For October, 1962
SHAKE FOR A SHAKE ............................................................................................. 2
World report ........................................................................................................... 3
DETERGENTS CREATING WATER POLLUTION PROBLEM ............................. 6
GIANT ROCK CONVENTION ....................................................................................... 7
THE LEMURIANS ON MT. SHASTA .......................................................................... 7
Northern california’s Mount Shasta ...................................................... 10
GROUND BROKEN FOR UNDERSTANDING RADIO STATION ......................... 11
VEGANISM --A REPORT .............................................................................................. 11
Poet’s corner .......................................................................................................... 13
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ......................................................................................... 14
ESP TEST ANSWERS .................................................................................................. 15
COMING LECTURES .................................................................................................... 16
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 16
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EDITOR ........................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
asst. editor ............................................................................. cleve
circulation manager ........................................................... edna
staff artist ................................................................................... gus
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VOLUME VII OCTOBER, 1962 NUMBER
Dedicated to the propagation
of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who
are not of earth.
OUR LITTLE PLANET has been undergoing a considerable
shakeup of late, as my be noted from the following list of news items gathered
from west coast newspapers during the last week of August and first week of
"Naples, Italy, Aug. 22- A series of 14 earthquakes
rocked Naples and the surrounding areas of southern Italy Tuesday night and
today, causing death, destruction and panic. The quakes, which so far have
caused 12 deaths and injured more than 200 persons,, caused mass terror
throughout the area."
"Medford, Oregon, Aug. 23-A rolling sensation earth
tremor was felt throughout southern Oregon about 11:30 o'clock this. morning.
"Eureka, Calif., Aug. 24-A sharp earthquake struck a
125-mile area of the northern California and southern Oregon coast Thursday,
causing considerable damage but no causalities. The tremor measured at 5½ on
the Richter scale at the University of California in Berkeley."
"Athens, Greece, Aug. 28---A strong earth tremor
centered 65 miles southwest. of Athens shook Greece and southern Italy today,
causing panic, one death and some property damage."
"Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 30-An earthquake rolled
through the intermountain area today, knocking down bricks, dishes and plaster
from buildings in three states, but no injuries were reported. The tremor was
recorded at a magnitude of 6.1 on seismographs . . ."
“Tehran, Iran, Sept. 3-A saddened and weeping prime
minister Assadollah Alam inspected sections of Iran's earthquake area today and
was informed that the death toll had passed 10,000 and might go higher than
20,000 ... Alam and his aides were staggered by the amount of destruction
caused by the series of tremors which first struck a 13,600 square mile area
"Inglewood, Calif., Sept. 3-A sharp earthquake shook
a widespread Los Angeles area extending from Inglewood to Hollywood Saturday.
No injuries or damage was reported."
"Eureka, Calif., Sept. 4-Two sharp earthquakes today
broke several windows and knocked canned goods off grocery shelves in this
north coastal community."
"Lebanon, Oregon, Sept. 5-A slight earthquake shook
the Willamette valley area Tuesday night ... The quake rattled dishes and shook
"Tehran, Iran, Sept. 5-Earth tremors today rocked Turkey
and Soviet Armenia near the frontier of Iran as this nation was digging out of
the ruins from an earlier quake which killed at least 10,000 persons."
"Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 6-A strong earthquake
shook metropolitan Salt Lake City for almost half a minute yesterday, causing
widespread minor damage and forcing two schools to close for the day."
“Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 7 - More earthquakes near Turkey's
eastern borders with Russia and Iran were registered here yesterday. The quakes
shook Igdir, about 20 miles west of the Soviet Armenian border. About 5,000
homes were reported uninhabitable."
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The connection between the very large number of
earthquakes, and the amount of nuclear testing that has been going on of late,
may be debatable. But it does seem as though we will have to add one more term
to the old mosaic law: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," and
"a shake for a shake!"
OCTOBER, 1962 3
Mysterious Lights in Polar Sky
(From New Zealand Herald, July 11, 1962)
"very strange object" has been seen over Cape Hallet, in Antartica,
said the New Zealand scientific leader of Hallet Station, Mr. C. B. Taylor,
Speaking by radio-telephone, he said the object had three
yellowish-white lights, the center light being midway between the other two and
much brighter than the others. The object traveled from south-west to
north-east, with its highest point in the north-west about 35 degrees from the
When the object was in the northern sky, it emitted a
brilliant flash of white light.
