The Radionic Notebook
Some years ago I was at a lecture about radionics and the speaker was telling about how he had spent almost a thousand dollars for his unit. I listened politely and then, during the break and undoubtedly possessed by mirth demons, I went up to him and asked if he would like to see a working radionic system that cost only a couple of bucks. He was naturally curious and I showed him what I now offer you.
Psionics is interesting in that while the heavy equipment with the dials and amplifiers and helmets are great fun, they are not necessary for lots of operations. Many things can be accomplished with only the need for a pendulum and an amplifying pattern, a couple of charts and symbolic machines made out of cardboard cut outs. What this means is that one can have a working psionic laboratory in a loose-leaf binder that can be taken anywhere without attracting any undue attention, something that cannot be said of a 20 dial console unit with laser beam attached.
Take the patterns in this section and experiment with them. Oh, and one more thing. For your pendulum, I recommend the use of a key attached to a string. It has the advantages of being flat, so it can be carried in an envelope glued to the inside of the binder and being pointed so you know where it is pointing at, something a ring is less useful for.
Now, at this point some folks may be wondering how I got the idea for this. Well, if you look at the photo you will see a premium from the 1950s television show Space Patrol. About the time I was finishing my first book on Psionics, USA Network was running the old kinescopes of that show and I remembered that I had the cockpit premium. It was made of printed cardboard cut outs that when put together with the aid of my long-suffering mother (I was like 5 at the time!) came out as you see in the picture.
Well! My feverish and demented little mind went to work and figured that if radionics could be done at the purely symbolic level, then the old cockpit premium would have been marvelously adaptable as a radionic instrument and from there it was simplicity incarnate to come up with versions of my own.
The first models were big things that when unfolded and braced sat on a table, much like the cockpit you see, but it took relatively little time to modify them to the designs in the notebook. So let that be a lesson to you. You never know where inspiration will come from.
Symbolic Hieronymous Machine