For December, 1962
BEHIND THE CUBA SHOWDOWN ....................................................... 2
CALLING ALL REPORTERS ....................................................................................... 3
World report ........................................................................................................... 4
REMEMBER TO PRACTICE ........................................................................................ 7
SOUTHERN OREGON UFO ACTIVITY INCREASING ........................................... 8
THE CHINESE-A PEOPLE OF DESTINY .................................................................. 9
LETTER TO THE EDITOR ............................................................................................ 11
SUBUD ............................................................................................................................. 12
ESP TEST DATA ............................................................................................................ 13
Poet’s corner .......................................................................................................... 13
TRUTH .............................................................................................................................. 14
TAPE DEPARTMENT .................................................................................................... 15
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 17
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EDITOR ........................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
asst. editor ............................................................................. cleve
circulation manager ........................................................... edna
staff artist ................................................................................... gus
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VOLUME VII DECEMBER, 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.
The events of the recent Cuban crisis provide a rather
interesting demonstration of just how much bluff is involved in the Soviet
Union's cold war tactics. Once the United States government finally got around
to calling Khrushchev on one of his bluffs, he was forced to back down.
One of the little known factors in the showdown over Cuba
was the fact that the United States now has some 30 times the nuclear striking
power of the Soviet Union and 30 times the capability of delivering it. If a
nuclear entanglement had come about, the United States would have been hurt,
but the Soviet Union could well have been wiped off the map. Khrushchev knew
this, and so when President Kennedy made the statement. that the launching of a
missile from Cuba on ANY nation would be considered by the United States as a
direct attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, subject to full
retaliation, he successfully called Khrushchev's bluff.
The Soviets managed to save face by referring to the back
down as a move in the interest of world peace. And at the same time, it is
probably doubtful that all Russian missiles have been removed from Cuba. Some
Cuban exiles have reported that missiles are being hidden in caves. These
exiles aren't being taken very seriously by
the United States. But, they weren't taken very seriously
either when they reported some time ago that the Russians were moving offensive
weapons into Cuba.
The statement that the United States has 30 times the
nuclear striking power of the Soviet Union may seem surprising in the light of
the "missile gap" issue that was used during the 1960 presidential
elections. Data to support these figures, however, can be found in a very
interesting article entitled "Steps Toward Disarmament," by P. M. S. Blackett
in the April, 1962, issue of the magazine "Scientific American." The
data in this article tends to indicate that the Soviet strategy has been to
build only enough nuclear weapons to be able to retaliate in event of an attack
by the United States or any other nation, and to put all other available funds
and effort into propaganda and subversion activities. The Soviet leaders
apparently have recognized that they could not hope to overcome the Western
powers in warfare, and are therefore attempting to do so on an ideological
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There was a time when this magazine's principal problem
was finding enough material to fill the pages. Some years ago your editors
threatened to put out an issue with nothing but blank pages, except for a
notation to the effect that this particular issue contained all of the material
that had been submitted for it during the preceding month.
Today a slightly different situation faces our magazine.
In one sense we have more than enough material being submitted every month, and
in another sense we still have too little. Many faithful Understanding members
and magazine readers have sent in lengthy articles dealing with philosophical
and spiritual topics, so many in fact that it has become difficult to
acknowledge them all. Quite a few of these articles have been highly
inspirational, and your editors certainly recognize the amount of work that
contributors must put into creating these efforts and appreciate receiving
In order to fulfill its purpose, however, a magazine such
as ours must reach as wide a circulation as possible, and in order to do that
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it must achieve a balance in content. Unfortunately, the
lengthy philosophical and spiritual types of articles we have received in such
abundance have a rather limited appeal. A recent survey of some of our readers
indicates a need for more of the factual-report-on unusual-subjects type of
article, such as the stories we've published in recent issues on "What
Happens When We Die?" "The Lemurians on Mount Shasta," "UFOs
in Southwestern Oregon" and "The Rock That Made Rain."
