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    UPDATE:A new link:Allan Blood on Rife
    Rife frequencies according Dr. McWilliams:
    Micro-organism       Frequency (c.p.s)
    Syphalis &
    Epstein-Barr:..............660+727+787 (3 frqs at once)
    Carcinoma Virus:.............2120-2130 
    Sarcoma Virus:...............2000-2100
    This second list was given by David M. Tumey and William H. Sheline, in their fine paper "Royal Rife Revisited: Reconstruction of the Original Rife Ray Tube", and sent to me by Bruce Forrester, aka: Klark Kent:
    Micro-organism         Frequency (cps)
    Streptothrix (fungus)..............784
    Typhoid Bacteria...................712
    Typhoid Virus.....................1862
    B.Coli--Rod form (Read E.coli).....800
    Tuberculosis Rod form..............803
    Tuberculosis Virus................1552
    Sarcoma (all forms)...............2008
    Carcinoma (all forms).............2128

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    (Dates are not explicitly shown in all the correspondence, more emphasis in this older correspondence is on subject matter. Also, both ends of the correspondence may not be shown.)

    To: Roger Cathey
    From: (James Bare)

    The diode tube is filled at the propper pressure for the diameter of the arms of the tube. So if the arms of the tube are 1 inch in diameter then the tube is filled for that type of tubing. The pressure is found in standard tables that every neon tube (sign) shop in the world uses.
    Jim Bare --

    The only thing I know about pressures is that I have always used the prescribed pressure for the size of tube I am using. I have found that Helium runs best at about 33% less pressure than called for. It still gets hot and quenches however. Pressures are a place for more research.

    [nb:Regarding some notes of Rife's in possession of a private party:]

    There is a lot of material from Rife there and the woman's asking price is one million. These notes have been seen and physically examined. The fellow who did some of the tubes made in the ... 50's name is Peter Heller and he is apparently still alive. He is in San Clemente, Calif. I have his address and phone # if you want it . If he will talk about it, some one needs to sit down with a tape recoder and save his story for posterity. I used gold plated pin electrodes on my diode and the stuff vaporized and plated over the anode and cathode. The trick seems to be a very hard material and not necessarily the most conductive.

    When I said Alvey (don't ask me where I got that I don't know) I meant Dr. Yale. Who is mentioned at the start of chapter #9 in Lynes' Book. The material that is available was both Marsh's and Rife's. This woman is in Utah, and I will try and get her name and address for you. Peter Heller can be contacted at [information available upon request]. If you speak with him there are a few questions I would like answered. These will help with future construction.

    1. Why is the anode angled at 45 degrees and not 17 to 22 as in a x-ray tube?
    2. The anode and cathode of a tube I have seen appear to be only about 5/8 th inch in diameter. Why so small in relation to the size of the tube and its arms.
    3. What gas and and what pressure is being used and why?
    4. Why a twisted wire support to hold the anode and cathode and not a solid metal rod?
    5. What metals were used in the construction process and where. Namely, the anode and cathode (appear to be stainless). The twisted support wire (stainless?). The wire that passes through the support tubes inside of the arms (tungsten ?). The type of wire-rod used at the end of the tube. How was the tube sealed -made air tight and how was the bombarding process acomplished - external heating or electrical current.
    6. Does the size of the glass sphere make a difference in operation.
    7. Why a full spectrum passing glass - Pyrex?
    8. What amount of power were these tubes designed to be used with 100 watts, 500?

    An original Rife Diode (Image Courtesy of James Bare)
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    It seems as though in the late 40's and early 50's a retired policeman was "bootlegging" Rife plasma tube devices in the Calif area. He apparently knew what he was doing for they apparently worked quite efficiently. I don't know if Peter Heller is this person but if he is, he has a lot more to say than just some info about plasma tubes. James.

    To: (Roger Scott Cathey)
    From: (Terrance Hodgins, aka Semi-Intelligent Systems)
    Subject: Re: Peter Heller
    Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 15:16:59 -0900

    This is all very interesting.

    >> 3.What gas and and what pressure is being used and why?

