The station would therefore operate in a fixed “pumping cycle”, drawing eether down into the ground in strong pulsations. Space eether flowed into the ground in a smooth flood. When his impulse transmitters accelerated the downward eether flow, large pulsations flooded the ground. On the surface, this appeared as growing power pulsations. The pulsations actually passed downward into and through the ground as body waves. These travelled with superluminal velocity within the subterranean depths. /Ether impelled as pulsations of this kind did not cease moving. Indeed, a flow had been established which, once induced, would not stop moving.

The impulse synchronization was the key to receiving and securing the natural eether flow. That impulse rate had to be exact and had to match the incoming pulsations. After this low-resistance condition had been established for the incoming pulsations, voltage was the key toward drawing in the space EE’ther. Tesla calculated that a value of 100,000,000 Volts would be necessary to stimulate a sufficient influx. Superhigh eether pressures would therefore be applied into the ground, pulling on the elevated terminal. This powerful de-pressurizing pull on the normal incoming eether flow above the station would draw eether in from the entire overlying space. /Ether streams would gradually bend into the elevated terminal. The system would accommodate the normal space process by offering a non-resistant path for each incoming pulse. The selected pulse range was designed to appropriate the natural influx. A synchronized eetheric pulse train was to be “driven”, by an application of station energy, into the ground. This pulse train would be provided at the rate of 150,000 pulses per second, impulses each being followed by a specific relaxation period.

The pulsation range which Tesla chose was one permitting maximum energy absorption for an attainable large size. The transmitter would be built to produce 150,000 eether pulsations per second, each impulse lasting for approximately (.0062 milliseconds). Calculations showed Tesla that this assembly volume would indeed bring in enough energy to demonstrate industrial potential. Besides proving that eether energy could literally drive the station, providing an eternal flow of power into the earth under controlled conditions, Tesla planned to show the distant reception of eether energy from his station. Receivers would be established at various long distances from the site, each being a model home or industrial plant. Tesla would prove to his antagonists, who incidentally were providing him with funds for the experiment, that eether power would replace fuel oil.

The first requirement Tesla demanded for an experimental station of this kind was elevation. He need to place his experimental station at a height feu-above any intervening natural structures. The second requirement was isolation. He needed absolute separation from cities and towns, indeed from all human life. This latter feature was a precaution against possible “accidents”. Tesla inferred that an uncontrollable process could develop during the experiment which he planning to undertake. Tesla was initially frightened that such a vast increase in local eether flux might have dire consequences if strict control features could not be found. His concern reached extreme levels, when calculations showed him the possible results of his intended “experiment”. The highly focussed aether streams which he was intending on drawing down would also bring increased bombardments of the local geology, and subsequent phenomenal effects which might get beyond his control. What effects? Tesla fully anticipated that the artificially intensified aetheric flow might cause disturbances in the ground, bombardments whose released heat and electrical discharges might trigger rock shearing. Should he lose control of the aetheric influx, through inadvertent inability to moderate its unpredictable growth factor, the atmosphere might begin to “burn”.

What Tesla meant by this had nothing to do with chemical burning. He meant that the aetheric bombardment would begin a process of elemental dissolution, where atmospheric gases would be quickly converted into aether and other by-products. In such a nightmarish scenario, the atmosphere would be driven into the growing aether column, a mounting avalanche without control. He feared that, should such a sudden surge remove control from his hands, the station would, be destroyed. But this would not stop the cascading astheric column, which would self-intensify itself to world-devastating potentials. He often published these intimations, mentioning the possibility that such a sudden flux could “split the earth in half”. It was toward averting these fearful scenarios that he now applied his mind’s best efforts. He declared that the experiment would not be undertaken should no natural control process appear.

Tesla realized that the flow of eether through his Transmitter would meet with a gradually increasing degree of resistance, when electrons began forming along the otherwise smooth path. This would soon choke the aether flow, causing an avalanche of electron manufacture. If not adequately handled, the growing electron flux would moderate and quench the reaction. While limiting the efficiency of his “aether engine”, other dangers could ensue. The ultimate result of this electron manufacture process would be a dangerous electrostatic condition which could kill. Once this process began, a charge-forming avalanche was inevitable. The accumulation of these charges could destroy the Transmitter itself. Should a means not be engineered to eliminate them from the area, the electron manufacture process would multiply itself quite rapidly and unpredictably. With unpredictably increased eether flow, the formation of dangerous blue-white electric sparks would begin discharging from the terminals and all parts of the Transmitter.

Thus, before he undertook the large-scale experiment, he had already glimpsed his “control factor”. He had already found the very means for “moderating” the reaction. It was electricity itself! Electricity, the retarding factor in his every experiment with pure aetheric energy, would provide the moderating influence. The “moderator” which Tesla so desperately sought, the blessing and the curse, was electrical charge itself. How ironic that the very substance which he had so successfully eliminated in his circuitry, now returned as an agent of moderation to prevent a world catastrophe!

The problem demanded that a special automatic leakage system be established to rid the system of electrons as quickly as they appeared. It was during the “rest period”, one which followed each impulse, that the apparatus could discharge its excess electrons into the environment. In this way, a continuous absorption of aether, and elimination of electrons, could be sequentially arranged. In effect, the apparatus was a 2-stroke engine. ./Ether came in, electrons went out. Tesla did not wish to harvest and use the electrons. Eliminated to the environment in successive pulses, these most certainly produced a dis tinct species of slow subluminal waves in the ground. Balanced and flowing in aether, the only problem central to the continuous operation of an industrial sized plant would be the safe discharge of excess electrons. He needed some kind of “automatic valve” which could leak the electrons away as quickly as they appeared. The elevated terminal would necessarily now be given a double function. Its large absorption area would appropriate the incoming aether pulses, but a second geometry would work to leak away excess electrons to the air.