THROUGH THE ETHER
on Homoeopathy & Radionics
science provides a model for understanding how radionics and homoeopathy
work in transmitting specific energy frequencies to effect healing.
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We analyse the normal so that we may know the
difference between it and the abnormal.
- Dr Ruth Drown
A VERY BRIEF HISTORY OF RADIONICS1
In the past few issues of The Homoeopath, there have been a
number of references to dowsing. Nicholas Biggins's article, "Off
with the Fairies" (issue 73, spring 1999), is an excellent
description of how he has learned to use the pendulum to give him
significantly improved results. Previous to this, the readership may
have been surprised to discover that no less a person than Edward
Whitmont would test his remedy selection by stroking a glass rod across
the abdomen of his patient, looking for the reaction which would confirm
its suitability (see tribute from Dana Ullman, issue 72, winter 1999).
Since its beginnings about 100 years ago, the relatively obscure
science of Radionics has utilised various dowsing techniques,2
not only to detect disease states but also to identify and apply
appropriate therapies. Homoeopathic remedies are widely used in
radionics, and some seminal personalities (such as John Damonte) in the
present development of homoeopathy in Britain were also radionics
practitioners. In this essay, I will give a brief overview of radionics
and how radionic techniques may be of assistance in homoeopathic
prescribing and also to our understanding of what remedies are and how
Radionics was founded by Dr Albert Abrams (1863-1924), a
native of San Francisco, under the original name of ERA - Electronic
Reactions of Abrams. A highly qualified conventional practitioner with
an illustrious career and also the advantage of a substantial private
fortune, Abrams was able to pursue his researches without reliance on
outside funding. Like Hahnemann, the founder of homÏopathy, he was a
master of observation and a tireless experimenter and truth-seeker -
attributes which eventually led him to make discoveries which brought
considerable opprobrium from the medical establishment of the day. Like
so many of these outstanding figures, he was also capable of making
inspired leaps of judgement.
Abrams's fundamental discovery was that under certain conditions the
human nervous system will react to the energy field of external elements
such as persons with disease conditions, samples of diseased tissue and
so forth. This reaction would manifest by means of a muscle reflex which
could be detected by percussing the abdominal wall. Alternatively,
Abrams found that drawing a glass rod across the abdomen could also be
used to localise the point of response. Different diseases produced
reactions in different parts of the abdomen, and, as Abrams noted,
"drugs in homoeopathic dilutions can be detected and identified by
the stomach reflex", which suggested a unique diagnostic method.
He then proceeded to develop a technique which placed a person (known
as "the Subject"), with abdomen bared, in series with a
patient, i.e., linked by a wire which terminated on the subject's
forehead. He could then diagnose by testing on the healthy subject for
response to disease conditions in the patient. Abrams later discovered
that certain diseases produced reactions in the same muscle groups,
which neatly threw his method off the rails until he hit upon the idea
of placing a variable potentiometer (i.e., a rotary control such as
might be used to adjust the volume on a hi-fi) in the middle of the
cable linking the subject to the patient. Settings of the potentiometer
would be found which were unique to each disease, thus making it
possible to diagnose a wide range of conditions.
Eventually Abrams discovered that he could diagnose just as
accurately using a blood sample from the patient, and he later found out
that he could work at a distance with the patient's sample placed next
to the telephone line; such tests were performed over distances of more
than 500 miles. He finally discovered that he could work without any
form of linking wire between himself and the sample, but not over a
distance of more than a mile.
From these basic elements - the reflex muscle reaction to the
stimulus of an external energy field, the substitution of a sample from
the patient for the patient himself, the creation of a unique value
representing a disease or other energy factor, and the possibility of
working at a distance - is formed radionics as we know it today.3
Dr Ruth Drown (1892-1963), a chiropractor based in
Hollywood, USA, had apparently worked in Abrams's clinic as a young
woman and decided to develop his methods. From the accounts I have read,
she was clearly another remarkable figure. Probably as a consequence of
her successes and unwillingness to toe the line, the establishment
persecuted her to the point of trial and eventual brief imprisonment. In
fact, as a result of the Drown trial in 1951, it remains basically
illegal, I believe, to practise radionics in the USA.