Your editors have a few more such articles in the works
for future issues, but the subject matter available in southern Oregon and
northern California for this type of writing is limited. We need to have some
additional "reporters" on our staff, people who would be willing to
take a little time and research some unusual subject or event and write us a
report on it, 1,000 words or less, with photographs when possible. Perhaps a
world-wide network of such reporters could be set up, to be used later by Radio
Understanding, the radio station now under construction at Merlin, Oregon.
In order that no one will go to a lot, of time and effort
on a story we cannot use, it is suggested that "reporters" contact
your editors first regarding story ideas before actually doing any work on them..
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Insecticides Dangerous as Raw Sewage, Doctor Says
LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 29, 1962 (Associated Press) -Insecticides are as dangerous
as raw sewage to public health, says a national conservation leader.
L. C. Binford, Portland, Ore., president of the Izaak Walton
League, said Friday in a speech prepared for the President's Water Control
Advisory Board, that insecticides, herbicides, pesticides and detergents
present as great a water pollution problem as does raw sewage.
Binford said federal, state and local governments and
must find some way to remove these elements from rivers
and streams or the national health will be endangered.
"I am, of course, primarily interested in how it
affects fish and wildlife," Binford said. "But, as a human being, I
am thoroughly worried over the health hazard these insecticides and detergents
Book Sparks Debate on Use of Chemical Sprays
(From United Press International, Sept. 6,
Is man poisoning his own environment by waging chemical
warfare against plant and insect pests?
The question would have been dismissed as absurd 20 years
ago. Today it is being seriously debated by scientists and Government
It has been made relevant, if not urgent, by far-reaching
change in the methods by which man carries on his age old struggle against bugs
Before World War II, chemical poisons played a relatively
minor role in this battle. Then came DDT, which was credited with saving 5
million lives during the war by controlling insect-borne diseases.
After the war, laboratories began turning out a whole
arsenal of chemical pesticides-2, 4-D, Malathion, Dieldrin, and hundreds of
Farmers, foresters, public health agencies, housewives and
home gardeners took up the new weapons with enthusiasm. Production of
pesticides became a major U. S. industry, with annual sales totaling $300
million. Last year, about one billion pounds of chemical poisons were sprayed
over America's farms, forests and gardens.
The services which pesticides perform, in raising output
of food and fiber and protecting public health, have been frequently extolled.
But some biological scientists have come to look upon the mounting use of
chemical poisons as a menace -- to wildlife, to the balance of nature and to
Their viewpoint is dramatically expressed in a new book,
"Silent Spring," by Rachel Carson, author of the 1951 best.-seller,
"The Sea Around Us." Portions of Miss Carson's slashing attack on
pesticide were published by the New Yorker Magazine in June. The entire book
will be published in October by the Houghton-Mifflin Co.
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On the basis of the furor it already has raised,
"Silent Spring" seems likely to rank as the most controversial book
The National Agricultural Chemicals Association, speaking
for the pesticides industry, has denounced it as "one sided and
unfair." The American Chemical Society has protested that Miss Carson's
warnings are "strongly flavored with sensationalism."
But the Audubon Society of Naturalists and the Wildlife
Federation of America have hailed "Silent Spring" as a sober and well
documented report on pesticide perils.
Miss Carson, trained marine biologist who was formerly on
the staff of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife service, says wholesale use of'
chemical poisons is causing "severe and, in some cases, catastrophic"
losses of wildlife.
But her main concern is for human beings. Man, she says,
is rapidly poisoning his own environment. He is polluting his streams, his food
supply and even the air he breathes with deadly poisons which, absorbed in
minute quantities over a lifetime, may have incalculably harmful effects on his
health and his progeny.
She says some pesticides now in use are
carcinogens-chemicals capable of causing cancer. She calls attention to their
demonstrated genetic effect on lower forms of life and asks why man should
assume his own species to be immune.
Finally, she charges that chemical control of pests has
been vastly overrated in effectiveness. Wholesale use of man-made poisons
upsets the delicate "balance of nature," she contends and, by
destroying natural checks, sometimes results in making insect pests more numerous
and troublesome than before.
