Apparatus for Detecting Planetary Emanations by Buryl Payne

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Apparatus for Detecting Planetary Emanations by Buryl Payne

A simple apparatus has been discovered which can be used to detect direct emanations from the visible planets, Sun and Moon. The apparatus is shown in Figure 1 mounted on a six-inch reflecting telescope. It is simply a five inch diameter, six foot long stove pipe with an automotive funnel at the end. The funnel, available at Sears automotive stores, has a flexible metal tube. A clock drive keeps the device focused on the object of interest. The detecting substance is a small amount of water in a glass bottle attached to the end of the flexible tube.


The basic idea for this device came from the study of the work of Wilhelm Reich’s writings on Orgone energy and cloud-busters. What Reich called Orgone energy strongly interacted with water. His cloud-busters were long metal tubes pointed at clouds and attached by hollow flexible BX cables to running water. Reich claimed that the water had to be running in order to move the Orgone energy. According to Reich this apparatus altered the Orgone energy of the local atmosphere and could produce rain, as he demonstrated on several occasions.

In seeking a way to validate the notions of astrology, the author formulated the hypothesis that planets could be giving off emanations of some sort which Reich’s cloud-buster could detect. The author thought that perhaps Reich’s cloud-busters were actually picking up emanations from planets or celestial objects and not from clouds as he believed. Instead of allowing the energy or whatever to dissipate in running water, it seemed more worthwhile to collect it, if possible, for analysis.


The first device was constructed about 1973. The stove pipe in the first device was only three feet long. A tiny hole in the funnel near the exit tube allowed the observer to focus on the planet of interest. Later the stove pipe was wrapped with a wool blanket following Reich’s work with Orgone accumulators which used layers of soft iron and wool to accumulate Orgone energy. The water was held in a small metal, glass, or plastic bottle attached by a couple of strips of velcro to the end of the funnel. This initial apparatus called “The Moon Gun” by my friends, had to be moved every few minutes to keep the planet within focus.

Another version of the “Moon Gun” consisted of 4 iron pipes, two inches in diameter and eight feet long and connected together by a stainless steel bowl with a short piece of flexible metal conduit to guide the planetary emanations into the sample water bottle. This device was quite heavy, but could be moved in two directions by a swivel and frame arrangement. Rather bizarre looking, as it sat in the front lawn for several years, it seemed to be successful at keeping intruders off the property — a sort of scientific scarecrow.

Yet another version of the “Moon Gun” was made by arranging 60 feet of 3/4 inch diameter copper pipe into a spiral helix. The wide end of the spiral was about 6 feet in diameter and the length of the helix was about 9 feet. The pipe was simply bent straight back at the apex and a pan of water was placed in contact with the pipe. This version was immovable. It was tied between a tree and a telephone pole on the garage roof with the open end pointed at the plane of the ecliptic. It was rather inconvenient to use as it required getting up at the hour of the night when the planet of interest was within the focus of the spiral. It was viewed with some suspicion by neighbors and telephone officials but no dire consequences occurred.

Buryl Payne's Moon Gun.


All the devices worked. Effects, as indicated by changes in taste were noticed after about twenty minutes exposure. Drinking the water produced psycho-physiological effects within 10 to 20 minutes.

However taste changes or effects were not invariably present: sometimes they were very noticeable, and at other times they were barely observable or non-existent. Many different tests were made over a period of more than ten years. Observations so far should be considered more like a pilot study however they are reported here so that someone with more time or facilities might build on them. It was hoped that some way to increase the effect might be discovered, which would enable a more systematic analysis to be undertaken, and chemical tests of the water to be made. So far this hasn’t happened, but perhaps some reader will hit upon an improvement in the design which would make the effects much stronger.

The data is organized into observations made on the Sun, Moon, and some of the planets. The data reported below was taken from my note books made over more than ten years time from three different locations in Massachusetts — Framingham, Boston, and Manomet.


Nov. 1, 1974, 12 noon. Just completed the 4-barrelled version. Directed it at the Sun for 20 minutes and both myself and my friend, who helped build the instrument, drank the water. Within 15 minutes we both felt like taking a nap, and fell asleep on cushions on the living room floor. Although we had been up late working on it, it is rare for me to take naps.

Summer, 1975. Gave water, which had been exposed to the Sun, to my son, aged 6, who had measles and was supposed to be quiet and in bed and would not do so. He quickly fell asleep and slept all afternoon.

