Dr. Walter Russell: The Secret of Light & the Highly Efficient Optic Dynamo-Generator

Walter Bowman Russell (May 19, 1871 – May 19, 1963) left a legacy that centers around his unique Cosmogony, or concept of the universe, having spent many years writing about the nature of humankind's relationship to the Universal One.

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Walter Bowman Russell (May 19, 1871 – May 19, 1963) left a legacy that centers around his unique Cosmogony, or concept of the universe, having spent many years writing about the nature of humankind's relationship to the Universal One and the degrees of consciousness.

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He was an American painter (of the Boston School), sculptor, natural philosopher, musician, author, and builder. His books and lectures place him firmly in the New Thought Movement. The New York Herald Tribune called him "the modern Leonardo", a Renaissance man for the twentieth century. (source)

Nikola Tesla and Walter Russell were in communication with one another. In fact it's known that Tesla was so impressed with the theories and experiments of Walter Russell that he advised Russell to lock his knowledge in the Smithsonian for 1,000 years until mankind was ready. (source: Russell, Lao, from the Archives of the University of Science and Philosophy, Swannanoa, Virginia 22980.)

Russell's work involved the assembly of a device to produce energy from the background flux of fields designated by some researchers' Zero Point Energy. Recent research has uncovered experiments that were conducted by Water and Lao Russell in conjunction with Raytheon Corporation in Colorado Springs and General Chapman of NORAD. The blue prints were discovered to still exist in Colorado Springs and the 'Russell Optical Dynamo Generator' was found last fall in a basement, intact after 30 years. (source)

This new power and light generator employs a multiplication principle of nature which has not yet entered within the realm of human consciousness... It is the principle of growth in nature which multiplies one kernel of corn into thousands... or multiplies the cold of space into hot stars and novas of incredibly high temperature... Power multiplication is the most conspicuous characteristic of nature. It is amazing to me that it has never yet been discovered. Walter Russell (memo from 1961)

To read to full memo by Walter Russell about the Optic Dynamo Generator where he covers the new thermodynamics & cyclic theory, click here.

We have proven the validity of our concept by making a simple small scale working model which is now supplying all the heat, light and power needed for our four story 52 room University. Our reactor generates much more power than needed for whatever purpose intended, so enough of that surplus is taken off from its generator to motivate the reactor in perpetuity.
​Nuclear reactors need whole buildings for operation while ours occupies no more space than a furnace or oil heating plant to house its reactor, its steam-turbine and its generator. The nuclear reactor must be prevented from harming humans by building great concrete walls around it, while ours is perfectly harmless and occupies so little space that the one which operates at our headquarters occupies hardly more than six cubic feet, has no moving parts, and weighs not more than four hundred pounds, exclusive of its small steam turbine and generator.
​It is needless to say that such a simple, mobile, light and power producing machine would not only effect the whole world-economy, but would be the first step in bringing abundance of the necessities for human existence to every nation on the face of this earth."  Walter and Lao Russell (source)

Thank you to Dagmar Neubronner, who has provided this history of Walter Russell for us to echo. Ms. Neubronner runs the website (source) : http://www.walter-russell.de/

Childhood and Youth (1871-1890)

"​Walter Russell was born in Boston, Massachusetts, May 19th, 1871.

​Before he could walk or speak, he could play any tune he heard with one finger on the piano. A blind neighbour taught him to play the piano and was the spiritual interchange partner of his childhood.

​At the age of seven, while playing marbles with other boys, he felt the urge to retreat into the solitude of the woods, where, for the first time, he experienced leaving his body and feeling the ecstasy of cosmic consciousness. From then on, he had such an experience every year in May, which made him different from the other boys, with whom he could not share the ecstasy of my world, as he called it. It gave him inner peace on one hand, but also inner loneliness on the other. His blind maestro was the only friend of his early days.

​At the age of nine, he was put to work, because the money was badly needed. He left his village school to work as a cash boy in a drygoods store.

​When he was fourteen years of age he had black diphtheria and was already declared dead, when he had his second great illumining (illumination), getting the knowing (knowledge) about self healing. To the amazement of his weeping parents and of the doctors he arose from his bed perfectly healed.

​Each year in May, year after year, I south the forests to be alone with God, experiencing the oneness of the universe. Each seventh year this experience was extremely intensive. A musician from infancy, he secured a church organists position at thirteen, and entered art school. Since then, he was entirely self-supporting and self-educated.

​The Artist (1890-1920)

​As a young man he was an illustrator for books and magazines.

​In 1894, at the age of twenty-three, he married Helen Andrews. During this first marriage, he had two daughters, both born before the end of the century, and two grand-daughters. But most of the time, Russell lived alone in his studio in Carnegie Hall in New York, while his family lived in Washington, Connecticut, in a house he had designed and built for them.

From 1897 to 1898 he was Art Editor of Colliers Weekly, then became war artist and correspondent for Colliers and Century in the Spanish War.

