* In 1913, a man with a love for machines and a scientific curiosity, arrived in San Diego after driving across the country from New York. He had been born in Elkhorn, Nebraska, was 25 years old, and very happily married. He was about to start a new life and open the way to a science of health which will be honored far into the future. His name was Royal Raymond Rife. Close friends, who loved his gentleness and humility, while being awed by his genius, called him Ray.

* Dr. Rife began as a research pathologist. His efforts to extend the boundaries of the science of pathology led to two major medical benchmarks.

1. The most powerful medical microscope in the world.

2. Pathologists had treated micro-organisms as chemical systems for a century, working overtime in order to find each specific chemical dissolving agent. His electric ray method treated all germs as mechanical systems, dissolving them with vibrations; The Rife Raytube system.

* In the summer of 1934 in California, under the auspices of the University of Southern California, a group of leading American bacteriologists and doctors conducted one of the first successful cancer clinics. The results showed that:

a) cancer was caused by a micro-organism;

b) the micro-organisms could be painlessy destroyed in terminally ill cancer patients; and

c) the effects of the disease could be reversed.

* The technical discovery leading to the cancer cure had been described in Science magazine in 1931. In the decade following the 1934 clinical success, the technology and the subsequent successful treatment of cancer patients was discussed at medical conferences, published in a medical journal, cautiously but professionally reported in a major newspaper, and technically explained in  an annual report of the Smithsonian Institution.

* However, the cancer cure threatened a number of scientists, physicians, and financial interests. A cover-up was initiated. Physicians using the new technology were coerced into abandoning it. The author of the Smithsonian article was followed and then shot at while driving his car. He never wrote about the subject again. All reports describing the cure were censured by the head of the AMA (American Medical Association), and removed from the major medical journals. Objective scientific evaluation by government laboratories was prevented. Renowned researchers who supported the technology and its new scientific principles in bacteriolgy were scorned, ridiculed, and called liars to their faces. Eventually, a long, dark silence lasting decades fell over the cancer cure. In time, the cure was labeled a “myth”; it had never happened. However, documents now available prove that the cure did exist, was tested successfully in clinical trials, and in fact was used secretly for years afterwards; continuing to cure cancer as well as other diseases.

* A more detailed presentation of the Rife story can be found in: Suppressed Inventions and Other Discoveries, by Jonathan Eisen; if you can find it!



* Which supports and barriers were in play?

* What were the dynamics?

* Who, or what, won the Tug-of-War?

* Discuss the outcome with your friends and family.

* Use Post #4 as a reference for the dynamics, and the relationships, between the supports and barriers.