The late George de la Warr of England, first developed his radionic instrument after seeing the Drown instrument. De la Warr instruments are similar to the Drown instrument in having only a small number of tuning dials, which greatly limits the tuning scope of the equipment, and are also similar in the lack of power for use in treating, lack of a heater for the rubbing plate or detector element, and lack of a clearing circuit, among other features used on the larger and better radionics instruments that were formerly available in the U.S.

De la Warr instruments differ from Drown instruments in a number of respects, including:

  1. the use of a rotatable magnet,

  2. Connection of each tuning control to a central area or mixing platform, instead of using series connections.

The latter difference changes the resonance characteristics considerably, and one of the results is that diagnostic and treatment rates are not transferable between the de la Warr instruments and the other makes of equipment.

It is unfortunate that for many years, the entire radionic movement in England has been handicapped by the built-in limitations of the Drown type of equipment. Very recently, we hear that larger instruments are now being produced by another source in England; the details of their construction have not yet reached us.

George de la Warr established a laboratory in Oxford, England, employed very competent personnel, and a great deal of valuable research, both theoretical and practical, issued from that source. Langston Day's book "New Worlds Beyond The Atom" gave the results of some of the theoretical research. Charting the fundamental ray patterns of the different elements found on earth was one of the major achievements. On the practical side, the effects of the different frequencies of sound for healing were established, also a great deal of work was done in the use for healing of various electro-magnetic wave patterns, impressed on recording tapes and delivered to localized body areas of the patient by means of vibrator heads driven by tape recorder output.

De la Warr laboratories also originated a radionic camera -- different from the Drown photographic process, in that de la Warr's used an optical system in addition to the radionic connections. But as with Drown's, it would work only when operated by a person with [21] very special characteristics, so is still in the psychic phenomena realm. There is a great deal more therapeutic freedom in England than in the United States; radionics can be and is openly practised in England, principally by lay practitioners.

There is another radionic instrument available from England, namely that produced by Bruce Copen. He has an organization that issues courses in radionics, Naturopathy, herbal therapy, etc. and advertises from time to time in magazines in the U.S. Unfortunately his instrument is even less adequate than either Drown's or de la Warr's. Besides being as small with as few tuning controls, it lacks a rubbing plate. Detection is made with the aid of a pendulum. It is therefore not a true radionic instrument at all, but rather a hybrid affair!

There are a few practitioners who can do excellent work with a pendulum, but they are rare. It seems to us that it is more difficult for most aspirants to achieve accuracy with a pendulum than with a radionic rubbing plate.

Both Copen and de la Warr Laboratories have indulged in the practise of selling their instruments by mail, for those who do not find it convenient to come for personal instruction. To sell any type of radionic diagnostic instrument without personal instruction is in our opinion a very unfortunate practise, since it is very rare that a newcomer entering this field can learn to operate the equipment properly by himself. Personal guidance by an experienced practitioner is essential if the proper technique is to be acquired, and without the right technique, results are likely to lack accuracy.

This completes the review of the various types of radionic equipment that have been developed and utilized during a period of over 50 years. We shall now turn our attention to some fundamental aspects, together with results obtainable and problems involved.

As originally developed, there seemed to be no system or logical correlation between the various radionic tuning rates for conditions and for body organs. This lack of system continued until the early nineteen thirties, when a remarkable and very fruitful series of experiments were made by an electrical engineer, T. G. Hieronymous, and A. Stanley Rogers, who later became an outstanding teacher of radionics. The procedure used for these experiments included the use of a battery-operated Calbro Magnowave radionic instrument by A. Stanley Rogers inside a tent staked down on a Kansas prairie. The tent was completely closed so that one could not see out of it. Hieronymous would bury a quantity Qf metal at different distances, different depths, and different directions from the tent. Each time the metal was buried, Rogers would operate the Calbro Magnowave and find out which tunings would most strongly bring in the radiations from the buried metal. This was done day after day until a great deal of data had been accumulated. From this data some very significant [22] principles emerged. They formed the basis for the first and in fact the only methodical, systematic, scientific system of radionics. These principles will be discussed in the next instalment of this series.

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"When a physical organ wastes away the space in the body is vacant; we call that an organic lesion," observed Dr. Cosman.

"So it is; I may say, apparently vacant," replied Arakashi. "To the physical way of looking at it, this is true; and to the man of the medical world it seems logical to suppose that is the end. There is nothing more. Nevertheless, all that has disappeared is the physical construction; the astral construction is still there; and it was out of this that the physical was made. The astral is controlled by the mind, and it controls the physical. Your Master Christ is said to have raised the dead, healed the blind, cured lepers. I am sure in leprosy, doctor, that the organic condition of the body must be pretty well gone, eh?"

"Yes," replied Dr. Cosman.

"Then either the Bible is lying and your Master Christ was given credit for more than he actually did; or there's some truth about the mind -- do you not suppose so?"

"Under the conditions named," said Dr. Cosman, "is it possible for the human being to succeed in that same type of cure?"

"I am almost certain, doctor, that that sort of thing has been done; in fact it was not many weeks ago that we had occasion to somewhat attack Christian Science in its theory; but you see, it is not Christian Science or the teachings of the Christian Scientists as Christian Scientists that cures the individual; but that the one who is cured has, in some manner, been able to arrange his thought patterns so they act as a curative on the body. Had he faith in any other teachings, he would have received the same results. So the curing does not lie in the one who is performing the art of healing, but it lies in the suggestibility of the mind of the patient."

"Could hypnosis enter here in order to help that patient?"

"Yes, it can. Almost any of your known illnesses -- with repeated doses of hypnosis -- rhymes, doesn't it? -- can be eventually cured. The mind, to begin with, like your good Prof. Luntz says, constructed itself by thought, projecting into time and space etheric constructs or molds. These molds are highly sensitive and are controlled by the physical mind of the individual, but they can be made to vibrate to the mind of another individual by suggestion. . . I don't think I have said sufficient, at least not so you may be able to present it to other doctors of a more orthodox way of thinking." (BSRA No. 8-C, Seance Memoranda, 91 p., indexed, $1.50).


  1. Day, Gerald W. L., and George de la Warr.New Worlds Beyond the Atom. London: V. Stuart, 1957. Print. <> [Re-edition, 1959: <>]