A blog about Johann Bessler and the Orffyreus Code and my efforts to decipher it. I'll comment on things connected with it and anything I think might be of interest to anyone else.
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Sunday, 6 September 2015
Update on wheel, moving house, clues etc.
I really enjoyed the contributions to this blog and the previous posting, so feel free to continue on this one.
It has been suggested that perhaps my wheel is already running and that I'm holding back the secret for some nefarious purpose, but the truth is so much more mundane. I recently put my house up for sale and as anyone who has done this knows, the place must be kept immaculate at all times for any potential purchasers to view it at its best. Consequentially my workshop has been tidied and my wheel hidden - I don't want any snoopers to see what I've been working on!
After a week the house was sold and I assumed that after eight weeks or so we would move out - wrong, the buyer changed his mind and backed out! I had just got the wheel back out, but now its back in hiding again and the house is back on the market and we await another series of house viewings. Until it is sold we cannot move to Spain.
In addition my beloved mother-in-law is having to sell her little bungalow to fund her remaining days in a nursing home. She's 93 and can't do it herself so guess who's getting her house ready for sale? Yes it's me again, getting two houses ready for sale and hoping to buy two more, one here and one in Spain!
So any revelations about my wheel actually working will be on hold until I can get to work on it again, but I am continuing to write up the details and will publish as soon as I have finally tested this wheel.
In the previous comment section it was suggested that we would not know if we had actually discovered the secret of Bessler's wheel rather than an alternative method of achieving the same result as he did. I have said this many times now but in response I will just say that my proof that I have discovered his secret relies totally on his clues, and they are not mere interpretations but a series of physical undeniable pieces of evidence. The proof is not dissimilar to a series of logical argument put forward by a lawyer in a court of law - or the chain of evidence published in support of a medical conclusion. We will know if we have Bessler's secret.
Also my claims that the number 5 is an important part of the Bessler wheel is routinely dismissed but I can assure you that is it a vital ingredient.
Finally I fear that I sound just like Ken and Oystein, and yet I have little or no knowledge of their clues any more than they know of mine, can all three of us be right? My feeling is that Oystein has genuine knowledge although whether it refers to the wheel's structure or relates to some other matter, I have no idea. For me Ken's code is harder to see, impossible in fact, for me. I placed what potential encoding I could find in the portraits on my website at http://www.theorffyreuscode.com/html/part_2_portrait.html and also at the other portrait link on the same web site, it was not helpful in my opinion, but we are each convinced of the efficacy of our own pet theories and maybe we will each turn out right, after a fashion.