A CLEAR NOTE
Nick Begich's exploration of the HAARP protest took him literally to
the ends of the land. In July 1995 he and Shelah took their children
to Homer, the community in a location that Alaskan's call Land's
End. While setting up camp on the beach, they were greeted with
hearty Alaskan bear hugs by one of the activists with whom Nick had
Like others from the bush country who chose
anonymity in their NO HAARP activities, he will be known by a
Joe turned out to be a sturdily built man, nearing middle age, who
obviously cares deeply about his planet. Perhaps too deeply.
Although living on a subsistence income, he had spent too much on
the NO HAARP campaign, had become exhausted, and had only recently
recuperated. His perception of being isolated had been an emotional
challenge during the previous year, as he personally dealt with the
concerns outlined in this book. Now, however, he realized the
strength that comes from connection with a network of people who
share his concerns: Joe has learned that people can make a
Reading the first draft manuscript for this book, Joe noticed that
independent scientists were expressing much of what he felt. For
example, Dr. Elizabeth Rauscher and William van Bise ended a
scientific paper by pointing out that most of the recent
technologies have stripped nature away from people.350
Rauscher and Wm. van Bise, "Fundamental Excitatory Modes of the
Earth and Earth-Ionosphere Resonant Cavity", Proceedings of the 1988
International Tesla Symposium Colorado Springs.
technologists' aim seem to be,
"to shield us from nature, to
'conquer' and control her while designing ever more dangerous
weapons systems with which to more efficiently strip all life from
the planet", they said. The two concerned scientists had added that
"we must examine why man has moved toward such insane motivation,
toward mutual destruction..."
They concluded that "we must ask
whether or not society will again decide to pursue noble
such as the Alaskan activists do what they can. Clare Zickuhr handed
over to Joe the job of co-coordinating the No HAARP campaign before
Clare and Barbara sold their house and went traveling. (His
employment had ended, through ARCO cutbacks and early retirements in
Dr. Bernard Eastlund's ideas continued to be mentioned, but not in
the media that he preferred. Reporters for small publications and
radio talk shows noted the connection between his patents and HAARP,
but unfortunately many of those reports were inaccurate in some of
the details. The accurate reports, however, raised common questions.
Will those scientists who punch the ionosphere with gigawatt pulses
be remembered as the true mad scientists of the century?
of sorcerer's apprentices is alive in those who get National Science
Foundation grants to "turn on the northern lights by heating the
ionosphere with radio waves" and stir up "magnetospheric
While the Begiches discussed these issues with fellow Alaskans,
coauthor Jeane Manning put a call through to one of the increasingly
rare generalists with a Ph.D. in science, Philip Callahan, an expert
on radio systems/electronics as well as biology.
He sums up the
situation in plain words:
"Every living human being is like a sponge
in a bowl of jelly. When the atmospheric jelly shakes - the ELF waves - then the jelly in the sponge also shakes at the same frequency."352
Callahan has sharp words for the people who are putting up HAARP,
"... talking about shooting a hole in the ionosphere. They don't
know a hill of beans about the ionosphere! There's nothing wrong
with studying Mother Nature and then copying her. But they're trying
to jam up the system, that's the problem."
Callahan knows low frequency systems; he put them up in Japan for
the U.S. defense department before he went back to school and became
an entomologist and biophysicist.
(With his multidisciplinary
interests, he learned it is possible to tune into unwanted insects
by knowing the resonant frequency of an insect's antenna. Because of
this knowledge, he has been fighting insecticide use for 35 years.
The non-poisonous alternative, on the other hand, jams the insects'
homing beacon system with electromagnetic static.)
Jeane Manning asked him if HAARP is any threat to the insects of the
world, and Callahan replied,
"Yes. It's bound to be, because their
antennas are tuned into some of the frequencies that will bounce
down from HAARP's ionospheric modification."
He was working for a government agency
when the ionospheric-modification plan heated up.
"I got a call from them; they wanted
to know what I thought it would do to insects. I said 'You'll
probably mess some of them up, because it messes up the insects
under the power lines...I've seen night time moths flying around
and feeding in the daytime when they're under power lines. I've
also seen them
under power lines feeding until they swell up and burst. So what it
boils down to is, it's like when insecticides came out - we don't
know what they do."
351 Neil M. Brice, "Method and Apparatus for Triggering a
Substantial Change in Earth
Characteristics and Measuring Earth Changes", U.S. Patent No.
