For August, 1965
BUTTONS, AND MARS ................................................................................ 2
THE CONTINUITY OF MANKIND ................................................................................ 3
TALKING ANIMALS AND UNDERSTANDING ......................................................... 4
MIRACLES ....................................................................................................................... 6
FRIENDSHIP BY MAIL .................................................................................................. 7
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING .................................................................................... 12
poet’s corner .......................................................................................................... 14
Book reviews ............................................................................................................ 15
IN MEMORIAM ................................................................................................................. 17
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EDITOR ........................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
asst. editor ........................................................................... kerttu
circulation manager ........................................................... edna
staff artist ................................................................................... gus
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Dedicated to the propagation
of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who
are not of earth.
A well known philosopher once remarked that, "the
science of Astronomy consists principally of a towering superstructure of
postulate, carefully erected upon a foundation of theory which in turn is built
upon a substratum of pure speculation.
"The science is developed and expanded by the process
of discovering or imagining a button and then sewing a shirt on the button.
When this has been done, the button can be used to prove the shirt and the
shirt can be used to prove the button. The astronomer says, "The shirt
must be valid, see how it fits the button; and the button, of course, must be
valid because it is a part of the shirt." He seldom pauses to consider how
many other shirts might fit the button equally well, or that the button might
look even better on a dress!"
Never has the truth of the above assertion been wore
evident than at the present time, when the returns are coming in from the
Martian space probe, Mariner 4. While the probe is sending back to earth a
number of fairly valuable buttons of data, some of the shirts which are being
sewed upon these buttons are quite fantastic in their wealth of imaginative
detail. Sherlock Holmes in his best years, could not have clone as well.
As this article is being written only the first picture
has been released to the public. This picture, taken at a distance of more than
10,000 miles, and with a resolution of only 200 lines, is a remarkable
testimony to the ingenuity and the precision of present day electronic
technology, but aside from this, it contains but little that could be of
interest except to the imagination of the scientist or the layman. Nevertheless,
it. is certain that this imagination will be exercised in many different and
sometimes contradictory directions.
We will comment upon these postulates in future issues of
the magazine, and discuss in detail some of the more fantastic shirts of theory
which are certain to be sewed upon the buttons of data which are returned by
None of the pictures of the planet itself are likely to
have any profound significance but if any of the pictures should show a
reasonably clear image of either of the Martian moons from any distance, that. image'
will probably be of more importance than all of the other data which may be
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Mankind, constantly wondering about his origin, has,
throughout history, searched the religions, the legends and the ancient. ruins
for answers. Standing before the pyramids of Egypt or Yucatan, he has asked
whether two geographically separated civilizations developed the same ideas of
architecture or whether these civilizations might have had some form of
communication. Explorers, discovering two vast networks of roads beginning in
Ecuador, one high in the Andes, eighteen feet wide and extending 3,250 miles
into Argentina, and one coastal road, twenty-four feet wide extending to Chile,
asked what heights of mental awakening or necessity of civilization produced
such means of travel. Similar ancient ruins are found around the world. This
writer has photographed over 500 similar inscriptions or petroglyphs in California,
Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, yet has barely
touched upon the available material. These same symbols have also been
discovered in Egypt, South America, the Orient, and the Pacific
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Islands. Perhaps, at one stage in history, the peoples had
a common, universal "script."
Some Mayans of today claim their ancestors were survivors
of the fabled Atlantis, who also explored North America. North American
Indians, in general, claim such symbols were made by the "ancient
Ones." Similar legendary theme, may be found wherever one travels. A
Prophet came at different times and in different ways-from the sky in a
"ship," from across the waters, or just "appeared" among
the peoples and began teaching. Tribes of today contend that these gods or sky
people either will return or have begun to return. Actually this is not a new occurrence
if we but read with all open mind the Bible and the Greek, Roman, Babylonian,
Persian, Oriental and other classics, for each contain accounts of the
activities of their "gods" and their methods of manifestation.
Why did these visitors come? Indications point to both material
and spiritual advancements for those civilizations. Could it be that when the
helpers or visitors left, mankind finding himself "on his own,"
ignored the lessons taught by these helpers and reverted to selfish and warlike
ways? This writer believes that our visitors have been here many times before
and that they are here again. What we gain and retain from this association is
up to us. It would behoove us to open our minds to the great, truths of the
world-the histories, legends and archeological discoveries -- and view our
world, not from one small framework. but with a mind which may absorb the
concept and truths which all cultures have to offer.
