Amazing and Wonderful Mind Machines You Can Build" by G. Harry Stine
This is a strange and fun little book that challenges one's understanding of the world as we are told it exists. The ideas and devices discussed herein are "impossible" or "frauds" by the standards of some. The trouble is, they work! Maybe not always and for everyone, but they work often enough for some pretty level-headed engineer types like John Campbell and G. Harry Stine to be convinced. Campbell was the famous (some would say infamous) editor of Analog magazine during its heyday, and Stine worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry. I have personally used dowsing rods and they worked for me even though I didn't believe they would work at all. (It was a very strange feeling when they moved, too.)
The book covers such things as pyramids, dowsing rods, energy wheels, and a couple of "strange machines" called the Hieronymus machine (after its inventor) and the Wishing Machine. It even delves into the realm of "symbolic machines," variations of these devices which work even if only the schematic is used. Stine discusses his introduction to these devices, his experiments with them, people's reactions to them, and directions/methods for further research. Although not mentioned in this book, other countries, such as the former USSR, researched such things heavily, and are rumored to have made some very strange and possibly dangerous strides in this field which they call "energetic."
If you think that there is no scientific basis for any of this, you are not current in cutting-edge physics (which is in turn billions of years behind the Universe itself). The work of Myron Evans in O(3) Electrodynamics, Sash's Unified Field Theory, and Michael Layton's work in higher dimensional symmetry, among others, give plenty of theoretical basis for these beasties to function
Those who think such things are frauds should not waste their time here. This book is for people who are rational, open-minded, and believe in the empirical part of scientific method. Try them and decide for yourself, unless you prefer to let others do all your thinking for you. Remember, all great scientific breakthroughs were fought tooth and nail by the "keepers of the status quo" of their time.
This book is for people who want to push the envelope, not hide in it.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE REALIST'S DILEMMA 9
DETECTOR RODS 21
THE ENERGY WHEEL 61
THE HIERONYMOUS MACHINE 103
SYMBOLIC MACHINES 125
THE SYMBOLIC HIERONYMOUS MACHINE 1/13
THE WISHING MACHINE 165
Top of the Mountain Publishing | 1994 | ISBN: 1560870753 | 208 pages | File type: PDF | 16.5 mb