Living Energy
Air Vortex from the wing of a small aircraft.

Living Energy is the energy all around you – right now – at this present moment.  Some of it is obvious (solar, air/wind), most of it is not (gravity, subtle temp +humidity changes ++).  All of it is dynamic, although it appears static (passive). 

Most living things tap into this dynamic, invisible energy daily.  


The Living Energy Learning Center (LeLc) located in the California Sierra mountains shows unique, proven ways to tap into Living Energy and Water by providing FUN, experiential learnings.  Our first roll-out is to bring the full monty of off-grid living within one earth (equivalence) to the mainstream.  This is not your typical ‘off-grid’ experience:  it starts with energy permaculture.


world in hand

Dynamic Living Energy, [also known as Bio – Dynamic, BioEnergetics ] is an essential part of energy permaculture.

It is the energy that  flows through all living entities.  From the tiniest bacteria to the tallest trees and  all universes.  Living Energy is most obvious when you observe flowing water.  Just look at the golden ratio (Fibonacci series)

Living energy is the energy that keeps us living.  It is the antithesis to our modern industrial world and its use of dead energy, aka fossil fuels. Some say our fossil fuel use and its explosive technologies is one of the root causes of our violent, war/fear driven world.

Rather than using energy arrived from dead organic matter and ancient animals, perhaps we can switch to living energy and create a more peaceful, loving +  compassionate world.

This website and the LeLc* focuses on using Living Energy for practical, everyday applications.  There are living energies all around you right now as you are reading this.  They are mostly not obvious.

Living energy is not just a concept – it is a life style. It’s about using only the energy currently available to us and not borrowing from future generations’ wellbeing.

Living energy is closely related to energy permaculture and to lo-cost passive energy systems that emulate nature’s patterns. It is also a subset of community microgrids (see above tab) that power up using local, sustainable, and decentralized (distributed) energy systems.

Here are five criteria for Living Energies:

1. Uses current solar income.
2. Effective embodied energy
3. Diverse + Resilient (self-healing)
4. Upcycle-able + regenerative
5. Celebrates abundance

The Living Energy Learning Center provides experiental lesson plans for dozens of everyday applications to reduce your energy costs while maintaining your comfort. Each lesson plan has a Living Energy Index based on the above five criteria.

The LeLc*  focuses on indepth, experiental learning (by doing) about  natural living
energies that are available around us from sustainable, natural resources.

dome main1

Here is a picture of the on-going construction of the main learning center Dome1geodesic dome.

And then the EPDM outer skin.



Inside the Dome and looking up at pentagon cupola.

inside cupola2

* LeLc = Living Energies Learning Center

Our second roll-out will be to dive into and re-enliven the work of Victor Schauberger, Walter Russell, Nikola Tesla, Wilhelm Reich, Rudolph Steiner, Bucky Fuller, Masaru Emoto and other who are all pioneers in living energy.  These concepts are not mainstream, yet it

keeps the mainstream flowing + alive.  You can get an inkling of this if you’re seen ‘what the bleep we don’t know’. 

 History of Living Energies

Pioneers of living energies are Viktor Schauberger, Nikola Tesla, Rudolph Steiner, Walter Russell, and Masaru Emoto.  By far, Viktor Schauberger has contributed more to the insights and some practical applications of living energies in the early mid 20th century.  His inventions of the log flume, repulsin, ++ have been mostly hidden from the mainstream.  Callum Coates has done a wonderful job of bringing some of Viktor Schaubergers concepts and applications into the English language.

The best source for information about Viktor Schauberger’s (and his son Walter Schauberger) work is carried on by his grandson Joerg Schauberger in Bad Ischl, Austria through the PKS learning center. English information on the PKS learning center can be found here.


under construction…please pardon our dust…

L.E. = Living Energy (‘bio’ – ‘dynamic’) is the vibrant energy within our natural ecosystem: trees, plants, animals, and even the rocks all around us.  Instead of using ‘dead (fossilized) energy’ to power our society, we need to rediscover the bounties of living energy and how to gently harness it all around us.

Perm = Permacuture, specifically ‘Energy Permaculture’  … details below

People like Nikola Tesla, Viktor Schauberger, Walter Russell and many others knew that nature’s own energies are accessible to all humans – including free energies, living water, and a benign, ‘connected’ way of living:  without the violent extractions + explosions or our current energy systems.

Join us at our learning center as we practice and teach others about living energies.

The Living Energy Learning Center  (LeLc) is located within a forest sanctuary in the hi-Sierra at WinSol3.  The LeLc provides experiential learnings about Living + Natural energies within the context of biodynamics + permaculture.


While most learning centers, especially organic and permaculture learning centers appear to preach to the choir and are reluctant to approach the real mainstream, the LeLc is focused on the mainstream and in building bridges to the main part of the mainstream – the business ‘masters of the universe’ – those three piece suit wonders!———————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Living energies are those forces behind the extraordinary creative forces of nature.  Ever wonder why the ‘Golden ratio’ (1.1618…) is the same for the orbits of moons and planets as for a rose petal, a nautilus shell, the pyramids, etc.?

Ever wonder how some fish swim upstream faster than seems possible?  Want to learn how to cool your perishables to  ~40o F without using refrigeration or ice?  These and many more living energies are demonstrated and explained, along with simple, lo-cost renewable energy technologies at the WinSol Living Energy Learning Center.

Here’s a sneak preview of some of the experiental lessons offered:

(these are not your ordinary schemes: they are re-engineered to be ingenious, super lo-cost + relatively easy to do yourself)

10 SHW drainback + passive
11 Rainwater harvesting  
12 Greywater system  
13 BioSand slow Filter  
14 Ram Pump  
15 ABS solar preheater  
16 Solar Dehydrator  
17 Solar Air Heaters  
18 Solar Cookers  
19 Rocket Mass Heaters + stoves
20 Troop (zeer) + Olla Pots  
21 Root Cellar +
22 Earth Tubes  
23 Lighting LED+  
24 Heat + Cool Recovery  
25 Ice ponds @ 42F  
26 Natural Ventilation  
27 Weatherization  
28 Thermal Mass  
29 Earthen Plaster  
30 Thermal Curtains  
31 Thermal Chimney  
32 DeConstruction  
33 Salvage Materials  
34 Upcycling  


Living energy can also be called ‘Natural energy’ or  Energy permaculture  which emulates natural systems and embodies a set of biodynamic values and practices that connect us with earth’s own abundant energy forces.  Living energies avoid external ‘explosive’ forms of power and adapt nature’s own inward ‘vortex’ forms of power.  Seems that Edison and company were a bit amiss, and that Nikola Tesla and Viktor Schauberger were on an enhanced track.

Come to WinSol3’s learning center to learn more about Living energies.

Energy permaculture is a subset within Living Energies:

It is possible for a small community to generate 100% of it’s own energy from surrounding natural resources – within 5km –  in a sustainable + reliable manner.

Energy Permaculture is the first part in achieving this local, independent community energy system.  At the end of this eight step energy permaculture program, a development plan can be reviewed, discussed, and acted on:

1.     Observation
2.     Inventory
3.     Assessment
4.     Feasibility
5.     Financing
6.     Plan + Design
7.     Implementation + CPM
8.     Operations + Maintenance


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