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5g is being rolled out across the country, despite growing evidence that it is disruptive to our health, our safety, and the environment. The Invisible Rainbow is the groundbreaking story of electricity as it's never been told before--exposing its very real impact on the biosphere and human health. 100,000 copies sold! Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal 5g is being rolled out across the country, despite growing evidence that it is disruptive to our health, our safety, and the environment. The Invisible Rainbow is the groundbreaking story of electricity as it's never been told before--exposing its very real impact on the biosphere and human health. 100,000 copies sold! Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal belief that electricity is 'safe' for humanity and the planet. Scientist and journalist Arthur Firstenberg disrupts this conviction by telling the story of electricity in a way it has never been told before--from an environmental point of view--by detailing the effects that this fundamental societal building block has had on our health and our planet. In The Invisible Rainbow, Firstenberg traces the history of electricity from the early eighteenth century to the present, making a compelling case that many environmental problems, as well as the major diseases of industrialized civilization--heart disease, diabetes, and cancer--are related to electrical pollution. Few individuals today are able to grasp the entirety of a scientific subject and present it in a highly engaging manner . . . Firstenberg has done just that with one of the most pressing but neglected problems of our technological age.--BRADLEY JOHNSON, MD, Amen Clinic, San Francisco [A] masterpiece.--Celia Farber, investigative journalist This seminal book...will transform your understanding ...of the environmental and health effects of electricity and radio frequencies--Paradigm Explorer


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5g is being rolled out across the country, despite growing evidence that it is disruptive to our health, our safety, and the environment. The Invisible Rainbow is the groundbreaking story of electricity as it's never been told before--exposing its very real impact on the biosphere and human health. 100,000 copies sold! Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal 5g is being rolled out across the country, despite growing evidence that it is disruptive to our health, our safety, and the environment. The Invisible Rainbow is the groundbreaking story of electricity as it's never been told before--exposing its very real impact on the biosphere and human health. 100,000 copies sold! Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal belief that electricity is 'safe' for humanity and the planet. Scientist and journalist Arthur Firstenberg disrupts this conviction by telling the story of electricity in a way it has never been told before--from an environmental point of view--by detailing the effects that this fundamental societal building block has had on our health and our planet. In The Invisible Rainbow, Firstenberg traces the history of electricity from the early eighteenth century to the present, making a compelling case that many environmental problems, as well as the major diseases of industrialized civilization--heart disease, diabetes, and cancer--are related to electrical pollution. Few individuals today are able to grasp the entirety of a scientific subject and present it in a highly engaging manner . . . Firstenberg has done just that with one of the most pressing but neglected problems of our technological age.--BRADLEY JOHNSON, MD, Amen Clinic, San Francisco [A] masterpiece.--Celia Farber, investigative journalist This seminal book...will transform your understanding ...of the environmental and health effects of electricity and radio frequencies--Paradigm Explorer

