Research & Development

Polycontrast Interference Photography (PIP)

In the late 1980s, using microchip technology, Harry Oldfield developed a scanner which could provide a real time, moving image of the energy field. He believed that the future of analysis lay in finding an effective scanner which can ‘see’ imbalances in the energy field rather than disease in the physical body.

This system became known as Polycontrast Interference Photography or PIP. Harry thought that the human energy field might possibly interfere with photons – ‘energy packets’ of light – or even what might be called ‘subtle energy photons’ in some way. He decided that ambient (surrounding) light would be interfered with by the field both when the incident ray travelled towards the object and when the reflected ray bounced off the object. In the main, the ‘object’ of his interest was human beings.

He devised a computer programme which would analyse the different light intensities being reflected from the person or object being scanned. This system is at the same time deceptively simple and enormously accurate in the hands of people who know both how to operate it and what they are looking at.

Harry says: “We believe that we are showing up an energy interaction with light, which is giving us an insight into the energy counter-part, the etheric template on which our physical molecules are strung. On average, every atom in the human body is replaced every seven to nine years. Think of your body not as a physical structure but as a moving fountain of molecules that are constantly being replaced. So what keeps them a coherent recognisable form? We believe it to be an organising template of energy.

To see the body’s energy field with PIP, ideally the person is in a room with full spectrum lighting at a controlled output, standing against a white backdrop. The picture is taken with a digital video camera which acts like an artificial eye. A lead from the camera acts like an optic nerve connecting it to a computer which acts like an artificial brain. The program which runs the system is the artificial thinking process which makes sense of all the millions of bits of information. The computer screen then displays the end project of what the ‘brain’ has seen. In effect what we have achieved here is a system which can see the energy field from and around the body in much the same way as people with gifts of vision can. Of course technology cannot match the details and intricacies of these people with gifts, but future developments in the PIP system might bridge some of the gaps.

The PIP system shows up many patterns and colours which a trained eye can relate to a person’s energy balance and well being and although some of these things might be connected to health we emphasise that the system does not take the place of medical examination or diagnosis.”

Harry says: “Any clinic with a computer could have one. Of course, analysis of the information, pattern recognition and so on is a completely different matter. Whilst anyone could look at an X-ray of a broken leg, gaining useful clinical information from it is something which requires specialist training, knowledge and experience. The same is true with using PIP.”

Harry is often asked whether the colours seen with PIP are the actual colours of the aura? “Absolutely. Some clairvoyants and mystics with their gifts helped me develop some of the filters in PIP which simulate what they see. They naturally have eye and brain mechanisms that can pick up these subtle changes of light. When you’re looking at chakra colours on our visual equipment, you’re not just seeing one colour, you’re seeing a mixture of colours.

But if a chakra is behaving itself perfectly, one colour will predominate – for instance the throat chakra has more of a blue hue when it is balanced than when its not. The same with the base chakra – it will be a dirty muddy brown if there are problems and red if it’s healthy. Also when red kundalini energy goes elsewhere, that is, goes into the wrong place at the wrong time, there is a potential danger. We are able to show this potential danger to people when they have a PIP scan.

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For queries about PIP contact:
Oldfield Systems Ltd
PO Box 449, Telford, TF2 2EY, UK
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The first two pictures are ‘normal’ energy field pictures of a relatively balanced person. Notice bright, vibrant energy patterns with absence of red/magenta ‘clouds’ in the energy field.


Balanced Legs


Balanced energy of lungs and back


Two PIP pictures of a chronically fatigued woman before and after energy rebalancing with Electro-Crystal therapy. Also very ‘muddy’ energy field (as Harry calls it) around body.

Then, after a few months of energy rebalancing (under Harry’s guidance) the second picture was taken. This energy rebalancing involved an infusion of energy. As you can see, the second picture is much clearer and brighter and the dark red patches have improved. This corresponded with much increased vitality and her ability to resume many normal activities.


Before energy rebalancing


After energy rebalancing


The intriguing thing about PIP is that it seems to show up things that ‘sensitives’ such as healers have said they have seen for thousands of years, namely colours, lines and patterns of light around people. Interestingly, during experiments with Harry to see what happens during hands-on healing, the following two pictures were taken.



The red and magenta lines and patterns in this person’s PIP scan show areas of congestion and turbulence in the energy field ie where the energy is not flowing as it would in a well-balanced field. These patterns are generally present in areas of known disease/trauma. Here we can see red/magenta imbalances over the throat, pancreas, liver and right arm.



This person was then given hands-on healing. As the two healers entered his field, a few seconds after the first image had been captured, the two white lights above his shoulders appeared to descend, most of the torso went green and the solar plexus chakra seemed to burst open with yellow light. The base chakra is possibly being energised, as evidenced by the boxer shorts turning red.



Healthy Energy Field of Young Woman


Same Woman Showing Child Inside Womb at 8 months.

The baby's energy field and, we believe, some of the placenta is clearly seen. The head is not in the engaged position but far up into the abdomen.



venus after

Energy field of Great Dane hound (main body shown only while seated on sofa) showing energy leak from base chakra. Previous diagnosis by Vet had been hip dysplasia.
Energy field of Great Dane while being treated with ElectroCrystals system applied - energy leak has disappeared and a marked improvement in mobility followed.


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References to PIP



Internet/Media Links


Harry Oldfield's Invisible Universe
Published by Campion Books ISBN 0954633806 Paperback
(Currently out of print)


Healer George's YouTube video on Water Healing

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The Evidence for the Sixth Sense by Hazel Courteney
Published by Cico Books ISBN 1903116279.  Paperback



KOSMOS:  An Evolutionary Wholistic Account of Creation by Dennis Milner
Published by Authors ISBN 0-7552-0247-3
Four pages on PIP


Principles of Integrated Medicine by P.R. Mhatre
Published by Tata McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-07-463734-7
Includes an excellent review on PIP.  Large hardback