In this rapid survey of Dr. Drown's work and contributions to world science, which one day will be acknowledged as one of the great American contributions to mankind's emancipation, we must deal with a common generalization about her work. This is an effort to rationalize the subject, found in those quarters where men of feeble temper would rather not truthfully pursue the orderly revelation of natural law. "Dr. Drown," goes the saying, "took over Albert Abrams' work and hers is another version of his."

Did Marconi invent television? He did not. He was one person who contributed discoveries to the basic technology that ultimately led to television. Dr. Abrams, in similar fashion, first opened for modern humanity the field where Dr. Drown, after many years of devoted, lonely and original labor, developed the system of diagnosis, therapy and soft-and-hard tissue photography that is her own distinct achievement. Radio-Vision, which has no predecessor, is the greatest of all devices to come to mankind; for by its very operation it verifies the truth of the technology upon which it is based.

Dr. Albert Abrams was a genius. He tapped a phase of cosmic law that was too strong a medicine for his contemporaries. His investigations into the masses of electric forces that operate around, into and through the human body are a landmark. But to say that the Drown and Abrams work are the same as is untrue as attributing the transistor to Marconi.

Ruth Drown's first experience in radio therapy was as a nurse with Los Angeles doctors who were using Abrams' methods. In those days medical men were not the servile, frightened prisoners of their own totem that they have subsequently become in the United States. It was Ruth Drown's good fortune, and undoubtedly her destiny, to work with these able, imaginative men, who immediately saw in her a person of unusual ability.

Throughout this period and during her own studies, Dr. Drown saw that a way might be found to offset some of the drawbacks of the Abrams' methods. To these original paths she directed her attention. When her own first instrument finally was introduced in 1929, it had surmounted the basic problems of the field and made notable advances.


These advances may be briefly summarized as:

  1. Abolition of the clumsy patient-diagnostician-subject triad. Only the patient and the diagnostician were involved now.
  2. Localization of the disease, instead of being carried out on the "subject," was carried out on the instrument, on the detecting pad Dr. Drown devised.
  3. No electrical energy of any kind was involved in the diagnosis save that of the patient. Diagnosis had become as individual as the fingerprints.
  4. The Drown instrument was not subject to disturbances by such extraneous vibrations as electric lights and colours.

Dr. Drown had exhausted herself financially making the first instrument. The interested doctors subsidized production and soon they were being manufactured, the present-day, 9 dial instrument replacing the original 7 dial device. When this was in hand, Dr. Drown's mind turned logically enough to the use of the same instrument for treatment. After all, she reasoned, the subtle broadcasts from the human organs and tissues were being detected and expressed numerically by means of the instrument. Why could not access be gained to these same tissues and organs by an adaptation of the method?

A system of treatment was worked out, the cornerstone of it being the common electrical phenomenon of resonance, as applied to the subtle energies involved in the human body.

Again let it be stressed that while these energies are related to those dealt with in conventional electronics, they are not identical with them. The electronics specialist attempting to analyze this work on the basis of what is accepted in industry and taught in universities, simply does not have the mental tools to make a valid evaluation. These energies used in the Drown instruments may be brought under direct observation with new methods and devices, but there is nothing about them in any university text book.

The critic who does not come with an open mind, is now likely to leave with a red face. In this article, as the drama of what lies behind the instruments unfolds, the student will see why he must go slowly and softly if he is going to go far.

In treatment, the patient is placed in a complete circuit with himself as shown in the diagram.

Ruth Drown circuit diagram.


A plate of block tin goes over the patient's solar plexus, his feet are set upon footplates of German silver. On the tiny current flowing between these dissimilar metals, through the instrument, are borne the patterns of his molecular "broadcasts," sent out from all the organs, glands and tissues. Suppose the kidney is to be treated for a diseased tissue, i.e., it is set on the "diseased" tuning. The energy is thus focused back into the tissue from whence it came. The purpose is to induce the production of new, healthily vibrating cells to replace the diseased cells. Unless the energy is directed into the diseased tissue, this will not occur.

The biology lab provides a simple analogy. When a beam of light is directed against a one-celled organism, the beam intensifies the activity in the cell until cleavage, or splitting of the cell and cell nucleus takes place. In Drown therapy, cell division is accentuated in the region under treatment. New cells come in at the correct vibratory rate, and the diseased cells fall away. Diseased cells cannot continue to exist in normally vibrating tissue. It is analogous to taking away the swamp to overcome the mosquito. No swamp, no stagnant water -- no mosquito!


