Vol 2 March 2002       

Manning at Switzerland conference
Free Energy
and Spiritual

with Jeane Manning

by Carol Hiltner


Jeane Manning, author of The Coming Energy Revolution: The Search for Free Energy, sees the availability of new technology as very much a spiritual issue. Free energy, she feels, may become available only as we ourselves become conscious enough to be responsible with it.

Jeane: I have always been most interested in the spiritual implications of new-energy technologies. I think a critical mass of consciousness will be required before these technologies can blossom forth to their full potential.

The twentieth-century Western worldview about technology generally led us away from higher consciousness rather than toward the Light within. It tended toward the materialistic, and was unaware of technologies that could be based on expanded spiritual understandings.

In contrast, Walter Russell's visions, Nikola Tesla's advanced concepts, and Viktor Schauberger's harmony-with-nature inventions are in line with a more spirit-based worldview.

Carol: Do you imagine that the spiritual awareness will develop concurrently with the technology?

Jeane: The development of the technology could enable people to expand their horizons spiritually. They would be more likely to take a step forward spiritually if they could understand the abundance. There is an Energy more beautiful and expressive and intelligent than the limits of energy we are taught about.

Before I got involved with the technology end of it, spiritual studies led me to see that there is an Energy that courses throughout universes. Whether it comes from a Great Sun in the center of the universe, or wherever, it starts out a lot more refined in vibration and it's stepped down as it comes into the lower worlds — into the physical worlds.

So far, we've been dealing with the coarser part of the spectrum of this energy in our technologies. But in their experiments, a few frontier researchers have come to know the reality of an Energy that is closer to the life-force energy.

There are a few, like Dale Pond with his research into sympathetic vibratory physics, who understand that the spectrum goes all the way up to spiritual energies — that when we are enlightened enough, our technologies eventually could be running on spiritual energies.

The closer we get to these more esoteric technologies, the more enlightened we must be as a species. Spiritually-based powers require a lot more responsibility than even the most powerful but coarser technologies that we have now.

Carol: Then are you thinking that the new energy is part of a spiritual evolutionary process?

Jeane: Yes, our spiritual evolution and the technological revolution — or evolution are all interwoven. I wouldn't say that technological progress is necessary to move forward spiritually, but we must definitely expand our awareness before we're going to be allowed the more powerful energies in our technologies.

I've been seeking answers to some of these questions beyond technology. It's been twenty years since I first met an inventor who made claims of a nonconventional energy device, and I have seen through the years that, yes, people have built prototypes that did prove that there's something going on beyond what we're taught in conventional science classes.

So why, after all these years, aren't any of these on the market yet?

Carol: And do you have ideas about that?

Jeane: I think it's a matter of humanity's being mature enough to be allowed these powerful technologies. The lesson of responsibility seems to be the one that we have to learn.

And maybe we learned it the hard way by the degradation of the planet, through our carelessness and our ignorance. Now, we are rubbing our noses in the mess we have made — literally. So if that doesn't teach us, I don't know what will.

How can people continue to ignore that we are nearly killing our planet?

Carol: So do you think that the new-energy technology has not been able to get into the marketplace because some spiritual guidance is keeping track, and keeping us from it?

Jeane: I don't know if I'd put it that way. But as a species, we have spiritual lessons to learn — hard lessons — before we will be able to mature a bit further. I don't know who or what is pulling the strings, but this is my hypothesis. What else can explain it?

It's very baffling that so many people have made breakthroughs and yet they are still not on the market. Yes, I know it is a political story, but I think it's also a spiritual story.

Carol: Then do you think, when we finally do have a practical introduction of the technology, that it will herald an increased consciousness?

Jeane: It may be a sign that we have taken a step forward as a species. And I think that we are definitely maturing pretty fast. Witness all the expressions of love going back and forth between ordinary people on the planet on the Internet in the last few months.

And there's another aspect that's related to consciousness, that of "critical mass."

Are you familiar with the work of Rupert Sheldrake about morphogenic fields?

Carol: Ah, yes, but if you could explain. . .

Jeane: It's the "hundredth monkey" story — when a critical mass of beings becomes aware of something, then all of sudden it's easier for others to learn it. And that's partly why I've continued to try to get out the message that these things are possible for us.

It's not been an easy road, but I've stuck with this, because I think it's important to get the word out. People need to know that something is available, so that they can envision it.

Then, as Gregg Braden is teaching about prayer — peace is the example he uses — when we know that it's available, we can be there with what we want, and give thanks.