Miss Carson argues that far better results can be obtained
against insect and plant pests, with far less danger, by employing
"biological controls," the use of nature's own weapons, as in the
introduction of a natural predator to check an insect infestation. A classic
example is the widespread use of milky spore disease to curb Japanese beetles.
Smog Sears Ventura County Crops
VENTURA, Calif., Oct., 1962-Los Angeles smog has struck a
costly blow to Ventura county lettuce and spinach growers, the loss estimated
at nearly a half million dollars.
Growers report the heaviest concentration of smog in the
history of the Oxnard plain area blew in on an east wind draft last Friday,
Saturday and Sunday.
The chemical laden damp air burned tender leaves of
romaine, Boston "butter" and some head lettuce at the critical time
Farm Adviser Cal Delphey explained that as soon as the
outer leaves of lettuce and spinach plants are burned by smog, they are no longer
able to stand up under shipping conditions and spoil within a few days.
While some of the smog might have originated in Ventura County,
Delphey said he believed most of it came from the Los Angeles basin. Growers
generally agreed the damage this year was the worst they had ever experienced
since the Oxnard plain became a haven in the past 15 years for growers fleeing
the Los Angeles area where smog crop damage is common.
(Editor's note: If smog can burn the outer leaves of lettuce
and spinach plants, one wonders what it can do to the human lungs.)
Mystery Material From Sky
(The Desert News and Telegram of Salt Lake City,
Utah, reported the following on October 19, 1962:)
Great globs of white, sticky material fell from the sky
Thursday afternoon and settled in balls and sheets and threads over much of the
Utah Power and Light Co. Gadsby Plant, 1407 W. North Temple.
Some pieces were 60 to 70 feet long and gave the
appearance of a tattered parachute. But the substance was sticky and
disintegrated into nothing when stretched far enough.
Some 50 employees first saw the white material high in the
sky about 2 p.m.
Pete Beloz, a transmission engineer, said, "At. first
it looked like two or three parachutes coming down. Then as it came closer, we
saw it was big globs of this stuff. A lot of it got tangled up in transmission
lines, but it didn't cause any trouble. It was all over the place. I've never
seen anything like it before."
He said some of it was in big balls, other parts were in
sheets and threads. "It looked like a tarantula spider web," he said.
The material came from the north and fell from the sky for
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20 minutes, apparently mostly in the area of the Gadsby
No one knew what the mysterious substance was, but guesses
ranged from something caused by the Hercules explosion Wednesday afternoon to
an invasion from outer space.
Dr. Grant, Wynn of the State Health Department, informed
of the phenomena Friday, said he had "no guess as to what the substance
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PRACTICE TO REMEMBER
Each individual has formed and is forming all the time,
certain habits of living, whether consciously or unconsciously, which assist or
retard his spiritual growth. Just as our habits dealing with the physical and
material world determine our efficiency or inefficiency in managing our lives,
so do certain habits apply to our spiritual nature.
Some people are attracted to my, teachings because, they
say, they do not have the time to spend in long hours of silent, meditation, as
so many truth teachings recommend; that this teaching assists them to practice
and live the life while going about their mundane affairs.. This does not mean
however, that meditation is not important. Everyone should spend some time BEING
STILL, both without and within, sitting or lying down quietly alone, meditation
on the inward man, waiting to hear His Voice for direction or counsel at least
for two periods a day, morning and night, and more often if possible. But aside
from this, one should remember to practice THE PRESENCE, by turning within for
leading and guidance in every thing he says, does; or thinks.
We learn by doing. If one remembers to practice the
PRESENCE, and keeps practicing to remember, the habit will become established and
nothing can prevent the light of Christ, from coming forth in the life of that
The DIVINE PRESENCE within each of us is like unto a most
dependable, wise and loyal friend. Isaiah called Him the WONDERFUL COUNSELOR,
the Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of
HIS government and peace
there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon
his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice
from hence forth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform
this." Isa. 9:6,7.
