In 1989 during a trip to our office in Stuttgart, Germany, Prof. Dr. Karl Walter, our President of European operations for World Research Foundation, said that he had set up a meeting with a physicist named Dr. Burkhard Heim.
I am not going to get into much detail regarding his work in physics because very few physicists, even theoretical physicists, understand his work. I see something even greater about this man that goes well beyond his work in physics. (It’s a long post, I couldn’t cut any more out of it.)
We traveled by train from our office in Stuttgart to meet with Dr. Heim at a city that was midway between his home and our office. When we arrived at the station and saw Professor Heim’s train arriving I was anticipating something wonderful about to happen.
As the passengers disembarked I saw a man and a woman walking toward us and I couldn’t help but notice that the man did not have any hands. I was taken back a bit but eagerly awaited our meeting.
Professor Walter did all of the translating with German and French contacts in Europe. During my meeting with scientists, philosophers and healers, Prof Walter (Karl) would translate every few sentences.
Dr. Heim began with some pleasantries and we exchanged our greetings. Then he and Karl began speaking. Sentence after sentence was shared in German and Karl was not even attempting to translate for me. So, I tugged on Karl’s suit sleeve. He looked at me and waved me off saying, ‘I can’t now.’ Of course this made me more interested.
On and on the conversation went and Karl did not turn toward me. Again I tugged at his sleeve, he said to me. ‘Steve, I am understanding only about 5% of what he is sharing. Now Prof Walter was a Prof Dr. of Chemistry and a Professor Dr. of Physics and he said, this was so far over his head that he was excited and paying attention to any morsel he could understand.
Now some background on Dr. Buckhard Heim…Starting as a chemistry student at his university, an explosion in 1944 at the age of 19 took both of his hands and part of his arms. At the moment of the explosion he had his arms up near his throat or his head would have come off. He lost almost complete vision in both eyes. Heim had to undergo a series of at least 50 operations He found that intense concentration on the study of Einstein's relativity theory helped him control the pain in his arms mentally and physically. This tragedy did not stop him from bringing something important to the world.
Realizing that chemistry would not be possible, Heim with the help of his wife, Gerda, who is pictured in the photo, began having her read every book on physics that he could find. At the same time Heim was able to do calculations in his mind of numbers encompassing 6 decimal places as he acquired an eidetic, acoustic memory.
Back in the restaurant, Karl and Prof. Heim were now writing formulas on the tablecloth. The speed of the writing was dizzying. At that moment I didn’t even think about tugging on Karl’s jacket.
As part of Heim's work, he was claiming an alternate theory of gravity allowing for the possibility of antigravity and faster than light propulsion. In 2006, John Reed suggested that the purported success of the Heim theory to predict particle masses was a trick of numbers and was not accurate. In short, he believed Heim was a maverick physicist, working entirely outside the mainstream of physics and publishing entirely outside the peer-reviewed journals.
One year later in 2007 Reed stated, "I'm more convinced now that there is really something to his theory. I don't understand much of the math yet. It's very complicated and different from anything I'm familiar with. I have a Ph.D. in physics so I know something about physics."
“If you ask physicists for their opinion about Burkhard Heim, you will hear judgments such as “misfit, odd loner, dubious dreamer, weirdo”, but also “the new Einstein, Germany's Stephen Hawking said of Heim, ‘an ingenious thinker, someone who should be nominated for the Nobel Prize.” So which is true? ‘The first thing you will note is that the positive opinions have been uttered by those physicists who have known Burkhard Heim personally or have studied his work. By contrast, all critical judgments have come from physicists who have neither known Heim nor examined his work.’” The opinion of others did not stop him from his work.
Heim worked theoretically in 6 dimensional and 12 dimensional theory. According to Karl, Heim mathematically validated clairvoyance, telepathy, teleportation, alternate universes and many other phenomenon. He was fully involved with Nature and how all is One and virtually all things could be explained mathematically. Although he attempted a grand unified theory, he couldn’t fit all things into his equations.
“Heim worked on the blackboard for up to 4 days in a row without a break. During such times he only lived on grape juice and trail mix. Due to his extremely high ability to concentrate, he sometimes got into an area where completely correct work became possible, as he already reported to the Zen master Gerda Ital: “In some cases I had the same feeling as a Zen priest or Zen master doing the exercise, for example archery, and suddenly IT is taking place by itself. IT is acting. Not that you have done it well, but “IT has done it”. Sometimes – and that’s the most creative moments you can have as a human being – you have the feeling as if you’re only the tool and you say, dictate or write something that actually doesn’t originate in you.
I am not recommending you study or attempt to understand the physics. As I look back now, this recluse, a man who stayed out of the public eye and never ventured out of his city in his later years was there meeting us at a restaurant table. When Karl and Heim finished up and Karl turned to me with his head spinning, I said, could you please tell Heim thank you. Before Karl could speak, Heim turned toward me and said in perfect English, ‘it was my pleasure to meet you!’ I said, you speak English. ‘Not so good he said.’
He then told me that he leaned French in three days. Of course as an Aquarian I couldn’t resist, ‘What took you so long to learn French? Without hesitation he said,’ the teacher spoke too slowly.’ A great sense of humor. Although he died in 2001, in 2004 an additional 700 pages of manuscript was discovered. I woke up thinking about this encounter and thought I would share his humor, his wisdom and his belief in what more is possible.
With love, in love and through love.