As it neared the horizon, the smaller lights disappeared
in the auroral glow.
"It took about three or four minutes to cross the
sky, from about 11:10 p.m. to about 11:13 p.m.," said Taylor. "It was
too slow for - a meteorite, but too fast for a satellite."
Seven of the station crew of 18 saw the object on Saturday
night and it was photographed by the all-sky auroral camera.
Fossil Remains are Found
(From South Pasadena, Calif., Review,
July 4, 1962)
A treasure-trove of animal remains from prehistoric times
has been. uncovered at a construction site in Oakland, only a few miles from. the
University of California at Berkeley.
The discoveries, identified by the Museum of Paleontology
at U. C., include the remains of a giant ground sloth, an elephant-like
creature, a bear that was larger than any type either prehistoric or modern,
and a bison.
The bones were unearthed recently when a bulldozer,
digging an underwater tunnel between Oakland and Alameda, hacked at some
adobe-like hardpan and came up with a fragment that
belonged to the bear.
This fossil as well as the other remains uncovered, later
were turned over to John Rensberger, museum paleontologist at the University.
The animals all lived several hundred thousand years ago
during the latter lee Age in the Pleistocene Epoch. Fossils of all of them
except the bison have also been uncovered in past years at Irvington, south of
Oakland, and in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. Remains of a primitive
bison were discovered in the 1930's during the construction of the Bay Bridge
between Oakland and San Francisco.
Scientists Unable to Identify Strange Object
EDWARDS AFB, Calif., (UPI), Aug. 9, 1962-A possibility the
X-15 encountered strange phenomena in space arose today with scientists unable
to identify a mysterious object both sighted and photographed by Maj. Bob White
on a soaring flight by the rocket ship.
Scientists said Wednesday they could give no explanation
whatsoever for the objects that appeared near the X-15 on July 17 when White
sky-rocketed to a world airplane altitude record of nearly 60 miles.
"It is impossible to explain the object's presence at
this time," space agency scientists said. "As a matter of fact, we
aren't even sure that what White saw and the camera photographed were two
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, after
intensively studying White's sighting report and films from a tail movie camera
on the X-15, released photographs of an object that darted above and behind the
The photographs, taken from the movie films, reveal an
object that looks like a fluttering piece of paper and which scientists
describe as being "grey-white."
White, from his cockpit near the nose of the rocket ship,
reported seeing what looked to him like a piece of paper the size of his hand
"going along with the ship" at an altitude of 270,000 feet-over 50
The movie films captured shots of an object flitting past
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of the supersonic craft on the same flight and at the same
"The object-or objects-were of undetermined
size," scientists said, "because we don't know the distance they were
from the ship to make such a computation."
Do Other Planets Face Self Destruction?
(From South Pasadena Review, July 4, 1962)
If highly technical civilizations have arisen on planets
beyond our solar system, do they solve their internal problems or do they
destroy themselves soon after achieving the capacity to do so?
This is one of the many questions scientists must take
into account, when assessing the possibilities of interstellar communication,
according to Dr. Carl Sagan, Miller Research Fellow in the Institute for Basic
Research in Science on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.
"Only a short time ago we earthlings arrived at the
point where it is possible to listen for signals broadcast by intelligent
beings on planets of other stars," says Dr. Sagan. "Along with this
has come the finite probability that we will soon destroy ourselves. If this
combination of circumstances holds true of other planets where intelligent life
is present, then such civilizations may be around for such limited periods we
can have little hope of communication with them. "
Many scientists are now seriously speculating that some
form of intelligent life is fairly common throughout the universe, Dr. Sagan
(From South Pasadena Review, July 4, 1962)
The grunts, squeaks, purrs and knocks of fish
communicating with fish-sounds first discovered by the sensitive underwater
listening devices developed during World War II-have meanings all their own and
the U. S. Navy is trying to find out what they are. The male toad fish of Chesapeake
Bay, for example, grunts to warn fish away from his nest and makes a sound
like a boat whistle during the spawning season, apparently to help the female
find him. The Navy has been anxious about underwater rackets since it found
that the sound of enemy submarines could go undetected in schools of snapping
(The above was distributed by the NEA News Service
in August, 1962.)
