Build your own Hieronymus Machine
Make a high resolution copy of the diagram above..
The Hieronymus Machine image can be downloaded
and printed out, and should fit nicely on a standard sheet
1. Print out the Hieronymus diagram and the knob.
2. Mount the diagram and knob on a suitable
backing. A laminated (hard,
glossy)surface material is the best type from which to get
from the sensor pad. Also have the knob laminated, and cut
out after laminating. Glue
the printout to a stiff backing such as a piece of 1/4″
thick cardboard and attach the knob with a simple thumbtack.
3. For a high quality version, glue the
laminated diagram to a piece of stiff plastic, bakelite or
thin plywood (silicon “goop” is good for this.) Then mount
rubber feet underneath at the corners. This give you a solid
device that can sit on a tabletop.
3. Cut a small hole through the center of the
knob, and another hole through the center of the dial on the
diagram. Use a suitable length and diameter screw, washers
and bolt to fasten the dial to the diagram, so it rotates
How to use the
Here are the particular instructions for using the controls
of the Hieronymus Machine.
1. Place a power object, such as a crystal, or a watch
battery on top of the “POWER” section.
2. (Optional) Prepare the machine for work by exposing to
bright sunlight or by waving a strong magnet over it for at
least ten seconds, a few inches above the surface in a
3. Place the witness sample on top of the round spiral (leaf
clipping, hair, fur, photograph or other witness that
represents the target.)
4. Stroke the stick pad while concentrating on the purpose
of the work. Starting with the pointer on “0″, turn the
tuning dial until a stick reaction is felt on the fingers
stroking the pad. If you dial all the way to the “100″
without a reaction, turn it back-and-forth and keep scanning
until you get a reaction. Alternatively, you can use a
pendulum suspended over the Sensor Pad instead of using your
fingertips. Tune the dial until you get a pendulum reaction.
5. Release your fingers from the stick pad and the Machine
will continuously broadcast the tuned intention to the