by: Bird, Christopher

Christopher Bird, a scientific author and researcher, is co-author of the international best-selling The Secret Life of Plants and Secrets of the Soil. His latest book, The Persecution and Trial of Gaston Naessens is the true story of the discovery of 714X, an alternative treatment for cancer, AIDS and other immunologically-based diseases by Gaston Naessens, a Canadian biologist. 714X is currently available as an experimental drug to terminal cancer and AIDS patients through the federal government, Department of Health and Welfare.


I would like to describe some of the background events which led to my meeting with Gaston Naessens, discoverer of the 714X treatment for cancer. In 1969, my co-author and I were invited to write the story of the late Dr. Wilhelm Reich, psychiatrist and biophysicist. In addition to his other talents, Reich was adept at examining the blood with an unusual set of lenses. He had found certain extraordinary microbial forms in the blood which were pleomorphic or 'form changing'. They were present in the blood of healthy people; however, in the blood of people who had degenerative diseases, including cancer, they turned into a completely different form. The person who probably knows as much as anyone about Reichian biology is one of your compatriots, a doctor living in Montreal by the name of Bernhard Grad and he can be contacted by phone.


We were going to write a whole biography on Reich, but we got sidetracked and wrote a book called "The Secret Life of Plants". The book began with an extraordinary man called Cleve Backster who is celebrated now because he is a lie detector expert. He hooked up a lie detector to a plant and from the read-out, he could see that plants can respond to human thought and intent. Another man described in the book, Jagadis Chandra Bose, found during a lifetime of research, that plants can respond in many of the same ways as higher animals and humans, indicating that they have (as the botanists deny) a nervous system. He also discovered that metals, inert substances, behaved very much as if they had some kind of consciousness. Both of these men wrote ten books that you can get in the library, and they are some of the most amazing reading that you will ever do. The Encyclopaedia Britannica states that Bose's concepts were so far ahead of his time that nobody understood him. Another scientist in our book was C. Louis Kervran. He believed that the bodies of animals, humans and other organisms were capable of transmuting elements. Another scientist, by the name of Kaznatcheiv, a Russian, did incredible work proving that bodily cells can communicate with each other. In other words, they have an intelligence and a means of communication which takes place on the ultra-violet band of the spectrum. These experiments which were performed way back in the 1970's and reported in our book for the first time have not yet been repeated because standard science has shown no interest in addressing this subject. There are many other exciting books related to this subject, and one is called The Body Electric by Robert Becker, M.D. This contains some of the most revolutionary findings of the last quarter century, that the body has not one, but two nervous systems. One behaves like a digital computer, and the other behaves like an analogue computer. The Secret Life of Plants came out in 1973 and we recently wrote a sequel to it called Secrets of the Soil which contains solutions to the current problems of the earth. Secrets of the Soil is founded on the idea that the soils of the earth are becoming nearly irrevocably poisoned. The soil is the base of the pyramid of life upon which plants, animals, and finally humans, who consume both, are built layer by layer.


While writing these two books, we discovered an extraordinary American microscopist named Royal Raymond Rife. Rife had invented a microscope way back in the 1920's that could show many of the pleomorphic forms. The main point is, when I started looking for the Rife microscope, it was nowhere to be found. It had been written up in an article called The New Microscopes, in both the Smithsonian Institution Journal, Washington D.C., and in the Journal of the famous Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, in 1944. Two thirds of that article was devoted to Rife's Universal Microscope which was capable of looking at living things, and one third was devoted to the electron microscope capable of looking only at dead material. The first one disappeared. The latter is in every laboratory in the world. What does that say philosophically about how science is approaching life? I wrote an article called What Has Become of the Rife Microscope? and a young friend of mine, Barry Lynes, went on to write a book about Rife called The Cancer Cure That Worked.


