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'The book seeks to explain its concepts in simple language, assisted throughout by clear and well-annotated illustrations. thought-provoking.'
'A comprehensive breakdown of Viktor Schauberger's stunning ideas and observations. Alick Bartholomew strips away the complexity of Callum Coats' book Living Energies, in order better to understand Schauberger's main themes. It will certainly transform your views on water. The graphics are the clearest I've seen in any book on Schauberger. I highly recommend it if you want to learn about Schauberger's natural science.'
– Amazon UK reviewer
'As one reads this very accessible book, one is left with a growing sense that his system is so simple, so sensible and rooted in reality, that one wonders why on earth more people don't know about it.'
– Star and Furrow
'With its readable text and informative illustrations, this is an essential primer.'
– Scientific and Medical Network Review
'A spacious and well-presented book with plenty of diagrams. The concepts are explained well. Fascinating and thought-provoking.'
– Reforesting Scotland
'The book's scope is very broad and it is intended to be more accessible to the lay reader than the technical publications on Schauberger... It has always puzzled me that Jack and Jill went 'up' the hill for their water. The 'anomaly point', central to Schauberger's understanding of how true springs form, might be a clue.... Schauberger's ideas, ideals even, resonate strongly with the modern debate about sustainability.'
– New View
'This is a timely book on a profound subject ... Hidden Nature reveals a timeless wisdom requiring urgent attention ... Water may seem to you so ordinary, but this book will totally transform your perception of it. After reading Hidden Nature you will know that it is the most precious substance on the Earth.'
– Satish Kumar, Editor, Resurgence magazine
'Alick Bartholomew tells how in 1950 Richard St Barbe Baker arranged for Schauberger's son, a trained physicist, to talk to a group of atomic physicists at Birmingham University. A few weeks later, Baker asked the scientists if they had held a postmortem on Schauberger's presentation. 'Yes indeed,' they admitted; they had decided that it was 'unchallengable'. 'Then what are you going to do about it?' asked Baker. Nothing, was their retort. Why not?' 'Because it would mean rewriting all the textbooks in the world.' That, in my view, is reason enough to read this book.'
– Star and Furrow
'Alick Bartholomew provides a fitting first glimpse [of Schauberger's insights and inventions] with Hidden Nature. If you've had enough of the mechanistic, materialistic worldview and are looking for an alternative approach that's based on a real appreciation of Nature's workings, this is the book for you.'
– Nexus Magazine
'Schauberger was an untutored genius well ahead of his time. His remarkable insights and investigations into water and living energies challenge established scientific dogmas then and now. Alick Bartholomew has done an admirable job of making Schauberger's work accessible and relevant to our age without compromising its artistic integrity. Read it for pure inspiration and for concrete ideas on disciplines as diverse as bioenergetics, consciousness, earth science, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and many others yet to be named.'
– Dr Mae-Wan Ho, biologist, author, and editor of Science in Society
About the Author
- Publisher : Floris Books (January 15, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0863154328
- ISBN-13 : 978-0863154324
- Item Weight : 2.54 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.1 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
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His knowledge was tapped by Hitler during WWII, leading the Allies to the suspicion that he might have been affiliated with the Nazis. He wasn't, but it is understandable why someone back then might have had concerns in that regard.
Schauberger's scientific contributions were many, and included some of the most mind-boggling ideas about propulsion of aircraft that have ever been produced. Even today, his ideas are light years beyond anything we have in production; at least the stuff our military/government will admit to. After Schauberger was released from military custody at the end of the war, he remarked that the Allies had confiscated his research and it was never returned to him. To the best of my knowledge, the research materials taken from him have to this day, never been declassified or released. That's not bad for 70 or 80 year old ideas, eh?
