Many of these “ Cosmic Polymaths ” where so ahead of their time, that it could be said that they were “like a man who awoke too early in the darkness, while the others were all still asleep” – Sigmund Freud’s description of Leonardo Da Vinci. They were all true ‘Renaissance Men’.
Here I will steadily add content on these and other sometimes obscure but brilliant natural scientists and inventors. I will also look into alternative health protocols that I think are worth mentioning, such as Royal Raymond Rife and Bob Beck’s work in electro-medicine, ways to raise ones consciousness and bio-energy through eating an alkaline diet with enzyme rich live food and green juices and much more.
Being a keen artist and microscopist, I will be posting anything I do relating to these two fields as well. I want to concentrate on real ” backyard” science with an esoteric flavour and Da Vincian style research into the fields of ‘Natural History’ and Victorian style Steampunk inspired ‘Industrial Science, chronicling the questions that have answers and the ones that don’t!
Like Leonardo of old, a man of unquenchable curiosity, Schauberger, Russell and Reich pioneered a rebirth of the true ‘science ofnature to the enlightenment of mankind’. The human mind is stimulated by making new discoveries.
Nikola Tesla described it best when he said: “I am not an inventor. I am a discoverer of new scientific principles” -
So get out your magnifying glass and start discovering!
Dr Alexis Carrel more or less defines an important aspect of higher mind function, or as Walter Russell termed it, “Cosmic Consciousness” as the ability to be able to think clearly in many fields and not be limited to just one field, thus keeping the Da Vincian tradition alive, by uniting the relationships underlying all the sciences and arts. Viewing oneself as an integrated part of the entire cosmos and energetically entangled with it, one integrates this knowledge to produce and manifest one’s own creations into the physical plane through the concentrated gathering of thought energy on a specific project and marrying this with a highly elevated positive emotion which then sends out an electromagnetic signature into the quantum field or the energetic web of the cosmos, of the desired result. Thus from this highly concentrated energetic thought form it is eventually manifested into the matrix of reality as a reflection or record of the original electric pattern of thought, whether it be a painting, a sculpture or any other masterly creation, to the joy of others and oneself .
” When I am in this Studio I feel like Alice in Wonderland ” – Walter Russell
Such was the skill of Russell, a man whose polymathic outlook and ability to integrate his knowledge to produce a desired result can be seen in his artistic and mind power philosophies, and the joy he obtained from creating his masterpieces, which are a long list of highly detailed paintings, sculptures, wood carvings and architectural designs, not to mention his scientific works. A lifetime painter and becoming a professional sculptor only at the age of fifty-six, a time when many men would balk at the idea of entering a highly skilled trade such as portrait sculptor professionally and rising to a high rank in the field. Russell describes the ecstatic state akin to meditation that he achieved during the creative hours he spent in his studio when working intensely on a piece of art - “ By ecstatic I mean that rare mental condition which makes an inspired man so supremely happy in his mental concentration that he is practically unaware of everything that goes on around him extraneous to his purpose, but is keenly and vitally aware of everything pertaining to his purpose.” In other words the artist is no longer thinking equal to anything in his environment but living and working in a inspired state of anticipation of the manifestation of his project, thus losing track of time and space while in this creative state. “ Until one knows that the thought-energy is the cause which is back of all things, and the product only the effect.”– Walter RussellWalter Russell also urged the scientific world to acknowledge the existence of the creator or supreme being which he termed the “ universal one” and although I believe strongly in the personal individual God of the bible ie: Jehovah “Yahweh” in HebrewTetragrammaton- יְהֹוָה the same god worshiped by the ancient Hebrews as opposed to Russell’s definition of God which is more of an impersonal force. I do believe however that some of the qualities in his description of God are also true ie: “invisible white magnetic light” - 1 John 1:5, 1 Tim 6:16 that God is light, “Who dwells in unapproachable light,”. God is an individual spiritual energy life form but at the same time energetically connected to all of his creation.
“Don’t doubt the creator, because it is inconceivable that accidents alone could be the controller of this universe” – Isaac Newton
Russell’s insights into the workings of the cosmos and the human mind are in many ways ground breaking and his Russellian science has come very close to a provable cosmology that ties closely into the work of fellow scholars of the natural sciences, Viktor Shauberger and Nikola Tesla. For more on Walter Russell’s work please scroll down to the title Cosmic Polymaths
In short, the Polymathic outlook is a holistic worldview and Renaissance encyclopaedism of the bygone era of natural philosophers and natural scientists with their never ending appetite for the arcane mysteries of nature. A nature where all phenomena was connected from the macrocosm to the microcosm and which mirrors perfectly the great unifying web of energy that we now understand connects all things in the cosmos.