Deceptively resembling the traditional game of home
product testing, a dozen housewives in a suburban Long Island county will
presently be trying a new array of soaps and detergents in plain, unlabeled
But if it's a game, the stakes may eventually be life and
deaths as the first U.S. crash program gets underway to turn the tide of
polluted water that. daily jeopardizes more and more of the nation's spigots.
For while the grim circumstances vary from place to place,
the problem across the country is basically the same.
In Suffolk County, N.Y., overbuilt in the years since
World War II, it is foaming tap water-the sure giveaway of synthetic detergents
flowing from cesspools into water wells.
In New York City, used and dirty detergent suds back up
several stories into bathtubs and sinks-a sure sign that plumbing systems are
not keeping up with rising population and startlingly increasing needs for
water in industry and air conditioning.
In the Ohio River valley, where water is used, purified and
re-used as often as six times again before being disposed of finally, there are
frequent reports of industrial waste products polluting water.
In southern California, naturally a lackwater area, liquid
sewage effluent must be reclaimed and purified to take care of a sprawling
densely populated territory.
In Maryland, the indications are that detergents from coin
operated laundries are washing out to sea and possibly threatening the big Chesapeake
Bay oyster industry. In parts of Michigan and Florida, foaming tap water
indicates overbuilding and dangerous crowding of cesspools too near water
But whether we have to change our type of detergent or
even go back to soap-depending on tests like Suffolk County's new product
testing-the problem of pollution will not be solved so easily. Detergent
manufacturers admit their products may be partly
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responsible for the situation. Since the end of World War
II 80 per cent of our soaps have been replaced by synthetic surface acting
cleaners which do not break down in ordinary ground or plant disposal as easily
as animal fat soaps.
Instead, detergents behave after use in the same way they satisfy
household needs-remaining fluid and sudsy, even in the hardest water areas, and
seeping out of cesspools and through the ground water system or out of disposal
systems and into the public water supply.
But detergents are not toxic in the strengths that cause
even luxurious sudsing. Daily doses of detergents fed to animals over many
years, while not, nutritious, have not caused illness.
What, the suds do indicate, health officers admit, is the
inadequacy of many sewage disposal systems. Samples of foaming tap water
analyzed by the Taft Sanitary Engineering Center of the U. S. Public Health
Service at Cincinnati reveal that of the organic pollutants, 25 per cent comes
from detergents-and as much as 65 percent are unknown.
Getting back into our drinking water along with easily
discovered detergents may be matter like insecticides, industrial wastes,
fuels. and other persistent by-products of our plastic era.
To complicate the problem further, increasing demands for
water to irrigate our economy frequently cause serious shortages which
interfere with proper sewage disposal. In one recent case a Kansas. river fell
so low that the current reversed itself, sending waste from a sewage plant
upstream to a city water supply.
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The Ninth Annual Spacecraft Convention at Giant Rock Airport,.
Calif., will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28, announces. George
Van Tassel in his latest, issue of "Proceedings."
Giant Rock is 17 miles north of Yucca Valley, Calif., and
may be reached by taking the 29 Palms Highway turnoff from U.S. Highway 99,
driving to the Victorville road turnoff just east of Yucca Valley and going
north, following signs to the airport.
Mount Shasta is a 14,162-foot mountain in Northern
California some 40 miles south of the California-Oregon border. It is admired
by all who pass by as a mountain of majestic beauty, but more than that it is
known the world over among mystic circles as a place of great spiritual power.
There have been numerous stories in occult circles telling of great beings
living on or in the mountain.
The following article, however, did not appear in a book
of the occult. It was published in the Los Angeles (Calif.) Times on May 22, 1932, written by one Edward Lanser. Because an article confirming the existence of
fabled beings on Mt. Shasta appeared in such a major publication as the Los Angeles
Times, your editors consider it to be of extreme interest and significance.
