structure permeated
everything and was necessary for life, but he observed that
technologies could propel the unknown field structure into either
motions harmful to bio-systems or helpful to bio-systems. In other
words, he held technical planners responsible for the life or death
of biological systems.
How did he prove his ideas?
Not one to stay at the vapor-ware [designed but not yet produced]
level of ideas, Schauberger picked up his tools and built hardware.
From water-courses to agricultural implements, his constructions
attracted praise from users. Then he turned to extracting electrical
energy directly from the flow of water and air.
"They contain all the power we need."
Hitler had heard of the Living Water Man through an
industrialist. After Germany took over Austria in 1938, word came to Schauberger that he would be hired to plan log flotation structures
in Bavaria, Bohemia and North Austria, and that furthermore he could
use a professor's laboratory in Nuremburg for his research.
Viktor Schauberger sent for his son Walter (born July 26,
1914). Walter had studied physics in university and found that some
of his father's concepts were foreign to the way he had been taught
Walter's skepticism crumbled during the experiments they conducted.
Walter contributed useful techniques himself, and the duo were soon
extracting 50,000 volts from fine jets of water at low pressures. A
physicist from a nearby technical college came; his first action was
to search for hidden wires. When he could find none, he lost his
temper and asked Walter where he had hidden the electrical leads.
Eventually he had to admit that there was no trick involved; the
experiment was valid. However, he could not explain such a high
charge from water.
The Second World War interrupted their experiments, and Walter [was]
drafted. Viktor was ordered to undergo a physical examination
supposedly related to his forthcoming pension.
"it looked like an engineering and architectural
association was behind this demand for a check-up."
Viktor Schauberger unsuspectingly showed up, but was
whisked away to another clinic. He was told it was for a special
exam, but to his horror he found himself being questioned in a
psychiatric clinic. He forced himself to answer the questions in a
peaceful non-abrasive way; if he displayed anger he might be locked
up. Two doctors tested him and found him perfectly sane as well as
They never found out who had arranged to get him into
the mental hospital.
"BUILD MACHINES, OR DIE"
He himself was drafted in 1943, despite his age. After a brief stint
as commander of a parachute group in Italy, he was ordered by
Himmler [Hitler's chief lieutenant] to the Mauthausen concentration
camp. Himmler's greeting, passed on by the camp's military leader,
gave him a choice—death by hanging, or develop machines which used
the energy he had discovered. He was told to lead a scientific team
of the best engineers and stress-analysts from among the prisoners.
The work was based on Schauberger's discovery of how to develop a
low-pressure zone at the atomic level. This had happened in seconds
when his laboratory device whirled air or water "radially and
axially" at a falling temperature. He referred to the resulting
force as diamagnetic levitation power. He emphasized that nature
uses indirect—what Schauberger called reactionary—suction force.
He insisted that the technical team from the concentration camp be
treated as free men would. After their research headquarters was
bombed, they were transferred to Leonstein and started a flying disc
project to be powered with his trout-inspired turbine which rotated
air into a twisting type of oscillation resulting in a buildup of
immense power causing levitation. A small model which crashed
against the ceiling glowed blue-green at first as it rose, then
trailed a silvery glow.
According to researcher Norbert Harthun, his devices were no
more than laboratory models by the end of the War. However, the
American military officers who showed up a few days after the model
hit the ceiling seemed to know what he was doing. They seized
everything. He was interrogated by a high-ranking officer, and put
in "protective custody" for six months. The officers also heavily
questioned his helpers. Russian members of the team later returned
to the Soviet Union.
Alexandersson's book quotes a letter from Schauberger saying he was
confined by the occupying forces for nearly a year because of his
knowledge of atomic energy (even though his research was directed
toward implosion—which was labeled fusion—rather than toward the
destructive fission approach to the atom).
A few tantalizing bits of lore about Hitler's "flying saucers" rose
into public awareness years later. The July 27, 1956 Munich
publication Da Neue Zeitalter said that,
".. . Viktor Schauberger was the inventor and
discoverer of this new motive power—implosion, which, with the
use of only air and water, generated light, heat and motion."
The first unmanned flying disc was tested February
19, 1945 near Prague, the German periodical claimed; the disc could
hover motionless in the air and could fly as fast backwards as
"This 'flying disc' had a diameter of 50 meters."
Viktor wrote to a friend in 1958 that the craft
test-flown near Prague was built according to the model he made at
the concentration camp, and it rose to 15,000 meters in three
minutes. It then flew horizontally at 2,200 kilometers per hour.
"It was only after the war that I came to hear,
through one of the workers under my direction, a Czech, that
further intensive development was in progress; however, there
was no answer to my enquiry."
There is no doubt Viktor Schauberger knew
build an implosion device which levitated. His problem was how to
brake it. Test models generated so much energy that an entire engine
lifted itself off the floor, levitated in the high-ceilinged test
hall, and crashed against the ceiling.