30 review for The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life

  1. 4 out of 5

    Randy

    In TV’s “Better Call Saul” one of the main plot devices is Chuck McGill’s electrical sensitivity. It is so severe that he turns off power to his house and sits in the dark with a reflective blanket wrapped around his shoulders. His illness is so debilitating he is unable to leave the house. When he does there are serious repercussions to his health; to his ability to function. One wonders, watching this show, if electrical sensitivity can be so severe. According to author, researcher and medical In TV’s “Better Call Saul” one of the main plot devices is Chuck McGill’s electrical sensitivity. It is so severe that he turns off power to his house and sits in the dark with a reflective blanket wrapped around his shoulders. His illness is so debilitating he is unable to leave the house. When he does there are serious repercussions to his health; to his ability to function. One wonders, watching this show, if electrical sensitivity can be so severe. According to author, researcher and medical doctor Arthur Firstenberg, the problem is even worse. This he documents in excruciating detail in The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life—the most interesting book I’ve ever read. We have lived with electricity for our entire lives. We take it for granted. It is all around us. We don’t think about it or question it. Occasionally there is controversy. For example, people who live under main power transmission lines claiming the lines cause cancer. We do notice that when we drive under them in a car with the radio on static blares indicating some kind of electrical interference. But it goes away the farther we get from the power lines and we keep driving. We love our microwaves and cell phones and although some people allege they cause health issues, we ignore them. Electricity is ubiquitous and necessary for life as we know it. It seems there might be a price to pay in addition to our monthly power and cell phone bill. Could it be that electricity and all of its manifestations (telegraph, radio, radar, TV, telephone, cell phone, appliances, etc) can be the proximate cause for the world’s health problems since the middle of the nineteenth century when the Leyden jar was invented? This is the case that Firstenberg slowly builds with voluminous references and studies. Could the mass introduction of new electrical devices cause pandemics? There will be massive pushback on this book as the implications are mind boggling and very timely as the world is going to be littered with 5G antennas and the globe circled with thousands and thousands of satellites owned by companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook as we are pushed toward an “internet of things.” Firstenberg slowly and carefully connects the dots. Our earth and atmosphere are an electrical system. Our bodies are also bio-electric and at our best when our brains are tuned into the frequencies of the earth known as the Schumann Wave. Electricity and its historical offspring (telegraph, radio, radar, HARP, cell) interfere with the frequencies and cause imbalance resulting in all manner of health issues. What can be done? Sadly, not much except to stop “progress.” But if progress is killing us by making a huge percentage of population ill, is it worth it? The 5G controversy is illustrative of the problem. For most of us non scientists these concepts are hard to grasp. Here’s something that jumped out to me: claims are made that cell signals have killed or discouraged many forms of insect life and birds. Scientists can demonstrate that birds, for example, left locations where 3G and 4G antennas have been installed. People my age can recall that driving at night almost any time resulted in a multitude of bug splatters on the car windshield. When was the last time your windshield was covered with insect guts? I can’t recall and hadn’t even thought about it until I read a reference to in this book. No safety studies have been done. Humans are the test tubes. Is it that far out to opine that 5G and the Wuhan virus pandemic are connected? If you study a map that shows 5G concentrations you can see there is a correlation with the areas hardest hit with deaths by Covid. But suggestions that 5G is involved with be met with charges of “conspiracy theory.” Making money, after all, is the most important thing we do. Money trumps health concerns. Dr. Firstenberg deserves high praise for what he describes as his life’s work. As an electrical sensitive himself he was motivated and had the talent set to get to the bottom of the problem. The research based on the bibliography is voluminous and impressive. It’s hard for a short review to do justice so I only encourage anyone reading this to take a look. Do you have some mysterious undiagnosed chronic ailment? Maybe you are a Chuck McGill.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mark Berger

    Amazing book thoroughly researched and clearly written with voluminous footnotes and references. This book will blow your socks off. What if heart disease, diabetes, anxiety disorders, and obesity were all caused by electricity and the resulting EMFs? What if all viral pandemics of the last 150 years (including COVID19) were all caused by increased electromagnetic energies bathing us right now? If these questions interest you, then read this book to get the full explanation and history of electrici Amazing book thoroughly researched and clearly written with voluminous footnotes and references. This book will blow your socks off. What if heart disease, diabetes, anxiety disorders, and obesity were all caused by electricity and the resulting EMFs? What if all viral pandemics of the last 150 years (including COVID19) were all caused by increased electromagnetic energies bathing us right now? If these questions interest you, then read this book to get the full explanation and history of electricity's effects on human health over the last two and a half centuries.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jessica O'Toole

    Stunning. Terrifying. I can't be the only one contemplating how to incorporate a Faraday cage into daily life after reading this. Review to come when I can sleep at night again. Stunning. Terrifying. I can't be the only one contemplating how to incorporate a Faraday cage into daily life after reading this. Review to come when I can sleep at night again.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Stacey D Levitt

    This is an amazing book The citations alone will blow your mind. So much important information. Should be required reading of every government official. I noticed the declines of certain insects and animals. It's not necessarily climate change. But we all need to wake up and change this picture, or one day there will be no life left on this earth This is an amazing book The citations alone will blow your mind. So much important information. Should be required reading of every government official. I noticed the declines of certain insects and animals. It's not necessarily climate change. But we all need to wake up and change this picture, or one day there will be no life left on this earth

