When I was a young lad of 32 my hobby was electronics and starting to get into physics (via electricity). My qualifications at that time was Avionics, and had recently left the RAAF to pursue work as a electronic technician. Part of the job was to repair computer video display units (VDU). They were cathode ray tubes requiring about 10,000 volts DC. One lunchtime I was playing with this voltage to see how long an arc it can make (about 10 mm). My colleague, who was watching, mentioned about Nikola Tesla, a man I have never heard of. So I went to the library (1986) to learn about him. That is how I started this new hobby of High Voltage Experiments. A lot of things happened since then. Basically, lost many experiments and photographs in a house fire (not due to experiments). Later, new experiments and collected data and photographs were stolen. Have no idea why or who. But today, nearly every mad scientist has a Tesla Coil to play with. You can buy them at a novelty shop in the disguise of a plasma lamp (more like looking inside a VDU). Anyway, much of my playing around was to get better understanding of a few things not yet known. In the 1980's electricity was still somewhat a mystery. An arc was a way to examine it in a visual way. At that time, you could not buy High Voltage equipment generating a million volts, let alone one hundred thousand volts. So you had to make it yourself. A lot of the materials to build it required some knowledge of material properties such as resistance, conductance, capacitance, and dielectrics. From these, materials can be sought and utilized for making a very high voltage test equipment. Much of the photographs to be shown came from parents and people who had a copy of the prints. Any illustrations that may be posted here are made for clarification of what the experiments entailed. Like all things in my life, God has always been waiting for me to abide to Him. Whenever I relinquished myself to Him He always provided the truth I needed to bring me closer to Him. Physics was just a means for bringing me closer to God. I will try and explain this closeness as this thread unfolds. This story is more worldly than spiritual, but it has helped me to let go of this world more than ever before. I may be involved in this world but I do not consider myself belonging to it. In other words, I can let go and walk away without feeling any loss of investment. Below: Examining my first Tesla Coil apparatus. I did not want three months of work to blow-up, or burn-out, because of some silly oversight. Later that night, I switched the Tesla Coil on for the first time. (1986).