The Quest for the Ultimate Radionic Rate

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The Quest for the Ultimate Radionic Rate

In this article I explore the principles and practical use of published radionic rates, dowsed rates and ultimately no rates, for health, energy and informational balancing in radionics.

Dowsing Radionic Dial Settings (Rates)

Why do we use published rates? Might we, instead, dowse the dial settings on our radionic instrument each time, to tune into the desired outcome? Are we limited to the rates we find in the book and whatever remedy we place on the input plate?

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Originally all rates were dowsed.

Before I look more deeply at these questions, I will first say that from my experience dowsing a radionic rate has proven to work. I frequently dowse a rate (i.e. essentially just dial settings) rather than using a rate from a book. This is often more specific to a situation or condition than a fixed rate. Holding the intention in mind when tuning the instrument (using pendulum or stickpad) results in dial settings relating directly to the condition or situation of concern.

Since I usually don’t know the exact problem – and rarely the underlying cause – that I am balancing, instead of going through a process of analysis, I simply dowse the dial settings for that particular situation. I have had very good results from this method.

One thing that might not be immediately obvious is that all radionic rates were originally dowsed. These days rates may be generated by a random number generator and software, but the principle is essentially quite similar to dowsing once you take into account the effect of the human mind on the system. So when you dowse for the appropriate rate (rather than using a rate from a book) you are doing precisely what the earlier radionics practitioners were doing as they compiled the lists we use today.

Dowsing is closely allied to radionics, particularly for analysis. For treatment, however, although in practice a suitable rate may often be selected from a book or list, that rate may not always be ideal. Below, as I explore the holistic potential for radionics, I shall explain why.

Specific Rates Define a Specific Condition

Traditionally, a rate has been used to both evaluate a condition and to treat it. Thus one condition at a time is addressed; in the process the subtle and physical layers of a person’s condition is analysed and rebalanced. This itself can be a laborious task. (Not to mention that I don’t trust my dowsing ability to diagnose so accurately!)

A rate is a static “entity” and essentially represents a condition within time and space. However nothing in the observable world is static; all things are subject to constant change. So the suitable rate for a particular condition may always be changing as the condition evolves. An infinite number of influences on any one situation or condition bring about unceasing change. So a published rate isn’t necessarily a “one size fits all” solution.

A Rate Is A Portion of the Whole

Actually a published rate is only part of the picture. A rate on its own is quite ambiguous. It usually does not define a result. For example, on a radionics instrument you may set a rate specific to a condition, however what you really broadcast is your intention to eliminate it rather than enhance it. The rate itself may do either; it cannot differentiate or determine the outcome. Therefore it is not the rate but the conscious input of the operator attuned to the instrument that focuses and empowers the radionic process. This is why the radionics device may properly be termed an instrument, because it relies on the operator for it to function, just as a musical instrument cannot produce music without the musician who, coincidentally, also interprets the form the music should take.

Should we see the totality or the component parts?
Should we see the totality or the component parts?

Just a musical note is not a song, a radionic rate is not an image of the whole person. I am not entirely convinced that we should always be perceiving the parts of the human body or conditions as discrete components to which rates in a database are correlated. That is the reductionist thinking founded in a materialist world view, in which the tendency is to think that when we understand the parts then we can fix the whole. In reality all things exist as a state of totality. I feel, rather, that radionics may treat the whole being when perceived in a state of wholeness and balance. A being or a situation is a dynamic totality as opposed to a collection of fragmentary components hanging in space at a fixed moment of time.

Sri Rama, in the Yoga Vasistha, mused that “If any part of the body is analysed, it will lose its beauty.”

Joel Goldsmith, a 20th century American mystic, saw that the essential reality is that everything arises from, and exists in, a state of perfection (i.e. God). That which is perfect cannot create imperfection, therefore imperfection is a result of our ignorance of reality, a self-imposed separation. Goldsmith was able to heal people, not by observing their illness, but by perceiving only the reality of God’s perfection that is obscured by attention to the condition. If wholeness is not seen, then we are not seeing reality.

“When I see you, that is, when I see your body or when I see the trees or flowers, I am not seeing God’s creation – I am not seeing the spiritual universe – I am seeing only a finite material concept of it. This means that the only universe there is, is the real universe, and the only body there is, is the real body, but what I am seeing is my concept of them. Therefore, the only unreality about them is in my false concept of them.” [Joel Goldsmith, “God, the Substance of All Form”]

Evolution of Rates

The Abrams diagnosis measured a response of a disease in a human.
The Abrams diagnostic method measured a response of a disease in a human.

When a dowsed rate (or dial setting) is used, it is appropriate to see it as unique to our particular focus at a particular time, similar to how a Yi Jing hexagram is a comment on the flow of change at the precise moment it is cast. What may be relevant in this moment may be no longer relevant at another time as the situation evolves. A rate represents partial information similar to a photograph – a snapshot of a moment.

