by Stanley Krippner

from ConsciousnessCentre Website


Krippner, S. (1977). A first-hand look at psychotronic generators. In J. White & S. Krippner (Eds.),

Future science: Life energies and the physics of paranormal phenomena (pp.420-430).

Garden City, NY: Anchor/Doubleday.


STANLEY KRIPPNER, Ph.D., is (in 1977 - JPH) program planning coordinator the Humanistic Psychology Institute in San Francisco. He also served as president of the Association for Humanistic psychology, as vice president for the western hemisphere of International Association for Psychotronic Research, and director, from 1964-73, of the Dream Laboratory at Maimonides Medical Center.


In 1972 he chaired the First West-Hemisphere Conference on Acupuncture, Kirlian Photography, and the Human Aura. Subsequently, he co-edited with Daniel Rubin) the proceedings as Galaxies of Life (later published in paperback as The Kirlian Aura). He is co-editor (with Daniel Rubin) of The Energies of Consciousness. He co-authored (with Montague Uliman) Dream Telepathy and (with Alberto Villoldo) of The Realms of Healing. His career in parapsychology is described in his own words in Song of the Sirens: A Parapsychological Odyssey. He has written more than three hundred articles appearing in psychological, psychiatric, educational, and scientific journals.


Stanley Krippner visited Robert Pavlita in Czechoslovakia in the 70's. Pavlita demonstrated his 'psychotronic generators'


In 1973, during the First International Conference on Psychotronic Research, I met Robert Pavlita a most enigmatic man. This controversial Czech inventor is the designer of the so-called "psychotronic generator," a device for storing and applying "biological energy."

I don't speak Czech, but with the help of a translator we had a long conversation, after which he demonstrated one of his generators to the people at the conference. His daughter participated by touching her hand to her head in a rhythmic way and then touching her hand to the generator. Within a few minutes the generator started to move. This is very difficult to explain in any conventional way, and I know one physicist who couldn't sleep all night trying to figure out how this happened.

During a more recent visit to Czechoslovakia (January 1974), I was privileged to see ten different demonstrations of psychotronic generators. Dr. Zdenk Rejdak and his staff drove me and my associate, Mark Rejdak, to Lazne Belohrad, a town famous for its spa. As we entered the building in which Mr. and Mrs. Pavlita, their daughter, and their son-in-law have their apartment, we noted a large sign. We asked for a translation and discovered that it read:

'This house was built, with the help of the Lord,
for myself, for my relatives, for beauty, and for the needs of the city.
Franz Chernoch, 1899'

We were given a hospitable greeting by Pavlita and his family. Within a short time he produced several of his devices and told us something of their history. Pavlita had been building psychotronic generators for more than thirty-five years. How did he become interested in generators? He studied alchemy books. (Czechoslovakia has always been a center for the study of alchemy. There is a whole street in Prague where alchemists used to live.)

The shape of the items that the alchemists used was very intriguing to Pavlita. What he did was to put together various materials of different shape by trial and error. From this he found that there were three components of the psychotronic generators similar to those that the alchemists used.

  • One is the shape of the device.

  • Another is the material from which it is made.

  • The third and most important is the biological rhythm - the means for getting the biological energy from the living organisms into the device.

He says that there are at least sixty-eight centers of biological energy in the human body, and he has invented a generator for each one. Each of these generators is fueled in a different way, and each of them performs a different task.

Pavlita stated that eventually he discovered that the body's biological energy field acts electromagnetically in some experiments, electrostatically in some experiments, and in still other experiments, it acts in ways that defy either an electromagnetic or electrostatic explanation.

What amazed me about Pavlita is that he has obtained all of his information from alchemy books or from trial-and-error experiments. He is not familiar with acupuncture, bio-energetic therapy, dowsing, structural integration ("rolling"), or any of the other procedures most parapsychologists know about and would naturally correlate with his work. He has gone very deeply into one specific area, and claims to have devised principles and laws by which he has produced these various devices.

According to Pavlita, any person can work with a psychotronic generator because all people possess biological energy fields. However, Pavlita himself was the subject in all but one of the experiments he attempted in our presence, his daughter serving as the subject in the other experiment.