  5. 4 out of 5

    Gav Anthony

    Amr has the C0vid grasses hotline on speed dial the scumbag. Get a grip and educate yourself. You're not a man or a woman if you submit your rights to the state because of a lie. You're an ignorant uninformed blank human. Amr has the C0vid grasses hotline on speed dial the scumbag. Get a grip and educate yourself. You're not a man or a woman if you submit your rights to the state because of a lie. You're an ignorant uninformed blank human.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Levent Akgerman

    First of all, I’ve got to admit that I was a little sceptical about electromagnetic frequency and its effects on human health. Evenmore, I was not aware of the effect of radiowaves that were remitted from Marconi’s towers on Isle of Wight that may have caused hemorraging disease that led to Victoria’s death. The disease of electrical hypersensitivity on humans was examined with in-depth research and effects on psychoanalysis (especially that of anxiety that refuted Freud’s findings), reports of First of all, I’ve got to admit that I was a little sceptical about electromagnetic frequency and its effects on human health. Evenmore, I was not aware of the effect of radiowaves that were remitted from Marconi’s towers on Isle of Wight that may have caused hemorraging disease that led to Victoria’s death. The disease of electrical hypersensitivity on humans was examined with in-depth research and effects on psychoanalysis (especially that of anxiety that refuted Freud’s findings), reports of symptoms like headaches, neausea, chest pain, insomnia, rashes, exema, skin dermititis, heart palpitations, fatigue, infertility and dizziness. The author claims that In fact, anxiety disorder afflicting 1/6 of humanity, did not exist before the 1860’s when telegraph wires first encircled the world. No hint of it appears in the medical literature before 1866. Influenza, in its current form, was invented in 1889, along with alternating current. Prior to the 1860’s, diabetes was so rare that few doctors saw more than a couple cases in their lifetime. Cancer was also exceedingly rare. Even tobacco smoking did not cause lung cancer. Our nerves are not eloborate messenger service to deliver chemicals to muscles. They could be intoxified by chemicals. As network of fine transmission wires, it can easily be damaged or unbalanced by unfamiliar electric load. This has effects on both mind and body that we know today as anxiety disorder. In 2001, it was confirmed by scientists that flu pandemics have been most likely to occur during peaks of solar magnetic activity, that is at the height of each 11 year sun cycle. Edgar Hope-Simpson’s book states Essential known facts do not support a mode of transmission by direct human-to-human contact. Richard Shope and later Hope-Simpson proposed that flu is not in fact spread from person to person, or pig to pig, in the normal way, but that it instead remains latent in human or swine carriers, who are scattered in large numbers through-out their communities until the virus is reactivated by an environmental trigger of some sort. Hope-Simpson further proposed that the trigger is connected to seasonal variations in solar radiation and that may be electromagnetic in nature as good many of his predecessors during the previous 2 centuries suggested. Acidification of soils in forests that led to dying trees in places where no environmental pollution has been observed is also striking. Pumping Pesticide on bees was no solution for certain diseases that were thought to create colony collapse disorder. Lest, it was EMF that caused the disappearance of bees, illness and death of house sparrows and many more species. Acupuncture methods were put under scope along with other methods of electrotherapy that was applied for relief of symptoms dated back to as early as 1793. Making deaf hear certain pulses was actually possible with experiments. Seeing and tasting electricity is also possible.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Randall Snyder

