Viktor Schauberger

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Viktor Schauberger
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Born(1885-06-30)30 June 1885
Died25 September 1958(1958-09-25) (aged 73)

Viktor Schauberger (30 June 1885 – 25 September 1958) was an Austrian forest caretaker, naturalist, philosopher, inventor and biomimicry experimenter.

Schauberger developed his own ideas based on what he observed in 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.[1]

Early life[edit]

Schauberger was born in Holzschlag, Upper Austria on 30 June 1885. His parents were Leopold Schauberger and Josefa, née Klimitsch. From 1891 to 1897 he attended the elementary school in Aigen, then until 1900 the state grammar school in Linz. Until 1904 he went to the forestry school in Aggsbach in the Kartause Aggsbach, where he passed the exam as a forester. From 1904 to 1906 he was forest clerk in Groß-Schweinbarth in Lower Austria.


In 1930, "Tragendes Wasser" was filmed, showing the functioning of the log flumes.

Nature Was My Teacher, narrated by Tom Brown (1993, Borderland Science Research Foundation) ISBN 0-945685-94-7

Sacred Living Geometry: The Enlightened Environmental Theories of Viktor Schauberger, narrated by Callum Coats (1995, Talkstudio)

Extraordinary Nature of Water, narrated by Callum Coats (2000, Filmstream)

Viktor Schauberger: Comprehend and Copy Nature, directed by Franz Fitzke (2007, Schauberger Verlag) ISBN 978-3-902262-01-1


Schauberger, Viktor: Unsere sinnlose Arbeit - Die Quelle der Weltkrise, Der Aufbau durch Atomverwandlung, nicht Atomzertrümmerung (1933, Krystall-Verlag GmbH, 2001, Jörg Schauberger, ISBN 978-3902262004) (Released in English as "Our Senseless Toil - The Cause of the World Crisis - Progress Through Transformation of the Atom - Not its destruction!")

Schauberger, Viktor & Coats, Callum: Eco-Technology 1: The Water Wizard - The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water (1998, Gateway Books, ISBN 9781858600482)

Schauberger, Viktor & Coats, Callum: Eco-Technology 2: Nature as Teacher - New Principles in the Working of Nature (1999, Gateway Books, ISBN 9781858600567)

Schauberger, Viktor & Coats, Callum: Eco-Technology 3: The Fertile Earth - Nature's Energies in Agriculture, Soil Fertilisation and Forestry (1999, Gateway Books, ISBN 9781858600604)

Schauberger, Viktor & Coats, Callum: Eco-Technology 4: Energy Evolution - Harnessing Free Energy from Nature (2000, Gateway Books, ISBN 9781858600611)

Viktor Schauberger (2006). Das Wesen des Wassers : Originaltexte, herausgegeben und kommentiert von Jörg Schauberger (in German). Baden, München: AT Verl. ISBN 9783038002727. OCLC 315001786. Archived from the original on August 17, 2019 – via index. {{cite book}}: External link in |via= (help)[2]


  1. ^ Viktor Schauberger, Implosion Magazine, No. 112, p. 52
  2. ^ Referenced by Hans Peter Hahn; Karlheinz Cless (2012). People at the Well: Kinds, Usages and Meanings of Water in a Global Perspective. Campus Verlag. p. 22. ISBN 9783593396101. Archived from the original on August 17, 2019.

Further reading[edit]

Andersson, Olof: Living Water: Viktor Schauberger and the Secrets of Natural Energy (2002, Gateway Books, ISBN 9780717133901)

Bartholomew, Alick: Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights of Viktor Schauberger (2004, Floris Books, ISBN 978-0863154324)

Coats, Callum: Living Energies: An Exposition of Concepts Related to the Theories of Viktor Schauberger (1996, 2001, Gateway Books, ISBN 9780946551972, ISBN 9780717133079)

Cobbald, Jane: Viktor Schauberger: A Life of Learning from Nature (2006, Floris Books, ISBN 9780863155697)

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