Psychoenergetic Science: the work of William Tiller

Published on 29 July 2023 at 02:50



Although energy psychology modalities have been demonstrated to be very effective, and skilled practitioners are in no doubt of their extraordinary efficacy, these are mostly discussed without an adequate explanatory theory of subtle energy. A partial account is provided in papers by David Feinstein (e.g., 2019), presenting hypotheses as to how tapping on acupoints can bring about changes in neural patterns in relation to traumatic memories. However, there are other forms of energy psychology practice that fit this model less well – such as those working with the chakras and also those that make use of carefully chosen statements of intention. Some modern developments, that have evolved from the original acupoint tapping methods, no longer make any use of physical stimulation of energy centres, relying instead on slightly meditative states of mind combined with coherent words of healing instruction. Moreover, there are characteristic but subtle shifts of experience immediately following energy work, such as feeling light-headed, or ‘spacey’, that are difficult to explain in terms of known neurobiological processes.

Physics of the mind

In recent years, as I have been immersed in energy psychotherapy, I have often felt that the science of psychology should be based more on physics. There will be fractals of phenomena occurring at every dimensional level, from the quantum subatomic realm to the body and brain and mind, and the cosmos. Psychoenergetic science, once we delve beyond the commercial branding of different modalities, involves the exploration of the interplay of subtle energies, higher dimensions, spirituality, the mind, and the body. Commonplace phenomena of energy psychology reveal realms of reality that do not correspond to the conventional view of matter. For example, the effect of words and statements on the meridian and wider body-mind system. Moreover, when we use kinesiology/energy testing, a higher or deeper intelligence is revealed that can guide the work. The sheer speed of change is also odd from a conventional point of view. Clients often find this bewildering since the brain cannot initially track or make sense of the changes that are brought about, resulting sometimes in a resort to wild confabulatory explanations – a phenomenon that Callahan called ‘the apex problem’.

Tiller’s experiments

One of the areas of new physics that throws considerable light on these issues is the psychoenergetic science of the late William Tiller, who was a highly esteemed emeritus Professor of Materials Science at Stanford.  Over a number of years, Tiller conducted rather strange experiments involving a group of meditators (including himself). In a meditative state, the group would ‘imprint’ an intention into a simple plastic box running an electrical circuit – an ‘intention imprinted electronic device’. He wrote (2009a) “Our novel procedure for introducing a specific intention into a host device was to do it mentally and emotionally from a deep meditative state.” The intentions included, 1, increasing the pH of water in a vessel by +1.0 units; 2, decreasing the pH of a vessel of water by -1.0 units; 3, increase the chemical activity of an in vitro biological molecule, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), a liver enzyme; 4, in fruit fly larvae, increase the ratio of the cell’s energy storage molecule, ATP, to its chemical precursor, ADP, so as to make the larvae more physically fit and thus have a greatly reduced larval development time, t, to the adult fly stage. In each case, the imprinted device was placed in the vicinity of the target samples. The experiments were outstandingly successful in demonstrating the intended effects – no matter where in the world the imprinted device was placed.

There would be other effects, alongside those specifically intended. The space into which the intention-imprinted device was placed would display subtly different physical properties – the laws of physics shifting. For example, there would be unusual fluctuations in temperature and also the presence of magnetic monopoles would be detected – even though magnetic monopoles (the magnetic equivalent of an electron) have not been detected in ordinary reality.

Tiller’s model of reality – D Space and R Space

Tiller developed a new model of reality to accommodate these observations that are anomalous in relation to conventional physics. He postulated that we exist in two realms simultaneously, occupying the same space and yet mostly not normally interacting. The first Density (D space) realm consists of our familiar matter (and also antimatter). Particles (and antiparticles) and waves within this realm can be detected by our normal instruments for measuring electromagnetic phenomena. These particles and waves move at speeds equal to or less than the speed of light, in accord with Relativity Theory. The speed of light functions as a kind of boundary for the D realm.

