“As I was improving my machines for the production of intense electrical actions. I was also perfecting the means for observing feeble efforts. One of the most interesting results, and also one of great practical importance, was the development of certain contrivances for indicating at a distance of many hundred miles an approaching storm, its direction, speed and distance traveled…It was in carrying on this work that for the first time I discovered those mysterious effects which have elicited such unusual interest. I had perfected the apparatus referred to so far that from my laboratory in the Colorado mountains I could feel the pulse of the globe, as it were, noting every electrical change that occurred within a radius of eleven hundred miles. I can never forget the first sensations I experienced when it dawned upon me that I had observed something possibly of incalculable consequences to mankind…I felt as though I were present at the birth of a new knowledge or the revelation of a great truth. My first observations positively terrified me, as there was present in them something mysterious, not to say supernatural, and I was alone in my laboratory at night; but at that time the idea of these disturbances being intelligently controlled signals did not yet present itself to me…The changes I noted were taking place periodically and with such a clear suggestion of number and order that they were not traceable to any cause known to me. I was familiar, of course, with such electrical disturbances as are produced by the sun, Aurora Borealis, and earth currents, and I was as sure as I could be of any fact that these variations were due to none of these causes…The nature of my experiments precluded the possibility of the changes being produced by atmospheric disturbances, as has been rashly asserted by some. It was some time afterward when the thought flashed upon my mind that the disturbances I had observed might be due to an intelligent control. Although I could not decipher their meaning, it was impossible for me to think of them as having been entirely accidental…The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another. A purpose was behind these electrical signals.”  Tesla may have elaborated on the subject in an article called: Talking With the Planets in Colliers Weekly (March 1901)


Affliction is something that causes pain. The pain coming from sorrow is woe. Hardship connotes a severe privation involved in the lack of essential things for human being such as food or warmth. In terms of the state in which suffering appears it’s due to be tribulation. Being involved in confused circumstance complication should be in usage. The confusion can take place in a process that requires definite capacity and its replaced synonym can be complexity. Misfortune is better to mean its condition. Probably misery is most used to mean a great discomfort in mind or body. This distress can be exerted in case of having so much experience and torment replaces this usage. Torment occurs as the practice of action of afflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment and its meaning is conveyed in torture.  In case of an emotional shock this punishment can result in physical injury lasting longer trauma is best used for its definition.

Misadventure is used instead to mean a sudden likelihood of result. If it’s an unlucky accident, mishap will be better used. If it’s truly bad, mischance can replace it. Worry is common to be used in saying about a state of anxiety over potential problems and trouble is used to mean any inconvenience. This inconvenience can take place in achieving a special responsibility or task and is meant burden. This burden that can become an obstacle in doing something is meant encumbrance. As a source of permanent frustration this obstacle turns out to be albatross. Most of us are destined to take inescapable responsibility not as a source but a threat and it’s better to use millstone instead. These problems could cause sudden damage as in calamity to a journey or meeting; this damage could spread over the large community and catastrophe means a dear disaster. This disaster could occur in political or social context as cataclysm. In the same case it could mean a rapid fall in share prices as meltdown. Any alternation of misfortunes causing too unpleasant setback is vicissitude. Setback also takes a synonym and denotes something coming in a hard check. This check can be uncontrollable as something powerfully evil or unlucky as a blow and whammy meets its context really.

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