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Dr. Ruth Drown: Crucified by the FDA and the AMA

by Marguerite dar Boggia

ChartDr. Ruth Drown was the most unique woman in developing radionics to heal people. She developed and refined a means of diagnosis, treatment, and visual representation on photographic plate of any cross section of disease organisms, tissue or organs of her choosing. Her chart reveals why: 

She was born on October 21, 1891 at 3:11 AM in Greeley, Colorado. The time is from herself to Arthur Young, the inventor of the Bell Helicopter and author of Nested Time, his astrological autobiography.1 With Virgo rising (the sign of healing) and five planets in air signs and six in mutable signs, Ruth had a considerable amount of finesse, insight, understanding, intuition, and reserve. She had the ability to look beneath the surface of things and to grasp the underlying unity amidst apparent outward diversity.  This is where she differed from her mentors.  The air signs lightened her grave appearance.  She could laugh at herself.

The ruling planet is Saturn. Declination equivalent Saturn was exactly on her Virgo ascendant. (A declination equivalent planet's degree, above or below the celestial horizon, is converted into degrees of longitude). She had a rather stern, commanding appearance.  Saturn gave her the power to achieve through perseverance and industry.  Mars conjoined Saturn in the 1st house.  Saturn inclines towards the scientific attitude. Through deep thought and careful meditation, she effectually planned and organized (Saturn). Dynamic Mars gave her the courage and capability to explore to the depths of the subject. Sun in the sign of Libra, gained for her great popularity amidst her many grateful admirers.   With the Moon strong on the Midheaven, she subconsciously desired children.  Sun, Mercury and Venus conjoining Uranus were the aspects that endowed her with fantastic GENIUS, rejected by the orthodoxy, intent on destroying her work. 

Dr. Ruth DrownAt the age of 19 when progressed Venus sextiled Mars, she married a farmer. She had two children.  She had domestic problems with her husband.  Saturn conjoining Mars in the first house, endowed her with a strong personality. She  would not be dominated by anyone.  Uranus conjoining the Sun is the urge for FREEDOM. She separated from her husband in 1918.  Pisces is on the cusp of the 7th house of partners.  Venus quincunxes Neptune, the ruler of the 7th house.  This aspect indicates a separation from spouse. Ruth’s father was a professional photographer.  He taught her everything he knew about photography.  Saturn in the first house, suggests that she identified with her Father.   This photographic knowledge was important for her future work. She found work for maintenance, operation and repairs of addressing machines.  She had no experience with mechanics, but  this was the experience needed for her future work.  (Uranus conjoins Sun).     

At this time building radios was very popular.  She was fascinated with this hobby (Uranus conjunct Sun and Venus).  In 1923, she worked for Dr. Frederick F. Strong, who used radio energies for healing of patients.  Saturn (work) semi-sextiled natal Sun.   Uranus rules the 6th house of healing. Where Jupiter is in the chart, is what we value.  Jupiter is in the 6th house of health and healing. Virgo, in the first house, is the sign related to health, healing, and service to others.  This is what her soul wanted. That she was successful is signified by Mercury, the ruler of the Midheaven, in a trine aspect to it and to the Moon in the 10th house. (career) That she was  very financially successful is testified to by the heavily tenanted 2nd house (finance) and by Venus trine Jupiter.

Dr. Strong was using the techniques of Dr. Albert Abrams who discovered that all histological tissue radiates a vital life force. The tissues could be classified numerically.  He used a pendulum on the abdomen of the patient for diagnosis and for healing. Ruth’s healing instincts and intuitive abilities (Neptune and Pluto conjoining the MC) soon became apparent.  She was offered a full time job by Dr. Thomas McAllister, an osteopath, which she accepted.  [Progressed MC sextiled Saturn (work)] He was delighted by her ambition. He lent her all his books and gave her instruction in the medical arts.  Ruth went to a chiropractic school and in 1927 when progressed Mars conjoined Mercury, she became a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic..  While at school she experimented in new ways to use the vital life energy in the practice of radionics. (Sun, Mercury, Venus conjunct Uranus)  She became convinced that the use of wall outlet AC electricity was a huge mistake and contaminated the patient with a coarse energy that was anathema to the subtler life force emanations. She developed her own technique, using a photographic plate. She was able to diagnose and treat at great distances. Moon is the highest planet in the Map.  This contributed to her fame and to her instincts of nurturing and compassion for the sick and elderly. It squared Saturn, signifying the challenges she would encounter and the need to dominate any negative emotions of resentment and anger. She was an avid student of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings and the Caballa at the age of 16. (Moon in Gemini, studies).   Dr. Strong and Dr. Abrams also were familiar with the teachings of Theosophy.

The ninth house signifies our belief system, philosophy and higher mind.  She has Neptune and Pluto, in the 9th house, together with the No. Node of the Moon.  She aspired to Self-realization. She wrote and published books (9th house - publishing). In 1935, Ruth had perfected her instrument.  She devised a way to channel the same vital Life force energy that she was detecting with the diagnosis portion of her instrument through a photographic plate. Utilizing a special reverse method of film development, she produced photographs of tissue anywhere within the body, using only a dried drop of the patient's blood on a piece of blotter paper.