In Tiller’s model, another realm exists, a frequency domain, where information waves and magnetic monopoles travel faster than light. He calls this the Reciprocal realm or (R space). Our minds and emotions can interact with this R space, but not directly with D Spece. On the basis of his observations, Tiller notes that the human subtle energy system partly functions within R space. There appear to be two modes of accessing R space: 1., by meditation; 2., by working with the human subtle energy system of meridians, chakras, and other energy pathways and centres.

The speed of light boundary is significant – it is fundamental to Einstein’s theory of relativity. The D Space realm in which nothing travels faster than light (the speed of electromagnetic waves in a vacuum) is fundamentally distinct and separated from the R Space in which waves travel faster than light. However, these two realms do connect in certain ways. To explain this, Tiller postulates the existence of a subatomic entity that he calls Deltrons which have the capacity to travel both faster than light and slower than light, and which thereby act as a communication mediator or coupler between D Space and R Space. [Tiller does not say this, but it seems possible there is some connection between the hypothetical Deltrons and the relatively recently discovered Higgs Boson].

It follows from this that human intention, via mind and emotion, can impact the R Space, which in turn, via the presence of Deltrons, can create effects in our ‘ordinary’ D Space. A meditative state of mind and/or the activation of the subtle energy system of the human body can thereby carry a healing intention through the R Space and into reality in D Space. The implications of this possibility are obviously profound.

Tiller believed there has been an increase in the amount of Deltrons available to us in recent years. This might explain why a number of well-known energy psychology modalities have evolved to a point where they rely only on coherent statements or commands of intention and no longer manually activate the subtle energy system.

Are we able to use intention to increase the amount of Deltrons flowing to us and through us? I think this may be the case. My inner guidance is that Deltrons can enter the human form particularly at the navel and the Blue Diamond point under the collar bones.



Tiller set out to explain how mind can influence matter, as demonstrated in his experiments with the intention imprinted electronic devices. Conventional physics has no explanation for this.

Much of Tiller’s reasoning rests upon an anomaly inherent in De Broglie’s concept of the pilot/particle wave, important in quantum physics. This concept is that a particle is guided by an informational wave (the pilot of the particle). Tiller (2009b) writes:

“It can be readily shown, via calculation, that the pilot wave of de Broglie travels at a velocity equal to the velocity of the particle it is supposedly guiding. However, as shown here, the same type of analysis shows that the wave components that create the pilot wave, and pass through it from the rear to the front as it moves along, do so at velocities far exceeding the velocity of electromagnetic (EM) light, c. Why has orthodox physics chosen to neglect this fact?”

And a little later in the same paper, he writes:

“Here, we see a set of waves moving faster than the speed of light, c, creating and directing a wave group moving at a speed slower than light which, in turn, is directing a positive mass particle which is also traveling at vp = vg< c. The de Broglie particle/pilot wave process has been confirmed experimentally and truth is always in the experimental data, so what must be operating in nature to allow such waves to interact with a particle across the relativistic light barrier at v=c? Calling such waves “information waves” and thereafter avoiding the concept does not help because, in a natural process where information increases, thermodynamic entropy decreases. Thus, a thermodynamic free energy exchange process is occurring here and this appears, on the surface, to violate a sacred constraint of Relativity Theory.”

Tiller is drawing attention to the conceptual problem that faster-than-light waves (informational waves) are in some way interacting with a particle travelling at less than the speed of light – somehow crossing the speed of light barrier that is crucial to Einstein’s Relativity Theory. His proposed answer is that Deltrons, hypothetical entities that can travel both faster or slower than light, are operating even at this fundamental level.


A faster than light realm of negative entropy

Konstantin Korotkov (2018), drawing on Tiller’s work, notes that the full Einstein formula for the energy contained within mass is not E=mc2, but is modified by the Einstein-Lorenz transformation, an equation that expresses the interaction between kinetic energy, speed, and mass. If speeds above that of light are put into the equation, they result in what are mathematically termed ‘imaginary numbers’ (involving the square root of minus 1). Mathematician Charles Muses describes these as ‘hypernumbers’, which are necessary to represent higher dimensional phenomena. In very simple terms, if a speed greater than that of light is put into the equation, the result is a realm of negative energy and negative mass and, crucially, negative entropy. This negative entropy would mean a system that tends towards increasing order and information, thus behaving in a manner the precise opposite of the 2nd law of thermodynamics of conventional D Space – that entropy always increases. Life itself expresses a temporary process of negative entropy, taking in nutrients and creating form and order – until the ‘life energy’ leaves and the physical body returns to a state of entropy. We might wonder then whether life is somehow an expression of this negative realm of R Space. It is also worth noting that Wilhelm Reich described orgone energy (his term for life energy) as displaying qualities of negative entropy.

