Harry Oldfield – Inventor of Electro-Scanning and Polycontrast Interference Photography

Can you tell us about your methods for measuring these subtle fields of energy?

I have developed two methods. The first is an offshoot from my early work with Kirlian photography. It’s called the Electro-Scanning Method, or ESM, where we obtain a three-dimensional reference field around the body and are able to measure the field quantitatively. The second, called the PIP Scanner, provides a semi-qualitative analysis of the energy field. It records light interference patterns, that is, how ambient light interacts with subtle energy fields.

My interest in Kirlian photography started about twenty years ago after I saw pictures of the phantom leaf effect from Russia. (Fig. 1). This phenomenon seemed to support an idea which had fascinated me for years, that is the idea of morphogenetic fields, the postulated organising templates of energy on which physical molecules are strung. These fields were notoriously difficult to measure and so many scientists doubted their existence.