Huna Bulletin 37
The Use of Pendulum or Radionics Instruments
in Psychic Diagnosis
August 1, 1950
For Huna Research Associates
Covering the experimental approach to the use of Huna in HUNA
and related religious and psychological fields.
From Max Freedom Long
P.O. Box 2867, Hollywood Station, Los Angeles 28, California, U.S.A.
THANKS and MORE THANKS
Thanks to you all for your splendid response to my plea in the last bulletin for your continued reports and suggestions by letters to which no reply is expected. I am beginning work on this bulletin on July 25th. This is just ten days after sending off Bulletin 36. In this ten day period, during which many of you have just received the bulletin and the announcement of the change in the correspondence set-up, I have been answering most letters in the usual way – with a “tinned letter.” But now even this is being given up, and with the expected free time so allowed, I shall get on with the serious into and experimental work with Huna. I shall also get into the careful study of your letters on these and related projects. All letters will be much appreciated, even if they give only your personal news and comments. I will try to keep in touch with you through the bulletins while you keep in touch with your letters. I think it is going to work out very well.
CIGBO ALSO WISHES TO THANK YOU for any help, large or small, which you may have sent in and for which he has been unable (without the assistance of “boss”) to send his personal note of thanks.
Letters with material marked for the Bulletins have accumulated to make a most valuable and interesting collection. I hope soon to begin to sort them through and try to arrange them by topics so that I can select things from them in orderly fashion to pass on. I may use my shears to cut up letters to get parts into the right files, and in doing this I may be unable to credit the right HRAs with their materials, so bear with me if there are mistakes or omissions in the matter of crediting names or initials. I plan a file for questions which may be of interest to us all. There will be one for comments, news reports on experiments with Huna which have been undertaken and whose results can be told, also one for information such as that concerning radionics and the pendulum in their relation to Huna. I have a special file for clippings and articles and will begin to sort this material to come under different headings. The items covering TMHG attempts and results will fill a goodly file compartment all by themselves, as will the items covering more generalized aspects of healing through Huna or related methods.
NEWS ON THE NEWLY FOUND KAHUNA
News … comes from HRA Charles W. Kenn, who made the remarkable investigation last year of the firewalking in Honolulu. (Some of the books giving the report and pictures are still available. $1.10 post paid.) This kahuna is eighty-seven years old and he lives in the section of Hawaii where the lava flowed into the sea recently. He has been giving freely of his knowledge to HRA Theodore Kelsey and Mr. Henry Kekahuna, as well as to Charles. The remains of many ancient Hawaiian temples have been pointed out and the history and significance of each described in so far as possible. A check of Bishop Museum materials on this part of the field is well started and will soon be completed. Pictures will be made ready for classification and reproduction and, if all goes well, Mr. Kenn will publish the material, perhaps with much additional material which he has been accumulating on Huna. Owing to the very wide scope covered by na kahuna, the volume may be an Encyclopedia of Huna in its eventual form. The kahuna does not appear to have been of the healing school so much as was hoped. However, there seems to be emerging a definite line of thought deriving its source from the old beliefs. This has been described in his letter by Mr. Kenn as giving a set of practices aimed at physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Charles, fortunately, was able to establish a blood relationship with the kahuna through his mother’s family, thus getting past the stumbling block of the cult of secrecy which has so largely prevented the full knowledge of Huna from being given to the world. This work is being carried on at much expense by those engaged in it as a labor of love. On behalf of the HRAs I wish to extend our most sincere thanks for the efforts being made to preserve information of such value.
A CORRECTION is due for the impression I have given several of my friends in Bulletin 36 that I have given up the present civilization as lost. Will you all add these: IF, IF IF, IF, IF’S, to what I meant to say? My anxiety came particularly from the fact that I scented danger to Huna in the wind and wished to make an impressive request that all HRAs keep in mind the need of saving the little knowledge we have from being lost IF, IF, IF we got into an atom or H bomb war and IF we had some of the always-predicted quakes which have been foretold in each decade as means of sinking large sections of the lands upon which we live and have our being. HRA E. B. writes, “… human society, especially in the United States, is in a very hysterical state” [because of the war threats.] She philosophically passes on to us the following, which voices her feelings in times of seeming danger, “Underneath us are the Everlasting Arms, and we can’t get out of the Universe.” That is a long and comforting sermon in a single line. We have discovered, in the century just past, that we all survive physical death and go right on in one form or another of living and growing. No accident of living on this plane makes a permanent mark on the record. All things change. We do what we can at any given time, and that is enough.