The article in its original form is rather long, so we
have reprinted only the most pertinent sections. As the article begins, the
author is describing how, on a train trip from the San Francisco area to Portland,
he went out to see the sunrise from the observation platform as the train was
passing Mt. Shasta
"Gazing upon its splendor, I suddenly perceived that
the whole southern side of the mountain was ablaze with a strange reddish green
light. A flame of light that grew faint, then flared up with renewed
"My first conjecture was a forest fire, but the total
absence of smoke discounted that theory. The light resembled the glow of Roman
"Convinced that I had not been the victim of a
mirage, I later asked the conductor about the mysterious pyrotechnics. His
answer was short but enticing:
" `Lemurians,' he said. `They hold ceremonials up
"The fact that a group of people conduct ceremonials
on the side of a mountain is not of exceptional interest, but when these people
are said to be Lemurians, that is startling, for the continent of Lemuria, like
the lost Atlantis, disappeared beneath the ocean ages ago, and the Lemurians
have long since been known as an extinct race.
"Just as soon as I had transacted my business in Portland,
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returned to the Mt. Shasta region, incredulous but consumed
"I motored toward the point of my investigation,
pausing at Weed, a town near Mt. Shasta, for the night. In Weed I discovered
that the existence of a `mystic village' on Mt. Shasta was an accepted fact.
Business men, amateur explorers, officials and ranchers in the country
surrounding Shasta spoke freely of the Lemurian community, and all attested to
the weird rituals that are performed on the mountain-side at sunset, midnight
and sunrise. Also they freely ridiculed my avowed trek into the sacred
precincts, assuring me that an entrance was as difficult and forbidden as is an
entrance into Tibet.
"It appeared that, although the existence of these
last descendants of the ancient Lemurians have been known to Northern
Californians for more than 50 years, only four or five explorers have
penetrated the invisible protective boundary of this Lemurian settlement; but
no one has ever succeeded in entering the village; at least, no one has ever
returned to tell the tale. It is of course quite possible that if anyone did
manage to visit the Lemurians in their Mt. Shasta stronghold, such a person
might have good and sufficient reasons to hold secret that which he may have
"It's safe to say that fifty out of a hundred people
living within a reasonable distance of Shasta have at some time or other tried
to approach the Lemurians, yet many-who are known to have penetrated at least
part of the mystery-will vehemently deny, perhaps out of some well-founded
fear, having made such an investigation or having any knowledge concerning the
"It began to look as though the whole affair was a
matter of well-seasoned legendry- and yet, I myself had seen the strange
illumination on Mt. Shasta before I had heard any of the stories that are so
common in the towns surrounding the mountain.
"Just then I learned that the existence of the
Lemurian descendants on Mt. Shasta was vouched for some years ago by no less an
authority than the eminent scientist Prof. Edgar Lucin Larkin, for many years
director of the Mt. Lowe Observatory in Southern California.
"Prof. Larkin, with determined sagacity, penetrated
the Shasta wilderness as far as he could-or dared-and then, cleverly, continued
his investigations from a promontory with a powerful long
"What the scientist saw, he reported, was a great temple
in the heart of the mystic village-a marvelous work of carved marble and onyx,
rivaling in beauty and architectural splendor the magnificence of the temples
of Yucatan. He saw a village housing from 600 to 1,000 people; they appeared to
be industriously engaged in the manufacture of articles necessary to their
consumption. They were engaged in farming in the sunny slopes and glens
surrounding the village-with miraculous results, judging from the astounding
vegetation revealed to Prof. Larkin's spy-glass. He found them to be a peaceful
community, evidently contented to live as their ancient forebears had lived
before Lemuria was swallowed up by the sea.
"When Prof. Larkin concluded his investigations he
had gathered enough proof to warrant him to say that in this village, in a
secluded glen at the foot of Mt. Shasta's partially extinct volcano, far from
the beaten paths that lead to our civilization, there live the last descendants
of the first, inhabitants of this earth, the Lemurians...
"That these Lemurians who live in California are
cognizant of the disaster that befell their ancestors is revealed in the fact
that each night, at midnight throughout the entire year, they perform a ritual
of thanksgiving and adoration to `Guatama,' which is the Lemurian name for America.
