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by Congress:Member:Leslie R. Pastor

'This page was created to enable Directory:Tom Bearden an opportunity to refute incorrect information and to explain his relationship with PowerPedia:Floyd Sweet and PowerPedia:John Bedini. I believe that future history will fully vindicate 'negative energy' and resolve our serious energy problem.'

Responding to . . .

In an answer to the following post from the Sweet VTA Group....Tom Bearden provides a significant CORRECTION regarding:

"'Bedini Patent' is referred to and in other posts John Bedini

acknowledges that he worked for Sweet and obtained the magnets from a

surplus shop. There was no actual test made of the magnet composition

so it's unconfirmed what the magnet composition was."

PowerPedia:John Bedini posted comments and pictures of the VTA on the Keelynet

website and can be looked up there.


"Bearden posts much of his information from HEARSAY as he did not

observe the tests visually but obtained the info via telephone conversations with Sweet".'''

This is a patently FALSE STATEMENT [ Tom Bearden explains below ]:



Tom Bearden On Floyd Sweet Secrets: Free Energy Using Vacuum Triode Amplifier (VTA)





Bearden Replies

Hi Les,

Typical [mis]information. He charges "hearsay" and speaks entirely from

hearsay himself.

I did lots of experiments with Sweet, in Sweet's lab, on personal visits to California to work with him awhile (ask John Bedini, he was there). And John did not "work for" Sweet to the contrary, he personally assisted Sweet to help him get going, for free. Without John's assistance, Sweet would have been a very much longer time in getting successful activation of persistent self-oscillation in his barium ferrite magnets.

At the time I met him, Sweet knew nothing of phase conjugate optics (when he got his Master's degree from MIT in the 1940s, the subject was not even being taught in the U.S., or even known here -- check it out). Information on phase conjugate optics was given to the U.S. by the Russians much later in a briefing by the Russians at a U.S. university, and even then it took quite a while for the U.S. to get going in phase conjugation. Again, check it out.

I personally extracted the main phase conjugate equations from one of the

first books on the subject, and furnished them to Sweet since he was

entangled with -- among other things -- phase conjugate signals. At the

time, his unit put out only 6 watts. That's S-I-X watts, not 500.

Incorporating the results of phase conjugation for more proper handling,

Sweet's next VTA put out 500 watts of power and had an amplification

(COP) due to his new phase conjugate pumping of 1,500,000. Then since his unit also put out negative EM energy, and with high gain that makes antigravity possible, I designed the antigravity experiment for him,

and gave it to him. At the time, I was very busy with my aerospace job at

Computer Sciences Corporation, and could not travel again to California for some weeks. Hence Sweet built the necessary output unit and set up and performed the experiment there in California with me on the phone with him, here from Alabama. He read off the measurements there on the bench, and I wrote them down here in Huntsville.

I later included these results in a joint paper, putting Sweet's name first which was proper, since he was the inventor, not me. The paper is Floyd Sweet and T. E. Bearden, "Utilizing Scalar Electromagnetics to Tap Vacuum Energy," Proc. 26th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC '91), Boston, Massachusetts, 1991, p. 370-375

Contrary to your disinformation, the magnets were indeed barium ferrite

magnets -- the old audio kind which were quite common in surplus shops at

the time. Again, ask John Bedini.

And for your information, I personally took a Sweet-activated barium ferrite magnet, placed a shim stock on it, and watched the shim stock oscillate continuously to and fro for an hour, fanning air and doing free work all the time. I then locked the self-oscillating magnet and its waving shim stock fan load) in a safe, and took the key with me. 24 hours later, when I reopened the safe, there sat the magnet with its shim stock still waving and fanning air and doing free work.

Sweet himself had great difficulty in activating the magnets only about one in 30 had a sufficiently "accurate" and even overall field to take and hold activation. He only got to that level of success when Walter Rosenthal built for him a device to allow much more precision in the activation process, and when he initiated a line-scanning process for checking the smoothness of the magnet's magnetic field. Too many ripples, the material construction was too variable and it would not hold activation. Thereafter, he could successfully activate one selected from about 30 "scanned" magnets, and that one would "hold" the activation for a long time (in some cases, a year or two at the least). Most unscanned and non-culled magnets would hold it only for a few seconds to a few hours as they lost their self-oscillation activation.

You speak lightly of hearsay -- did you ever even meet Sweet, or Bedini? Or me either, for that matter? Did you meet Walter Rosenthal, who built Sweet's activation circuit and system for him, and who measured and examined several Sweet VTA systems, including the last one that was self-powering (closed clamped positive feedback loop system)? I never saw the closed-loop self-powering Sweet system.

To my knowledge, the answer is no, you were not there, know nothing about

what happened or what was done, and are just "spouting off". So everything you have uttered is the rankest hearsay, and in fact much of it is a flat lie.