Drown redesigned the diagnostic instrument into a compact system
which gave greater flexibility and extended range. The patient's blood
sample was relocated into a small container in the instrument. She
replaced the subject's abdomen with a small rubber membrane (known as
the "stick pad"); the index finger was stroked along the pad
while the potentiometers were adjusted, and when the appropriate setting
was found - i.e., the circuitry came into balance, indicating a
resonance or response in the practitioner - the finger would
"stick" on the membrane.4 Her new designs,
incorporating a number of potentiometers in series, also allowed longer
sequences of numerical values to be created, which enabled her to
assemble an atlas of rates covering most of the structures in the human
body, many disease types, poisons and toxins, and a range of other
factors including emotional states.
Drown sought to define perfect structures, to measure the degree of
deviation from perfection and then to rectify any imbalances or
deficiencies. Thus, very simply, her rate for the liver is 48; this
would be set on the instrument and the deviation from zero tested.5
Any significant reading would indicate a problem either in the liver or
elsewhere in the body which was affecting the liver. Her principal
treatment method was to feed the "perfect" rate back to the
respective diseased location in the patient, either by wires or remotely
- the idea being that as new cells were created, they would be healthy
and would replace the diseased structures. According to the information
available, she claimed many successes. She also placed a priority on
treating the endocrine system, and, as radionics emerges as a system of
treatment on the dynamic plane, I will show how this ties in with the
analysis of the subtle anatomy which has come to dominate present-day
radionics, at least in the UK.
What is also of significance is Drown's use of the technique of
treating at a distance - any distance, anywhere in the world - in the
process known as "radionic broadcasting". It was no longer
necessary for the patient to be present. Incidentally, the term
"broadcasting" is descriptive but probably inaccurate, as no
radio or television technology is involved. Whatever the mechanism,
there is no doubt in my mind that treatment-at-a-distance works, whether
one is broadcasting homoeopathic remedies, radionic (i.e., Drown-type)
rates or any other energy factor or vibrational pattern which can be
represented as a radionic signature and is appropriate to the patient.
Substance itself cannot be broadcast - at least not yet, as far as I
know; otherwise we would be in the realm of the matter transporters
which form such an integral part of Star Trek technology.
It would seem from the present-day position that virtually anything
can be represented by a radionic rate, and this of course includes the
entire Materia Medica. It is even possible, in principle, to find rates
for remedies which we do not yet have or which are too dangerous to
handle, such as radioactive materials. Malcolm Rae's ever-expanding
system has around 24,000 rates which are presented in the form of ratio
cards and include the whole acupuncture system of meridians and a vast
range of chemicals, drugs, human organ functions, ayurvedic and I Ching
concepts and so forth.
THE DEMATERIALISATION OF RADIONICS
Drown was also very involved in esoteric studies, notably of the
Kabbala - which amongst other things attempts to explain the underlying
structure of reality through the relationships between numbers - and she
thus sought to find meaning in the radionic rates through kabbalistic
interpretation. Whatever the result of this, she also thought that
energy flowed from the universe into the human system via the brain, and
that proper distribution of this energy was essential to healthy
functioning; in other words, this was a move away from a purely physical
conception of health and disease.
Just as Kent, influenced by Swedenborg, switched the focus of
homoeopathic diagnosis to the mental and emotional planes and the realms
of high-potency prescribing - and thus dematerialised homoeopathy - so
Drown's esoteric line of thought was taken a huge step further by the
work of David Tansley and Malcolm Rae (both men regrettably dying quite
young).6 Most of their work was done in the UK between
approximately 1965 and 1985.
Tansley, a chiropractor, had spent many years studying the writings
of Alice Bailey (1880-1949) and drew heavily on her concepts
of esoteric anatomy and psychology in introducing a new diagnostic
system which reoriented the focus of radionic analysis away from the
material plane of organ functions and pathology and towards causation
within the human energy (or subtle) body.