At the end of the Second World War, American and Russian military
confiscated his models, diagrams and even the materials he used.
Reportedly the Russians even burned his apartment in case they had
missed any technological secrets hidden there. Did anyone carry on
the levitation-craft work after Schauberger's wartime research team
was split up? The answer may be buried in some country's classified
After the Far East Treaty was signed, Schauberger took up his
research again. He had lost his financial assets in the war, but he
stubbornly persisted from his home at Linz, and took out patents.
Despite having no money, he thought he could help the world by
turning his inventive genius and his insights toward agriculture.
Bitter about the effects of both the chemical industry and
deforestation upon agriculture, he stated,
"The farmers work
hand-in-hand with our foresters. The blood of the earth continuously
weakens, and the productivity of the soil decreases."
When forests can no longer nurture water sources which supply
vitality, then farmland downstream cannot build up a voltage in the
ground which is necessary for keeping parasitic bacteria in balance,
he observed. Noticing that soil dried out after being ploughed with
iron ploughs, he built copper-plated ploughs. The ploughs
successfully increased crops, but the greed of special-interest
groups stopped the venture.
Schauberger continued to come up with innovations to help grow
healthy crops, until all his work was halted in 1958. Walter and
Viktor were in the United States from June 26 through September 20,
1958, living together day and night, and Walter emerged from the
experience with a new appreciation of Viktor's knowledge.
But their joint attempt to get his implosion
generator funded and developed was derailed.
PROMISES PROM THE USA
Little is known publicly about their trip to America except a few
key aspects. In the winter of 1958 two men, which European
researchers refer to as "American agents," visited Viktor and
convinced him to go to America for what they promised would be only
three months. He was led to believe that the purpose would be to
finally convert his knowledge into the manufacturing of beneficial
It turned out to be an ordeal which the father and son had not
expected. They were flown to a sweltering hot climate—Texas in
summer— which stressed Viktor's health. He was now nearly 73 years
old. Over the months Viktor became increasingly angry because the
men and their associates now were in no hurry to set up a facility
and develop implosion motors to generate clean power. "Now we have
plenty of time," was their reply.
At first trusting the sincerity of his hosts, Schauberger had
brought all his documents and devices to Texas, and was then asked
to write down everything he knew. He co-operated and the material
was sent to an atomic technology expert who met with the
Schaubergers for three days in September.
According to Olaf
Alexandersson, the expert from New York said,
"... The path which Mr. Schauberger in his
treatise and with his models has followed is the biotechnical
path of the future. What Schauberger proposes and asserts is
correct. In four years, all this will be confirmed."
The two Schaubergers expected to go home now; three
months had passed. But the Texas group apparently demanded that the
father and son remain in the United States of America and live in
the Arizona desert. The Schaubergers refused. After much argument,
the Americans relented and said Viktor could travel home, but first
he had to sign a contract and agree to take a course in English.
Unfortunately the contract was in English and Viktor did not know
the language. His biographers say he was pressured to sign quickly;
their flight would leave shortly and there was no time to quibble.
Viktor at that point only wanted to get out of the hellish heat and
away from these deceptive people. He signed. Walter refused to sign.
He would be on dangerous ground with immigrant authorities if he
signed such a contact, for one thing.
After Viktor gave in and signed, suddenly there was ample time
before they needed to go to the airport. Champagne corks popped and
their hosts celebrated.
One can only imagine the conversation between father and son on the
flight home. At last we can go home; get away from those thieves.
But what have we done?
Walter probably had the heartbreaking task of spelling it out to his
"Yes, it is as I told you when they were
pressuring you to sign; the contract says that now you can't
write about or even talk about your past-and-future discoveries,
and you are bound to give everything you know to that boss of
the Texas consortium. Their contract says they now have all the
rights to the 'Schauberger business' as they put it."
Was Schauberger's implosion process considered by the
American officials to be "cold fusion"?
The Austrian observer of
nature apparently did arrive at results related to modern sub-atomic
research. In the late 1980s, an independent researcher tried to get
information on the Texas incident.
Erwin Krieger's attempt to get information through
the Freedom of Information Act failed; he was told by a form letter
that the material may be related to national security.
"I DON'T EVEN OWN MYSELF"
Viktor Schauberger was at the end a despairing man. In the last few
days of his life he reportedly cried over and over, "They took
everything from me, everything. I don't even own myself!" Stripped
of hope, he died five days after they returned home.
His passion for learning nature's ways and then applying that
knowledge to life-enhancing technology, and his efforts to interest
those who could fund its development, had let him a long way from
the peaceful forest. The more recent loss was the legal right to
work on his implosion technology. But how did that compare to what
seemed like the loss of his lifetime of hard-won insights?
