History of Bioelectrography

Kirlian photograph of the electromagnetic discharge between two fingertips.

Kirlian photograph of the electromagnetic discharge between two fingertips.

GDV Bioelectrography History

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500BC – Testing of genuine amber by static process in China
1541-1603 – Electroscope, William Gilbert
1602-1686 – Electrostatic machine, Otto Querricke & Hauksbee, 1661-1713
Resulted in the reproduction of electrical phenomena in the laboratory
1622 – Magnetic declination varies with time, Edmund Gunter
1671 – Electric organ of torpedo fish studied, Francesco Redi
1672 – Living tissues react to environment, Francis Glisson
1702 – Air at low pressure glows during an electrical discharge, Hauksbee
1704 – Electrons, particles, wave forms. Newton
1729 – Photometry, Pierre Bouger
1729 – Electric current, Stephen Gray
1731 – Anything can be charged with static electricity if isolated by non conductive materials, Stephen Gray
1733 – Two types of static electric charge, like charges repel whilst unlike charges attract, (later opposed by Benjamin Franklin),
Charles Francois de Cistemay
1746 – Leyden Jar (Leiden) for storing static electricity Pieter Van Musschenbrooek & E G Pieter got a shock when using it suggesting a connection between lightning, VonKleist
1747 – A pointed conductor draws off an electric charge from a charged body, Benjamin Franklin
1747 – First electrometers, Abbe Jean-Antoine Nollet (Paris)
1756 – Electricity and the origin of light and the wave theory, Mikhail Valilievich Lomonosov
1766 – That all nerves follow a path through the spinal column to the brain and that the nerves stimulate the muscles, A Von Haller
1766 – Improved electrometer, Horace Benedict de Saussure (Suisse)
1766 – Chart of magnetic inclination, Johna Wicke (German)
1771 – Tissue conduction of electricity, Luigi Galvani
1775 – Early electrical condensers, Alessandro Volta
1777 – Electrographic images, G C Lichtenberg

Attached File  15-Georg_Christoph_Lichtenberg_Big-001.jpg   19.86KB   0 downloads1777 – GERMANY
He obtained, with dust particles, under Statics Electricity, anything that we can consider as being primitive “Bioelectrographic Images” and those primitive images, in electrified dust were named, by him, as Electro-graphics”.
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Attached File  03-Tesla.jpg   14.09KB   0 downloads Nikola Tesla (CROATIAN)

He showed, in a public presentation, a luminous halo around human body and another objects while exposed to a strong electromagnetic field with high A.C. voltage and high frequency. But he considered this subject only as a scientific curiosity that received the general name of “Corona Effect”.
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1892 – RUSSIA
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On an electricized plate, he obtained a type of photo that he simply named Electric Photography, in black and white colors, and started to investigate, through this technique, the human potencialities, but he did not continue his work.
Later on, already during the middle of XXth Century, his work was taken back by M. Pogorelski, in Russia, and by B. J. Navratil, in Czechoslovakia, but with no other significative consequence.

1904 – BRAZIL

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(A Brazilian Jesuit Catholic Priest)
Besides to be a priest, he was a Physicist too and, in Porto Alegre (RS), he invented an engine that he named “Bioelectrographic Machine”. He did take some hundreds of photos and named the halo around the human body as “Perianto”. He researched on this subject during 8 (eight) years, until 1912, when he was obliged by Catholic Church to stop those researches.


1904/12 – BRAZIL
Attached File  18-morua-001.jpg   49.82KB   0 downloads Father Roberto Landell de Moura
We can consider that Fr. Landell was the pioneer of the first scientific and systematic researches on the Bioelectrography field, during 8 years, at worldwide level. However, Catholic Church, in that period, did not allow he continued his researches because of purely doctrinary reasons and confiscated almost all of his notes, but many of those reports escaped and are in a safe place, the current Fr. Roberto Landell de Moura Museum, in Porto Alegre (RS) – Brazil.

1939 – RUSSIA
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Semyon and Valentina Kirlian

In Krasnodar, former URSS, he re-invented the Bioelectrographic Camera, now renamed as Kirlian Camera, and started systematic and scientific researches, helped by several Soviet Scientists. Those researches were revealed to the rest of the world only in 1960, during a Congress on Parapsychology.

