Radiant Energy was not thermionic emission, as others have tried to rationalize the phenomenon. Thermionic electrons do not pass through glass envelopes of the thickness Tesla employed. Here was a distinct phenomenon, one which did not in fact manifest with other than impulse applications. Tesla alternately called these pure aetheric expulsions “radiant matter” and “radiant energy”. Neutral in charge and infinitesimal in both mass and cross-section, Radiant Energy was unlike any light seen since his work was concluded. If asked whether Radiant Energy can be compared with any existing physical item today, one would have to decline. We cannot draw parallels between Radiant Energy and the light energies with which science has long been preoccupied. But if light-like at all, Radiant Energy is possessed of qualities unlike any light which we have learned to generate. And this is precisely the problem. Tesla Technology is Impulse Technology. Without the disruptive, unidirectional IMPULSE, there are no Radiant Energy effects. Generating this Radiant Energy requires special energetic applications, applications of succinct and brief impulses. These impulses must be generated through the explosive agency of a disruptive discharge just as Tesla prescribed.
The problem Tesla faced in obtaining purified Radiant Energy currents was found to be the very conductive media which he was forced to use as conductors. Materials appropriate to the release of contaminant-free emanations could no longer be the familiar copper or even silver. Conductors now were necessarily the very light metals. For this purpose, Tesla relied on metals such as magnesium, aluminum, and even beryllium. With these metals as conductors, electrodes, targets, and windows, Tesla produced a series of long vacuum tubes. Made specifically for beaming aetheric streams, each of these beamray tubes employed a single concave electrode in one end. In many cases there was a thin metallic window, usually aluminum or beryllium, at the opposite end. The large and heavy-walled glass tube was encased in a lead shield to protect the operator from inadvertent dangerous emissions. When activated by the disrupter, an intensely focussed aetheric stream was projected from the free end. This beam took the form of a tight thready ray. Tesla had initial difficult)’ insulating the applications end of this beamray tube. Preventing the wild arcing of supply line energy was problematic, premature aether discharges often darting around the tube rather than flowing through it. This problem was solved by enclosing the tube with a second glass jacket, and pumping mineral oil through the outer sleeve.
The pressure within these bulbs became anomalous and high. Despite the hard vacuum which Tesla had first provided, these bulbs often exploded. In certain modern reproductions of these experiments, conducted by the renown Eric Dollard, vacuum bulbs so activated actually ruptured in tiny holes, and vet continued to produce their “vacuum” discharges! Mr. Dollard and the witnesses of these experiments reported hearing a hissing issuance which emerged from the glass rupture holes. Once the activating energy was removed, the globes simply imploded. Here is evidence of a radiant material emission, whose powerful streams exert great pressure.
Tesla found that these globe-expelled streams manifested strange effects beyond the glass containers. He was able to charge capacitors to dangerous charge levels at great distances by focussing the light from these globes. Their light was electrified! In bombardments, aether did more than eject quanta. In this special light, Tesla saw that aether streams were manufacturing electrons and other detritus. This provoked his study of quanta, particles which he considered tightly constricted streams of aether. Deformed by material passage into ultramicroscopic foci, Tesla believed that particles could be “undone” by appropriate means. This would release the aetheric contents, an insignificant amount of energy per particle. The stability of participate matter depended only upon the fixed movements of aether particles in their constricted radii. Participate charges, charge carriers themselves, demonstrated a remarkable consistency in either projecting or absorbing aether streams. In this phenomenon, Tesla perceived an ultimate aether energy source. In his later years, he would seek means to release a purified aetheric energy.
Tesla experimented with ruby, zirconia, diamond, sapphire, carborundum, each producing a brilliant light until disintegration. He simply could not find a refractoiy material which could withstand the passage of this radiant flux without vaporizing. The lamps which Tesla finally succeeded in developing, carbon button vacuum globes, did not require an “amperage”. These lamps gave off intensely brilliant light approaching the intensity and quality of true sunshine. The reason for his reliance on carbon was truly intriguing. Used in latter stages of his Transformers, metals could become deadly producers of electron dartlets.Aetheric bombardments manufactured electrons in copper terminals. These contaminated the otherwise smooth and harmless aether streams. Tesla sought a material whose response to aether bombardment would not result in the introduction of electrons or any other free ionic charge. Carbon performed well in permitting a smooth and unhindered flow of aether, one which remained essentially unchanged. In fact, it was with his carbon button lamps that Tesla made some of the greatest strides in aether technology (see figure).
The streams proceeding from within these lamps could be so adjusted, by means of an adjusted rapidity in the impulse rate, so as to appear rainbow colored, flame-like, brush-like, or intensely white. These descriptions are not to be taken as the common varieties of brush or flame discharges. Indeed, ordinary electrical flame discharges require DC or low frequency alternations. True Tesla flame-like discharges require highest impulse rates. Experiments have successfully duplicated these effects, the result of work accomplished nearly a decade ago by Eric Dollard. The Simmering streams are like no other electrical discharge ever produced by familiar means. When properly adjusted, these discharges closely approximate the true appearance of the aurora borea-lis. Their colorations change unpredictably from second to second, a phenomenon not observed with ordinary electrical discharges. But at special impulse rates, these white discharges disappear, and a “dark light” emanation is powerfully produced: a “very special radiation”. It is neutral, penetrating, and not of a species identified with Ultraviolet, X-Ray, or Gamma Ray, or neutron streams.
- PROLOGUE — Symbols and Models
- CHAPTER 2