Another feature of this negative realm is that it would be primarily magnetic – in contrast with our D Space world that is primarily electric. In D Space, electrons pervade (electric monopoles) but magnetic monopole particles are not found (although there are magnetic fields). Some of Tiller’s experiments indicate the presence of magnetic monopoles in a conditioned space that has been modified by the present of an imprinted electronic device (although the magnetic monopoles themselves were not detected, just evidence of their presence through magnetic influences on biological solutions that did not occur in an unconditioned space). Many ‘alternative’ forms of healing make use of magnets.

Whilst gravity is one of the 4 forces prevailing in D Space, an opposite repulsive force may occur in R Space. Tiller postulated that in states of deep meditation, accessing high quantities of Deltrons, there may be sufficient influence of R Space that the meditator may literally levitate. States of feeling ‘light-headed’ are common during or after energy healing work. Some practitioners of higher dimensional healing modalities report gaining weight over time, which possibly reflects the D Space body attempting to compensate for increased R Space by gaining weight/gravitational force.

Note that in Tiller’s model, R Space is not the realm of antiparticles – even though we might assume that it is because it is a realm that is in many respects the reverse of D Space. Both particles and antiparticles can be detected instrumentally within D Space. Tiller’s R Space is beyond, or deeper than, both particles and antiparticles – a realm essentially of magnetic information waves. R Space is not detectable directly via instruments of D Space.

Tiller proposes that the two spaces, D and R, have a ‘mirror’ relationship with each other. D Space is to do with distance and time, whereas R Space is to do with frequency:

“The former is the home of electric matter of positive mass travelling at velocities slower than the speed of light, c, whilst the latter is the home of magnetic matter of negative mass travelling at velocities faster than the speed of light, c. Images of the magnetic charges in the ‘mirror’ form magnetic dipoles in the distance-time domain so that the interaction of the electric charges with these magnetic dipole images constitute our conventional electromagnetism. Images of the electric charges in the ‘mirror’ form electric dipoles in the frequency domain so that the interaction of the magnetic charges with the electric dipole images constitute another field of the magnetoelectric variety in that domain that is not observable by our conventional senses. To a close approximation, the configuration of magnetic substance in the frequency domain bears a ‘Fourier Transform’ type of relationship with the configuration of electric substance in the distance-time domain. It is the interaction between these ‘matters’, as viewed from the distance-time side of the ‘mirror’ that constitutes what we presently call quantum mechanics. Further, it is precisely the direct space/inverse space pair of coordinate frames that lead to the wave/particle duality manifestations of nature on a microscopic level.” (1997, 55-56)

Part of what Tiller is saying here is that there is always a correspondence between what is in D Space and a representation in R Space. The Fourier Transform is a way of transforming something in space-time into a representation in terms of frequency. R Space is a frequency domain. Information in R Space is spread everywhere holographically.

The Dirac Sea

In 1924, the British physicist, Paul Dirac, proposed a model of the physical vacuum as an infinite sea of particles of negative energy. These were separated from the space-time realm that we are ordinarily aware of, by a ‘forbidden gap’. Out of this sea could emerge particles into our space-time. Dirac postulated that a cosmic ray, a photon beam, of sufficient energy could jump across the gap and knock out what would become an electron in space-time. This would leave a ‘hole’ in the vacuum, which would then become a positively charged antiparticle to the electron – which he called the positron. Since then, antiparticles have been found for every known particle.

Tiller modified and elaborated Dirac’s model, to show three further domains below the Dirac vacuum. These are, in order of descent, emotion domain, mind domain, and Spirit domain. Whereas Dirac conceived of a highly energised photon penetrating the barrier and interacting with the vacuum substance from above, so to speak, Tiller postulates interaction from below. The mind can evoke emotions that in turn interact with the vacuum domain. In Tiller’s model, Spirit can also interact with the vacuum in the same way.