The diagnostic instrument provides a verification and constant monitoring of the progress of the treatment. As the function of the diseased organ is restored, the vibratory rate of the organ alters. Finally it returns to normal. The doctor directing the treatment must check on its progress in this way. Why? If the doctor did not know the extent of the alteration in the vibratory rate of the groups of organs and tissues being treated, he could not keep the treatment instrument in resonance with the tissues under treatment. Thus, cell division would not be accelerated in these tissues.

The same treatment may be given to a patient through a dime-sized spot of his blood held as a crystal in a blotting paper and connected to the instrument as shown in the diagram. The entire pattern of human body energy passes through such a blood crystal as long as the patient is alive, and no matter where on earth he goes. The blood crystal is the visible end of an invisible line permanently connected to its owner. The energy patterns may be tuned into and a diagnosis made regardless of geographical separation. Hemorrhage control in this manner is one firm proof that this is so. The irrefutable proof is to be found in Radio-Vision photographs, by means of which cross sectional pictures of internal human organs may be photographed across oceans and continents.


These Radio-Vision photographs have been made with consistent success and astonishing results ever since 1935. They are being made today. Their power to convince by their very nature, makes them evidential material of the highest order. When Dr. Drown was charged by the Food and Drug Administration in 1951 with mislabeling her diagnostic instruments, [15] she was not permitted in her "trial" to place Radio-Vision photographs in evidence before the court. (This is the same Food and Drug Administration whose Antibiotics chief, Henry Welch, was "allowed to resign" without further punishment, after taking a quarter of a million dollars in drug company payola). There can be no doubt of the result had she been permitted to do so. The photographs prove that this marvellous instrument does in fact tune into the organs, tissues and bones of the human body. A layman, studying these photographs with histological sectional drawings will need no further proof. The skilled physician will grasp it easily. On top of this, pathologies and bacteria photographed in this way give off, from the photograph itself, their own distinctive vibratory rates. The degree of checking, rechecking and verification permitted by the Drown system is a pure delight to anyone honestly interested in science as the orderly revelation of natural law.


The healing process is a natural one, since no energy save that of the patient is involved. The doctor merely directs the healing process, but for this he needs solid professional skills and a firm background in the medical arts. We are not dealing with "health machines," from which health is dispensed like a candy from a vending device, nor with a cure-all. The doctor, in addition to making correct use of the instruments for diagnosis and treatment, has to enlist the patient's aid in the correction of bad living, dietary and emotional habits. The metaphysician has no difficulty in comprehending that we are the architects of all our own bodily troubles, except in the case of direct trauma.

BSRAssociates will be interested in the fact that persons of some sensitivity, i.e., bodily sensitivity, can actually fell the focus of the energy when they are under Drown therapy.

The writer himself has had this experience over a long period, and the worse any particular affliction is, the more you will be inclined to feel the treatment. It is a common part of the writer's life to feel his "rates" being changed and the focus of the energy altered in his body. This has been confirmed so many times that it no longer has any aspect of novelty.

Dozens and dozens of Dr. Drown's patients have the same experience so it has long since ceased to be novel to her. Such evidence lies outside the boundaries of what Anthroposophists correctly term the "Onlooker Consciousness." That is to say, this sensitivity is not in the form of a pointer reading, and is therefore outside the range of present day scientific consideration. Associates however, will find it of interest. For the workaday scientists and physicians, there stands the inexorable, almost fantastic evidence of Radio-Vision.

One aspect of Dr. Drown's therapeutic methods involves the control of Hemorrhage. When a patient's blood is placed on the treatment instrument and that instrument is set to the rate of the parathyroid glands, [16] then that patient does not bleed, no matter where in the world he goes. Some drugs disturb this operation, but the means exist by which they may be overcome. The writer has had numerous personal experiences with hemorrhage control in his own case. One of these included being jammed against a wall by a trailerload of furniture. This resulted in a deep gash in the leg, almost to the bone; but the wound sealed off and not a drop of blood was lost. A large aluminum sliver, driven into the writer's finger, also failed to produce bleeding. There are in Dr. Drown's files, records of the efficacy of hemorrhage control in hospitals and in dental hospitals that are dry, factual and irrefutable evidence that hemorrhage control is a thoroughly proven device.


