by Dan Eden
February 8, 2012
really beings of light?
I get lots of suggestions for stories, and I really appreciate them.
But some of them are too good to be true.
Dan Eden Examines
Some Amazing Claims
by Russian Scientists
An example of this was a story of a
giant human skeleton - maybe 40 feet tall - that was discovered by a
Russian archaeological team.
The story had photos and links
accompanying it and looked promising. But when the links were
researched they went in a circle. Each link used the other link as
Finally the elements of the photos turned up and we
recognized a good Photoshop job had fooled everyone.
I had this same experience this week when I was sent an article
where a Russian (again) scientist, Pjotr Garjajev, had
managed to intercept communication from a DNA molecule in the form
of ultraviolet photons - light!
What’s more, he claimed to have
captured this communication from one organism (a frog embryo) with a
laser beam and then transmitted it to another organisms DNA (a
salamander embryo), causing the latter embryo to develop into a
But this was just the beginning.
Dr. Garjajev claims that this communication is not something that
happens only inside the individual cells or between one cell and
another. He claims organisms use this “light” to “talk” to other
organisms and suggested that this could explain telepathy and ESP.
It was like human beings already had
their own wireless internet based on our DNA. Wow!
I tried to find a scientific journal that had this experiment. All I
could find were blogs and other websites that carried the same
story, word for word, without any references. That is until I
stumbled on the work of Fritz-Albert Popp [below].
everything I had just read seemed very plausible.
Fritz-Albert Popp thought he had
discovered a cure for cancer. I’m not convinced that he didn’t.
It was 1970, and Popp, a theoretical biophysicist at the University
of Marburg in Germany, had been teaching radiology - the interaction
of electromagnetic (EM) radiation on biological systems.
too early to worry about things
like cellphones and microwave towers
which are now commonly linked with cancers and leukemia. His world
was much smaller.
He’d been examining two almost identical molecules: benzo[a]pyrene,
a polycyclic hydrocarbon known to be one of the most lethal
carcinogens to humans, and its twin (save for a tiny alteration in
its molecular makeup), benzo[e]pyrene.
He had illuminated both molecules with
ultraviolet (UV) light in an attempt to find exactly what made these
two almost identical molecules so different.
Popp chose to work specifically with UV light because of the
experiments of a Russian biologist named Alexander Gurwitsch
who, while working with onions in 1923, discovered that roots could
stimulate a neighboring plant’s roots if the two adjacent plants
were in quartz glass pots but not if they were in silicon glass
The only difference being that the
silicon filtered UV wavelengths of light while the quartz did not.
Gurwitsch theorized that onion roots
could communicate with each other by ultraviolet light.
All vibrations of
energy are part of the electro-magnetic spectrum.
electrical energy, heat, sound, light, radio waves and radioactive
UV light is merely a
small portion of the spectrum of EM energy with a very short
What Popp discovered was that
benzo[a]pyrene (the cancer producing molecule) absorbed the UV
light, then re-emitted it at a completely different frequency - it
was a light “scrambler”.
The benzo[e]pyrene (harmless to humans),
allowed the UV light to pass through it unaltered.
Popp was puzzled by this difference, and continued to experiment
with UV light and other compounds. He performed his test on 37
different chemicals, some cancer-causing, some not. After a while,
he was able to predict which substances could cause cancer. In every
instance, the compounds that were carcinogenic took the UV light,
absorbed it and changed or scrambled the frequency.
There was another odd property of these compounds: each of the
carcinogens reacted only to light at a specific frequency - 380 nm (nanometres)
in the ultra-violet range. Popp kept wondering why a cancer-causing
substance would be a light scrambler.
He began reading the scientific
literature specifically about human biological reactions, and came
across information about a phenomenon called ‘photorepair’.
It is well known from biological laboratory experiments that if you
blast a cell with UV light so that 99 per cent of the cell,
including its DNA, is destroyed, you can almost entirely repair the
damage in a single day just by illuminating the cell with the same
wavelength at a much weaker intensity.
To this day, scientists don’t understand
this phenomenon, called photorepair, but no one has disputed it.
