Viktor Schauberger’s View of Attitudes to Nature and Environmental Care

It is likely that Viktor Schauberger’s ideas, and the research he has inspired, will stimulate radical new thinking about environ­mental care on several different fronts. He criticized prevailing science’s understanding of Nature for ‘thinking one octave too low’. He meant that the mechanical materialistic approach dominated at the expense of a qualitative view of Nature.

Viktor Schauberger's View of Attitudes to Nature and Environmental Care

Two variations of an accelerator for nuclear fusion. Schauberger worked on these prototypes as safer alternatives to the reactors currently used in nuclear power stations.

In considering what the last decade has revealed about the extent of environmental destruction, and what ecological research has already discovered, there seems to be considerable justification for Viktor Schauberger’s indictments. Ill-founded economic and technological priorities, and the compulsion towards profitability, still dominate our relationship with Nature, and even the protective measures which have now begun in a startled way still all too often lie ‘one octave below’ Nature’s own way of working.

Viktor Schauberger has given fairly clear principles to guide us to a more realistic programme for saving and caring for our living environment It is an urgent question for science at all levels to work out specific directions from these fundamental truths. It is probably the most urgent of all tasks facing science

Viktor Schauberger's View of Attitudes to Nature and Environmental Care

A nebula spiral, as a cosmic vortex.

today. Politicians and economists will also have to undertake a new way of thinking. Nature can no longer be regarded as a base for material well-being. It is the basis for our life, and if we harm it through over-exploitation then the quality of life will be quickly undermined until there is a final biological breakdown. A general biological catastrophe when the air, water and nutrition cycles can no longer function as funda­mental life factors, must necessarily be followed by an economic, social and political breakdown.

Only by nursing these life factors can we ensure a safe base for future well-being. It is Viktor Schauberger’s legacy to have been a pioneer in showing and emphasizing the connection between Nature’s health and the happiness and well-being of mankind.

Organisations Pursuing Research with Water

Max-Planck-Institut fur Stromungsforchung

Prof. E. A. Muller, D-3400 Gottingen, West Germany

Sternwarte am Goethaenum

Dr. Georg Unger, CH-4143 Dornach, Switzerland

Warmonderhof Waterzuiveringsproject,

Dr. Jan Diek van Mansfelt, NL-4012 NR Kerk Avegaath, Holland

Forschungs und Versuchsanstalt der Stadt Wien,

Dipl. Ing. Dr. Paul Schutz, Rinnbockstrasse 15, A-Wien, Austria

Pythagoras – Kepler – Schule,

A-4821, Lauffen, Austria

Flow Design Research Institute,

Emerson College, Forest Row, Sussex RH18 5JU, England

Geothean Science Foundation,

Olive Whicher, Hoathley Hill, West Hoathley, Sussex, England.

Nettlestone Laboratory,

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