352 Dr. Philip Callahan's recent books, Exploring the
Spectrum and Paramagnetism are available from Acres USA, Po box
8800, Metairie, LA. 70011, Ph. 504-889-2100.
HAARP is going ahead, however, despite the warning of possible
biological effects. Callahan adds,
"Nobody's studying it; they just
sit there and say 'there's no harm in it'. Out of sight, out of
FORBID THE CENTIMETER-WAVES!
Dr. Wolfgang Volkrodt of West Germany takes an extreme position on
this challenge facing the people of Earth.353
technology must disappear from our environment! We need a UNO
(United Nations Organization) charter which would prohibit the
entire field of electromagnetic wave technology which causes
disastrous resonance in biological systems," Volkrodt insists
calls for monitoring centers that can detect use of the prohibited
wavelengths anywhere, even those harmful wavelengths beamed from
While the authors see a total ban on microwave relay and radio
frequency technology as being unrealistic, we agree with Volkrodt
that there is widespread denial of the hazards.
Dr. Volkrodt says,
"the path seems long and arduous until our politicians realize what
is happening in the research institutes of the super powers, and
what explosive findings will confront the inhabitants of this
endangered world before the end of this century. Let us hope that
those in positions of responsibility will awake before it is too
The authors interviewed other experts whose warnings were more
low-key. For example, James Beale of Louisiana, whose career has
been in a variety of electromagnetic research venues, regrets to see
that there are not many experts on bioelectromagnetics, and fewer
still who are independent of military contracts. Furthermore, said
Beale, those experts prefer to talk among themselves instead of with
"This is where you need bridge science', which is what
is going to come about by talking on the Internet."
Bridging between specialties, and between scientists and the public,
is one of the most pressing needs uncovered by our research. It
isn't hard to do. Today's engineers can walk into a library or
across campus to the biological sciences departments and find stacks
of information about the inter-relatedness of Earth's electrical,
magnetic and biological systems.
But to what extent do they bother
to look outside their own specialty?
The life sciences such as biology look at the web of connections
between living organisms and Earth's natural systems. Sciences which
deal with what is dead or mechanical are over-represented in the
board rooms where military projects are conceived, bought and sold.
For example, one engineer commented on the educational background of
John A. Alexander, chief spokesman for the U.S. military's
"non-lethal" weapons campaign.
"He's the only person I've met who
brags about having a degree in thanatology, the study of death."
353 Raum & Zeit, Vol. 1, Nov. 2, 1989, pg. 57.
As we look back at the
messes humanity made while industrializing this world, leading-edge
thinking has evolved beyond the goal of dominion over nature.
Instead, an emerging outlook respects each form of life as having an
integrity of its own while at the same time inter-related to all
Nikola Tesla's thinking was a product of his times, and therefore
his genius was limited by a sometimes mechanistic viewpoint. Tesla
wanted his inventions to help humanity. He can be excused for not
mentioning ecology, because in his time the word had not been coined
As a trailblazing technophile, he thought it would be exciting
to manipulate weather and light up the ionosphere just as you would
charge up the contents of a fluorescent bulb. He imagined the upper
atmosphere glowing over a selected region of cities to illuminate
the earth at night. This megaproject mindset lives on, a century
What has happened to Tesla's ideas of sending vast amounts of
electrical power wirelessly?
The ideas are out of date, now that
inventors are making rapid advances in tapping the free energy in
space which Tesla prophesied could be used.
(The topic is beyond the
scope of this book, but we will mention that in 1995 John Hutchison,
mentioned in chapter one, was one of those who successfully built
such an invention - a small scale electricity generating device that
could make the central power station obsolete.)
seems that engineers are still fascinated by wireless concepts. A
paper presented to an engineering society354 talks about Tesla's
idea to use the electrically-conductive layers in the upper
atmosphere as the conductive path, and other possibilities for
We excerpt a comment from the Weather Modification
section of the paper:
"Since the potential of the electrosphere is
about 300 KV relative to the earth, and the wireless system as
proposed by Tesla was designed to operate at 30-100 MV, there is a
significant potential for electrically disturbing the atmosphere. It
is not known whether this would be beneficial or harmful."
Under the heading of Economic Viability, the paper notes,
transmitters could conceivably be phased to control the location of
antinodes from which power could be extracted,.."