Remember that your own Higher Self is the Lord God of your
being. Although this SELF should be the ruler in your life, all too often we
forget to consult with Him and go our own willful way. This is a mistake. If
the kingdom is to be established within us with judgment and with justice, the
counsel of the Higher Self is most essential. In our paper called FREE
MEDITATION, which anyone can have for a self-addressed stamped envelope, we
liken the Christ to a little child. This PRESENCE must grow within us until we
ACTUALLY BECOME IT, or rather come to the realization that we are IT. As John
the Baptist put it: "He must increase, and I must decrease."
The mortal "I" is all too prominent in the
average individual. The immortal "I AM" has been disregarded and
unable to function without our consent. The freedom we are allowed to exercise
has become "FREE DOOM." The mortal I is doomed to death, because it
refuses to accept the truth of being, the gift of God which is LIFE ETERNAL
here and now. But those who can accept it and desire to march forward into the
light will do well to form the habit of PRACTICING THE PRESENCE, each and every
moment of the day, knowing that we live and move and have our being in God
(Ever-present Life) and He lives and moves and has His being in us. Give up the
dual thought of life and death, and realize that THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL, in which
you are living right now, and act as if it is impossible for your body to age
or die; because in reality one does not die, but only kills his body with
bad-will thinking and other negatives that result in death of his body temple.
"What house will ye build me, saith the Lord, what is the place of my
rest?" Acts. 7:49.
Why not WAKE UP THE GOD IN YOU AND LIVE, and learn HOW TO
THINK TO LIVE FOREVER?
Little Rock, Ark.
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SOUTHERN OREGON UFO ACTIVITY INCREASING
Unidentified flying objects appear to be making an
increasingly large number of appearances over southern Oregon. At least nine
sightings were reported between May 31 and Sept. 17 of this year, according to
Carroll Watson of Shady Cove, Ore., whose interest in UFO sightings was
reported in the April and May, 1962, issues of Understanding. When those
articles appeared, we reported that Watson had compiled details on 37 Oregon
UFO sightings since 1950. Today he has information on close to 50 in all.
Perhaps most spectacular of the new sightings took place
on June 9 when two objects were sighted by five young men of high school age in
Medford, Ore. The first of the objects, observed for 20 to 25 minutes through
a telescope, appeared to be an Adamski type saucer with three porthole-like
spots along the top of the dome and three landing gear type of devices on the
bottom. Second, the boys observed a cigar shaped object.
One of the youths also reported having seen a star-like
object on the night of May 31. The object moved in a northerly direction, then
hovered for 15 minutes, then headed east. and disappeared. It was. also seen by
seven other persons in the Medford area.
In mid June two 16-year-old boys were fishing in the Rogue
River near Shady Cove, Ore., just after sundown when they saw a red
fireball-like object coming slowly up the river just above the tree tops. It
was round, made no noise and was about the size of a car, they said.
A Shady Cove woman on June 24 reported seeing an object
about as large as Venus on a highway five miles north of Medford. She stopped
her car and watched. First the object got brighter. Then in a space of two
minutes it faded out and disappeared.
Another group of Shady Cove residents, including Watson
himself, saw an object moving slowly over tree tops approximately three miles
away from where they were watching. The date was June 29. The object bore two
red lights which, from observation through a telescope, they judged to be about
two feet apart. One of the lights was blinking on and off; the other was
steady. The object had no sound, in sharp contrast to a conventional airplane
which flew by
during the observation of the UFO. The UFO's lights were
much more intense than those of the conventional aircraft, the observers
On July 29, another Shady Cove man observed a star like
object move and then stop periodically as it made its way across the sky. On
July 31 a Medford man saw a white light for three seconds before it disappeared
behind a ridge. He said it was going too slow to be a meteor and too fast to be
a flare attached to a parachute.
A cigar shaped object was observed on Sept. 17 by a
Prospect, Ore., woman. It hovered for 1.0 minutes, then moved away slowly.
