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Book Review: The Contagion Myth by Dr. Tom Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell

Bioweapons / Coronavirus Health Radiation, EMF & 5G

Book Review: The Contagion Myth by Dr. Tom Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell

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    Almost of all us take for granted that contagion of disease is a real concept, that a sick person "passes" an illness to someone who "catches" it. But what if we are mistaken?


    Dive deep into an alternative view of heath and disease, where contagion is a myth, but where other factors like water, EMF and resonance are the real factors.

the contagion myth

The Contagion Myth by Dr. Tom Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell does a great job of investigating the real cause of pandemics – and urges the read to rethink the concept of disease itself.

The Contagion Myth

is a book written jointly by Dr. Tom Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell, who have known each other a long time and who have worked together in many ways, such as in their roles at The Weston A. Price Foundation. Cowan was thrust into the spotlight early on in the COVID scamdemic after this short 10-minute clip of him talking about the 5G-COVID connection went viral (so to speak – although after reading this book, you’ll realize that is a dead analogy). In that clip, he explained how viruses are not the cause of anything, including disease, but rather the excretions of cells that are already poisoned. He also explained, elucidating the ideas of Arthur Firstenberg (The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life), that all pandemics of the last 150 years have been preceded by a marked upstep or advancement in the electrification of the Earth. He has since been a solid voice of reason amidst all the COVID hysteria and fear, calmly pointing out time and time again that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has never been isolated, using mainstream sources and studies such as those from the CDC itself. Before reading further, I encourage any readers who have not already read my article Deep Down the Virus Rabbit Hole – Question Everything to do so, in order to understand the background to many of the themes discussed below, including germ theory and terrain theory.

Contagion: Truth or Myth?

One of the key studies that inadvertently pierced germ theory and the idea of scary, dangerous and lethal germs (be they viruses, bacteria, fungi or anything else) waiting to invade and destroy unsuspecting organisms was the now infamous experiment conducted by Dr. Milton Rosenau, a lieutenant commander in the US Navy. The study, entitled EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE MODE OF SPREAD OF INFLUENZA, was published in JAMA in 1919. This article has a good synopsis:

“Perhaps the most interesting epidemiological studies conducted during the 1918-1919 pandemic were the human experiments conducted by the Public Health Service and the U.S. Navy under the supervision of Milton Rosenau on Gallops Island, the quarantine station in Boston Harbor, and on Angel Island, its counterpart in San Francisco.

The experiment began with 100 volunteers from the Navy who had no history of influenza. Rosenau was the first to report on the experiments conducted at Gallops Island in November and December 1918. His first volunteers received first one strain and then several strains of Pfeiffer bacillus by spray and swab into their noses and throats and then into their eyes.

When that procedure failed to produce disease, others were inoculated with mixtures of other organisms isolated from the throats and noses of influenza patients. Next, some volunteers received injections of blood from influenza patients.

Finally, 13 of the volunteers were taken into an influenza ward and exposed to 10 influenza patients each. Each volunteer was to shake hands with each patient, to talk with him at close range, and to permit him to cough directly into his face.

None of the volunteers in these experiments developed influenza. Rosenau was clearly puzzled … The research conducted at Angel Island and that continued in early 1919 in Boston broadened this research by inoculating with the Mathers streptococcus and by including a search for filter-passing agents, but it produced similar negative results. It seemed that what was acknowledged to be one of the most contagious of communicable diseases could not be transferred under experimental conditions.”

In The Contagion Myth, Cowan spends a good length of time (replete with plenty of footnotes) going through all the environmental, electrical and chemical causes of pandemics, convincingly showing that there is no need to invent stories of “killer viruses” when there are so many other obvious factors and causes, such as electrification, radiation, gases (methane, which could the real cause of malaria), chemical poisoning (e.g. DDT, which could be the real cause of polio), bedbugs (which could be the real cause of smallpox), leptospirosis and many more.

Essentially, what the authors are proposing is that so called “contagion” can actually be explained by communal or mass poisoning in an area – by everyone being subjected to the same toxicity/deficiency that gives rise to the disease. A certain cause occurs (people all in the same area are exposed to toxic EM fields, toxic gases or toxic chemicals, or are all subject to poor sanitation) and then a disease arises where everyone shares similar symptoms. There is no need for anyone to “pass” or “catch” anything – at least not on the physical level in terms of particles or viruses. However, the phenomenon of resonance comes into this (see below).

From AIDS to COVID – The Same Scam Repeats Itself

I have discussed in other articles how the COVID scamdemic is a repeat of previous scamdemics (e.g. the 1976 Swine Flu scamdemic) but on a much grander scale. There are many fascinating connections and coincidences between AIDS and COVID. COVID paranoia is very similar to AIDS hysteria. In both cases, the official narrative (pumped up by a fearmongering MSM) proclaimed that there was a strange new disease; that this disease was caused by a lethal and contagious virus (HIV or SARS-CoV-2); that the science was settled about its origin and cause; that the cure was from Big Pharma experimental drugs (AZT or Remdesivir) which turned out to be highly toxic and deadly to many; and for both, Dr. Fauci was the ringleader pushing the fraudulent narrative and toxic treatments. In yet another twist, data shows those fake-vaccinated against COVID are more likely to develop immune dysfunction (known as AIDS).