As Walter Russell said - “ We are all electric creatures floating in the electric sea of this electric universe”. – Walter Russell
The Science and Philosophy of American polymath Walter Russell
Professor Paula Findlen talks about the German Jesuit Polymath & Renaissance man Athanasius Kircher and her book “Athanasius Kircher The Last Man Who Knew Everything”
The Victorians had a love affair with the natural world. From carnivorous pitcher plants to the Victorian hobby of butterfly collecting and exploring far flung corners of the earth to catalogue and bring back new species, they were trailblazers in their field. In contrast, the modern world is based on mass production and throw away junk, where most people, as a result of their environment, are alienated from the natural world and have little interest in the study of nature.
Indeed many can not even understand how it is possible to be interested in it. On a whole the 21st century world has lost the curiosity and wonder that captivated the Victorian scientists and explorers.Victorian scientists where well known for their work in natural history and exploration. While the current scientific community encourages specialization, the hallmark of the Victorian “Ethos was generalization.
Another example of a generalist scientist was Victorian naturalist and Amazon explorer, Henry Walter Bates, who specialized in Entomology, but also studied and catalogued everything from butterflies, mammals, reptiles, birds and the many native tribes of the Amazon.
Newspaper article on the Victorian holdover explorer, naturalist Charles Brewer-Carías
Cryptozoologist Richard Freeman from the Centre for Fortean Zoology
talking about the Victorian Ethos and his research into Cryptids
Describing himself as “a discoverer and, also as an explorer in the eighteenth century frame” and seemingly frozen in the bygone era of British gentlemen explorers, the naturalist Charles Brewer-Carias, is keeping the Victorian ethos of discovery alive and well. He finds inspiration from the many men that pioneered the exploration of south America in Victorian times such as Schomburgk, Humboldt, Henry Walter Bates, and the indomitable Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcettshown on the right.
Victorian era taxonomic watercolour of a Carpet Python from theProdromus
Born into the Victorian era, in 1871, his life exemplified all the traits of a Da Vincian styled Renaissance man and the ethos of the polymathic outlook. As detailed in Glenn Clark’s book “The Man Who Tapped The Secrets Of The Universe”, Walter Russell was a autodidactic polymath and a master in understanding the mechanics of the universe and applying it’s universal law and the spiritual cause of all effect. In other words connecting the mental inner world of human thought, (cause) to the outer world of the physical cosmos, (effect) to such an extent in his own life that he became a self taught genius and made high achievements in multiple disciplines such as portrait painting, sculptor, as a scientific author, natural philosopher and natural scientist, amongst others. He came up with a unified theory in physics and cosmogony and was a professor in the University of Science and Philosophy that he himself founded.“I do believe sincerely that every man has consummate genius within him” –Walter Russell
To me Walter Russell was a cross between Leonardo Da Vinci and Nikola Tesla,
possessing the brilliant and mad artistic talents of the old masters of the Renaissance and also ground-breaking scientific enlightenment which is often called “Russelian science”. His work was on a par with the work of Tesla, whom advised Russell.
“to seal it in a sepulchre with instructions that it be opened in a thousand years when human intelligence had unfolded far enough to be ready to accept it.”- from Atomic suicide
Walter and Lao Russell’s excellent book and my personal favourite, “Atomic Suicide”, contains possibly the cream of his work. In it they warn against mankind’s catastrophic misuse of it’s nuclear power plants and that radioactivity is the “death principle” of creation. It also contains fascinating “Russelian science” with many of Walter’s scientific charts – illustrations and also his concepts on the nature of the universe.
Even Walter Russell’s Cosmology physics theory regarding implosion, was manifested on the physical plane in the biomimicry work of Victor Schauberger’s Vortex Implosion Generator, that produced bio-magnetism and ant-gravity. This technology was in keeping with the concept of being in harmony with the divine principals observed in nature and it’s geometry, from galaxies to water and utilizing the creation principle, which is implosion. This is totally opposite to today’s combustion engines that are used for automotive and industrial purposes, because they work on the principle of explosion, which is destruction. These brilliant insights into the hidden workings of nature from the mind of Schauberger may have been utilised by the scientists of the Third Reich in the construction of their Vril flying saucers.
“You may command Nature to the extent only in which you are willing to obey her” – Walter Russell
I think Walter’s astounding achievements in the arts and sciences, his brilliant creative thinking techniques and his knowledge of how to apply the cosmic law of cause and effect, turned his life into a masterpiece that has been compared to the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci. He is an inspiration to all!
