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The MWO: A Brief History

Georges Lakhovsky was born in Russia in 1869. After graduating from an engineering college in Odessa, he emigrated to France in 1894. There he attended lectures in physics at the Sorbonne University, as well as studied anatomy at the Medical Faculty of the University of Paris.

Within the next several years, he was involved in an investigation of a railroad accident. His analysis of what caused the accident allowed him to design some significantly improved equipment for that application. This equipment sold very well, and from that point on, his financial situation was stable enough to sustain his research.

In 1911, he became seriously ill. Doctors, at the time, gave him a grave prognosis with a slim chance of recovery. Instead of convalescing quietly, Lakhovsky totally immersed himself in his work. His interests were in both Biology and the emerging field of Radio Electronics. He early noticed that cells had physical structures in their nucleuses that looked like tiny electronic components.

As his illness slowly abated, he became convinced that all living cells behaved like short-wave electromagnetic oscillators, and that they could both send and receive signals of extremely short wave-lengths. From these early beginnings, he developed a very sophisticated Theory of Cellular Oscillation.

Lakhovsky proposed, and later demonstrated, that cells, nuclei, chromosomes, and even smaller filamentary structures in the cells, all vibrate electrically under the stimulation of electromagnetic waves of the proper wavelength. He went on to show that waves of this kind are abundantly found in Nature and can be detected coming from outer space, the atmosphere, and coming up out of the ground. He came to the conclusion that it was these naturally occurring radiations of extremely short wavelength that kept our cells vibrating, and by inference, kept our cells alive.

In an article titled Radiations and Waves, published in 1941, Lakhovsky states: "I have shown in my books, The Secret of Life and especially in The Earth and Ourselves, that every living cell draws its oscillatory energy from the field of secondary radiations resulting from the ionization of the geological substances of the earth by cosmic radiations."

In other words, Lakhovsky discovered that there is a source of extremely high frequency energy coming to the earth from outer space, and that this radiation enters the earth and interacts with the rock formations below and then is re-radiated back up out of the ground in the frequency range that our cells are sensitive to and draw energy from. This is one of the most important discoveries ever made in the field of Biology, and yet the public remains almost completely ignorant of this fact.

Lakhovsky believed that anything that disrupted the cell's ability to draw from this natural energy source would eventually cause disease. In the case of Human Health, these causes included any changes to the cosmic, telluric, or atmospheric waves, demineralization of the cellular structures, or physical traumas that damaged the protoplasm or nucleus of the cells. Health problems arose from demineralization because it changed the electrical properties of the cells, and hence, their ability to oscillate properly.

He was especially interested in studying health disturbances caused by changes in the energy waves emitted by the earth. He states: "But certain natural radiations are particularly toxic, especially those originating in geologically-induced geopathic zones. Many cancer cases have been attributed to these toxic radiations which have been proven experimentally, notably in Germany by Dr. Rambeau of Marburg. Therefore, earth radiations sometimes cause disturbance of the cellular oscillatory equilibrium of the organism."

The Radio Cellular Oscillator

After establishing that all living cells functioned as electromagnetic oscillators and that disease is caused by any disruption of these cellular oscillations, Lakhovsky decided that it might be possible to treat disease, not by killing microbes, but by re-establishing cellular oscillatory equilibrium. He states: "To re-establish this equilibrium, I thought of creating, in 1923, a constant compensating field of very short radiations to neutralize the action of the disturbing rays, and give the living cell the necessary stimulation for a return to its normal oscillation."

By January of 1924, Lakhovsky had built his first prototype device, an oscillator made from two vacuum triodes, designed to produce square-waves at 150 Mhz. The output of the machine was an electromagnetic field that produced 2 to 10 meter wavelengths. With it he successfully treated cancer in both plants and humans. In December of 1924, Lakhovsky ran another astounding experiment. He replaced his short wave oscillator with a passive oscillating circuit. This one-turn, copper wire loop antenna, without any artificial excitation, was found to be equally effective at curing geraniums that had been inoculated with cancer.

In 1925, Lakhovsky published an article titled Curing Cancer with Ultra Radio Frequencies in Radio News. At the end of this article, he states: "In conclusion I wish to call the attention of the reader to the fact that I have obtained very conclusive results not only with a wavelength of two meters, but with longer and shorter wavelengths. The main thing is to produce the greatest number of harmonics possible." Remarkably, to produce these results, these early Radio Cellular Oscillators used very low power, consuming no more than 10 or 12 watts.

The method of the Radio Cellular Oscillator was to provide each cell with its own, natural vibrational frequencies, and to add energy to the cell by a process of resonance. Once cell resonance was fully established at the power level of the device, the treatment was essentially over since longer treatment times could not create any further benefit.

By 1928, Lakhovsky's published reports had created considerable interest in his methods. Many experimenters were building machines to produce short wave radiations, but many of them were experimenting at much higher power levels. Lakhovsky became concerned that these devices could produce strong thermal effects inside cells, and even "burn out" small filament structures in the cells the way a light bulb filament can be burned out if given too much electricity. Remarkably, these discoveries lead to the development of the Diathermy machines which are still available today.

Lakhovsky completely rejected this path as both ineffective and dangerous. His own experiments suggested that he might get even better results if he simply added more and higher frequencies, but not necessarily more power. For Lakhovsky, thermal effects in the cells were to be avoided at all costs.

But the ability of his vacuum triode circuitry to produce higher frequencies was near its limit. To accomplish this task, he needed to rethink the circuit completely. In so doing, Lakhovsky also came up with a completely new method of use.