    Not to confuse the isssue too much, you probably know that an ordinary diode tube or x-ray tube has a vacuum inside it. Ordinarily, you want just a vacuum so the electrons can flow freely. Filling the tube with an inert gas makes it definitely do something different. If you want it to flouresce, I would actually consider partial vacuums, totally evacuate the tube of all air (vacuum pump working all night), and then let just a tiny amount of the chosen inert gas, or mixture, like argon/xenon, into the tube, to get a resulting internal pressure of maybe 0.1 atmosphere or even something like 0.001 atm. or 0.000001 atm. Just a thought. There is much room for experimentation there.

    [this is referred to as "flashing" the tube, but the idea is to keep x-rays to a minimum; rsc]

    One thing to keep in mind is the fact that the tubes are not really radiating at the MOR. They are radiating at frequencies that are high multiples of the MOR, up in the megahertz (megacycles per second) range. The exact construction of the whole output system looks to be critical, because you will have all kinds of parasitic resonances in everything from the tube to the wires leading to the tube, which will enhance certain high frequencies and suppress others. That device will radiate on many different frequencies at once, not just one. The MOR just sets the base number for a whole set of frequencies. Remember that just as a guitar string or piano string really radiates at 1, 2, 3, ... and all the way up... times the fundamental frequency, so does this device. Except that it can go much higher. Expect even 1000x, 1001x, 1002x, etc.

    *               Terrance Hodgins                *
    *   Chief Boohoo of Semi-Intelligent Systems    *
    *                 *
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    To: Roger Cathey
    From: James Bare


    The fellow that blew my diode tube used to work for general electric building x-ray tubes. The amount of pressure of gas in the tube is as I recall, measured somewhere under 4 milimeters of mercury. The questions I have for Peter Heller are from my meomory of a tube I saw produced in 1947 for a Rife Device. It was still operational but not in a device. I was supposed to have a picture of it sent to me, but it hasn't got here yet. My construction process and utilization of a diode tube has shown me where a lot of improvements can be made.

    My experience is that the type of gas has different effects, and further that the plasma acts as some sort of link between the devices output and cellular structures. Using a regular old antenna will do nothing. {Terry} is thinking in terms radio waves, when this thing operates on plasma waves that are anywhere from a few hundred angstroms to many tens of thousands of angstroms in length ,depending upon the type of gas, the type of glass, and the applied audio frequency. He is correct however about the parasitic resonances as the antenna tuner is a place for improvement. A different matching balun needs to be tried. Mine currently is a 4 to 1 unit, something a bit more like 6 or 8 to one is good start. The problem of bandwidth of the modulated wave has been solved. This single aspect is why most other devices don't work. They suppress the harmonics within the system and kill off any beneficial effects before the output wave gets to the plasma tube.
    jim Bare

    To: James Bare
    From: Roger Cathey


    Excuse me, John Crane did not say the gas was a getter; K__, another friend said that. I think K__ was thinking in terms of a filter or absorber of frequencies which match the excited states of the helium atom. In which case the gas would be more akin to a trap. When John Crane spoke about "positive" electrons emanated from the gas, while the electrons were absorbed to ground, I thought of Ken's suggestion. But a getter is not the right term, since that is some substance which will perfect a vacuum by absorbing air. I am not sure whether Crane really meant positron emission or if he had some other theory operating in the background. The following is from a newsletter report I did on Rife:

    "The 1934 Rife Ray machine consisted of 1) the power supply or a large bank of car batteries with three motor generator sets to maintain direct current flow, 2) a frequency generator with modulation of audio and radio frequency waves which were variable by controls and, 3) the applicator tubes which were similar to Coolidge type x-ray tubes and were filled with helium gas which gave an emanation of positive electrons (nb:positrons?) at varying frequencies forming the method of transmission from a right angle electrode which absorbed the negative electrons directly to grounded connections. (From Electron Therapy, pg. 58, by John Crane)."

    [accentuation mine in the above; rsc]

    The tube in Crane's handbook was his own design, based actually on a solar reflector he had invented. The idea being the tube is focusing a stream of particles to a point. According to the implied concept, a positron flow emanates either from the gas or the anode. If the first case, then the gas gets it before it is absorbed by the cathode, creating an [helium] isotope with [three] protons, or an anti-matter reaction [with the electron on an non-ionized helium atom]. I doubt this was integral to the 1920 reasoning of Rife. But "traps" were frequently used. Rife must have known that to be precise, he had to know what specific frequencies were being emitted by the diodes. He spoke of the wave length of the superregeneration of the audion tube as 17 6/10ths meters. Helium radiates at what length? He used ticklers and all the stuff the old timers used to clean up reception. Just to get a high power focusable beam out of a tube generates, as Terry suggests, noise. At any rate, the final point is, to create wave lengths which are of a dimension matching the virus or some structure in a bacteria which when impinged upon, begins to resonate so violently the structure breaks down. Sending a radio wave through a gas excited by heat, or not, yields a heterodyne frequency, and I think Rife realized this was a way to acheive those. [In other words, he had to heterodyne to get the frequency he wanted] Roger

