I know that Dr Abrams felt the the fields he was testing were emanations from the physical form. He was primarily focused on negative patterning associated with disease in the physical form. I feel that the physical form reflects the subtle field information, that the subtle field information we are measuring in radionics, are manifesting patterns. To me that makes sense and is why we can work at a distance and why we must wait to se how the form responds to the balancing that is done radionically.
David Bohm, renown physicist of the 1950s, taught extensively of an implicate order of things. He said, “The field of the finite is all we can see, hear, touch, remember, and describe. This field is basically that which is manifest, or tangible. The essential quality of the infinite, by contrast, is its subtlety, its intangibility. This quality is conveyed in the word spirit, whose root meaning is wind, or breath. This suggests an invisible but pervasive energy, to which the manifest physical world of the finite responds. This energy, or spirit, infuses all living beings, and without it any organism must fall apart into its constituent elements."
In radionic research we actively seek out this infinite energy field. We link with it, listen to it, observe its action. We attempt to capture it in language with rates or settings on our instruments. Our communication skills on these levels are still very sketchy and often we don't know exactly what it was we did that set things into motion. Fortunately the path one takes in radionics is well marked. It is a logical path. The principles are there for anyone to discover. The results, amazing as they may seem, are well grounded on solid principles. It is a field of research that stretches and strengthens our trust in the infinite world of subtle fields. It was this very realization that led George de la Warr to exclaim, "Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing!"
Our pattern of health lies deep within our subtle fields and is part of our inherited pattern of perfection. Most religions teach us to strive for perfection and refinement. They teach that God lies within. I believe that this is true and as we become more aware and more resonant with these patterns we also become more refined spiritually. Fortunately we also become refined physically. Our health is improved and we can create resonant surroundings. This is one of the ways radionics is affecting our world today.
In a basic course I spend quite a bit of time defining the subtle energy we call subtle bodies or layers. I use a simplified model that students can relate to and I include the physical body as a subtle body. It is the last, the newest, and the most dense of all our subtle bodies. It is also the one with which we are most familiar. The reason for this is that our culture, and lifestyle, emphasizes physical activity and we have little time for anything else. Other cultures have emphasized spiritual things and have much more of an awareness of the other subtle bodies.
In order to work in the subtle energy fields, a student needs a clear understanding of the subtle bodies. The idea of subtle bodies may seem metaphysical in nature rather than scientific because our cultural consciousness does not include an awareness of anything more than the physical. It seems that with new discoveries in nuclear physics our consciousness is changing. Scientists are becoming aware of subtle energy fields and the auric fields are being detected with "scientific instruments" and procedures. Back in the 60's Kirlian photography was first thought to demonstrate these fields.
I think a good definition for subtle body fields is "--a set of primary vibrational fields associated with (and necessary for the maintenance of ) a physical form." Each subtle field increases in density from the finest, which seems to be the spiritual essence, to the most dense, which is indeed the physical form.
Whether all physical forms have the same number (or type) of subtle bodies is a subject of discussion among researchers. These vibrational fields appear to be unique to the kingdom (and possible phylum) of each organized form. Even a man-made tool or machine seems to have a set of subtle bodies. The finest aspect being the "idea" and the most dense aspect being the tangible physical form.