Bailey's work,7 drawn from various Eastern
traditions and integrated into a new form, is far too vast even to begin
to attempt describing here, and I will simply create a thumbnail sketch
of some of what has been appropriated into radionics. I might add that,
as the years have gone by, various of these concepts have become
commonplace, but during the period the books were written,
1919&endash;1949, they must have seemed like the last word in arcane
Bailey proposed a model of (ultimate) reality as being comprised of
seven planes of energy, each with its concomitant forms of
consciousness. Each plane is comprised of seven sub-planes of increasing
quality and fineness, the whole blending into a continuum. Each of these
planes also manifests in us as a corresponding energy body, e.g., the
etheric body, astral body and so forth.
Briefly, the 7th plane is the Physical, which is subdivided into the
solid physical, then liquids, then gases, then four superior levels of
etheric matter. It is the energy (prana) of the Etheric plane which
vitalises the physical form. Tansley states that the "miasms"
reside in the etheric body, and that when activated by an appropriate
(morbific) stimulus they will taint the energy reaching the physical
body, with results that Hahnemann described at length. (Hahnemann spent
12 years trying to understand why chronic disease exists, and concluded
there must be some underlying disturbance which interferes with the
vital force, producing chronic disease symptoms. Such miasms can be
inherited or acquired.) I should also note that energy is also
distributed through the etheric body via a system of pathways known as
nadis, and it may be considered that these in turn externalise as the
The 6th plane is the Astral (or Emotional) - the seat of emotions,
desire and illusion, and also, with the Etheric, the place of origin of
the greater number of diseases. The 5th plane is the Manasic (or
Mental), the plane of mind, which ranges from concrete rational
knowledge on its lower subplanes through to spiritual knowledge on its
For the purposes of this article, it is not necessary to deal with
the four higher planes - Buddhic (Intuitional), Atmic (Spiritual),
Monadic and Logoic9 - as they are not involved with
the disease process. Tansley refers to them as the "transpersonal
self" (or perhaps "soul"), and I suppose you could
consider them as the essential being of a person, whereas the lower
vehicles are the becoming of a person - the deeper objective of life
being to align the soul's purpose with that of the personality.
The link point between the transpersonal self and the personality is
the higher ego or causal body. This is the vehicle found on the Mental
plane, through which the individual manifests his or her purpose in
existence. It is primarily friction10 resulting from
conflict between the different objectives of the higher and lower selves
which creates illness and hence most11 of the illnesses of humanity.
Compare this concept with §9 of Hahnemann's Organon: "In the
healthy human state, the spirit-like life force (autocracy) that
enlivens the material organism as dynamis, governs without
restriction....so that our indwelling, rational spirit can freely avail
itself of this living, healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our
Without arguing the finer points, it could be proposed that radionics
and homoeopathy share a broadly similar central concept of the nature of
Embedded in the subtle bodies are a number of energy transmission and
circulation centres known as chakras, which have their counterpart on
each plane.12 As the individual develops and
consciousness reaches a higher level, so the chakras "open"
and become receptive to energy flowing from higher and higher sources.
Radionic analysis is principally concerned with the seven major chakras
- the Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Brow and Crown -
although certain minor chakras, such as the Spleen, are often taken into
consideration. Each of these chakras, in turn, externalises as one of
the endocrine glands, e.g., the Throat chakra corresponds with the
thyroid gland, and the state of the chakra is considered to condition
the functioning of the associated gland and local anatomy.
Seen in this context, the physical human is a precipitation of higher
energies into form, and, as such, the quality of each structure,
physical or subtle, will reflect the quality of the energy which has
reached it. To put it another way, each structure will condition the
energy flowing through it; hence, for example, the miasm in the etheric
body taints the energy to produce some form of illness in the physical.
Energy must flow freely through all of these systems into the physical
body to make for the healthy human, and any disturbances of the subtle
body will tend to interrupt the flow at some point and will be reflected
in mental, emotional or physical symptoms of some nature.
Thus, the objective of radionic diagnosis is to find the energy
disturbance at its source, if possible, and treat it appropriately.13
Again, this can be compared with §3 of The Organon: "...a
physician must...clearly realise what is to be cured...in each single
case of disease..."14 In other words, we have to
identify and rectify the causation; we will not deal with a polluted
river (as it were) simply by cleaning it up downstream, if the source of
the toxic material is in the higher reaches.
RADIONIC AND HOMOEOPATHIC ANALYSIS
As I have noted, virtually anything can be represented by a radionic
rate, and radionics is truly an open-ended system which enables a vast
range of energy qualities and relationships to be studied.
