Viktor Schauberger

Viktor Schauberger was an Austrian forest caretaker, naturalist, philosopher, inventor and biomimicry experimenter.


Schauberger developed his own ideas based on what he observed in nature. Viktor Schauberger gained insight of the implosion by observing nature, which made him question the current scientific world view at his time, of how energy should be used. He believed the implosion principle manifests at macrocosmic scale in “screw-like movements” of the planets and at microcosmic scale in “ellipsoidal orbits” as the electrons in Bohr’s atomic model do. This “cycloidal motion forms” are also found in the material intermediate forms of our physical reality, a thesis from which he derived the motto “understand and copy nature“.

In Implosion magazine, a magazine released by Schauberger’s family, he said that aeronautical and marine engineers had incorrectly designed the propeller. He stated:

As best demonstrated by Nature in the case of the aerofoil maple-seed, today’s propeller is a pressure-screw and therefore a braking screw, whose purpose is to allow the heavy maple-seed to fall parachute-like slowly towards the ground and to be carried away sideways by the wind in the process. No bird has such a whirling thing on its head, nor a fish on its tail. Only man made use of this natural brake-screw for forward propulsion. As the propeller rotates, so does the resistance rise by the square of the rotational velocity. This is also a sign that this supposed propulsive device is unnaturally constructed and therefore out of place.

Alick Bartholomew has written a book about Schauberger’s unorthodox ideas.

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