Fall, 1975. Exposed water to Sun for 20 minutes and gave it to a friend with no explanation or mention of its source. She drank it and fell asleep for two hours.

Jan. 18, 1976. Tap water samples exposed in device to Sun radiation appeared cloudy after 20 minutes exposure. This water, like most water used in the experiments, was in a glass bottle.

March, 1978. Pointed short tube and 4-barreled device at the Sun. It was the day of the full moon and there was a lunar eclipse. The water tasted terrible. Five observers were present and all agreed that the water had a strong, unpleasant taste. The water produced a temporary feeling of nausea when drunk. When one observer commented that the water tasted like burnt rubber, everyone, including me, emphatically agreed. The taste was very strong. No rubber like material was anywhere near or in the device.

People were generally upset at the time of this eclipse. Almost everyone I had contact with on this day felt mildly ill, irritable, or [8]‘out of sorts’.

Many water samples were exposed. It was found that a metal cover over the front of the tube stopped the effect. However a control bottle of water left sitting in the driveway showed the same taste difference although to a lesser degree. An ordinary metal funnel, propped up in the shade with its stern in a bottle of water produced some mild taste of ‘burnt rubber’. Placing a cork at the end of the funnel stem stopped the taste effect. Simply leaving a bottle of water sitting for an hour in the kitchen showed a mild taste, but putting a bottle in the refrigerator completely eliminated any taste difference. This was an unusual and, for many, a difficult day. Probably all water everywhere was altered around the time of this lunar eclipse.

Prior to 1980, observations were made with either the 4-barreled device or the short cloud-buster device. After that year the longer tube mounted on a telescope support was used (Figure 1).

Jan. 26, 1980. Directed the apparatus (Figure 1) at the Sun which was just rising. A strong taste was noticeable in the Water. (It’s very difficult to describe these tastes in any meaningful way. About the most that I can record is their strength.) No effects were noticed from drinking the water.

As a control, left a sample bottle of water open at the top, in the shade. No taste was noticeable after 30 minutes.

Then directed the apparatus at the Sun, now much higher in the sky, and observed a strong, but different taste in the water.

As another type of control I pointed the instrument at the pine trees and left it for one hour. The water tasted like pine trees! I was so amazed by this that at first I thought it was my imagination. However it was a very clear and strong taste. (A pine tree taste was not observed on another occasion.)

Left the device pointed at the sky above the horizon where the Sun had risen earlier. The clock drive was not engaged. After several hours exposure the water had a strong and peculiar taste.

Following this I pointed the device at the wall of the house and left it for over an hour. There was a slight taste in the water.

Then I moved the apparatus to where I judged Venus should be, knowing from the table how far it was from the Sun. A strong taste was noticeable.

All tastes today were strong and different from each other.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 1980. Pointed the apparatus at the Sun which was about 10° above the horizon. A strong taste was observed.

Left apparatus pointed at the same place above the horizon although the Sun had moved on. After a 35 minute exposure only a slight taste (similar in quality to the previous taste effect) was noticeable.

Left apparatus pointed at the same place (10° above the horizon) for two hours. A mild taste was present in the water. No noticeable effects were observed from drinking the water.

Possibly the strong tastes observed on the previous day were related to more solar and geomagnetic activity. From the solar geophysical data records published by NOAA I found: “[solar] Region 2245 produced a class X2 X-ray burst on 27 January with maximum at 11:52 Universal Time.” Sunspot number went from 103 on Jan. 25th to 153 on Jan. 26th and 160 on Jan. 27th.

March 1, 1980. There was a lunar eclipse at 4 pm. Pointed the gun at the Sun at sunrise. The taste was described as “thick” by an observer. No psycho-physiological effects noticed. At 12:30 noon repeated the observation. A strong taste was again apparent.

At 2:30 pm repeated the test. Meanwhile the sky had become hazy, and the tube had drifted slightly off focus. No noticeable taste and no effect on me.

August 9, 1980. At 3 pm aimed smaller device at the Sun. It was one day before a solar eclipse. No apparent taste was noticed, but afterwards I was so sleepy I couldn’t concentrate on my work, although I forced myself to stay awake. It was one of the hottest days of summer. Finally at 6:30 I did take a nap.

August 10, 1980, 11 am. Sun water (from the apparatus) produced a slight taste — not pleasant — and no effects noticed from drinking it. The daily Sunspot number went from 139, (on August 7) to 142, 154, and reached a minor peak of 169 on August 10.

February 18, 1981. Set up both short and long tube devices to point at the Sun. (It was near the time of the full moon.) A 30 minute exposure produced a strong acrid taste. My stomach felt slightly upset about 15 minutes later.