The first step in radionic medical analysis is to discover the
location, type and, if possible, reason for any deviation from proper
function. The second step is to establish the nature of the relationship
between the patient and an energy factor - for instance, the
homoeopathic remedy - which may be used to correct the problem.15
The practitioner uses the instrument to create an overall picture of
the patient's health and vitality by working through various levels and
systems: the mental, emotional and etheric bodies, the aura and nadis,
the chakras, and the physical systems as generalities, e.g.,
cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, gastrointestinal tract and so
forth. The influence or presence of miasms and the effects of
vaccinations, poisons, toxins, geopathic stress, malignancies,
infections, allergies, nutritional deficiencies and other factors are
also checked. The findings are marked onto a chart, and this enables a
rapid assessment of the patient's general state to be made; any areas of
difficulty should immediately be apparent. The type and source of the
problem can be worked out either by mentally posing questions and
watching the pendulum's response or by the use of additional charts.
Again, each practitioner will tend to vary the basics according to his
or her knowledge and experience. Radionics is not simply a
"dumb" process of watching a pendulum move, as the key factor
lies in knowing which questions to ask and how to interpret the
responses. It should be apparent that both diagnosis and treatment are
highly individualised, as in homoeopathy.
I suggest that the system of subtle bodies and chakras constitutes a
model of the dynamis, or perhaps a model of what the life force must
flow through (as, by analogy, electricity flows through a circuit) in
order to result in a state of health in the individual; and that
radionic methods can give the practitioner additional information to
help the diagnosis and prescription and can even detect diseases before
they manifest in the form of symptoms.16
Homoeopaths use the word "stuck" when talking about cases,
and another way of looking at the problem is to find out where the
energy is stuck. In case-taking, we have the verbal description by the
patient to guide us. In radionic analysis, we use a structured method of
dowsing to locate the points where the energy is blocked. The
description of the symptom by the patient, I have to suppose, is how he
verbalises the symptoms he experiences as a result of the blocks in his
A counterpart idea to this is that the provings, rubrics and remedy
pictures are records of the effect of the energy of a potentised
substance on a healthy person, and the prescription is reached by a
transposition of the patient's comments into the special diagnostic
language of homoeopathy via a weighting system, through which the
practitioner attaches greater or lesser significance to the patient's
symptoms and then compares them with the rubrics in the repertory until
the best possible remedy match is found. Using radionic methods, which
work via a certain human sensibility which has not yet been properly
explained, we have the possibility of finding the name of the energy
(remedy) by dowsing.
The problem with working from symptoms can be that the patient may
not give you all of them, or may not remember certain things which
happened, or may not consider certain things as being relevant or
important enough to tell you, or perhaps the practitioner may
misinterpret them. Consequently, you may never find the key to the case
or you may give any number of what you think are well-selected remedies
without useful results because you are missing a vital part of the
Clearly, many successful homoeopathic prescriptions are made which
bring about fantastic results, but just as clearly there are many failed
prescriptions where cases are not resolved because a suitable remedy is
not identified. Although some cases will indeed not be curable - for
example, because of excessive medical drugging or gross pathology which
has gone too far to be repaired - in general, these failures cannot be a
failure of the principles of homoeopathy because, given such
circumstances, the "law of similars" could not be a law but a
guideline. This is not good, because we deeply desire homoeopathy to be,
and to be shown to be, successful on its own terms, e.g., through the
law of similars, and not reliant on any alien methodology for an
assessment of its viability.17
Therefore, the radionic diagnosis of the subtle energies, and
selection of the remedy and potency by dowsing, can help us resolve the
matter, particularly when the remedy cannot be discerned from the
patient's stated symptoms. Whichever method is used to find the most
similar remedy, however, is secondary to the fact that the therapeutic
result does not abrogate Hahnemann's fundamental law, and thus, when
applied in this way, the radionic method supports homoeopathic practice.
