I have published this essay in other formats: format (10.7 megabytes) and format without visible links (the closest experience to reading a book), to honor different methods of digesting this essay, but this html version comprises the online textbook that I intended this essay to be. NASA recruited my father to work in Mission Control during the Space Race, and I was trained from childhood to be a scientist.My first professional mentor invented as Nikola Tesla did, and among his many inventions was an engine hailed by a federal study as the worlds most promising alternative to the internal combustion engine.
The company sold the best heating system that has ever been on the world market and it placed that system for free on customers homes by using the most ingenious marketing plan that I ever saw.That effort was killed by the local electric industry, which saw our technology as a threat to its revenues and profits, and my wild ride began.During my second year of college, I had my first existential crisis and a paranormal event changed my studies from science to business.I still held my energy dreams, however, and in 1986, eight years after that first paranormal event, I had a second one that suddenly caused me to move up the coast from Los Angeles to Seattle, where I landed in the middle of what is arguably the greatest attempt yet made to bring alternative energy to the American marketplace.
In 1974, as that engine created a stir in the USAs federal government, I began dreaming of changing the energy industry.
In that same year, I had my cultural and mystical awakenings.