Physics and the Vortex

by Peter Hewitt

The concept of the vortex was central to Schauberger’s work. It is also emerging to have application to fundamental physics. The vortex is a key principle which casts new light on the findings of physics. The vortex points to a completely new understanding of the physical world. At the same time, it opens the door to the super-physical.

To most of us, the physical world seems solid and substantial. Yet modern physics has shown quite clearly that this solidity is an illusion. Matter is made up of atoms and these atoms themselves are mainly empty space, containing sub-atomic particles such as protons and electrons in constant movement.

These sub-atomic particles themselves are far from sub­stantial. Ever since Einstein, we have known that matter is equivalent to energy. Particles, in some way, are bundles of pure energy.

But this equivalence of matter and energy is a mystery. No one understands how particles of matter, seemingly so stable, can be a form of energy, which is dynamic and ephemeral. Modern physics knows that this is so, and exploits this fact, without understanding why.

It is this central mystery of modern physics that the vortex can explain. The new idea is that a sub-atomic particle is a vortex of energy. This is a simple principle, but it has immense power. The vortex has the potential to provide an entirely new foundation for physics.

The vortex begins to explain the properties of particles for the first time. Particles are a paradox in physics. Sometimes they behave as little point-like things; sometimes they behave as waves. If particles are really vortices of energy, many of these paradoxes can be resolved. The complexity of physics melts away.

Einstein described matter as "frozen energy". The vortex shows that the energy in matter, so far from being frozen, is in constant movement. From this starting point, it is easy to explain the dynamic properties of particles.

Matter acts dynamically on other bits of matter. It can even act ‘at a distance’ – across apparendy empty space. We are all familiar with the way two magnets bounce off each other – or attract – without touching. If particles are pictured as inert ‘blobs’ of material, these effects are very hard to explain. But if particles of matter are really extended vortices, it becomes very easy to see how they can interact with each other to create such effects as electric charge and magnetism.

The vortex, as it is developed, shows that even apparendy empty space is full of energy. It makes clear how this energy relates to matter, and how ‘subtle’ energies interact with the physical world.

Some of the extraordinary effects mat Schauberger produced may be explicable in terms of a resonance effect between these subde energies and the energy in matter. Vortices in air or water, moving in the same form as the underlying energy in matter, could exchange energy with them. This principle can be seen in the tuning fork. Sound a tuning fork in a room with the piano, and every string on the piano tuned to that note will start to vibrate in sympathy. The enormous energies released through Schauberger’s vortex might be the result of a similar resonance effect. If so, he may have found away of tapping not only the energy locked up in matter, but also the ‘cosmic’ energies of space.

These ideas are admittedly speculative. But they point to a possible explanation of otherwise mysterious and inexplicable phenomena. Since Schauberger, others have built flying saucers and ‘energy machines’ that run on no fuel. But invariably they have little or no idea why they work and, lacking such insight, progress only when underpinned with adequate theoretical foundations. It may be that the new physics of the vortex could one day provide the framework of theory that enables Schauberger’s vortex to be exploited to the full.

Peter Hewitt has been working since 1987 with David Ash, the originator of the physics of the vortex. Together they are writing a series of books, the first of which Science of the Gods is published by Gateway Books. (Sept. 1990).

[1] preferred the first alternative, and about a year later, the first ‘flying saucer’ rose unexpectedly, at the first attempt, to the ceiling, and then was wrecked. A few days later an American group appeared, who seemed to understand what was happening, and seized everything. Then, after a very thorough investigation by a high-ranking officer, I was taken in protective custody, and guarded by no less than six policemen for about six months. An important part of the

[2] got to know Viktor Schauberger in Vienna in 1930, when he attended one of my lectures. He talked about his activities, showed me apparatus he had constructed and allowed me to drink of the water he had purified. In September 1935 his first essay on Regulating the Rhine was published in my periodical Tau, and was followed by many others until the banning of my periodical by the Hitler Government in 1938 …

For me it was a great gift to have had the experience of knowing this able researcher and fighter. He was a man who had a close-to-Nature originality. He had piercing eyes, a prominent aquiline nose, an upright bearing and a flowing full beard. How sharp was his power of observation and also his judgement! How to the point were his answers! How heartily he could laugh! New ideas tumbled out, as clear water from a forest spring. To his friends, he was a trusted comrade – he gave to all strength, calmness, confidence, like the mountains amongst which he lived. In a superior way and unafraid, he served the truth and did his duty. In

[3]Activated water, when heated, removes the scale inside boilers; the adhering calcareous substance (the scale) is insoluble in ordinary water, but in this same water, activated, precipitates this calcareous substance in a colloidal form… it is evident that activated water can have important effects on the organism, as living cells are mainly composed of colloids. (C. L. Kervan 1966)1

[4] C. L. Kervan (recently deceased) wrote three books (in French) on biological transmutations which occur regularly in Nature e. g., plants taking up larger amounts of magnesium than were available to them in the soil (Aquarian plans to use this knowledge to regenerate and re-mineralise the soils in self-sustaining agroforestry through undergrowth decay of plants which naturally ‘manufacture’ minerals required by trees etc.). Considerable scientific interest has developed in Belgium, Switzerland and Japan as a result of this work.

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