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A Little History
    Royal Raymond Rife was born in Elkhorn, Nebraska, on May 16, 1888. His father was a mechanical engineer. In 1907, he moved to New York and began working for the Carl Zeiss firm. (a major manufacturer of microscopes and other precision optics.) He then transfered to San Diego where Rife started his first laboratory in 1912. That same year, he married Mamie Quin who was then living in the San Diego area. Within 4 or 5 years he then moved to Heidelberg, Germany and worked with Carl Zeiss directly. Rife was an accomplished musician, playing the guitar and french horn. One report claims he built a 100-string guitar type instrument. He was also a consumate sportsman, with a collection of high-powered rifles, and held the high-powered motorboat speed record until his death in 1971.
    Rife indicated that he received an honorary Doctor of Parasitology (Science) degree from the University of Heidelburg in 1914, and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in 1936, although paperwork in the 30's indicated that Rife may have never accepted the degree from USC.

    Rife had two claims to fame. One was that he was able to cure cancer using his frequency devices. But before that, he invented his "Universal Microscope". Most microscopes that use light as an illumination source can only get a maximum of about 2500X magnification. Rife created a way using prisms and complex light pathways to increase magnification to 60,000X, and had a resolution of 31,000X. In the course of his research, he created 5 microscopes with this technique. Rife built his first microscope in 1920 and later, after much research and work on microscope optics and light sources, he patented a high-intensity lamp for microscope use in 1929 (Patent #1727618). His first microscope, "Number 1", was built on an optical bench similar to a lathe bed. Microscope #2 was similar in construction, but built in 1923 in a vertical format similar to a standard microscope. #2 was sent to Northwestern University for Dr. Arthur Kendall's use, apparently for some time around 1932. Unit #3 (pictured at left) built in 1933, was the "Universal Microscope" which had provisions for polarized, bright field, dark field, infrared and ultraviolet imaging. #3 was the unit which is talked about so much, since it is the unit which Rife used to examine live virus samples.
    Rife's theory was that he achieved this by using various modes of lighting to bring virus into visibility in their natural colors. One factor enabling these natural images was Rife's use of a device called a Risley counter-rotating prism. This consists of two circular, wedge shaped prisms, mounted face to face and set in a geared-bezel, and so geared as to turn each prism through 360 degrees in opposite directions by means of an extended handle. Rife built a special mount under the stage to accommodate these instruments, and through which he directed a powerful monochromatic beam from his patented lamp. At various declinations of the refracted and polarized ray normally invisible bodies would become visible in a color peculiar to their structure or chemical make-up. All optical elements in this microscope were made of block quartz, which permits the passage of ultraviolet rays. You can read a more detailed description of his microscope at: The Smithsonian Report which has the Smithsonian Report on his microscope when it was submitted to the Smithsonian to be evaluated.
Microscope #4, which had no polarizing stage, but offered magnifications up to 15,000 times, was built in 1935, and appears to have been an early version of a much more simple Universal Microscope which Rife hoped to find a manufacturer for. Rife commented in one of his letters that #4 had been built at the request of a manufacturer, but he does not say who that might have been. In papers from England in the 1938 period, it is mentioned that #4 had been sent to England, and a technician working for Rife went there to help install it. Later it is mentioned that #4 was sent back to Rife (probably in 1939), and at some point a newer #5 microscope is sent. #5, built about 1938, is currently in the Science Museum in London, England, and while it is not available for normal viewing, you can see pictures of it at: Science Museum Picture Library. These are both links to Peter Walker's site which has other information.
    Around the same time, there was a man named Gaston Naussens who also invented a super microscope. Please check my Reference Page on Gaston Naussens to find out more about it, and then hit the back key to return to this point.

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Other Players:

Dr. Arthur I. Kendall

Dr. Arthur I. Kendall befriended Rife and helped during his research. Kendall gained interest and support for Rife and developed what was called "the Kendall medium" (or the K medium). Believe it or not, this was basically pig intestines treated with a tyroid solution. The purpose of this K medium was that it was used to culture viruses. Something that wasn't possible with anything else. You can hear a recording of Rife talking about it at: Rife Speaks at the end of this page.