The authors go into this in detail. Here is a quote from the chapter:

“AIDS was not a disease new to the 1970s and early 1980s. In fact, it is the same disease as the condition caused by immune-suppressive drugs used to prevent people from rejecting organs such as a heart or kidney after a transplant. The only thing new about the disease was the appearance of a new type of cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma. AIDS is not a specific disease at all. It simply means a collapse of the cell-mediated immune system, known, even in the 1970s, to have many diverse causes. With the collapse of the immune system, you see conditions like frequent infections, TB, mononucleosis, peripheral neuropathy, and Guillain-Barre syndrome – all of which often come under the rubric of AIDS.

The new part of the disease, Kaposi’s sarcoma, has been definitively linked to the use of “poppers” (alkyl nitrite drugs), which are immune-suppressive. This drug was used to relax the anal sphincter and facilitate anal intercourse. The vast majority of people who got Kaposi’s sarcoma were gay men who used poppers (never people who ‘acquired the virus’ from any other source). Once the poppers stopped in the gay community, so did Kaposi’s sarcoma.

In spite of forty years of research, no one has isolated an HIV virus from any bodily fluid of a person suffering from AIDS. Not once … No one has ever documented transmission of any purified HIV virus from one person or one animal to another with any resultant sickness. Not once.”

Rethinking the Model of Disease; Resonance as an Alternative Explanation to Contagion

One of the most fascinating chapters of the book is chapter 7, when the authors tackle the difficult question: if contagion is a myth, then how can one explain the seeming transfer of a disease from one person to another (especially childhood diseases like measles or chicken pox, or STDs [sexually transmitted diseases])? The authors explain:

“After starvation and toxicity are accounted for, we can admit that some diseases can be spread by a kind of energetic resonance as predicted by a careful and accurate study of the nature of physical stuff, carried out by Luc Montagnier.

Here’s how the experiment goes: first, one puts DNA or RNA in water (beaker one). Then one puts a collection of nucleic acids (the chemicals that make up the DNA and RNA) in a separate water beaker (beaker two), in another part of the room. Then one introduces an energy source, such as UV or infrared light and shines that on beaker one, which contains the formed DNA or RNA. In time, the exact same sequence of DNA or RNA will form out of the raw materials in beaker two.

There is no possibility of physical connection between the two beakers. The only conclusion one can draw from this simple experiment is that the DNA or RNA in the first beaker has a resonance energy picked up by the second beaker. This resonance energy then becomes the blueprint for the formation of the identical piece of DNA or RNA in the second beaker. This revolutionary experiment is clear and simple – and repeatable.

This formation of DNA or RNA in the second beaker can happen only if both beakers have water in them. Without water, no resonance is possible.”

Cowan then explains how this applies to childhood diseases:

“When one applies this discovery to viruses (or exosomes) said to cause measles, chicken pox, or herpes, it is possible that since these particles called viruses or exosomes are simply packages of DNA or RNA, they emit their own resonant frequencies. In a way not yet determined, each frequency creates an expression that we call a disease; however, the frequency will create what we call illness only if there is a purpose or reason for the illness.

Chicken pox is a universal way for children to live a long life. Children who experience chicken pox have less disease (and especially less cancer) than do children who haven’t had chicken pox. The same holds for measles, mumps, and most childhood “infectious” diseases.

Why do measles and chicken pox seem to be infectious? One child puts out the message through exosomes that now is the time to go through the detoxifying experience called chicken pox. Other children in their home or class or town receive the message and begin the same detoxification experience. In the end, the children are all better off for having “sung” together.

With an illness like herpes, resonance may also be at play. (Also, a collagen deficiency may contribute to the genital irritations in patients with herpes and other STDs). So when two people come together in the highly charged act of sex, a situation in which this resonance acts strongly, it is no surprise that the couple might resonate together and create identical DNA or RNA, in a manner similar to what occurred in the beaker. To a virologist, this looks like the appearance of a new contagious virus. To a realistic observer, it is two people forging an intimate genetic connection. This observation, rather than proving contagion, teaches us about the mystery we call life. It teaches us again that the materialistic conception of the ‘wily attack virus’ is an impoverished, inaccurate view of the world. And it teaches us to forgo simplistic explanations and look into the deepest mysteries of life if we are to create a world of health and freedom.”

The authors then finish this chapter by encouraging us to rethink the role of the humble virus:

“The discoveries about the resonant properties of genetic material can also help us explain how human and animals adjust to new situations – a new toxin or new electromagnetic frequencies – not by competition and survival of the fittest, but through the harmonizing of shared experience … It’s clear that the theory of natural selection following random mutations cannot explain how humans and animals adapt to new situations in time for these mutations to be useful. So how do we adapt? Our threatened cells produce exosomes containing DNA and RNA, which have a unique resonance. The pattern of this genetic material will quickly pass to others through resonance … This is the role of “viruses” in nature; they are physical-resonance forms of genetic material that code for changes happening in the environment. They provide real-time genetic adaption. It’s a totally ingenious system that we have missed by assuming that viruses are hostile and dangerous. A war on viruses is nothing more than a war on the forward evolution of humanity.”

