Re-posted (in part) with thanks to HealthNutNews.
Fascinating post of a rather compelling if surreal interview by a journalist named John Smith with Nikola Tesla covering all sorts of subjects, including his philosophies of life and play, understanding of consciousness and the Universe, life, death, electricity, light, posted by Erin Elizabeth at HealthNutNews. Original post by Georgi Stankov at StankovUniversalLaw.com. Other interviews available at TeslaUniverse.com.
Journalist: Personnel in your lab speak about flashes of light, flames and lightning that occur if you are angry or into kind of risk.
Tesla: It is the psychic discharge or a warning to be alert. The light was always on my side. Do you know how I discovered the rotating magnetic field and induction motor, which made me became famous when I was twenty-six? One summer evening in Budapest, I watched with my friend Sigetijem sunset.
Thousands of fire was turning around in thousands of flaming colors. I remembered Faust and recited his verses and then, as in a fog, I saw spinning magnetic field, and induction motor. I saw them in the sun!
Journalist: Hotel service telling that at the time of lightning you isolate into the room and talk to yourselves.
Tesla: I talk with lightning and thunder.
Journalist: With them? What language, Mr.Tesla?
Tesla: Mostly my native language. It has the words and sounds, especially in poetry, what is suitable for it.
Journalist: Readers of our magazine would be very grateful if you would interpret that.
Tesla: The sound does not exist only in the thunder and lightning, but, in transformation into the brightness and color. A color can be heard. Language is of the words, which means that it is from the sounds and colors. Every thunder and lightning are different and have their names. I call some of them by the names of those who were close in my life, or by those whom I admire.
In the sky brightness and thunder live my mother, sister, brother Daniel, a poet Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj and other persons of Serbian history. Names such As Isaiah, Ezekiel, Leonardo, Beethoven, Goya, Faraday, Pushkin and all burning fires mark shoals and tangles of lightning and thunder, which does not stop all night bringing to the Earth precious rain and burning trees or villages.
There is lightning and thunder, and they are the brightest and most powerful, that will not vanish. They are coming back and I recognize them among the thousands.
Journalist: For you, science or poetry is the same?
Tesla: These are the two eyes of one person. William Blake was taught that the Universe was born from the imagination, that it maintains and it will exist as long as there is a last man on the Earth. With it was a wheel to which astronomers can collect the stars of all galaxies. It is the creative energy identical to the light energy.