Burul Payne, a researcher of biofield, or spin force, and the creator of the Biofield Meter, posts results of his latest research.
Remote Healing Measured by the Biofield Meter
Buryl Payne, Ph. D. Psychology, Psychophysics Laboratories, P.O.
Box 514, Soquel, CA. 95073
A force around the human body different from electric, magnetic,
gravitic, photic, or thermal has previously been discovered and was
used in this research. Originally called a ‘biofield’ and now called a
‘spin force’, it was found to vary in amplitude with lunar phase, solar
activity, vitality of the subject and other factors. It was found to vary
in amplitude with intended remote healing attempts. In 17 out of 20
trials in this pilot study, with healers from 50 to 3,000 miles distant,
a clear change in amplitude of the spin force was observed.
Keywords: remote healing, subtle magnetism, biofield, spin force
It is known by experience that prayer and other means of
visualization at a distance enhance healing, although no satisfactory
explanation has been found to explain this effect. This study shows
the operation of a different type of force may be involved. Called a
spin force, torque, or rotational force, it is hypothesized to exist
around all living organisms.
Biological spin force was accidentally discovered by the author
while investigating ‘pyramid energy’ in 1976. The author’s device,
called a Biofield Meter, displays a spin force when placed around an
organism. It was found to exist around every human tested, a couple
of plants, a grapefruit, watermelon, cat, dog and horse. Presumably
it exists around all living organisms and its existence has been
observed by other researchers. The amplitude of rotation of the
Biofield Meter varies with solar and geomagnetic activity, changes
direction temporarily at times of new and full moon and varies to
some degree with the health of the subject.
Several researchers have observed some physiological changes in
humans as a response to remote healing. Ron Hruby, a retired NASA
electrical engineer, made his own version of the Biofield Meter and
hypothesized that it might respond to distant healing attempts on a
subject. He found this to be the case. In 18 trials with four
subjects, he found 100% correlation of changes of the Biofield Meter
amplitude of rotation with attempted healings by a small group ten
miles distant from the subject.
This study expands upon the work of Ron Hruby, and attempts to
verify his results while using variable distances between the healers
and the subjects.
Materials and Methods
The Biofield Meter consists of a square frame, made of 0.25 inch
diameter wood dowels, 16 in. on each side. Six ring magnets are centered on each dowel and 16
in. long strings are attached in the center of the six magnets on each
dowel. The strings angle to a center where a set of two mirrors of 1.5
inch diameter are glued back to back. A hook and additional string is
used to hang the apparatus over the subject’s head at eye level. The
device looks roughly like a pyramid frame.
In practice, the Biofield Meter rotates a few degrees after being
placed over a subject. Given an initial impulse, and because it is a
string suspension, the torque on the string, or winding force, limits
continuous rotational movement. It winds up and unwinds, in other
words, oscillating back and forth for a few minutes. The number of
degrees of initial rotation was used as a measure of spin force around
This experiment was conducted in Santa Cruz, California. Twenty
trials were conducted May to June, 2005. The first trial was
completed with a small group of remote healers in Sheffield,
Massachusetts, a distance of 3,000 miles from Santa Cruz. Three
Biofield Meters were set up around three subjects. The subjects’ first
names were supplied to the distant healers. The healers chose one
subject for the healing attempt, which was unknown to the observer.
A start time was determined for the healing attempt, and observation
of the biofield meters began at that time. Movement of the three
biofield meters were measured and recorded during the trial period.
Following the trial period, the name of the chosen subject was
revealed to the observer.
In addition to this initial trial, seventeen other remote healers were
invited to attempt distant healing on one of two subjects chose by the
experimenter. Seventeen subsequent trials involved one to three
subjects and one to four remote healers. It was not feasible to repeat
tests using multiple subjects as it was too difficult to coordinate
them. Two more trials were conducted on a radio show called ‘Out of
Time’ in Hot Springs, Arkansas. On this show the author invited the
listening audience to attempt remote healing on a subject sitting next
to him. There were two main subjects who where involved in most of
In the first trial, one of the three Biofield Meters rotated more than
720 degrees, (more than 2 complete rotations). Later phone
communication showed that this was the subject chosen for the
healing attempt. The subject did not report any sensations or feelings
at the time of the attempted healing or on the following days.
In seventeen out of twenty trials, the Biofield Meter showed
deflections from about 3 degrees to four full turns (1440 degrees)
around the subject chosen for healing. These seventeen included the
trials involving the radio show audience.
No obvious ‘healing’ effects or sensations were observed by one of
the two main subjects. The other subject felt sensations four times
which resulted in some healing one time. In three trials where it was
offered the remote healers correctly identified problem areas for one
In the 1980’s, the author’s initial observations of biofield amplitude
used a different version of the Biofield Meter (heavier with more
magnets) and showed rotations of only a few degrees. In this
experiment the maximum observed was 1440 degrees. The lighter
version of the Biofield Meter used in this experiment may be more
sensitive than the heavier version.
This experiment shows remote healing at distances of up to 3,000
miles can be indicated by the Biofield Meter. However, the foregoing
results need to be replicated with trials in which Biofield Meter
rotations are measured more accurately. A scale or rotation counter,
perhaps measured in 1/8 rotations would improve measurement.
Another factor to take into account would be the subjects own
intrinsic biofield. A control measurement could be made where the
subject would sit quietly for at least 5 minutes to allow the Biofield
Meter to come to rest. In addition, it would be better to schedule
experiments at times of quiet solar / geomagnetic field activity. This
can now be predicted to about 70% accuracy. Solar flares can be
predicted even more accurately.
Russian Scientists apparently discovered a similar force to that
which is measured by the Biofield Meter. They called it a ‘Torsion
field’ and did not notice that it was present around living organisms.
One Russian researcher found possible evidence that torsion fields
appear to propagate significantly faster than the speed of light. He
designed a device which could detect the Torsion Field from stars and
found that the effect was larger when he pointed his device at the
place where the star would be today rather than where it was when
the light left the star some time ago. This possible high velocity of
spin field could be a factor in healing at a distance.
Theoretical revisions may need to be made as a result of this
discovery, if it is verified. If the spin field travels much faster than
light, this will require a slight revision in the explanations of electron
spin experiments which have puzzled physicists for many years.
Since the presence of a rotational force or torsion field can be easily
verified by anyone in an hour or two by using a Biofield Meter, an
expansion of some physics theories may be required.
From the results of this experiment, one can hypothesize that
healers have a much greater influence on the biofield than other
effects, such as phase of the moon, solar storms, the proximity of
some planets, vitality of the subject, or willful intention of the subject
(psychokinesis). Many studies can be made both on the biofield and
on remote healing.
This experiment did not distinguish between non-healers (the radio
audience) who focused on the subject or people who identified
themselves as remote healers. One future study could be on the
ability of an individual to affect the biofield of the subject simply by
focusing their thought on the subject, without attempting to heal.
In summary this pilot study shows the ability of a simple
instrument to detect spin force around humans and opens up a large
variety of speculations and possible experiments. Several future
studies should be conducted to expand this new area of research.
I would like to give many thanks to all the healers and subjects
who freely donated their time and services to this project.
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Dr. Buryl Payne
P.0. Box 514, Soquel, CA 95073