You could save money initially by buying the books of Charles (Chuckie/Chucky) Cosimano, aka: 'the father of psionics'
You could find 'Uncle' Chucky Cosimano on Youtube
And he's a regular contributor (or used to be) in Yahoo Groups. He'll respond if you ask him questions direct, very probably. He's very sociable.
If you haven't encountered him before and your first introduction is via Youtube, it will probably cause you to scratch your head, wondering what the
hell it is you've been watching
I first encountered Cosimano via his books, in the 80's, for which I'm thankful, because if Youtube had been my introduction, I would very likely
have dismissed psionics right then
Cosimano, despite his many, many eccentricities, knows a thing or two about psioncs -- or claims to. His books, which offer a wealth of information
about the subject, can be purchased online, I'm pretty sure. Or, you could pick up second hand copies online or in 2nd-hand bookstores if you have
the time to look and wait
Cosimano's books provide detailed instruction about how to make psionics devices for pennies and in fact, he cautions against spending big money for
ready-made machines, because you may discover you have no affinity or patience with them. If you make your own devices based on Cosimano's
directions (per his books) at least you won't be out several hundreds of dollars. They can be put together using a shoe-box, an empty food can, some
coppier wire and a few knobs from Tandy's or other popular electronics' retailers. I made one years ago but didn't devote enough time to mastering
the 'stick pad' and threw it out I think, during the last family clean-up. But, as I still have Cosimano's books, I can easily and cheaply make
more if I've a mind to
In the years since his first books were published, I think I remember hearing Cosimano stating that most people have problems with the 'stick pad'
element --- which I think he's eliminated from his new home-make-type devices
His books are filled with all sorts of simple devices -- I'd recommend the books over commercially-made devices, at least until you know if you have
an affinity with psionics
Cosimano's Youtube videos portray him in the worst possible light, in my opinion. His humour (again just imo) simply does not translate well via
that medium and make him appear insane and/or boring, deluded. As to why he doesn't come off at all well in video, I can't say. I've read his
books, and so know that he's actually a great communicator - great. But on video ....
He knows as much or more than anyone else around about psionics and his books are easy to read and understand -- with the diagrams for the psioncs
devices a huge bonus
If your library has any of Cosimano's books, that would be a very inexpensive form of introduction to the subject and with the money you save on book
purchase, you could make some of the devices for cents
Here are some links grabbed at random just now --- some of them are lengthy excerpts from Cosimano's books, etc.
And he's on Youtube, although I don't have a link handy. You might have to enter several search-terms (Cosimano, Psionics, Radionics, Uncle Chucky,
that sort of thing) to find them
[edit on 20-5-2010 by Dock9]