I pointed one apparatus at the sky, the other one at rock steps as a control. I expected no taste if it was the Sun which was radiating something into the tube, but after a 25 minute exposure strong but different tastes were noticeable from the water from both devices. As a second control I stuffed towels in the end of both tubes and left them for one hour. Both water samples still tasted different from a control bottle of water left sitting on a nearby rock.

From the NOAA reports I found that Sunspot number was on the increase this day; the geomagnetic activity was low and the 2800 mHz (10.7 cm) radiation from the Sun was at a relative peak. (See observations following under “Moon” on this same date — Feb. 18, 1981.)

September 10, 1981. Aimed big apparatus at the Sun. It was nearing the time of the full moon. I noticed a slight taste difference in the water, but two observers did not notice any difference between a control water [9]sample which had been sitting nearby and the test samples which were from the apparatus. Repeated the test observations three times with no positive results.


Full Moon, Feb. 14, 1976. Concentrated emanations in sample bottle of water using smallest apparatus. It tasted like tap water which it was. After a few minutes I felt slightly nauseous. Did not notice any psycho-physiological effects.

Many full Moon observations were made in the early years which generally gave the same effects — a slight feeling of nausea after drinking the water. Sometimes a taste change was evident and sometimes not.

March 1, 1980. Full Moon eclipse and Moon conjunct Mars and Jupiter. The water had a noticeable taste, and no psycho-physiological effects.

December 21, 1980. Water exposed to the full Moon this evening had no apparent taste, but I felt buoyant afterwards even though I had been driving into the city with traffic hassles all day. Sitting by the fire, I was feeling cheerful and optimistic. Since usually after a day of city traffic I would feel tired, this was unusual.

February 18, 1981. A very bright and not unpleasant full moon for most people. At 7 pm I exposed the water in the collector bottle to the Moon’s emanations for 20 minutes, then drank it. No discernible taste. I felt slightly tipsy, spaced, and was scared of my friend’s driving as we left in the car. I felt I needed to hold on, hold together — never had this experience before.

April 13, 1981. Pointed apparatus at Moon at 7 pm. Moon was not full. A definite taste was noticed; not a good taste. No noticeable effects. According to NOAA reports the geomagnetic held showed rapid fluctuations on this day.

April 18, 1981. Moon nearly full and partially obscured by clouds. Noticeable taste, but no psycho-physiological effects.

July 6, 1982. There was to be a lunar eclipse in the early morning of the next day. About 10 pm I set up the apparatus with a new funnel which had been washed in the automatic dishwasher to clear it of the film of oil present when it was purchased.

After 20 minutes exposure to the Moon, a taste difference was clearly apparent. An unpleasant taste, hard to describe or compare with common tastes. I repeated the water exposure to the Moon several times. Two observers present also confirmed a clear taste difference. Around 11 pm I drank the water from the last test period and went to prepare for bed. My wife said: “Your energy is funny — You’re kind of intrusive.”

I did feel slightly energetic and bumbly — kind of scattered and irritable.

At 2:15 am I arose to make observations at the time of the eclipse. The Moon was about 2/3 covered when I went outside. The apparatus had been tracking the Moon all night with water in the sample bottle for about three hours. It had a much stronger taste than it had earlier in the evening and of the same quality — not a pleasant taste. I drank the entire bottle, then I filled it again and drank it after twelve minutes exposure to the full Moon which was now totally eclipsed. No obvious psycho-physiological effects noticed. I stayed up the rest of the night, making several tests. The water continued to have a strong taste at every test made until dawn.


June 17, 1980. There was a New Moon conjunct Neptune, square Saturn. At Noon a sample of water was exposed to the Sun for about 35 minutes. I drank the water which tasted acrid and bitter and went inside to type. About 12 minutes later I became irritable. Hearing some terrible singer on the radio I swore, screamed and angrily shut the radio off, then drove away in my car. As I was driving I was fantasizing punching some guy who had slightly irritated me about something. About four miles up the road I psychologically woke up! I realized what had happened. I had drunk that water! When I had that realization the anger left me and I completed my errand and planned to repeat the experiment.

At 4 pm I repeated the experiment. The water did not taste as strong as previously. I made a mental resolution to go down to the beach and throw rocks if I felt irritable. I went to my lab to work. Again, in about 15 minutes I became very irritable, completely forgetting my drinking the water and my resolve to throw rocks. Again the radio was on and I found a commercial so irritating I swore at the radio and angrily turned it off. Then I remembered the experiment, the water, and my resolve to go throw rocks.