    The fundamental fluid of existence is electromagnetic. Everything is the product of and subject to electromagnetism, without exception. Arthur Firstenberg has done a good job of presenting a gathering of facts that will likely compel any reader that the missing information about the effects of #electrosmog is even more important to understand than at any time in recorded human history. The powers that shouldn't be are the controllers of the narrative. It's obvious that discussions related to EMF The fundamental fluid of existence is electromagnetic. Everything is the product of and subject to electromagnetism, without exception. Arthur Firstenberg has done a good job of presenting a gathering of facts that will likely compel any reader that the missing information about the effects of #electrosmog is even more important to understand than at any time in recorded human history. The powers that shouldn't be are the controllers of the narrative. It's obvious that discussions related to EMF influences are being stymied by those powers and the laws in place to protect their agenda. Read this book and be alarmed. It's perfectly ok to know when your life and the life of this planet are under direct and immediate threat from a toxic unnatural source, in this case man himself. If this kind of insight stimulates more interest please allow me to introduce you to: Royal Rife, Georges Lakhovsky, Elmer Nemes, Nikola Tesla, Steven A. Ross “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ― Nikola Tesla There are three people in the early and mid twentieth century whose experimental results can and most certainly should revolutionize medicine again. Dr. Royal Raymond Rife developed the Universal Microscope and used it to visually observe the results as he applied a resonant frequency to "devitalize" 60 diseases, including cancer.     Here's an excellent resource to learn more about Dr. Rife - http://www.lesscomplicated.net/health...  This link will take you to an excellent resource on Dr. Rife and his achievements - www.rife.org Dr. Elmer Nemes created the world's most powerful optical microscope in the 1950's and was able to photograph the structure of atoms.  The implication of this achievement speaks for itself.  You will be delighted and amazed with the images you can see here: http://www.lesscomplicated.net/health...     The last gentleman I'm referring to is  is Georges Lakhovsky.  An excellent introduction to Lakhovsky's approach and a comparison to Rife's is made on Stephen A. Ross's blog here:  http://www.lesscomplicated.net/health...   Knowledge is power and we need all the power we can get in these trying times. We must question everything we've been told and look for the missing information that is necessary to make informed decisions about our very existence. 😀

  8. 4 out of 5

    Osiris Walstra

    Undoubtedly the most important book of our times.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sosen

    Mindblowing, heartbreaking, and terrifying. Everyone should read this. My only criticism of this book is Firstenberg's neglect of the health benefits of electricity, such as SIS electrotherapy, an antibacterial / antiviral treatment which uses a low-intensity direct current (LIDC). I keep coming across other beneficial uses of electricity. My brother says his life was changed by the TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) treatment he received several years ago, and although I once suspected it h Mindblowing, heartbreaking, and terrifying. Everyone should read this. My only criticism of this book is Firstenberg's neglect of the health benefits of electricity, such as SIS electrotherapy, an antibacterial / antiviral treatment which uses a low-intensity direct current (LIDC). I keep coming across other beneficial uses of electricity. My brother says his life was changed by the TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) treatment he received several years ago, and although I once suspected it had a placebo effect, I believe him more all the time. Otherwise, this book is damn effective. I'd estimate that Firstenberg summarizes somewhere between 150 and 200 scientific studies in just 400 pages of text. It's simple stuff, not technical at all, really. Radio waves and microwaves are destroying the planet. They're destroying the lives of electrically-sensitive people. There's no clear solution to this problem, but we can at least recognize its seriousness.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lynn

    This is a Crazy Conspiracy Theory I picked this ebook up from the library. I had no idea who the author was or what kind of book it was. This author has written a crazy book about other stupid coincidences and attaches it back to the discovery of electricity and wireless technology. You’d have to be totally uneducated and not much if a reader to believe this BS. Really shocking and really really stupid.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Adam Brockett

    The genocide that nobody questions because we’re tied so tightly to it at this point....

