While there are many books that contain thousands of rates for just about everything, there are times when you may want to scan for you own rates, this is where both set-scanning and cold-scanning come in very handy.
For example if you know the location of a condition or problem you want to balance, but don’t know what the problem is, or vice-versa, if you know what the problem is, but don’t know the location, set scanning can prove to be very helpful.
An example of the above statement would be if you had a sore throat, but didn’t know what was making your throat sore. In set-scanning you would find the rate for throat in a rate book. If you are working with single dial rates, the rate for the throat is -37. You would put -37 on the right hand dial of your radionic instrument ( the right hand dial always is the location dial, the left hand dial used for the condition), next you would slowly turn the left hand dial of your instrument, while rubbing the “stick plate”, and mentally or vocally saying something such as ” I am seeking the number one, major condition, with my throat”. ( Some people find it helpful to write the intention down on a piece of paper, and put it in the witness well). When you get a “stick” stop, record the number on the dial. You can now scan for other conditions effecting your throat, and write them down as well.
The first rate you got is the major condition causing your sore throat, it may or may not match up with any of the rates in rate books, but that doesn’t matter. You can “fine-tune” this rate to make it more effective. You don’t have to put a name on it it’s nice to have a “label” or name for it, but you don’t need one. You would now dowse to see if it’s advisable to balance this condition in this location at this time, then dowse for balancing times, and turn your instrument on for the time you doused for.
You would use the same procedure mentioned above if you knew what the condition was, but not the location.
Cold-scanning is used when you know neither the condition or location of a problem, but know that there is a problem. For example, you have a cat, but for the past couple days your cat hasn’t been felling well, you can cold scan to find the problem, and location of the problem.
For example you could dowse the question”Whats wrong with my cat” or “What rate does my cat need the most now”, while slowly turning first the left hand dial and then the right hand dial while rubbing the stick plate, as in set scanning stop when you get a stick and write down the numbers.
Another option for cold scanning is to slowly turn the left hand dial of your instrument, and rubbing the stick plate, while dowsing for the question”What is the major, number one condition with my cat”, record the number when you get a stick, now go to your right hand dial, and dowse the question” What is the major number one location for the condition on the left hand dial for my cat”. You can also dowse for other conditions, in that location, or other conditions in other locations if you wish, or just balance on the first rate you got.
What has been written so far is for set and cold scanning using single dial rates, you can also use two dial rates. Following the above example of a sore throat, one of the two dial rates for the throat is 6-15, put that rate on the top bank of your instrument, and dowse using the bottom bank, with the intent of finding out what the major problem is with the location on the top bank. First turn the left hand dial, then the right hand dial, while rubbing the stick plate, and mentally or verbally saying something such as “What is the major, number one problem, , in the location on the top bank” , as before stop when you get a stick, and record your rate.
Set and cold-scanning are very useful tools in doing radionic work, when the condition or location or both is not known. Some people do not trust the rates they come up with themselves, and would rather use rates from a rate book, which is fine, you will develop more confidence in your abilities the more you practice.