When we look at radionics from this perspective, then we can see that rates themselves may be considered a remnant of incomplete understanding. Albert Abrams, the founder of radionics in the 1910s and early 1920s, was a highly qualified medical specialist who believed that he was measuring electrical resistance in the physical body. The system of radionics, developed against this background of conventional medical practice, has remained essentially unchanged in its emphasis on analysis and treatment of specific conditions, although the understanding of numerical rates has changed over the years.

Ruth Drown, a student of Dr Abrams, completely changed the understanding of what radionic rates might be. She found correlations between radionic rates and the Kabbalah, essentially introducing an esoteric perspective to radionics. It was mainly through the work of Ruth Drown that radionics became less localised and less tangible. Diagnosis and treatment could be done at a distance.

At this point, radionics was banned in the USA, although continued in a more subdued state in the field of agriculture. But in Britain radionics continued to grow more esoteric, although the practitioners in the mid to late 20th century saw themselves as scientists. Later developments, initially by Malcolm Rae, demonstrated that rates are related to precise geometric patterns, meaning that rates themselves are not necessary. The use of cards with geometric patterns (e.g. MGA cards) may have an advantage in many cases, but the system is not as flexible as a dial-based device that may be quickly and easily tuned to suit a unique situation.

Nevertheless it is now clear that either printed cards or rates are energetic/informational symbols of a specific fixed or discrete situation, and not necessarily of totality. The best we can hope for is that they represent a movement towards a state of wholeness.

Consciousness and Condition

Both rates and diagrams, while being a focus, are essentially a boundary condition, a limitation or constriction on wholeness. It is wholeness (or our perception of it) that we are attempting to restore when we practice radionics.

A holistic perspective.
A holistic perspective.

As radionics evolves and matures from its early beginnings in the medical field, rates may be seen not as literal things but as mental constructs in time and space, a “name and form” (in Sanskrit: namarupa). Rates are tools that the mind uses which represent only a fleeting momentary aspect of reality that is seen to arise in Consciousness. As names and forms (e.g. health conditions) are constantly changing, so too the rates that represent them would be just as fluid. By way of illustration, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, one of the greatest spiritual masters of the 20th century, stated it this way:

“In nature nothing is at a standstill – everything pulsates, appears and disappears. Heart, breath, digestion, sleeping and waking, birth and death – everything comes and goes in waves. Rhythm, periodicity, harmonious alternation of extremes is the rule. No use rebelling against the very pattern of life… Every experience happens against the background of silence.”

There is one “thing” that embraces wholeness, which – I would posit – is wholeness itself; and that is Consciousness. Everything is within Consciousness, as Consciousness. This is understood from the mental state which Nisargadatta referred to above as silence. Within Consciousness the process of becoming takes place. Consciousness is continuity, the constant state, the changeless in the changing, the ocean to the wave. Consciousness is primary, the condition is secondary.

Finally, Radionics Without Rates

Ruth Drown observed that “Everything in the universe is here now, all we have to do is tune into it.”

An automatic radionics instrument conceived by Darrel Butcher.
An automatic radionics instrument conceived by Darrell Butcher.

In an ideal world (at least in my imagination!) a radionics instrument should need neither predetermined rates nor dowsed rates. It would require the consciousness of the operator whose intention is “crystalised” within, and amplified through, the instrument. This pattern of attuned mind and instrument thus resonates at the informational level with subject via the “witness” sample.

Since reading some years ago of Darrell Butcher’s automatic radionics instruments (in Murray Denning’s book, “My Search for Radionic Truths”) I have been researching and developing similar concepts that incorporate electronics. The feedback method (which is conventionally by pendulum or stickpad, together with manual adjustment) is self-referencing rather than performed by the operator. The instrument itself is the feedback mechanism, and conscious intention determines the “rate” in the same way that intention is observed to bring coherence to a random number generator.

The board from my second prototype – room for improvement. The third prototype is currently in development.

The instrument automatically (and holistically) balances the condition of the subject without the operator needing to know the precise problem or situation. Thus the instrument is dynamic and self-adjusting, balancing the ever-present and dynamic condition of the subject. In essence my approach is more akin to culivating healthy wholeness than to focus on specific dis-ease, a difference exemplified by traditional Ayurveda vs contemporary allopathic medical practices.

I won’t say that this is the future of radionics, but this is the direction I am taking. I am not interested in making predictions. Rates will likely continue to have their place.

Meanwhile, while I continue to explore the interface of consciousness and instrumentation, I continue to use both published rates and rates (which are basically dial positions) dowsed to suit the situation. The latter, as I commented above, produce very good results for me. However I no longer believe that rates should be adhered to as the critical component of radionics. You may read more of my musings on rates and dials here.

