The Lilly Wave

John C. Lilly was a neuroscientist who invented the Lilly wave or the Lilly pulse, which is a balanced bidirectional pulse pair, which looks as follows.


This wave is useful because it does not damage brain tissue when an electric current is applied to the brain via electrodes. Using this waveform prevents both thermal and electrolytic damage. You can read more about the Lilly wave here: The Lilly Wave.

Also, what is somewhat controversial is that the Lilly wave is used in mind control because this waveform does not fatigue the brain or damage its tissues.

You can download the Lilly wave version of the PEMF frequencies described in the earlier blog postings in the following table.

Description MP3 (.mp3) ALAC (.m4a) FLAC (.flac)
The Brain Wave Series Download
The Earth Resonance Series Download
Single Frequency Series Download

[June 22, 2014] If you downloaded any of these Lilly wave files before June 22, 2014, please download them again. The script I used to create the zip files installed the standard pulse wave frequencies, not the Lilly wave frequencies. These zip file have been corrected.

Create A Custom Frequency

If you’ve perused the Downloads on this site and haven’t found a remedy for a condition or ailment, you may want to create your own custom frequency audio file. Before you can create your own frequency audio file, you first need to know what frequency to use. The Consolidated Annotated Frequency List (CAFL) is a useful reference used primarily by the Rife community, to find frequencies that help with various conditions and ailments. After loading the CAFL into a browser window, you can use the browser’s “seach-in-page” feature (on Windows Control-f, for Mac Command-f) and search for a specific condition.

For example, lets say I have a headache. I search the CAFL for headache, and there are 12 entries that refer to headache. After looking at the 12 entries, I’ve decided to go with the following:

Headaches - 144, 160, 1.2, 520, 10, 10000, 304

According to some authors, PEMF works best at 32Hz or less. Given that, there are only 2 values that apply in this list, 1.2 Hz and 10 Hz. Since the 10 Hz frequency already exists in the Downloads, I’ve decided I want to try 1.2 Hz.

The frequency is the main piece of information you need to create your own custom frequency audio file. You also need to know what kind of audio you desire: MP3, Apple Lossless (ALAC), or Free Lossless (FLAC). There are some other optional fields in the online tool that are useful when create your own custom MP3 file. Here is a screenshot of the Create Custom Frequency tool:

Here are the definitions of the fields in the online tool:

  • Frequency is the frequency of your audio file. It must be a number greater than zero but less than or equal to 2400 (see the note below for an explanation of this number). You can use a number with a decimal point, say like 7.83 or 3.14159.
  • Wave Form is the wave form to use in creating the audio file. Pulse is the default wave, the least intense in term of magnetic power, but others are available for your experimentation. Pulse is a 5% duty positive offset only square wave. All other waves beside pulse are positive and negative offset. The next least intense wave is the Lilly wave. The other waves are sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, triangle, and sine.
  • Audio Format is the desired format of your audio file. For Apple and iOS products (iPod, iPhone, iPad), choose Apple Lossless (ALAC). For open source music players, like Android 3.1+ and Rockbox, or commercial players like RIM Blackberry, Cowon, Creative Zen, HiFiMAN, Sansa Clip family, TrekStor, iRiver, Archos, and Latte, choose Free Lossless (FLAC). If your music player cannot handle the other lossless formats, choose MP3, which is a lossy format. The ALAC and FLAC formats will offer no distortion and smaller download size, while the MP3 files are distorted because of the lossy compression.
  • Sample Rate is the sample rate used for your audio file. For MP3 files, the maximum sample rate is 48 KHz. For ALAC files, the maximum sample rate is 384 KHz, and for  FLAC files the maximum sample rate is 576 KHz.
  • Album Name is useful to help organize your  files. In the music world, this field specifies a song’s album name. For our purposes, this allows us to group our audio file by functionality or common property.
  • Track Name is the printed name of the song on your music player’s user interface. For musical audio files, this is the name of the song.
  • Track Number is the numeric value used by music players to order the songs in an album. For our purposes, its best to start at 1, and increment for each new song you add to the album.

Once you have your frequency you want, and perhaps the optional fields, click the following link: Create Custom Frequency. Fill in the form values on this page and click the Create button. If there are no errors in the form, in a moment a new zip compressed audio file will download to your computer. Take this zip compressed file, decompress it (this functionality is standard for Windows and MacOS), and then download it to your music player to enjoy the new frequency.

If your frequency you want to use is greater than the maximum frequency supported by your audio file format, you can click the Fix Frequency button to get an octal subharmonic of your frequency that is in the valid range. The software divides the  frequency by 2 until the value is less than or equal to the maximum supported frequency.

[June 1, 2014 Update] I’ve added ALAC and FLAC support.

[June 4, 2014 Update] Corrected the maximum frequency, now set at 2400Hz. The reason this maximum rate is so low is because to get the definition needed in the wave forms, 20 samples per cycle are needed. The pulse wave used in these samples is a 5% duty positive offset square wave, so 20 samples are needed to implement 5%-on versus 95%-off in the pulse wave. The sample rate of these audio files is 48000 samples per second, so the maximum frequency is 48000 / 20, or 2400 Hz. If you submit a frequency higher than 2400, the software will calculate a fundamental subharmonic, and suggest this subharmonic in an error message.

[June 7, 2014 Update] Documented the Fix Frequency button.

[June 17, 2014 Update] Documented new Wave Form radio button. The FLAC file format supports the highest frequencies, then the ALAC format, and the MP3 has the lowest maximum frequency support. For Sine and Lilly waves, 20 samples per cycle are needed. For Triangle wave, 8. For Pulse, Sawtooth, and Reverse Sawtooth waves, 4. For Square wave, 2.