Classic Radionics

Diagram of classic radionic instrument

In the context of this article, classic radionics refers to the original “black box” style instruments developed in the early 1900’s by pioneers such as Dr. Ruth Drown, George de la Warr and Bruce Copen. Although originally simple in circuitry, various elaborations have been offered over the years. These include printed tuning cards, multiple tuning banks, amplification and biofeedback inspired operator interfaces. One recurring theme is mitigation of the subjective element in “diagnostic” mode. However, when closely examined, most are strategies to either value add or boost customer confidence. Because all rely upon the same practiced intuitive ability, real life outcomes are equally achievable with a legacy device.

Being a niche product, radionic instruments are traditionally priced far in excess of the value of included components. This disparity may be obscured by “must have” features and a deliberately perpetuated mystique. Self-builders are therefore chronically faced with a lack of consensus and technical detail. To help address this situation, the diagram above displays the underlying rationale, while still retaining the hallmark electronic implementation that distinguishes this modality from less formal intuitional aids.

Summary of Operation

Marcel Vogel operating radionic instrument

Former IBM scientist Marcel Vogel and inventor of the LCD operating his nine dial radionic instrument.

Radionics is a mechanised synthesis of dowsing and human desire for change. To begin, a symbolic representation of the intended beneficiary is placed within the receptacle. Our generic approach allows for two methods for programming the applied influence.

The first performs a detailed analysis of the subject of interest and, in doing so, identifies the most direct path of influence. It relies upon published “rate” books that list numerical correspondences for a wide range of physical entities as well as modes of activity. In the “classical” system, the latter are often denoted by the first numeral being a multiple of ten. One by one, rates deemed most pivotal to the purpose at hand are dialed in on the tuning bank. An affirmative dowsing response to any indicates its presence. A quantitative readout of between 0-10, can then be dowsed while slowly rotating the “intensity” knob. Leave any knob not in use on “0”. Once the most relevant rates have been thus determined, they are individually broadcast according to a daily schedule. A rate to strengthen is dialed in as-is. On the other hand, dissipation of a negative state requires subtracting each digit from ten. For example, 20.7386 inverts to 80.3724.

Dr. Ruth Drown in her Los Angeles radionic broadcast clinic.

The second method does not require existing rates. Holding one’s preferred outcome in mind, each knob is rotated in sequence until a “yes” response is experienced. If none occurs, leave that knob at “0”. The instrument is now in broadcast mode, petitioning the pre-material ethers to manifest the desired physical result. Monitor progress ongoing using the intensity knob. Further information can be found on the Magneto Radionics page, including an alternative 0-100 tuning system and how to utilise the acrylic plate for tactile dowsing response.

Basic Construction

For simplicity, the diagram at the beginning of this article shows the control panel from top down. In other words, the potentiometers (“pots”) and series connected wiring beneath are in x-ray view. To avoid having to mark the panel, use standard 0-10 270 degree, top-hat knobs. Alternatively, enlarge and print out the prepared artwork from the Dowsing Tools page. Because manufactured low profile enclosures are rare, one is best custom made from wood with top and bottom of plastic sheet or composite board. The input and output posts are optional, serving to externalise the respective functions of the receptacle and plate.

Vintage De la Warr broadcaster with parallel wired potentiometers.

Be aware that “improvements” by other builders may represent self-imposed strictures, or at best artifacts of personal bonding with their machine. However, one easy improvement worth considering is to complete the open circuit through a switchable low voltage 5mm LED. In this case, it is preferred to wire the pots in parallel to minimise encountered resistance. Going a step further, establish a synergistic link between the instrument, operator’s brain waves and planetary field oscillations. Power the LED with the circuit below, frequency to be adjusted for each session by dowsing. For added electromagnetic entrainment, the LM555 can simultaneously drive a reed relay coil fastened to the underside of the reaction plate.

LM555 1-20Hz Generator


The general principle of vibrational transfer by wire can also be applied experimentally to preparation of simulated homeopathics. Insert an originating substance in the receptacle. Adjust the intensity knob according to the potency indications above. Place a bottle of distilled water, containing a few drops of gin, on the stick plate. Alternatively, connect an immersion electrode to the output post. Remove after a few minutes. Discard originating substance. For non-medical training purposes only.


Keywords: Radionic instrument, Radionic broadcaster, Ruth Drown, George del la Warr, Malcolm Rae, Homeopathic potentiser. Vibrational healing, Tiller imprint, Report on Radionics


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