The world had ignored warnings—from him and
others—about what would happen if natural forests disappeared en
masse, and his planet's weather, water, soil and air deteriorated as
a result. Nature was thrown out of balance. Too much of the
life-destructive motions and not enough of the life-creative
motions? In Schauberger's despairing view, humanity was headed
towards a mental and spiritual sluggishness, easily controlled by
dictators who step in at a time of food shortages.
More than thirty-five years after Viktor Schauberger's death, there
is a surge of concern for the planet's health. The health of its
inhabitants—in the sea and on land—is in turn deteriorating.
humanity turn toward Viktor Schauberger's insights?
There are signs:
maverick scientists are developing theories such as how a subtle
energy (unknown field structure) may be drawn into use by shapes and vortexian movements.
In Europe, new books and magazines bring out
Schauberger's teachings; non-conventional scientists teach that the
opposite poles in nature (light and dark, warm and cold, pressure
and suction, male and female and so on) are necessary to create
movement. Further, these books say, without movement there is no
life, and the force created in healthy moving water is the life
Cambridge-educated John Davidson of England looks at,
"a possible similarity between magnetic alignment
of atoms in iron, and alignment of molecules of water moved in
Schauberger-advocated hyperbolic spirals ... we create effects
which were not apparent beforehand."
Across the Atlantic, nuclear physicist
suggested mathematical research into natural river meanders,
naturally occurring spirals and other geometric patterns in nature,
to find equations for tapping the diamagnetic forces which Viktor Schauberger used.
Meanwhile in Europe, Walter Schauberger snubbed Americans who tried
to communicate with him; so deep was his anger at the way his father
was treated. But Walter is reportedly doing all he can to carry on
his father's work,
at his secluded private institute. Among other
teams doing scientifically-rigorous related research are the
Scandinavian Institutes of Ecological Technique.
In New Mexico, William Baumgartner dedicated years to experimenting
on building implosion hardware such as a version of Schauberger's
"trout motor" and a water-energizing device, and he expects to have
a reliable suction turbine built by the time this is in print.
Baumgartner also lectures on Schauberger's innovations for
agriculture and water treatment, as does Callum Coates in Australia
and others in Europe and Canada.
Life-oriented technology may yet arrive in time.
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Schauberger and the Secrets of Natural Energy, Turnstone
Press Ltd., Wellington, Northamptonshire, 1982.
Baumgartiner, Williams, Energy Extraction
from the Vortex, Proceedings of the International Symposium
on New Energy, Denver 1993.
Baumgartiner, Williams, Energy Unlimited
Magazine and Causes News-letter, numerous articles on
vortexian mechanics and Schauberger technology, based on
Baumgartiner's hands-on experience, 1970s and 1980s,
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Brown, Tom, Editor, More Implosion than
Explosion, Borderland Sci-ences, Garberville CA, 1986.
Coats, Callum, "The Magic & Majesty of Water:
The Natural Eco-Technological Theories of Viktor Shaubauger,"
Nexus Magazine, Australia, June-July 1993.
Davidson, Dan A., Energy: Breakthroughs to
New Free Energy Devices. Rivas Publishing, 1990.
Davidson, John, Secret of the Creative
Frokjaer-Jensen, Borge, "Advances with Viktor
Schauberger's Implosion System," New Energy Technology, The
Planetary Association for Clean Energy, Ottawa, 1988.
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Research Organization On Non-Conventional Energy and The
Implosion Theory of Viktor Schauberger, Proceedings of the
1st International Symposium on Non-Conventional Energy
Technology, Toronto, 1981.
Harthun, Norbert, Systems in Nature: Models
for Technical Conversion of Energy—Statements by Viktor and
Walter Schauberger, Proceedings of The Second International
Symposium on Non-Conventional Energy Technology, Cadake
Industries, Atlanta, 1983.
Kelly, D.A., The Manual of Free Energy
Devices and Systems, Vol. 11., Cadake Industries, 1986.
Lindemann, Peter A., A History of Free Energy
Discoveries, Borderland Sciences, Garberville CA 1986.
Manning, Jeane, "Vortex Mechanic," Explore
More Magazine No. 6, Mt. Vernon WA, 1990.
New Energy Technology, The Planetary
Association for Clean Energy Inc., Ottawa, 1990.
Resines, Jorge, Secret of the Schauberger
Saucers: A Theoretical Analysis of Available Information on
this Rare and Suppressed Technology, Borderland Sciences,
Schauberger, Viktor, (translated by Dagmar
Sarkar), '"Unfathomable Water," Energy Unlimited Magazine,
Issue 24, Alburquerque, New Mexico.
Schauberger, Viktor, (articles translated by
W.P. Baumgartner and Albert Zock) Causes Newsletter 1988-91,
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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