​In 1900 he completed his allegorical painting entitled The Might of Ages which was first exhibited in the Turin International Art Exposition, winning honourable mention from Italy, then exhibited throughout Europe, winning him many honours from France, Belgium and Spain, including membership to the Spanish Academic of Arts and Letters, Toledo. From then on, until 1914, he mainly painted portraits of children. His principal instructors in art had been Albert Munsell and Ernest Major of Boston, Howard Pyle of Philadelphia and Jean Paul Laurens from the Academy Julian in Paris.

​From 1914 he mainly painted portraits of notables, wrote books and built numerous big buildings, some of which still exist. Together with other sculptors, architects and painters he conceived the principle of co-operative ownership for flats in New York.

​The Enlighted (1921-1946)

​In 1921, at the age of 49, Walter Russell experienced his Illumination into the Light of Cosmic Consciousness during a thirty nine day and night period. His family even consulted specialists in order to decide if he had to be admitted into a psychiatric clinic. Fortunately these doctors were very impressed by his recordings and sensed, that something great was happening.

In 1927, Walter Russell published The Universal One, his fist attempt to explain the Cosmic Laws for the established scientists. As he failed completely, he worked another twenty years on it. The result is his The Secret of Light, which he published in 1947.

​In 1941, the American Academy of Sciences conferred a doctorate on him, after several laboratories had isolated the elements which he had foreseen: Deuterium, Tritium, Neptunium and Plutonium.

​In the meantime he gave numerous speeches and for 12 years he lectured upon the Law of rhythmic interchange and ethical principles in business to the officers and salesmen of IBM. Together with other notable figures of his time he built the Twilight Club, which very successfully gave positive spiritual impulses for the betterment of humankind. Their efforts resulted in notable service organizations like the Rotary Club, The Lions Club, the Boy Scouts of America and many others. They stood up for a right of education, for minimum wages, controlled advertising and much more, getting big support from Adolph Ochs, the owner of the New York Times at that time.

​Walter and Lao (1946-1963)

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​In 1946, his second wife Daisy Stebbing read some of Walter Russells works and immediately knew, that this author was her soul-mate. She got in contact with him and later reported what he said to her during their first telephone conversation: I know your voice. I have been hearing it inside of me for decades. In 1948 the 77-year-old Walter Russell married the 43-year-old woman, who he affectionately called Lao, derived from Laotse. The divorce from his first wife, he had been married to for 55 years, went through the press and was met with disapproval.

​Lao and Walter worked together for fifteen years and founded the University of Science and Philosophy on their splendid country estate in Swannanoa with the capital that Lao gained by setting up a cosmetics company. Walter and Lao developed the home study course and published the alerting book Atomic Suicide in 1957.  (Listen to Audio Recording of Atomic Suicide HERE)

​Lao also wrote several books herself. Her main concern was to attach more value to the feminine, dark, discharged and expanding principle as opposed to the predominant male-concentrated principal of our culture.

​Walter Russell, who was mentally awake and active right up until the end, died on his 92nd birthday, the 19th of May 1963.


​After Russell's Death (1963 - today)

​Right up to her death in 1988, Lao Russell continued to run the university and to edit his work. In 1997, due to financial difficulties, the foundation board had to sell the sumptuous, Italian-style palace, where the Russells had lived and worked. At present, Walter Russells works are in storage and inaccessible. The foundation is striving to keep alive the heritage of the University of Science and Philosophy and the Twilight Club.

​Furthermore, there are many people who, independently from the official organisations, do not only invest a lot of time and effort in Russells work but also refer to it and try to enhance it (e.g. Yasuhiko Kimura and the Journal und Ben Groseclose).

Russells work, however, had almost been forgotten for a long time as Nikola Tesla had advised him to lock it away in a safe for 1000 years, because mankind was not yet mature enough for it. It was Timothy Binder, president of the University of Science and Philosophy, who brought the knowledge of Walter Russell to the attention of a wider circle of interested parties in Europe during a talk in Lindau in 1992. This is where the German biologist, therapist and publicist Dagmar Neubronner met his work. She started translating his work, organized lectures, seminars and conferences about Russell and made his name known in Europe.

​Since 1997 Dagmar Neubronner has been publishing Russells work in German. She is keeping the publishing rights for all European languages and supporting publications in these languages." (thedivineilliad.com)

​The Secret of Light

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"This 1994 edition of Walter Russell's classic masterpiece has been edited to correct misspellings and grammatical errors, and add several editor's notes. The preservation of the essence of Dr. Russell's thoughts and teachings has been foremost in our minds. Scientific investigation of Walter Russell's ideas gives the reward of deeper understanding into the nature of the Universe, and will serve as an inspiration and light into the next centuries. Technological application of his principles holds the promise of a non-polluting sustainable energy future that is presently so desperately needed. It is with great hope and expectation for humanity's greater comprehension and use of The Secret Of Light that we offer this updated edition."

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