The chief object of this midnight ceremony is to celebrate the escape of their
forbears from the doomed Lemuria and their safe arrival in Guatama ...
" The Lemurians have been seen on various occasions;
they have been encountered in the Shasta forest, but only for a brief glimpse,
for they possess the uncanny secret knowledge of the Tibetan masters and, if
they desire, can blend themselves into their surroundings and vanish.
"At times they came into the neighboring towns-tall,
barefoot, noble-looking men, with close-cropped hair, dressed in spotless white
robes that resemble in style the enveloping garment worn by the high-caste East
Indian women today-to patronize certain stores.
"Indeed, the records reveal that at one time an
official visit was made to the city of San Francisco by a white-robed patriarch
from the mystic village. He came on foot with an escort of younger men
Northern california’s Mount Shasta
The descendants of
the Lemurians live here!
to bring greetings and assurance of goodwill upon the
anniversary of the founding of their sacred retreat in California...
"Various merchants in the vicinity of Shasta report,
that these white-robed men occasionally come to their stores. Their purchases
are of a peculiar nature. They have bought enormous quantities of sulphur as
well as a great deal of salt. They buy lard in bulk quantities, for which they
bring their own containers, peculiar transparent bladders. The gay materials
and novelties of our modern civilization do not attract these simple people at
"Their purchases are always paid for with gold
nuggets, since of course they have no money, and the gold always exceeds the
value of the merchandise.
"As an illustration of the true scientific knowledge
possessed by these Lemurians, we can take the forest fires that raged in many
parts of Northern California last year as an example. When a formidable fire
crept up Mt. Shasta, threatening the mystic village, they caused a wall of
invisible protection to rise between the village and the forest. fires. As the
flames reached that, certain point, they were mysteriously arrested, snuffed
"One can see the very definite line where the fires
ceased to this day. . . "
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Ground was broken Saturday, Sept. 15, to mark the start of
construction on Radio Understanding, the new age radio station to be built at
Merlin, Ore. Further details on construction and photographs of progress being
made will be published in future issues of this magazine.
The radio fund swelled to $687.06 last month. Donors
included Understanding Unit #51 at Sayre, Pa.; Happy Tharp of Walla Walla,
Wash.; Marcella Fortune of Loma Linda, Calif.; Feral Carsen of Washington, D.
C., and George Chase of San Francisco, California.
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(Editor's Note: The following is another in a
series of El Monte Unit 1 research reports on New Age
organizations and ideas)
The title of your magazine: "UNDERSTANDING" has
great appeal to me as it is by UNDERSTANDING all people, in fact ALL Life, as
much as possible as a goal, that we learn to love and expand and thus in the
greatest humility can serve better and learn from all. A Great Spiritual being
has said: "Stretch your capacity for impersonal love-broaden the horizon
of your UNDERSTANDING. Be big in all senses of the word."
Thus VEGANISM is based on better UNDERSTANDING of All
Life, thus more love to all, as UNDERSTANDING brings greater love and
compassion to all Life and consequently brings us closer to Lasting World
My inborn love for and desire to help all who suffer:
humans of ALL Races, animals of ALL kinds, etc., made me a Vegetarian about 50
years ago. Later on a tied cow moaning for her baby, also tied up at the other
side of the road and grieving for her mother, let me to investigate the whole
problem and soon I found out that the terrible cruelties in husbandry,
transportation and final slaughter of ALL the so-called food animals goes on
just the same, as long as we Vegetarians keep on consuming dairy products and
eggs; thus I discarded them both. This was long before the word
"VEGAN" was coined.
Much later, to my tremendous satisfaction, in 1944 the
English Vegan Society was formed, issuing the splendid English Vegan Quarterly and
distributing many pamphlets of most valuable information in regard to the
horrible suffering of animals to satisfy our perverted taste and also pointing
out the great benefit to humans who want to become Vegans, based on Love and
Compassion. Since 1944 this English Vegan Society has made great strides and
grown very much. All over the country they have Vegan eating places, Vegan
guest houses, Vegan Health Homes, etc. Much has been done for Vegan pregnant
women and later on their Vegan babies and children, proving great success in
health, mentality and good behavior.