Perhaps his greatest contribution is his work regarding water, and its conservation. He produced water chutes to bring timber down out of the mountains that were copied the world over. He employed principles to work with the water that had never been considered before. For instance, he maintained, and rightfully so, that water has greater energetic capacity when it is chilled. The cooling of water and regulation of its temperature was one attribute of his timber chutes that made them work. No one believed what he said would work until he proved it by building a working prototype and proving it.
His single most mind-boggling idea is that virtually all our technology today is based upon the explosion. For example, in our cars, the engine works by combustion, with explosions pushing pistons, etc. This, says Schauberger, is absolutely the opposite of the way Nature works. Nature produces its energy through a process of implosion, which, he maintained, produces far more work capacity, while causing little or no environmental pollution. If he is correct, and there is every reason to believe he is absolutely correct, our entire technological foundation is heading us for some ultimate burnout. It cannot be sustained, and in attempting to do so it will continue to waste and destroy all our resources. It may yet be possible to turn this around by adopting the concept of implosion technology, but it remains to be seen if the economic powers of the world will have enough wisdom to pursue this course, or if they will ride the train of greed all the way until the tracks fall off the cliff.
I could go on and on, but you really need to read this book to get even a small idea of the scope of this man's thinking and his contributions. Like several other figures from the past, Schauberger's is a name that is only now beginning to be appreciated for the contributions he made, and the contributions the further implementation of his ideas are yet capable of making.
This allowed him to understand how human interaction is destroying Nature, and how balance could and should be maintained so everything would flourish. "Highly ordered systems lose stability when their environment suffers deterioration." He predicted that a decrease in biodiversity in nature would lead to an increase in violence and a degeneration of spiritual qualities in humans. He also predicted how deforestation would lead to more violent weather worldwide. I think we've proven these predictions as accurate, and they were made before Al Gore was even born.
But, like other visionaries who challenged the establishment, Viktor posed a threat to those who benefitted from the status quo. From their perspective Nature exits to be manipulated and exploited for the "benefit" of humanity. There is no accountability.
The book is divided into sections dealing with water, trees and energy. Some of this gets moderately complex, but understanding the exact workings of how a tree pumps sap based on temperature gradient is not necessary to comprehending the basis of balance in Nature. The most fascinating discussion involved water, and the fact that it is a living entity.
How anyone can start out daydreaming on a riverbank & end up inventing a flying saucer travelling 1500 miles per hour with antigravity properties that broke through the roof of its manufacturing plant.
And speaking of plants, Viktor's tree realizations and H2O's role on Earth is so different than anything ever conceived.
And speaking of conceived, it is very straightforward to conclude that if Germany would have discovered Viktor Schauberger's gadgets sooner, Germany would have been viktorious in World War II.
El libro en sí es una introducción a la manera de ver el mundo según Viktor Schauberger, pero narrado de una manera muy entendible, con un lenguaje muy claro y correcto, sin ahondar en complejidades innecesarias para un libro que es introductorio. Los temas que toca, siempre alrededor del agua, sus características y la importantísima relación de ésta con el mundo y con nosotros mismos.
Es realmente esclarecedor, inspirador e informativo. Para quienes no tienen en claro quién fué Viktor Schauberger, creo que esta es la pieza de texto indicada para empezar. Nos hace reflexionar a cerca del cuidado que debemos tener en relación al medioambiente en general y al agua en particular, y nos propone un cambio radical de nuestra conciencia para cooperar con nuestro planeta.
Top reviews from other countries
Olof Alexandersson has written an great little book about a wise man and his wonderful ideas and how his fate ended too early due to opposition from traditional science and maybe also because America buried/hid his far rreaching ideas.
"Hidden Nature" takes Viktor Schaubergers ideas further and explains them well. Ideas also wonderfully explained in "Living water" by Olof Alexandersson.
I recommend this book to you who have an interest in nature and science and a sense that some things are very wrong.
I am a prof. graduate forester in Sweden and at the age of 69 I was shaken by the insights of the book and by the fact that I never heard the name Viktor Schauberger in my training (maybe because he dislikes clear fellings).
Great book !