I wished out loud, “What we need is an electronics expert to measure and validate the reflexology and kinesiology you’re teaching us.”
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) leaned back and stretched deeply into his well-worn recliner chair, intoning, “The Lord will provide, the Lord will provide.”
And along came J.L. Patterson.
I first met J.L. when I worked at the Phoenix Metaphysical Bookstore on Westheimer Blvd. in Houston.
He bought a biorhythm computer from us, and asked if I knew anyone knowledgeable about biorhythms.
I informed him that Adano could answer any of his questions.
I’d never heard Adano say a word about biorhythms, but since Adano seemed to know anything about everything and everything about anything, how could J.L. be disappointed?
The three of us met that evening in number 111 of the London Apartments in the Galleria area of Houston.
J.L. showed us the $1,000 version of the Texas Instruments’ $29.95 biorhythm computer he had programmed in one afternoon.
His $1,000 handhand mini-computer would probably sell for five bucks today.
But in November, 1976, it was state-of-the-art, including its roll of printout paper.
After J.L.’s demonstration, Adano said there were actually seven biorhythms, not three.
Adano referred to the well-known 23-day physical, 28-day emotional, and 33-day intellectual biorhythms, then discussed the 38-day “mental psychic rhythm,” the 43-day “pure psychic rhythm,” the 48-day “spiritual rhythm,” and the 53-day “pure spiritual rhythm.”
J.L. told Adano about an acupuncturist who had recently cured him of two serious chronic diseases – including a life-threatening inability to catch his breath.
A Chinese acupuncturist who spoke no English had inserted fourteen acupuncture needles for a one-time treatment.
Adano placed his middle finger on his nose – one of his characteristic gestures – and asked, “Let me ask you a crazy question. What color do you think of when you think of your respiratory attacks?”
J.L.’s respiratory attacks had started after a crime syndicate bilked him out of a million dollars.
His severe attacks, usually requiring hospitalization, continued until the Chinese acupuncturist needled him, also curing his other chronic problem – arthritis.
Adano “recycled” J.L. of the trauma, although J.L. was unaware of it.
J.L. continued asking questions.
Due to a photographic memory, J.L. had memorized all his high school classmates’ IQ scores (more than 600 students).
He noticed his classmates with IQs over 130 were poor businessmen, earning very little money, whereas an IQ of 105 to 125 was optimum for financial prosperity.
Had Adano ever noticed this phenomenon?
“Yes,” replied Adano. “Because high IQ is a nutritional problem.”
Then Adano said the human body had a front-to-back polarity.
J.L. leaned forward in his chair. “You don’t mean an electrical polarity?”
“Yes,” affirmed Adano. “And not only that, but it switches polarity every hour.”
“That’s nonsense,” scoffed J.L. “I’m an inventor with fifty engineers working for me, I own my own electronics company, I’ve done surveillance for both the phone company and the FBI, and I’m telling you there’s no way that there’s an electrical polarity between the front and the back of the body.”
“Bring your instrumentation,” Adano replied, unperturbed.
J.L. supplied specific reasons why such a polarity couldn’t possibly exist.
“Bring your instrumentation,” Adano repeated, looking comfortable and self-assured in his recliner chair.
J.L. returned with his electronic equipment, and validated Adano’s data – including the hourly polarity shifts.
Steve Shiver assisted J.L. with his research.
J.L. soon became fascinated with the astrological armlets that Adano fashioned.
They were constructed of gold, silver, and copper wire, and contained coral and the wearer’s birthstone.
Adano insisted the armlets were cathodic bonders producing a negative ionic field that stepped up the body’s voltage by acting as an antenna.
J.L. quickly validated the voltage jump.
Various other bracelets – including just plain copper ones – and jewelry of different geometries and compositions were tested, but there was no voltage difference whatsoever.