Tiller points out that at the time just prior to the supposed ‘big bang’ of the origin of the universe, there were no positive particles or photons to interact with the vacuum. This consideration provides scope for the role of Spirit, or inherent consciousness, to make the initial intervention.

The nodal network

Tiller was a professor of materials science – and thus very knowledgeable about the structure of crystals. He considered that our different levels of reality are all ‘crystalline’, consisting of a fine lattice structure that is not detectable through our current instruments.

He envisaged three lattice structures, organised in a hierarchy within the same ‘space’. The nodal points of these are not atoms (as in physical crystals), but they are points at which consciousness (at the highest level this is Spirit or God-Source) is transformed into energy.

The highest lattice grid is that of Mind. This contains a reciprocal grid, at right angles to the first – this corresponds to Tiller’s R Space. Within this second lattice is a further grid, again oriented at right angles to the second. Each grid is a reciprocal of the one above or below. The lattice structure (like a multidimensional web) is the most fine at the level of Mind, less fine at the level of R Space, and most coarse at the level of D Space. When these three levels of lattice are perfectly aligned, human consciousness and capacity is at its maximum – mind can influence and even create matter. By contrast, when these levels are misaligned and disordered, human consciousness is limited. Thus, Tiller’s framework expresses the crucial significance he always gave to the practice of meditation.

When these lattice grids are aligned, they communicate, thus enabling faster than light information to travel (through R Space), enabling both precognition and potential access to universal webs of information. This information can be accessed via meditation.

Tiller considered we are beings of Spirit inhabiting a physical form – expressed in the diagram below. Part of our task to become more aware of this and able to connect all levels of our being coherently. Many remain trapped in the level of consciousness of the ‘coarse electric particulate’ realm – but Tiller’s astonishing work provides a way to connect and return to Home!

I am currently immersed in exploring and integrating the connections between Tiller’s model and Blue Diamond Healing. There are many points of contact, including the perception of crystalline lattices arranged at 90 degrees. Both frameworks provide a communication pathway to God-Source. And in both frameworks, healing is a form of prayer. However, implicit in Tiller’s work are some astonishingly effective techniques that have come to me whilst working in the Blue Diamond field with clients.

Key points

  • William Tiller performed a series of careful experiments demonstrating that the meditative state of mind can bring about changes in the laws of physics.
  • He developed a theoretical mathematical model to account for this.
  • The model postulates that in addition to our familiar space-time realm, which has a boundary involving the speed of light, there is a reciprocal realm of faster than light waves. This is a domain of frequency, in which information is distributed almost instantly.
  • The reciprocal realm (R Space) has qualities that are opposite to those of space time (D Space). These qualities include: faster than light movement; negative entropy (progress towards increasing order); forces of repulsion rather than gravity; magnetic information waves and magnetic monopoles (as opposed to electrical particles).
  • The human subtle energy system accesses R Space
  • There is a barrier between these two realms. R Space is mostly not detected by conventional instruments. However, a hypothetical substance that Tiller called Deltrons, capable of moving both faster than light and slower than light, enables an interaction between the realms. States of meditation may increase the flow of Deltrons.
  • Deltrons originate in the realm of emotion.
  • Mind can influence emotions, that activate Deltrons, which then cause a coupling of R Space and D Space.
  • D Space and R Space are reciprocal realms. What is in one has a reciprocal presence in the other, via a Fourier Transform – a space-time object or process is represented in R Space as a frequency wave.
  • Tiller viewed reality as consisting of lattice structures of nodes that mediate consciousness and energy. The realm of Mind has a lattice that contains the lattice of R Space, which in turn contains the lattice of D Space. In a state of deep meditation, these three levels of lattice become aligned and coherent, enabling communication and consciousness between all realms.
  • Tiller presents a framework of higher dimensional physics, in which God-Source is a pervasive presence. It also outlines the interaction between mind and matter.
  • The implications of Tiller’s framework are multiple and profound. It provides scope for understanding how energy psychology, and other healing modalities, may operate by activating a realm that is responsive to healing intention.


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