There is a further test which is possible with radionic techniques,
which is that the effect of the selected remedy can be checked before it
is administered to the patient. Abrams discovered that "a sample of
quinine gave exactly the same reactions on the subject as malaria";
if he tested the blood of a malarial patient with a few grains of
quinine, he could obtain no reaction at all.18 There
are various easy ways in which this test can be done with radionics
instruments, and using the analysis in tandem with the remedy you can
check against all detected problems to see how much action the remedy is
likely to have. To put it another way, a hair sample provides a link
with the energy field of the patient; when you introduce the radionic
rate or ratio card or sample of the remedy itself into that field, you
are mixing the two together in some way. I presume that the remedy
cancels out some distortion in the patient's field and thus rectifies
it, and this is later reflected in the removal of the symptoms.19
NEW CHALLENGES FOR HOMOEOPATHY
As I have stated, analysis and treatment in radionics are often
performed when the patient is elsewhere, possibly even on the other side
of the planet. Although I found these ideas fantastical at first,
practical application has shown that diagnosing and treating at a
distance does work. You can give someone a remedy by setting up the
instrument appropriately, and they will receive it as if they had taken
it by mouth. I have even had patients call me up and ask if I'd switched
the machine on at such-and-such a time (which of course I had done)
without first telling them. I can see that this will be a very
disturbing idea to some readers, but I would like to look at it from
Since its beginnings, homoeopathy has been attacked by the medical
establishment and even now is not really accepted in many quarters. It
should also be noted that remedy manufacture is a very small industry
when compared with the turnover of the major drug companies and is
therefore no real threat to share prices and can be ignored. This sword,
however, cuts two ways: one way is that homoeopathy is not validated by
mainstream science and therefore lacks a certain cachet, but the other
is that to a considerable degree it is left alone, at least in the UK.
From reading The Homoeopath (issue 72), I know that Rolland
Conte has made this claim: "There is now known to be a detectable
difference between potentised and unpotentised material, and that
difference has been confirmed by independently replicated scientific
research."20 While on the one hand this could be
seen as good news and a validation of homoeopathy, it is actually only a
validation of potentisation and not the law of similars, and is in a way
(even though the science as described by Elwyn Rees is very esoteric) an
attempt to rematerialise homoeopathy and treat potentised substances
just like other drugs - which you will see if you visit Rolland Conte's
website.21 In short, it seems that Conte wants to
treat remedies as if they were regular drugs and apply them to named
diseases on a drug-per-disease basis.
If Conte is correct and can demonstrate a statistically significant
success rate using a simple biomechanistic relationship between the
remedy and the illness,22 the present situation of
homoeopathy could change quite radically, and I think it is necessary to
consider the situation from a number of angles in case the classical
position needs to be defended.
Contrary to Conte's claims, I would contend that homoeopathy is not a
material science, even though it produces effects and results on the
material plane. Using radionic techniques, we can demonstrate not only
that remedies can be simulated, i.e., artificially manufactured, but
also that they do not need to be manufactured at all in order to be
administered to a patient; i.e., they can be administered by radionic
broadcasting.23 To me, this is something which is
quite different from what is considered normal by mainstream science,
and is prima facie evidence of why we must treat attempts to normalise
homoeopathy along these lines with the utmost caution.
From Alice Bailey's viewpoint, physical reality is the result of the
precipitation of energy into form via force - force being the vector or
idea, as it were, which organises energy. Thus the immaterial is first
and the material comes afterwards. When Hahnemann invented
higher-potency remedies, it's possible that he abstracted the energy and
the vector from the physical substance. Thus it could be that the remedy
is the energised form field of the substance it represents, the degree
of potentisation being the amount of energy available; or, to put it
another way, the remedy is the energised archetype of the substance.24
That archetype provides something which will correct the
"mistuned" energy field of the sick person and produce a cure.
All of this leads me to think that Hahnemann, apart from having
provided us with a superb healing system, gave us one of the few actual
proofs we have at present of the existence of supra-physical dimensions,
and that the methods used in radionics and dowsing can be used to
validate this view of Hahnemann's work (and solve prescribing problems).
