RADIONICS: All the Foolishness Packaged into one Convenient Console

Item #211: The Diagnostic Set of Dr. Albert Abrams; 24" x 14" x 3"; varnished wood box; Bakelite top; Original cloth covered AC cord a bit frayed; Excellent condition.

The Diagnostic Set has all the boxes the Radionic practitioner would ever need consolidated into one neat unit. The set incorporates a Dynamizer with it's associated rheostat, a heater for the Dynamizer, four colored lights with switch to select them, three 4-dial Reflexophones, and two auxiliary, er, knobs, that do something or other, I'm sure.


The Dynamizer holds the handwriting sample, photograph, lock of hair or other talismanic sample. When a real live patient is present then he stands on metal plates that are wired to the Dynamizer. Luckily, these metal plates are also connected to the water pipe - thus preventing a common diagnosis of electrocution.

Underneath the Dynamizer are a pair of small electric heaters to warm the sample. A feature exclusive to the Diagnostic Set.

Colored lights. The purpose of the lights would be a mystery, were it not for this page of US patent 6684108 issued in 2004 for a box that looks startlingly similar. After reading the patent, the purpose of the lights is even more a mystery, but they look cool.

Abram's made his customers sign a paper promising that they would never open the box and discern the secrets within. However, 10 seconds with a screwdriver reveals all. The construction is typical Abrams quality.

The heater is made from a pair of power resistors. The wood block below holds the lamps. A colored gell is pasted over each lamp well.

By the time the Diagnostic Set came out Abrams didn't even bother using different resistances for the various controls. Amazing he bothered to wire them up at all - he could just as well have filled the box with pitch and been done with it.

As described in the 2004 patent, above, a wire runs past the color lights so their emanations can influence the subtle energy fields flowing from the Dynamizer. It would seem that as the wire is coated with pitch it never sees the colored light - but maybe its only the principle of the thing that matters.