The Rife Handbook
of Frequency Therapy
and Holistic Health
(2011 Revised Edition)
by Nenah Sylver, PhD
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The first edition of The Rife Handbook was released in March 2002, where it debuted at the Rife Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States. Despite my having steadily researched this technology for eight years, I could not have anticipated how many people were hungry for information about this unique healing modality. Nor could I have grasped the diverse knowledge and sophistication of the many researchers in this field.
Attending the Rife Conference, as a speaker, author and student, changed my life. Health professionals, device manufacturers and engineers were at the conference. But others attended, too-people who were ill or knew someone with a serious disease. Tired of the same old drugs-and-surgery routine dispensed by doctors who knew nothing else to suggest, they wanted to try something else. Several were already using the technology and recounted successful interventions against cancer and Lyme disease. The courage with which these folks were taking charge of their own lives was immeasurable and moving.
I was also impressed by the dedication and talents of the researchers. While it was true that they could sometimes be quarrelsome and cantankerous-driven by their own preferences and pet theories about how things worked and how to best accomplish their goals-it was because they cared. They not only cared about whether others lived or died, they cared about how people lived and about improving the quality of other's lives. Most significantly, as I later discovered, many of the researchers (like me) had at some point struggled with ill health. And some of them became Rife researchers after the death of a close friend or family member.
It was hard not to feel overwhelmed by what the seasoned rifers knew, as I began to see how much there was yet to learn. The field of rife therapy is so vast, it requires the knowledge and expertise of people in many and diverse disciplines: the healing arts (chiropractor, medical doctor, homeopath, naturopath, veterinarian); medical and scientific research (laboratory technician, microbiologist, microscopist); historical research (archivist, filmmaker, writer); physics; and of course electronics engineers, with their nuts-and-bolts skills of building equipment. Every rifer has something to contribute. This technology could not have come this far without input from everyone.
In the years that the first edition of this Handbook was in print, I had the almost daily privilege of connecting with customers from all over the world: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Manila, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the UK, and Zimbabwe, as well as my native United States. Words cannot adequately describe my appreciation of these rich multicultural exchanges. The health professionals wanted to know more, do more. And the laypeople, many of them quite ill, made a point of telling me how rigorously they had been seeking alternatives to the unhelpful medical treatments they had already tried. We may not yet be regularly hearing about Rife and his inventions in the mainstream media, but that has not stopped the word about rife therapy from spreading. Many people know, or intuitively sense, that frequency healing is a viable option, despite often discouraging comments from mainstream sources. These seekers won’t stop searching until they find something that works.
The last several years have yielded valuable new information on Rife and his inventions. For a long time, old 1936 movie footage showing Rife working in his lab provided some of the best (and almost only) visual clues about the equipment, besides equally old photographs. Then reel-to-reel tapes, featuring Rife discussing the technology with many important colleagues, were discovered in an old trunk, cleaned of major hisses and pops, and transferred onto CDs. A Rife Ray, built in the 1940s, was found in a museum and restored by a team of resourceful engineers. Shortly after that, a US researcher and machine designer was given a box of priceless documents by an elderly nurse who had once worked with John Marsh, a colleague of Royal Rife’s. This rifer was then given access to an old schematic of one of Royal Rife’s original units, built in the 1930s. With help from other researchers—including an engineer familiar with the tube technology of Rife’s era—he deciphered the almost illegible drawing and reconstructed the model. After he found an actual prototype of yet another model, we were closer to understanding how Rife’s technology worked, and to producing more efficient and optimally effective machines.
Synchronously, just after the year 2000, a German microscope manufacturer launched an instrument that not only can view minuscule viruses in their living state, but exceeds Rife’s best microscope in magnification power and breathtaking depth of field. This new instrument has already begun to assist countless pathologists and other scientists in their work to detect frequencies for diseases caused by new virulent pathogens.
Recently, medical researchers have connected microbes to conditions that one normally might not associate with pathogens at all. One doctor found a corkscrew-shaped, bacterial spirochete in the spinal fluid of over 90% of his clients with Multiple Sclerosis. Two scientists-who for years had formerly been dismissed by their colleagues for stating that stomach ulcers are caused by a bacterium-unearthed Helicobacter pylori in the stomach lining of people with ulcers, and won a Nobel Prize. Actinomycetes is now being linked to Parkinson's disease. And there is irrefutable evidence that a strain of Adenovirus is implicated in obesity.
Despite improved methods of identifying microbes with their associated diseases, this doesn't mean that we should focus on the so-called germ theory as the foundation for getting well. It's true that Rife did focus on killing and disabling microbes. But it would be a mistake to utilize rife therapy solely (or even primarily) from an allopathic perspective. Holistic medicine is founded on the need to correct the bodily terrain; even Rife knew this. Also, we are now realizing that Rife's frequencies didn't just kill microbes. The field created by his ray machine apparently also helped normalize tissue function. We are at the beginning of a new era filled with discovery, enlightenment, growth and healing. I feel incredibly blessed to be part of this worldwide movement.
You are riding the wave, too. Anyone who seriously investigates rife technology is making a statement. More and more people are saying that they don’t want to be bought and sold like commodities at the market. They don’t want to be toyed with, experimented on, or lied to. They don’t want their treatment options limited by what their doctors were allowed to learn in medical school. And they don’t want their doctors prevented from helping them by a licensing board that prohibits health practitioners from suggesting alternatives to the prevailing standard of care. People want a voice in matters that affect them, including the health care they use. Most important, they want their health practitioners to honor their need for compassion and hope as much as they honor their need for physical care.
In essence, people want to have their humanity acknowledged and to be respected—free to make their own choices. No wonder polls show consistently that three-quarters of the United States population have sought complementary therapies in addition to Western medicine! More than ever, the powers that be are invested in maintaining the status quo at the expense of health, happiness, and lives. You deserve congratulations for your strength of character and vision to see through (and beyond) the dominant paradigm. It takes courage to challenge entrenched hierarchy.
As the number of infectious and degenerative maladies multiply, we need rife technology more than ever. Yet despite an obvious worldwide interest in frequency modalities of all kinds, information about rife therapy is available only to a minority who know where to look for it. Most people remain ignorant of this elegant technology that can substantially reduce suffering and save countless lives. It is my sincere hope that this Rife Handbook will make significant inroads into changing people’s lives for the better. Vilified and discredited by the ignorant, his technology misunderstood and underutilized, Royal Raymond Rife died in 1971. Today, roughly four decades later, rife frequency therapy—while not yet a household word—is nonetheless becoming more solidified in people’s consciousness. In some circles, the technology is being used so regularly that the word “rifing” has become a verb. I think that Royal Rife would have been pleased and gratified that his modality is finally being given the respect it deserves.
I trust that by the time you finish this book, you, too, will be using the word “rifing” as a verb.