Thursday, 1 August 2019
The Triumphant Orffyrean Perpetual Motion Finally Explained! by Ken Behrendt
Sometimes I struggle to find a topic to write about and have had to resort to reposting “The Legend of Bessler’s Wheel”! I don’t like to repeat stuff because it becomes boring but at least I can put something up which might catch the attention of someone who is/was unaware of Bessler.
There seems to be a lot of interest in Ken Behrendt’s book about Bessler, but I haven’t read it so I can’t comment from personal knowledge, but I welcome the fact that there is a book out there attempting to bring fresh information about the inventor. Although I haven’t actually read the book, I was able to flip through various pages thanks to google books and I studied a number of Behrendt’s drawings relating to Bessler’s portrait,
He has done an amazing job of extracting information from both portraits; I use the word ‘amazing’ because the information he has found is so utterly at odds with the information which I have found elsewhere in Bessler’s publications that I cannot reconcile the two hypotheses. Unless there are two completely different concepts, unrelated to each other, one of them is wrong - or both are.
Strong words, and I mean no disrespect to Ken, and until I publish my own theory I cannot support my conclusions. I’m pleased that Ken published his book and I encourage people to read it, I intend to buy a copy if only to check to see if my initial opinion is supported by the evidence he has found. It provides a good subject for discussion and it introduces some new ideas about Bessler’s wheel which have been lacking lately. Until my own work is published Ken’s is the only new piece of information out there. I’m not sure how long it is since I published my books but it has been many years.
Here is a link to Ken’s book -
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