By chance, I met Eva Reich, M.D., Reich's daughter, in 1979, and she told me to investigate another microscopist in a small village, Mount Forest, in Quebec. So I went there and met Gaston Naessens. When he was only in his twenties, Gaston built a microscope by himself that was equal to the one developed and lost by Royal Rife. From the point of view of magnification and resolution it's still the leader in the world in its field forty years after its invention. With his microscope, Gaston discovered a particle he called a somatid (tiny body), present in all biological liquids, and particularly in the blood. It also exists in the sap of plants. That somatid that exists in us all in the millions, perhaps billions, has been proved to be indestructible. Subjected to temperatures of 200oC and more it survives. It has been put inside atomic reactors and subjected to 50,000 rems of radiation, enough to kill any living thing, and still it survives.

Gaston was able to trace the polymorphic cycle of this somatid. Many scientists over the last 70 years have documented parts of the chain in that cycle. Naessens showed that there were three forms that exist in the body of every healthy person. The first is the ultra-microscopic subcellular living and reproducing entity he called the somatid. The second is a tiny spore that comes from this somatid. And the third is the double spore. In the course of this cycle, a trephone is produced, a hormone necessary for cellular division. Without it life does not exist. In healthy individuals, the evolution of this cycle ceases at the level of the double spore because of the presence of trephone inhibitors (mineral substances like copper, mercury and lead, etc.) in the blood. When these inhibitors are reduced by stress or because of any other humoural disorder, the somatid cycle continues through thirteen more successive growth stages to make up a total of sixteen separate forms, each evolving into the next. Bacterial forms will appear in the plasma. These forms have been studied extensively, especially by German researchers. We then observe the appearance of the myco-bacterial forms, then the yeast-like forms which evolve, proliferate, and ultimately burst and release a whole new batch of somatids. With the completion of this cycle, we see the liberation of an enormous quantity of new particles each capable of reinitiating a complete cycle. All of these forms have been revealed clearly and in detail by motion pictures and by stop-frame still photography. All degenerative diseases are a consequence of these disorders and all these forms are usually found in the blood of patients with cancer and other degenerative diseases. Therefore observations of the blood allow us to establish an early diagnosis because they can be obtained before the disease has actually localized.

If your immune system is deficient, these cells may accumulate and develop until they form a critical mass. In the first phase, the initiation phase, we have a decrease of inhibitors, an increase of trephones, the first malignant cells appear, and they implant themselves and finally form a new entity. When a tumour develops to a certain size, it will produce a substance we call cocarciogenic factor (CKF), and this substance paralyzes the immune system while the mass withdraws the nitrogen that it needs to develop. Your immune system will not be able to attack the tumour, and that is the major problem with cancer. From this moment the new entity can progressively invade its host.


The understanding of this process makes it possible to propose a therapy leading to the suppression of CKF, the substance which paralyzes the immune system. Naessens developed a camphor derivative, a natural product, which he called 714X. It inhibits the formation of the CKF substance because it carries to the tumour all the nitrogen which it needs, suppressing the secretion which would paralyze the immune system. It does not by itself destroy malignant cells. It permits the immune system to do its work.

Q: How can you get this treatment and is the cost very expensive?

A: The treatment in Canada is available for advanced cases of cancer and AIDS only through doctors. They can apply to Ottawa, Department of Health and Welfare for permission to use it. Otherwise, you have to leave the country and go either to Europe or to Mexico for treatment. If you go to Mexico, you are taught how to do it yourself and you can bring the medication back with you and treat yourself. This is the most economical way of doing it. It is of course important to correct the dietary problems and change the life-style in order to avoid future problems.

714-X treatment can be obtained at the Bio-Med Center (The Hoxsey Clinic) in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. It is being used experimentally on patients at the Atkins Clinic for Complementary Medicine in New York City, and some doctors are using 714X in private practice. Any doctor wishing to use 714X can send a prescription by fax to the Center for Experimental Biological Research, 5260 Rue Fontaine, Rock Forest, Quebec, Canada J1N3B6. 714X is presently being made available in pharmacies and to doctors in several European countries.

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The story of Gaston Naessens and the somatid cycle is described in Christopher Bird's new book, The Persecution and Trial of Gaston Naessens. A scientific description of 714X and the somatide cycle by Gaston Naessens is included as Appendix B in Christopher Bird's book and it is also available in a separate eight page booklet. He also wrote a charming book called The Secret Life of Plants.

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