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What Is Radionics ?

Radionics is concerned with the context of control fields and "subtle energies". The term "subtle energies" refers in this context to those forms of energy which cannot presently be objectively (physically) measured, because they are signals of very low amplitude which are masked due to the component "noise" of electrical equipment).

In the course of time, however, various subjective methods have been developed, such as radiesthesia, kinesiology, RAC, electro-acupuncture etc, by means of which it is possible to perform reproducible measurements in this context.

Principles Of Radionics

The principles of present-day radionics were laid down by the American doctor, Dr Albert Abrams (1863-1924). In the context of his work into differentiation between various symptoms by means of an automatic reflex movement of the stomach of a patient detected by percussion. He discovered an empirically defined arrangement of variable resistances (potentiometer). In this context, the patient was connected via a forehead electrode to the "input" of a variable resistance box. At the "output", a healthy person was connected, also via a forehead electrode (Test person). On the abdomen of the test person, it was now possible to diagnose the pathology of the patient on the basis of settings of the decade resistance by means of the special knock reflex.

It was not until later that Abrams found that it was not even necessary for the patient himself to be present. It was adequate for him to be replaced by a blood sample (as a "specimen" or "proof"). This specimen was poured into a metal cup which (in place of the patient) was connected to the "Input" of the variable resistance box.

Attribution Of Resistance Values To Organs And Symptoms

For example, with this layout, Abrams discovered that cancer can be measured at 50 Ohms, gonorrhoea at 52 Ohms etc. If the blood specimen of a cancer sufferer was poured into the metal cup and the variable resistance box set to 50 , on the abdomen of the test person a positive reflex would be obtained. If on the other hand for the same patient specimen a setting of 52 (gonorrhoea) was set on the variable resistance box, this positive reflex disappeared (provided that the patient was not also suffering from gonorrhoea). Thus, Abrams developed a series of lists on which organs, symptoms, viruses, bacteria, etc. were allocated to empirically determined resistance values.

With this rate and the variable resistance box, it was thus possible to diagnose a patient on the basis of his blood specimen and to reach conclusions as to the conditions of his organs etc.

The First Medicine Testing

Abrams also found out that this layout made it possible to examine the effect of medicines, particularly homoeopathy. He poured into the cup containing the patient specimen a corresponding medicine. If this medicine helped the patient with his condition, then the positive reflex on the abdomen of the test person would disappear.

If, for example, the specimen of a malaria patient was poured into the cup and the corresponding value for malaria had been set on the variable resistance box, on the abdomen of the test person a positive reflex would be obtained. If a medicine to cure malaria, such as Quinine, was combined with the patient specimen in the cup, then the positive reflex would disappear, i.e. quinine would help this patient to combat malaria.

The Stick Pad Detector

Abrams always required one healthy person to be prepared for his diagnosis, whom he could connect to his apparatus and on whose abdomen he would obtain the corresponding percussion reflex. Since the test person

  1. had to be predominantly healthy and
  2. had to be paid, the idea of substituting the abdomen of the test person with a latex membrane was arrived at. It was a success! Instead of a percussion reflex, a stick effect on the latex surface ("Stick Pad") was obtained. In the course of time, experiments were performed with various materials for the Stick Pad. Nowadays, acrylic is used for equipment.

From Electrical Resistance To Rate

For Abrams and his colleagues, these discoveries could be explained as phenomena of electrically- measurable radiation. Abrams set out his explanation of these phenomena in his "ERA" (Electronic Reaction of Abrams). According to "ERA" an imbalance of electrons in the cellular atoms is the cause of all disease.

The term "Radionics" was then invented by students of Abrams, by combining the two words "radiation" and "electronics". This implies that in radionics it is possible to measure a fine "radiation" with "electronic instruments" designed specifically for the purpose.

Abrams' student, Ruth Drown was the first to define the radionic instrument as a "modulator of the life force". She produced the concept of harmonizing the "de-tuned" life force using the radionic instrument (see Hahnemann's Homoeopathy). For that reason, her process is also called the "Homo Vibra Ray" which implies that it is a "human vibration radiation".

