Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Where have all the new Bessler fans gone?
On reading this back it looks a little like a narcicistic journey back in time (my time) and I apologise for this impression. I was mulling over the fact that far fewer new people come to investigate Bessler than did years ago, at least not in the numbers they used to, and I wondered why. I think the reason is that certain forums which existed then, have gone and there is now a surfeit of them on every subject under the sun.
When I first tried to get people interested in my biography of Johann Bessler, back in 1997, one of the first people I contacted was Jerry Decker of http://www.keelynet.com/. Jerry Decker has long been devoted to the quest for authentic free energy, gravity control and electronic health technologies for about 20 years.
KeelyNet began as a BBS (forum) in 1988 and moved to the Internet in 1994, having inspired many other websites along the way, as well as promoting the active sharing of useful and interesting information related to both orthodox and alternative science. His contribution was invaluable to me. He requested a copy of my book, read it, loved it and went public with it in a way that I could never have dreamed of. Mind you, it generated a lot of bad responses as well as good, from the establishment corner, but it toughened my attitude to negativity in a way that allows me to deal with the nay-sayers easily and ignore those who try to denigrate my contributions to the legend of Bessler's wheel.
The 'flame wars' started right at the beginning - see this:- http://www.keelynet.com/energy/orflame1.htm
And here's his brief moment of optimism in 1997! http://www.keelynet.com/orrmast.htm
Unfortunately Jerry Decker's forum has gone, although he continues to comment on twitter at https://twitter.com/zpeman and report on things that grab his attention.
The Nexus magaxine became interested - http://www.nexusmagazine.com/ - (Nexus New Times in the USA) and devoted a couple of issues to my book about Bessler. Their aim was and is to present hard-to-get, ignored and suppressed information on the subjects of health, science, the unexplained, world events and history. They too helped to spread the news about Johann Bessler. See the item on page 53 of their 1998 Christmas issue below.
Then Infinite Energy Magazine came along in the shape of Editor-in-chief, Gene Mallove who I mentioned recently. One of the world's foremost proponents of new energy was killed on May 14, 2004. Dr. Eugene Mallove was the founder and editor of the magazine Infinite Energy.
Issue 21 Review of Perpetual Motion: An Ancient Mystery Solved? (John Collins)
by Eugene Mallove, Mike Carrell, and Thomas Phipps.
Interview with John Collins by Susan Seddon
Bessler's Wheel - An Explanation? by Steve O'Donnell
Issue 23 Response by John Collins to IE #21 Reviews of his book Perpetual Motion: An Ancient Mystery Solved?
I also did about 5 Radio Interviews but they were broadcast within the UK, so resulted in little interest outside of this country. The Italian documentary has informed the Itallians but unfortunately the film is not so far available in English and until it is I doubt there will be much more than that.
Finally you can read reviews of my book by Peter Lindemann, D.Sc., Brian O'Leary (former NASA astronaut), Eugene Mallove, former editor-in-chief of Infinite Energy Magazine and Hal Fox of New Energy News.
So I conclude that without the global news media such as Nexus Magazine, Infinite Energy Magazine and the Keelynet forum, there is little to be done to attract more new people to our cause. Jerry Decker took part in the discussions on his forum which helped to direct attention to what ever took his fancy. Not so with other forums and I guess we are just going to have to solve this ourselves!
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