Popp also knew that patients with
xeroderma pigmentosum [above] eventually die of skin cancer because
their photorepair system can’t repair solar damage.
He was also struck by the fact that
photorepair works most efficiently at 380 nm - the same frequency
that the cancer-causing compounds react to and scramble.
This was where Popp made his logical leap. If the carcinogens only
react to this frequency, it must somehow be linked to photorepair.
If so, this would mean that there must be some kind of light in the
body responsible for photorepair. A compound must cause cancer
because it permanently blocks this light and scrambles it, so
photorepair can’t work anymore.
It seemed logical, but was it true?
Popp was freaked out by this.
He wrote about it in a paper and a
prestigious medical journal agreed to publish it.
Not long after that, Popp was approached by a student named Bernhard
Ruth, who asked Popp to supervise his work for his doctoral
dissertation. Popp told Ruth he was prepared to do so if the student
could show that light was emanating from the human body.
This meeting was fortuitous for Popp because Ruth happened to be an
excellent experimental physicist. Ruth thought the idea was
ridiculous, and immediately set to work building equipment to prove
Popp’s hypothesis wrong.
Within two years, Ruth had constructed a machine resembling a big
X-ray detector which used a photomultiplier to count light, photon
by photon. Even today, it is still one of the best pieces of
equipment in the field.
The machine had to be highly sensitive
because it had to measure what Popp assumed would be extremely weak
In an old documentary film taken in
the laboratory at the International Institute of Biophysics, Dr.
Popp opens a chamber about the size of a bread box.
He places a fresh cutting from a
plant and a wooden match in a plastic container inside the dark
chamber and closed the light proof door.
Immediately he switches
on the photomultiplyer and the image shows up on a computer
screen. The match stick is black while the green, glowing
silhouette of the leaves is clearly visible.
Dr. Popp exclaims,
“We now know, today, that man is
essentially a being of light.”
In 1976, they were ready for their first
test with cucumber seedlings.
The photomultiplier showed that
or light waves, of a surprisingly high intensity were being emitted
from the seedlings. In case the light had to do with an effect of
photosynthesis, they decided that their next test - with potatoes -
would be to grow the seedling plants in the dark.
This time, when the seedlings were
placed in the photomultiplier, they registered an even higher
intensity of light. What’s more, the photons in the living systems
they’d examined were more coherent than anything they’d ever seen.
Popp began thinking about light in nature. Light was present in
plants and was used during photosynthesis. When we eat plant foods,
he thought, it must be that we take up the photons and store them.
When we consume broccoli, for example, and digest it, it is
metabolized into carbon dioxide (CO2) and water, plus the
light stored from the sun and photosynthesis. We extract the CO2
and eliminate the water, but the light, an EM wave, must be stored.
When taken in by the body, the energy of these photons dissipates
and becomes distributed over the entire spectrum of EM frequencies,
from the lowest to the highest.
This energy is the driving force for all the molecules in our body.
Before any chemical reaction can occur, at least one electron must
be activated by a photon with a certain wavelength and enough
The biochemist and Nobel Prize winner Lehninger mentions in his
textbook that some reactions in the living cell happen quite a lot
faster than what corresponds to 37°C temperature.
The explanation seems to be that the
body purposely directs chemical reactions by means of
electromagnetic vibrations (biophotons).
(Light) control everything in the cell
Photons switch on the body’s processes like an orchestra conductor
bringing each individual instrument into the collective sound.
At different frequencies, they perform
different functions. Popp found that molecules in the cells
responded to certain frequencies, and that a range of vibrations
from the photons caused a variety of frequencies in other molecules
of the body.
This theory has been supported by Dr.
Veljko Veljkovic who now heads the Center for Multidisciplinary
Research and Engineering, Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca.
She dared to ask the question that has
forever puzzled cellular biologists:
What is it that enabled the
tens of thousands of different kinds of molecules in the organism to
recognize their specific targets?
Living processes depend on
selective interactions between particular molecules, and that is
true for basic metabolism to the subtlest nuances of emotion. It’s
like trying to find a friend in a very big very crowded ballroom in
The conventional picture of a cell even now is that of a bag of
molecules dissolved in water. And through bumping into one another
by chance - random collisions - those molecules that have
complementary shapes lock onto to each other so the appropriate
biochemical reactions can take place.