1967 – BRAZIL
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At the end of 1967, in Brasilia (DF), he built his first Kirlian Camera, based on a Soviet electronic scheme, starting his scientific researches in Psychological Clinics, in 1968, and, later on, in Hospitals. Moving to Rio de Janeiro (RJ), in 1981, in that city he continued his researches. Currently, he is living in Curitiba (PR), ever since 1983.

1969 – GERMANY

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Engineer, he built his Kirlian Camera and started to realize all his researches taking Kirlian Photos only in black and white colors because he postulates that the other colors can disturb its interpretation. He is only interested in the fractal structures and shapes produced by the grooves, to diagnose the several organic problems, according to the Acupuncture Meridians. By this reason, he needs to take Kirlian Photos of both the hands and the feet simultaneously.

YEARS 1970s
It was published the book “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain” that was writen by the American press-women Sheyla Strander and Lynn Schroeder, that popularized worldwide the Semyon Kirlian researches. So, hundreds of persons, in all countries, started to build Kirlian Cameras and began to research with this new device, some of them in an amateur manner but another persons used a systematic and scientific manner. Unfortunately, this subject was divulged by International Press with sensationalism considering the Kirlian Photo as a mystic and supernatural subject.

1970 – BRAZIL
Dr. Paulo de Castro Teixeira, a Homeopathic Pharmaceut from S?o Jos? do Rio Preto (SP), built his Kirlian Camera and take hundreds of Kirlian Photos of several persons, before and at each 15 minutes, after those persons had ingested any homeopathic remedy, and he found several types of modifications, in the Kirlian Photos. He published several books, in Portuguese, all about his researches in this field and, till today, he is living in S?o Jos? do Rio Preto (SP), where he is the owner of a Pharmaceutic Industry that produces Homeopathic remedies.

1972 – BRAZIL

Dr. Hernani G. Andrade
He always was considered the greatest divulger of Spiritism in Brazil. He built his Kirlian Camera, in S?o Paulo (SP), and took many hundreds of Kirlian Photos of plants and human beings intending to prove the existence of Spirit with them, not only in human beings, but even in bacteria too. He only divulged his researches in Spiritist Magazines and Congresses mainly at the State of S?o Paulo (SP) where is considered the greatest one.

Attached File  Krippner.jpg   27.57KB   0 downloads Dr. Stanley Krippner, PhD
Psychologist and Parapsychologist, published the book “The Kirlian Aura” in which he described all that was known in that period, about Kirlian Photos, under a scientific approach.

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Psychologist and Professor of University of California, she started her researches on Kirlian Photos and published the book “The Probability of the Impossble”, where she reported her initial researches. Later on, she published another book “The Electric Body” in which she described her last researches in that University and showed to all, the reasons which provoked her removal, all of them were the result of pure preconception.
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Attached File  iumab.jpg   62.34KB   0 downloads It was founded IUMABInternational Union of Medical and Applied Bioelectrography, the maximum and the greatest Organization, at worldwide level, on Bioelectrography. Today, IUMAB is recognized by UNO/WHO and is considered by this UNO’s Organization as the maximum Bioelectrographic Organization on world whose rules, recommendations, directives and other acts are valid and must be observed in Bioelectrographic researches, courses, standards, etc.

1983 – BRAZIL
It was published, in Brazil, the book “Kirlian Photos – How to Interpret”, in Portuguese, whose author was Prof. Newton Milhomens, the first, on world, to teach how to diagnose almost all about the main problems of organic and psychic health using Kirlian Photos, where he described in details the way and the results of his researches, since 1968.

1983 – BRAZIL
Attached File  01-newton.jpg   15.84KB   0 downloadsProf. Newton Milhomens founded at Curitiba (PR) , his Industry and started to produce his first models of Kirlian Cameras which were initially sold to Brazilian doctors, psychologists and therapeuts.

