Sunday, 7 July 2019
Johann Bessler’s Need for Recognition.
Ever since I came to the conclusion that Johann Bessler’s wheel was genuine, I have tried to find the solution. I used to lie awake at night, and imagine designing a solution and then building it in my spare time, out of balsa wood, lolly/popsicle sticks, glue, cardboard, sticky tape, marbles and meccano. I graduated to wood and ali/steel etc, but I was never attracted to simulations because for me the actual building of the mechanism gave me ideas for alternative designs, and alterations that might help. Nothing did though, but it didn’t put me off.
I tried to put myself in Bessler’s shoes; I reasoned that if he was genuine then it seemed extremely unlikely that he would not have had some fall back position, failsafe or backstop, with which he could either prove that he had the solution before anyone else, or just to show his wheel was real....or do so after his death.
Bessler was careful about maintaining secrecy about how his wheel worked, dismantling it each time he moved house, and yet trying to prove that it was not a fake by demonstrating tests which might only be possible if his claims were true, in front of prominent citizens and rulers. It is clear from his publications that he was desperate to gain acceptance from the world at large and those publications contain several hints and ambiguous pieces of advice which add support to the idea that everything anyone needed to know was hidden within those books.
In which case there must have been some system either published or waiting to be found (such as Maschinen Tractate) which would provide some or all of the proof required. I looked for and found a wealth of clues, codes, and ambiguous hints at their existence.
I have posted many of the hints and suggestions at actual code, but none of it provides anything useful in seeking the solution, their sole purpose is to tell anyone who will listen that the information is out there and it is waiting for the right person to find it, decipher it and make a working wheel.
I say none of it is useful in finding the solution, but that is not entirely true.Some of the clues are very useful but cloaked in ambiguity. They provide additional informaton which as far as I am aware no one has so far decoded, apart from myself.
I'm considering placing a piece of coded information again on my blog, which contains information about one or two of those piecs of information along with their explanation, I just have to work out an indecipherable code! The reason being, like Bessler, I want to be able to prove that I got the answer before someone else gets it and publishs it. For that reason I understand Bessler's motivation in encoding so much information.
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