The legend of Bessler’s wheel; his discovery of the secret of making a working gravitywheel and what happened; and his subsequent failure to reveal the secret are described in my book, “Perpetual Motion; An Ancient Mystery Solved?”, available from my website at www.free-energy.co.uk. This website, www.orffyreus.net, explores the means of deciphering the various coded message found in Chapter 55 of Bessler’s book, “Apologia Poetica” as well as other verbal clues throughout his works.
Many people will be familiar with the discoveries I have made concerning the secret codes hidden in Johann Bessler’s (aka Orffyreus) books published in 1717 and1719, and also the other clues and hints in his unpublished documents. I refer to the discovery of several pentagrams hidden in each of his published drawings and the ubiquity of the numbers 5 and 55. For further information on the codes, go to www.theorffyreuscode.com or for the background to Johann Bessler see my site at www.free-energy.co.uk
My feeling was that there were too many references to the number 5 to simply assume that it was intended to indicate how many mechanisms might be required within the gravitywheel. I have always maintained that that was one aspect of the number but in fact we are overwhelmed with the appearance of the numbers 5 and 55, encoded in numerous places both within his name and also in every document both published and unpublished.
I believe that these clues were deliberately inserted into his books to point to a certain place where he had hidden a secret message which once deciphered would reveal exactly how his wheels worked. He left many hints that this was his intention and I’m certain that studying the clues will lead to a full understanding of his machine. He stated that he would prefer to die and leave his secret to posterity than give it away for free while he lived, implying that the secret would still be available after his death.
The evidence that he built a genuine gravity-driven wheel is absolutely convincing and many, many people around the world believe that this clean, free technology is waiting to be rediscovered and made use of as an alternative to current energy generation methods.
To aid to those who might feel that they have the necessary expertise in code breaking to reveal the message, I have written down everything that I (think I) have discovered about chapter 55 in the hope that it will lead to a successful outcome – the reconstruction of Bessler’s wheel. My “discoveries” are based on interpreting the various anomalies which pepper Bessler’s publications - ones which deviate from the normal or expected appearance. Such things as sudden and brief changes in font or prose style. I have learned through experience, that these anomalies are deliberate and not errors in printing.
If one wished to leave a secret message hidden within a normal piece of prose there would have to be some way of indentifying which letters or words were required to form the text of the message. In the end the requirements are quite simple. First the relevant piece of text must be identifiable. The particular letter or word has to be ascertainable on a certain line and somewhere within that line. Finally we need to discover any suspicious information which seems either irrelevant, unnecessary or meaningless which might be designed to aid in deciphering the message – such as seven pages containing nothing but 141 references to quotations from the bible.