This ‘lock and key’ model has been
refined to a more flexible (and realistic) ‘induced fit’ hypothesis
that allows each molecule to change shape slightly to fit the other
better after they get in touch, but the main idea remains the same.
It is supposed to explain how enzymes can recognize their respective
substrates, how antibodies in the immune system can grab onto
specific foreign invaders and disarm them.
By extension, that’s how proteins can
‘dock’ with different partner proteins, or latch onto specific
nucleic acids to control gene expression, or assemble into ribosomes
for translating proteins, or other multi-molecular complexes that
modify the genetic messages in various ways. But with thousands - or
even hundreds of thousands of reactions happening each second in
just one cell this seems pushing the “mechanical” concept a bit too
What has been proposed is that somehow each molecule sends out a
unique electromagnetic field that can “sense” the field of the
complimentary molecule. It’s as if there is a “dance” in the
cellular medium and the molecules move to the rhythm.
The music is supplied by the biophoton.
“Veljkovic and Cosic proposed that
molecular interactions are electrical in nature, and they take
place over distances that are large compared with the size of
Cosic later introduced the idea of
dynamic electromagnetic field interactions, that molecules
recognize their particular targets and vice versa by
In other words, the molecules send
out specific frequencies of electromagnetic waves which not only
enable them to ‘see’ and ‘hear’ each other, as both
phonon modes exist for electromagnetic waves, but also to
influence each other at a distance and become ineluctably drawn
to each other if vibrating out of phase (in a complementary
The Real Bioinformatics
Revolution: Proteins and Nucleic Acids Singing to One Another
“There are about 100,000 chemical
reactions happening in every cell each second. The chemical
reaction can only happen if the molecule which is reacting is
excited by a photon… Once the photon has excited a reaction it
returns to the field and is available for more reactions… We are
swimming in an ocean of light.”
These ‘biophoton emission’, as Popp
called them, provided an ideal communication system for the transfer
of information to many cells across the organism.
But the single
most important question remained: where was the light coming from?
A particularly gifted student talked him into another experiment. It
is known that when ethidium bromide is applied to samples of DNA, it
insinuates itself in between the base pairs of the double helix,
causing DNA to unwind.
The student suggested that, after
applying the chemical, they measure the light coming from the
sample. Popp found that the greater the concentration of ethidium,
the more the DNA unraveled, but also the stronger the intensity of
light. Conversely, the less he used, the less light was emitted.
He also found that DNA could send out a wide range of frequencies,
some of which seemed to be linked to certain functions. If DNA
stored this light, it would naturally emit more light on being
These and other studies proved to Popp that one of the most
essential sources of light and biophoton emissions was DNA. DNA was
like the master tuning fork of the body.
It would strike a particular frequency
and certain molecules would follow. It was also possible, he
realized, that he had stumbled upon the missing link in current DNA
theory that could account for perhaps the greatest miracle of all in
human biology - how a single cell can turn into a fully formed human
“talk” to each other
When you get a cut or scratch on your skin, the cells that are
injured somehow signal the surrounding healthy cells to begin
reproducing copies of themselves to fill in and mend the opening.
When the skin is back to normal, a
signal is sent to the cells to tell them to stop reproducing.
Scientists have wondered exactly how this works.
With biophoton emissions, Popp believed
he had an answer to this question.
This phenomenon of coordination and
communication could only occur in a holistic system with one central
orchestrator. Popp showed in his experiments that these weak light
emissions were sufficient to orchestrate the body’s repairs. The
emissions had to be low intensity because these communications took
place on a very small, intracellular, quantum level.
Higher intensities would have an effect
only in the world of the large and would create too much “noise” to
The number of photons emitted seemed to be linked to the organism’s
position on the evolutionary scale - the more complex the organism,
the fewer photons were emitted.