But people can't envision themselves in a new energy future if they only read the newspaper and standard sources of information that say we are going to run out of oil and there is going to be a crunch and we are leaving a mess for our children. That there's no easy way around it.

If people can just envision a future with an abundance of clean energy that we can use to clean up the planet, then it's just a little bit easier for it to happen.

But more and more people are becoming aware, now, that there are alternatives that they aren't hearing about through conventional sources. So I think we are moving closer to that critical mass of consciousness that can create something else.

Carol: Regarding your experience as a journalist, since the technology has not gotten out there, what has your outlet been? You have obviously made a choice to speak from the heart rather than from the pocketbook. What do you do when the mainstream media turns its back?

Jeane: It's a strange path of service, but it's the one I stumbled into, and stayed on.

Over the years, I tried to get conventional environmental publications to do something about nonconventional energy technology. And it's true, they just weren't interested, because it wasn't a direction they were looking in for their issues.

At first that really bothered me, because these were my friends. At one point, at Greenpeace in Vancouver, these were my coworkers! It was disappointing that they didn't want to hear. But I can understand some of their reasons.

Carol: What reasons? I'm curious.

Jeane: Mainly, fear and anger against all technology. Because of what technology has done to our planet.

But the problem with technology, as I said at the beginning, is that we've used the wrong type of technology. Victor Schauberger, the Austrian forester, was the first to tell the world about the technology in harmony with nature.

Our current technology predominantly uses the destructive half of nature's range of motions — the outwardly expanding motions, those that break down, and destroy, and heat — to get rid of things, whether through composting, or fires, or whatever.

Twentieth-century science emphasized entropy. The experts said that the universe was dying a "heat death." And the collective consciousness went along. So we used technologies that burned fuels or exploded the atom, and soil-destroying technologies, and so on. And we have created a world where societies, too, are breaking down.

But nature also has inward-spiraling, cooling, quiet, creative motions. And we could have technologies based on those principles. So blanket opposition to technology is not necessary.

There is good technology and there is ignorant technology. There's creative, revitalizing technology — as opposed to technology that leaves behind a mess, which is what we've chosen so far. Society, too, can revitalize itself if enough people believe in a better world.

But you don't even hear this debate because people don't really know there is a choice to be had.

Carol: Are you becoming more able now to get the debate even started? What is working for you, as a journalist, to get the information out?

Jeane: In Europe, I am getting more opportunity to speak out to audiences. Maybe it's because my German publisher pushed harder to get my book out to a wider audience, whereas in North America it is more of an underground seller.

Carol: So are you doing public speaking now? or writing?

Jeane: I did another book for my German publisher, which is coming out this spring. And I have an opportunity to do a book about the technologies in-harmony-with-nature that I mentioned above, with the most knowledgeable engineer on the subject in North America.

But I've had a strange path, based more on connecting inventors and researchers with each other than about earning a living. This winter, I'm living up in the mountains, out beyond the power lines and the phone lines, and it's a great place to get some writing done. But it's one of the "creative" choices regarding lifestyle that I had to make to get the writing done.

I've done some traveling around in my little pickup truck. At one point, I was even sleeping in the camper in the back of my truck in order to go across North America to connect with inventors and researchers.

It's been an adventure. It's been more a labor of love than earning a living. I have to balance that out.

Carol: Yes, I think you have lots of company in that regard. Those who choose a spiritual path have a challenge to find that balance.

Jeane: Yes. But during those adventures I have met some incredible people. It's really a privilege to know some of those scientists out there who are doing this work.

Carol: Since the technology has been, for at least this last decade, largely underground, I would imagine that the networking is very necessary.

Jeane: Yes, it is, because a lot of people don't trust organizations. And I understand why they get to that point.

And so, like a butterfly or a bee going from one place to another, I will suggest to someone, "You should be working with so-and-so, you are talking about something similar." And then they will end up working together.

That is satisfying.

Jeane Manning is a freelance journalist who since 1981 has traveled throughout North America and Europe to report on new-energy technologies. More of what she has to say can be read in Carol Hiltner's other article, Free Energy: The Global Implications, elsewhere in this issue.

Besides her book, The Coming Energy Revolution: The Search for Free Energy, Manning has written articles and essays that have appeared in numerous energy journals as well as several books. She also serves as a board member for two new-energy organizations.

Her website (in development at this writing) will be available soon at this link. She received her degree in sociology from the University of Idaho. She has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, and has raised three children. She now resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.