One learns from the DVD that Searl began having recurring dreams at age 4. There were two specific, repeated dreams that alternated four times a year
for 6 years. Searl states that his dreams are the key to all the work that he does. They are also the key to all his knowledge.
The dreams were actually recurring nightmares. He woke up screaming. His foster mother said that’s the devil and would give him a good belting to
belt the devil out of him.
The first dream involved the child’s game of hopscotch. The dream was of going to school. On his way to school, a 1 and ½ mile walk, he would
pick up all the children, and just before they got to the school gate, they played hopscotch on the road itself. He was playing with all the
children and it’s now his turn.
He threw the pebble in square 3. He hops to square 2, his left leg is firmly on the ground, the right leg is now up in the air, and he’s about to
move over square 3 where the pebble is into square 4. Suddenly, all the children vanish.
Into the dream now comes an entirely different ingredient: A large steam roller, in two separate sections, coming toward him. It’s saying to him,
stop, think, act; if not you’ve had it. And he was being told by his leg movement it’s not square 3 that he needed. Go to square 4.
Later he figured out that the meaning of the dream was that every square represented an exact quantity of a material, and that was the way he
developed the SEG. He also copied nature in every way. He tried to think how nature’s doing it.
The second dream involved what he was doing after school. In the evening he had a job to do where he went and got straw and climbed a ladder leaning
against a shed, to bed the hens down for the night. In the dream the ladder was many times longer than normal. When he gets to the door at the top
and looks in, this is what he sees:
But the rim of the straw catches fire. Something says to him, “Have no fear. You’ll be lifted out from the center.” This was interpreted
later that the device would be circular.
Also from the DVD one learns that when Searl first encountered the terminology two squared, he asked someone what it meant. He looked at
and said to himself, “What on earth do we have empty squares for? There must be some value there.”
If you take a square and you run the numbers in normal, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – that is uniform in. But when you total them up, each row, each corner,
each diagonal, you’ll find they’ll add up different, putting numbers in random.
But there can be uniform output where every line, every corner, the two diagonals, come out precisely the same. Random numbers in squares will
produce a uniform total.
John Searl would soon call this the Law of the Squares: Nature’s way of achieving order from chaos.