FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best Rife machine on the market?
A. Firstly to the best of my knowledge there is NO machine on the market that can be described as a true "Rife" machine - despite numerous claims to the contrary!
Why do I say that? Well, the answer is simple. The principle under which Rife operated was that he exposed specific bacteria to radiation of specific frequencies and observed under the microscope what effects each frequency had on the bacteria. In particular, he empirically determined which frequencies (if any) "devitalised" a particular bacterium. "Devitalised" does NOT necessarily mean "blowing up" (i.e. exploding) as many have claimed. Rife noted that SOME bacteria did this and others simply clumped together and became inert whilst others were unable to grow or reproduce after the exposure. In the great majority of cases, the machines currently sold as "Rife" machines have never been tested in this way, and so are unable to truthfully make the claim that they kill specific bacteria at specific frequencies.
Many people make claims that their "Rife" machines have been tested and proven to kill bacteria in this way. All of the claims I have examined (with one exception - see below) have turned out to be FALSE. There are people who are claiming confirmed bacterial kills whose "method" of analysis consists of "psychic" intuition, "dowsing", ""channelled messages", astrology and all kinds of weird and wonderful things which I personally believe to be complete and total rubbish!
The situation to my mind is simple. If a machine really does what it claims then it will be possible to put a bacterial sample under a microscope, expose it to the machine and observe that the machine has an adverse effect on that bacterium at very specific frequencies. That effect could be photographed or videoed and independently reproduced. In other words, it is capable of verification with hard evidence. Anything else is wishful thinking, delusion or outright lies in my personal opinion. I don't care whether any specific manufacturer agrees with that or not, that is what I honestly believe.
The only machine type in general which I am aware HAS exhibited some form of operation similar to the true Rife effect and which is publicly available is the Rife Bare device. Having said that, the Rife Bare device is NOT a true Rife machine and is not guaranteed to ""cure" any particular ailment, nor can it be guaranteed to be unconditionally safe under all circumstances. It is however the nearest thing generally available at the present time to the best of my knowledge.
2. What Rife machine do you recommend for a particular illness?
A. See (1) above. There are no true Rife machines around at the present time and I can't and don't make recommendations. I am not medically qualified and I cannot give advice on such matters in good faith. My interest in Rife is about scientific verification of his claims and research into his history. I do not give, recommend or endorse specific medical treatments.
3. How much do you charge for consultancy/advice/support/ building machines etc.?
A. Nothing! Because I do not provide consultancy, advice, support, nor do I build machines for people. My interest in Rife is personal investigation and scientific analysis, I am not in this for profit or for business purposes or for any other reason.
4. If I give you $500,000 will you endorse my machine?
A. No! What I generally think about such requests is too impolite to print here!
5. What machine can scan the body and diagnose correct "frequencies""?
A. None. I don't believe such a thing is possible, regardless of claims by various vendors of such devices.
6. What do you think of radionics?
A. It's a fancy name for voodoo in my opinion! I don't believe in "radionics", I think it's at best a delusion entertained by some gullible individuals and at worst an outright con that can be, and is, used by some unscrupulous people to part gullible people from their money.
The subject of radionics always causes heated opinions to be generated and the reason for this is because it's a matter of faith. It has no logical or scientific basis (despite all kinds of bogus claims to the contrary) and depends solely on whether a particular person can be convinced to blindly believe a series of improbable claims. To that extent, it is a religion, but is usually disguised as otherwise. Most people are NOT aware and are never told by proponents of radionics that it has traditionally been a cult religion, and there are "sects" that promote it as such.
I have seen numerous claims to the effect that radionics is endorsed by scientists and/or has been scientifically proved by "quantum mechanics" or the like. Such claims are absolutely untrue, and I would recommend extreme caution in dealing with anyone who makes such false claims. Proponents of this cult use pseudo science and technobabble to confuse people who have no scientific training into believing that they are telling a "scientific truth". Very few people have the technical training and expertise to see such claims for what they really are and are usually impressed by quotations from famous scientists etc., that appear to endorse it. However, any close examination of such claims usually reveals that the scientists in question did NOT say what is claimed, or said it in an entirely different context where it cannot reasonably be applied to the matter at hand, or that said "famous scientists" are NOT considered to be "scientists" by the wider scientific community, and so on.
7. Is the Rife story true?
A. That's difficult to answer. In general, most popular versions of the widely accepted "Rife story" are NOT completely true. They usually contain ELEMENTS of truth, but in retelling, the story often gets distorted and embellished. To give an example, it is widely claimed that Rife unconditionally cured 16 out of 16 cancer patients at an official clinic in 1934. The truth of the matter is more complex. Not all of the 16 were cancer patients. Not all of them were "cured" as most people would understand the term. At least one and possibly others, died shortly after the treatments. No long term follow up studies were done of these patients so it's impossible to say whether their "cures"" lasted indefinitely. The clinic was not "official" it was a private test with no scientific controls performed by Dr Milbank Johnson, solely to satisfy him personally that the Rife machine had curative "potential". One of the doctors that Rife claimed certified the patients as "cured" later testified that he had never even seen any of the alleged patients. To the contrary, some Rife proponents claimed that he was "got at" by some kind of medical mafia who made him lie about this, but there is no solid evidence either way. It's impossible to say what the truth is, and there are many things that will probably never be known.
My advice would be to NOT literally rely on accounts about Rife as being true except to the extent that hard evidence proves any particular claim.
8. What do you think of the "Quantum XXXX" machine?
A. I believe that any machine claiming to work on obscure aspects of "Quantum Mechanics" is probably a fraud. Many unscrupulous vendors use the term "quantum" in their marketing because they know that quantum mechanics is a complex area of physics and that probably most people won't understand that they are being fed pseudoscientific technobabble.
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The opinions stated on this page are those of Aubrey Scoon (1960-2009). They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else assocaited with www.rife.de.