Rudimentary animals and plants
tended to emit 100 photons/cm2/sec at a wavelength of 200-800 nm,
corresponding to a very-high-frequency EM wave well within the
visible range, whereas humans emit only 10 photons/cm2/sec at the
In one series of studies, Popp had one of his assistants - a
27-year-old healthy young woman - sit in the room every day for nine
months while he took photon readings of a small area of her hand and
Popp then analyzed the data and
discovered, to his surprise, that the light emissions followed
certain set patterns - biological rhythms at 7, 14, 32, 80 and 270
days - and similarities were also noted by day or night, by week and
by month, as though
the body were following the world’s biorhythms
as well as its own.
Cancer is a
loss of coherent light
So far, Popp had studied only healthy individuals and found an
exquisite coherence at the quantum level. But what kind of light is
present in those who are ill?
Popp tried out his machine on a series of cancer patients. In every
instance, these patients had lost those natural periodic rhythms as
well as their coherence. The lines of internal communication were
scrambled. They had lost their connection with the world. In effect,
their light was going out.
Just the opposite is seen with multiple sclerosis : MS is a state of
too much order.
Patients with this disease are taking in too much
light, thereby inhibiting their cells’ ability to do their job. Too
much cooperative harmony prevented flexibility and individuality -
like too many soldiers marching in step as they cross a bridge,
causing it to collapse.
Perfect coherence is an optimal state
between chaos and order. With too much cooperation, it is as though
individual members of the orchestra are no longer able to improvise.
In effect, MS patients are drowning in light.
Popp also examined the effects of stress. In a stressed state, the
rate of biophoton emissions goes up - a defence mechanism designed
to restore the patient’s equilibrium.
Popp now recognized that what he’d been experimenting with was even
more than a cure for cancer or Gestaltbildung. Here was a model
which provided a better explanation than the current neo-Darwinist
theory for how all living things evolve on the planet.
Rather than a system of fortunate but
ultimately random error, if DNA uses frequencies of every variety as
an information tool, this suggests instead a feedback system of
perfect communication through waves that encode and transfer
means coherent light
Popp came to realize that light in the body might even hold the key
to health and illness.
In one experiment, he compared the light
from free-range hens’ eggs with that from penned-in, caged hens. The
photons in the former were far more coherent than those in the
Popp went on to use biophoton emissions as a tool for measuring the
quality of food.
The healthiest food had the lowest and most
coherent intensity of light. Any disturbance in the system increased
the production of photons. Health was a state of perfect subatomic
communication, and ill health was a state of communication
breakdown. We are ill when our waves are out of synch.
Bio Photon emission detection is currently used commercially in the
food industry. Agricultural science is looking at Bio-photon
emissions to determine plant health for the purposes of food quality
control. Biophotonen is a company working for development and
practical applications of biophotonics. The work is based on a
variety of patents.
“Biophotonen” solves practical problems
of food industry, environmental industry, cosmetics, etc.
Off-shoots of Dr. Popp’s discovery
In the 1970s Dr. Veljko Veljkovic,
who now heads the Center for Multidisciplinary Research and
Engineering, Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca, also
discovered a method for predicting which of the hundreds of new
chemicals made by the rapidly expanding chemical industry were
carcinogenic, by calculating certain electronic, biophotonic
properties of the molecules.
This method was soon found equally
applicable to predicting organic chemicals that were mutagenic,
or toxic, and even those that were antibiotic, or cytostatic
Veljkovic’s institute in Belgrade
has since teamed up with other European laboratories to apply
the same method to drug discovery, especially against AIDS
Biophoton therapy is the
application of light to particular areas of the skin for healing
The light, or photons, that are
emitted by these units are absorbed by the skin’s photoreceptors
and then travel through the body’s nervous system to the brain,
where they help regulate what is referred to as our human
By stimulating certain areas of the
body with specific quantities of light, biophoton therapy can
help reduce pain as well as aid in various healing processes
throughout the body.
The theory behind biophoton therapy
is based on the work of Dr. Franz Morell and has been expanded
by the work of Doctors L.C. Vincent and F.A. Popp, who theorized
that light can affect the electromagnetic oscillation, or waves
of the body and regulate enzyme activity.