There is no need to name the opposing powers to do this, among other benefits to humanity. The horror of it all is manifested most intensely in Dr. Drown's offer in 1941 to the American Red Cross to supply hemorrhage controls for American servicemen. Naturally, it was turned down, and thousands of Americans bled to death on battlefields and in airplane cockpits who may well have been saved by this simple yet marvellous device.

Borderlanders will not find much of this surprising as we proceed to reveal what lies behind the instruments and the whole system Dr. Drown has brought to humanity. That which is manifest in the form of the instruments, is only a tiny aspect of that which they embody, express, manipulate and interpret and on the earth plane. The Drown instruments use and verify the Qabalah, or ancient wisdom teaching of the West.


In the early nineteen thirties, Dr. Drown was given a copy of MacGregor Mathers' "Kabbalah Unveiled". Like many another student before her, Dr. Drown found the book heavy going. She pawed at it periodically without getting much out of it. All the while, her working life in this period was devoted to consolidation of her own work and inventions. "Rates" for the various diseases were being established, and the method of therapy outlined above was being systematically proven. This work required that almost all of Dr. Drown's waking hours be spent dealing with numbers.

As is often the case with those who approach numbers in the right way, ideas began to flow to Dr. Drown connecting the numbers she was dealing with to the Tree of Life of the Kabalists. Certain consistencies began to present themselves over and over again. The fundamental affinity for truth possessed by numbers came through to the earnest woman who had made these instruments her life's work. The pattern that began to emerge, has in all reality, started a new scientific epoch, one in which the serious metaphysical student will be at home.

The findings of the instrument in the human body showed that all the relationships and connections between Man and the Cosmos embodied in the Kabala are correct and demonstrable.


A digression is necessary here to swiftly outline what the Tree of Life or fundamental glyph of Kabalism is. The Tree of Life represents symbolically the decent of power from the Great Unmanifest through the various densities of spiritual existence to the physical-material world of which our physical-mineral bodies are a part. This final condition is known to the Kabalists as Malkuth.

The Kabalistic Tree of Life.

From the Great Unmanifest various levels or densities exist, each [18] of which has certain properties and purposes. Each of these densities is known as a Sephirah, and to each number is assigned. Thus, the First Manifest is Kether, to which is assigned the number 1. Each Sephirah may be likened to a bowl in one of the waterfalls now commonly sold for American households. As each bowl fills, it spills over to supply the bowls below it. Thus, each Sephirah may be deemed to contain within itself all the Sephiroth which follow it. Malkuth, the material world as we know it to our unaided senses is Sephirah 10.


Each Sephirah is positive to the Sephirah following it. Thus, each Sephirah is negative to the Sephirah preceding it. A practical demonstration of this is that the human etheric double is positive to the physical-mineral body, and also it is positive to the light that illuminates the world of Malkuth. In Drown Radio-Vision, which is made possible by tuning in the vital energy, i.e,. the energy of the etheric double, the film processing to obtain images contains an extra step over the regular film processing. The purpose of this step is to obtain the polarity reversal required to record the effect of vital energy on film. Under normal processing it will not record. The writer's experience in the photographing of hundreds of "flying saucers" as ghostly but unreproducible forms in film emulsions, enabled him to immediately see the significance of this step in Dr. Drown's work and to science as a whole.

From the beginning, because of the harmony of the methods and therapy with Cosmic Law, the whole power of that law was behind the development of the Drown system. Little wonder is it, therefore, that on these mighty tides many were carried to health and healing. As the various relationships between the organs and their place on the Tree of Life were divined, verified and reverified, a complete new healing art was having its silent advent. Diagnosis, therapy, and soft and hard tissue photography, all of them freed from geographical limitations were linked in their turn via the Kabala, to the mental and emotional factors causing disease and organic deterioration.

Some examples of the numerical consistencies and relationships will now be given.

Kether the Crown, Sephirah 1, corresponds to the Pineal Gland in the human body. It is point of entrance of the Life Force.
The Pineal Gland rate in Drown therapy is 98.
The optic nerve rate in Drown therapy is 647.
The base of the brain rate in Drown therapy is 44.
These three parts of the human body correspond with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sephiroth they represent the Supernal Triangle of Qabalism.

Using the process of reduction we find that each of these three rates reduces to 8. We also find that 3 x 8 equals 24, and this in turn reduces to 6. The numbers assigned to the Sephiroth involved, 1, 2 and 3, also reduce to 6. Coincidence? Let us proceed down the Tree of Life.


