The Tesla Coloring Book Kickstarter launch party took place on Wednesday October 28th in Pittsburgh PA – and it was a blast!
Being the beautiful bubble of Tesla~Space~Time Love that it was, I want to share this Tesla experience with you- for posterity and for those who couldn’t be there in person.
So sit back, grab a cup of tea, and open your senses to enter the dream of how a coloring book made this scene…
Can you taste the flavor of this cozy scene? Warm rain moistened the air as lightning sparkled in the distance, just like Nikola would have wanted it 🙂 As people trickled in a buzz began to build, sparking lively conversation. More people came than we even expected, so we brought in a table from the other room, and three tables merged to create a mega coloring zone.
Some brought their own coloring supplies of pencils and pens, and everyone was generous about sharing them. There were 6 different pages from the book to choose from the Tesla coloring book, and everyone had their own unique way and flavor of coloring them in! Several people remarked afterwards how fun, relaxing an meditative the coloring was.
To make this more of a celebratory occasion (as if coloring, tea with Tesla and live music weren’t enough!) there was a raffle with some really cool prizes, one for $3 and one for $9. The first one featured treats by two of my favorite creative enterprises- Morning Glory Chai of Seattle and The Craft-o-Tron of Pittsburgh (which, incidentally, was sitting downstairs!) who both generously donated for the occasion! Lucky Tesla team member Adam won a bag of MGC chai for brewing, a brew bottle, and a goodie bag of local creations from the Craft-o-Tron.
The second prize for the $9 raffle was a very special antique portable desk with an image of Tesla himself– a print from a collage I made of him in 2012 complete with pigeon, Earth, Tesla coil and 3,6,9. It had a hinged top so you could keep your precious tools of enlightenment – coloring books, crystals, crayons and what have you. The locally famous healer David Speer was the winner of this beauty. He was even giving energy healings on the spot! Did you know Tesla was an energy healer too? He used electricity to heal all sorts of ailments, invented high frequency electrotherapy, used crystals in all sorts of ways, and likely practiced kundalini!
More Tesla trivia- was he a tea drinker? Yes, and no. Though he flirted with caffeine in early years, he ultimately realized he must eschew all stimulants- including tea, coffee and tobacco. His quarrel was with caffeine, so he could drink herbal concoctions, and warm milk which was his favorite drink.
Back to the party 🙂 As this was a Kickstarter launch, it was also a world-wide event that tied in the local and global community. Susan Rose of Bodhi Tree / Heart of Pittsburgh also spread the word to the Pittsburgh spiritual community about the launch. And everyone really came through- thanks to friends and the larger Tesla team, we raised $1500 in the first 24 hours!
Part of the excitement of the launch were these free Nikola Tesla posters offered to all first day backers, both online and in person. The poster depicts an older kind Nikola and his beloved pigeons including his favorite, a white bird embodying hope and peace. His head is haloed by one of his patents for a generator, with secret codes and signs significant to him surrounding all in a psychedelic swirl! All those who came to the event and pledged were able to pick their posters up then and there. (If you would like one yourself, no sweat- I will be offering them soon in my store.)
But what made this night the most magical was the people. They were from all walks of life, colors, shapes, sizes, ages, and all woven together in the way it matters- as individual souls coming together to awaken to the truth of unity through creativity and love with the Earth, a truth that Tesla lived for.
The spirit of Tesla was very much alive- it was so cool that everyone had unique stories and connections to him. Brian’s grandfather worked with Nikola when he was alive. Susan was born 100 years after him, and knew about him even in the early 70’s. Other people were just learning about him, and eager to know more. When they gathered in Tesla’s name and shared their own experiences of this great man, you could see their faces light up like those wireless bulbs did 20 miles away from his Colorado laboratory. These souls glowed from within!
And this is what he was all about- being a creative source of light. I hope this adventure into the human spirit has given you a taste of the transformational power of Tesla! As you can see this is a grassroots collective effort, and we can’t do it without you. Currently the Kickstarter is almost 2/3rds backed- we still need to reach our goal to make this great book! To learn more and support please click the button below to go to the Kickstarter video and choose your reward. Share the inspiration as you color in your own inner light!