Viktor Schauberger & the Science of Nature

Implementing Schauberger’s Vision

A list of groups and individuals working on research and development inspired by Schauberger’s work

It is clear that many are now responding to Viktor’s call to become familiar with Nature’s laws and to work with them. They are recognising that this is the only way to start turning back from the terminal disasters that otherwise surely await humankind. As with any significant changes of consciousness in human history, a few pioneers become the leaven through which all of society starts to wake up and, like a cosmic shift, the awakening becomes unstoppable.What follows are examples of what these pioneers are up to. For the most part these are very practical projects, often to do with water purification, river management or energy generation.

What these innovations often have in common is the influence of the spiral or of vortex energy. The one area that is missing is that of implosive energy generation. Without Viktor’s models and detailed drawings, it is hard to see how anyone can crack that nut, unless someone in American or Russian intelligence leaks some vital notes (as happened with Schauberger’s notes that Evgeny Podkletnov inherited when Soviet Intelligence raided Schauberger’s Vienna flat at the end of the war).

There is, however, the theory of spontaneous or synchronistic origination, which some claim accounted for the simultaneous discovery of electricity and other significant breakthroughs. When the time is right and the need is great, perhaps some higher intelligence with a concern for human evolution cooperates with Nature to sow simultaneously the necessary seeds in a number of fertile minds.

As in the USA, many Australians are sympathetic to Schauberger’s ideas. Many people depend on rivers for their water source. The author, Callum Coats who has tested a number of Viktor’s experiments was inspired to design a well to receive water filtered from the river. A well should be dug about 5-10 metres from the river bank, depending on the size of the river, about 1 metre in diameter, the depth to correspond to the depth of the river bed. If the soil between the river and the well shaft is porous, the water will be filtered by the soil. If the soil is impervious, a channel connecting the river and well shaft should be dug and filled with fine sand to act assdg Energies, p.202) This system was first set up in 1972 and in recent contact with the present owner of the property (purchased in 1979) Callum Coats was told that the water supply had at all times functioned flawlessly, and still does.
Callum Coats is also involved in the making of a 3-part video on Viktor Schauberger’s theories in conjunction with Martin Selecki of Filmstream in Byron Bay, NSW, as well as in the production of a 50 litre water cooling egg-shaped container in association with Phil Sedgman of ‘Living Water Flow-Forms, also of Byron Bay.Coats has written or edited several books on Schauberger.

After his father died, Walter Schauberger set up, in 1962, the Pythagoras Kepler School (PKS) at Engleithen in the Salzkammergut mountains of Upper Austria. He was a physicist and mathematician, and set out to validate mathematically his father’s research. His particular interests were harmonic theories (the monochord) and conceptions of non-Euclidian geometry (plane sections of a hyperbolic cone). He never published his research; however, Callum Coats, who studied with Walter at the PKS, is currently writing up some of Walter’s work. It was intended that Walter’s eldest son, a physicist, Dr. Tilman Schauberger should succeed him at the PKS but, in the event, Tilman died shortly after his father’s death in 1994.

As a result, Walter’s younger son Jörg gave up his work in the Austrian media to help save his grandfather’s work. Aided by his wife, he runs courses at the PKS for those who wish to learn more about the Eco-technology heritage. Every year, there are usually about six seminars in German, with participants from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, but also from Italy, Hungary, the Benelux Countries or from Scandinavia. Less frequently they now also run international seminars in English, bringing together people from all over the world who are engaged in Schauberger-inspired research, to share their findings. Speakers at these seminars are specialists or technicians in water or environmental issues who are willing to follow unorthodox ways of studying how Nature works. Members of the PKS now give lectures in many different countries round the world.

Water and the vortex are the present main topics of study at the PKS. However, they intend to test Viktor’s ideas for river balancing with energy bodies and flow guides to help rivers flow naturally and to protect valuable land and property from flooding.

The Schauberger Archives are open for research by appointment – see the PKS website. The PKS copper gardening tools, books, cards and videos are on sale by mail order.

John Wilkes, as an artist and sculptor at Emerson College in Sussex, pioneered the Virbela Flowforms, which are a series of formed basins, usually in concrete, arranged on sloping ground, to stimulate a water flow into figure-of-eight vortical movements, causing the water to pulsate rhythmically. This movement simulates a mountain stream, energizing, restructuring and oxygenating the water. His first flowform installed near Stockholm, Sweden in 1973, which is part of a biological sewage recycling system for a community of 200, has been a great success. The Flow Form Design Group has contacts in 35 countries that have led to more than 1000 installations in over 30 countries, their purposes ranging from the aesthetic and educational to biological purification, farming, interior air conditioning and medical/therapeutic use. He died is 2013

Wilkes studied projective geometry under the distinguished mathematician George Adams, at his Insitut für Stromungswissenschaffen (Flow Research) at Herrischreid in Germany, and later collaborated with Theodor Schwenk. It is tempting to believe that Schauberger’s insights about water probably share a common source to Adams’. Certainly people often tend to link Wilkes’ Flowforms with Schauberger’s vision of water.


Implementations, a British group which markets the Schauberger-inspired copper gardening tools is also developing a full-sized phosphor bronze “Golden Plough” in order to run tests to replicate the increases in fertility that Viktor found with his prototype.

A novel initiative combining healing techniques with the Schauberger vortex principle has been developed by the Centre for Implosion Research (CIR), in Plymouth. For the Vortex Energisers, specially imploded water is injected into a spiral-vortex cone-shaped copper pipe. The specific shape enables continual recharging of the imploded water from cosmic energy (the ether) always present in the environment, and is used to improve the quality of either standing water or drinking water supplies and to balance the energy in local environments.


