For November, 1966
QUESTIONS ..................................................................................... 2
OUR COLLECTIVE AMNESIA ..................................................................................... 3
SCIENTISTS INVESTIGATE ATLANTIS LEGEND ................................................. 5
HYPNOTISM-A KEY TO UNDERSTANDING ............................................................ 6
STEPS; TOWARD UNDERSTANDING OTHERS ................................................... 8
THE GREAT PROBLEM ............................................................................................... 8
AIRSHIP FLAP OF 1897 ................................................................................................ 9
world report ........................................................................................................... 11
A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING ................................................................................. 14
BOOK REVIEW ............................................................................................................... 15
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 17
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EDITOR .......................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
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VOLUME XI NOVEMBER, 1966 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 March 1964 edition of Understanding contains an
editorial which has proven to be remarkably prophetic.
More than two and a half years after the completion of the
principal investigations into the death of President John F. Kennedy the
question of who shot Kennedy, how he was shot and why, are looming larger than
ever in the public consciousness. Within the last few months a number of books and
several dozen articles in national magazines have been published which deal
entirely with this subject.
Because of this resurgence of public interest, we are
reprinting herewith the most significant portions of that editorial.
"Your editor, with the able assistance of several
other persons has carefully gathered, evaluated, and attempted to coordinate
all of the data which has been released to the public through television,
radio, newspapers and magazines, and has viewed repeatedly all released television
sequences of the event itself. This effort, which required many hours of time
and a great deal of careful consideration, did not lead to any firm
conclusion as to who shot John F. Kennedy, how he was shot or why.
It did lead to the inescapable realization that the publicly announced
conclusions are totally incompatible
with much of the announced data upon which these
conclusions were presumably based. One or the other simply has to be incorrect,
or at least woefully incomplete.
To outline for the reader the numerous inconsistencies in
the testimony, the mechanical impossibility of the alleged sequence of events,
the sudden change in attitude of several officials, and of the wife of the
accused, the apparent abandonment of the promised post mortem trial of Lee
Oswald, etc., would require many more pages than are available in this
magazine, and would serve no specific purpose at this time, but so long as the
iron curtain of admitted secrecy hangs over this case, the public is certain to
We wish to emphasize at this point that we have no
evidence or basis of belief that there were any large scale elements of
conspiracy in this case, but careful study makes it obvious that if there had
been such a conspiracy the plans would almost certainly have been made and
carried out in a manner precisely parallel to the drama which unfolded at
Dallas. It contained all of the elements of the perfect plan for the perfect
Contrary to frequently stated opinion, such a plan would
not have required the knowledge or the participation of large numbers of
people. A dozen persons at most could have set the stage for all of the events,
provided only that a few of them were in positions of authority and possessed
The inherent tendency of the human mind to accept prima
facie evidence as fact. when there is no one to argue the contrary, is well
known, and has been utilized by the predatory elements of society since time
It would be readily possible to create a thesis on the assassination
of John F. Kennedy which would take into account all of the publicized data and
evidence and which would lead to an equally logical but totally different
conclusion from that which was reached by the Warren Commission.
Your editor has no present intention of writing such a
thesis, but it seems fairly obvious that within the next few months other
students of the subject almost certainly will.
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With manned flight to the moon still to be accomplished
and major energies now directed at planned conquest of space, it hardly seems
worthwhile to look back at the past.
Yet, if we take an imaginary trip backward in time, and
make our first stop in Egypt in about the year 4000 B.C., we note tremendous
construction in progress. Some idea of its scope is indicated by the amazing
number of blocks used by the ancient Egyptians: a total of 2.3 millions having
an average weight of 2.5 tons (and a maximum of 45 tons being put to use to
construct the Cheops pyramid.
Considerable mathematical and engineering knowledge was,
of course, required for such construction. In the year 1870, the astronomer Piazzi
Smith noted that the perimeter of the pyramid was equal to twice its height
multiplied by the number pi (3.1415). Evidently the architect of the pyramid
had exact, knowledge of the value of a number which was only approximately
evaluated thousand's of years later.
This is merely one example of what the ancients were able
to accomplish. In the year 2,000 B.C., for instance, we find that the
inhabitants of Knossus, a city of ancient Crete, were familiar with sanitary
plumbing. And how about the Romans? From excavations made in Pompeii, where
lead water pipes were found, and by discoveries in other areas, we know that
they, too, knew the art of plumbing.
Recently, a valve was found submerged at the bottom of Lake
Nemi, in Rome. This valve, called the Caligula valve, is nineteen centuries
old - yet it had been so excellently constructed that it still exhibits highly
polished surfaces and retains its plug tightly. When the find was reported in
the July 27, 1959 issue of Chemical Engineering, the editors of this
publication headlined the fact that "Ancient Romans built their pipes,
valves, and fittings according to modern ASA and ASTM standards."
Still another example of noteworthy knowledge possessed by
the ancients is demonstrated by the quality of their swords, which were of a hardness
we have been able to duplicate only recently. And not, long ago, in the course
of archeological surveys conducted in the Kiang Son provice of China, belt
buckles made of aluminum-copper
alloy were discovered in the tomb of a general of the Tsin
age (the third century A.D.) The discovery excited metallurgists because it
suggests that the ancient Chinese may have been capable of the thermal
reduction of aluminum.