There are many "missing links" on the road to
discovery and interpretation of archeological and historical finds. As some
scientists are probing the vast reaches of space, others are delving farther
and farther back into the vast. space of antiquity. Perhaps as we join the
knowledge of the past with the present and look towards the future, mankind may
awaken and burst into a cycle of enlightenment so brilliant that the dark
clouds of superstition and hate will never again extinguish the light.
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Mr. Fred Kimball has a most unusual talent. He speaks
with the animal world. He tunes in on animal consciousness. We all have read
stories wherein animal thought is apparent as in the case of the clog that
saved a drowning man, written by De Foe in the Reader's Digest some years ago.
Animals may not think in exactly-our vocabulary but the
thought picture is there and it is undoubtedly-this which Mr. Kimball picks up
and converts into our language. When an interpreter tells us that a Slav thinks
we are nice, the interpreter is not picking up that word in the language we
know but merely converts the Slavic term for nice into our particular tongue.
So it is with the animal kingdom. Mr. Kimball get, the impression or meaning,
which is the body of the thought.
All that has ever transpired, or will transpire, is
already in the overall etheric field. How else account for the documented
messages or pictures as witnessed in "One Step Beyond," the
well-known TV program? The average person's brain is so turbulent with the
pressures of modern living that these etheric pictures cannot be reflected. Not
so with the animal consciousness, consequently, the animal picks up that which
is past as well as that which is to come.
Our mistake is the belief that because animals do not
speak vocally they do not talk. Consider the famous Elberfield horses in Maeterlink's
book, The Unknown Quantity, These equines spoke by rapping out the alphabet
with their hooves. Scientists and noted investigators came from far and wide,
to study these horses.
What has all this to do with Understanding and the New
Age? Despite appearances to the contrary our world is constantly progressing in
the field of subjects previously considered taboo. Witness the study of
extrasensory perception by our Armed Forces; the wealth of supranormal material
on television; and the documented news items of people who see through their
skin rather than merely with their eyes. We are entering the New Age of mental
perception from the outmoded era of mere physical perception. An under-standing
of the pioneers who are unafraid of the unknown is needed. They once laughed at
the idea that our guests from other worlds had a healing beam, but we now have
accepted the Laser Beam.
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They laughed at the Wright brothers, but are we not now
headed for the stars? They laugh at the thought that Mr. Kimball converses with
animals though the facts given are documented by the owners. No longer is each
man an isle unto himself. In an ever shrinking universe plan needs to
understand other melt and the universe at large as well. We are prone to take
up swords with the man who does not agree with us wholeheartedly. We are quick
to take umbrage against one of different religious belief. We are conditioned
to ridicule that which we do not understand, in everything from the so-called
Flying Saucers to the man who talks with animals.
The first cotton grower Would not have understood the
cotton gin yet today's grower reaps the benefits. The first farmer did not
understand the nature of rain making chemicals yet today's farmer reaps the
harvest. So with our rocket and jet age, we do not comprehend the nature of New
Age vistas, the realms of the unbelievable, but only because we are uneducated
with respect to these frontiers.
Understanding is the secret: tolerance of those who do not
fear to venture into the unknown. What we laughed at yesterday, we accept
today. Isabella may not have understood the nature of the new world, but she
understood Columbus's expansion of consciousness. We do not understand the
nature of other worlds, but can we deny they exist! We may not understand the
nature of animal consciousness but can we define its limitations? Should we
then laugh at telepathy and allied subjects while documented messages are being
The analogy of understanding is that it works both ways.
We cannot understand the universe; nor can we comprehend the universe until we
comprehend ourselves. We would go to other worlds! What would be the state of
man on a world that communicated only by telepathy! How would man fare on a
world that knew only peace? If we cannot live harmoniously in our own
surroundings, amongst those who differ from us, how call we expect to he
respectable citizens of other worlds"
Understanding is the keynote: The effort to comprehend
another's stage of development: tolerance in the vanguard and patience with
those in the rear. Imagination is theme: expansion of thought, whether it the
in the field of space or of talking \with animals.
Let us join on the road where man can meet man in unity of
spirit, irrespective of personality differentiation - where the man of today
can listen with all open mind to the man of tomorrow -- where man can look in
the face of his dog and apologize for having been so limited in consciousness..