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Gung Hsing Wang, an attaché to the American Chinese
Embassy during the second World War, wrote a book about his country and its
people, hoping for a clearer understanding between the two countries.
He cited that research shows they have had knowledge of,
and practiced the cosmic laws for the past 5,000 years.
It was not until the last 2,500 years, through the teachings
of Confucius that they lived under a Golden Rule similar to ours-before it was
mostly the welfare of the family and the sanction of God.
Wang quotes Confucius as saying, "Those who strive to
bring about the Golden Rule in a World Society must first put their nation in
order. An orderly nation is impossible unless the families within it are well
managed. To manage the family well implies the presence of mind and the
earnestness of will."
Listen now to Confucius' comments on applying the Golden
Rule, "When the Golden Rule shall finally prevail, the World will belong
"They will elect the virtuous and be able to take
charge of affairs. There will be mutual trust and neighborliness. People will
not only love their own parents and look after their own children, but the aged
will find happiness during their remaining years. The able-bodied will be
usefully employed. The young will be properly brought up. The weak, widowed,
the maimed and the crippled will have care.
"There will be such a plenty of commodities
everywhere that people no longer will find it necessary to own them.
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"Conspiracies and disorders will disappear forever.
This is the Golden Rule."
Let us of America remember this and the Chinese people
with understanding and compassion when they start what we choose to call the
third World War.
Because according to Nostradamus they have been chosen by
the Powers that Be to do this thing. Why? Because no other people can work as
long hours with less food, take more punishment without complaint and they have
by far the largest population; including the 11,700,000 of their wealthiest
already established in Asia Minor where the war will most. likely start.
They will also pick up many allies as they move along, not
India, Asia, Egypt or America, so you figure that one out.
Nostradamus says the war will last seven years, plus
twenty months of skirmishes before an Armistice is signed. Then it will take
five years four months to build a new World Government.
Twenty great Beings will come from a big black object in
the air to help the seven remaining recognized world leaders work out this new
World Government. The Eagle (America) will be fortunate. Read Daniel 12th
Chapter, the first verse, to see who is our protector. Nostradamus says
"And the Eagle Shall Ride on His Wrist."
Now, who are those who will survive? Those who know and
live by the Golden Rule and the Basic Cosmic laws; also those who desire and
strive to understand and live by those laws.
Some basic laws I find interesting:
1. That 2X2=4, two times two, equals four, not what we are
told today it means.
2. Love thy neighbor as thyself, not more. Do not let him
ride piggyback on your shoulders while you carry his burdens. You have no right
to do that to him or yourself.
3. Balance of labor and industry. To keep a balanced
economy. Spend your money now for what you want and need. Nostradamus says our
dollar will be worth one and one-fourth cents when the war is over. Spend now
and keep our economy strong.
4. The law that nothing gets colder than at zero, only
more condensed and still. The molecules of the atom show less vibration when
cold which scientists call "order." Heat is "disorder."
5. What makes the stars sing? Those who know color-music
know this law of color vibration.
6. The law of tithing, the least understood law of all. Do
you know that if you give for God's work you have the right. for a tenfold
increase? But who can give freely without constantly wondering when that
increase will come back to him?
No wonder Jesus said, "It's easier for a camel to go
through the eve of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven." Not that
a man does not have a right to wealth but, can he give freely without watching
for the manifestation of his supply?
This is a two part law. Part two: If you use of your tithe
money for personal or commercial needs, you must. replace it. tenfold. That
makes a balanced law; think about it.
Nostradamus does not say when the Chinese will move out.,
but if you want to add the years and months stated above and subtract from the
date most often quoted in the books we read, as the time the new age will come
into manifestation, you will find it will not be many years.
Then remember the Chinese people with tolerance. There is
none other who could stand up under what it will be necessary that they endure.
They do have a reward though, at the final reckoning.
- Margaret J. Barnett
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This is to thank you for sending me several
"Understandings" and printing my article ("Veganism" which
appeared in the Oct., 1962, issue).