When we take our imaginary spaceship for other flights in
time, we discover that accomplishments of the ancients also include:
The Mayan Calendar: a calendar was devised by the Mayan
Indians of Middle America which is said to provide measurements of years more
accurate and precise than those of our day.
Pyramids and Other Edifices: In addition to the
pyramids of Egypt, there are the pyramids of South America, the assemblage of
upright stones in England known as Stonehenge, and the colossal, mysterious
sculptures of Easter Island.
Model of our Solar System: Dr. D. J. Price of Cambridge,
England, has recently identified an object that was brought up from the depths
of the Mediterranean in the year 1900, on Easter Day, by a sponge fisherman. He
claims that the model was made 2000 years ago, in 65 B.C., and that it is a
highly precise, mechanical model of our solar system. In this ancient model,
intricate gears, operated by a small crank, kept the sun, moon and planets in
proper relative positions as they rotated.
Solar Evaporators: In the year 49 B.C., Julius
Caesar used solar evaporators to turn sea water into fresh water for his
Lobotomy Operations: In his book, "American
Indians of the Pacific," Thor Heyerdahl, the noted explorer and
ethnologist, reveals that the ancients were able to make incisions into the
front lobe of the brain for lobotomy operations. His evidence includes
photographs of skulls he found in the South Sea Islands, copies of which are
shown in his book.
Inevitably, questions must come to mind as one reviews
these amazing accomplishments. What kind of technology made such discoveries
possible? What other secrets did the ancients have
Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing the answers. It
is tragic that mankind suffers from a collective amnesia that makes it
impossible to adequately retrace the past.
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Even while scientists are seeking answers to such earth
changes as a fast moving mountain in Wales and a rapidly progressing glacier in
the Yukon, they are seeking, also, answers to past geologic movements of the
earth's crust. Such is the scientific search now in progress off the island of Santorini
(Thira in ancient times) for evidences of the famed yet "lost"
continent of Atlantis.
Atlantis has fascinated scientists and fiction writers
since the time of Plato. Legend has it that this flourishing pre-historic city
was overwhelmed in minutes by one of the greatest natural catastrophes in world
Victor P. Walker, of the Copley News Service, reports that
surveys now under way are the first practical attempts to investigate the
theories developed by Professor Angelo Galanopoulos and Dr. James W. Mavor.
Professor Galanopoulos is associated with the Athens University, and is one of
the world's leading seismologists. Dr. Mavor is with the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institute of Massachusetts. They are both on Santorini now, and
the first reports are expected within a month.
Working independently, Galanopoulos and Mavor concluded
that a tremendous volcanic explosion at Santorini, in the 13th century B. C..--350
times more powerful than an hydrogen bomb, according to Galanopoulos-devastated
Santorini and created the Atlantis legend.
This explosion is believed to have set off the earthquakes
that destroyed the Minoan civilization on Crete, and possibly accounted for the
Biblical plagues that struck Egypt in the time of Moses, and the pullback of
the waters when Atlantis sank led to a brief emptying of the Red sea-when Moses
led his people across on dry land.
The probe commenced on August 26th when the 2,000 ton
oceanographic vessel Chain, of the Woods Hole Institute, dropped anchor at
Santorini. On board are a crew of 35, as well as 26 scientists with a mass of
equipment unobtainable in Greece. The task of the Chain is to assist with
photographing and measuring the seabed off Santorini. When this work is
completed by the staff on the Chain, some of the equipment will be transferred
to a specially chartered yacht, Nefeli, from which the surveys will continue,
with a smaller crew, under the direction of Mavor and Galanopoulos.
Galanopoulos has cautioned against expecting
"sensational discoveries" for the force of the volcanic explosion and
the tremendous heart must have destroyed almost all traces of the city, the
The main hope of the expedition is to find remains of
human settlements on the "outskirts" of the lost Atlantis, and just
possibly, larger remains and even statuary flung out to sea by the force of the
"If there's anything left," said Galanopoulos,
"then with the equipment on the Chain we'll find it."
(Taken from the Post Advocate, Alhambra,
Calif., Sept. 21, 1966)
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There are many things which may open the door to
understanding. For me, a key was hypnotism.
Objectively, the use of hypnotism may be defined in three
ways. The first, and that which interested my friends and me in the beginning,
is primarily for entertainment. On stage, before an audience, hypnotism removes
the barriers of inhibitions and, in most cases, I believe it to be harmless
Contrary to popular belief, the subject does not lose
consciousness, and memory of what has happened is retained. In my case, I knew
what I was doing, and what, was being done to me. If at any time the subject is
confronted with a situation which is distasteful or contrary to his moral
beliefs, he has the will power and the ability to break the spell.
Although I am considered a good subject, I cannot be
hypnotized unless I am perfectly willing. I can also on most occasions
hypnotize myself, which is, in reality, the exercising of my own will power.