We began to experience the most provocative part of Pavlita's work when we saw the very small and innocuous looking devices he uses. One appears to be a magician's wand - a small rod with a ball on the end. This was a generator that he claimed to be able to take into a distant part of his house to work on for an hour. He then would place the generator in a room where fruit flies were feeding on rotten fruit. He would aim the generator toward the flies and within a few minutes they would start to drop dead, or so he attested.

After hearing this descriptive account, I asked Pavlita about this device:

"If fruit flies drop dead when you point this generator at them, what do you think would happen with a large generator?"

Pavlita replied:

"This is a generator that has very dangerous implications. I'm too soft-hearted to kill anything but flies, but there is no doubt in my mind that one can kill a cat, a dog, even human beings, with a large enough generator."

In the early days of his work, he said, he and his daughter were working on one of these experimental generators when suddenly her arm became paralyzed. They couldn't decide what to do. If they had taken her to a doctor, Pavlita thought, he would have said that it was psychosomatic. What Pavlita did was to work around the clock for three days, inventing another generator that restored natural movement to her arm again.

After relating the story of his daughter's paralysis and recovery, Pavlita made it very clear that the reason he had not yet revealed his secrets is because he does not know if the world is ready for them. I don't know either, but there is one thing that is obvious: the day may come when psychotronic generators arc widely available. According to Pavlita, they are simple and inexpensive to make. Once more people use the generators, their true functions and possibilities can be more accurately assessed.

The demonstrations

Demonstration 1
Pavlita placed a compass directly in front of him on a table. He placed a psychotronic generator between himself and the compass. This generator consisted of a steel rectangle covered by a cone. After lifting off the cone and setting it aside, Pavlita passed the rectangular generator over the compass; the compass needle was not affected. Pavlita then began to touch the generator to his right temporal lobe, holding it in his right hand and making the contact with his head in a rhythmical manner. He explained he was "completing a circuit of human biological energy," thus permitting the generator to store the energy.


After about two minutes, Pavlita held the generator over the compass; the needle moved five degrees, from south to north. Pavlita then removed three fingers from the generator, placing them under the palm of his hand. As the generator approached the compass, the south-to-north movement of the needle exceeded 15 degrees. By altering the position of his fingers in the rectangular form in other ways, Pavlita was able to increase or decrease the effect upon the compass needle.

Demonstration 2
The second experiment was identical to the first experiment except that Pavlita held the rectangular generator with his left hand and touched it to his left temporal lobe. The compass needle, when approached by the generator, moved the same number of degrees as before, except in a north-to-south direction. Then Pavlita lifted the generator with his left hand and placed it in his right hand. The compass needle moved from south-to-north as the generator approached it. Pavlita moved to the opposite side of the table; trials with the left hand then were accompanied by a south-to-north movement of the compass needle and vice versa.

At one point, the movement of the compass needle was minimal. Pavlita touched the generator to his left temporal lobe several times; thereafter, the movement of the compass needle increased upon the next trial. In commenting on these two experiments, Pavlita said that human biological energy is analogous in some ways to the Earth's north and south magnetic poles. He also noted that the human biological energy field completely surrounded the body and exists within the body as well.

Demonstration 3
Pavlita placed a metal, scaffoldlike stand on the table which resembled an inverted letter "L." A string was tied to the protruding arm of the scaffold and a flat, lightweight bar magnet was tied to the string. A steel psychotronic generator was placed between Pavlita and the stand; the generator was cube shaped with a small protuberance at its top.

Pavlita left the room to demonstrate that he could activate the cube-shaped form from a distance. After about three minutes, he returned. He then brought the cube near the north pole of the bar magnet; the magnet moved toward the cube. However, the magnet was repelled when the cube approached the south pole of the magnet.

Pavlita faced south during the first half of this experiment. He then moved to the other side of the table and faced north. The experiment was repeated with the opposite results. This time he did not leave the room but touched the generator to his right temporal lobe with his right hand, using a different rhythm than in the earlier experiments. He stared intently at the magnet all the while. When Pavlita brought the cube near the north pole of the magnet, it was repelled. However, the magnet was attracted to the cube when the south pole was approached.

Pavlita commented that the eyes are important in this experiment and that the results demonstrate a brain "circuit" which is connected to the hands.