The CIR also produce much smaller, Personal Harmonisers, flat spiral shaped tubular forms inspired from the spiral carvings found at the great Neolithic ritual site at New Grange in Ireland. The small tubes contain imploded water, which is continually recharged by the environment because of their spiral form. Worn as ornaments or jewellery, they enhance the personal energy field and may be placed under a glass of water or a wine glass to improve the quality of the liquid. The great popularity of these devices is a compliment to their efficacy to improve energy or enhance individuals’ sense of well-being.


World Living Water Systems Ltd.[Mikael Lund]
432 Dollarton Hwy. North,
North Vancouver,
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They produce ingenious domestic water piping which spiralises the water and delivers truly living water as proposed and described by Viktor Schauberger


One of a number of vortex water treatment groups, Clean-Water has developed a very practical 2-litre jug for home use. The Living Water Vortex Jug employs in its screw-down lid a small motor to drive an impeller that forms a splendid vortex in the water for 4 minutes. It claims to erase impressions of the water’s history of abuse, by superimposing more refined, constructive energies. The water is restructured, cooled, softened and purified, and has been very well received world-wide.

Although Viktor’s contemporaries have long since gone, and also most of Walter’s, there are still some who knew them. Norbert Harthun has re-formed his Gruppe der Neuen (the New Group), whose aims are to explore Viktor & Walter Schauberger’s theories and to interpret them in contemporary scientific idiom.

In 1967 the terms “environmental pollution” and “environmental protection” were virtually unheard of. At that time nobody demanded a gentle technology, friendly to Nature. In that year Walter Schauberger, a scientist who was then a ‘lone voice’, gave a lecture on “Biologically Oriented Technology”, in the centre of the heavily polluted Ruhr (the main coal mining area of Germany). Walter whose home was in Austria wanted to have an official German base. In response, Dr. Norbert Harthun, and a few other specialists, founded the Gruppe der Neuen in Aachen to promote a technology that conformed with Nature’s laws. The Group also decided to launch their own scientific bulletin “Mensch und Technik – naturgemäß” to publish articles about the possibilities of a new science for working with Nature. This innovative journal has now been a leader in its field for 26 years.

Members of the Group have given many lectures at home and abroad on the theme of how to restore good heart to Nature and the environment as part of a requirement for a high quality of life. The pioneering work of this and similar groups has initiated a change in awareness that was inconceivable 30 years ago. The Gruppe der Neuen has remained consistently independent from institutions and sponsors. It is still active, and its web site gives details of its published articles.

Implosion is a quarterly magazine founded in 1958 by Aloys Kokaly, generally aimed at the lay reader, which is still published quarterly or semi-annually by Klaus Rauber. It has been, without doubt, the richest repository of Viktor Schauberger’s writing (in German), and has been the source of substantial portions of the Eco-Technology series.

A portable water treatment device is the Aqua-Vortex, which is a spiral-shaped wire cone that fits into a funnel, creating a spiraling flow of tap water into a jug. This process oxygenates the water, improving its taste. This simple gismo has proved very popular.

After 10 years’ research, Ralf Roessner of Imton (alternative health products) has developed a remarkable device for vorticising and restructuring drinking water (based on Viktor’s research). In the UK it is called The Double-Egg Water Vortex

Olof Alexandersson is a Swedish engineer who became interested in Viktor Schauberger’s research in 1956 and wrote the excellent introductory book Living Water: Viktor Schauberger and the Secrets of Natural Energy. He did not meet Viktor, but developed a friendship with his son Walter and met many of Viktor’s old friends and colleagues. In 1963 he formed the Swedish Science group for Biotechnical Technology which produced (among other devices) an “apparatus for biological synthesis of spring water”, which was similar to Viktor’s Repulsator (see p.xx).

This important research is being carried on today by the Institute for Ecological Technology in Malmö, Sweden. IET was formed by Olof Alexandersson as a foundation to continue the work of Biotechnical Technology. In the early 1980s IET organized an expedition to the Ouluanka Nature national park in Finland. Its aim was to verify Viktor’s observations in an untouched natural environment. Later, IET replicated Schauberger’s “double water jets” experiment and continued to work with the Repulsator.

Today IET is run as an association which evaluates, develops annd applies Viktor Schauberger’s ideas and theories. It operates a loose network, the IET-community, to help anyone who has an idea for a research project in the area, and runs networking seminars. IET helped with the organization of IWONE 2001 (International Workshop for Natural Energies), whose next workshop will be in Sweden, August 2003.

IET (which was known as the “Malmö group”) has replicated Schauberger’s Stuttgart experiments, interpreting them in the light of modern chaos- and self-organizing-systems research. Ongoing projects are mainly in three areas: for the purification, improvement and desalination of water; for energy production using ideas from the turbine in the Repulsine; and propulsion methods for air and water vehicles.

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The pioneer spirit is still alive in the U.S.A., and we expect to add many to our list of American Schauberger innovators. The interest in permaculture and biodynamic farming predisposes many towards Schauberger’s vision.

One such is Dan Reese, who developed Vortex Water Systems in Texas, inspired by reading Alexandersson’s Living Water. They are designed to solve the increasing problem of pollution of wells in the American South, by unwanted salts and minerals, and to restructure the water so that it feels smooth, uses less soap and tastes pure. The Vortex system has no moving parts or filters, does not use chemicals and is driven only by the force of the well pump. It was found that the system could be expanded to service as many as 76 homes from one well. A system is now being tested for removing mineral salts from a salt intrusion well, and a larger farm system to help with the problem of cotton rot and to use less water to grow the same amount of crops. These will be major breakthroughs for the industry.