-Hoya P. J. Martinelli
By "miracle" is meant some supernatural event. A
true miracle cannot be explained by any orthodox area of science. Jesus walking
on the Sea of Galilee, and heavy tables hovering in the air at séances, would
be true miracles by this definition.
Even harming another person at a great distance, by will
power alone, would be a miracle-one of a sinister kind. Thus the successful
maker of black magic, maliciously transfixing a wax image of his enemy with
pins, might be deemed a miracle-worker. Such an enchantment may be termed an
Miracles only transcend the known laws of nature.
Therefore, their occurrence merely mark the gaps in our knowledge of nature's
The many reports of miraculous happenings, appearing in
varied places and at different times, show striking similarities. Consider, for
instance, the sworn testimony of two eminent Englishmen concerning the Reverend
Daniel Home. They testified to seeing him float upward, out of one window, and
back: into the house through another. This is strongly reminiscent of the
remarkable story about the devout Saint Theresa rising up into the air, chair
Even Christ's miraculous multiplication of the loaves and
fishes has its parallel in the many accounts of apports-objects materialized
out of thin air. Séance records and religious legends afford frequent instances
Millions of people, in many nations, accept the truth of
thought-transference. Telekinesis, the influencing of physical events by
will-power, has been attested to take place by worthy witnesses, among them the
eminent scientist, Dr. J. B. Rhine.
Our universe seems to harbor mysteries beyond the pale of
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present-day science. Reality has more dimensions than our
mere sense-organs can discern. There is, however, a common objection to the
concept of miracles outlined above.
This objection has been enunciated in numerous ways. It
often runs about as follows
"You affirm the occurrence of such `miracles' as
levitation, apports, telepathy and telekinesis. But these prodigies have not
been produced in the presence of sceptical scientists."
To this rather obvious objection there is a reasonable
rejoinder. It is, of course, true that some attempted demonstrations of occult
power have failed in the presence of sceptics. Nevertheless, the above objection
show a lack of insight. into the spiritual factors involved.
To begin with, supernatural phenomena depend on the power
of spiritual belief. To quote Jesus:
"All things whatever ye shall ask in prayer, Believing
ye shall receive." (Matthew 21:22).
The presence, then, of a sceptical mind, a hostile
consciousness, in an occult experiment, must be expected to have an adverse
effect.. The sceptic simply cannot enter into the spirit of such a
More or less unconsciously, he wills against it
succeeding. He doesn't really expect any supernatural phenomena to occur.
Behold, it. doesn't. And yet-he deceives himself: he has himself demonstrated
the power of mind over the process of nature. For, in all probability, his own
lack of faith helped to founder the attempted spiritual experiment. In his
absence it might have succeeded.
The presence of the sceptical minds of cynics paralyzes
spiritual proceedings. They- seem to exert a sort. of neutralizing effect on
the positive powers of the friendly participants. It is as though a current of
mental electricity were being neutralized by a current of opposite charge.
One fact is clear: It is next to impossible to convert a
convinced sceptic of the existence of super-normal phenomena. For, as a rule,
the spiritual results required to convert him----cannot be obtained in his
presence. It is as though he raised a dust, and then complained that he could
The serious occultist. can only work well with kindred
minds. Let us, with compassion, leave the scoffers in their self-created
The dawning of spirit comes only from within.
-R. Eugene Hitchcock
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A recent article by Col. A. J. Burls, published in the
"Times of Malaya and Straits Echo," has resulted in the receipt at
Merlin of many letters inviting an exchange of correspondence. Each letter is
interesting and the variety of questions asked is amazing! To encourage your
correspondence we offer the following paragraphs.
"I have been interested in flying saucers for a long
time... As regards reincarnation, who is not intrigued by this subject? My
other interests are gardening, tropical fish and songwriting...I have read an
article somewhere of a new strain of cascading petunias-scented begonias...
please send a few seeds. ..."
"In your reply will you kindly tell me something
about North America, especially about the climate and such things as will help
me to know your country better. . . "
"Another interest I have taken up recently is the
collecting of materials of the late President Kennedy so much that I intend to
gather all materials in memory of him.. .
"I am very curious to know about flying saucers, God
and reincarnation. Sometimes I wonder whether these things do really exist. ..
I have seen what I think must be some kind of sky creature...
"Is there any material proof of flying saucers having
landed on this earth... ? If flying saucers are true, not mental images of
those who saw them, what are their purposes in visiting earth and what do they
want of men? What are the steps or the process of thinking that can enable one
to recall events of one's past lives? . . interested also in the subject of
vibrations, such as Mantrams."
