By Tom Cowan, M.D.
I recently finished reading a very sobering book on the history of electricity and its effects on life called “The Invisible Rainbow” by Arthur Firstenberg. During the coming weeks and months, I will share revelations I gained from reading this masterpiece, as in many ways it supports and extends the primary thesis of my last three books.
Health is all about the state of the water in our bodies, and, crucially, the health of our water is strongly influenced by the environment in which we live. One of the most profound influences on the water in our bodies is the electro-magnetic environment. This electro-magnetic environment, to which humans and all living beings evolved over the eons, has been radically altered in the past couple of centuries through the introduction of man-made electrical devices. There is no clearer place to see these effects than in a thorough investigation of the history of influenza in the past 150 years. Here are summaries taken from Mr. Firstenberg’s book describing the events surrounding the four major influenza outbreaks in recent times:
1889: First appearance of a global electrical system, thousands of miles of electrical tracks laid down, first appearance of alternating-current generating stations. Then, the first modern global influenza pandemic started in the fall of 1889, killing more than 1 million people and appearing simultaneously all over the globe, faster than any transportation at the time, suggesting contagion played no role in the outbreak.
1918: The great flu pandemic. At that time, the U.S. installed 13 giant radio and communications transmitters throughout the world. They all went live in late 1917 through the end of 1918. For the first time, radio signals could be heard in every part of the globe. At that time, the “Spanish flu” affected one-third of the world’s population, killing tens of millions of people. It occurred in places like the Antarctica, which had no contact with the outside world. The first known cases were 1,127 radio operators at Camp Funston, Kansas. They were the first to use wireless transmitters. Patients mostly died because of changes in coagulation of the blood, a known and recognized effect at that time of “electricity sickness.” The other interesting point is that the most affected were the young and healthy, not the old and infirm. Attempts to prove contagion of the illness were uniformly unsuccessful.
1957: Asian flu pandemic. This outbreak coincided with the installation of the White Alice Communication systems installed throughout Alaska with signals powerful enough to cover the globe. It went live in November 1956; the flu pandemic started in the fall of 1957.
1968: Hong Kong flu. On June 12, 1968, the U.S. went live with the first global military satellites called the Initial Defense Communication Satellite Program. It was the first time a global communication system was inserted directly into the earth’s outer radiation belt, called the Van Allen belt. This disrupted the magnetic field globally in an unprecedented way. The Hong Kong flu, which killed millions, began in July 1968.
Since 1968, two landmarks events in the history of EMFs occurred: the introduction of the wireless cellular technology, followed by the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP). The dates and the flu pandemics associated with these events are not as clear as in the previous four, and it’s also possible that these were not marked by a flu pandemic as much as the dramatic increases in diabetes, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases. It seems that humans (actually all living things) have adapted to a new but lower level of health.
After the Hong Kong flu epidemic, doctors and scientists, not suspecting a link between the electro-magnetic environment and these pandemics, investigated whether influenza was caused by a contagious agent, such as a virus. However, the flu broke out in many places at once around the globe, spreading faster than any living thing could travel. Finally, the Public Health Department in Boston decided to investigate just how contagious influenza was. Here is what they found:
“In a further experiment with new volunteers and donors, the salt solution was eliminated and with cotton swabs, the material was transferred directly from nose to nose, and from throat to throat, using donors in the first, second and third day of the disease. NONE of these volunteers who received the material thus directly transferred from cases took sick in any way … All of the volunteers received at least two and some of them three ‘shots’ as they expressed it.”
Simply put, these and many other studies failed to provide any support that influenza was a contagious, microbial disease. It is true that in SOME people with flu-like symptoms, one can find evidence of an influenza virus. This finding in no way constitutes proof that the virus caused the illness. For one, no study has ever found that people with influenza all have evidence of a virus. Furthermore, Rudolf Steiner, when commenting about the 1918 pandemic, apparently said the “virus” they were finding was just a mineralized excretion of the cells. In other words, the cells were poisoned (he thought by some part of “sub-nature”), which caused changes in the crystalline water of the cell, thereby producing illness. The body tries to detoxify itself by ridding itself of toxins, which we have been led to believe are contagious viruses.
This understanding of the cause of influenza has many practical implications for your health and the health of your family. For one, it puts the abysmal record of the “flu shot” into a new context. It also means that paying attention to your EMF exposure, the quality of your water and all the other things I talk about in my books to foster a healthy, internal milieu become relevant for flu prevention.
Finally, we are on the cusp of the next big step in the history of the EMF exposure on earth. That is the upcoming 4G/5G rollout. Again, in a later blog, I will try to give some ideas of what we might expect given this sobering event.