EDUCATION: Radionics

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by Robert E. Beutlich,
Sect./Treas. & a Founder of USPA
(with permission)


At the turn of this century a medical doctor, Albert Abrams, a creative, intuitive, astute observer began a series of fascinating experiments which became what we now call Radionics.  Born of wealthy parents in San Francisco, he studied medicine in Germany and later taught at Stanford Medical school. He wrote numerous articles and books on medical subjects. He also wrote several novels and was at one time the president of the American Psychical Society.


Dr. Abrams could identify various diseases by their location on the abdominal cavity, a peculiar dull sound was produced while percussing (tapping with finger tips). Because some patients had tender stomachs due to their diseases, he found he could instead 'percuss' a young healthy medical student who was connected with the patient via a wire and still detect a disease condition. Reasoning that somehow the disease information was being transmitted down the wire, he placed various pathogenic samples at one end of the wire , and the other end connected to a healthy subject. Abrams could analyze each sample accurately using a double blind technique. Regrettably, two diseases, syphilis and cancer showed up in the same location on the stomach.  He then placed a variable resistor box (later known as the "Black Box") between the patient or diseased tissue sample and the healthy young man, by adjusting the dials, he could isolate which disease condition he was detecting at the same location on the stomach. He trained other doctors in this new diagnostic technique, some could not perceive the subtle differences in tone while percussing the abdominal cavity.  He then discovered he could use a glass rod to stroke the belly instead of percussing and the rod would stick (like static electricity) to the same location on the stomach where the dull sound was perceived.  The doctors could now easily perform the diagnosis. This was the beginning of Radionics.


As his research continued he developed more complex arrangements of variable resistors, capacitors, and by 1920 included vacuum tubes in the circuits and pulsing radio frequencies.  The terminology 'little black box' came to be known as any device with unknown innards and mysterious effects. The diagram at the beginning of this booklet depicts one type of radionic device currently being used. Current instru-mentation has been computerized and several models are now available.


Abrams trained a large number of doctors in this new technology and provided the instrumentation with which to do their diagnosis and treatment.  The success of this diagnostic/treatment modality encouraged a number of copy-cats who, unfortunately, did not understand the techniques and built poor instrumentation resulting in marginal or negative results. Regrettably this state of affairs still exists today and you are cautioned against buying any instrumentation advertised in psychic magazines or from a manufacturer who does not give a money back guarantee and provide personal training. These devices require an ESP ability for detection of energy fields using either a pendulum or obtaining a 'stick' when rubbing the fingertips across the output of the device.


Radionics is a method of analyzing the status of any living thing, plant, insect, animal or human. In addition to detecting information, a 'treatment' modality can be initiated. A sample of the object to be analyzed is called the 'witness'. It may be a cutting of a leaf, stem, dead/alive insect, a hair or nail of an animal, sputum, blood, or a Polaroid photo.


Basic to radionic theory is the phenomena of a radiation patterns intrinsic to energy fields.  The energy field that surrounds all objects and a portion of this field has been photographed with Kirlian, high voltage photography. This portion of the field is in the physical domain and is called the 'etheric'. It can been seen under dim light conditions as a light grey, smoke-like, emanation from one's finger tips. It can also be readily detected with the aid of a pendulum or dowsing rod.  The total energy field is a complex combination of the 'Etheric' in our physical domain and at least two additional levels existing in the time domain.  Each one of these fields is viewed as the pattern for the next one down in a descending order from 'above'.  For example the 'Etheric' is the pattern maker for the physical. Manipulation of the 'Etheric' via acupuncture procedures can then change the physical field. The next field beyond the physical/etheric is called the Astral plane. Psychics describe the Astral plane as the emotional field. Colors perceived in this field have been described as: 'red' with anger; 'green' with envy; 'blue' with sadness, 'yellow' with fear, etc.


The next field beyond the Astral is that of the Mental plane where the thought patterns are exhibited.  These three levels of fields, Etheric, Astral and Mental, individually or together, can be detected with the aid of a radionics device.  Detection requires an ESP ability, which all individuals have, but not all can perform adequately to achieve results with consistent accuracy.