1985 – RUSSIA
Attached File  24-kg-001.jpg   9.88KB   0 downloads Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, PhD
Physicist, Professor of the University of Saint Petersburg, after innumerable researches with a team of scientists of that University, he discovered that Kirlian Effect is the result of the ionization of gases and vapors exhaled by our skin, through the pores. He named this model GDV (Gas Discharge Visualization) or, simply, GDV Technique.

1986 – BRAZIL
At Curitiba (PR), the Ist Brazilian Congress on Kirliangraphy was realized with more than 250 Brazilian researchers on Kirliangraphy that came from all Brazil. During this Congress, it was approved by unanimous decision the “Newton Milhomens Standard” as the Brazilian Official Standard of Kirliangraphy.

1987 – BRAZIL
It was published (in Portuguese) in Revista do Hospital das Foras Armadas (Magazine of the Brazilian Armed Forces Hospital), a scientific magazine on Military Medical Area, a Scientific Article entitled “Kirliangraphic Diagnosis on Oncololy” that was written by two military doctors from Curitiba (PR): – Drs. J?lio Grott and H?lio Grott Filho. They discovered a sign that they named “fracture”, which is the sign able to diagnose cancer in human beings.

Prof. Newton Milhomens was invited to dictate some lectures at Buenos Aires to hundreds of persons. By this way, Kirliangraphy with a scientific approach was introduced in that South American country.

During this period of 8 years, hundreds of articles, theses of post-graduation, and several books using Kirlian Photos, were published at several countries on world, including Brazil. Some of those books were written in an amateuristic manner but other ones, however, were written seriously with many scientific and systematic foundation and accurate statistic treatment. Thus, the scientific phase of Kirliangraphy was starting.

Prof. Newton Milhomens was invited to dictate a lecture on Kirliangraphy at Lisbon, Portugal, during a Congress on Parapsychology, sponsored by Escola Superior de Biologia e Sa?de (Superior School of Biology and Health) and so, he introduced Kirliangraphy with a scientific approach in Portugal. During this period, he taught Kirliangraphy as an official matter subject of the course of Naturopatic Medicine in that Portuguese University.

Prof. Newton Milhomens returned to Portugal to teach Kirliangraphy in Superior School of Biology and Health, at Lisbon, Portugal. This event was noticed by several local newspaper and the Tass TV Agency, from Russia, asked for him an interview that would be shown to all the russian territory to demonstrate that a Brazilian was teaching in Europe a Russian technique based on an engine that was invented by a Russian, Semyon Kirlian.

1995 – RUSSIA
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After many years of researches, he was succeeded to build a new Kirlian Camera which declines the photographic film and puts the GDV image directly at a computer’s screen. It was a new milestone in the History of Bioelectrography.

1996 – THE “WAVE”

Induced by the success of the researches on Kirlian field, radiotechnicians on all countries around the world started to produce Kirlian Cameras from “backyard”. It was the radiotechnicians worldwide “wave”…
As their unique intention was merely commercial, they never were interested in a standard and these “backyard standard” Kirlian Cameras never had a good quality and no stability but were enormously cheap, because they used the worse electronic components and also because anyone of these “producers” never made or had any participation in any kind of scientific experiment on Kirlian field and no one of them had any universitary education and the outsiders of Kirlian researches started to use the Kirlian Camera searching Mysticism and Supernatural exploring this new “commercial mystic field” in Fairs and Parks what was again divulged by International Press with much more sensacionalism and the name “Kirlian” lost credibility.
American    Brazilian   French Argentinian
Any samples of “backyard standards” around the world.

When the Internet becomes firm and trustable, the informations become much more easy to be interchangeable at world wide level and the Kirlian subject appeared in several homepages. Many of them were only showing interest in commercial sales and another ones, on mysticism and supernaturalism.
However, many serious homepages were taking aim at scientific publications or at a simple change of scientific informations were beginning to appear as the case of Prof. Newton Milhomens, in Brazil, Dr. Korotkov, in Russia, Dr. Peter Mandel, in Germany and many other homepages from serious researchers around the world.

Prof. Newton Milhomens was invited by Dr. Robert Beasley (center) to dictate a lecture on Kirliangraphy in a Congress at Auckland, New Zealand, where he knew Dr. Tom Chalko (right) that was researching on Kirliangraphy at Melbourne, Australia.