OUR PRAYER FOR PEACE
Our Prayer for Peace comes in for comment by HRA H.M. Wagner, of Florida. He is an advanced student and is wise in psychic as well as worldly matters. He concludes, from his long study of history and his personal observations that the Powers That Be have often found it necessary to have wars and disasters in order to bring about better conditions in a step-by-step progression in human affairs. This takes us back to the prayer, “Thy will be done.” I recall that in the last war, in England one of my friends who is the spiritual leader of a small but forward-looking group, caused ritual prayers to be made for the bringing of justice in the great conflict. He and his group did not flinch from accepting any part of punishment that might be measured out as England’s share. Here we run into the idea of race karma again – a thing that, in Huna, falls into a karma for the Aunihipili, one for the associated Auhane, which is the self which “knows better”, and one for the Aumakua, which is difficult for us to postulate. On the level of the Aunihipili, the karma would, logically, be the same as for the big fish that eat the little ones, or the school of big fish that has eaten the school of little fish. Here we are in the world of “accident” of Huna – a level of life which we may find filled with cruelties and what to us is unjust. On the level of the Auhane, we begin to make our own conditions and to arrive at more of our logical form of justice. We know right from wrong, in a very blind, muddled and imperfect way and, because of our muddled understanding, often suspect some Higher Being or Ultimate God of being painfully lacking in seeing that justice is done down here below – at least justice according to our ideas of what it should be. For those who have forgotten, may I remind once more that Huna has a new and quite unusual concept which we tend to forget or whose significance we overlook? This is the concept of a set of three “justices,” one for each level of life, as represented by our Aunihipili, Auhana and Aumakua. What is just for an animal or our Aunihipili is by no means just for the purposes of living of the Auhane. And, for the justice of the Aumakua level, we can only guess that up there one does not content himself by giving just dues to others – one loves them instead. Or on that high level we may at last attain such a unity of brotherhood that to give or to take away is to give and take away as from one’s very own self. How pitifully little we know or can know on this level. But how bravely and confidently and gloriously we can lift our tired and soiled faces to the Light and make our little endeavors to Love and Serve and feel Brotherhood with even those who seem to be our deadly enemies.
THE NEWS ON DIANETICS
The news on Dianetics remains of interest to us as HRAs. I dare not let myself hope too strongly that this new version of complex-finding systems will be the one to help us get at our guilt and other fixa tions and drain them off, thus “clearing the path” as the kahunas have called it for thousands of years.
L. Ron Hubbard, originator of Dianetics, has finished his first class in the East and will shortly be in Los Angeles to give classes here, so an ad in a Los Angeles paper announces. Tuition will still be $500, it is to be supposed.
No definite word has come in from HRAs who, at this writing, are just about to finish the course in New Jersey, but fragmentary reports are drifting back.
Perhaps a half dozen HRAs have been sufficiently interested to get and study the book, then hunt up an auditing partner and try out the system. Three report that they have been able to go back to the period before their birth and recall words spoken by or near the mother at times when they, as unborn infants, had been pained by something that had happened such as a bump, fall, illness, etc. This, in the hands of amateurs, is something really remarkable to accomplish. Hats off to L. Ron on that one. Such recalling and reliving of the event seems to have been effective in draining off a connected fixation in at least part of the experiences.
One HRA had the unhappy experience of not getting such an experience completely drained off at the time it was uncovered. As a result, his fixation caused emotional reactions which he could not control, these taking place every two hours or so until he could resume the auditing and finish the draining off of that fixation.
My own experiments in self-auditing to uncover guilt complexes connected with my early life and especially with prayer, have not been finished as yet. I have found that I recall many things long forgotten, but fail to relive them vividly enough to cause a real “run with final clearing away.” One very strange thing is that I have brought back the memories of nightmares suffered through shortly after the experience which I related in a recent bulletin – that of the drowning of the kittens and the resultant oppressive sense of guilt. The nightmare which followed shortly, included nothing of the kitten incident, but seems to have been connected in some way with the fact that I was too sinful to be protected by God. In it I was being chased by a dark man in a turban. Eventually I was caught, thrown to the ground, and my throat cut – no friend being able to rescue me. Unlike most such dreams, I did not awaken after the worst had befallen. Instead, I lived on in my dream, watching the dark man race on after others, and marveling that I was still alive although certainly very, very dead.