"Would you be kind enough to tell me more about the
Constitution of the United States and the election of the president ... please
tell me all you can about the rockets and the space crafts, especially
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those like Gemini. . . and about the Telstar and the Early
Bird. . .." So go the questions, along with promises to answer your
queries on life in Malaya. An exchange of news, views and aspirations with
others brings many unexpected returns in friendship, understanding and personal
growth. Are you ready for the adventure'
(By Aly Hahmoud, (API), July 9, 1965)
(AP)-By means of cosmic rays scientists hope to find out if the Cheops pyramid
contains passages or chambers not yet discovered by archeologists.
Prof. Fathi Bediewi of EinShams University is
collaborating by mail with Dr. Luis W. Alvarez of California's Lawrence
Radiation Laboratory to set up electronic instruments inside the pyramid that
is 481 feet high.
The project is designed to measure cosmic rays falling on
the structure, said Bediewi, and "by simple computation we will be able to
determine whether the pyramid contains any cavities or passages not. known to
Cosmic rays, Bediewi said, are strong enough to penetrate
the limestone blocks of the pyramid, and computing machines measuring the rays
will reveal its structure.
"We may not find anything, but at least we will make
it definite that the pyramid contains no more than is already known," he
said. "Or we may discover the original entrance to the great
Bediewi, a British-trained nuclear physicist with a Ph.D.
from Liverpool university, is 42 years old. The Great Pyramid is 4,500. "I
have no knowledge: of archeology, but we are placing science in its
service," he said.
"Simply, our technique is analogous to the X-ray
system, but with one difference. Strong cosmic rays will take the place of
1-rays, which would not be at all effective with huge stone blocks."
Two chambers-the burial rooms of Cheops and his queen-are
known, and some archeologists believe there may he others inside the pyramid.
Saucer Over Antarctic
(Medford Mail-Tribune, July 8, 1965)
BUENOS AIRES (UPI) Argentine sailors at two Antarctic
outposts saw a multi-colored "unidentified flying object" dawdling
across the sky Saturday, the Navy Department announced Wednesday night.
The object was discus-shaped and predominantly red and
green in color, with occasional flashes of yellow, blue, orange and white. .
." The Navy announcement said.
"It was moving generally eastward, but at times it
went west.. . at some moments, it appeared to hover....
"It. was in view for 15 to 20 minutes, allowing ample
time to photograph it... (the object) was seen by members of the naval at Decepcion
Hypnotism and TV
Grants Pass, Oregon, Thursday, June 24, 1965)
NEW YORK (AP)-Just by using television, it really is
possible for a hypnotist to put some of his viewers in a trance, two
psychiatrists said today.
They told of hypnotizing two persons, in a closed-circuit
TV experiment, and giving them commands that. were obeyed until the hypnotists
gave them the signal to come out of the trance state.
There have been reports in England that home viewers were
hypnotized, apparently unintentionally, by an expert appearing on television.
The new hypnosis experiments were described today to the
American Medical Association by Drs. Herbert Spiegel and James II. Ryan of Columbia.
University, New York City.
They said their findings show: Hypnosis via TV could be
explored for possible usefulness in mass education, group treatment of some
patients, and research in hypnosis.
It might help astronauts on long space journeys beat back
feelings of loneliness and boredom through hypnotic suggestions broadcast from
But also, unscrupulous operators might confuse and
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at home "until and unless the subject (person) is
able to make the necessary- correction and control."
It "emphasized the compelling need to maintain
responsible, stringent safeguards and control over the policy and
personnel" of public broadcasting systems.
Mysterious Sky Light
(San Jose News, Friday, July 9, 1965)
SUNNYVALE - Two public safety officers here Thursday night
said they spotted a "brilliant white object" that hovered nearly 10
minutes over the San Francisco area before it sped away under pursuit from
three military jets.
Lt. John E. Haag and officer Ronald Girard were on duty at
the fire station at Lawrence Station and Mountain View. Alviso roads when they
watched the object from 9:33 to 9:13 p.m.
"It moved faster than anything I've seen around
here," said Haag. "I saw three planes take off, I think from Moffett Field,
and head over in (its) direction."
"We watched it for eight to ten minutes and then it
went straight up in the air and climbed three times its original distance from
the ground which was about ?0 degrees. Then, without stopping, it made a sharp
turn southwest for about three miles and then turned northwest."