1999 – RUSSIA
In the beginning of this year, Ministry of Health, in Russia, declared that Kirliangraphy was Officially Admitted as a Scientific Fact and its main appliance was recommended in Medical Practice.
In September, the Russian Academy of Sciences, during a Congress in Moscow, with more than 300 of the most renown russian scientists, officially admitted Kirliangraphy as a SCIENTIFIC FACT.

1999 – BRAZIL
Attached File  26-kg3-001.jpg   12.87KB   0 downloadsIn April, at Curitiba (PR), occurred the IVth Brazilian Congress of Kirliangraphy, with the presence of more than 200 persons and the Russian Physicist, Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, PhD, was invited to be the special international invited lecturer.

2000 – RUSSIA
Prof. Newton Milhomens was invited as Honor Invited Lecturer to a Congress that occurred at Saint Petersburg. During a certain night, inside a ship on Ladoga Lake, he was honored because he was the first researcher on world to have discovered how to diagnose problems of psychic and organic health using Kirlian Photos.

2000 – BRAZIL
Sponsored by IUMAB it was realized, at Curitiba (PR), the Vth Worldwide Conference on Kirliangraphy-2000, with the presence of 350 persons, where 45 of them were europeans. There were 5 lecturers from several European countries and 5 ones from Brazil.
During the Vth Worldwide Conference on Kirliangraphy-2000, were presented two new discoveries on organic health area: – The signs that shows Allergic process, by Dra. Celia Cruz, from St Paulo, and the scientific proof of Flower therapy efficiency, by Prof. Rodrigo Campos, from Minas Gerais.
During the Vth Worldwide Conference on Kirliangraphy-2000, at Curitiba (PR), a meeting of IUMAB Directory occurred and the executives deliberated that, on all the world, would be valid only 3 (three) OFFICIAL WORLDWIDE STANDARDS of Kirlian Cameras (in alphabetic order):
Brazil – Newton Milhomens Standard
Germany – Peter Mandel Standard
Russia – Konstantin Korotkov Standard

Left – Camera and Kirlian Photo of “Newton Milhomens Standard” – Brazil
Center – Camera and Kirlian Photo of “Peter Mandel Standard” – Germany
Right – Camera and Kirlian Image of “Konstantin Korotkov” – Russia
During the same Vth Worldwide Conference on Kirliangraphy – 2000’s meeting, Dr. Konstantin Korotkov was elected by unanimous decision the President of IUMAB, by a period of 4 years.
Prof. Newton Milhomens was elected the Vice-President of IUMAB on Brazil, and also the IUMAB’s Official Plenipotentiary Representative on Brazil.
Yet during the same Vth Worldwide Conference on Kirliangraphy-2000, the Rector of UNESC – Universidade do Extremo Sul de Santa Catarina (University of the Extreme South of Saint Katherine), Brazil, officially informed that Kirliangraphy would be introduced in that University, as official subject Matter in the Courses of Medicine and Psychcology, with official authorization from Brazilian Ministry of Education.
Yet during the same Vth Worldwide Conference on Kirliangraphy-2000’s meeting, the IUMAB’s Directory deliberated by unanimous decision to change, from day 12/01/2000 toward, the name Kirliangraphy to Bioelectrography, in honor to Fr. Roberto Landell de Moura, the first researcher on world to use this name and to research on this subject during the period from 1904 to 1912.
It happened a ceremony of homage to Fr.Landell symbolized by the delivery of a bust of him to Dr. Korotkov by Profa Vania Abatte, Curator of the Landell de Moura’s Museum, at Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil.

The letter from Dr. Korotkov, as IUMAB’s President, confirming to exhibit the bust of Fr. Landell in Kirliangraphy Museum, in Russia, what really came to be true.

2000 – RUSSIA
The Fr. Roberto Landell de Moura’s bust is in exhibition in the Kirliangraphy Museum, in Russia, beside the busts of Kirlian couple together a book which tells, in Portuguese, the Biography of this Brazilian eminent scientist and another book, in Russian, with the Biography of the Russian couple.

