In a burst of furious activity and inhalation of solder fumes, I managed to finish the modifications on the Shortwave Oscilloclast, and to complete construction of the Reflexophone 2.0 (and some accessories like a headband for interfacing with one’s 3rd Eye, an external stick pad and witness well, adaptors to use the loop antennas with the SW Oscilloclast, and a lot more interface cables!)
The Reflexophone 2.0 was originally intended to be an updated Oscilloclast (the original version by Abrams), but when I acquired the Shortwave Oscilloclast, I decided to re-imagine the classic Reflexophone. (See the previous post on Abrams devices here.)
Originally, the Reflexophone was comparable to three and four-dial resistance-tuned radionic boxes, which is no surprise – the Reflexophone was the first of that breed. Reflexophones and their cousins had anywhere from three to over 30 dials (a behemoth Calbro-Magnawave console model.) It is essentially a decade resistance box, a device used in electronic laboratories to test and apply resistance (ohms) to prototype circuits. Some radionisicsts have used such laboratory equipment in lieu of the Reflexophone (or its cousins, like the Calbro-Magwave and the Drown Homo-Vibra machines) for radionic purposes. Which is what the Reflexophone 2.0 is built from: a Cenco Model 82824 made for lab use.
The original was only one piece of equipment in an Abrams clinic, and was always used with a Dynamizer – the forerunner of the Witness well – and a live human abdomen, the forerunner of the stick pad (the invention of Dr. Earl Smith, one of Abrams’ first students.) Ruth Drown may have been the first device maker to integrate the stick pad into her Homo-Vibra-Ray machines.
I modified the circuit of the Cenco by adding stick pad connections, wired to a set of four mobius coils formed of one continuous pair of magnet wires, one under each tuning dial. In the center of each coil is a double-terminated quartz crystal pointed into the center of the rotary switch resistor array above it. This allows the operator to detect the tuned scalar emanations from the witness well connections, which are wired to the series of decade resistance switches.
Since the dials are multi-position switches instead of potentiometers, they’re numbered from 0 to 9 and click into each position. So like the old Reflexophone, the settings are very precise. When in the ‘0’ position, the dial is electronically removed from the circuit, so I can leave the 1st dial on ‘0’ and use it for obtaining 3-Dial “cold scan” Rates for specific uses.
I have a remote stick pad and witness well, so when connected to the Reflexophone 2.0 (As shown in the picture above) I have the basic Abrams Diagnostic Set. The stick pad is the same design I use in all my machines so far, a Bakelite rubbing surface with a bifilar copper wire coil below it, a layer of vinyl, a layer of brass, and a layer of wood. The well is a glass cup with 16 turns of paired magnet wire.
I’ll be posting on another new device I’ve put together soon, one which will serve the purpose of the original Oscilloclast – like this device, it’s a radical re-purposing of vintage lab equipment for radionic ends. Stay tuned…