I encourage you to join the conversation. As always you are free to agree or disagree, but please comment below and share your experiences and thoughts about radionic rates.

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10 thoughts on “The Quest for the Ultimate Radionic Rate

  1. At any rate what you have commented about rate is quite correct in my opinion.
    (Pun intended!)

    Beautiful article.

    Thank you.

  2. Hi :
    I don’t know nothing about using rates, but maybe my experience will show that to get results is just intention : The wife of T. Galen Hieronymus at a conference gave to a bunch of people listening to her speech a photocopy of a treasure (already found in Europe) but we had to find it anyway where it was before being found. In my case, I did as everyone doing this experiment, among hundred people in the room. I did put my left palm of my hand on my crown chakra while asking the question “Is here the treasure”? (we divided the map in four quarters)…then I did rub my right thumb on the wood of the classroom desk, and I felt the stick condition on my finger, as if something was pushing my thumb against the wood.

    I was surprised and happy because I never practiced this.

    See you,

    M. L.

  3. Hi :

    I did read somewhere about a guy who does radionics WITH THE MIND ONLY…But he did start with radionics as anybody else.

    How this is possible ? I believe this is possible. Maybe a past life is the answer where this guy learned and went further having success until he discovered the radionics machine was not necessary anymore.

    It sounds like the operator arrives to a point where he is experiencing something like REMOTE VIEWING or BILOCATION, where he see the condition to cure and the answer to cure comes to his consciousness easily…maybe it is SUPERCONSCIOUSNESS at work.

  4. I have to agree with your assesment of rates here. I view them as representations of a concept. I do think published rates have their place and use, but the time has come to move to the next level and not get bogged down in “rate dogma”. This philosophy got us to where we are, but we have to keep growing. It is a process. I also think that radionic analysis can be invaluable, and rates are needed for this. I often use published rates, but more and more I am scanning my own for the immediate purpose.
    One thing I am starting to do more is using intent statements and radionic commands. You can get specific results without the need to delve too much into the nitty gritty details.

  5. As I understand it…
    Abrahms used resistance as a way to determine two similar reactions to percussing two separate conditions. This was the start of rates as being resistance in ohms. I have never heard he used a dowsing method – other than percussing.

    The more we move away into more and more ‘woo’ (such as electronic circuits without power, etc), the less likely we will get radionics accepted by science or the medical establishment. In the USA, thats more important perhaps than in the UK and Europe.

    Has anyone gone back and redone what Abrahms did all those years ago? Used the same percussing method, or checked out the values of the original ‘rates’ of resistance he found?

    Like the Tarot or any divination method, I believe that these radionic machines – however expensive or complicated with bells and whistles, are just a focus for the mind, and using them is like playing with toys. Our mind is plenty capable of altering reality if we should so choose to do it as can be seen by the circumstances of our individual lives which are shaped by our consciousness.

    The next question of course is, should we be interfering with other people’s learning experience on this Earth? Most of us do not know why we are here or what circumstances we have chosen, to be in body.

    1. I would say that the instruments are indeed a focus for our power. However the instrument allows us to do more than we currently can. We have the potential to do more, but it must be developed. We cannot maintain the focus, power, and intent for long enough to manifest as well as with an instrument. The instrument provides its own power. It also acts kind of like a radio repeater. You only have to maintain the clarity of the intent for a short time and then the instrument takes over and you can walk away. It also acts as a firewall, shielding the operator from possible detrimental effects. I believe that using the instrument can help develop these abilities over time.
      It may be unfortunate, but radionics exists well into the realm of the Woo. I’m not sure if we need to have science accept radionics. It would be nice, but we shouldn’t wait around for it. I think it would be easier to get people to become more open minded. That’s my thought anyway.

      1. My understanding is that a radionics device is an interface between human consciousness the material world. The physical device is a way through which the mind may interact in the manifest world, but I would say that the device itself is a tuneable “shape” which has some inherent resonant power by its very existence. A pyramid shape has power, not from our minds, but because it represents or defines an energetic/informational principle in Nature. Jorge Resines (in his Borderlands publications) points out that radionic phenomenon is in its reaction to the aether. For example, Abrams had his subject facing west, because he couldn’t get a physical response (recorded on his unpowered resistance-based instruments) if the subject faced in any other direction. This doesn’t appear to be related directly and only to only the human mind.

        1. We only really have our hands on a small percentage of this material and these ideas.
          Much of it does not make logical linear sense, yet it works. I agree that there is some inherent power in the instrument. I just meant that we can do more with an instrument because it enhances our abilities. We do have innate abilities but they are potentials not fully realized and however much we can do, we can do more with the instrument.

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