    To: Roger Cathey
    From: James Bare

    I had wondered what the effects were from the anode and cathode ends of the tubes. It is possible with the tuner to dial out one end of the tube to a degree and have the other be active. This was something to be investigated at a later date. Perhaps John had somthing there. There are a couple of formulas that apply to x-ray tubes. Wavelength minimum exiting the tube =12,354 divided by the volts applied to the tube. The speed of the rays leaving the tube in cm per sec= (frequency) X (wavelength) in cm. The pressure in my tube works out to .00526 ATM. I have some NMR rates for a few gasses Neon is 7.894 Mhz, Xenon is 27.660 Mhz, and Krypton is 3.847 Mhz. Don't remember the book I jotted these down from so I need to find Helium and Argon.

    The way my device is set up is that the positive or shall we consider it to be the antenna end of the out put is isolated, the negative or ground end is interlinked between all the operational units that make up the device. In other words the CB, linear, tuner, and the power supply are all co-grounded. Which means that the ground end of the tube is also in this loop- indirectly through the tuner. The unit operates at its' lowest SWR and highest effeciency then. Failure to co ground all the pieces really causes a drop off in operation.

    By the way, I contacted GE when I first started this and found that Dr. Coolidges' notes have been archived. I had the curator look through them and he was unable to locate anything for me. Told me the notes were used to back up patent cliams primarily, and a lot of the tubes and such Dr. Coolidge did were just not recorded otherwise.
    Jim Bare

    From: (James Bare)
    Subject: Oscilloclast

    I have a simplified schematic and operational details of the Oscilloclast. You will have to work out some aspects of the design yourself and figure out the inductance of the internal tuning coils. This is from book I have, written by the Electronic Medical Foundation who furthered Dr. Abrams work. I'll dig this book out, and copy the pertinent parts off for you. Speaking of books who got rights to the PRM ? As I understand it, John Crane gave people the right to copy parts of it for their own uses, but of course not the entire book.

    [nb: The rights of the Polarity Research Manual (PRM) by John Crane are questionable at this stage. Number one because so much of it is copyrighted by others. John's own writings are interspersed throughout, some dealing with his own innovations, some with Rife's history in a kind of patch-work-quilt format. Although I recall somewhere in the PRM his mentioning rights to reproduce, I can't recall where, and it's really huge. Just sorting through for hard data is quite a task. Presumably any valid rights belonging to John would fall to his son. rsc.]

    [Bare cont.] I personally believe that the Oscilloclast was the inspirational device that Dr. Rife used as a conceptual beginning to his frequency instrument.

    The oscilloclast is the same thing as the dead beat oscillator as John Crane and others have called it. The definitve work by Abrams is a book known as spondylotherapy. Most of what is known as radionics today had little to do with Abrams work.
    [James Bare]

    From: (James Bare)
    Subject: Oscilloclast

    Some time ago my brother and I worked out an idea with using red, blue and green dichroic filters in series, hooked to some very precise stepper motors and a computer control. This to give a totally tuneable light wave across the entire spectrum. The cost, and developmental problems was going to be prohibitive. This was never pursued. As of late I have been toying with the idea of using a monochromator which can produce resolutions of color to 1 nm. The idea is to use a bright wide spectrum source and then output into a fiber optic cable and use the cable as the light source on my microscope. The technical term for absorbtion at one frequency and re-radiation at another frequency is Dichroism. Heterodyne effects may play a part in this, but I don't know enough about this phenomena to say. As you will read in some of the copies I have sent you ,it may be possible through this process to visualize an object, but not be able to distinguish it from another object close to it. There are great possibilites to be explored at some time in the future with this concept.I also tired looking into the rotating wedge prisms. As far as I can tell, the wedge angle, and separation disatance is going to be very important. Edmund Scientific makes these wedges, but I don't know if they are going to work. I need to pull an angle measurement off the Crane video. Also may be a problem with the wedges passing more than one wave length of light along its surface. The best wedge I have found to date has 4 full wave lengths across its top surface. Don't know if this is acceptable or not, I would think only one wave length would be ideal, but no one makes such a thing. Dr. Rife really had a great amount of grant money to play with is all I've got to say. I don't know if there was any enzymatic reaction taking place in the cells due to destruction of the lysosomes, but it is possible . I have seen a cell wall actually unravel itself and split into layers from the effects of the device. Don't have video of this yet.