A letter arrived July 25th from a gentleman in the East who was given Bulletin 33 to read because of his interest in Dianetics. He hastened to send a warning to me and other HRAs. I will pass on part of his letter.
“My first Dianetic auditing partner was transferred to another state, so being of a curious and exploratory nature, I disregarded Ron’s advice and tried running myself, without an auditor. I will never try it again. Compared with your little tummy-rumblings of a childhood guilt complex, a real honest-to-god engram is like comparing love’s young dream to delirium tremens.
“I have not led a sheltered life. I have been run over, blown up, electrocuted, poisoned, and have fallen off a cliff, to mention a few minor mishaps. But never in my life have I been so completely terrified as when I ran into a nice fat engram when I was all by myself.
“The experience is not only terrifying and unnecessarily uncomfortable, it is absolutely futile. I had run (relived) engrams before under the auditing of my friend. I was perfectly conscious and knew the whole thing was perfectly silly. All I had to do was repeat what I was seeing and hearing, and it would release. (Drain off.) No go. I finally had to bring myself up to present time, leaving myself in the middle of the engram. I am stubborn, and I tried to run it out by myself the next day. Still no go. All this time I had no appetite, my arms and legs jumped, my scalp crawled at the slightest noise, and I felt continually on the verge of tears. Finally I gave it up and had my oldest son run me through it. Together, we discharged it in less than two hours. I only hope that any of your fellow HRAs who try to do a solo in reverie know where they can quickly find an experienced auditor to get them out of the mess they are very apt to land in.
My sole purpose in writing is to try to save your associates from a very unpleasant and stupid experience, and save yourself the embarrassment of having suggested it.”
I have written to thank this gentleman for his letter. It is evident that when one pushes the Aunihipili back into remembering very vividly some situation which was tied in with a complex, the usual control over the Aunihipili is lost and it reacts wildly and out of control until help is obtained and the complex is rationalized. It may be that autosuggestion of the first water may fail one in such a situation. I may stop my own experiments until I can work with an auditor.
I suggest that we all wait a time and see what develops before we plunge in. Some report excellent early results with Dianetics and amateur auditors, so far as they have gone, but Mr. Hubbard is frequently announcing changes in his methods, one of the latest being to refrain from picking up engrams of later life first. Go first to the prenatal period and the very earliest engrams. These early engrams, so he explains, are tied in with most later engrams which may be turned up, and the latter may be difficult to handle because the early ones remain untouched. If the earliest engrams are first found and removed, the later ones which are related to it will drain off almost automatically or with very little effort.
I further suggest that unless you are greatly interested, you hold off buying a copy of DIANETICS. It is difficult reading and you may never care to wade through the 450 pages – which are already out of date. Because of the call, your library will eventually have the book, even if it is decidedly NOT on the “accepted list,” (neither is SSBM, for that matter. Libraries are very conservative, as we all know.) New discoveries in methods are announced frequently, and there may be a later printing to contain them although at present, one is supposed to pay $50 a year into the “Foundation” in order to be kept informed.
One of our HRAs who lives near Los Angeles, has behind him a long and very successful practice in standard ways of finding and draining off fixations. From him comes the warning that there is a grave danger in amateur auditing with Dianetics. The prime danger comes if the one being audited is even slightly paranoiac – has some large or small delusions, such as those of persecution or grandeur. To stir up the fixations for a person of this type almost always means that he transfers his blame for all his misfortunes, real or imaginary, to the auditor, as to the regular psychologist. He will tell the world that you are using the blackest of arts on him. A second serious danger lies in the fact that almost everyone has, at low spots, contemplated suicide. If the engrams covering this urge are activated and not fully drained off at once, the patient may kill himself between sittings. The professional, from whom this warning comes, also adds that the use of suggestion is a great help in getting the fixations to the surface and getting them drained off. Most of us are able to live with our fixations in comfort if we don’t stir up the Aunihipili and activate the “sleeping dogs” which should ordinarily be allowed to “lie.” Go slow while we keep an ear to the ground.