  12. 4 out of 5

    Randall Snyder

    The fundamental fluid of existence is electromagnetic. Everything is the product of and subject to electromagnetism, without exception. Arthur Firstenberg has done a good job of presenting a gathering of facts that will likely compel any reader that the missing information about the effects of #electrosmog is even more important to understand than at any time in recorded human history. The powers that shouldn't be are the controllers of the narrative. It's obvious that discussions related to EMF The fundamental fluid of existence is electromagnetic. Everything is the product of and subject to electromagnetism, without exception. Arthur Firstenberg has done a good job of presenting a gathering of facts that will likely compel any reader that the missing information about the effects of #electrosmog is even more important to understand than at any time in recorded human history. The powers that shouldn't be are the controllers of the narrative. It's obvious that discussions related to EMF influences are being stymied by those powers and the laws in place to protect their agenda. Read this book and be alarmed. It's perfectly OK to know when your life and the life of this planet are under direct and immediate threat from a toxic unnatural source, in this case it's all man-made. If this kind of insight stimulates more interest please allow me to introduce you to: Royal Rife, Georges Lakhovsky, Elmer Nemes, Nikola Tesla and Steven A. Ross “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ― Nikola Tesla There are three people in the early and mid twentieth century whose experimental results can and most certainly should revolutionize medicine again. Dr. Royal Raymond Rife developed the Universal Microscope and used it to visually observe the results as he applied a resonant frequency to "devitalize" 60 diseases, including cancer.     Here's an excellent resource to learn more about Dr. Rife - http://www.lesscomplicated.net/health...  This link will take you to an excellent resource on Dr. Rife and his achievements - www.rife.org Dr. Elmer Nemes created the world's most powerful optical microscope in the 1950's and was able to photograph the structure of atoms.  The implication of this achievement speaks for itself.  You will be delighted and amazed with the images you can see here: http://www.lesscomplicated.net/health...     The last gentleman I'm referring to is  is Georges Lakhovsky.  An excellent introduction to Lakhovsky's approach and a comparison to Rife's is made on Stephen A. Ross's blog here:  http://www.lesscomplicated.net/health...   Knowledge is power and we need all the power we can get in these trying times. We must question everything we've been told and look for the missing information that is necessary to make informed decisions about our very existence. 😀

  13. 5 out of 5

    C.R. Miller

    There were a few factors that made this book, at times, a struggle for me to read. First, it can get pretty technical, and for someone like myself without a background in science or medicine, it posed the occasional challenge to stay on track and understand the detail of what was being conveyed. Another issue is what I would call “information loading,” where a seemingly exhaustive series of examples were used instead of, say, three good, illustrative ones. In the historical sections it was often There were a few factors that made this book, at times, a struggle for me to read. First, it can get pretty technical, and for someone like myself without a background in science or medicine, it posed the occasional challenge to stay on track and understand the detail of what was being conveyed. Another issue is what I would call “information loading,” where a seemingly exhaustive series of examples were used instead of, say, three good, illustrative ones. In the historical sections it was often clear the author was building up to an important point, but sometimes it felt like the expositional and narrative buildup was too heavy. I think I understand the author’s choices in these areas, though; it seems he wanted to be sure his interpretations and conclusions were very firmly and broadly grounded. My last quibble was organization, since it sometimes felt like a paragraph was completely out of place and what's more, there were whole rafts of details that came near the very end that I thought might have been better introduced near the beginning. Putting these issues aside, this was a real mind-opener of a book. The strengths here are that the author goes back to original sources in his research rather than rehashing or repackaging the reshaped ‘consensus’ of some amorphous ‘community.’ As someone who once worked in an industry where ‘consensus’ was used to make the sausage that needed to be made (and sold), I know how malleable both data and professional opinions can be. The devil is, indeed, in the details. Firstenberg provides strong evidence to back up his claims and interpretations by going straight to the source(es). I’ve been aware of the purported dangers of electromagnetic radiation for quite awhile, but I’ve never seen these claims made so clear and convincing. That’s accomplished through the use of both historical research and contemporary evidence. While I don’t necessarily accept all of the author’s conclusions (yet) there is an awful lot in this book to chew on, and a hell of a lot to be learned (the material on humans’ early relationships and experimentation with electricity is fascinating, for example). What Firstenberg does here, in my opinion, transcends scientific and medical research and laps over into the realms of both historical and social domains. Highly recommended.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Douglas

    Meh, I don't like where this is going. Meh, I don't like where this is going.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Gendron

    An important book; historical, well written and referenced. Lots of scientific terms to describe radiation and electricity but lacking was an overall discussion of these terms. We are fortunately an evolutionary species and some will adapt and survive. Now I want to learn more about the physics and look for effects in the natural world. I have moved the location of my wi-fi router!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Fact