    Quite some time ago it occured to me to try and use a flourescent tube as the plasma generator. I hooked up a small 7 watt tube to the output of just the CB and antenna tuner, sure enough, I could get it to light. The problem was the wave output from the tube was very irratating and disturbing. Seemed to have no beneficial effects whatsoever. This is a pitty as these tubes are cheap and readily available in a variety of sizes. The induction coil shown in John Crane's schematics is more than likely an exciter for the tube. Those pictures I just sent you mentioned that the tube from 1947 had to be boosted with a hand held tesla coil to start. The people that I mentioned that have been working on a device using electron tubes have to use an ignitor to get the tube started. Their ignitor is built into the unit. They also attach their input wires directly onto the electrodes at the ends of the tube. This makes it really hard to start the plasma. By using the screw clamps, or also winding the tube slightly there is no need for external excitation. It just takes a few seconds to get the tube started on occasion. I guess a good analogy would be the balast on a standard flourescent light fixture which is little more than a high voltage, current limiting transformer and a capacitor starting device. All the video, and pictures of oraganisms exploding were done with the large quartz tube with a reflector. The reflector is made out of polished phosphor bronze.I used this stuff as George Starr White MD used to swear by it as the stuff gives off a pecular wavelength of IR that he claims is very beneficial. If nothing wlse it looks pretty. I used the staright tube delibertly as this is an inexpensive solution which most people would utilize. I was prepared to use the Phanotron if necessary, but didn't have to do this. To be investigated more thoroughly is the differences if any of the two types of tubes. At this time there doesn't seem to be much, certainly not worth the extra 3 to 400 dollars expense. In fact the use of a leaded glass tube opposed to a quartz glass tube has no difference. A leaded glass tube should run about $50. A quartz tube of the same size will be around $150. The big differences are in the gasses, I haven't played with krypton or Xenon yet to see what they do.

    Date: Mon, 12 Feb 96 18:50:20 MST
    To: (Roger Scott Cathey)
    From: (James Bare)
    Subject: Re: Glass

    [I presume the glass of the tube used in the video is lead-glass? Or was it Pyrex? Quartz? The only difference would be of course if it were quartz, people may think the destruction was simply due to the germicidal component of ultra-violet. Do you know if it reaches into that part of the spectrum? Near ultra-violet? I would presume it goes beyond, since the oscillations of the atoms themselves are fractions of angstroms? Roger.]

    The tube was quartz, as the stuff will take a lot of abuse and heat. I was running the instrument as much as 45 minutes at a time finding the MOR's and then making the video's. Let me tell you that tube got HOT! I have a simple wrist worn UV meter and the thing will never register any UV output from the tube regardless of the glass. In fact I've never had any erythema effects from the use of the device even after multiple hours of exposure over a several day period. Apparently when under the influence of RF and a modulated audio wave the spectral output of the tube never outputs enough UV to be detrimental. Neon really puts out a nice pleasant IR that is warming and sedating. I cannot tell any difference between any of the three types of glass I've tried. Quartz, Pyrex, and leaded all behave the same and produce the same results. Since the spectral output of the tube changes with the applied audio frequency, there may be a point where a lot of UV is produced, but I haven't found it. The effects of the device have nothing to do with UV it is entirely audio frequency dependent. I've destroyed organisms with the leaded argon tube, but neon doesn't work very well. [James Bare]

    Date: Sun, 5 May 1996 16:50:44 +1000 (EST)
    From: "ALAN P. BLOOD" ([note, this address is defunct until 1997 sometime,
    Subject: Rife Microscope and Rife Ray

