The Day The Earth Stood Still

The Day That Changed My Life

I was always a fan of science fiction movies. As a young child at the age of seven, I has my first psychic experience while viewing the 1951 cult classic – The Day the Earth Stood Still.  I’ll save that detailed description for the personal diary companion book that accompanies the Healing Field film, however, that movie had such a dramatic effect on me, it set my life on a course to discover how both ancient wisdom and modern technology could be used to improve the human condition.

The Day The Earth Stood Still featured an artificial intelligent robot named Gort and an alien named Klaatu that landed in Washington to deliver a warning message about nuclear energy. To get the population’s attention, they turned off all the electricity on Earth which resulted in the army killing Klaatu. With the help of sound, light and an unknown technology aboard the space craft, Gort brought his partner back to life and they delivered a message that space should not be weaponized.

Fifty years before that movie was made, Nikola Tesla told a press conference that he had just invented a technology that would allow humans to communicate with life from other worlds and enable robots to be used for war instead of humans.  It was statements like that that made front page headlines around the world  – but the invention he spoke of centered around his most famous patent, The Tesla Coil.

That patent was impossible to enforce. It’s an ancient symbol that became a simple spiral coil of wire and has now become a famous icon.  We cover this patent and the related technology in episode one, The Healing Fields of Nikola Tesla.

Tesla’s statements to the press at that time were embraced world wide by the population of Earth whom they knew was responsible for the miracles of electricity that were first delivered from Niagara Falls to Buffalo. I was born a short distance away in Hamilton Ontario, now proudly known and promoted as The Electric City because it was the first city in Canada to get electrified courtesy of Nikola Tesla.  Because Hamilton had a natural safe harbour and an abundance of electricity, industry choose it to produce steel and other metals.  My parents took me on yearly visits to the falls which became a popular tourist attraction, but I was most interested in visiting the power generators because I had developed a strange facination with electricity and magnetism. At that time, there were no statues or mention of Tesla – he had been erased from history. When Tesla first invented the generators, he was at that time the most famous person on Earth.  What forces came into play to remove him from the textbooks of North America?