Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor who possessed one of the most brilliant minds of all time. He is famous as the man who designed the generators that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls in 1895, the first large-scale hydroelectric project in the world.
The son of an Orthodox priest, Tesla was a mystic who had out-of-body experiences from the time he was seven years old. As a child, he saw a photograph of Niagara Falls and prophesied that one day he would harness the power there. He came up with his idea for alternating current (AC) in a vision he received while watching a sunset in a park in Budapest. Another example of one of his prophetic ideas was his realization that matter and energy were interchangeable, an inspiration he received years before Einstein demonstrated the same idea with his Theory of Relativity. He is a person some would describe as “spiritually open.”
One of the things I appreciate about Tesla is the fact that he was not limited by his Orthodox upbringing to reject ideas originating in other faith traditions. For example, Tesla had a warm relationship with Swami Vivekananda, the Indian sage who came to the United States to speak at the Parliament of World Religions in 1893. Vivekananda believed Tesla had the potential to help bring about harmony between the ideas of religion and science; Tesla adopted the Vedic words “prana” and “akasha” in his writings to denote “energy” and “matter.”
Socrates once declared, “Our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness, provided the madness is given us by divine gift.” Plato referred to insanity as: “a divine gift and the source of the chief blessings granted to men.”
Tesla is responsible for the invention of the electric motor, alternating electrical current, the radio, x-ray technology, remote control, robotics, the laser, florescent light bulbs, wireless communications, limitless free energy, and the magnifying transformer which became the basis for television transmission through uncontrollable visual and auditory visions that often tormented him through out his life.
Tesla experienced a NDE as a child which makes one wonder if his “brilliant madness” was the result of his NDE. As a teenager, he was swimming in the river near his hometown in Croatia. To impress his friends he dove and swam underwater to a diving dock some distance away from the shore, intending to swim under it and emerge where his friends couldn’t see him. He swam until he was sure he was clear of the dock and came to the surface. He banged his head on a beam under the dock. He swam farther and came up again, and hit his head once more. Now out of breath, he had an out-of-body experience which gave him a view of the entire floating dock and realized that he could come up to a point between the slats and breathe that way. Luckily for him, the strategy worked. This is just one of the stories about his amazing mystical adventures that led him to become one of the most important men in history.
My Inventions: the autobiography of a Genius
by Nikola Tesla
At the age of 63 Tesla tells the story of his creative life. Find out the seemingly mystic powers of concentration and visualization that helped a man change the world forever. Read Tesla’s First hand accounts of his out of body experiences and the practices that led to his remarkable mental abilities.
This special edition has a rarely seen interview in which Tesla touches on his mystical beliefs