“The harmony of the world is made manifest in Form and Number, and the heart
and soul and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy are embodied in the concept of
mathematical beauty.”― D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson
Walter Russells book Atomic Suicide talks about radio-active material, and how uranium and other 9th. octave elements spin at such a high speed, that it is very dangerous. Radio-active material should be left deep under ground.
Professor Robert Pope talking about Fractal geometrical logic which extends to infinity, and the Faulty reasoning behind the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Tesla was described in 1931 by a science writer as “an Arch conspirator against the established order of things.” His prefrontal cortex was the architect of the machinery that runs our modern industrialized world. His more esoteric theories and inventions where developed in his later years, such as an electric death ray, a thought photograph machine , an apparatus that could read the human aura and his thwarted attempt to supply the world with wireless power using his famous wardenclyffe tower. He even had connections to anti-gravity technology.
“ He looks not so much at the world as at the universe. He finds power in the waterfall, and at the same time looks forward to a time when we may, perhaps, tap the unseen forces of the planets and use the cosmic energy that swings the stars in their courses.”
– Charles Bernard
His concept of mechanical resonance was also mirrored in his understanding that the cosmos itself is in a symphony of harmonic resonance and vibration and that space is filled with a kind of unlimited prana or ether-like energy, similar to Wilhelm Reich’s theory of orgone, which could be tapped into at any location.Tesla’s view of this cosmic energy was influenced by the Indian yogi Swami Vivekananda. He wanted Tesla to prove experimentally that reduced matter is nothing more then universal cosmic energy. “All matter is electric” – Walter Russell Certainly the most powful ability Tesla had developed throughout his inventive career was his brilliant visualisation and creative thinking skills. He possessed the ability to visualize a future invention that was so vivid as to mimic reality, so much so, that he did not need to draw up blueprints. Forming objects, testing and running them in his mind would have been indistinguishable from the machine in reality, presumably cutting off most of the sensory input from the world around him while his concentration was engaged in this virtual laboratory.
“I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination, and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain.” – Nikola Tesla
Perhaps Tesla’s mind ie: his virtual laboratory, was a kind of human antenna that was plugged into the unified field of the cosmos, from which he drew his inspiration.
On the right is my favourite 18th century illustration of Tesla from a July 22, 1894 newspaper article showing the Inventor in the Effulgent Glory of Myriad Tongues of Electric Flame After He Has Saturated Himself with Electricity.
Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe – Nikola Tesla
“I know the secrets of the people who built the pyramids” – Leedskalnin
A man who understood how cosmic energies could have a direct effect on the human body and other life forms was the maverick scientist Wilhelm Reich. He was a noted psychiatrist and contemporary of Sigmund Freud. His discovery and experimentation with orgone energy led to the creation of the fabulous orgone accumulator along with other inventions that manipulated the orgone, such as cloud busters and an orgone energy motor which was a small AC type motor that could be made to rotate directly from the utilisation of the orgone energy that it was picking up from the energy field emanating from a living human. He was also a pioneer in the field of live blood analysis, creating what came to be known as the “Reich Blood Test” where he made microscopic examinations of the blood of cancer patients to determine the orgone energy charge of red blood cells .
“Orgone energy charges the erythrocytes biologically” – Wilhelm Reich
Often described as the ‘first modern scientist’! To study the vast field of knowledge recorded in his notebooks is a tour de force into the mind of a true Polymath. He refused to take any natural phenomena for granted – his studies ranged from the movements of the dragonfly to the orbit of the planets. His spectacular drawings and beautifully executed x-ray diagrams of human and animal anatomy gives us an insight into his observational genius by combining both art and science. One of his pioneering fields of study was in the nature and flow of water, drawing its turbulences and investigating its spiralling.
Like Viktor Shauberger, Leonardo was fascinated with this universal vortex movement that is also manifested in the blood that passes through the aortic valve of the heart, which Da Vinci drew and replicated with a wax model.
“Every part is disposed to unite with the whole, that it may thereby escape from its own incompleteness.” – Leonardo Da VinciOn this page are just a few examples of the polymathic and Renaissance men from the pages of history. From them we can draw our inspiration for our own potential for creative discovery. Polymaths of the past where a testament to the unlimited capacity and creativity of the human mind, with their old school mastery of multidisciplinary fields and encyclopaedic knowledge,Anyone can be a polymath, it’s just a matter of exploring.
“You have no limitations until you set them” – Walter Russell