The Case for Diagnosing by Measurement

When one considers the work done by the early Practitioners of 11ii past. one is impressed by the fact that all of them, in their different wmvn weic hiking measurements. Their electrical theories may have hi • n IiiiiikI wanting by modern research, but the fact of measurement i i luii Whether we are talking about cellular structure, electrical phenomena, colour radiations or any other aspect of our work, we are mm upahly dealing with radiations that are measurable.

i lit’ic aic ii number of groups teaching Radionic Therapy. They all pmli ihlv have different ideas of how it should be presented. But one nut I It ink beyond their different concepts and consider what will take N milt uilc Therapy itself into an acceptable position as a fully recognised ill’ inpv I laving been involved in the movement for many years, I have tin lime passes, become more and more certain, that with very rapidly

……using technology, scientists and doctors WILL find the answers for

whit Ii wr have been searching.

In I lie meantime it behoves writers in this field to be precise in llii’ii I no Is and specific in their terminology. A theory expressed fre-■ 1111 it 11 v is often accepted as a fact. In truth very few facts really exist, luii in.iiiv theories in need of change are often well entrenched and dllllt nit to update.

< Irar thinking will have to emerge. Certain myths will have to be

i “ill…..led and, if found wanting, be discarded. Myths dissolve in the

liiii -.It light of truth.

Hie first and most important myth I will examine is that Radionics i i |mi,i psychological therapy having no basis in physics. This has been disproved and illustrated with extensive experiments by Professor S.W.

I lump, Professor of Geology, in his book Psychical Physics published in I’M1).

ili’ second myth is the belief that Radionics and Esotericism are in. in’ nlilf I contend that they are two completely separate subjects mil it is perfectly legitimate to use them as complementary Hi’ v should not be regarded as inseparable. One can be an excellent l’ i.Iiuim Practitioner without touching Esotericism at all.

A In ;iins, Drown and other pioneers certainly knew about such ilnnr us ‘Inner Planes’ and ‘Hidden Force Fields’ but they considered

II in I these were not for public consumption lest they raised confusion mill misunderstanding.

I lie third myth is the simple belief that one can write all manner i iniiccurale statements and terminology, and still hope for universal …..(Million by science and medicine.

Words are vital for intelligent communication, and if Radionic Therapy is to be taken seriously, both facts and terminology must be capable of withstanding examination. One example will illustrate what I mean.

“Nearly all radionic instruments have a magnet in them and this acts as an accumulator, transducer and radiator and both holds and sends out the energy pattern set on the dials.”

Let us examine this statement. Firstly it is extremely complex and contradictory. Most radionic instruments do NOT have magnets in them. If an instrument does have a magnet, and still works, the rest of the statement is invalid.

As one radionic writer has put it, “The object throughout is to get the truth whatever it may be.” 1 agree entirely.

The natural sequence to this must be to ask how measurements are arrived at. There are only two methods. The first by what is known as the ‘stick-pad’ method. In a Drown Radionic instrument two metal plates 4%” x 2%”, separated by a thin card are set into the instrument and connected with the circuit. This is covered by a firmly stretched piece of thin rubber. According to Drown instructions, a rubber fingerstall is worn and occasionally dipped into a fine white powder. Thus the pad is quite smooth. However, when the dials are set to a number representing a gland, organ or disease in the patient, and the measuring dial turned up from zero, at some point one clearly feels the pad ‘stick’. This indicates the normality or deficiency of the gland, organ or disease in the patient. In later instruments other materials were used.

The second method is by swinging a pendulum. In both cases Extra Sensory Perception comes into operation. By using his or her faculty a trained and competent Practitioner can discover diseased or unbalanced conditions within the living system of a human being, animal or plant.

The first method implies that one is measuring a purely physical energy, under which heading come such experienced people as Abrams, Drown, Lakhovsky and others. They all considered each cell or organ of the body to be a living entity, and that with a calibrated rheostat or similar piece of mechanism, they could measure its function by the vibratory rate or number which had been set on the instruments.

The other method, i.e. swinging a pendulum, implies the gathering of information by posing a question to which the Practitioner wishes to find the answer. By observing the nature of the swing of the pendulum the Practitioner assesses whether the answer is YES or NO.

The former took their readings, deduced the results and treated and cured their patients by this means. They arrived at their theories and conclusions by using their intellectual knowledge, often by long and tedious hard work. The latter rely on the swing of a pendulum to i-iK |lu-m the information they require.

I’ll is question of physical and non-physical radionics poses a pro-i>li in hut it i’. one which Dr. Aubrey Westlake, MRCS, LRCP, makes i in 11 ntiinouI in his book The Pattern of Health, where he writes, I In ii i in lu- no doubt, I think, that we must accept the fact that we hiivi tlrllnlle physical forces operating in dowsing. There have, of

i mica , .ilways been the two schools of thought on that subject; those who think it can all be explained by the ordinary laws of physics — the pliVMli nl m liool, e.g. Madame Maury, in her book How to Dowse, says,