I personally consider the need to show the existence of higher orders of
reality as important, since the alternative is that the mechanistic,
materialistic model of science will continue to hold its dominant
position, with all the problems it has created for humanity and the
In closing, I would like to reproduce part of a quote from a lecture
by the late Aubrey Westlake, given to the British Society of Dowsers at
Malvern in 1972:
God hath chosen the foolish things of this world to confound
the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound
the things that are mighty... God hath chosen...things which are not, to
bring to naught things that are... In the eyes of the world,
radiesthesia is a thing of no account compared with, say, nuclear or
astrophysics or atomic research, and yet...it can, when properly
understood, open to us the mysteries both in this world and the world
invisible. It can reveal to us the Truth in so far as our finite minds
can comprehend it.25
1. The best history of radionics is Report
on Radionics, by Edward Russell (C.W. Daniel & Co, 1973, ISBN
85435-002-0). This is essential reading and includes fascinating
material on agricultural radionics and the general techniques of weed
and pest control without chemicals (suppressed in the USA in the 1950s
by the chemical companies, according to Russell). Those of you who are
against genetically modified (GM) foods and chemical agriculture, read
it and weep.
2. Dowsing, sometimes known as radiesthesia, is a
vast field of study predicated on the idea that everything has a unique
energy signature which can be detected by a human sensitive using a
means such as the divining rod or pendulum. The technique used merely
serves to amplify the dowser's subconscious reaction which is
transmitted to his or her arm muscles. Although the pendulum is
considered to have no intrinsic power, I have noticed that some
pendulums seem to work better than others. I put this down to the fact
that the material from which these are made may be incompatible with me
in some way. I have also noticed that pendulums get "tired"
and do not react as efficiently after continual use; which suggests that
if a crystal gets overloaded, you will too - so in other words, be
careful not to fatigue yourself. One recently published book recommended
for beginners is Anyone Can Dowse for Better Health, by Arthur
Bailey (1999, ISBN 0-572-02461-4).
3. Abrams also developed electronically based
treatment procedures, but this promising line of work has, for the
present, fallen into neglect and is outside the scope of this article.
Nevertheless, it may bear some relation to what Dr Jacques Benveniste is
currently researching; see his website, www.digibio.
com [and refer to Science News in NEXUS. Ed.].
4. Present-day practitioners tend to use a hair
sample, and I think that the pendulum is now more widely used than the
stick pad; it certainly gives a far greater range of responses.
5. See The Drown Homa-Vibra Ray and Radio-Vision
Instruments and Their Uses - Radionic Rate Book. This and
seminal works by Abrams and others have been republished by Borderland
Sciences Research Foundation (BSRF) in California; see website www.borderlands.com.
6. For the sake of brevity, I am obliged to omit
comment on important researchers such as George De La Warr (UK), T.
Galen Hieronymous (USA) and Dr W. Guyon Richards (UK), to name but
three. The trend of their work, however, does not materially affect what
I am describing.
7. Bailey's work covers 24 volumes and is not a
religion, system or dogma. The introduction to each volume basically
says "Take it or leave it", or even "Take what you want
and leave the rest". A starting point for those interested might be
Esoteric Healing (Lucis Press, 1953, ISBN 85330-121-2). Note that
I have deliberately left out any mention of her system of Ray psychology
because of space limitations.
8. There is considerable debate about the exact
nature of the relationship between the nadis and the nervous system. As
a therapeutic note, I am beginning to suspect that severe dysfunction of
the nadis is a key factor in so-called chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME.
Shock, overwork, excessive emotional strain, etc. causes the nadis to
"crash", and thus energy does not reach the nervous system and
you have a kind of nervous collapse. This may be why, for example, Kali
Phos, a so-called nerve remedy, may be indicated in such cases.
9. The Logoic plane is the plane of God (or however
we try to understand this concept). We do not have a Logoic body,
although the Monad (or Spirit) is a "chip off the old block",
so to speak.
10. Perhaps this friction is what we could
consider, from a philosophical point of view, to be the root of psora as
a general human phenomenon, i.e., the basic delusion of existence, which
has been written about in most of the great spiritual writings.
Presumably an individual who has overcome his lower self would be free
of psora, or "enlightened" as it is also called.
11. But not all. For instance, there is a class of
diseases produced by conditions inherent in the structure of the planet
itself - conditions such as geopathic stress. For example, see chapter 9
of The Origin of Life by Georges Lakhovsky (1935; later
republished by BSRF), in which
the author examines the statistical distribution of cancer in France
against the underlying geology.
