Blowing the Whistle on the Rife Story
Who's Who in the Rife Game
(1930 to 1988)
This article was provided by Bud Curtis in San Diego in the late 1980's when we began Integrated Healing Systems and our exploration into Rife Technology.
history of the Rife Frequency Generator
goes back in time to the 1930's. However,
the original research travels back even
further to 1880, and the first patents were
issued in 1890, to a man named Fisher. Many
men like Tesla, Lakhovsky, Voll, Nagier,
etc. all contributed to this teahnology
Rite happened to land an over zealous journalist
named Barry Lynes who made him into a folk
hero with the book The Cancer Cure That
Worked. But, back in those early years,
there were many heroic experiments.
Because of the controversy
over Rife, we will concentrate on his legacies
and early instrumentation. Rife developed
5 powerful optical microscopes, the most
powerful at which is known as the Universal
Microscope. It was developed in 1933, consists
of 5,682 parts, and is so "powerful" because
of its ability to accurately view microorganisms
in their natural habitat. Rife, while observing
bacteria, viruses and fungi when using the
microscope, was able to observe their demise
while applying energy derived from the frequency
of the square wave generator. Audio frequency
generators of the 1930 era were large and
bulky and subject to frequent instability.
The instrumentation was crude and unstable.
To determine the precise frequency with
accuracy was difficult and quartz crystal
control was required for optimum frequency
stability. It is no wonder that Rife did
not publish the frequencies that caused
the demise of viruses that he observed.
It would have been difficult for a person
other than an expert radio technician or
engineer to determine and measure frequencies
accurately in 1930.
In the manual and notes
of Rife, there is no mention of the frequency,
only dial settings. And these depend upon
how the parameters were set up in the oscillator
stage. The Manual also points out many "Do
Nots", which indicates mechanical instability
of the instrument. The 1987-88 versions
of the original Frequency Generator had
been developed through a need for an experimental
program to investigate and study the work
of Rife and perhaps revalidate his experiments
using an audio frequency square wave generator
to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses and
In 1977, a researcher
from San Diego, California discovered a
man who had for many years known Rife. Rife
provided a frequency generator for this
man's use when he developed cancer. He used
the generator and cured his cancer.
Rife built that instrument
from a SQID "Heath Kit".
It had vacuum
tube electronics which were impossible to
he kept exactly tuned and accurate. Therefore,
whatever the frequencies were, they had
little, if anything, to do with the healing.
Through later research, it has been found
that the harmonics of the frequency band
are what made it work. Rife merely substantiated
what Lakhovsky knew in 1925. According to
his original material, Rife didn't know
the differences between a frequency and
a pulse repetition rate By sheer luck the
vacuum tube's natural oscillation, and the
Heath Kit he used, just happened to match
the body's impedance. (In order to get energy
into the body it is necessary to break through
the electric field around the body.) Rife
"lucked out", and the off-the-shelf-generator
modified with foot pads worked!
The San Diego researcher
in the late 1970's then had a problem with
a relative who had breast cancer. She contacted
Rife's friend who loaned the generator to
her. After having complete success, she
asked Ed Skilling (a pioneer in the field
of electromagnetics) to duplicate the old
generator with state of the art electronics.
Ed, using the number
settings of the old generator with an oscilloscope,
converted the numbers on the dial settings
to actual audio frequencies. We must assume
that the numbers on the dial settings were
correct, as the result of its use in the
past fifteen years would indicate. Then,
Bob Beck and Ed Skilling created schematics
for the copy generator and gave them out
to researchers free, thinking research could
then be conducted by many people and could
not be stopped easily.
However, the plot thickens...
Several people from California took the
schematics with the five frequencies and
started manufacturing units in their garage.
When Ed and Bob warned them of the two higher
frequencies, they said the "spirits" told
them they were OK to use, so they continued
to manufacture and sell. Thus, the QLF
was born. The only difference between
the Skilling Schematics and the final QLP'
was that the technician who put it together
used a crystal control, which isn't significant.
Because the frequencies are in the hundreds
there could be a drift of minus 5 or 10
hertz and it wouldn't make a difference.