In the meantime some feeble efforts were made in the U.S.A.
get the many Vegans here together. But it, was Mr. Jay Dinshah,
son of the famous scientist on Color Therapy (Specto-Chrome in every Home) who
founded the American Vegan Society, Inc., in Jan. 1960, issuing a splendid
informative monthly, named "AHINSA," a Sanskrit word having two
meaning: 1. Harmless, 2. Doing Good. The Society is based on Love and
Compassion, KINSHIP WITH ALL LIFE, as outlined in the following:
A bstinence from all animal products
H armlessness, as a Way
of Thoughts, Word and Deed;
the practice of Harmony therewith;
to Mankind and ALL of Creation;
of Knowledge and TRUTH.
Mr. Jay Dinshah, the President-Founder, has spread the
Vegan principles far and wide, as the AHINSA monthly goes to many parts of the
world, finding great response. He also has successfully completed a Coast to
Coast Lecture tour of about 6 months, offering splendid, constructive
information and enlightening books on his book table, before and after he has
lectured at various conventions and other places.
His charming young wife is the secretary. We can expect
great things from these energetic, brilliant young people, devoted to the cause
of harmlessness and good deeds. They are assisted by their board of Director
and Trustees, who are equally sincere and vitally interested.
Anybody desiring more information may write to Mr. Jay Dinshah,
Route 4, Box 817, Escondido, Calif., and can become a member to learn and
receive the monthly AHINSA. But for the higher membership, they have to become
or be strict Vegans.
As you now have read the Vegan principles, most of you
will UNDERSTAND that VEGANISM in its highest aspects is basic for the welfare
of humans, animals, vegetation, etc., etc.
Who can imagine a strictly ethical Vegan preparing for
war, being in favor of Capital Punishment, nourishing Race hate, making great
trouble about the various religions, hating other nations, exploiting other
classes and one another, etc.
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Who can imagine a strict and well-informed Vegan working
in a slaughter house, dairy farm, or poultry industry or use its products, or
fish, or hunt, or vivisect?
Which enlightened Vegan will still use artificial
fertilizers, poisonous sprays, etc., to slowly poison mother Earth, our own
vegetation, kill insects and incidentally birds, cats, dogs, and us too? So we
can go on and on.
We simply want to enlighten ourselves and others and then
bring the newer knowledge into practice. Anyone with a heart for Love and
Lasting World Peace will want to investigate all these numerous basic aspects
of general living and slowly grow to the best we know. W e all are here to
learn and if possible to teach in all humility and expand our understanding, as
your magazine so wisely stands for.
-Dr. C. Nimmo, D.C.
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Were I to love my brother less
Because his love returns not mine;
Then I would sadly twist the Fate,
That makes us both so truly Thine.
Were I to judge his every act
As other than his nature knows;
Then I would naught but live that act
As falsely as the thought that grows.
So let us live our lives today
That all the parts be free
To live the measure of Thy Plan,
And in the act, be one with Thee.
Isa-phene, July, 1962
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Thank you for the issue of August 1962, with word in it of
Religious Research Foundation, Inc. We appreciate this notice very much.
Also, I am quite interested in your article in the same
issue on the ability of twins to have a special rapport each with the other. In
our reincarnation research, it seems indicated that our identical twins are
actually the same soul, in literally a twin incarnation. Fraternal twins, even
though not as close as identical twins, usually have quite a reason for
closeness as well. I believe this item will be mentioned, and some of the material
of this particular article from your magazine included in my new book, The
Scientific Evidence for Reincarnation, which Doubleday plans to publish
early in 1963.
I greatly enjoy the dedication of your magazine:
"Dedicated to the propagation of a better understanding among all of the
peoples of the earth, and of those who are not of earth!"
With all good wishes,
Religious Research Foundation
437 N. Kenmore Ave.,
Los Angeles 4, Calif.
We are enclosing $1 for 4 more copies of the September
issue of Understanding. Without a doubt this is one of the best issues you have
had for a long time. The article on page 3 "What Happens When We
Die?" is as accurate in description as words of the third dimension can
make it . . .