Under separate cover I am sending you a copy of
"Stepping Stones." I hope it may be of value to you. May the New Year
continue to bring you physical and spiritual well-being and success in your work.
Yours for cooperation and understanding with and of all
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(The following is another in a series from the El Monte
Unit #1 Research Project on New Age organizations and ideas.)
Subud is a religious training and experience intended to
help mankind towards spiritual regeneration.
The founder of Subud is Muhammad Subuh or Pak Subuh. He
was born in Java in 1901 and passed "through the process of spontaneous
spiritual transformation" between the ages of 24 and 27. At 33 he received
the revelation that he was to transmit to all men who asked for it the
spiritual Power received by him.
J. C. Bernett states: "Subud is a method of spiritual
training that develops all the powers of man, purifies his nature and awakens
his true self. It acts upon the physical body, the feelings and the mind, and
also upon the hidden inner powers from which come healing, inner vision or
clairvoyance. It gives men and women a new capacity for understanding
themselves and others. The results are seen both in outer life, which becomes
harmonious and effectual, and in the inner life which becomes free and
Subud is not a religion, a creed nor a philosophy but its
practice adds depth and significance to all life. To become a member of Subud
means merely to participate in the spiritual training and experience of the
Power. There is a three month waiting period during which time the seeker
acquaints himself with the nature of the experience by study and personal contact,
after which he "asks" to be " opened."
This "opening" is given through one who has
passed the experience personally. Then comes a two to three month period of
practice with supervision of the Subud experience (latihan) before the
exercises are practiced alone or with other groups.
The term "latihan," associated with Subud, is
explained as "a non-verbal spiritual training." It consists in the
practice of submitting one's own personal will to the "Will of God."
As the experience is individual it can neither be described nor explained but
rather must be learned by doing the exercises with those who have already
received the Power.
For those desirous of further details we suggest the
interesting text by J. C. Bennett : Concerning Subud. For a complete list of
Subud literature you may write: The Dharma Book Company, P.O. Box 176, Old
Chelsea Station, New York 11, New York.
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Unit 44 of Oklahoma City, Okla., would like to again take
this opportunity to invite all members of Understanding and their friends to
join in these E.S.P. mind-casts the third Friday evening of each month. These
tests start promptly at 10:00 P.M., Central Standard Time (The same time the
year round as Oklahoma stays with Standard Time instead of going to D.S.T.
through the summer months).
The first thirty minutes of these tests are designed for
those who are just beginning to flex their E.S.P. muscles and the last thirty
minutes, from 10:30 P.M. to 11:00 P.M., are for those who find the first thirty
minutes of tests too simple.
The next issue of Understanding Magazine following each
series of tests carries the correct data covering the first thirty minutes of
tests and any Understanding member may write Understanding Unit #44, 2856 N. W.
18 Street, Oklahoma City, Okla., inclosing a self addressed stamped envelope
and receive the correct data for the last thirty minutes of tests.
The following information was mind-cast by Unit 44, Nov. 16, 1962.
10:00 to 10:05-Number, 4 (FOUR)
10:05 to 10:10-Color of Disc, GREEN
10:10 to 10:15-Ball, Block or Hoop, BALL
10:15 to 10:20-Card was, QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
10:20 to 10:25-Book or Magazine was, DICTIONARY (Webster)
10:25 to 10:30-Mystery Object was, ALARM CLOCK
If you have a friend claiming E.S.P. abilities, here's his
chance to prove it to everyone's satisfaction.
DECEMBER, 1962 15
Christmas Night in Santa Cruz Mountains
Swathed in luminous garments
Walks these Mountains of
The Holy Cross,
While the Voice of a Night-bird, caresses
-LINES & RHYMES
Sue Ann Gerlach,
Los Gatos, California
Volumes and volumes of books, pamphlets, sermons and words
both written and spoken have poured forth on the subject of Truth since the
beginning of mankind.