    Read it. If in any doubt after reading through its super-extensive bibliography to research this topic even more thoroughly, then do some of your own ongoing experiments and observations. Hard to dispute that lifeforms have not nor are not continuing to be affected growthwise/healthwise. And can see how so very many will scoff at all of this by using the excuses of "But how will we be able to live without it? How will we cook our food, heat our homes, communicate socially and during emergencies, Read it. If in any doubt after reading through its super-extensive bibliography to research this topic even more thoroughly, then do some of your own ongoing experiments and observations. Hard to dispute that lifeforms have not nor are not continuing to be affected growthwise/healthwise. And can see how so very many will scoff at all of this by using the excuses of "But how will we be able to live without it? How will we cook our food, heat our homes, communicate socially and during emergencies, entertain ourselves, keep abreast of worldwide dangers, etc., and be able to healthfully be, indoors and outdoors anywhere, in a location where our physical and mental health will not be compromised by electrical radiation? Extremely thought provoking for those who wish to change our world for the betterment of all lifeforms. And I'll bet the majority of us also realize the powers that be who control this aspect of our lives and our countries and world will do everything in their power to continue negating any unfavourable and damaging to them research studies to forever ensure that nothing ever interferes with their investments and profits.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Le'Yante

    This book was dense. The notes alone took up about 1/3 pages of a 600 page book. However, that speaks to the thoroughness of the research done in order to make such an eye-opening, yet sort of depressing book. Our society thrives off profit, to the detriment of the health of its inhabitants. The denial by the scientific industry is incredible. Although, this book doesn’t touch on the spiritual aspects of all of this, I can’t help but see the nefarious agenda behind the technocracy we are forced This book was dense. The notes alone took up about 1/3 pages of a 600 page book. However, that speaks to the thoroughness of the research done in order to make such an eye-opening, yet sort of depressing book. Our society thrives off profit, to the detriment of the health of its inhabitants. The denial by the scientific industry is incredible. Although, this book doesn’t touch on the spiritual aspects of all of this, I can’t help but see the nefarious agenda behind the technocracy we are forced to live in. If you too question the current state of affairs: 5G, viruses, and censorship then please read this book. However, my only warning after reading is to not be hopeless and to turn to The Most High for salvation.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jesse Stoddard

    I just finished the 500+ page, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life by Arthur Firstenberg. Of everything related to health and medicine I’ve read (and it’s a lot), I must say that I am MOST impressed by this book, which devotes 171 pages just to scientific references, footnotes and bibliography. This book might be one of the most startling, eye-opening, and meticulously put together nonfiction books I’ve ever read, mostly because it turns the mainstream media’s paradigm comple I just finished the 500+ page, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life by Arthur Firstenberg. Of everything related to health and medicine I’ve read (and it’s a lot), I must say that I am MOST impressed by this book, which devotes 171 pages just to scientific references, footnotes and bibliography. This book might be one of the most startling, eye-opening, and meticulously put together nonfiction books I’ve ever read, mostly because it turns the mainstream media’s paradigm completely on its head. I can’t see how anyone can read this book and come away the same after.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amr

    referred to by the fraud video of Thomas Cowan here https://www.newsweek.com/youtube-vide... and in the comments of this post https://www.facebook.com/amr.ismail.3... referred to by the fraud video of Thomas Cowan here https://www.newsweek.com/youtube-vide... and in the comments of this post https://www.facebook.com/amr.ismail.3...

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kristin Homme

    Great writing -- ample history and context, with a lovely, lyrical style. But the assertion that EMFs are the root of all illness is not supported by the many odd bits of evidence. Gary Taubes thinks sugar is the root of all illness. I think mercury is....