12. Which is to say, you don't have a separate
chakra for each plane, but the planes are present in the chakras like
layers in a sandwich.
13. Chronic diseases are defined in homoeopathy as
non-self-limiting conditions which generally have a slow onset and an
increasing degree of action (often spotted with acute episodes), ending
in death. If it is correct that the miasms reside in the etheric body,
should they be activated by a problem at an energy level higher on the
scale (e.g., astral body impinged by shock) then it may be that you have
to identify this and treat it, otherwise the maintaining cause, as it
were, is still there.
14. See Organon of the Medical Art by Samuel
Hahnemann (Wenda Brewster O'Reilly edition, 1996).
15. To indicate how broad this is, I would imagine
that anyone who understood acupuncture and related concepts could use
the appropriate Rae cards to perform a radionic diagnosis and treatment
within the terms of traditional Chinese medicine. I do not know for
sure, but I suspect that homoeopathic remedies which corrected any
problems identified in Chinese terminology could also be dowsed out.
16. In a footnote in §6 of The Organon,
Hahnemann states: "The medical-art practitioner can never see
the...life force that creates disease, and he never needs to see
it." In fact, the dynamis is something which is only detectable in
terms of the symptoms it produces. Other lines of thought, such as that
employed by radionics, suggest this is not so. There are grounds to
believe that, in time, we will be able to see the dynamis and the subtle
bodies. Drown and De La Warr developed radionic cameras which purported
to be able to photograph the etheric fields of whatever the camera was
tuned into, and this includes homoeopathic remedies; for instance, see
De La Warr's radionic photograph of Aconitum napellus in New Worlds
Beyond The Atom by George De La Warr and Langston Day (EP Publishing
Ltd, 1956, now out of print). There are also various so-called aura
cameras around which appear to depict the aura quite accurately,
although whether they show the other subtle bodies is not clear to me
yet. I can imagine that interesting experiments could be done where
people are photographed before and after taking a remedy, and so forth.
17. Such as the type of drug testing carried out by
pharmaceutical companies. Except in the case of acute miasms,
homoeopathy seeks to individualise its prescriptions and does not seek
medicines for named diseases, as in "What've you got for
ulcers?". The problem with pharmaceutical drugs is that most of the
information on drug action is thrown into a big dustbin called
"Side Effects", so that your ulcers are cured but you end up
with high blood pressure, or whatever, and this is treated as a sort of
unfortunate problem rather than an undesirable consequence. All this was
clearly recognised by Hahnemann when he described the biphasic action of
drugs. The best way to advance homoeopathy is through success with
patients, and not through attempting to struggle with mainstream
science, because by and large the mechanistic mindset has not yet caught
up to what homoeopathy is. On the other hand, if we homoeopathically
treat a person who has symptoms which involve laboratory-identifiable
micro-organisms and we claim to have cured the problem, I don't think it
unreasonable for a lab test to be administered which establishes the
presence or absence of the organism post-treatment.
18. Quoted from Report on Radionics, p. 28.
I think most readers will recognise that this is where Hahnemann started
19. In electronic terms, this appears to me to be
akin to the phenomenon known as "phase cancellation". If two
identical waveforms in inverse relationship are added together, they
will cancel each other out. I do not yet know if this idea throws any
light on what actually happens in homoeopathy.
20. Quoted in the article "Conte and
Context", by Elwyn Rees, published in The Homoeopath, issue
73, spring 1999 (The Society of Homoeopaths, 2 Artizan Road,
Northampton, NN1 4HU, United Kingdom, tel +44 (0)1604 621400, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
21. Medicine Quantale, the company formed to put
Conte's ideas into practice, is at www.mql.com.
Read through the website. Here are a few quotes:
"Although homoeopathic medicine does not constitute the entire
scope and vision of MQL, the initial direction and efforts of the
company are focussed on the industrialisation of this field of
"At present, world pharmaceutical consumption is valued at
approximately US$400 billion per annum, with only 1% currently related
to the use of non-molecular or low-concentration-molecule remedies,
mainly used in 'homoeopathic' applications. However, in view of the
current interest in 'alternative medicine', the prescription of
homoeopathic medicine is growing at a rate of around 20% per annum in
the United States of America."
