In December two New Energy researchers, both my valued friends, left this physical world. The same type of condition, cancer of the bladder, sent them on their way in just a few months. However each had had a long and interesting life and had told me they were ready to leave willingly.
You might not have known Phil Vogel of Olympia, Washington. I met Phil at a TeslaTech conference in Utah – a former priest who loved engineering and collected hundreds of books. We only talked about the books, gardening and energy inventions, so I didn’t know him as well as I had known William Baumgartner — whom I met in 1986.
Since William was well-known as a pioneer in the New Energy field and for his knowledge of vortex mechanics, I’ll write a longer article about his odyssey as my bimonthly column in Atlantis Rising. But that magazine’s next deadline isn’t until the end of February. However, in 1994 I interviewed William for an article for Explore More magazine in 1994, so in the following blogpost I can give you some details about his life.