NO BOVIS BIOMETERS are to be had as yet. My letters to the old address in France weeks ago brought no reply.
MANY LETTERS OF APPROVAL have come for the new plan to save time here at the Study. L.B.S. writes a typical note: “I’ll miss your kindly notes, but the silence won’t ‘hurt.’ You long ago EARNED some leisure for serious reflection and unhurried research.”
She also corrects my mistaken idea of what she meant (see last Bulletin) about possible dangers in sleep and sleep suggestion, diametrically speaking. “A recorded voice might key-in pre-existing engrams and the silly reactive mind work out the stimulated engram instead of the constructive intent of the record. Hubbard gives examples of engrams keyed-in while the pre-clear is fully conscious but NOT conscious of WHY an idea flashed into his mind with compelling force.”
THE NEWS OF GREGG
The news of Gregg, the insane young man we have been treating in the TMHG and as a special case for some months, has been more and more encouraging for the past few weeks. A very decided change for the better has been noted in his condition. Recently he was able to understand and carry on a conversation. He looked through a window and recognized the car of his parents, indicating a desire to ride in it. We can feel greatly encouraged in our efforts. It would seem that time is a necessity in this, his treatment.
PENDULUM AND RADIONICS MACHINES
The pendulum and radionics machines have by no means been forgotten. Letters accumulate in a special file here at the Study, and to these are added clippings and articles from HRAs and from various sources.
A recent article tells how two Yale professors have made a long study of the electrical discharges from the body and brain. They found no separate rates of discharge for different organs, such as are supposedly measured by the radionics instruments, but they did find that cancer tissue sends out a negative discharge while healthy tissue sends out a positive. Tests for possible starts of cancer in internal organs have been made for some time with such success that the early diagnosis of cancer, especially those in the reachable generative tract, is far more certain.
I am becoming increasingly convinced that diagnosis with the radionics type of instrument depends in large part on the psychic ability of the doctor, just as in the case of the use of the pendulum. What I still wish to determine is the part played by the doctor when he sets his instrument at a certain dial reading and goes about treating the patient for the registered ills.
In CHALLENGE, a small Chicago magazine, there recently appeared an article telling how we were being poisoned by aluminum cooking vessels. Almost all doctors who use radionics instruments seem to place much stress on this form of poisoning. They treat it with a setting of their machines, and claim many benefits. One such doctor, here in Southern California, so I gather, has found that cancers contain this poison. He is quoted as writing, “we know what we are doing in treating out the aluminum we find in very large amounts in cancers and tumors. We do not have any trouble in correcting this condition in any place in the body. Have not had a single failure in over 27 cases to date.” It is not exactly clear to me whether the cancers and tumors were the things unfailingly corrected or just the deposits of aluminum discovered in parts of the body.
A long and thoughtful letter from F.E. on the East Coast, tells of his observations over a period of twenty years, covering the use by a doctor friend of radionics instruments of various kinds. Under test conditions, this doctor successfully picked out test tubes which contained clear water, and others which contained much or little of certain chemicals. Recently he has carried his experiments well into the pioneer fringe of things. Let me quote from the letter. “By tuning in to the higher octaves of the given rates, he believes he can tune in to the ‘finer bodies,’ and has discovered infections and diseases not present in the physical. He thinks these are caused by destructive emotions such as fear, anger, hatred, etc., which will in time manifest in the physical body. He is highly psychic, and during diagnosis is always conscious of the presence of a spirit who calls himself ‘The Healer’ and who aids him. The Healer has given him many rates not known to the radionics research laboratories, and also rates for many emotions such as love, hatred, fear, anger, and so on. I recently showed him several pages from the Bulletin, and he was much interested and wonders whether other chiropractors or other operators of similar machines have had similar experiences, and would be glad to put his findings at their disposal.” (Letters may be sent to me to forward through F. E. if desired.) “I talked over the possible rates for guilt complexes, and Dr. R., after some meditation, came up with a rate which seems to apply. There are often several rates for the same thing, and he would like to know whether any other HRA experimenter had discovered rates for fixations blocking the path to the Aumakua. I will continue work with him on this line and will report progress.”