It was amazing, upon recollection, to notice how the mood change took me over, subtly and unawares. I just seemed to drift from a normal pleasant mood to one of great irritability without the slightest awareness. This was the strongest psychological effect I ever obtained from the water samples exposed in my devices.

A control sample made by pointing the instrument at the sky had no taste or effect on me. Later I did recall that a radio astrologer had stated that this would be an angry new moon.

June 17, (year not noted). Moon two days old in Leo near a bright star, and 5° from Jupiter. Strong taste was observed from both smaller and larger apparatus. Noticed a continuously rising galvanic skin response from biofeedback equipment although I attempted to relax. No subjective feelings.

October 6, 1984, 9 am. Pointed instrument at Sun-Moon as it was a new moon. Drank the water after 45 minutes exposure. After about 15 minutes I felt peculiar — kind of woozy and unfocused, as if I’d had three glasses of wine. After about 15 minutes this feeling dissipated.

Refilled the sample bottle and after 40 minutes exposure, gave the water to a visitor. She felt “high” in about 10 minutes and the effect disappeared when she swam in the cold ocean water ten minutes later.


After the Sun and Moon, Venus was the most predominate planet to study. Effects were noticed in the first years, although no specific notes were made. On several occasions the water tasted metallic I sometimes felt a little giddy, as if I’d had a glass of wine.

One time the exposed water was given to a female friend. She too, experienced some giddiness, and a metallic taste. To test whether or not suggestion could be operating, the following night Venus was again bright and I set up the apparatus, and a few minutes later brought the sample of water to her, exclaiming how brilliant Venus was; that the effect should be very strong and wonderful this nite, etc. Then I let her drink the water, which was plain tap water, and left the room. Returning 30 minutes later I asked her what happened. She said she didn’t notice anything. “Sorry to disappoint you, Buryl, but I didn’t feel anything.”

Some specific comments from my note-books follow:

Jan 12, (year not noted), 5:40 pm. Venus was the highest and brightest for the six month period. There was a slight taste and after drinking the water I felt kind of excited and zippy.

Jan 26, 1980, 6 pm. Pointed the instrument at Venus. The water had a strong taste. (On this date all tests made showed effects — sunspots were on the increase.)

March 19, 1980. Moon was conjunct Venus. No taste in sample water.

August 13, 1980. Arose at 4 am to make a test. Venus was very bright. The water tasted terrible. I went back to sleep and had [10]a sexy dream — a rare event for me.

October 5, 1980, 6 am. Moon was conjunct Venus. It was foggy. There was a noticeable taste difference, but no psycho-physiological effect. I may have pointed the tube incorrectly since I later noticed the telescope used to sight on the planet was slightly out of line with the tube.

November 26, 1984. Moon conjunct both Venus and Jupiter; a lovely sight. I exposed the water for about 20 minutes. Noticed a metallic taste, and about 15 minutes later I felt sad. Just listening to the news on the radio triggered some crying. I had felt kind of quiet and low all day.

November 29, 1986, 5:30 am. Moon conjunct Venus which was very bright at half phase low in the Eastern sky. The Moon was about 4° underneath Venus and 1° South. Made an exposure for 20 minutes. There appeared to be a slight taste just on the surface of the water sample (something I had often noticed — a surface taste only). There were no noticeable psycho-physiological effects.

The test was repeated but with the telescope focused on the Moon which was two days before new. No noticeable taste, but my heart felt sore. Could I be imagining this? Chest area around the heart was not really sore, just much feeling — a tightness. A few minutes later happened to read something which triggered crying.

I would have considered this experience to be personal and irrelevant until I happened to look at my notebook and see the similarity with the test made almost exactly two years before.


Initial observations on Jupiter, especially when Jupiter was close to Earth, produced a taste characteristically different from Venus, Sun, or Moon. On two occasions the water tasted ‘punky’ or ‘swampy’. Only two weeks after these observations Science News carried a report that sulfur had been detected in the radio emissions of Jupiter.

Sometimes the water from Jupiter tasted good and seemed to have a beneficial effect on the drinker. I noticed that a slightly upset stomach cleared up immediately after drinking Jupiter water. One time a pot had been placed for about an hour at the end of the large copper spiral device while Jupiter had been in view.