In 1929, Lakhovsky finally published his greatest work: The Secret of Life. Originally written in French, this book was quickly translated into German, Italian, and Spanish. The English translation did not appear until 1939. This book had been in the works for years and its data and conclusions were all based on his experiments with the passive oscillating circuits and the Radio Cellular Oscillator.

The Multiple Wave Oscillator

By the beginning of 1930, Lakhovsky was experimenting again. After a great deal of research, he eventually settled on an electrostatic field oscillator, operating from the discharge of a high voltage capacitor across a spark-gap. It produced all of the frequencies from 750 kHz up to 3 gHz, with harmonics up to the infrared range. Unlike the Radio Cellular Oscillator that produced continuous, or "undamped" waves, the new Multiple Wave Oscillator produced periodic impulses, or "damped "waves. Upon the discharge of the capacitor, a very large impulse would be produced that would then decay before the next one appeared. This allowed Lakhovsky to produce, what he called, an "Oscillatory Shock" to the cells without producing any thermal effects.

Lakhovsky states: "After much research I was able to construct an apparatus creating an electrostatic field covering all frequencies from 3 meters to the infra-red, so that every cell can find its natural frequency and vibrate in resonance."

In 1931, Lakhovsky filed for a US Patent on his new device, as well as started field trials in a number of Paris Hospitals. Early test results were remarkable. Lakhovsky says: "In all pathogenic cases this treatment gives very good results. As it does not attack the microbes directly, it does not destroy live tissue, but reinforces the vitality of the organism by accelerating cellular oscillation." The MWO patent issued in June, 1934. US Patent #1,962,565

The word spread quickly and soon MWOs were in use in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. Within a few years, it became quite clear what the MWO could do and what it could not do. Lakhovsky was determined to bring his discoveries into the mainstream of western medicine. In spite of the excellent results many Doctors were seeing, still, only a small handful of Hospitals were willing to allow field trials. During this period, he continued to refine the MWO circuitry and build models for clinics and hospitals.

By September 1939, France and Great Britain declared War on Germany. Since Lakhovsky was openly against the Nazi's, this situation began to interfere with his ability to collaborate with the many doctors in Germany and Italy who supported his work. When Germany invaded France in the Spring of 1940, Lakhovsky shut down his company, COLYSA, and moved to New York City, in the United States. He had built and delivered just 54 MWOs to doctors, clinics and hospitals in Europe in 9 years.

While in the USA, he only found the Presbyterian Hospitals of New York interested in performing field trials with his MWO, and they also reported excellent results. In the meantime, the US was getting pulled into the War. By December, 1941, the US entered the War after the Japanese bombed the US Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, in the Hawaiian islands.

In 1942, shortly after the successful clinical trials, Lakhovsky was struck by a passing car in New York City. He died three days later, at the age of 73.

With its greatest advocate gone, the idea of treating disease by enhancing cell resonance faded rapidly. Paris was devastated after the War, as were Italy and Germany. These had been Lakhovsky's primary centers of research and clinical work. The United States was the only major industrial power left in tact at the end of the War, but Lakhovsky's clinical trials here were virtually unknown, and very few copies of the English translation of his book The Secret of Life had ever made it over from Great Britain.

In 1949, the British translator of The Secret of Life, Mark Clement, published another book on Lakhovsky's work titled The Waves That Heal, the New Science of Radiobiology. In it, Clement recounts the basic theory of cell resonance and cites many examples of successful clinical cases, while trying to reinvigorate interest in Lakhovsky's work. But all of these efforts produced little interest.

Throughout the 1950's, Lakhovsky's work remained all but dormant. Then, in November of 1963, an article titled The Russian Lakhovsky Rejuvenation Machine was published in the Round Robin journal of Borderland Sciences Research Foundation by associate Bob Beck. Robert C. Beck, D.Sc. had a Doctorate Degree in electrical engineering and electronics and was very interested in alternative healing methods that worked. In his article he reported that one of Lakhovsky's MWOs had been acquired by fellow researcher Dr. L. O. Anderson. After a little bit of repair work, they had the machine running perfectly. Beck also reported a number of new examples of miraculous healings by the machine that he had witnessed personally.

The readership of the Round Robin was about 2000 people at the time. Many of these people lived in California, but readership also included "research associates" in 20 countries around the world. At almost the same time, Lakhovsky's book The Secret of Life and Clement's book The Waves That Heal were reprinted by a small, alternative publisher named Health Research in Northern California, to take advantage of the growing interest.

Beck's article caused nothing short of a firestorm of interest in the MWO for the little alternative science group. For the next few years, a growing number of articles and "letters to the Editor" were published in the Round Robin. By the early 1970's, all of these articles were collected into a small booklet titled The Lakhovsky MWO and sold to "research associates" for a few dollars.

Meanwhile, Beck teamed up with other notables in the Southern California area, including Ed Skilling and Ralph Bergstresser, to manufacture and market his version of the MWO. By 1967, a number of practitioners were convicted of "practicing medicine without a license" in California while using these machines. This, along with the fact that the unshielded output of Beck's units caused radio and television interference for "hundreds of yards", including interference on the Police Bands, eventually cooled interest in these machines and drove the movement "underground".

Interest emerged again in the 1980's, also due to the publication by Borderland Sciences Research Foundation of their then expanded MWO Handbook. In fact, The Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator Handbook, or MWO Handbook for short, remained the primary source of information on George Lakhovsky's work from 1973 until the 2009. Other minor revivals of interest occurred in the early 1990's.

Continued in the Next Section: Modern Developments

[written by Peter Lindemann, D.Sc., Copyright © 2010]

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