The mistake was made in not using a symmetrical
output. It is imperative to have a symmetrical
square wave signal that cancels out to zero.
In other words, the positive has to go to
certain amplitude and the negative to certain
amplitude, with zero point being the crossover
point. It not done correctly, it won't be
a symmetrical wave form and will not work.
In the fall of 1987,
Los Angeles, California, a group of medical
people and scientists met to discuss the
possible use of electronics in the treatment
of AIDS. A few doctors, headed by Robert
Streaker, M.D., believed the Rife Frequency
Generator might be helpful in the treatment
of AIDS. At that meeting Ed Skilling volunteered
to create a third generation device with
improvements and solid state dependability
to simplify usage, particularly in setting
the three frequency changes. The second
generation unit was provided with a Vernier
dial, and a digital frequency counter was
used to set precise frequencies as called
out in the original specifications.
Before the third generation
was released, Barry Lynes wrote his book
on Rife, The Cancer Cure That Worked. The
reason he wrote the book was to sell a limited
partnership, which was not a registered
security, to potential investors. His plan
was to replicate Rife's work and lease the
machines to doctors at $1,000 per month.
For this he wanted to raise several million
dollars. When Skilling's schematics came
out free, and when he built a few generators
for people at less than $1,000, Lynes scheme
came to an abrupt halt. To say the least,
Skilling and Beck became Lynesí enemy, a
situation which continues to this day.
The third generation
device had three stable, solid state integrated
circuit oscillations in which the frequency
changes are controlled by a five position
rotary switch. skilling used the C, D and
E position as the same frequency. If another
frequency was found in the future, it could
be added. The critical electron tube output
stage is the same as used in the researcherís
second generation Rife unit. Skilling discovered
years ago that the output impedance of the
electron tube provides an excellent match
to the human body and allows maximum transfer
of energy - which a solid state output amplifier
would not provide, at least in that configuration.
The Frequency Generator
that this all started with uses the same
type circuit as the second-generation device,
except for the tube number. Rife's tool
and dye man, John Crane, decided he would
jump on the bandwagon about this time along
with Bud Curtis. They took an off-the-shelf
BK 3011 Frequency Generator, stuck a sticker
on it that said "Rite-Crane Frequency Generator",
modified it so that pads could be added,
and the Crane-Curtis Rife machine was born.
Crane, having no background in electronics,
simply did not match the body impedance,
and they sold it as is. The original unit
used a 6v6 octal base. The researcher's
unit used a GAQ5, which is a miniature 7
pin version with similar specifications.
The second generation unit uses direct DC
Medical scientists who
have studied the reaction of DC electrical
energy at the cell level indicate that DC
is bad (in spite of the fact that a good
many acupuncture devices use DC for stimulation
effectively). However, the second generation
unit used a capacitor to block the DC current
from the output, allowing the alternating
square wave current to pass to the output.
The "1987" third generation
Rife-type frequency generator that Skilling
created had stable solid state frequency,
controlled oscillations (both mechanically
and electrically) with the ease of shifting
the frequencies using a simple five position
rotary dial, and the electron tube with
cathode follower circuit for maximum transfer
of output energy.
This instrument, however,
did not prove as effective as former generations,
unit Skilling pulsed the signal. At that
time the fourth generation was born. The
pulsed signal is very important in solid
state electronics because of the body accommodation,
If you have a continuous square wave signal
and put the signal into the body, after
20 or SO minutes the body accommodates and
there is no longer any effect. But if the
signal is pulsed at one second "on" and
a half second "off", it gives time for the
body chemistry to work. The Crane Machine
off-the-shelf-generation BK 3011 was not
pulsed and that is why it is not effective.
It also is a low voltage, high
current device, so the impedance is
wrong. It would work to use as a square
wave into a sound amplifier, as an example,
to determine whether the frequency response
is what is necessary for a stereo amplifier.
It has about a 20 volt peak-to-peak voltage.
But what is needed for enough energy into
the body is 5O volts peak-to-peak. Crane
used this Model BK 3011 "off-the-shelf"
frequency generator, as well as one from
Global Specialties, for which he simply
changed the front panel.