It took some 25 years for Popp to gather
converts from among the scientific community.
Slowly, a few select scientists around
the globe began to consider that the body’s communication system
might be a complex network of resonance and frequency.
Eventually, they would form the
International Institute of Biophysics, composed of 15 groups of
scientists from international centers around the world.
Popp and his new colleagues went on to study the light emissions
from several organisms of the same species, first in an experiment
with a type of water flea of the genus Daphnia. What they found was
nothing short of astonishing. Tests with a photomultiplier showed
that the water fleas were sucking up the light emitted from each
Popp tried the same experiment on small fish
and got the same
According to his photomultiplier,
sunflowers were like biological vacuum cleaners, moving in the
direction of the most solar photons to hoover them up. Even bacteria
swallowed photons from the media they were put in.
Thus, it dawned on Popp that these emissions had a purpose outside
of the body.
Wave resonance wasn’t only being used to
communicate inside the body, but between living things as well. Two
healthy beings engaged in ‘photon sucking’, as he called it, by
Popp realized that this exchange might
unlock the secret of some of the animal kingdom’s most persistent
how schools of fish or flocks of birds create perfect
and instantaneous coordination.
Many experiments on the homing ability
of animals demonstrate that it has nothing to do with following
habitual trails, scents or even the EM fields of the earth, but
rather some form of silent communication that acts like an invisible
rubber band, even when the animals are separated by miles of
For humans, there was another possibility.
If we could take in the photons of other
living things, we might also be able to use the information from
them to correct our own light if it went awry.
Death Transmission via the Paranormal
Some extremely interesting
experiments were performed by V.P. Kaznacheyev et al regarding
the paranormal transmission of death by light inter-organism
Briefly, two groups of cells were
selected from the same cell culture and one sample placed on
each side of a window joining two environmentally shielded
The cell cultures were in quartz
One cell culture was used as the initiation sample
and was subjected to a deadly mechanism - virus, germ, chemical
poison, irradiation, ultraviolet rays, etc.
The second cell
culture was observed, to ascertain any transmitted effects from
the culture sample being killed.
When the window was made of ordinary glass, the second sample
remained alive and healthy. When the window was made of quartz,
the second sample sickened and died with the same symptoms as
the primary sample.
The experiments were done in darkness, and over 5,000 were
reported by Kaznacheyev and his colleagues. The onset of induced
complementary sickness and death in the second culture followed
a reasonable time - say two to four hours - behind sickness and
death in the primary culture.
The major transmission difference between window glass and
quartz is that quartz transmits both ultraviolet and
infrared well, while glass is relatively opaque to ultraviolet and
infrared. Both quartz and glass transmit visible light. Thus
glass is a suppressor of the paranormal channel, while quartz is
In 1950, Western researchers found that cells could be killed in
darkness with ultraviolet radiation, kept shielded from visible
light for twenty-four hours or longer, and then if radiated with
visible light the cells would start reviving by hundreds of
thousands even though they had been clinically dead.
Specifically, every cell emits mitogenetic radiation in the
ultraviolet range twice: when it is born and when it dies. The
UV photon emitted at death contains the exact virtual state
pattern of the condition of the cell at death.
The healthy cells are bombarded with
death messages from those that are dying, and this diffuses the
death pattern throughout the healthy culture, eventually
kindling into the same death pattern there.
[V.P. Kaznacheyev et al,
"Distant Intercellular Interactions in a System of Two Tissue
Cultures," Psychoenergetic Systems, Vol. 1, No. 3, March 1976,
Popp had begun experimenting with such
If cancer-causing chemicals could
alter the body’s biophoton emissions, then it might be that
other substances could reintroduce better communication.
Popp wondered whether certain plant
extracts could change the character of the biophoton emissions
from cancer cells to make them communicate again with the rest
of the body.
He began experimenting with a number of non-toxic
substances purported to be successful in treating cancer. In all
but one instance, these substances only increased the photons
from tumor cells, making them even more deadly to the body.
The single success story was mistletoe, which appeared to help
the body to ‘resocialise’ the photon emissions of tumor cells
back to normal.