An associate came into the office about 8 pm, said she wasn’t feeling well — I gave her a glass of Jupiter water to drink without telling her what it was. About 30 minutes later she asked what was in the water. She said she felt better. If this were only one isolated incident, it could have been dismissed, but it happened several times.


In 1980 Jupiter and Saturn were within a few degrees of each other. A number of tests were made during this year and some of the observations from my notebook are recorded below:

December 20, 1980. Full Moon Evening. Returned home from a party at 2:40 am, tired and sleepy, especially after a 45 minute car ride. At 3 am I drank the water which had been exposed for 75 minutes to the combined effect of Jupiter and Saturn. No taste was apparent. I took a shower and went to bed, but could not sleep for over one hour — very restless.

December 31, 1980, 5 am. The time of closest approach of Jupiter to Saturn was at 4 pm that afternoon. There was no apparent taste to the water after exposure to emanations of Jupiter and Saturn simultaneously, but afterwards I felt frustrated. I could not definitely say the effect was due to the water which I had drunk, but I was angry, frustrated, upset, and pacing around the room. If it had not been 10° outside I would have gone for a run.

February 16, 1981. Pointed both large and small devices at Jupiter and Saturn. No noticeable effects. But it was hard to be sure of their aim.

February 17, 1981, in the evening. Water did not have any taste, but I felt charged up and eager to work. Stayed up late.

February 18, 1981. Same effect noticed. It was later in the evening when I made the test.

As these planets separated I could easily differentiate between the two with the instrument.

July 9, 1982. First set the scope on Jupiter and found water sample had a very slight taste. Then changed the water sample bottle to be sure there was no contamination, and thoroughly rinsed the end of the funnel. Then the scope was focused on Saturn.

After 20 minutes I observed a distinctly different taste — kind of bitter-metallic. This is a familiar taste observed in the water from these tests, but many controls have shown it is not coming from the metal end of the funnel. Although the tastes were different I didn’t notice any psychophysical reactions from either the Jupiter or the Saturn water on this occasion.


April 13, 1981. Aimed the apparatus at the Moon and made a 20 minutes exposure. A clearly different taste was observed compared with the control sample — not a good taste. No noticeable effect on me. Then focused the instrument on Saturn. A clearly different taste was noticed. Muscle testing showed no weakness on Saturn water, yet three observers agreed that there were taste differences between Saturn, the Moon, and the control water.


June 17, 1980, 9:30 pm. First made a test on the Moon and Jupiter which were conjunct, followed by a test on Mars. Completely different tastes were observed. No psycho-physiological effects noticeable. As a control I pointed the apparatus randomly at the stars. After a 30 minutes exposure, the water exhibited no change in taste.


Jan 12, 6:35 am. (Year not noted.) According to the ephemeris the Moon was conjunct Pluto. It was hazy and the Moon was waning; only 1/4 strong. Left water for 20 minutes. The taste was smokey, not especially a good taste. No noticeable effect, except possibly a little mental fuzziness.


May 6, 1981. Magnets were placed at the open end of the tube. The apparatus was pointed at the sky. A slight taste was observed after 20 minutes. A control test with no magnets also produced a taste, but less strong. A second control with no magnets again produced a rusty taste. Presumable this was because the funnel was rusty and needed replacing. But a rusty taste had not been noticed before.

May 7, 1981. Left the sample bottle on the apparatus overnight with the South poles of four cylindrical magnets pointing inward. The magnets held themselves in place on the soft iron stove pipe. They were about 1 inch diameter and 5 inches long — estimated field strength several thousand gauss each. A strong taste was noticeable.

Aimed the device at the foggy sky, oriented about 40° up and toward the South-east. Left it for about three hours, during which period, the sky cleared and then refogged. The water had a strong taste.

Leaving the instrument in position, I stuffed the opening with a towel. Three hours later the water tasted the same as a [11]control bottle which had been sitting on a nearby bulkhead.

May 8, 1981. Tastes were noticeable with everything I did today. Magnets at the end of the tube or no magnets, with the tube pointed at the sky, at the Sun, at flowers, at the house. Sunspot activity was at a relative peak on May 8th.

May 17, 1981. I placed distilled water such that light from the telescope would shine in the water and placed a second sample bottle as usual at the end of the funnel. There was no noticeable taste to the water exposed to the light from the tele-scope, but there was a taste in the water from the funnel. This observation was verified by an independent observer as well.

Well water (which has iron in it at my home) produced a much stronger taste (acrid and bitter) than distilled water. Again there was no taste difference noticed in the water exposed at the end of the telescope.