Officer Girard, who was called by Haag after Haag sighted
the UFO, gave a similar account. "It looked like a bright star, brighter
than the closest star in the north. Then it. moved." Both officers said it
turned red when it move away.
"I don't know what it was but I know one thing for
sure, it couldn't possibly- have been a plane," Girard said.
He said the object pulsated from dim to bright in three
second cycles, unlike a star.
Moffett Field denied any knowledge of it or that any of
its planes scrambled. Moffett said no jets are stationed here but planes from
other bases could have "observed" the object.
OTTAWA (CP)-Two young Canadian scientists have solved the
problem of why the American Echo 11 satellite spins.
Thereby they may have exerted enormous influence on the
future United States program for space platforms.
The defense research board scientists, John Mar. 32, of Port
Alberni, B.C., and Ottawa, and Frank Vigneron, 25, of Eston, Sask., said
Thursday in an interview that, their solution may also be a possible
explanation for the origin of the spin of the planets.
They were careful not to claim any space discovery. They
said they had merely applied a known principle of solar radiation (sunlight) to
figure out the reason for Echo II's spinning.
Other officials said their solution, presented to an
international Symposium in Paris last month, has caused a minor sensation among
space scientists, including Russians and Americans. They said U.S. scientists
had been baffled by the problem for three years since Echo II, a satellite
balloon 135 feet in diameter, was launched.
In short, the two Canadians found that. solar radiation
pressure caused the balloon to bulge at the point where the sunlight struck it.
This caused it to rotate. As the spin accelerated, the temperature of the
entire surface of the satellite evened out. Eddy currents were set up which
gradually slowed the spin.
Solar radiation then came into play again and the spin
accelerated And so on.
The theoretical rate of acceleration and deceleration was
found to coincide exactly with the observed spin rate of the satellite. Mr.
Vigneron found that U.S. scientists had not allowed for high spin rates in
their plans for space platforms which will have men aboard. Too great a spin
could kill men in a space platform.
The U.S. plans to use a certain amount of spin in space
platforms to create artificial gravity and thus eliminate weightlessness.
Mr. Mar and Mr. Vigneron said it will be possible to build
into space platforms a damping effect to prevent too high a spin rate.
(Joseph L Myler Medford Mail-Tribune, July
WASHINGTON (UPI)-Annual growth rings of trees that
flourished in California 6,000 to 5,000 years ago may contain information,
bearing on the death of prehistoric cities of the ancient east.
They may, according to Dr. Mans E. Suess, tip off the
stator of the sun in ages past and establish a relationship between solar and
This relationship, he suggested, may explain worldwide climatic
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changes which thousands of years ago forced many people
abruptly to abandon their centuries-old cities and seek security elsewhere.
Suess, professor of geochemistry at the University of California,
San Diego, has been studying the radiocarbon content of ancient California
bristlecone pine and sequoia wood which had been examined and dated by the University
of Arizona Tree Ring Laboratory. Whenever anything dies, be it a tree, say, or
a horse, the carbon 14 it contains decreases with time at the rate of one-half
every 5,700 years.
But the production of carbon-14 in the atmosphere appears
not to be exactly the same in all seasons. When sunspot activity is high,
magnetic fields whipped from the face of our star tend to shield the earth from
the high-speed particles originating farther out in space. But when the solar
weather is comparatively calm, in periods of minimum sunspot activity, more
cosmic rays get through interplanetary space to the earth and carbon-14
production goes up a bit.
In his study of rims from ancient bristlecone pine and
sequoia, Suess found definite evidence of this cyclical variation in
He said this provides "a new way of finding out
something about the state of the sun during the last several thousand
years." Not all scientists are convinced there is a discernible connection
between solar weather, as manifested by sunspot activity, and terrestrial
But Suess said, "It is well known" that the 15th
and 17th centuries were periods of abnormally low sunspot numbers. And in the
same periods, he said, the climate in Europe was exceptionally cold -so cold
that those centuries have been called "the little ice age."
Moreover, Suess said, there was a marked increase then in
the production of radiocarbon, as shown by the tree rings.
According to Suess, it may be possible to look backward in
time as far as tree rings have been dated by the Arizona laboratory. Such
studies may reveal "correlation, between natural radiocarbon, sunspots,
and worldwide climate events" which may have triggered the
"migrations of prehistoric nations or tribes up to 6,000 or 8,000 years
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(For its cosmic implications we liked this editorial from the
March-April issue of the Little Listening Post, Washington, D. C.)