One may hear Truth expounded on almost every street corner
in the larger cities. Our churches, tabernacles, temples and now television are
filled with "Truth Speakers," and as must, be, enough "Truth Seekers"
to encourage the "Speakers" to continue. So it is and has been.
What is this thing TRUTH, that so many are searching for
and just as many, if not more, are so willing to share with anyone who will
Once a man of acclaimed intelligence in his sermon shouted
loudly and long that: "Truth is the key and all must search for
Truth." After listening repeatedly to these statements in his talk it came
to mind perhaps this man was not truly so intelligent as had been thought. Here
he was talking over an hour on Truth yet never once did he say what truth was.
He did say: "Truth could not be denied... " "Truth was man's
salvation... " "Truth could set men free... "
Years later the realization came of why the man did not
ever say just what Truth was. Indeed he was an intelligent man, a man of
wisdom. All through his speech -were hidden Truths and most of them boiling
down to one fact: "Truth is many things to many people."
Once this realization took hold it did indeed open new
horizons. It was not the fact that Truth itself changes-for Truth is-but the
fact that the individual's aspects change from day to day even concerning that
same Truth. What is held as Truth today may appear tomorrow to be only
half-truth and so it goes, and ever grows,
It was once Truth to people on this earth that it was an
impossibility to pick up a piece of wire with a flat speaker on the ends and
converse with people on the other side of the world. Yet today it is a very
solid Truth that a, day seldom passes without most of us using this wire and
speakers (phone) at least once.
When one can consciously conceive the fact that the angles
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aspects of Truth change (there is nothing so consistent as
change) it opens up a complete new, world of understanding. It replaces arguments,
anger and many other grievances with new understanding and new hope. Two people
in the midst of a red hot argument are actually speaking Truth for that moment
... each speaking Truth in his own aspect and W his own level of understanding
of that moment.
Would it then not be more reasonable to broaden ourselves
in the matter of understanding Truth? Let understanding of ever changing and
expanding aspects of Truth replace any former radicalism. We have only to
review our own lives to see where this growing, expanding pattern of Truth has
given its own proof of these words.
As we reach forth our hands in friendship, our hearts in
love and as we walk in our own aura of understanding let us not only know and
feel our own developing and expanding Truth but let us also give others the
benefit of allowing them the freedom of their own growing Truths. Let us truly
realize TRUTH IS MANY THINGS TO MANY PEOPLE, and in our meditations and prayers
ask for our own growth of Truth to make itself known and shown thru us.
Brotherhood of Man
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Giant Rock Report
The ninth annual Giant Rock Convention was hosted by Mr.
and Mrs. George Van Tassel on October 27th and 28th. Argosg Magazine
commissioned a reporter to do a factual report on both the convention and the
work of some of the guest speakers. The selection of "Miss Outer
Space," a charming 16 year old redhead named Vena; and the development of
a Polaroid snap of one of the speakers which revealed three UFOs, added to the
Perhaps the underlying feeling of the convention was one
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below by Mrs. Donald Knight of Ventura, Calif.
"We need quickened minds and men of action to meet
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Speakers included George Van Tassel, Orfeo Angelucci, Dan
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NEVADA CITY, Calif., Unit #2, reports that, "Our
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months we would hold our meetings from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M., the first Wednesday
each month." Fourteen were present, and four new members signed up. More
DETROIT, Mich., Unit #28 - The new treasurer, Victor T. Kucharek,
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twelve copies of the October issue of Understanding.
SAYRE, Pa., Unit #51-Marie Porter, secretary, said in a
recent letter, " . . . I would like to tell you of a sighting of a flying
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often. I saw this object. traveling from northeast to southwest, at a terrific
rate of speed. It was oval shaped and sort of gold colored. I was very excited
when I saw it, because I knew what it was, but I was able to see it for only a
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C., Canada Unit .#1-New members are
gradually being added. The secretary, Louise Blanchard, reports that she has
seen spaceships near the North Shore Mountains but not close enough to get a
close look at them.
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