At this point, December
1987, it is interesting to note that the
Medical doctors who attended the Los Angeles
meeting to explore means of treating AIDS
electronically had not responded when informed
that a Rife Frequency Generator was available
During the past fifteen
years of research, many instruments have
been loaned to individuals to treat themselves
and they have corrected the problems of
disease. It is important to point out that
all applications of the output energy of
the Frequency Generator have been accomplished
by means of two 4 x 8 inch rectangular stainless
steel plates. The subject places his/her
bare feet on the plates and each frequency
is applied for five minutes. This process
constituted a full treatment, once a day.
In every case, the subject reports
a feeling of "well-being", and no deleterious
reports were ever made. After all, the worse
that can happen with a pulsed electromagnetic
field is oxygenation, increased blood flow
and circulation, as well as muscle movement.
In all of the above cases the instrument
was used by individuals to treat themselves.
The fourth generation unit, used
in research had such a widespread acceptability
and success that people asked Ed Skilling
to build the units for sale. He,
being a Pioneer and scientist, interested
purely in the invention, let his son-in-
law, who owned E.F. Skilling, Inc., build
the units. He had given out the plans for
free, but many people still did not build
them correctly. This unit became known as
the Super Pro.
Before we go further,
let's go back to understand the Universal
Rife Microscope We know it worked because
we have some fuzzy film showing that could
be seen through the Microscope. The mystery
is that no one could get it to work but
Rife. Crane sold the microscope to Barry
Lynes and was to be part of the company
Lynes was putting together. Curiously, Crane
didn't give Lynes a few parts that were
required until he felt "comfortable" with
the deal. As it ended up, there were hard
feelings and Crane didn't give the parts
to Lynes. However, even with all the parts,
no one was ever able to make Rife's Microscope
work. There is a complete Universal Rife
Microscope in England, and no one can make
it work! What was Rife's secret?
Remember we looked into
what radionics and scalarís were all about?
One theory is that Rife used his own
mind to produce a scalar which lined
up the three lenses and made the microscope
work! It sometimes took 48 hours to align
the microscope. Did Rife drop into a radionic,
altered state of consciousness to align
it? Maybe so.
We now have two new microscopes
that work with the same magnification as
Rife's. One is from Germany. the Ergonam,
the other from Canada, invented by Gaston
Naessens. There is controversy over both
of them. When lining up the non-liner optics
that are necessary, a laser or 50mc type
of subtle energy optical scalar must be
used. It is an interesting theory that,
because Rife had no sophisticated equipment,
electronics or lasers, he created the necessary
scalar wave form with his own Mind.
What is the present research and what does the future show? The newest technology now in use is [an advancement of] a fifth generation frequency generator device invented by Skilling. This research instrument is called the "Sound Probe", which uses sound tonal energy. This unit does not touch the body with pads. It is essentially a miniature radio station, operating at very low power levels, which produces energy within the body. Skilling has created a series of tone frequencies with extremely high harmonic content. The sound probe is battery operated and rechargeable. Skilling took the work of Lakhovsky and Rife and combined them, taking a short wave frequency and modulating it with audible sounds. This way, high voltage, like Lakhovsky and Rife used, is not necessary. The Inverse Square Rule Law of radio frequency energy is that the farther the distance you get from the source, the less the energy received. For example, a radio station may put out 50,000 watts in a city, but by the time it gets to your antenna at your house, you're working with microvolts.
Therefore, there is no reason to use high voltage and high power energy to bring these signals to a usable point, since that point is against the body. Scientists found this principle to be true by lowering and lowering the power level until the latest generation operates at five rnilliwatts. A milliwatt is one thousandth of one watt.
Rife lowered his power levels from 500 watts down to 50 watts, but he didn't know that the real secret was to go even lower while maintaining the harmonic content. Unfortunately, he did not have the electronics available to him to experiment in that area.
Rife's square wave produces odd harmonics, but a spike wave, pulse, and soft-tooth wave all have a tendency to produce high harmonic content. The secret is not to use a transformer. Some people took the BK 3011 off-the-shelf generator and put a transformer in the output; in doing so they lost the harmonic content- The voltage level was boosted but the harmonics were lost. The circuit must be designed to have very little capacitance, and capacitance is lost with high frequencies. The wave form developed for the Sound Probe creates a signal that works up into hundreds of hertz, and out into the mega hertz, and possibly into light wave frequencies.
