Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Information in English About Johann Bessler (aka Orffyreus)

The Legend of Bessler’s Wheel or the Orffyreus Wheel and the verifiable facts.

I think that the more we speculate the more confusion we can add. Speculation can be taken as fact and if further ideas are added that can compound the problem. I’m not promoting my books as the ultimate source of information on Bessler because there are so many historical documents which remain unexplored due to their poor condition or because they are lost in numerous private libraries. But for now they provide a quick and easy source of information on Johann Bessler and his perpetual motion machine.

Even though I published my biography of Johann Bessler several years ago, the information in it has not altered, because it is based on old documents written more than 300 years ago. There are new additional facts which need to be added at some point but they are details about his later life and although of interest do not impinge on the history of his perpetual motion machine. There are also Bessler’s own books which he published which cover his life in his own words and provide much information. The only other thing relevant to his story which I didn’t publish are two critiques written by his enemy, Christian Wagner and they are freely available in English at my main website, see below.

What follows is a list of my books, all but my biography were originally produced by Bessler to which I added a full English translation. The books are available in both hard copy and also as a digital PDF file.  The digital file allows easy searches for words and names.

I hope that people will continue to use these books as a source of accurate information in their journey of discovery to find the solution to Bessler’s wheel.

1) “Perpetual Motion: An Ancient Mystery Solved?”  View the synopsis for details of the book’s contents at my web site. http://www.free-energy.co.uk/html/synopsis.html.  Briefly it is an account taken from of every document relating to Bessler that I could find from files held in museums around the world, researched and translated. Buy Now


2) “Apologia Poetica”   This was Bessler’s account of his life up until the time of Karl the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel’s patronage. The book contains the original German transcribed into a modern font and includes a full English translation at the rear. I would have preferred to include the original German font but it was in such poor condition that it would have been unreadable. This book contains some allusions to secret codes hidden within the book itself.  Buy Now


3) “Das Triumphans Perpetuum Mobile “- this was Bessler’s most professionally finished book. It was written in both German and Latin and this edition is a faithful reproduction of the actual pages of the original book. It also includes a full English translation at the rear. A number of drawings are included by the original author and these are said to contain a number of clues as to his machine’s workings.
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4) “Gruendlicher Bericht” - this was Bessler’s first publication, ostensibly produced by a friend although I think one can detect Bessler’s handiwork in places. This copy is also in the original German and includes a full English translation at the rear. It also includes the very first drawing which Bessler published and this also contains clues to the way his machine worked.
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5) “Maschinen Tractate” - this was found in the Bessler’s possessions after his death, in the form of a number of pages (141) and which contained a message on the front of the volume which stated that he had removed the drawings which depicted how his machine worked but that some one with a penetrating mind could by studying several drawings ultimately discover the secret of its construction. I have reproduced the drawings as they were found.  I included his handwritten notes with the best translation I could obtain, since the writing is very hard to read.
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You can also read Christian Wagner’s two critiques of Bessler’s wheel at my main web site.

 Copies of all the above books can be obtained from my web site at 

Books available from www.free-energy.co.uk    

Recently I discovered that the ‘buy now’ button had become corrupted, and it was difficult to use. Hopefully I can fix that, but I shall post the book page here and after a few days place it on the permanent side page with the option to buy from there.

Alternatively you can use the buttons in the lower part of the right side panel under the heading, ‘My Publications’, which also takes you to a payment page.

There are some excellent additional resources and a forum for discussion at the  

Besslerwheel forum

The best German web site is at http://www.besslerrad.de/html/bekannte_details.html

That’s all.  Of course some people prefer to continue their research into perpetual motion machines without referring to Bessler’s own efforts and I respect that, but for those who like to have the information relating to Johann Bessler aka Orffyreus to hand in an easily accessible format, the books detailed above provide a good digital resource.

JC

13 comments:

  1. Thankyou John ! To be able to digitally search your books is a huge time saver even tho I still let my fingers do the walking thru the hard copies sitting on my desk.

    -f

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  2. I have them all. AP is such an interesting read, and not just for PM researchers or Bessler followers. I'm still waiting for the final book in the series.

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  3. Yes, I think everyone interested in Bessler and his wheels should get all of John's books on Bessler so they can get the full Bessler history as we know it now. They will make good reading especially if this corona virus pandemic has you stuck in your house. Online biographies, timelines, and quotes taken out of context are have their place, but they don't give you the complete story and often can be unintentionally misleading. Bear in mind, however, that these books are only the starting point in one's adventure into the world of Bessler and his machines. But, they are a great starting point!

    Bessler Curious

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  4. I bought the books and they are worth paying for. I'm not paid to say that. That's my honest opinion.

    If one studies the books diligently and gets their hands dirty (experiment with real materials, don't use simulators), they may find interesting things that school never teaches you.

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    1. Thank you guys. It’s nice to get positive comments about my work. The books were the culmination of many years work and I believe that they still have a useful job to do, so your comments are very much appreciated.

      JC

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    2. Your books are a great resource John. Bessler's own words are valuable but equally important are the words of witnesses, and context. Having digital access to them reduces the dressing up of speculation and paraphrasing as quasi-fact and taking on a life of its own. A quick search, copy and paste. Anyone can quote the accurate source, straight from the horses mouth. This keeps things real, and factually based. Important I think if we want to solve this Bessler mystery.