OrganRateReduces toSephirah
Heart2564Chesed (4)
  (4 lobes)
481, 483, 487
5Geburah (5)
Solar Plexus3216Tiphareth (6)
Spleen46517Netzach (7)
  (2 parts)
Metanphrose, 4
Glomeruli, 4
Both reduce to 8Hod (8)
Sex OrgansMale 999
Female 954
Both reduce to 9Yesod (9)
Skin10Malkuth (10)

An extensive relationship has also been found by correlating all the rates of Pineal, Pituitary, Small Brain and the associated cranial nerves.

The consistency shown in this table between the Drown rates and the ages-old approach to they mysteries of the Cosmos cannot be denied. In the face of such massive correlation, and this is only a fraction of one percent of the correlation that has been found out, it is impossible to discard the rates as being arbitrary, meaningless and of no application outside the Drown system.


We can take a rapid look at the manner in which these relationships permit the mental and emotional causes of organic deterioration to be traced. An example would involve a man well known to the writer. On the same Sephirah as the kidneys are found certain qualities of the mental and emotional makeup. The left kidney for example, is related to veracity and truthfulness. The patient in question was diagnosed by Dr. Drown and amid fairly widespread deterioration of his organs the left kidney was found to be the first cause of his troubles. The man was honest enough to admit that for many years he had pursued activities and habits that caused him to consciously and willfully be untrue to his own higher impulses. In other words, he was not being true to himself. His physical body was out picturing this situation with an accuracy that spoke for itself.

Physicians nowadays are coming to the view in increasing numbers that the mind and the emotions make people sick. They don't know how, but they say it and write it. The Kabala, the Tree of Life and the Drown instruments give us the slide rules and tools we need to tackle such problems and present them to each other in coherent form.


As long ago as 1938 Dr. Ruth Drown was casting pearls of scientific knowledge before official science. One of her contributions stands as a landmark in verifying that the foundations of the Universe are mathematical. The official scientists, like the swine of the bible, trampled these pearls underfoot, leaving them to a later, more enlightened and comprehending age.


In 1938 Dr. Drown detected 101 elements passing over the cranial nerves of the human body. She found it necessary to name nine of these elements herself. At that time there were 92 elements only, according to orthodox science, and heaven help anyone who disturbed this comfortable arrangement. The incredible, almost fantastic part about Dr. Drown's 1938 Cranial Nerve Chart, on which the vibratory rates of these element atoms were printed, was that the vibratory rates, when reduced, gave the number of the cranial nerve on which they had been found. Furthermore, the final digit(s) of these vibratory rates were identical with the actual Atom Number of the element concerned. That is, Dr. Drown's rates correlated exactly with the findings of atomic science, since the Atomic Number is the experimentally determined number of electrons in the orbital system of the atom of each element.

In subsequent years and with further research, Dr. Drown has found seven more elements passing over the cranial nerve system of the human being, bringing what seems to be the final of elements to 108. In the interim, atomic science has added a further ten elements to the 92 deemed to represent the totality of elements back in 1938.


Under space limitations of this Journal, it has not been possible to tell even a fraction of the great drama that has involved Dr. Drown and in which she has played a leading role. The writer has a full length book now in search of a publisher, and Associates may look forward to the full story at a future date.

Only one point now remains to be made in this thumbnail sketch of a native American genius, and that concerns the opposition to her work. Our society is free enough that one may endlessly talk about metaphysics, write books about the higher nature of man, publish courses and give instruction. When any person or group of persons sets about systematically proving things occult, and above all proving that Man is a spirit-being among spirit-beings and not 170 pounds of meat, other Cosmic forces, not regulated by the national laws, are set in motion.


Borderlanders and other serious students of the esoteric sciences recognize this as the power of Ahriman, whose particular role is to keep man separated from the spiritual world that is his true home. When the full story of evolution is known to the student, and especially to those few with the higher perceptions to study them for themselves, it is realized that Ahriman exerts his power within us, simply because in the scheme of things he is a part of us until we set ourselves free of his influence. Were he not a part of us, he could not manifest through us.

In giving talks about Dr. Drown's work, especially to men of scientific training and background, the writer has seen this power at work. Were one introducing merely a new idea, a new product, a new tool of some kind, the reaction would be mild skepticism and a "show me" attitude. [21] When you discuss this work, you tap awake forces within people of almost volcanic potency. If such persons are to be led into these new methods of understanding the higher laws of the Cosmos, they will be kicking and screaming as they go.