In one of numerous cases, Popp came
across a woman in her thirties who had breast and vaginal
cancer. Popp found a mistletoe remedy that created coherence in
her cancer tissue samples. With the agreement of her doctor, the
woman stopped any treatment other than the mistletoe extract
and, after a year, all her laboratory tests were virtually back
To Popp, homoeopathy was another example of photon sucking. He
had begun to think of it as a ‘resonance absorber’.
Homoeopathy rests upon the notion that like is treated with like.
A plant extract that at full
strength can cause hives in the body is used in an extremely
diluted form to get rid of it.
If a rogue frequency in the body
can produce certain symptoms, it follows that a high dilution of
a substance which can produce the same symptoms would also carry
that frequency. Like a resonating tuning fork, a suitable
homoeopathic solution might attract and then absorb the abnormal
oscillations, allowing the body to return to normal health.
Popp thought that electro-magnetic molecular signaling might
even explain acupuncture. According to Traditional Chinese
Medicine, the human body has a system of meridians, running deep
in the tissues, through which flows an invisible energy the
ch’i, or the life force.
The ch’i supposedly enters the body
through these acupuncture points and flows to deeper organ
structures (which do not correspond to those in Western
biology), providing energy (or the life force). Illness occurs
when this energy is blocked at any point along the pathways.
According to Popp, the meridian system transmits specific energy
waves to specific zones of the body.
Research has shown that many of the acupuncture points have a
dramatically reduced electrical resistance compared with the
surrounding skin (10 kilo-ohms and 3 mega-ohms, respectively).
Orthopedic surgeon Dr Robert
Becker, who has done a great deal of research on EM fields in
the body, designed a special electrode recording device that
rolls along the body like a pizza cutter.
His many studies have shown
electrical charges on every one of the people tested
corresponding to the Chinese meridian points.
[Extracted from The Field:
The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, by Lynne
Light in human
I mention this latest work for those who may wish to explore the
boundaries of photon research and theory.
In a ground-breaking paper with the
lengthy title of “Orchestrated Objective Reduction of Quantum
Coherence in Brain Microtubules: The ‘Orch OR’ Model for
Consciousness” by Stuart Hameroff and Roger Penrose, the brain is
described as a quantum computer whose main architecture are the cytoskeletal microtubules and other structures within each of the
If you examine a neuron, you will see that there are many hollow
tubes surrounding the axon. These microtubules have been thought of
as a kind of scaffold to support the nerve fiber.
But they are now
getting a second look as the possible architecture of our
The particular characteristics of microtubules that make them
suitable for quantum effects include their,
hollow inner core
organization of cell function
capacity for information processing
According to the researchers, their size
appears perfectly designed to transmit photons in the UV range.
Schematic of central
region of neuron (distal axon and dendrites not shown),
arrayed microtubules interconnected by MAPs.
Microtubules in axons
are lengthy and continuous,
whereas in dendrites
they are interrupted and of mixed polarity.
connect microtubules to membrane proteins
on dendritic spines.
“Traditionally viewed as the cell’s ‘bone-like’ scaffolding,
microtubules and other cytoskeletal structures now appear to
fill communicative and information processing roles.
models suggest how conformational states of tubulins within
microtubule lattices can interact with neighboring tubulins to
represent, propagate and process information as in
molecular-level ‘cellular automata’ computing systems.”
- Hameroff and Watt, 1982;
Rasmussen et al, 1990; Hameroff et al, 1992
In their paper, Hameroff and Penrose
present a model linking microtubules to consciousness using quantum
In their model, quantum coherence
emerges, and is isolated in brain microtubules until a threshold
related to quantum gravity is reached. The resultant self-collapse
creates an instantaneous “now” event.
Sequences of such events
create a flow of time, and consciousness.
Don’t worry if you can’t understand this. It’s heavy reading but it
does show that the existence of internal photons - inner light - is
very real and is the basis of virtually all human cellular and
Could the Russian scientists really have changed a salamander embryo
into a frog with lasers?
I prefer to wait until the actual
details of the experiment are published and reviewed - but I am much
less apt to dismiss this as fiction now that I know about our inner