The late 1990’s found David traveling in a big, silver travel trailer pulled behind a 1969 Cadillac convertible. He was writing about how we can have technology in ways that are more harmonious with our True Selves, and with our beloved Mother Earth.
After a while, traveling by himself got kind of old. The cute, female companion he imagined sharing his adventure with never materialized. Desperate for some companionship, he began to think about some kind of pet. Somehow, after considering the logistical issues associated with a dog or a cat, he ended up with hermit crabs.
He found the hermit crabs to be quite entertaining companions. They became tame very quickly, and would consistently make him laugh with the goof-ball things they would do. A large problem, however, was that they did not deal well with the temperature extremes in the trailer. Several of them died, which was no fun at all.
Being an inventive sort, he cobbled together a heater for them out of a tin can, a 12-volt light bulb, and a household thermostat. Now warm and comfortable, the hermit crabs were much happier. He had no idea that he had just embarked on a journey that would lead to the development of a revolutionary energetic healing technology.
He became obsessed with the heater. David made frequent trips to Radio Shack, buying books about electronics and parts with which to experiment. After two years, he had transformed his once-humble terrarium heater into an elegant, computerized environment. It used a red light bulb as the heat source, which would get brighter or dimmer depending on the amount of heat needed. (Red lights don’t keep crabs and reptiles awake at night.) The hermit crabs loved it. He filed a patent application and was preparing to take this product to market.
Then fall came, and the seasonal job he had came to an end. David brought his terrarium heater and a few other gadgets to an inventors meeting. He told everyone there that he was going into business making gadgets for other inventors. A fellow there saw the heater, with the red light getting brighter and dimmer. He asked David if he could have a knob control the brightness, rather than the temperature sensor. David said yes, and he hired him to make a computerized controller for his light sculptures.
David had a great deal of fun playing with his light controller. It would mix varying amounts of red, blue, and green light, creating a fabulous array of colors. David made one for himself because it was so much fun to play with.
For the next couple of months, David used his light controller at inventor’s meetings to show off his prototyping prowess. As they turned off the lights, a series of “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” could be heard, as people watched the colors change. Later, he would lie in bed at night, watching the machine on the shelf, changing colors. Oddly, he kept having an intuitive sense that this thing was “highly underutilized.”
The breakthrough occurred one night in January when David brought the machine to a party. He knew that his friend, Bertrand, would be there. A gifted healer, Bertrand immediately sensed the energy the device was producing, which David, at the time, was not able to detect. Within minutes, people were lined up to receive treatments with the machine. Bertrand was muscle-testing them and balancing their spleens and livers and such. Thus, the Perkl-Light™ was born.
It turns out that he had “accidentally” created a brand-new mechanism for generating a subtle-energy field, using light. His friend Bertrand discovered what he had done. Depending upon your point of view, the Perkl-Light is either divinely inspired, or the fruit of a bizarre series of coincidences. Personally, David prefers the former explanation. Ironically, at the deepest level, the story of the Perkl-Light, in his opinion, is no different than that of the other devices used for energy work. He believe's they were all divinely inspired. That said, one of my favorite things is when people ask me how we came up with this wonderful, new technology. Because, as you know, it started out with hermit crabs.