The same power exerts itself over professorial groups and other organizations and individuals who have sought through the years to smear Dr. Drown and to destroy her work, her ability to survive in the teeth of earthly powers thousands of times stronger on the face of it than she, indicates that her work has come into the world to stay.

As a commercial proposition, the Drown instruments promise such fantastic applications, some of which have already been examined, that their widespread, non medical use cannot long be thwarted. It is the opinion of the writer, after many years in the electronic field, that al conventional electronics is but the foundation of and the stairway to the infinitely more sophisticated uses and understanding of energy brought to mankind by Dr. Drown.

The great beauty of her contributions is that the instruments are still incredible aids to man, without any of the metaphysical aspects being introduced. Yet who could long refrain from crossing the bridge from physics to metaphysics which Dr. Drown's work has so nobly fashioned? The crossing of that bridge, which leads directly into the science of man as a spirit, takes the researcher clear across the man-made chasm between science and religion. That is a contribution to evolution which can hardly be put into words.


The Journal editor deeply appreciates this series of two articles on the work of Dr. Ruth Drown by Associate Trevor James. The mail response to the first article, published in the Jan-Feb Journal, indicates that the work of the good doctor is indeed building anew the bridge "from physics to metaphysics", and it is being done on the Kabala. This root base of Western esoteric science traces back to the cradle of Western civilization, Egypt, and beyond that to mythical Atlantis before the Flood. This esoteric system is naturally harmonious to Americans, much more so than the Eastern systems; so let us by all means encourage a revival of the study of Kabala. S.L. MacGregor Mathers' "The Kabbalah Unveiled" can be purchased in America from Occult Sciences Library Service, 5144 Walnut St., Philadelphia 39, Penna. Angelenos might try DeVorss & Co., 516 West 9th St., Los Angeles 15, ($4.95). Mathers' book was first published in 1887, and is discouragingly difficult of understanding. In your editor's opinion Dion Fortune's "The Mystical Qabalah" is much easier of comprehension. It should be; she wrote and published it two whole generations later, in 1935! Your editor is using this and Miss Fortune's "Esoteric Orders and Their Work" as texts for teaching the Kabala to members of the Vista Understanding Unit, once a week. A tape-visual on the first lesson is now available on a rental basis from Headquarters, $10 in advance. Dion Fortune's "Society of the Inner Light" is at 38 Steele's Road, London NW3, England.


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Selected Works of Ruth Drown

  1. Drown, Ruth B. The Science and Philosophy of the Drown Radio Therapy. Los Angeles: Printed by the Ward Ritchie Press, 1938. Print. [Reprints are available through BSRF in our classic xerographic format: <#B0077, "Science and Philosophy of the Drown Radio Therapy">]
  2. Drown, Ruth B. Theory and Technique of the Drown Homo-Vibra Ray and Radio-Vision Instruments. London: Hatchard & Co., 1938. Print. [Reprints are available through BSRF in our classic xerographic format: <#B0081, "Theory and Technique of the Drown Homo-Vibra Ray">]
  3. Drown, Ruth B. Wisdom from Atlantis. Los Angeles: DeVorss, 1946. Print. <>
  4. Drown, Ruth B. The Forty-Nine Degrees: A Book of Spiritual Understanding and Discovery: the Road to Divine Truth. New York: Greenwich Book Publishers, 1957. Print. <>
  5. Drown, Ruth B. Drown Radio-Vision and Homo-Vibra Ray Instruments and Their Uses. Vista, CA: Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, 196~. Print. [Reprints are available through BSRF in our classic xerographic format: <#B0021, "The Drown Homo-Vibra Ray and Radio Vision Instruments">]


  1. Mathers, S L. M. G. Kabbala Denudata: The Kabbalah Unveiled: Containing the Following Books of the Zohar: the Book of Concealed Mystery, the Greater Holy Assembly, the Lesser Holy Assembly. New York: Theosophical Pub. Co, 1912. Print. <> [Digital: <>]
  2. Fortune, Dion. The Mystical Qabalah. London: Williams and Norgate Ltd., 1935. Print. <>
  3. Fortune, Dion. The Esoteric Orders and Their Work. London: Rider & Co, 1928. Print. <> [Llewellyn, 1962: <>]