2001 – BRAZIL
The Bioelectrography is taught as official subject of the Course of Holistic Terapies, at University Est?cio de S?, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), where the first course of How to Interpret Kirlian Photos, was taught in official manner, by Prof. Newton Milhomens, to the first graduating class in that University.

2001/2002 – AROUND THE WORLD
Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, PhD
During this period, Dr. Korotkov was travelling to U.S.A., Europe and another countries to divulge Bioelectrography.
Prof. Newton Milhomens also was travelling to several South America countries and to all the Brazil to do the same.

2002 – BRAZIL
Several theses of Graduation and Post-Graduation, including theses of Post-PhD, were presented in several Brazilian Universities, for example, USP, UNICAMP and UFSC, in several Post-Graduation Courses of these Universities, all of them using the Bioelectrography as an auxiliary researches’ instrument.
Several Professors from USP and from another Brazilian Universities are purchasing Kirlian Cameras and realizing serious researches, on several areas of human and vegetable health using the Bioelectrography as an auxiliary instrument in their researches.
Also many of these Professors are coming to Curitiba (PR) to learn How to Interpret Kirlian Photos with Prof. Newton Milhomens.
It was officially and legally founded, at Santo Paulo (SP) , the UBBA – Unio Brasileira de Bioeletrografia Aplicada (Brazilian Union of Applied Bioelectrography) that is recognized by IUMAB and is the greatest directive Oranization in Brazil on the Bioelectrographic field. Its current President of Honor is Prof. Newton Milhomens and the current Executive President is Dr. Celia Cruz.

2003 – BRAZIL
Attached File  secao_azul.jpg   11.21KB   0 downloads Dr. Selma Milhomens
Psychologist and wife of Prof.. Newton Milhomens, began teaching in Bioelectrography UNIABEL – Open University of Educational Freedom in Curitiba (PR), as a discipline curriculum for the courses that University ofBiotherapy curitibana.

Dr. Edith Torres Noboa, Ecuador Medical, based in Cali, Colombia, degenerative disease specialist and former student of Professor. Newton Milhomens, is using the Bioelectrography as an aid to diagnosis in their patients with great success.

RUSSIA – 2002-2012
Dr. Konstantin Korotkov
Attached File  gdvcameras.jpg   78.95KB   0 downloadsDr. Korotkov is using GDV CAMERA for sport research. He is Professor, PhD, Deputy Director of Saint-Petersburg Federal Research Institute of Physical Culture. Dr. Korotkov’s Laboratory creates new GDV Software and GDV Cameras. Every year International Bioelectrography Congress collects hundreds researchers from over the World.

IUMAB community are growing. Research project Human Light System brings new Energy to IUMAB.

Attached File  bio-well1.jpg   128.59KB   0 downloadsNew model of GDVCAMERA – BIO-WELL opened next level of Electrophotonic Research.  GDVCAMERA BIO-WELL has been developed by Dr. Konstantin Korotkovand brings the powerful technology known as Gas Discharge Visualization technique to market in a more accessible way than ever before. The product consists of a desktop camera and accompanying software, which allows a user to quickly and easily conduct human energy scans. Accessory attachments, like GDV SPUTNIK, BIO-COR and other are also available for purchase to conduct environment and object scans.

Attached File  sputnik-2.png   56.1KB   0 downloads GDVSPUTNIK is a sensor and attachment system that affixes to the Bio-Well device, allowing for the energy of an environment to be read.
Measure the energy of different places of interest during travels.
Allows you to see the influence of Moon phases, Sun storms and environmental conditions to space, and, hence, to your wellbeing.
Sputnik allows you to find the best position of a bed in your bedroom.
Measure response to human emotions, meditations, pray, both individual and collective within an environment.
Sputnik may detect the influence of music to the audience.


Bio-Well Water tester available!

The Bio-Well Water electrode connects to the Bio-Well Calibration Unit similarly to the Sputnik and allows for the testing of water’s response to environmental stimuli. It is not designed for evaluation of water quality or comparing different types of water from quality standpoint. Bio-Well Water electrode
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