by Rick Andersen
Scalar EM is the brainchild of Lt. Col.
Thomas E. Bearden, a systems
analyst and wargames specialist who has been advocating a view of
electromagnetics which is based on the notion of a vast, unseen
background of scalar energies (as opposed to vector energies) which
underlay all physical reality.
What electrical engineers work with today, claims Bearden, is a
subset of a higher-topology EM. Bearden claims that the four
"Maxwell's Equations" taught today in electrical engineering are
actually an over-simplified subset of Maxwell's original work. The
pruning was done by Oliver Heaviside in the late 19th century; Heaviside took Maxwell's original equations, written in
Hamilton's quaternions (related to what we nowadays call spinors), and
"simplified" them by lopping off the scalar part of the complex
numbers, leaving the easy-to-work-with vector part intact-- which
radio engineers loved. After all, the entire electronics industry as
we know it grew out of the telephone/radio technologies of the early
1900's. Who can argue that the "vector" approach is inadequate?
Well, Bearden says that when Heaviside threw out the scalar part of
the quaternionic EM equation, he unknowingly threw out the
possibility of unifying gravitation with electromagnetism-- which
has been a holy grail for scientists since Einstein himself wrestled
with the problem. That's because the scalar part of the quaternion,
according to Bearden, was the part that captured or modeled the
"stress on the aether"-- which leads to curving/warping spacetime a
la Einstein. Tom Bearden says we CAN unify gravity with
convert back and forth between them, if we understand how vectors
and scalars relate to one another and what the ramifications are.
Vector fields can evidently be assembled by properly interfering
scalar potentials (predicted in 1903-4 by mathematician E.T.
Whittaker and probably engineered by the Soviets).
Conversely, scalar fields can be created by destructively
interfering vector fields, in a nonlinear medium. Varying the vector
components rhythmically produces what Bearden calls "scalar waves".
These ripples in spacetime are believed to induce a wavelike stress
in the "aether"; this in turn leads to engineering the structure of
pure space and/or mass in a localized area -- in other words,
implementing General Relativity (spacetime curvature) on the lab
Tom Bearden has gone on record, in several of his books published in
the 1980's, to proclaim that the former Soviet Union had created a
fantastic arsenal of mind-bending weaponry based on this scalar
technology, which they called "energetics" and which Bearden claims
was developed from certain discarded ideas originated by
Nikola Tesla. Now that the Cold War is apparently over,
we're not sure how Bearden views his previous assertions, but we
note that he has turned his attention away from Soviet scalar
weapons and toward the production of "free energy"
from the vacuum
of space, using the principles of optical phase conjugation, but in
a more generalized mode.
Here is the
If Bearden is correct in his
Scalar EM theory, then we can build devices which would enable us to
alter gravity, time, inertia, and the apparent mass of an
object. This of course has ENORMOUS implications for military
applications, space-vehicle drives, time-travel, teleportation,
paranormal phenomena, and just about every other area one can
The Big Question is, Will the 21st century see the acceptance,
development, and implementation of Bearden's ideas (in plain
public view, mind you), or will Scalar EM be found to have been
just another dead end?.... Do certain world governments have
these devices NOW?... Bearden says at least "three other
nations, not hostile to the U.S.," now possess Scalar