Demonstration 4
The same bar magnet and scaffoldlike stand were used for this experiment, but a different steel generator was utilized. This psychotronic generator was goblet shaped, but topped by a copper and bronze cover shaped like a holly leaf. Pavlita (facing south) touched his right thumb, first to his frontal lobes, then to the cover of the generator, making a rhythmic movement which lasted about one minute.


When he approached the bar magnet's north pole, it moved toward his thumb; when he approached the magnet's south pole, it was repelled by his thumb

Demonstration 5
All the materials were in the same position as for the fourth experiment. At this point, Pavlita (facing south) placed a mirror in back of the generator. Again he approached the magnet's north pole, placing his finger behind the mirror, but this time the magnet moved away from his thumb. When he approached the south pole, the magnet was attracted to his thumb.


Pavlita commented that the biological energy field exerted these effects by passing through the mirror. He stated the results were a function of the relationship formed between an object and its image.

Demonstration 6
For this experiment, the mirror was removed, but the stand and goblet-shaped generator remained. Pavlita placed a narrow steel bar on the table. The bar was about three inches long and was placed between Pavlita and the generator so that it touched the base of the generator.

Pavlita (facing south) touched his right thumb knuckle to his right temporal lobe. He then placed his knuckle on the end of the bar nearest to him. Immediately, the north pole of the magnet swung toward the generator. It hovered in the same position until Pavlita removed his knuckle from the bar. At this point, the magnet resumed its original position. Pavlita commented that the magnet resembled the needle of a compass and was reacting to the human body's biological energy field, amplified by this procedure.

Demonstration 7
Again, the scaffold-shaped stand was used. However, the bar magnet was replaced by a narrow, cylindrical-shaped piece of wood, about two inches in length. Before the wood was suspended from the stand, it was placed in a wide, cylindrical-shaped psychotronic generator. Diagonal marks could be seen on the outside of the generator; Pavlita remarked that a "biologically activated energy field" had been burned into the generator.


After the wood was placed in the generator, it protruded slightly; a narrow, rectangular steel bar was placed against the wood so that one end rested on the table and the other end rested on the wood itself. Pavlita called this procedure "closing the circuit." After about three minutes, the wood was taken from the generator and suspended by string, from the metal stand.

Pavlita picked up a ferret magnet and brought it toward one end of the piece of wood. The wood was repelled. He brought the magnet toward the other end of the wood; it was attracted. In other words, the piece of wood gave every appearance of having been magnetized. Some observers would claim that the generators are "electrets" which create electrostatic fields, but others would claim that a new energy form is involved.

Demonstration 8
Once again, the scaffoldlike stand was used. Again, a narrow, cylindrical-shaped piece of wood was used that was approximately two inches in length. Pavlita produced a psychotronic generator shaped something like a flashlight. There were holes in the bulbous top of the generator; Pavlita inserted the wood into these holes, first one end of the wood and then the other.


He then inserted the entire piece of wood into a long hole on the top of the generator and moved both hands in front of the generator in a rhythmic up-and-down movement with fingers outstretched. After about two minutes of these movements, the wood was suspended to the stand.

As Pavlita held a ferret magnet and approached the wood, one side of the stick was repelled and one was attracted. Again, a piece of wood had apparently been magnetized. Pavlita commented that the hand movements are not absolutely necessary, but accelerate the speed at which the wood is affected.

Demonstration 9
Pavlita's daughter produced a psychotronic generator shaped something like a microphone. A point protruded from the top half of the generator and she touched this to her frontal lobes in a rhythmical manner for about three minutes. The generator was then placed in front of a semicircular solid copper screen. A light metal cone was placed on the top of the generator. She then touched the table lightly with the fingers of her left hand. It began to revolve from left to right.


When Pavlita removed her fingers, the cone stopped its motion; when she again touched the table, the cone resumed its movement. She called this procedure "completing the circuit."

After its motion stopped completely, Pavlita's daughter again touched the generator to her frontal lobes. The cone was again placed on top of the generator and once more revolved for a short period of time.

Pavlita commented that this was an "accumulating type" generator. He said that all his generators were "purpose specific" and corresponded to various "biocircuits" of the body of which he claims to have identified sixty-eight.

Demonstration 10
Again the metal stand was used and a flat, rectangular piece of wood (resembling the bar magnet in size and shape) was suspended from it. Pavlita produced a rectangular psychotronic generator which fit easily into the palm of his hand. He held the generator with his thumb on the bottom and the other four fingers on top. As it approached the stand, the wood turned to the right. Pavlita then held the generator between his thumb and forefinger. This time when he approached the wood, it turned to the left.