Some of the facts which have emerged from this work are listed below:

  1. There is some emanation which appears to be originating from the Sun, Moon, and at least some of the planets.
  2. The emanations interact with water.
  3. The emanations have some connection with solar activity and/or geomagnetic activity.
  4. The water is affected. Sometimes it tastes different, and/or sometimes it produces psycho-physiological effects when it is drunk.
  5. The effects are different from the different planets.

Since our Sun appears to be a strong source of the emanations, presumably all stars produce similar emanations. Since we are 65% water, drink water, and breathe water vapor along with air, we are presumably being continuously affected by the emanations from the Sun, Moon, planets, and all the stars.

The observation that water exposed to the Sun in the apparatus, made people sleepy was puzzling at first, but seems to it with the common observation that after sun-bathing people become sleepy. Sleep has always been a mystery. It is a very powerful drive. Perhaps this work provides an important bit of new information.

Effects from the planets on water may follow somewhat traditional astrological notions. This does seem to offer a means for validating such notions, but of course it will take some time.

In another experiment I set two glasses of water on two coils of wire pulsed with direct current. Each glass of water was exposed to a different magnetic pole. A third glass served as a control. Taste differences were usually noticeable in the water. Tastes were similar to those observed from some of the planets, however it is difficult to verbalize or categorize tastes.

Magnetic fields have been found to alter chemical reactions. A Swedish company manufactures a magnet treating apparatus for reducing calcium deposits in boilers.

No chemical tests were made on water samples from the instruments described in this paper. It was found that this would be prohibitively expensive.

Water is not a simple substance. Besides the known forms of liquid, solid, and gas, water molecules can form complex loose structures that are not well understood. In liquid form some of the molecules ionize, some form hypermolecules, and probably many other different complex patterns. Biologists speak of “living water” or “structured water”. The dynamics of the living cells may superimpose a structure on water making it suitable for some purpose of which we are unaware. This may be a constantly changing pattern and different within different cells and tissues. Water in the air is different from water in lakes and ponds and rivers which is again different from water in the oceans. Water is the most dynamic compound on the planet.

Magnetic fields may indirectly affect water thru the mechanism of altering the hydrogen proton which is the nucleus of the hydrogen atom. Under the influence of a varying or oscillating magnetic field the hydrogen proton swings to and fro. It gives off a low frequency pulse of around 2700 Hz (called the hydrogen precession frequency). This conceivably could influence events within our bodies or produce some changes at the molecular level. (Payne, 1984)

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) imaging techniques make use of similar effects. Perhaps protons of other atoms are also affected by geomagnetic storms. Although the effects would be small they could be significant for a biological organism.

At times of heightened sunspot activity, solar flares and events occur on the Sun which increase the solar wind flow and produce turbulence in Earth’s magnetic field. This in turn may alter hydrogen protons within water and other organic compounds and produce subtle heretofore unrecognized effects. Many different researchers have found associations between crimes, riots, accidents, illnesses, psychotic episodes, and wars and solar and planetary magnetic activity. There is also a link between geomagnetic activity and weather. Interactions with the hydrogen proton in high altitude clouds may be an actor in this as well.


Many research topics come to mind and a few are listed below:

  1. Is this a different form of energy? Or just a different form of magnetism?
  2. Is it unique to living organisms?
  3. Can the water exposed to the emanations be stored?
  4. How can the effects be amplified or increased?
  5. Can specific emanations be detected from Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto? From Mercury? From the stars or the galactic center?
  6. Many pulsars oscillate at frequencies near those common to the human brain. They also have enormous magnetic fields. Can they produce effects on hydrogen protons?


This preliminary work is merely exploratory. There are many variables and unknowns which need to be untangled one by one in some systematic manner if possible. It’s premature to make any definite conclusions at the present time. This could take years of research and is beyond the powers of one person. Therefore it is hoped that others will carry these simple experiments forward in their own creative ways. Since the apparatus is so simple, anyone can make original discoveries. It should be an exciting scientific adventure!



  1. Payne, B. “A Device Which Detects and Measures a Biological Force”, Am. Jo. Acupuncture, Dec. 1983. 2(4), 353-358. [Back issues of “American Journal of Acupuncture”:]
  2. Payne, B. “The Sounds of Earth’s Magnetic Field, It’s Influence on Health and Wars.” Ear Magazine of New Music, 9 (4) Dec. 1984.
  3. Reich, W. Selected Writings. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1973. <>

Buryl Payne is the author of THE BODY MAGNETIC and makes magnetic field instruments.


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