Since you seem to want to pose as a fount of all knowledge, then please

explain precisely how Sweet was able to trick the negative binding energy of the barium nucleus in his barium ferrite magnets into long-lasting

self-oscillation. The powerful negative energy binding forces in the nucleus are one of the few places one can get gains (COPs) on the order of 1,500,000. Once you have the original gain stably, however, it is fairly straightforward to increase it further if you are dealing with negative energy. I personally activated several sets of magnets in Sweet's lab when working with Sweet, but I also never knew the FULL activation secret which he kept very, very secret.

One can produce negative energy in several ways self-oscillation of the

barium nucleus' negative binding energy is one. Sharp gradients (as used for nearly 20 years by Bedini in his battery chargers and other circuits) are another the sharp gradient suddenly lifts normal electrons from the Dirac Sea, resulting in a sudden spurt of normal electron current (usually called the Lenz law effect). But accompanying it is the sudden spurt of currents of"Dirac Sea holes" in the opposite direction. And while they exist, those holes are pouring out negative EM energy. The longer they exist before swallowing up an electron, the more negative EM energy they freely emit.

And a Dirac Sea hole is not a positron (that was a trick by the

conventional physics community to get rid of negative energy arbitrarily). The Dirac Sea hole is actually a negative mass-energy electron. And as a source charge, it produces negative energy EM fields -- i.e., fields whose photons are of negative angular momentum, that is, they have (-delta E)x(t), rather than (+delta E)x(t).

Please go and read some of Dr. Dan Solomon's papers, since his group has now strongly pointed out that it was an error and a mistake to arbitrarily eliminate negative energy from the Dirac Sea theory. Particularly see Dan Solomon, "Some new results concerning the vacuum in Dirac's hole theory," Physica Scripta, Vol. 74, 2006, p. 117-122. He has several other key papers on the subject also.

Here's a quote from Dotson, dealing with the issue of the arbitrary

exclusion of negative energy. Quoting:

"I think if one had to point to a single place where science went profoundly and permanently off the track, it would be 1934 and the emasculation of Dirac's equation." . "Dirac's wave equation is a relativistic generalization of the Schrodinger wave equation. In 1934 this brilliantly successful equation was shorn of half of its solutions by a questionable bit of mathematical slight-of-hand. Because it was 'politically correct,' this bit of juggling became the accepted interpretation. However, recent developments

have shown the very basis of this mathematical trick to be invalid."

"Dirac's complete equation, however, describes a quantum spinor field, which has as solutions four different kinds of electrons: electrons and positrons of positive energy, and electrons and positrons of negative energy." [D. L. Hotson, "Dirac's Equation and the Sea of Negative Energy, Part I, New Energy, Issue 43, 2002, pp. 1-20.]

Indeed, Dirac got his positron with a sleight of hand bit of trickery. The "hole" itself has negative mass energy. If the hole (altered vacuum) movesaway and is replaced by a filled hole (normal vacuum), the CHANGE that will be observed is positive -- in short, a positron change. That is not the hole at all, but is the change resulting from the replacement of the empty hole by a filled hole. The (-1) negative energy of the hole increased by (+1) to get back to (0) (a filled hole). Identifying the (-1) hole as a (+1)replacement by a filled hole falsely assumes that 0 - 1 = +1, a violation of simple arithmetic.

Quoting Dirac (who hated negative energy) himself, where E = energy:

"One gets over the difficulty on the classical theory by arbitrarily

excluding those solutions that have a negative E. One cannot do this in the quantum theory, since in general a perturbation will cause transitions from states with E positive to states with E negative." [Dirac, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 117, p. 610.]

Not only Dirac, but most other scientists also hated negative energy, and so they were determined to get rid of it at whatever costs.

Quoting Farmelo:

"Dirac. proposed that, if a negative-energy electron were for some reason

'displaced', experimenters should be able to observe it as a positive-energy particle with a positive charge. (The empty space will have become less negative, and therefore more positive.) At first, he identified these holes as protons, but by 1931 he had changed his mind and come to a much more radical conclusion: 'A hole, if there was one, would be a new kind of elementary particle, unknown to experimental physics, having the same mass and opposite charge to the electron.' ". [Graham Farmelo, "Pipped to the positron," New Scientist, 10 Aug. 2002, p. 48-49. Quote is from p. 48.]

In other words, if you FILL the hole, the filling process will appear to be a positron appearance. But a FILLED hole and an empty hole are not at all the same thing, and assuming they are is a false assumption.

I will tell you that most of this stuff with negative energy (and also

antigravity) is also "old hat" for several decades now to several nations

who have developed and deployed (in great secrecy) negative energy EMP

weapons among other things. The Russian scientists have known all about

negative energy since shortly after WW II, and they are probably the most

knowledgeable in it today as well.

Several persons have been able to activate barium ferrite magnets where the activation lasted for several hours or in a few cases even six weeks. While activated, they had the successful mechanism of a Sweet VTA operating. But so far as I'm aware, no one else (at least in the open community) except Sweet has been able to get extremely long and enduring activation (self-oscillation of the negative binding energy of the barium nucleus).

Yours truly,

Tom Bearden


In a follow-up email.........Tom Bearden clarifies further:

From: "Tom Bearden"

To: "'Leslie R. Pastor'"

Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 11:15 AM

Subject: RE: [Sweet-VTA] Re: VTA Development

No Problem!

