Was Nikola Tesla a Mystic?

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. To understand the true nature of the universe, one must think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

Nikola Tesla

teslaphotoI can remember learning about Thomas Edison when I was in grade school.  At that time, he was heralded as the greatest inventor that ever lived. Now as an adult, I can’t say I still believe that. Croatian-born Nikola Tesla’s accomplishments dwarf even those of Edison.

In 1943, the Supreme Court granted full rights to Tesla for the invention of the radio.  Sadly, it was too late for he died earlier that same year and never received the recognition he so deserved.  He also built the first working alternating current generator.  As a result of his genius, we are today able to take advantage of all the modern conveniences of A.C. (alternating current) electric power, and many others.

Tesla also invented how light can be distributed.  What many don’t realize is that it was Tesla who first used fluorescent bulbs in his lab.  Other inventions include:



*Remote Control

*First Hydroelectric Power Plant

*The Electric Motor

*Wireless Communications

*Laser Technology

*Wireless Free Energy

Yes, that’s right….FREE energy.  At the 1893 World fair in Chicago, Tesla showed how it is possible to wirelessly transmit electricity over long distances.  He claimed that he had discovered a limitless source of energy that could be transmitted without the use of wires.  He built the Wardenclyffe Tower in Shoreham, Long Island, as a wireless telecommunications facility and planned to broadcast electrical power.  J.P. Morgan, his financier pulled his funding, however, when he learned he was working on transmitting free energy.  Major businesses stood to lose a lot of money and therefore did not support the idea of providing free power to people.

The US Patent Office has hundreds of patents registered to Nikola Tesla and it is also said that he is responsible for creating many, many more inventions which were never patented.   How is it possible that one man can create so much in just one lifetime (1856-1943)?

Unlike most inventors, Tesla was able to conceive of the entire invention in his mind without any need for experimentation or trial and error testing.  The ideas just came to him as flashes of insight.  When he was young, he worried that he was going crazy.  He went to see several doctors but no one could explain what was happening to him.

Only later did he come to realize that he had a gift that was the basis of all of his inventions.  Below he explains this in an article titled “Making Your Imagination Work for You”:

“During my boyhood I had suffered from a peculiar affliction due to the appearance of images, which were often accompanied by strong flashes of light…. Then I began to take mental excursions beyond the small world of my actual knowledge. Day and night, in imagination, I went on journeys—saw new places, cities, countries, and all the time I tried hard to make these imaginary things very sharp and clear in my mind.

“This I did constantly until I was 17, when my thoughts turned seriously to invention. Then, to my delight, I found I could visualize with the greatest facility. I needed no models, drawings, or experiments. I could picture them all in my head.”

These visions were so real that he sometimes had difficulty distinguishing between what was factual or imaginary. He claimed that he was able to see these visions in holographic detail to the point where he could rotate them and take them apart piece by piece.

These visions were far ahead of his time.  In 1909, for example, Tesla envisioned the modern-day smart phone.  In 2007, researchers were able to transmit power wirelessly seven feet across the room.  Tesla was able to do the same for several miles decades earlier.  To this day, several rumors abound as to how he was able to receive such clear flashes of creativity and intuition.  Some said that he was receiving information from extraterrestrial sources while others believed he was psychic.

Did Tesla receive information from extraterrestrial beings?  Truthfully, no one knows for sure.  We do know, however, that he was one of the first to experiment with electronic voice phenomena (EVP).  In fact, Thomas Edison believed that Tesla had managed to find the correct frequency to allow communication with the spirit world.

Was Tesla psychic or intuitive?  I believe he was.  We are all born with innate intuitive abilities.  Some are able to use this gift better than others.

Tesla was also said to be fascinated with numerology and was especially interested in the number three.  This is considered the number of the divine and elicits wisdom and understanding.  It is considered sacred in various religions.

Perhaps his interest in mysticism stemmed from his near-death experience.  As a young boy, he was swimming in a river and wanted to impress his friends.  His plan was to swim under water and emerge some distance away where his friends could no longer see him.  He swam until he thought he was clear of the dock but hit his head on a beam as he came up to the surface.

As a result, he swam further down but ended up hitting his head once more.  Tired and breathless, he then had an out-of-body experience in which he could see gaps between the boards and realized he could find pockets of air that way.  Luckily, he survived.

Sometime later, he contracted cholera and was bedridden and very weak for nine months.  He later wrote that this was the second time he found himself at death’s door.  Speaking of this experience, he wrote, “What I experienced during the period of that illness surpasses all belief. My sight and hearing were always extraordinary. I could clearly discern objects in the distance when others saw no trace of them. Several times in my boyhood I saved the houses of our neighbors from fire by hearing the faint crackling sounds which did not disturb their sleep, and calling for help.”  (http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/tesla/esp_tesla_16a.htm)

Tesla was a visionary far ahead of his time and as a result many of his ideas were not accepted.  He refused to be bitter and commented instead, “The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of a planter—for the future. His duty is to lay foundation of those who are to come and point the way.”

Shortly after his death in 1943, much of his intellectual papers were seized by the U.S. government.  This led to conspiracy theories which still continue to this day.  Some believe his papers contained information about extraterrestrial contact while others say they contained information on advanced weaponry.  Still others believe they contained valuable revelations about Eastern mysticism.

Whatever the case may be, one thing is for certain.  He did not deserve to die broke and alone.  His inventions advanced not only the United States but the entire world into the present day technological era.  We would not be where we are today had it not been for his genius.


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