At this time progressed ascendant conjoined natal Sun (27+ Libra) forming a YOD aspect.  (A yod is formed by two sextile planets both quincunx a planet at the apex. It forms a ‘V’.  A yod is called a finger of God aspect because it relates to one’s destiny).  This was the start of her real destiny.  Natal So. Node of the Moon (26+ Scorpio) sextiled the midpoint of Saturn and Mars (27+ Virgo) and both quincunxed progressed descendant (27+Aries). In 1938 She published The Science and Philosophy of the Drown Radio Therapy2 She believed that Life is energy; Life is consciousness and Life is substance. She explained the system this way on page 22: “A drop of blood is placed on a blotter.  The atoms are crystallized, and remain stationary as far as our five senses can discern, but the energy constantly supplying the activity of the nucleus of the atom is very much active and alive, and goes back to the source, which is the path of the body.”

Radionics
instrumentOn Page 34 she writes: “So-called ‘space’ is proving that sound and light are carried instantly to any place in the world, and cannot be insulated.  Our own photographs of an object or person in any part of the world, taken with the Drown Radio-Vision Instrument, using energy alone, and no visible light, disprove the idea that there can be just space, and show that space has within it all the qualities of light brought down to substance.” On Page 59, she says: “When we place the blood of an individual, be he ill or healthy, into our instrument, we tune in on our dials to the rate of vibration of the organ or gland we desire to photograph. We next drop a film of the desired color sensitivity into the container of the hookup and use the same timing and development we would employ in taking a picture by the usual methods. Our photograph is then completed upon the film. “This procedure is proof of the various states we have previously made concerning light.  It is also proof that everything in the Universe has a rate of vibration, and that the emanation from any radio-active substance can produce its own picture.  Therefore, if its action is the same as light, it must be a form of light.” Ruth sought to measure the degree of deviation from perfection, and then to rectify any imbalances or deficiencies. Thus her rate for the liver is 48; this would be set on the instrument and the deviation from 0, tested. Any significant reading would indicate a problem, either in the liver or elsewhere in the body which was affecting the liver. Her principal treatment method was to feed the 'perfect' rate back to the respective diseased location in the patient, either by wires or remotely, the idea being that as new cells were created they would be healthy and would replace the diseased structures.4 She was exceedingly successful. She healed thousands of people.

She was brought to trial by the FDA on trumped up charges. The AMA rejected radionics. This was the beginning of her crucifixion. (Jupiter squares Neptune, the ruler of the 7th house of open enemies).  The FDA used her black box, with its knobs and photographic plate, against her for crossing the State line. The 10th house Moon (career) squares the ascendant, (herself) and Saturn (her work). Arthur Young3, the inventor of the Bell Helicopter, was tremendously impressed by Ruth Drown. He had a toothache. He asked Ruth to take a photograph of his condition. There was nothing like a camera in any sense of the word.

The photographic plate was placed in a lightproof box and Arthur Young was connected up with it. She then withdrew the film and developed it in the light. This would normally have resulted in a light-struck film, but the picture was an 8 x 10 print, with a detailed photo of a tooth.  He requested that she do it again. This time he put his hand on his jaw.  It showed a TOOTH ENLARGED. 

Arthur Young was so impressed with her work that when she was brought to trial, for fraud and medical quackery, he testified in her favor. When one of her patients was cross-examined by the attorney for the prosecution, the attorney vehemently quiered: "You don't mean to tell me that she could diagnose at a distance!?" The patient replied. "Yes precisely that. I was in an automobile accident and called her by phone. She told me what bones were broken (from the blood spot) and this was confirmed later when x-rays were taken." Dr. Ruth Drown lost the case and was convicted. Ruth’s appeals dragged on unsuccessfully for years.  Her instruments were seized and destroyed. Shortly after her release from a short term prison sentence, she suffered two strokes and died on March 13, 1965.  (Progressed Saturn conjoined natal Mars, the co-ruler of the 7th house and the 8th house of death).

Many considered her a medical genius and a brilliant woman.

References and Notes:
1.Young, Arthur M. Nested Time, an Astrological Autobiography , Anodos Foundation 2004. p. 149
Dr.Ruth Drown was Born on 10/21/1891 at 3:11 AM in Greely Colorado, 104W42'12"; 40N24'54" The time is from herself to Arthur Young.
2. Drown, Dr. Ruth B., The Science and Philosophy of the Drown Radio Therapy, The Ward Richie press, Los Angeles, California , 1938. P.22 (The book is out of print, but I have an autographed copy.)
3. Young, Arthur M. Ibid, pgs.146-148
4. RADIONICS - A Brief History by Nick Franks BA, MRadA
4a. A VERY BRIEF HISTORY OF RADIONICS by Ruth Drown ...

First published in: www.infinityastrologicalmagazine.com, Mai/Jun 2017.

Author:
Marguerite dar BoggiaMarguerite dar Boggia presently serves as Membership Secretary for ISAR, the International Society for Astrological Research. She was past Secretary and Director of ISAR and Publisher of Kosmos, the ISAR journal. She was a co-founder of UAC and its past Secretary and Director. Her goal is to serve humanity and the spiritual Hierarchy of our planet.  To that end, she offers free, online, three pages weekly of the Esoteric Teachings as was known by Pythagoras. To receive these studies, she can be contacted at her website which she created at the age of 90: www.FreePythagorasTeachings.com

© 2017 - Marguerite dar Boggia - published by Infinity Astrological Magazine

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