The Radio-Frequency Sound Probe basically balances the field and relaxes the body which provides a "window of opportunity", allowing the body's healing mechanism to operate at peak performance. The theories of Lakhovsky, Abrams, Edwards and Rife were all used to develop this latest technology.
George Lakhovsky theorized that each human cell operated like a tiny battery and when fully charged, each cell is able to experience cell balance and create a feeling of well-being.
In the 1930's - Rife believed that germs,
responsible for creating disease within the body, had a frequency and were present in several stages of develoment (i.e. viral, bacterial, and fungal -called pleomorphism) within the body. He believed that germs each have a specific frequency and that these frequencies disrupt the cell's natural oscillation. When this occurs, the cell is put in an "out of balance" condition.
He found that when he subjected germs to
the correct short wave frequencies - the
Dr. Abrahms, M.D., theorized
that a disease condition puts out radio
frequency activity incompatible with normal
cell function. He believed you could alter
the polarity of the affected cell, restore
its electrical balance, and thereby accelerate
wellness in all out-of-balance cells.
A New York University
study discovered that sound tones trigger
neural responses in a listener's brain in
specific places over the surface of the
auditory cortex in a straight line. This
research indicated that man's brain is 'tuned'
much like a piano keyboard and will evoke
certain responses when the right 'noteí
is struck. So, we 'feelí better when we
hear certain 'sounds'. These sounds must
be triggering some response in the brain,
which releases some neuro-chemical brain
material that puts us in a calm state of
relaxed mental and physical health.
With the Sound Probe,
certain sound tones, when combined with
specific wave forms, tend to sing the body
energies into a balanced state. This wonderful
new technology has come a long way from
the old vacuum tube generation!
The future is even more
exciting! Ed Skilling is continuing his
research building upon what he and a team
of researchers (including Dr. Glen Rein,
Tom Valone, Dr. Victor Adamenko, Dr. Valerie
Hunt, Jeff Byrd and others) have found in
scalar theories, by using various Inert
Gases to modulate the frequencies. This
technology is incorporated in the "Light
Beam Generator" and within the latest
development, the "Light Ion Bean Tube".
* The results so far have been phenomenal!
Lymph drainage is accomplished in minutes,
unclogging arteries and veins, shrinking
vericose veins, eliminating lumps in the
breast and other lymph blockages that look
like tumors, tatty tumors, leg and back
Stagnant energy flow
due to improper diet, stress, life style,
environment, and mental - emotional action
creates a poisonous environment in the body,
creating the prime cause of malignant, viral,
bacterial, and allergic diseases.
From the point of view
presented in this material, the most important
causes underlying disease in the biological
system are those that provide a "soil" in
which the pathogenic forms of bacteria flourish,
namely, the obstruction and congestion of
the lymphatic system. Since the lymphatic
system is involved in toxic drainage, it
is imperative to restore and maintain
proper lymphatic function.
The influence of the
mind upon the body is assumed. This vast
system of biochemical activity is being
recognized as having its own qualities and
laws of behavior running along the Myelin
sheaths of the nerves using the nervous
system as its line of communication throughout
the body. Just as the blood plasma itself
seeps into every cell of the body as lymph,
electromagnetic energy is present, asserting
itís influence in every cell and molecule
of living forms.
has a special connection with the endocrine
glands. Its flow is automatically responsive
to the psychological state of the individual,
and acts as a bridging influence, linking
the psyche to the body, and interlinking
with the subjective life of the individual.
Problems in metabolism appear to be influenced
by the mechanical and chemical environment
but even more importantly from the subjective
interaction of electromagnetic energy.
In a healthy, working
body not only are the metabolic processes
functioning in such a way that the incoming
and outgoing energies are balanced, but
also, the neural energies are unobstructed
on both physical and subjective levels,
thereby maintaining an equilibrium. The
mind-body mechanism works as a whole, and
illness is a potent indication of maladjustment,
not only in the physical body, but also
throughout the total, integrated human system.
