Symbols and Subtle Energy
Throughout history symbols have been a part of human lives. They have had importance in religions and related spiritual matters. Certainly symbols have been used as a part of commerce, as money and in contracts. Communications and records are stored using the symbols of language. Scientists have often used symbols to facilitate learning and understanding of their subjects. Mathematicians use symbols as the language of mathematics.
However, in this article my interest is in a narrow range of symbols. We will look at some of the ways the symbols have been used to control, use, and shape the human use of subtle energy and fields ( looking at those 2 terms in the broadest terms). Symbols have and can be used to control and use consciousness or life force and many other forms of subtle energy.
Dowsing, or divining as it has been called at times, has been in use for centuries. There are pictures of dowsing activity in Egyptian tombs. There are cave drawings of dowsing found in Spain that date to 40-50,000 years ago (barbfeick.com/dowsing/history.htm)
The tools used by dowsers vary widely. Historically we think of the forked stick from a tree -- now called a y-rod. These days it can just as easily be two fairly stiff plastic rods attached firmly at one end. Another common tool is a freely hanging pendulum ( a light string or chain with a object attached at its end), Then there is the L-rod. This often consists of a sturdy wire bent in the shape of the upper case letter "L", so one part is shorter than the other. The L-rod is often used in pairs, one for each hand. Another common tool is the bobber. Originally this was a flexible stick with a moderate weight at one end and held so the weight is free to bob. From a certain view, each of these different tools is a symbol to allow the user to contact/connect with the dowsing self.
'Map dowsing' is often the first step used by those looking for a particular substance or item. The method starts with a map of the area of interest ( the map is a symbol of an area on the surface of the earth or some specific area). There are two common methods used. The first one sweeps a straight edge across the map, in slow small steps, while asking if the straight edge is over the area/object of interest. As such lines of interest are found each is marked. Then the straight edge is moved across the map at a right angle to the first sweep, again noting when the dowsing indicates a line of interest. When both passes have been completed one or more places of interest can be found at the point(s) where two passes intersect.
Another map dowsing system is to divide the original map in quarters. Then the dowser uses the dowsing system to show which quarter is of interest in the search. In the indicated quarter(s) of interest, the dowser divides each again into quarters and search again. The dowser continues until the area of interest is small enough. When more than one quarter is indicated as of interest, then all such sections of the map need to be searched, one at a time. Using the marked map, one can go to the site and continue, but with considerable knowledge of where to look.
I know of one professional dowser who was contracted to look for useful underground water twenty times over several years. His system was first to look with a map and then at actual site of interest. In nineteen times he was fully successful in meeting the needs as to type and amount of water for the customer. For one customer he map dowsed 6 possibilities for good water. When he actually looked on the site he found some were not in a place that was possible to get the well drilling equipment to the location of interest (under buildings, on a steep hillside etc.).
The Russian and Ukrainian scientist studying what they call Torsion Fields have done many experiments using pyramids. The pyramids used were solid, surface only, and edge models. In one series of experiments it was found that placing biological samples (sometimes in vitro, some times mice, etc.) in a pyramid caused the biological effect to be stronger, (www.gizapyramid.com/DrV-article.htm). Various physics experiments were conducted and rates of change of various parameters were observed to change, when the tested materials were in a pyramid as compared to such materials outside the pyramid. Seeds placed for 1 to 5 days in a pyramid, before planting, were found to have large increase in yield, over untreated seeds. (www.rexresearch.com/torsion/torsion4.htm, paragraph 18.104.22.168 )
Studies were made of the results obtained with pyramids of different ratio of base to side. The taller pyramids acted more as a radiator or absorber of the energy, but could not hold the energy within the pyramid itself. More obtuse pyramids were found to function more as a radiator of the energy into the earth. Pyramids with the ratio of the Great Pyramid of Egypt worked more as a resonator, they did not radiate the energy up or down. (www.gizapyramid.com/DrV-article.htm see: Pyramid's Field)
There are enumerable radionic machines to be found by a simple search of the internet. Such machines are typically used to evaluate the chemical contents of a sample or to diagnose and treat physical disfunction's of an organism. The machines use a specimen related to the subject (person, animal, or even a place) to supply the connection to the organism.
The first modern radionic machine is credited to Albert Abrams (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radionics). There are many others who have invented other radionic machines. Modern ones typically have consisted, at least in part, of electronic parts assembled to allow analysis of the samples.
In the Early 1950s George De La Warr working in Great Britain conducted a number of experiments treating plants with his design of a radionic machine. The experiments used photograph of the plants to be treated. In general, the plants treated in this way grew bigger than those not treated. (See chapter 12, pages 77-82 in "Treating Plants Through Their Photographs" by Langston Day.) (see also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_de_la_Warr)
Thomas Galen Hieronymus did his work in the United States. He had a long career as professional engineer. He was a fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the American institute of Electrical Engineers because of his many contributions to the advancement of the use of electricity and electronics. He also had a life long interest in metaphysics and was in the forefront of what came to be called "psionic machines".
Because of his reputation as a leader in electronics he was able to get a patent for one of his radionic machines. He had been able to use that machine to solve a problem at 3M with there new "sticky" tape. His investigation found that the sticky glue used on the tape was contaminated with a solvent. The usual chemical methods of analysis, at that time, could not detect the solvent because it was in such low concentration.
The machine patent was #2,482,773 awarded in 1949, titled "Detection of Emanations from Materials and Measurement of the Volumes Thereof" (www.scribd.com/doc/68000520/Hieronymus-Patent-a) This was the machine he had used in the 3M work. John Campbell editor of "Astounding Science Fiction" learned of the machine and the patent in the 1950s. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieronymus_machine) He got a copy of the patent and built a machine. He conducted extensive investigations to find out what the machine could do and what, if any limits, it had. He found that the patent was accurate in the claims, but that there was a limit as to who could operate it. In general the more highly educated the operator was the less likely they could work the machine.
Once Campbell was working with the machine and after a while realized that it was not connected to the electric power. It still worked. He then went continued to experiment and found that if he used and accurate schematic of the machine, he got the same results as when he used the hardware version. It did not matter how the schematic was created, as a drawing on paper or scratched on metal or any other medium, so long as the drawing was accurate. In this machine there is one moving part, a prism. Normally, the prism used was a transparent material ( glass, or some such). The prism was rotated and a slot picked up different signals, just as would happen if you illuminated a prism and then had a slot to limit which part of the spread of color you wish to see. In the symbolic machine, the prism could be any material, but it had to rotate just as the patent said. This was needed to select the signal from the "spectrum" that was "generated" by the prism. A symbolic rotation of the prism did not work ( connecting one end of a string to the rotating knob and the other to the drawn prism). This is an example of the power of a symbolic structure that is created within the limits of its design.
There are probably many more examples of symbols being used to accomplish useful and interesting things. Take a look around you and see what you can find.