(By the way, the
paper's 76 footnotes includes the Eastlund/Ramo patent 4,712,155,
"Method and Apparatus for Creating an Artificial Electron Cyclotron
Heating Region of Plasma", cited under the heading Transmission Line
Coupling. The often cited patents...)
In his autobiography, Tesla said the impulse that dominated him was
"to harness the energies of nature to the service of man." A fine
sentiment, but it can be carried too far when the Sorcerer's
Apprentices try to harness the electric rivers in the sky through HAARP.
The tones of voices talking about HAARP range from helpless anger to
calm determination. The man called Gregory whom you met in Chapter
One, on the one end, had shouted that the,
"Mad scientists are
getting even with all the crap they had to put up with as kids and
as nerdy adolescents, and they want to kill our planet!"
354 Kurt L. Van Voorhies, P.E., and James E. Smith, Ph.D., "The Promises and Prospects of
Worldwide Wireless Power Transfer: An Overview", 1991 Intersoctety Energy Conversion
Engineering Conference proceedings.
On the other hand, with a
scientist's habit of understatement Rosalie Bertell, Ph.D. said
"I am also concerned."355
She was writing a book for
the Women's Press in London, England, on a broader but related topic - militarism and the environment.
HOW DO WE TURN IT AROUND?
Dr. Bertell says women can help reverse the destructive trends.
Bertell, who holds a doctorate degree in biometry and has worked on
cancer/birth defect research for decades, documents the impact, on
the earth's environment, of war preparation. 356
"Because of the non violent tendencies of women and their
interpersonal skills already developed, it is imperative that women
take their rightful place in decision making. This is especially
true of participation in strategic "think tanks", military command
posts and areas of international law."
She further points out that resolving conflict without excessive
damage to our life-support system is not purely a women's skill, nor
do all women have it. But admitting women into the circles of power
could open the doors.
Dr. Bertell suggests guidelines for recovery from our addiction to
Here is a shortened list of her recommendations:
"Acknowledge that war is not a natural human trait but rather a
"Embrace justice and international equity as a way to peace."
"Demand environmental impact hearings on all military undertakings,
including the space programs. Unmask the self-destructive tendencies
of war making. Freeze military budgets at the current level, and
every year reduce them by 20 per cent, putting the savings into UN
currency that can only be used for human needs." (Environmental
"Learn to love and appreciate biological organisms...and the
intricacies of the web of life."
"Teach your children to make peace, to break the habits of
"See yourself as one with your planet home, 'a child of the
universe, capable of feeling a blow to any part of the life system
anywhere in the universe. The web of life is intricately
interconnected and fragile. Fracture it and we are all doomed."
355 From a June 2,1994, letter to Jeane Manning from Dr. Rosalie
Bertell, International Institute of Concern for Public Health, 830
Bathurst St., Toronto, Ont. M5R 3G1,
356 Rosalie Bertell, "Exposing
the Agenda of the Military Establishment", Sept. 1993 Ecodecision,
The authors of this book
don't expect life scientists or women to suddenly appear around the
tables in the Pentagon in significant numbers. However, our hope is
that a wider range of voices will be increasingly heard when
decisions are made about whether to violate the integrity of a huge
natural system such as Earth's ionosphere. Or whether to violate the
very consciousness of the people on this planet.
As long as the macho attitudes prevail, people with taxpayers' money
in their pockets will try to "engineer" planetary systems. As more
and more ordinary people realize that the U.S. military wants to
experiment with the earth's electrical shield, they express feelings
akin to the scientist Dr. Malcolm portrayed in the film Jurassic
Park. He said he was staggered by the lack of humility before nature - men wielding an awesome power, "like a kid that's found his dad's
Not all engineers are enthusiastic about wielding big guns, of
course. An engineer from Europe told Manning that he doesn't want to
jump to conclusions, but he pictures the emanations from the HAARP
apparatus as creating nodes in the upper atmosphere,
superimpose on one another and have a resonating and amplifying
"how can we have the slightest idea what that will
do to the planetary environment?"
The editor of Acres USA, commenting on a letter about HAARP, is
"We have had enough of scientists going off half-cocked."
Meanwhile, Dr. Robert Becker expresses his opinion that,
military establishment still believes that the survival of the
military organism is worth the sacrifice of the lives and health of
large segments of the American population."