The energy body is the
stable matrix for cell growth and tissue
change. The psychological influences, working
through the vortexes, the nervous system,
the glands, and all their associated vital
energies affect each cell at the moment
of growth or resolution through other influences
upon the energy body. The sympathetic nervous
system and emotions correspond and are a
determining influence upon all fluids in
the body, while the mind directly affects
the nerves and neural energy. Therefore,
health, or the restoration of health, of
a person depends upon the free flow of all
fluids in the body, net-ve conductivity
and the oxygenation of the system.
Distortions arising from
congestion create accumulated material in
the system and circulation becomes sluggish.
In a congested area, the organs are either
affected or not; according to the persons
type and also according to the whole system
of correspondences between mind and body.
It is concluded, therefore, that it is first
the condition of the person as a whole,
and not to any specific microbe, that we
should look to for those factors which are
the true causes of disease.
The function of the blood
stream to provide nourishment to the tissue
cells and to remove waste products from
these cells is a well-known principle, perhaps
because of the more obvious red blood cells,
which, in reality, comprise only a cellular
fraction of the blood. In actuality, however,
there is no physical contact of the blood
with most of the cells of the body.
The real cellular
environment is provided by lymph and tissue
fluids, Lymph is formed from fluid, electrolytes
and protein that filters through the arterial
ends of the enormous number of capillaries,
and the lymph, carrying tissue waste products,
re-enters the capillaries at their venous
ends by virtue of differences in blood pressure,
osmatic pressure and intercellular pressure.
Lymph vessels and nodes make up a lesser-known
system which carries fluid back to
the venous system.
The lymph nodes are located
throughout the body as "connectors" where
tissue-draining lymph vessels loin to the
lymph trunks leading back to re-enter the
venous system via the sub-clavian vein.
It is in these nodes that lymphocytes (a
type of white blood cell) are made.
The lymphocyte has the ability to pass through
the vessel and cell walls and to engulf
foreign material and organisms which invade
the body; so we can see the importance
of a healthy lymphatic system in both functions
of lymphocyte formation and in moving waste
and invaders from body tissue.
It is interesting to
note that lymph nodes, which drain the lungs,
become black from dust particles. Many of
us have noticed swelling and soreness of
lymph nodes during illnesses. Indeed, sometimes
an acute infection can cause an abscess
formation, and upon surgical drainage the
large number at cells (their remains) and
bacteria give ample evidence to the battle
going on to rid the body of invaders.
The Light Beam Generator
and the Light Ion Beam Tube*
are extremely important inventions, and
perhaps the wave of the future in "electromagnetics".
Ed Skilling and Jeff Byrd took the latest
technologies from the Rife Generator, and
married them to the latest gaseous tube
technology. with these devices, penetrating
radio (RF) frequencies are modulated by
Rife frequencies and complimented with various
Inert Gases to produce ultraviolet and other
light frequencies (The ionized gases also
produce several other RF frequencies such
as with a Lakhovsky multiwave oscillator).
If one wants to sterilize a lab, you would
use ultraviolet light to kill all virus,
bacteria, and fungus. Certain gases give
off an ultraviolet component, just enough
to be effective. In other words, the ultraviolet
enters at a level that virus, bacteria and
fungus cannot tolerate, but can and will
rejuvenate healthy cells. With the Rife
frequencies riding the wave form, a one-two
punch is delivered. But the main effect
of the therapy is to charge the particles,
or cells, so that they repel each other.
Remember, each cell has a polarity, and
when that polarity changes, they start to
attract each other rather than repel. When
this happens, energy blocks occur, the blood
platelets clog the veins, the lymph fluid
ceases, and the whole system stops.
Just like a gutter full of leaves, nothing
can penetrate the blockage. Lumps and soreness
occur. But by simply putting the charge
back into the cell correctly, the cells
and platelets start moving slowly apart.
Not in dangerous hunks, but whispfully,
one by one, dropping away from the knotted
clump. With only minutes of use and slight
manual massage, the process continues until
all swelling, A pain, etc., is gone. This
equipment is not theoretical, it is now
in the clinical stage of use.
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