Mr. Beal was a Staff Engineer in the Advanced Processes Technology Department while at Martin Marietta Manned Space Systems, which occupies the NASA Michoud Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was responsible for determination of new nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies and processes (Digital X-ray, eddy current, electrostatic cooling) which may be applied to improve performance of current Space Shuttle External Fuel Tank materials and welds. He is co-owner of patent 4,924,937, “Enhanced Electrostatic Cooling Apparatus,” a process to cool and strengthen thin aluminum welds on the External Tank.

Prior to the above position, he was associated jointly with the Miami Heart Institute and Parkinson Foundation for two years as Research Engineer, providing technical support for research in electrotherapy, acupuncture electrophysiology, and environmental improvements to aid in healing processes. Before that he was with NASA for ten years at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where he worked on the Saturn V Apollo Space Program. At NASA/MSFC he developed NDE applications (acoustic, ultrasound, microwave, eddy current and thermal methods) for inspection of space launch vehicles.

For many years he has been investigating potential applications of electromagnetic field (EMF) effects for environmental improvements to enhance long-term mental and physical health, and improve the healing process. Recently he has been supporting research about toxic elements in our breathing, eating, sleeping and working environments. These can cause health-stress in system metabolic functions related to electrical and chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and a host of other problems not responding to current medical treatment (and primarily affecting women’s health).

Detailed reports have been presented for, and published by, the Neuroelectric Society, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Journal of Holistic Health, the John E. Fetzer Institute, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, The Brain/Mind Bulletin, The Center For Frontier Sciences, the DOE/EPRI Annual Review and the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine.

Mr. Beal has obtained numerous grants for travel and lectures in the areas of bioelectromagnetic field effects, and the future impact of environmental electromagnetic field effects (“perils and promises”). Papers have been presented in the U.S.A., Canada, England, Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Czechoslovakia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. He has authored chapters in five books on related subjects.

Mr. Beal retired in June 1992 from Martin Marietta. He has initiated EMF Interface Consulting to supply services to individuals, researchers, public utility companies, industry, and the legal profession. Services include information networking, writing, and lecturing about EMF effects on, and from, living systems.

He married Roberta Shoemaker(-Beal), Art Psychotherapist, in 1987. Roberta has a son, Larry and a daughter, Elli. From a previous marriage Mr. Beal has a married son, Daniel and a daughter, Jennifer.




  • Institute of Noetic Sciences (formative & charter member–1972-2004)
  • The Menninger Clinic (technical consultant – Voluntary Controls Program–1984-94)
  • John E. Fetzer Institute (technical consultant–1985-95)
  • The Monroe Institute (Advisory Board–1972-2004)
  • The Gladys Taylor McGarey Foundation (Advisory Board–1991-2004)
  • The Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies, Inc. (Staff–Biomedical Energetics–1994-2004)


“BioElectroMagnetics-2003 Health Effects Update,” a 128 page international anthology of articles about electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) cases, research, and tie-ins to fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivity and systemic hypothyroidism therapy. Also contains articles on prudent avoidance of EMFs, cell phone hazards, computer screen dermatitis (rosacea) and many useful references. 2003.

“Biosystem Liquid Crystals: Several Hypotheses Relating To Interacting Mechanisms Which May Explain Biosystem & Human Hypersensitivities to Electric & Magnetic Fields, Project Abstracts, Pg. 76 of DOE/EPRI “Annual Review of Research on Biological Effects of Electric & Magnetic Fields From The Generation, Delivery & Use of Electricity,” San Antonio, TX, Nov 1996.

“Embodiment Of A Sacred Vision: John E. Fetzer Institute,” in Dialogues With The Living Earth: New Ideas on the Spirit of Place from Designers, Architects, & Innovators, an anthology by Jim Swan, Quest Books, Wheaton, IL , November 1996.

“Electromagnetic Fields: How Dangerous?,” in Frontier Perspectives, Vol. 3, No. 1, Pg. 22,.The Center for Frontier Sciences at Temple University, Philadelphia PA, Fall, 1992.

“A Modern Scientific Interpretation of the Relationship Between the Earth’s Environmental Fields and Human Health,” in The Power of Place: Sacred Ground in Natural & Human Environments, by J. Swan, Quest Books, Theosophical Pub. House, Wheaton, IL, May 1991.

“Bioelectromagnetics: Yesterday’s Superstition — Tomorrow’s Science.” “BEMI Currents,” Bio-Electro-Magnetics Institute Newsletter, V. 1, No. 1, Spring 1989.

“Act: Ionize Your Environment,” in Journal of Holistic Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 103-123, Human Sciences Press, New York, NY, Fall/Winter 1980.

“The Formerly ‘Supernatural’: Electrical & Psi Fields in Medical Anthropology.” in “Extrasensory Ecology: Parapsychology & Anthropology,” pp. 96-125, by J. K. Long, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, NJ, 1977.

“The Synthesis Between Psychiatry, Biology, Technology, & Mysticism,” in “Psychiatry & Mysticism,” pp. 153-174, by S. R. Dean, M.D., Nelson-Hall Inc., Publishers, Chicago, IL, 1975.

“The Electrophysiology of Acupuncture: How Terrestrial Electric & Magnetic Fields Influence Air Ion Energy Exchanges through Acupuncture Points,” paper by Ed Maxey, M.D., & J. Beal, Research Engineer, Miami Heart Institute. Proceedings of 7th International Biometeorological Congress, College Park MD, August 1975.

“Emergence of Paraphysics: Research & Applications,” in “Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science,” pp. 426-447, by Edgar D. Mitchell, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Pub., NY, 1974.

“The New Bio-Technology,” in “Frontiers of Consciousness,” pp. 213-228, by John White, Julian Press, Inc., NY, 1974.

“Field Effects, Known & Unknown, Associated With Living Systems,” Feature Session Proceedings of the 1974 IEEE Intercon Convention, New York, NY, 26-29 March 1974.

“Electrostatic Fields, Electromagnetic Fields, & Ions,” in Biologic & Clinical Effects of Low-Frequency Magnetic & Electric Fields, pp. 5-20, by J. G. Llaurado,, Chas. C. Thomas Pub. Co., Springfield, IL, 1974. Also “Workshop on Magnetic-Electric Fields & Environment,” pp. 321-328.

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