This phenomenon did not seem to be preceded by any type of body rhythm which would activate the generator.


Biological energy...
Pavlita told us that he has recorded his experiments in great detail in twenty handwritten volumes, none of which has been published. When he first began his research some thirty-five years ago, he worked by trial and error. Now, however, he knows the basic principles involved. For example, he is aware of the basic bodily biocircuits and how each can be used in a generator. Once the biological energy field is brought into a generator, it stays there permanently. However, a special induction procedure must be used to activate many of the generators. This induction utilizes various bodily codes."

Pavlita told us that voltmeters and electrometers do not pick up biological energy. During human transmission of this energy, however, some psychophysiological differences were noted. One's heartbeat rate slows down and breathing becomes irregular.

No material has been found by Pavlita which can insulate against the effect of biological energy. Furthermore, it can affect any type of matter to some extent.

Pavlita says he is too "soft-hearted" to work with any type of living creature but insects. When insects are exposed to his lethal generator, their antennae quiver first. Then their feet and legs shake. Soon they appear stunned or paralyzed. Then they collapse and die. However, the effects can be reversed if the insect has not yet collapsed.

Pavlita has done some work with plants, having "shaken" or "physically transported" leaves and flowers at a distance. One type of generator works automatically by absorbing energy from the living organisms around it; this type stimulates growth of plants and enhances seed germination in experiments with pea and lentil seeds. The other type of generator must have biological energy directed into it; this type stunts the growth of plants.


The first generator has purportedly been able to purify waste water from a dye factory in small amounts. For this purpose small pieces of stainless steel were treated by the generator, then put into the polluted water- which became clean again. Pavlita has thought of trying to treat stones instead of steel, then attempting to depollute a lake or a river.

Pavlita sees a number of practical uses for his generators. These include:

  • biological communication (when other communication systems are nonoperable)

  • medical diagnosis (of the body's biocircuits)

  • the magnetization of material (he claims that any material can be magnetized)

  • testing the contents of unknown material

  • assessing the healing rate of an injured or sick person (the stronger the field, the better one's health)

  • assessing the deterioration rate of a dying organism

  • determining how long an organism has been dead

Pavlita told us that the right-hand side of the body usually attracts, that the left-hand side usually repels, and that left-handed people are not observably different than right-handed people. He speaks of "plus" and "minus" impulses in terms that remind one of the oriental concepts of yang and yin. From time to time, Pavlita must utilize special procedures to produce the desired balance between "plus" and "minus" impulses; an overabundance of the latter is not uncommon and is not desirable.

By combining several generators, Pavlita can also combine their functions. Some experiments have involved as many as seven generators for a given purpose. The speed at which a function operates depends upon the conduction of biological energy from the organism to the generator. The principle that "form follows function" is basic to the design of the generators, many of which are built to channel energy from two poles to a narrow point.

Psychotronic generators have not yet been used in experiments with the Kirlian photography device, with voltage gradients, with acupuncture points, with altered states of consciousness, with hemispheric brain differences, or with "psychic" healing. However, Pavlita does claim that he can alter a person's movements with his generators, such as making a person pick up an object with the left hand instead of the right hand.

Pavlita claims that he has been able to produce generators which calibrate so well with a person's "biocircuits" that they can be activated at a distance. Once, a generator in Karisbad was activated by a person in Bradoc Kralove, a distance of over 150 miles. For this type of experiment to be successful, the generator must be calibrated with a person's biological energy field, a process which takes from two to three hours.

Pavlita's current project involves the transfer at a distance of biological energy itself. He believes he can make this transfer at a distance of several miles, and may demonstrate it at some point in the future.

After spending three hours with Pavlita, and enjoying the hospitality so lavishly offered by him and his family, I was impressed by his devotion to his work. I am aware that alternative explanations to his demonstrations exist (hidden magnets, electrostatic effects, etc.).


It is also possible that Pavlita and his daughter unwittingly have used their own psychokinetic abilities to create the effects, rather than tapping sources of "biological energy" common to everyone. Only future research will indicate whether the psychotronic generators are the scientific breakthrough that his supporters suspect.