Images are of the great French microbiologist and rival of Pasteur, Antoine Bechamp; the ‘microscope’ developed by Rife and a slide of the ‘CD form’ of B. licheniformis which superficially appears to be a fungus, but under the scanning electron microscope is seen to be made up of bacterial rods (the bar represents 0.5 mm), from a paper by Wainright (see reference: Highly pleomorphic staphylococci as a cause of cancer)

The topic of pleomorphism may seem technical but in essence it is very very simple.
Imagine that the bacteria that teem in and around us can vary their form, presentation, and behaviour, depending on the environment in which they find themselves.
In essence this describes the ability of microbes to alter their form – as they progress from microscopic particles to bacteria and eventually fungi.
Is this fanciful and even possible?
Well it seems that there is abundant evidence that this concept – first proposed by Antoine Bechamp, (
1816 – 1908) a contemporary and rival of Pasteur, is in fact valid.
German microbiologist Gunther Enderlein (1872-1968) carried on Bechamp’s work. Read more about his extraordinary work on the Symbiotic Health site.
To see a video clip (German commentary) relating to Enderlein’s work, click on these words.

I will not attempt to offer fuller explanations for pleomorphism in this posting, but instead I suggest visits to various sites that already do this more than adequately, some of which offer you video evidence as a bonus!

To subscribe to a journal that investigates these and other phenomena not usually discussed in peer-review journals, look at the EXPLORE website. For an excellent overview of difference between bacterial phase and fungal phase developments in blood pictures, the paper by Michael Coyle offers a fluent explanation – as well as some excellent images.

To watch a fairly drawn out – but eventually riveting – clip, showing
The Biological Transformation of a Rod Bacteria click on the highlighted words. The segment from approximately 1minute 7 seconds to 1 minute 40 seconds, shows a rod bacteria changing form in real time before your eyes.
On this same site there are video clips (lengthy – 40 minutes+) – of lectures by Dr Alan Cantwell.
A visit to his website offers numerous articles on these themes – including his theories and evidence of links to AIDS and cancer.

To visit a site that markets DVDs relating to the extraordinary man who first filmed the phenomenon, early in the 20th Century, click on the highlighted title: The Forgotten Story of Royal Raymond Rife.
A 10 minute documentary video on the work of Rife is also available.
If you’re interested in these topics note that the first European Rife Congress will be held in Munich Germany, June 28-29, 2008. For an English brochure go to the conference website.

Go to this site to see pleomorphism, and the technology involved in fliming it, and watch the videos put together by Grayfield Optical (particularly Symbiosis and Parasitism).
These makers of the Ergonom 500 microscope show living viruses (endbionts) in action, transforming into bacteria and fungal forms.

To understand something of the medical politics of the 20th century, and how many of the proponents of ideas that were counter to mainstream thought, were attacked and destroyed, go to a site that lists many articles on the work of Dr. Wilhelm Reich.

From a naturopathic perspective the work of Bechamp, and others listed above, points to a clear message:
The soil, the environment, the milieu (the physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops), determines the likelihood of health and disease…..not the participating microorganism.

Simplistically – blaming the stench of an overflowing rubbish pile on the accompanying bugs, flies etc (and spraying these with insect killing chemicals) is unlikely to restore fragrance. Clearing the garbage would have a greater effect!

Happy surfing………..

PS: For a more or less current UK view, discussing the topic, try to get hold of these papers:

Milton Wainwright, Abdullah Al Talih 2003 Is this the historical ‘cancer germ’?
Medical Hypotheses, Volume 60, Issue 2,Pages 290-292
A highly pleomorphic bacterium, isolated from a canine mammary tumour was found to share many characteristics with recently described cancer-related bacteria and with the Glover organism, a historically important ‘cancer germ’. We suggest that both the Glover organism, and possibly other cancer-related bacteria, are likely to be a strain of the highly pleomorphic bacterium, Bacillus licheniformis.

M. Wainwright 2000 Highly pleomorphic staphylococci as a cause of cancer
Medical Hypotheses, Volume 54, Issue 1, January 2000, Pages 91-94
An extensive historical literature exists suggesting that bacteria and other non-virus microorganisms cause cancer. Much of this literature stresses the likely involvement of highly pleomorphic bacteria in carcinogenesis. Pleomorphic bacteria exhibit a variety of morphological types, some of which are identical to other bacteria. In particular, bacteria that can express more than one morphology, including that normally associated with common species of Staphylococcus, have frequently been isolated from cancers. Not surprisingly, this has led to considerable confusion and ridicule. The literature linking highly pleomorphic bacteria with carcinogenesis is presented here in an attempt to add weight to the view that bacteria, notably those expressing the morphology of common species of staphylococci, cause cancer.