    ----- from Allan Blood P.O. Box 128 Nathan 4111 Brisbane Australia I am writing a paper on the Rife microscopes, and also I have recently completed a paper on the Rife Ray and pleomorphic microbiology in cancer. It seems there has been no accurate literature on the microscope. Rife may have been very secretive. I have worked out a design working backwards from the bits that we DO know about the design. The erecting prism column really only suits a transmission of a parallel beam. It is possible to pass a parallel beam through a Rochon prism, and thus to split the image into an e beam which is angularly deflected and an o beam which is undeflected. If a thin beam is transmitted through 2 Rochon prisms, any selection of plane refraction angles can be made. If the object is illuminated with polarised light, the incident beam can be deflected away, leaving a dark field. If the object is illuminated by a parallel beam, Abbe's limit does not apply because numerical aperture is a function of incident angle. The limits imposed by the Rayleigh criteria, however, must always apply, but this limit only applies to close lines or points. Where a fine line or small particle stands alone in the field, in parallel ilumination it will be imaged; but no matter how small it is the image will look like a line or dot of a size dependant on the effective photon halo, which in turn depends on the wavelength of illumination. Rife could use U.V. parallel illumination to improve the apparent resolution. The resultant U.V. image could then be heterodyned with a transverse parallel U.V. beam back to a light image if desired for live observations. A particle much smaller than the wavelenghth of illumination will refract protons to as much as a full 90 deg (kingslake.) By adjusting the Rochon prism alignments, Rife could throw away all light except for highly refracted photons. That is how he could look at BX, provided that it was mounted as a dilute solution. In the U.V. setup flourescence in visible light was probably observed also, when looking at certain bacteria with the Rochon prisms aligned for low refraction angle. The Quartz wedge pair looks like a Babinet compensator. If a converging polarized visible beam is shone underneath the wedge pair, a selectable colour, say red, is removed from the transmitted beam, and sent sideways instead. The remaining light shows the complementary colour green. So apart from the U.V. set-up, Rife could use colour ilumination in the visible spectrum. The converging substage beam must be collimated to a thin parallel beam just before it crosses over. A gap is required after the Rochon prisms because the angularly deviated e beam(s) need to separate out sufficiently to be removed from the image The easiest design approach is to magnify after this gap. Rife's prism array is not necessary; it merely shortens the gap length for a given light path. In fact in such a system it is not necessary to have a nosepiece objective at all. However Rife liked his toys. It is possible to have one stage of magnification in a nosepeice which can be used as a convention viewer in a Universal set-up deflected out the side by an erecting prism. This image beam can be alternatively transmitted upwards, passed through an iris diaphragm, and then be collimated again into a thin parallel beam for transmission through the Rochon prism analyser and on to the gap or erecting prism column. Rife had a second magnification stage in the camera or in each binocular eyepeice. It is possible to design this whole set up based on either converging (convex) lenses, or on diverging (concave) lenses. Rife never let anyone in on his secrets, not even Rosenow or Crane. He could remove the collimators and Rochon prisms, and screw on conventional nosecones. When Bausch and Lomb looked at his microscope, he had removed the pivoting transverse beam arm. The wedge pair was only for use with visible light. The microscope sent to Gonin was incomplete, pending Rife's planned journey to England. Rife was a genius, but paranoid. He wanted to control his discoveries so badly that he took his secrets to the grave!

    A study of Wheeler, Naessens, etc shows that the filtrates of bacteria isolated from cancer are mycoplasma forms rather than typical virus. I would be happy to send info to be used freely, but I cannot as yet transmit documents by email. Send a snailmail address and I can send a disc. I am developing original style Argon spherical tubes which I may have for sale late in the year, but require advance expressions of interest (no idea of price yet). Most researchers have been looking at radio waves or light or fourth state radiations. I have developed a theoretical model based on conventional electric fields set up between the electrodes. A 30 to 40 % modulated conventional a.m. r.f. signal if correctly matched to gas Paschen characteristics will force the current to switch on and off in audio. Looking at radio or other propagation, this gives a 100 % output modulation at audio. Looking at electric fields between the electrodes, there is a long uniform field oscillating at r.f. during the zero current phase, and during the short Townsend period just before current breakdown. A signal with a sharp leading spike is ideal but even a sine wave will work. This set-up requires a single pure frequency. When Rife combined frequencies he used a double-bubble tube with one common electrode and two gaps. A radio transmitter driven by a square wave audio signal is OK for a prototype, but Rife used 8000 V. Large disc electrodes of equal size are a must. I use Aluminium. Try ionizing the gas with a Tesla coil or whatever before transmitting to avoid fully reflected signal which can burn out your transmitter output. This is because the tube often does not like to fire. Dont put Mercury in the gas. This is all explained as best I can in the papers. Printouts ready soon by mailorder, diagrams etc, but no circuits as I have no expertise in electronic design. Collaboration most welcome!!! Compendium of my papers price $AU 20 plus $5 local mail or $10 o/s mail or wait a few weeks/ months till I can organise to get on the net. [Alan P. Blood]

    Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 18:06:14 +1000 (EST)
    From: "ALAN P. BLOOD" ([Note: new]
    Subject: rife (fwd)

    from Alan Blood : The principles of manipulating Rochon prisms in a parallel beam regime would have been discussed around the turn of the century. Rife mentions Luccle (?spelling) of Germany and Raymond of England....amend to "known literature". The Ergonom microscope has a long gap tube wrapped around the assembly with lots of rightangle bends. It probably is a Rochon set-up. Even a converging illumination set-up can be designed for a Rochon analyser. The Somatoscope uses very hard U.V. pr0bably as low as 50 nm. It probably has parallel illumination, but conventional converging optics. It is probably superior in resolution to the Rife set-up because the Rayleigh criteria will be less than 50nm. All the filtrates looked at by Kendall, V. Livingstone Wheeler et al, were either mycoplasma or L-forms (L-phases) of bacteria, in the case of the TB filtrates. Mycoplasmas have been described by E. Klieneberger- Nobel. She explains how the L- forms are different, even though there are similarities. None of these pleomorphs are typical virus; It may be that the Rife Ray cannot influence a true virus at all. I am delaying publication till I can study the filterable L- forms (any hints?)

    A patient near the tube subtends an angle to the electrode gap. An audio- intermittant r.f. oscillating field is set up between electrodes. This will affect all charged particles thus distorting their natural orbit. Electrobiochemistry in the membrane may be affected. Surface currents may be induced. The Rife Ray only works at or near(?) the natural audio frequency.... If a bacteria oscillates or vibrates in space at a characteristic audio rate, what happens to it when it feels the Rife Ray output? It will feel R.F. oscillating distortion at one pole of its travel, but no distortion at the other pole . The effect may also apply for beat frequencies of a near mismatch of audio values. These are just ideas . I have no experimental data. Virus probably do not vibrate at audio. There may be valid frequency therapies for true virus with an r.f. application, but my feeling is not with Rife,s approach. For info on Paschen gas characteristics try Meeks and Cragg on Electrical discharge in gases. Feel free to post any of this info on the net, and I will endeavor to update as I get my papers tidied up etc. Amend; Do not send money until I finish the papers. My intention is to put it all on the net in due course.
    [Alan P. Blood]

    Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 15:57:35 +1000 (EST)
    From: "ALAN P. BLOOD" ([Note new]
    Subject: Rife
    >From Alan Blood. "The Rife Way 3 " by Mark Simpson, self published, contains a good collection of historical stuff on Rife, including a number of interesting letters. In one letter Rife is bitching about Bridges getting outsiders to evaluate the microscope. He says "There are only two people in the world who could properly evaluate his optics... ie Luccle of Germany or Raymond of England. " He also mentions that Luccle (spelling?) had studied under Abbe. That' s all I have on this. The Rochon prism design was something I developed myself. Also the Babinet compensator is described in basic texts eg Kingslake.

    The idea about intermittant long electric fields is also a concept I developed myself. It may be wrong, but I have not been convinced that a radio or light wave could have a therapeutic affect at audio. Crane had mentioned gas burnout in tubes, and had claimed that gas pressure had to be tuned to Voltage. Gas burnout didnt make sense to me, but there can be lowering of pressure due to gas entrapment in sputter deposits. When I studied plasma texts etc. I realised that the current in the tube can be made to switch at audio when driven by a conventional a.m. signal. A study of field conditions before and after current avalanch shows a long uniform electric field where there is no current, simply because the is still a Voltage there. This effect should set up strong force of attraction between electrodes. A local field distortion which oscillates at r.f. should have a net effect on charged particles within x meters distance. Since the bactericidal phenomena are dependant on audio modulation, it seems logical to look to characteristic audio oscillation (physical and/ or electrical) in the bacteria. We know r.f. induced currents run on the outside of a conducting surface. If electrons tend to migrate to the outside of membranes at one pole of the bacterial oscillation, and are normal at the other pole, the effect of the synchronized Rife fields will create a net polarization of the cell. This explanation may be wrong, but it fits the observed phenomena and obeys the conventional laws of electric fields. Note a Rife tube has an upper limit of audio switching at a few khz (see "Cold Cathode Tubes" by Dance)
    [Alan P. Blood]

    Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 16:31:57 +1000 (EST)
    From: "ALAN P. BLOOD" ([Note new]
    Subject: rife
    >From Alan Blood. Rife mentions Luccle and Raymond in correspondence as the only 2 people qualified to assess his optic system. This is from one of the letters collated by Mark simpson "Rife Way 3". There should be a directionality of the output. Max effectiveness normal to electrode gap axis. Mounting the tube with axis vertical gives 360 deg coverage at around tube height. Also may prevent problems from springiness of leads under gravity. I thought about Cranes angled electrode idea and came to the conclusion that he got wrong advice pertinent only to X- ray propagation in" Coolidge tubes". However the good news is they might work anyway. An antique in San Diego had parallel electrodes. The Rife Lab movie seems to show parallel electrodes in the Rife tubes. The only other sources are standard texts on microscope design, electrical discharge in gases ( Try "Electrical discharge in gases" by Dance) and a vivid imagination. Thank you for your offer of assistance re net publication. I will mail you when I get organized. I looked at Mattman, and some books on Mycobacteria. Wheeler and Naessens make a case for a progenitor organism. This is a controversial theory. Naessens films show the growth of bacterial forms from red blood cells, and all sources confirm that pleomorphic organisms are found in cancer etc. Red blood cells have no nucleus, so if the gene code for the cancer microbe is coming from the red cells, then there may be plasmids involved. If so they should show sequence corellation with the DNA from cultures. Hormones are discussed. The progenitor theory seems unlikely... Perhaps a variety of pleomorphic rogue commensals may have a capacity to secrete these hormones, rather than a single species. Anything more modern on this subject? I note a 1979 text on Mycoplasmas does not even cite Mattmans work!
    [Alan P. Blood]
    Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 17:24:46 +1000 (EST)
    From: "ALAN P. BLOOD" ([Note new]
    Subject: rife

    >From Alan Blood. Some references "Cold cathode Tubes" by Dance; "electrical discharge in gases " by Meeks & Cragg... In D.c experiments for Argon the Paschen curve for 25 mm electrode gap for say 1000 V gives V(b) breakdown Voltage 1000 V at about 20 mm Hg. In r.f. systems we have no equivalent data. We could guess a rms eqivalence value. In designing a tube output which switches current at audio we need to be able to vary pressure and or voltage on the bench. Values for other single gases can be derived. "The Rife Way 3" self published by Mark Simpson in Dallas contains a fair collection of historical info on Rife, some photos, and some old letters. In one letter Rife is bitching about Bridges organizing outsiders to evaluate the microscope. He says ther are only 2 people in the world capable of analyzing his optic setup... Luccle of Germany and Raymond of England.... and that's "it". The article in "The New Microscopes" is incomplete and ambiguous... typical of the explanations recounted by Rosenow and Crane. Simpson files a letter from Seidel to Rife asking for full explanation of the system and various unenlightened questions. We assume Rife did not reply. As it stands Seidel,s article is obviously worthless. The microscope sent to Gonin may have had the correct Rife objectives, ie to magnify a parallel image beam, but missing a "central element" .... ie a collimating lens set up followed by twin Rochon prisms....

    .... and probably missing a collimating lens immediately below the object...

    Converging designs have dominated light optics, so it is plausible that experts would overlook parallel systems in investigating Rife's "riddles"

    Similarly electronics people are used to thinking of r.f. circuits within the familiar applications of aerial propagation of radio signals. I have thought that if this were the vital energy of the Rife Ray then aerial type signals could be therapeutic. I assume that light does not penetrate skin, and could not directly be a vector which can kill bacteria within the body.

    The electrical field regimes I have described are discussed in the texts. I repeat that if an audio intermittant current is set up, that during the zero current phase, long fields exist between the electrodes oscillating at r.f. The effect on a synchronously oscillating charge creates a polarization of conditions at each oscillatory pole of the organism. eg induced membrane surface currents at one pole . Any feedback or ideas? Alan Blood

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