Slimbridge Dowsing


Radionics with Gill Lowe and Ros Coombes*

chakras diagram

Chakras and Auras

Right, now, pay attention, because this is a little bit complicated. In order to understand Radionics (a form of distant healing using a black box), you need a crash course in Chakras and Auras, which are used a lot in Radionics.

You’ve heard about Chakras before. They are the seven whirling energy centres, spaced the length of the body, and each one is associated with a colour, and one of the glands of the endocrine system.

Starting at the head, the Crown Chakra is violet and its endocrine equivalent is the pineal gland, associated with your spiritual wellbeing. The Brow Chakra is indigo, sometimes referred to as the third eye, and its gland is the pituitary, associated with intuition and perception. The Throat Chakra is blue, associated with the thyroid, and easily damaged if you are not allowed to speak your truth.

The Heart Chakra is green, the centre from which we give and receive love, and connect in relationships. If this Chakra is damaged, beware emotional stress. Its endocrine gland is the Thymus, our immune system.

The yellow Solar Plexus Chakra governs the digestive organs and the autonomic (self-governing) nervous system. It is here that you literally ache or feel you have been kicked in the gut when something devastating happens. This Chakra is associated with the pancreas and spleen.

The Sacral Chakra is orange, thought of as the sex chakra because it governs the reproductive system. Its endocrine equivalent is the gonads, i.e. the testes and ovaries.

And the powerful red Base Chakra, often known as the Root Chakra, is the first Chakra to come into operation at the time of birth. Its main function is to connect us to the physical earth, to literally ground us, and is connected with the adrenal glands.

OK, now we’ve mastered Chakras, we move on to the aura, which is just that, your own personal energy field radiating from the body. If you are feeling stressed or sad, your aura will shrink. If you are happy and life is good, your aura will increase. Its colours will change too. We’re not particularly aware of our auras, but have you ever felt about someone standing too close to you, “They’re in my space”?

The thing with the aura though, while it is there to protect you, it is vulnerable. It is thought illness, or dis-ease, starts in the aura. Stress affects it too. An experienced practitioner will work in the aura, and hopes to heal it before maladies can invade the body.


OK, so far so good. Now we’ve mastered all that, we move on to Radionics. Our speakers on Thursday 8th May, Gill Lowe and Ros Coombes, are professional Radionics practitioners, and there is a professional body, the Radionic Association. Their unique selling point (USP) is that Radionics offers remote or distant healing, they don’t need to meet or examine their patients. Black box instrument The 'Black Box' developed by Albert Abrams

They do ask for a “witness” such as a lock of your hair, fingernail clippings, your date of birth or even your signature. Based on this, they do some higher mathematics, and feed both the witness and the sums into their black box. There are no wires, it isn’t plugged in, but using the practitioner’s dowsing intent, healing is projected to the patient. They do claim a significant success rate.

Dr Albert Abrams

Albert Abrams (1863-1924) developed the technique in the USA from learning the sound of a person’s anatomy by percussion (tapping). It has since been banned in America, and you are probably thinking, “I’m not surprised.”

As dowsers ourselves, we did struggle with the concept. There were a lot of questions afterwards, mostly as to why they bothered with the black box because an experienced dowser can simply send absent / distant healing with their intent and a pair of rods or a pendulum. Indeed, at one point our speakers said, “The more experienced you get with Radionics, the less you need the equipment.”

Yet one lady in the audience bravely said, “I was treated by radionics many years ago when l was first diagnosed with MS. I can only say it worked for me.”

It was an interesting talk, but the general feeling at the end of it was that the jury is still out on this one.