John is telling it like it happened. He actually got Sparky started, and

helped him immensely -- with work, parts, and even protection. All

completely true. And John did save Sparky's life, just as he stated. And John is indeed the one who introduced me to Sparky, and arranged for me to meet him and work with him as I could.

In my opinion, John Bedini is the only man living who really knows exactly how Sparky activated his magnets. And who can probably do it.

And the "backers" and other folks who cluttered around Sparky were

responsible for excluding Bedini, because in their view John knew exactly

how the beast worked and how to make it.

John Bedini has forgotten more crucial knowledge of strange circuits and

overunity power systems than most people will know in ten lifetimes. And he's simply the best there is out there, to my knowledge and in my

opinion. I do expect to see working Bedini units on the market soon, and am looking forward to it with great hopes. John just may be the man who saves the U.S. from a catastrophic economic collapse over the escalating oil crisis and energy problem.

Best wishes,



Additionally Tom Bearden states:

Thanks Les!

Looks good to me. I’m particularly very happy to see the Bedini story unfold John is simply the very best bench researcher I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. In my view, the U.S. scientific community should long ago have assigned a team of sharp young physicists to working with John to properly interpret his tremendous discoveries and results. It is a scientific legacy of the utmost importance, which must not be lost when John passes away.

It was John who introduced me to Sparky in the first place, and who was strongly helping Sparky at the beginning – furnishing him with parts, building up circuits etc., and many other things. John may well be the only man alive who fully understands just exactly how the sustained self-oscillation was obtained in the negative binding energy of the barium nuclei in Sweet’s barium ferrite magnets.

I am particularly glad to see the multiple replications now of Bedini systems by the special website group. This has fulfilled the final requirement of the scientific method – independent experimental replication.

And I’m eagerly looking forward to seeing those superb Bedini battery chargers rolling off the production line and entering the market shortly.

Best wishes,




In a recent email (October 10, 2007) Tom Bearden further clarifies this process (Sweet-Bedini-Bearden) regarding 'negative energy' which was ultimately discovered by Nikola Tesla.....for which Tesla was suppressed and then murdered to prevent him from developing as the ultimate primary energy source. Read my page: The Deliberate Curtailment of Nikola Tesla's Primary Energy Source


Nothing is Something by Floyd Sweet



Hi Les,

Not quite. Puthoff is speaking of augmenting the Casimir effect and its derivatives, and he himself has stated that presently one can get only enough energy that way to "flutter a butterfly’s wing". But the effect he addresses is real, and it is experimentally proven. So one can keep one’s academic credentials, etc., if one limits oneself to the ZPE (the quantum mechanical "jitter" energy of an observable particle when it reaches zero temperature).

Puthoff is correct in stating that it may yet be possible to find a way to increase the gain of a Casimir-like phenomenology, and thereby extract usable amounts of energy from the "jittering" of the observable particle – which "jitter" is due to the incessant interaction between the virtual state vacuum fluctuations and the observable charged particle.

Negative energy was arbitrarily and injudiciously eliminated from the Dirac theory (which is a relativistic extension to the Shrödinger theory), because most of the scientists – Dirac included – hated negative energy.

Gabriel Kron in the 30s had rediscovered what Tesla called "radiant energy", which is negative energy, and had built a so-called "negative resistor" which used negative energy to increase its output per operator input.

Sweet worked for the same company, though not on the supersecret project where Kron was the chief scientist. But Sweet knew the details of Kron’s negative resistor, and developed his own adaptation of it.

The importance of phase conjugate pumping occurs when one uses negative energy, because any impedance fed by an input of operator-input negative energy is "pumped" by the continual struggle of the external environment to insert extra negative energy into that impedance. It will do so at any ordinary impedance, so that the negative energy flow LEAVING the impedance and remaining in the circuit, is greater than the operator’s input of negative energy INTO the impedance.

In other words, it gives you a net gain – which (without the phase conjugate modeling) is what Tesla had discovered the gist of, and called "radiant energy" to differentiate its behavior. This is why he knew that the environment was "active" and that energy could be freely extracted from it. And Tesla was planning to give the world the cheap clean energy from the active medium – which was why Morgan suppressed him so resoundingly and thoroughly.

When phase conjugation was called to Sweet’s attention, he learned those equations very quickly – and then never mentioned them. But he knew that the barium nucleus was what he was triggering into self-oscillation of its NEGATIVE ENERGY binding energy.

This allowed him to obtain tremendous gain from the phase conjugate pumping (regarding that self-oscillating nucleus as a pumped phase conjugate mirror).

The real secret of the Sweet device is how he was able to successfully get that self-oscillation induced inside that barium nucleus, and in a manner that it was self-sustaining. Many researchers have gotten temporary activation, from a few seconds to – in one case – five or six weeks, but Sweet could get it in a much longer lasting fashion.

I suspect that, today, there’s only one person who can do that activation, and that is John Bedini. Bedini is the person who introduced me to Sweet in the first place, and Bedini furnished Sweet’s early magnets and parts, etc. and greatly helped him.

Best wishes,



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