  21. 4 out of 5

    Noel Arnold

    book #20 of 2022: The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life (pub. 2020) by American author and activist on the subject of electromagnetic radiation and health, Arthur Firstenberg. so, I’ve been cheating on this book with a number of mostly less than fantasy fictions, most of which I was elated to part ways with. I think I was taking so long with this one not because it was thicc, though extremely well written and digestible, but because I dreaded for it to end. this was easily the book #20 of 2022: The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life (pub. 2020) by American author and activist on the subject of electromagnetic radiation and health, Arthur Firstenberg. so, I’ve been cheating on this book with a number of mostly less than fantasy fictions, most of which I was elated to part ways with. I think I was taking so long with this one not because it was thicc, though extremely well written and digestible, but because I dreaded for it to end. this was easily the most well researched book I have EVER read (a whopping 172 pgs of notes, bibliography, and index to the 392 pages of text, which included some graphics and pictures 🤯🤯🤯) - and I dig nerdy books. I’ve never read anything like it and, very sadly, I don’t expect to meet its kind again. an fb friend of mine, who is a far better reader than I am on many levels, aptly summed up her impressions of the book: “…the author has spent a lifetime reading and seeking out information about electricity in medicine, and that alone is tremendously valuable. I have NO DOUBT that our use of electricity has had a negative effect on our health, and I'm very glad I am reading it. It really is unlike anything else. It's like a PhD thesis that a student just never stopped gathering data for until he was an old man and simply had to put it all together and publish it.” exactly! and he discusses with completely clear and easy to understand scientific explanations, illustrated by study after study after study throughout history, the endless ways electricity has tortured our bodies: electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS: entailing “eye pain, insomnia, dry lips, swollen throat, pressure/pain in the chest, headaches, dizziness, nausea, shakiness, other aches and pains, or flu that won’t go away”, pg. 371) explained away as influenza, heightened heart disease, complete reworking and exacerbation of diabetes, fostering cancer - particularly brain cancer, etc. and that’s just the impact on the human population: he also discusses the impact on mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, and trees. toward the end of the book, he states: “We forget the admonitions of Ross Adey the grandfather of bioelectromagnetics, and of atmospheric physicist Neil Cherry, that we are electrically tuned to the world around us and that safe level of exposure to radio waves is zero.” (pg. 391) sound bogus? it’s not. he spends the entire book connecting all the dots: explaining very clearly and logically why. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. I will miss it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Julie Zilkie

    Certainly not easy reading, but I do feel it is so important to help shed light on what is happening today with the roll out of 5G into our air waves. Firstenberg links the rise of electricity with the decline in health of humans--specifically linking heart disease and diabetes as two diseases that were basically non existent before telephone wires and electricity. He also shares the story of the Spanish Flu in a different light--proposing it was not a flu as we would typically think of it, but Certainly not easy reading, but I do feel it is so important to help shed light on what is happening today with the roll out of 5G into our air waves. Firstenberg links the rise of electricity with the decline in health of humans--specifically linking heart disease and diabetes as two diseases that were basically non existent before telephone wires and electricity. He also shares the story of the Spanish Flu in a different light--proposing it was not a flu as we would typically think of it, but rather people getting sick from radiowaves which were being put off over the world at that time, and which humans had never been exposed to before. One hundred years later, we are looking at the exact same thing happening again with the roll out of 5G...frequencies which humans have never been exposed to. Definitely makes you think twice about the unforeseen consequences of technology that has ZERO safety studies on it,

  23. 5 out of 5

    John Chrysostom

    Since diving into the realm of conspiracy, or alternative history. I have felt less and less need to verify authors footnotes. I have developed a good idea of what's probably true, what's plausible, and what's probably false. Arthur writes a convincing book, because of the historicity and the scope of things he applies his thesis too, which is that electricity and man made waves are profoundly effecting biological life. From the problem of certain pandemics to the disappearing of bees, Arthur ag Since diving into the realm of conspiracy, or alternative history. I have felt less and less need to verify authors footnotes. I have developed a good idea of what's probably true, what's plausible, and what's probably false. Arthur writes a convincing book, because of the historicity and the scope of things he applies his thesis too, which is that electricity and man made waves are profoundly effecting biological life. From the problem of certain pandemics to the disappearing of bees, Arthur again and again provides often circumstantial, but convincing evidence that many of the problems of the modern day are caused by the ever intensifying radiation that is raining down from ominous towers of all kind. It is also ever relevant for those who are open minded about what the effects of 5G might be.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Carolanne Wright