John F. Crane

John Francis Crane worked as partner with Rife starting from 1950. He had mechanical and electrical knowledge which he used to help improve both the microscope and Rife Ray device. Dr. Gruner who worked with Rife in the 1930s gave Crane the original circuit schematic to work from. Crane also hired Verne Thomsom, an electronics expert who worked for the San Diego police department, to help construct the devices. Crane, Thomson and X all started the Rife Name Of Company to sell the devices, but were all prosecuted for fraud, of which Crane served a 3 years of a 10 year prison sentence. Some people say Crane was almost illiterate, had no scientific ideas and very little understanding of optics. But I think he was creative, just not accomplished at what he was attempting to do. He created a projection microscope, but it was both expensive and impractical. Plus, he was a poor business man. Two years before his death, Rife signed over the Universal Microscope to Crane with the hope he would help produce it. Unfortunately, Crane was not good at optics or business. He would not lend the Universal to anyone for an indemnity of less than a quarter of a million dollars. This was testimony to his mentality. In Barry Lynes' Book, he mentions Crane as someone he admired for keeping Rife's work alive. However, Lynes became insensed about Crane's methods and sued him for the rights to possesion of the Universal Microscope, which Lynes now posses. Crane also visited London in 1980 where the #5 microscope resides.

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Q and A's I wonder about:

    I've talked to a few people and I believe mostly, their intent is sincere. They are capable people and have big hearts. There are a few people out there trying to create something they don't know how to. But for the most part, I see a lot of good people trying to find an answer.
    I do however, believe that there's less than scientific approach being used to explain the results we see. This is what I hear this from most proponents:

Q: I've heard many times that "When they do a blind study of patients, this will prove what can be done." But why does some acredited lab have to do the work? Why not some independent lab?
A: "Well, if you tried to prove you could cure one particular thing, you'd have to do all these things that the AMA requires. And it's always vitoed by them in the end."
Comment: I guess I'm wondering, "who cares?" If I had the money and I did an independent study using all the same criteria as the AMA and proved it worked, then who gives a rat's patootie if the AMA approves it or not? I just proved it using the same proceedure. At this point, the public knows it's the AMA's fault that it's ignoring it. That's a powerful weapon.

Q: I've seen the video of a parmecium being "exploded". And I've heard accounts of people who have seen this personally. What I'm wondering is, has this ever been shown with "good" paramecium next to a "bad" paramecium and only the bad one is effected? I can put anything in my microwave and kill it, but can this be done selectively so only the bad one is effected?
A: It took a while, but Don Tunney answered this one for me. First he pointed out that this particular paramecium, like any other, had a specific frequency and that he had personally seen only that particular one destroyed while all other material around went unscathed. Thanks Don.

Q: Invariably, the main reason people give that the Rife device isn't used or approved by more mainstream medical society, is that it's the drug companies' fear of someone being able to push a button and cure something, most anything, without drugs. I can believe that to a certain extent, but look at places like Africa where entire generations are dying of AIDS. If you went there and started curing them do you think officials would care if you were saving the entire population of a nation? THEY are desperate and not opposed to thumbing their nose at any agency for the sake of survival. Why aren't Rife devices being used there, where they're needed the most?
A: Opinions have been given, but so far no solid answer.
Comment: In some ways I agree that there are probably cover-ups going on all the time. But death is a funny thing. Get enough of it and it levels the playing feild. When the Vietnam war was broadcast on our television sets and spilled onto our living room floors at diner time, we all took a stand and became reactionaries. That can happen again here. I refuse to believe that absolute, verifiable proof wouldn't pull us out of the dark ages once and for all. Even if I had to buy my own island and make my own country, and have peolpe from all over come there for a cure, I'd find a way. You don't bring down a mountain without first chipping away at it. Also, a good point was made to me that we still buy Tylenol and all other kinds of medicines that aren't alternative treatments or cures to Rife technology.

Q: Even after Rife goes to trial in the late 1930s for fraud based on his frequency devices, why dosen't he focus on mass producing his microscope? After all, the AMA had no regulatory claim on the building of microscopes. Createing and selling such advanced technology for the time certainly would have made Rife a rich man. Then he could do all the laboratory work he wanted. Why didn't he do that in the 1950s as well?

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Media Files of Rife Information:

Rife Speaks is an audio file on Stan Truman's site: Rife Plasma Digest, and you'll find it half way down the page under a link entilted: "Rife Audio CDs" It's is a Real Audio file that lasts 4 minutes.

The Tour right below that, still near the middle of the page, is a Tour of Rife's Lab narrated by John Crane, however, some times this link doesn't work. It's a Real Audio/Video file that lasts about 1 hour.

The Interview is a file that's an Interview with James Bare. It's a Real Audio file and lasts 3 hours. I hope you can stand listening to the 38 minutes worth of theme and interlude music in it.

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