Man is Storming the Portals of the Unknown! By
every- highway and byway, he is battering at the vague, the shifting and the
nebulous Ramparts. Science pushes out even farther with her prying and
persistent fingers. Goaded on by scene incessant urge, man is pawing the covers
from every hidden thing. Both Outer Space and Inner Space (the realm of mind)
are under `attack.' The ocean depths (in Project Mohole) are being asked to
yield their prehistoric secrets. Our caves, our mountains, our fault lines are
under the Same searching spotlight. Our launching pacts spew forth their
12-story rockets with regularity --out--out toward the stars! For out, there .
. . Somewhere... Something is calling. . . calling to the Spirit of Man to go
free!.. .. In the onsurge, everyone adds his opinions. Religionists shout their
prophecies, their Directives. Esoterists battle with conservatives, for--as Waveney
Girvan said -- "Orthodoxy dies by inches." Farthest out are the Saucer
Researchers. They are "to the manor born." Swept by the glory of the
cosmic vision, some of them all but lose balance; as did a famous poet of whom
it is told that, enraptured by the beauty of the sunset, lie rose in his little
boat and, as if to cleave the skies, lie toppled overboard -and the lake waters
closed over him. ..we are in the greatest brain-stretching time of all history.
The tremendous challenge in these times is to KEEP BALANCE In our skies,
world over, we witness the speeding, swirling UFO's, described ever and anon as
"like two plates facing each other." In our astronomy boots we find
pictured the selfsame pattern-only- stretched to the proportion of Galaxies.
Almost we can seem to see something of the Infinitude of God -- yes, we see it
till it "hurts." And then. looking backwards, we find that our little
human ego has vanished. . . Thus, we are being prepared for it HIGHER OCTAVE
of existence. The vessel must first be emptied before it can be filled anew.
And, as this happens, there seems to coins to the soul of Earthman ...... a Remembering.
(The following is taken from the May, 1965, issue of the
"Agondonter," newsletter of the First Urantia Society of Los Angeles,
"Revelation has always kept pace with science because
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is evolutionary and always progressive. In fact we can go
a step further and say that revelation is the basis of all pioneering in both
religion and science. What is revelation but the disclosure or manifestation of
something not previously known? ... and this applies to all things that fall
into the category of both science and religion. We will have but little problem
with the word `revelation' if we remember this divine axiom: Nothing can nor
does exist in a material form that does not have a spiritual counterpart.
"There is little difference between the method of
revelation that comes to an Edison showing him the possibility of harnessing
electricity to produce light, and the revelation that, comes into the mind of a
true Christian about the eternal state of man. However, both of these
revelations must be worked out to the complete satisfaction of the one who receives
the revelation. A true Christian has just as much integrity its a true
scientist, and will only express those truths which have been fully-
investigated and which have become fact based upon relative knowledge and
actual personal experience. "Just as Edison persevered in his quest to
produce the incandescent light. . . so does the true Christian pursue the
revelation he receives until he is able to reconcile it with all previous
knowledge, with the evolutionary- growth of the universe and man, and with the
science of his day. It is true that many scientists have pursued ideas that
were not based on true revelation and insight. Likewise many religious ideas
have been set forth as true ways of life, but failed in the final analysis of
"When we look at the overall historical picture of
man we can see that there have been many small or individual revelations in the
fields of religion and science which have served specific or temporary needs.
There also have been outstanding revelations which have been universal in
scope, in both science and religion. History tells us, too, that religion and
science have not walked hand in hand together clown the corridors of time. This
is due primarily to the fact that the revelations of religion have been relative
to the true nature of man and his life beyond the so-called :,nave, while
scientific revelations and research have been concerned with the material
universe. . .."
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prayed inane prayers
That were never answered
waited patient and long
But enough of my prayers
To keep me praying on.
dreamed many dreams
That never came true
I have seen
them vanish at dawn
But enough of my dreams
To keep me dreaming on.
trusted many a friend
Who left me to weep alone
of my friends
Have proven true blue
To keep me
(94 years old)
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Book of the Ages
(Mrs. Ann Herbstreith, 758-4th Mile Read. N.E. Grand
Rapids, Mich. Price $3.00)
Ann Herbstreith writes: "Only pure Truth is given you
in the Book of the Ages which should be made available to every spiritual
aspirant, who must not depend on others. but must experience and prove
everything for himself, by himself, in himself, and to himself. Only thus will
he attain self-mastery."