    I couldn't put this book down... I have wanted to read Firstenberg's book for quite some time as I am on his newsletter mailing list. I finally ordered it and read it over Christmas break. I couldn't put it down. The book is both fascinating and terrifying in its implications. Extensively researched with a large, detailed source index at the back, "The Invisible Rainbow" solidly presents a case for how the world and its inhabitants have been forever changed by the introduction of electricity into I couldn't put this book down... I have wanted to read Firstenberg's book for quite some time as I am on his newsletter mailing list. I finally ordered it and read it over Christmas break. I couldn't put it down. The book is both fascinating and terrifying in its implications. Extensively researched with a large, detailed source index at the back, "The Invisible Rainbow" solidly presents a case for how the world and its inhabitants have been forever changed by the introduction of electricity into our homes and lives. A must-read for anyone concerned about health, the environment, and planet earth itself.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Leila Kern

    Wow! What an informative book! So much, we as humans, take for granted with the ease of cell phones, computers, etc. that we don’t realize this convenience is killing us literally.even though some of the information was over my head, I understood enough to be even more wary of electronics. One questions how does the average person stop “convenience” items into our lives? What voice do we have? And, how does one go backwards once one has tasted convenience? This is a well written book with more t Wow! What an informative book! So much, we as humans, take for granted with the ease of cell phones, computers, etc. that we don’t realize this convenience is killing us literally.even though some of the information was over my head, I understood enough to be even more wary of electronics. One questions how does the average person stop “convenience” items into our lives? What voice do we have? And, how does one go backwards once one has tasted convenience? This is a well written book with more than enough references. Makes one think.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bec Reno

    Although quite technical the book is well written for a Lyman. I am not that far in to it but I am astonished by the depth of knowledge and the considerable research that has gone in to this book. I think one of the most important books of our age. If you are interested in health and or searching for the truth this is one rabbit hole that surely needs to be explored so that we can put an end to the environmental damage caused by our reckless behaviour. For our selves and for our children and for Although quite technical the book is well written for a Lyman. I am not that far in to it but I am astonished by the depth of knowledge and the considerable research that has gone in to this book. I think one of the most important books of our age. If you are interested in health and or searching for the truth this is one rabbit hole that surely needs to be explored so that we can put an end to the environmental damage caused by our reckless behaviour. For our selves and for our children and for the earth we owe it to our selves and to each other.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jamrs Clark

    Incredibly well written and researched book. For someone to keep you gripped and interested on such a topic is impressive. I was fascinated from start to finish and it was incredibly well structured. I am without any doubt that electricity has caused damage to all biological life all over the world and it's only gonna get worse with 5G... This book is a MUST READ for everyone on earth right now! Incredibly well written and researched book. For someone to keep you gripped and interested on such a topic is impressive. I was fascinated from start to finish and it was incredibly well structured. I am without any doubt that electricity has caused damage to all biological life all over the world and it's only gonna get worse with 5G... This book is a MUST READ for everyone on earth right now!

  28. 4 out of 5

    TheOldWoman&TheSea

    This is a must-read type of book. I just devoured the first 270 pages or so. I did however struggle a bit to get through the last 3 chapters (about 120 pages). I could have done with a little bit less details. They also seemed to be a bit all over the place. There’s also about 150 pages of references, so definitely a well researched book ! I will read this book again pretty soon.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ben Figueiredo

    What an eye opening book. Every one needs to read this to start to see the picture of what we are living with in the modern world. Very thoroughly researched and cited, a deep dive into the research and documentation about the effects of our use of electricity on all biological life and the earth itself. I’ve already started taking steps to minimize our exposure to harmful EMF.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Art

    The subtitle is A History of Electricity and Life and the author elucidates the perils of our increasing use of electricity. Our bodies are electrical but at a weak level. The powerful radiation of modern life interferes with our natural processes causing serious illnesses including anxiety disorders, influenza, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

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