It is high time that some intelligent approach to death
(so-called) is presented to the world, that is to say, the Christian world ...
J. M. Gross
P.O. Box 282,
On July 7 while coming home from a meeting in Chico (Calif.)
I saw a green fireball about 8 inches in diameter going west towards the Pacific
On July 17 going home from a grange meeting I saw a white
fireball going southeast.
On August 1 at Camp Cleave which is located 5 miles up the
river from Junction City, three members of the Chico club called a meeting with
three local people and all witnessed a grand display by the space friends.
The vibrations at this camp are very good and any members
passing through are invited to stop and rest or meditate.
Yours Very Truly,
G. C. Cottingham, Box 475,
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TEST CONDUCTED AT OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Sept. 15,1962
10:00 to 10:05-Number, SEVEN
10:05 to 10:10-Color of disc, RED
10:10 to 10:15-Ball, block or hoop, HOOP
10:15 to 10:20-Card was, NINE OF HEARTS
10:20 to 10:25-Book or magazine, FATE Magazine, Sept.
10:25 to 10:30-Mystery object was, DISH OF COOKIES
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Saturday, October 20, 1962-Hope Troxell, founder of the
Pasadena "School of Thought" and author of "Wisdom of the
Universe," will speak for the INGLEWOOD UNIT OF UNDERSTANDING on the
subject "The New Race of Man" at 8 p.m. in the Business and
Professional Women's Clubhouse, 820 Java St., Inglewood, Calif.
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Spacerama Convention Report
President Dan Fry and Corresponding Secretary Florence
Twitchell represented Understanding during the first three days of the
Spacerama convention at Marysville, Wash., July 28-30. Dan showed the film
"The Day the Earth Stood Still," which depicts a visit to the earth
by a visitor from another planet, each evening and gave several talks during
the days. The convention went on for 16 days. Other speakers included author
Dana Howard, Wayne Aho and a representative of the National Health Federation.
News of Other Units
EL MONTE, Calif., Unit #1, held a discussion group in
August, at which Alex Penzenik gave a presentation of the principles of Subud.
The discussion went on into the morning hours. In Sept. Mrs. Ethel O. Hankey
presented a talk on the Tarot, with many books and several sets of Tarot cards
providing a most informative and interesting evening for all present. October
will be a month of rest for the unit, as the Campbell's, hosts of the
discussion groups, will be on vacation.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Unit #11, heard a lecture by Riley Crabb,
director of Borderland Sciences Research Associates, during Sept. The talk
dealt with evidence to the effect that the moon is inhabited. It was
illustrated with color slides.
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Unit #22, submits the following report
On the evening of Sept. 8 we were privileged to hear a most interesting and
informative lecture by Dr. Eugene E. Whitworth, founder of Great Western University,
San Francisco, Calif. His topic was "Mystic and Myth of the American
Indian." On July 7 we had the pleasure of hearing the late Carlton J.
Hollenbeck, archaeologist, author, teacher, who spoke on his travels and
experiences in the Holy Land, Mexico and Yucatan. We are looking forward to
Oct. 6 when Michael X is scheduled to speak to us on "Mysteries Beyond the
Earth." At a recent membership meeting we received five new members."
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Unit #44 reports the following
through President Charles Rhoades : "When you don't receive news from Unit
#44 it isn't because there isn't anything going on. It just means we're too
darn busy to write. Since our last letter, Roy Eugene Davis stopped with us for
a couple of days, and a couple of lectures, of course: `The Soul Lives Forever'
and `The Secret of Self Contemplation.' This young fellow speaks our language
and we predict he'll be one of the country's top writers and lecturers within
two years. We realize, of course, there are many people who accord him this
status now ... Ron and June Ormand spent some time with us recently and we
convinced Ron he should show his film of his travels in the `Far East.' What
started out to be a small private showing turned into an overflow crowd at a
rented lecture hall. (Carried in extra chairs till we had them packed like
sardines, then opened up the doors and started seating them out in the hall
must have been close to two hundred people in all, counting those who left
because we couldn't find any place to put, more seats.) That portion of the
film showing Terte, the bloodless surgeon of the Philippines at work drew the
most comment ... Our "New Age Center" here is now one step closer to
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