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  5. Update. The UK has just approved the use of the Phizer pharmaceutical company's COVID-19 vaccine for its citizens and they will start shooting into their arms in the next few weeks. The Brits are accepting the Phizer data on the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine which is a bit difficult to handle because it has to be kept at 94 degrees below zero which either requires special refrigerators or being packed in dry ice. Also, to complicate matters, everyone has to have two doses spaced three weeks apart. How long it can provide protection is still uncertain. One might have to have the vaccine several times per year, EVERY year if this virus becomes seasonal as other corona viruses have.

    Everyone is talking about these vaccines as though they are going to immediately end the pandemic. That's a fantasy, of course. No one at this time is talking about any side effects associated with them. They all work by stimulating one's immune system and potentially could give one symptoms similar to what he would experience with an actual live COVID-19 infection without, thankfully, the inflammation of the lungs that can put one on a ventilator fighting for his life. Even after we start to use the new vaccines, we will still have to be wearing masks for months to come until we see the daily death rate drop down toward zero everywhere. That might take well into the year 2022!

    Right now the death toll in the US is nearing 300,000 and I just heard president elect Biden say his experts are telling him we could add ANOTHER 250,000 deaths to that number by February of next year despite all of the vaccine happy talk we're hearing. That will bring total US deaths up to 550,000 which is starting to get close to the US death toll from the 1918 Spanish Influenza which was about 675,000. However, that pandemic killed so many because they did not get oxygen therapy and, if they had it widely available back then, it might only have killed a fraction of what it did and less than the number of deaths the US has already suffered from COVID-19.

    The vaccines are some good news, but the grim reality is that this pandemic will go right on claiming lives right through most of 2021 because about 50% of all Americans don't intend on taking them. To help motivate everyone, three former US presidents have agreed to take the new vaccine publicly to show it's safe. The federal government might even mandate that Americans HAVE to take the vaccine and it will be illegal not to take it unless you have a doctor's note saying why you shouldn't get it. By the time this pandemic is finally over, the US may have lost 1 MILLION citizens' lives to it! It will go down in history as THE biggest public health disaster in US history. Just today they announced that this virus became the leading cause of death in the US ahead of cardiovascular disease, cancer, accidents, etc.

    Meanwhile, outgoing president Trump continues to insist that he actually won the last election by a huge landslide if one just ignores all of the fraud done to steal votes from him and give them to Biden. He repeats that charge of massive fraud often but when his lawyers are asked to prove it in court with evidence, suddenly they have none to offer that is acceptable. Trump has letters being sent to all of his supporters asking for money so he can pay his lawyers to overturn the election results. Of course, that won't be happening and most sending him money, which amounts to about $150 million so far, don't realize that he can use most of that money any way he wants. He's actually figured out a way to make himself even richer by LOSING an election!


    Anonymous and PROUD of it!


    Also, if you are interested in the details of the Bessler story that you generally won't find online for free, then you need to get John's translations of his books.

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    1. Spoken like a true socialist!!!

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    2. Thank you for your updates AaPoi, but first a little correction, -70 degrees below zero, not 94. While I dislike reducing the number of comments on this blog, sometimes yours seem irrelevant to the blog, but having said that I appreciate the final comment about my books.

      I think we are all familiar with the news so I see little point in your regular updates posts, interesting as they are. I hope you won’t take offence if I ask you kindly to leave those out as they tend to take up quite a lot space. I welcome most comments even if they are off the subject, but yours are becoming a regular feature and deserve their own blog.

      JC

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    3. @JC. They have been stating the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit in the US while giving that SAME temperature in degrees Centigrade in the UK. -94 degrees Fahrenheit = -70 degrees Centigrade.

      Sorry if you feel my "Updates" don't fit in here anymore. I was just trying to supply some interesting content on a blog that seemed to have died over the last few days and lacked its usual momentum. Feel free to delete the one above if you wish. I will not be offended and shall post no more of them.

      @Anon 23:08. I have indeed become a "socialist" over the last few decades and now consider conservatism as only a tool being used by the rich to maximize their wealth by minimizing the wages and government social programs available to tens of millions of families at the other end of the social economic ladder. In fact, I now view conservatism not as a political philosophy but more of a mental disorder!

      The solution to this is through the ballot box which is why the rich want to keep as many of the poor from voting as possible using various clever voter suppression tactics. But, the poor are slowly waking up to their tricks and what they need to do to finally get a bigger and fairer share of the wealth that their labor and sacrifices create. The recent US election was a sign that is now taking place, but there will be much, much more to come in the future.

      Socialism (the democratic kind only!) today, tomorrow, and FOREVER!


      Anonymous and PROUD of it!

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    4. I realised after I’d published my comment that that was the explanation for the different temperatures AaPoi. I really don’t want any political comments on this blog because everyone has their own political views and the same applies to religious opinions.

      JC

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    5. Only atheists can write here?
      The veil will not fall because the introduced restriction means that religiousness has been wet with saliva.
      Didn't Bessler write about it?

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    6. It’s not new, it’s been the same since I began this blog. I said I didn’t really want political or religious comments as a rule, but I rarely delete anything unless it goes too far, in my opinion.

      JC

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