Psychic diagnosis without the use of pendulum or radionics instruments has long been successful to a degree, but has gained very little recognition. Dr. Brunler and others tell us that the “etheric body” may be seen by the trained observer or through the use of the Kilner Screens, and diseased conditions diagnosed by its color, shape, degree of extension, etc.
In the new issue of ROUND ROBIN, together with a number of other fine articles, is one by Dr. Frances J. McInerney of Los Angeles. She gives many very interesting details of the method of psychic diagnosis which she practices in conjunction with Dr. Stalons, the latter being hypnotized and making the diagnosis while in that condition. Dr. Stalons also gives instructions for the treatment of the ills she discovers in this way. Edgar Cayce is given as a fine example of early workers who used the method with telling effect.
Dr. Stalons also pays much attention to the “aura.” (We would call this the aka body and note that part of it might include the aka of the Auhane as well. The mana actions in the aka of the Aunihipili would account for many changes which might be observed.)
In the article it is also called “the magnetic field.” Let me quote. “The health of the individual is shown clearly in this field. It extends from one to two feet, and even more in some individuals, and the outside of it, in the case of a healthy person, shows as a definite band, but as a ragged or feathered edge in one of low vitality or poor health. Lines seem to run out from the physical body to the outer edge of the magnetic field. These are really vibrations, and when the ends of these vibrations are hooked, then the Doctor is sure to find pathological or nervous conditions in the area where she sees these hooked lines.”
Editor, HRA Meade Layne, in a footnote to the article, comments on the successful diagnosis of patients at a distance by this method and thinks that such success argues equally well for the “absent treatment” mechanism. (Which, in Huna, we work with in the Telepathic Mutual Healing Group work.)
SPIRIT DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT THROUGH MEDIUMS must not be left out of a discussion such as this. Here and there we find great help given through the circle, the medium, and the Guides. In late years, materialized former doctors have performed operations of an amazing nature on living patients. The strange – and delightful – part of such operations seems to be that materialization and dematerialization are used. Out comes the appendix to be left on a tray for inspection, but no incision has been made.)
VIBRATION is a very general term and is very loosely used in these days. We say that light and electricity, heat and sound, all are vibratory rates. We agree that something must be there to vibrate, and that there must be some force acting to cause the vibration and to keep it going.
As announced in Bulletin 36, our next Huna research project will center on the problem of whether or not we can learn to cause changes in our lives, health, circumstances, thought, etc., by making changes in such vibrations as may be connected with us as conscious entities living in bodies on the earth level – or living as spirits in aka bodies on the invisible levels.
Every departure from the normal pattern of vibrations may cause illness or trouble. This applies to bodily organs and to the thoughts and emotions alike. It may apply to other things not yet taken into consideration.
In the foregoing pages of this bulletin I have touched on several things which come under the classification of units which are not vibrating in tune with the perfect pattern which we postulate exists under the hand of the Aumakua for each of us.
The fixation may be considered a vibrating cluster of memory thought-forms which is out of tune. Radionics and the pendulum aim at discovering the vibrations and measuring them. All healing methods may be said to aim at restoring the vibratory harmony or action of mind, emotions, organs, or tissues.
All research needs to have a definite direction. We need to know, if even in a very dim way, what we are to look for in making a search. When we find something that is strange to us, we need to have some criterion by which to judge its possible value to the investigation proper.
In our project we will have the criterion of vibration. If we come upon anything that seems to vibrate in such a way that it might affect our triple man in his aka bodies, or his manas or his physical body – even his surroundings or circumstances, as the moon and stars may do – that will be grist in our mills.
All HRAs are invited to help think this through. All are urged to try some way of “raising one’s vibration.” Keep in mind the possibilities derived from Huna that there will be used:
- some particular mental action on the part of the Auhane, and that this will
- cause the Aunihipili to use its form of mental power or its emotions, and
- set to work with mana to make certain changes in or around us.
This could be dangerous for some. Watch your reactions and stop if you find yourself out of your depth or frightened. Strange things may happen. One HRA has already reported, “I have had the hunch to try to raise my vibrations. I can’t tell you just how I went at it except that it had something to do with my solar plexus. The other night when I tried it, I fell asleep, but was soon awakened by someone calling my name loudly. I struggled to consciousness and answered before I realized that I was alone. I cannot be sure, but it seemed to be my mother’s voice. She passed on, however, when I was about sixteen.”
(Please report your experience.) MFL