Other Chapters: Electricification/EMF/5G and the Importance of Proper Water

The authors have some good chapters on the COVID fake-vaccine, the PCR and antibody testing scams and other aspects of the COVID scamdemic. However, what stands out to me, apart from the chapters which question “contagion” and prompt us to rethink health, disease and the role of the virus, are the 2 chapters on electricification/EMF/5G and the importance of water. They go to great lengths stressing how electricification has caused disease ever since it was introduced and augmented over the centuries, and highlight the 5G-COVID connection. I was particularly impressed by their chapter on water, which discusses Dr. Gerald Pollock and Dr. Gilbert Ling who were the first to describe the 4th stage of water:

“Pollack coined the term EZ (exclusion zone) water. Fourth-phase water [has molecules that] form a crystalline structure that can be millions of molecules deep; this structure excludes every mineral and every other type of molecule or chemical from its midst. The water outside the EZ is ‘bulk’ water, which contains minerals and dissolved compounds. It is basically ‘disordered,’ whereas EZ water is ‘ordered’ … EZ water is the perfect ‘structure’ for life processes because this fourth phase water gel can be shaped by the proteins, minerals, nucleic acids, lipids and other substances in our body to form any shape or configuration of gel.”

Cowan goes on to discuss the power of EZ water in healing. This particular section is very interesting, since it highlights how we as humans, composed of around 70% water, are poisoning ourselves, or at the very least causing ourselves disease, just by drinking contaminated, unstructured, disordered or dead water on a daily basis:

“Water consumed by healthy nonindustrialized peoples had four characteristics: First, the water was free of toxins … Today’s water contains chlorine and chloramine, which are toxic to our microbiome, as well as to the rest of our body. Today’s water contains fluoride [and] microplastics … Municipal water contains residues of many pharmaceutical drugs, including birth control pills, statins and antidepressants.

Second, traditionally consumed water was abundant in vital minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc and iodine.

Third, all traditionally consumed water was at least partially structured and organized into EZs because in nature, water moves in vortex patterns. Water bubbles up from the ground in springs, swirls in pools, flows over rocks, and forms eddies and vortices. Water flowing in vortex patterns becomes more ‘coherent,’ becoming increasingly structured. The structure actually persists for some time … Water flowing in vortices also picks up oxygen from the air and becomes more oxygenated. In contrast, most municipal water is stagnant in tanks and then flows through linear pipes with no vortex movement possible.

Finally, traditionally consumed water was exposed to the sounds and wavelengths of the natural world. Water flowing in mountain streams is exposed not just to the minerals, microbes, and other constituents of the forest, but also the sounds and energies of the life of the forest and of the entire natural universe, including the stars, sun, and moon.

It’s clear that most water is sick and toxic and a major contributor to illness. If we are ever to change the course of the disease patterns in our world, it must start with clean, healthy water … Currently the only way that is possible is to purify the water down to the nanoparticle level. This is a monumental task but one that can be accomplished with the proper equipment. It is truly unfortunate, even tragic, that our water must be cleaned and ‘purified’ in order for us to consume it, but until the world wakes up to the fact that poisoning the water is a completely unacceptable practice, we’ll have to take these precautions.”

Final Thoughts

Cowan and Morell’s book is very well-researched and a great read. There is plenty more to say about it – including ideas of how EMF pollution will one day be considered like tobacco pollution is now – but in the interests of keeping this article brief, I will stop here. In my opinion, the book’s greatest contribution, however, is how it challenges the reader to entirely rethink the concepts of virus, contagion, disease and health. For far too long, the masses have been tricked into looking for fake and bogus outer causes of diseases, rather than realizing that health is something that you build, minute by minute, day by day, as evidenced by the strength of your microbiome and immune system, the ultimate defense against disease. This book isn’t just about terrain theory vs. germ theory, although of course that is one basis for it. It’s about realizing that safe and effective vaccination, PCR used as tests for infections, killer viruses and a whole lot of other “scientific” ideas are nonsensical, evidence-free concepts that are holding us back by limiting our perception of Life. This book, like the COVID scamdemic itself, can be a wake-up call to propel you further into deep research about health, disease and the nature of reality – if you choose to go there.


Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative media / independent news site The Freedom Articles, author of the book Cancer: The Lies, the Truth and the Solutions and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com. Makia is on Steemit and Odysee/LBRY.














Makia Freeman

Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles, a long-time truth researcher and a promoter of freedom. He provides insightful, non-partisan, unique and cutting-edge analysis on who's running the world, how they're doing it and what the deeper agenda is – as well as solutions for restoring peace and freedom to the world. He writes articles exposing propaganda and the numerous aspects of the worldwide conspiracy, in addition to geopolitics, sovereignty, health and higher consciousness. His articles are regularly syndicated and featured on sites such as David Icke, Wake Up World, Activist Post, Waking Times, Global Research, The Sleuth Journal and many more.

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