Welcome to Biolumanectics
.....not the wind, not the flag, the mind is moving...
Introduction to Bioliminal Photography
Bioliminal photography* is the brain child of an American engineer called Patrick Richards and, as is the case with many inventions, its development was quite accidental. Patrick originally created an instrument (a Luminator) in order to balance air temperatures for more efficient heat energy management. However, when testing his technology in various offices he discovered that his machine (which incidentally looks rather like a large stereo speaker) not only created a more uniform temperature gradient but also that the workers started to report improvements in their health. It appeared to alter the magnetic field of the environment and also sensitive light meters indicated an increase in light emissions in the working area. Patrick then made further explorations using photography in the field. Photographs when taken in this altered field often produced anomalous images of the subjects – either fuzzy or with multiple images. After years of research, Patrick concluded that people suffering from health challenges usually produced fuzzy or distorted images when photographed while healthy individuals produced clear and “normal” photographs. A further development revealed that when subjects held a correct remedy or appropriate medicine for their condition were photographed within the field, totally clear images were obtained.
* Bioliminal: Patrick Richards coined this term. Coming from the Greek – bios (life) and limen (the limit below which a stimulus is not perceived) to indicate the nature of this phenomenon.
Bioliminal Photography and Homeopathy
In 1998 the homeopath, Charles Wansbrough, met Patrick Richards at a science conference. He saw immediately the potential for such a technology within a homeopathic practice. Finding the correct remedy (the simillimum) in homeopathy can often be a very difficult and demanding process as the homeopath has to scan literally thousands of potential remedies. More often than not the remedy given lies in the realm of a “guestimation” until the patient returns for a follow up appointment to report on whether the remedy has worked or not. The luminator appeared to offer a means by which instant feedback could be obtained on the potential efficacy of homeopathic remedies. Sadly after ten years of investigating this phenomenon and its tremendous potential we have not been able to overcome one huge problem that we recently faced using the technology. The sad fact is that the technology only seems to function with Polaroid photos and since this company ceased making these films in 2008 it has not been possible to use this technology anymore.
Article published in Positive Health (March 2000) this was an article on the uses of the technology when the photos were still available.