In Abrams early work, the patient was always directly connected to the instrumentation.  One of Abrams students, a Dr. Ruth Drown, later developed the system of treating the patient at a distance.  It is here that the medical establishment had it's greatest difficulty understanding the action of radionics and subsequently banned its use and practice.


Todays physics does allow hypothesis for actions occurring at a distance as well as the effects of psychic phenomena.  The name of information wave transmission of psychic phenomena is called 'Scalar'.  These waves, measured in laboratories, do not diminish with distance, readily pass through all objects, and cannot be shielded.  The human mind operates at the scalar level to communicate with other beings, plants and animals.  Since most of the radionic devices do not contain scalar capabilities, it is the human operators mind that not only 'receives' but also 'transmits' information.


When operating a radionics device the operator detects an energy pattern from a 'witness' which is expressed as 'rates' or setting on the dials. This energy pattern is called the 'Information Data Field' or IDF.  The energy field contains the basic or natural information of its state of being.  If the energy fields are not in balance within or between themselves then disease occurs. It is the detection of these 'vibrations' via a radionics device into identifiable 'rates' or dial settings that allows one to analyze the extent of imbalances in the witness. The severity of any unbalance can also be measured as an amplitude. The higher the reading, the more severe the imbalance.


While we speak of the energetic fields individually, in actuality, they interpenetrate and interact. Imbalances in any one area will affect the other fields. Imbalances may be detected as early as six to twelve months before any physical manifestation has occurred.  It is in this arena that the use of radionics could be most helpful in the early detection and prevention of diseases. While in this early stage, the use of Radionics is most effective. But becomes increasingly difficult as the disease becomes physically manifest. As with most holistic programs, the best results have been obtained when complete life style changes are implemented and complementary physical treatments are involved. Additional modalities available in radionics include flower remedies, homeopathic, color, gem, music, sweep or pulsed ELF therapies.


When correcting imbalances, the operator may select a complementary rate or turn on an amplifier which inverts the original signal in order to 'cancel' it out. The  operator's intent operating through "scalar" field domain reaches the IDF of the witness. At this point it is modified as it cascades downward through the various levels until it affects the etheric and subsequently the physical.  This modality may be instantaneous, but more often takes time. The physical may also affect the etheric, astral and mental fields.


A poison does not only affect the physical but can affect the other fields as well. It's a two way street, both up and down.  Your thoughts affect the physical and the physical affects your thoughts. Chemical imbalances have been related to various mental conditions.


One of the most spectacular results of radionics has been in the field of agriculture.  Early on it was used for insect control, and later for balancing the soil, creating homeopathics for soil, plant and animal, balancing the energy fields on the farm and its buildings, energizing seeds and working with mother nature to create healthy crops. Agricultural radionics is complementary to both organic and bio-dynamic farming which by themselves are self sustaining systems with out the use of chemical fertilizers, weed poisons, and pesticides.  An estimated five thousand farmers have been trained in the use of radionics to date and the list is growing every year.




The USPA neither manufactures or sells Radionic devices. We do conduct an one day ‘Beginners Radionics School' after our annual conference  which is usually held the third week in July.


The basic purpose is to educate those attending into the basic tenants of how it works, a brief history, training one to use the pendulum or of the “Rub Plate’ to get an intuitive response which is essential to the operation of any type radionics device. There is no point in purchasing a piece of equipment unless you can operate it!


Our experience is that out of ten persons, 2 or 3 will be 'Hot Shots' - they can easily get an intuitive response. Another 4-5 can be trained, with learning the basics at the school and practicing the techniques at home - it may take some time. The remainder are 'not ready' at this time to engage in attempting this practice.


  • If you wish a Beginners Radionics School to he held in your area, assemble at least 10 people, the fee would be $75 for the day, or $125 for two days, plus our transportation, lodging/food expenses.


The Radionics Assn., Attn: Secretary at Baerlin House, Goose Green, Deddington, Oxnon, 0X15-0SZ, England. also the attached list under Agricultural Radionics


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