"In July 1997, MQL...entered into a research and co-operation
agreement to conduct a study on the effects of high-level dilutions on
the growth and behaviour of undifferentiated neuroectodermal primary
tumours (medulloblastoma)...to assess the effects of certain prepared
dilutions on cell growth..."
Conte's methods may of course prove to be correct, even though they
appear to be against the spirit and the letter of classical homoeopathy.
But if so, watch out. It is not inconceivable that you may end up paying
royalties and licensing fees to Conte if appropriate patents are
granted. You only have to look at the (successful) efforts of medical
companies to patent certain human gene structures to realise that this
could be so.
22. Even though we know from the historical
example of Richard Hughes (1836&endash;1902) that this approach was
not generally successful, apparently the biggest-selling 'flu remedy in
France is Oscillococcinum 200C - one of the few remedies (maybe the only
remedy) allowed in high potency by law in France!
23. I personally use pharmacy-manufactured,
simulated and radionically broadcast remedies as seems appropriate. I am
definitely not suggesting practitioners should give up on the
pharmacies; we should use what we are comfortable with. On the other
hand, I'd be very interested to run some radionically simulated remedies
through Conte's testing process to see if there is a detectable change
in the material. If the remedy works but there is no detectable change
in the water, then what? If there is a detectable change, but it is
produced by an exposure of the water to a radionic rate (as opposed to
dilution-succussion), then what?
24. Ideas about "form fields" have been
expounded at length by Dr Rupert Sheldrake, who has proposed the concept
of "morphogenetic" (roughly, "structure-creating")
fields in his theory of formative causation. Morphogenetic fields exist
in a dimension beyond time and space, as it is currently understood, but
they are nevertheless inextricably entwined with "normal"
reality. (See The Presence of The Past, Fontana, 1988, ISBN
0-00-637466-2). One of the reasons I was originally attracted to
Sheldrake's work was that Sir John Maddox, former editor of the
prestigious scientific journal Nature, apparently called The
Presence a "book for burning" in his review of it. I
definitely considered such a level of disapproval to be a
recommendation. In July 1988, Sir John Maddox published Dr Jacques
Benveniste's paper on homoeopathy, and soon afterwards went personally
to Benveniste's laboratory in France to examine his experiments, with a
technical support crew which included the famous magician and star of
stage and screen, James Randi. As I understand it, the result of this
was that Benveniste was rubbished by Maddox, ostracised by the French
scientific community, and lost his laboratory and his funding - even
though other French scientists later repeated his experiments and
validated his findings.
25. Quoted in Dimensions of Radionics, by
Tansley, Rae and Westlake, 1977.
There are a number of useful books on radionic techniques, but I suggest
these as being especially useful:
¥ Radionics and the Subtle Anatomy of Man, by David Tansley,
published by C.W. Daniel & Co., 1972, ISBN 0-85032-089-5.
¥ Chakras, Rays and Radionics, by David Tansley, published by
C.W. Daniel & Co., 1984, ISBN 0-85207-161-2. This also contains a
chapter by John Damonte on the miasms.
¥ Dimensions of Radionics, by David Tansley, Malcolm Rae and
Aubrey Westlake, published by Brotherhood of Light, 1977, ISBN
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¥ Magneto-Geometric Applications (founded by Malcolm Rae), tel 0181 461
fax 0181 461 5253.
¥ McGurk Electrical Services,
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¥ Tony Bassett, at No. 1 Electronics,
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¥ The official body in the UK is The Radionic Association, tel/fax
+44 (0)1869 338852.
¥ A comprehensive radionics resource guide is available at www.methuselah.org/schwingung.
About the Author:
Nick Franks was born in Manchester, England, in 1951 and graduated
from Manchester University in 1973 with a degree in Economics. He
co-founded a professional audio electronics company and was managing
director and later chairman until he left the company in 1997.
Nick began studying Alice Bailey material in 1991, classicial
homoeopathy in 1994 and radionics in 1995 and is self-taught. He is
currently practising radionics and has applied to the Radionic
Association for membership.
Nick would be glad to hear from anyone with an interest in radionics,
homoeopathy or related topics. He can be contacted by fax at +44 (0)1625
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