The authors of this book are neither technophiliac nor
anti-military. However, military funded technology has been allowed
to steamroll over the planet. Isn't it time for educated citizens to
cut the allowances of the big boys and supervise them more closely?
Isn't it time for fear based thinking to be replaced by the more
grownup policy of love and consideration?
That may sound abstract and unscientific, until the skeptic has a
serious dialogue with frontier scientists such as Dr.
author of Alphabet of the Heart and co-founder of the Earth Grid
In a letter to Manning, he said,
concept to under-standing how HAARP will undermine our planet is the
principle that charge recursion - or maximum possible fractal embeddedness in spin systems - is what creates gravity in the first
Recursion is the repeating of patterns
within patterns in nature. Whether or not the reader understands his
cross disciplinary discussions - of nature's fractal symmetry,
harmonics series, platonic series at the atomic level, spin
geometry, resonance, coherence and trees as antennae - the emerging
science that Winter writes about shines a powerful light of both
hope and warning.
357 Daniel Winter and Friends, Alphabet of the Heart: Sacred Geometry, 137 Biodome Drive,
Waynesville, NC 28786. E-mail DanWinter@aol.com
There is hope for stabilizing
both Earth's crust and its atmosphere. Winter cites experiments that
seem to prove the principle that "fractality of (electromagnetic)
charge creates gravity." Such features of the magnetic grid keep an
atmosphere nestled around a planet.
On the other hand, his warnings include this:
"Mars lost her atmosphere; we're losing ours. Let's understand why
microwave coherence around long wave magnetic domains creates
microclimates, before we decide to aggravate Earth with poisonous
gigawatts of power to poke away at her atmosphere. The long-term
question of gene pool survival depends on the skill of learning to
retain atmosphere. HAARP is a very poor start at demonstrating that
our gene pool has the skill to terraform planets."
"Particularly now, with Earth's orbital pole doing radical
excursions out of tilt - with the lunar orbit destabilizing - and with
the ability to hold atmosphere and ozone weakening, particularly at
the poles, the planet is very sensitive to bouncing the atmosphere
in and out for scientists' gigawatt 'probes',"
Dan Winter concluded:
"HAARP stands to slice a huge tear in the
fractal of magnetic Alaska, Earth will feel this change in charge,
as a tearing wound that will not heal..."
The authors suggest that anyone concerned about HAARP contact a
federal legislator to protest, and insist that life sciences get
meaningful funding and decision making power. And that emerging
advanced technologies be in the hands of our wisest men and women,
not our most aggressive or those entrenched in the biggest budgets.
We hope that independent scientists will meet face to face as well
as on the Internet, regarding HAARP related topics. An international
symposium is urgently needed. Philanthropists could help with travel
and research funding for the scientists, because independent
thinkers have been blackballed out of the high salaried jobs. For
example, financially struggling consultants cannot even afford the
yearly fees now charged for accessing National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NASA) data.
Researchers who shun
the "black budget" world of military programs
need a "white budget". White-budget projects could include the
spreading of ground up volcanic rock to restore Earth's
paramagnetism.358 Dr. Callahan says that chemical agriculture and
clear cutting of forests caused the soil's paramagnetic ingredients
to change or wash into the sea.) Such constructive projects could be
carried out by ordinary people all over the world, replacing
feelings of fear with those of empowerment.
358 For study of paramagnetism as a part of the glue which holds the
atmosphere in place, see
recent books by Dr. Philip Callahan, available from Acres USA, PO
box 8800, Metairie, LA
70011-8800. Fax 504-889-2777.
In Brave New World
Revisited, Aldous Huxley said, in 1958;
"Meanwhile there is still some freedom left in the world... some of us
believe that without freedom a human being cannot become fully
human, and that freedom is therefore supremely valuable. Perhaps the
forces that now menace freedom are too strong to be resisted for
long. It is still our duty to do whatever we can to resist them."
On the road to that goal, other thinkers point toward a possible
manmade barrier. They question whether an increasingly stressful
electromagnetic environment is interfering with clear thinking on a
large scale. If so, then society's ignorance of this invisible
crazy-maker is the problem.
Humanity has the resources to change its
technologies if we have the political will to do so. Non-scientists
must educate themselves on the issues and speak up; the sciences as
a self regulating system seems to have broken down.
The breakup of
the sciences into ever-narrower specialties has made it difficult
for specialists to synthesize a wide range of facts about our planet
and come up with wisdom.