Using this fundamentally different interpretation, Drown abandoned the customary unit employed by Abrams for electrical resistance, ohms, after the numerical values, and thereafter called them "rates". Cancer was now referred to not as 50 Ohm but rate 50. Thus it became clear for the first time that in this connection we were concerned with a phenomenon which can no longer be explained by mechanistic physics as employed to date.

Radionic Broadcasting

Ruth Drown was the first person to use the radionic instrument not only for diagnosis but also for therapy. She discovered that this therapy also operated over distance, if a blood specimen of the patient was laid on the instrument. Her explanation of this phenomenon was that the rates exert a background presence in the "atmosphere" and can be received by a person. The setting of a "rate" on the instrument would set up a resonance in relation to this rate between the instrument and the patient, and thus increase the person's "receptivity effect". She named this process "Broadcasting", a reference to the radio technology which was emerging at that time.

Explanatory Models From The Present-Day Viewpoint

The ideas of Ruth Drown are still to be found today in the theory of the "morphogenetic fields" of the English biologist and philosopher Rupert Sheldrake. Sheldrake works on the assumption that the morphogenetic fields contain all information concerning the structure and form of each organism, including "inanimate" material. These fields have a holographic structure, which means that the corresponding information is theoretically omnipresent in the universe and can be called up accordingly. The morphogenetic fields are not essentially electromagnetic and are presumably on a plane other than space/time.

The existence of such a plane transcending space/time has even been postulated as an inevitability by some physicists. David Bohm, in this connection, refers to a "holographic universe" and defines the two areas of existence as having an "implicit" (folded-up) and "explicit" (unfolded) order.

The physicist Burkhard Heim, believes that in addition to our three spatial dimensions and time as the fourth dimension (= space/time) there exist further transcendent dimensions to which humanity can refer, thanks to the particular characteristics of his awareness. In these higher dimensions (hyper space) there is information which controls the structure and processes of the lower dimensions via "synkopes"! This hyperspace thus performs the function of a control field. The interesting feature of Heim's "quantum field theory" is that it can provide more precise information after the material world (e.g. the mass of electrons) than - for example - quantum theory. Furthermore, the Heim theory also provides information about the intangible world, i.e. the areas which Dr. Bruce Copen designated dimension X.

The radionic instrument enables the therapist to call up information specific to the patient from the control fields (dimensions 7 & 8 according to Heim, Sheldrake's morphogenetic fields) and thus to analyse the underlying causes of disease in a person, animal or plant. The experienced practitioner knows that he can tune himself via this plane to the patient provided that he has a blood or hair specimen of the patient, wherever the patient is, even if they are thousands of kilometers apart. At the same time, deviations can be qualitatively assessed and balanced by radionic therapy.

Time, Space, Physics

The advances that have been made in physics in the twentieth century are helping us understand a reality of the universe which is much closer to the way a Radionics practitioner might see things. Scientists are also aware, and to some extent are beginning to grapple with, the issue of consciousness and how consciousness affects not only reality but even scientific experiments and their observation and measurement. While this may be the new perspective in physics, it's considerably ahead of medicine. You might say medicine is still a couple of hundred years behind physics and is still operating largely from a Newtonian or reductionist view of the universe - a mechanical, physical, biochemical view of reality and illness. But Radionics is very much aligned with modern physics and can gather information about subtle energies in order to heal both the energetic and physical body. This isn't new knowledge. Radionics may include treatment that uses frequencies of energy which correspond to organs, diseases, psychological states, elements, natural remedies (eg., herbal, homeopathic, flower nutritional) etc. allowing the user to create their own remedies and treatments.

What a Trained Practitioner can do with Radionics

What Does Radionics Offer You?

To sum up, it can be stated that radionics gives you the possibility of setting up an extensive analysis on the basis of a patient specimen. In this context, you can take account of the organ status, toxin loading, vitamin and minerals budget, bacteria and viral presence, fungal infections etc. You can test for the appropriate rates and potency then imprint and / or broadcast directly to the patient. For this purpose there are numerous rates available (6500 rates for organs and symptoms, 30 rates for vitamins, 320 rates for color, 2600 rates for homoeopathic remedies, and flower essences etc). This is a technique that may be useful in a stress reduction program.


Copen, Bruce: Radionics, Vol. 1
Copen, Bruce: Radionics, Vol. 2
Copen, Bruce: Radionic Computer Handbook