The book is replete with the teachings and instructions
given in the Bible and in many ancient texts of the Far East. There is,
perhaps, a New interpretation given to familiar scriptures that is intensely
interesting; and helpful.
The book may be for the select few for some concepts
presented will not be accepted readily by the majority.
There are chapters on healing, cleansing, on colors and
metals, the earth and its axis, the breath of life, on karma, on cancer and on
many of the books of the Bible. The Book o f Ages speaks of the needs and
supplies that are ours, and tells how to attain the good things of life. It
speaks as the Word of God coming by Jesus Christ through the channel Ann
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ready to yield their will to God and walk in the newness of Life.
The Power of Your Mind Versus Fear
by Hamid Bey
This noted Egyptian Master, writer, teacher and lecturer
has been in the United States the greater part. of the past 38 years,
teaching and demonstrating. His knowledge of his subject
stems from his intensive training which began at the age of six, when be was
blared in one of the secret Coptic Christian Temples of Egypt, where lie
received many years of indelible and illuminating teaching from the 'temple
He introduces his book with the following: "There are
many ways in which the subject of fear may be approached. I shall attempt, to
approach it in the simplest manner conducive to the greatest results in the
overcoming of fear itself, which seems to be a radical difficulty, or illness with
the majority of the human race. I feel it is a great privilege, as well as a
great service, to present information which may eliminate, if not. completely,
at least partly, this invisible enemy of man -- FEAR.
"Since the days of my early youth to this very
moment, way deep in my heart., there has been one burning desire to bring happiness
to my fellowmen. Since happiness is a state of mind, we cannot have true
happiness until we reach a basic understanding of the manner in which we function
iii our spiritual privileges, rights and powers. These things cannot only be
accepted, they must be understood, for they form the great highway to complete
SELF-MASTER which gives freedom from fear."
The Book is divided into three parts: Live Withow Fear,
Emotional Fears Conquered, and Away With Spiritual Fears.
Under Part I, Hamid points out that no one can properly
develop his spiritual nature to its richest earthily growth or direct his life
into desired channels of constructive living until he has brought the physical
side of his nature under control. Fear inhibits the normal development of the
physical life and leads to personal failure. The brain when properly directed,
should and CAN control our physical existence.
The crux of his teaching in this first. section of the
hook is CONCENTRATION. Some thought-provoking sub-titles are: Conscious Control
of lain. Brain Waves and Bodily Ills, Mind Your Best Medicine, and Mental Poise
an Excellent Habit.
In Part If, lie counsels us to "develop a
satisfactory, workable EMOTIONAL philosophy." He discusses the difference
between worry and forethought, and shows how "today's fears kill
tomorrow's happiness." This section also treats the subject of: Personality
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Development, Mental Telepathy. Making an Asset of Your
Emotions, and Mental Genes.
In regard to religion-part III - Hamid Bey stresses the
need to replace the old creed of fear with RESPECT, and to teach the .youth of
our times the law of Cause and Effect as applied to the moral and physical, as
well as to scientific areas. The fear-bred propaganda being spread over our
planet today stifles the truth. Some sub-titles in this section are: God in
Many Terms, Spiritual Fatigue-a Real Malady, The Power of Meditation (the Magic
Carpet.), Successful Meditation, Christianity and the Atomic Age, and the
travels of Jesus. 11e closes by saying: "No matter by what name you call
the Supreme Power, whether it be God, the Creator, the Unknown or any other
designation, a firm belief in the Infinity of this Power is as vital to man as
the air lie breathes. And most important of all, man must realize that DIVINITY
CANNOT DWELL IN HARMONY WITH FEAR. Therefore, the mind most free of fears is
the mind closest to Divine Wisdom, or God. The person equipped with such a mind
will be blessed with the Light of Divine Guidance and can find his way on any
path he may choose."
The book is interspersed throughout with specific
incidents which occurred during his Temple training which moulded his character
and prepared him for his life work of teaching and demonstrating the power of
the mind. Also, there is both humor and pathos in the many problems which beset
him during his first few years in the United States.
The sincerity of this dedicated man emerges in every
printed word and his teaching will be a blessing to all who read this book. It
can be purchased from the Coptic Fellowship of America, 2015 Beverly Blvd., Los
Angeles 57, California.. $3.00
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