The second use of hypnotism is for improvement either
mentally or physically; and I include in this category the so-called
"healing powers," removal of pain, stopping hemorages, as well as
weight removal and deterring habitual craving.
But the third, and most fascinating aspects of hypnotism
is in connection with the super-natural, or psychic phenomenon.
My interest evolved gradually towards the third use, and as
time went by we became acquainted with a group of people who are dedicated
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to the advancement of hypnosis, and who meet regularly to
discuss and demonstrate the uses of hypnotism. The fact. that the third use was
discussed and demonstrated most. frequently, is probably due to the enthusiasm
and curiosity of we, the onlookers.
Of course it is fascinating, if one believes. I am a
natural skeptic, but somewhat romantic too, so I was torn between my hesitancy
at acceptance, and my desire to believe.
I was introduced to several phases of psychic phenomenon.
Aura reading and psychometry are methods whereby the subject "sees" a
given person's background, past and present life, and aspects of his
personality. In psychometry an object in constant use is given to the subject,
who "reads" from the personal magnetism which remains in the object.
Aura reading is a little different. The subject gazes at the person to be read
until an aura of light or color appears. This color is the key to the
personality of the individual.
Regression is experienced when the subject is asked to go
backwards in time. Five, ten, and fifteen years may be spanned in a few
minutes. I have seen people who remember, or claim to remember, what they were
doing at the ages of ten, eight, or five years. Gradually the subject slips
back to infancy, birth, prenatal, and finally the time before conception. The
subject then remembers what has happened in a "past life." Of course,
this occurrence predisposes a belief in reincarnation. I have witnessed
regression several times and have heard subjects speak in words foreign to
them, and describe incidents and events which they do not know from this life.
I have also witnessed a subject project himself mentally
into a house miles away and accurately describe the scene he found there. This
subject is known to me personally and had never been in the house before.
Then, I myself took part in a demonstration of
"automatic writing." Automatic writing is supposedly the result of an
entity from the spirit world writing through a subject who may or may not be
under hypnosis. My first experiences with automatic writing were under
hypnosis, but as the hypnotist released me, the suggestion was given that I
would write any significant ideas or dreams as they came to me.
As a result of the suggestion, more and more often I find
myself waking in the middle of the night with an almost uncontrollable urge
to write. Whole poems, stories, and ideas appear before me
and many times I write for hours before the urge is satisfied.
I feel that, through hypnotism, I have tapped the stream
of consciousness which contains the answers to many of our questions. I have
come to believe strongly in the application of acceptance in our daily lives,
and the wisdom of our Creator's Master plan for our destinies.
We must each of us in our own way open the door to greater
understanding. A key for me was hypnotism.
-Mary A. Rogers
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The way to Gad or the Infinite All seems as a great wheel;
the many paths into the Spiritual Life are the spokes of the wheel, and the hub
is the center or God-consciousness. The nearer man comes to the Center, the
closer he is to his fellow-travelers in tolerance, patience, kindness, love and
understanding. He is willing to live and let live, leaving each one to his
particular spoke of the wheel.
The more wisdom man attains to, the more readily he can
see the truth in the understanding of others, and the less he is inclined to
disagree and contend with the differences of others, which are bound to appear.
The terms used to express God may vary, even as all religions vary and are labeled
differently, but the Eternal God is changeless.
It too often happens that when we disagree with others or they
with us, that we fall into a critical attitude and are almost certain to judge
or condemn them for their stand. When that condition occurs we are soon aware
of having lost our closeness, both with our fellow-man and with our True Self.
Then we must try to make amends and close the gap caused by our dissension and
criticism, through self-forgiveness and by granting the other person his
freedom to think, speak and act according to his particular convictions.
We wonder at times why it seems so difficult to allow others
the privilege of being different in the way they live, and the way they choose
to believe. We have what is very nearly an obsession when it comes to expecting
others to believe as we do, and in wanting
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them to approve of what we say- and do, knowing quite well
that we do not always approve of the path they have chosen to follow.
If we will first learn to be tolerant, then compassionate,
we will grow into understanding and goodwill toward men. As we draw nearer the
center of the Wheel of Life we will live in harmony with one another and find
peace and contentment for ourselves. We may even discover it is possible to
love and trust those with whom we have not been in full agreement on a number
of subjects, and eventually find they also have some part of the truth.
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When the area of mutual agreement has been carefully
defined and recorded and when the results have been published in every country
and in every language, arrangements can be made to select a predetermined
number of those who have assisted in the work as a smaller but permanent
committee. The first duty of this committee would be to consider any new
problems in the social science which might arise as a result of the constantly increasing
complexity of civilization.
Any difference of opinion which may develop between
nations or races as to the proper relationship between man and his fellowman
could be referred to this body for consideration and recommendations. While
these recommendations would not have the effect of law, they would be based
upon postulates which every nation had accepted in advance, and so would have
far greater weight and significance than any resolution passed by the present
United Nations Organization, which has no foundation of mutual agreement, from
which to work toward their conclusions.
If the work of this analytical group should prove
satisfactory to the world as a whole, then elements of judicial authority could
be vested in the group through a gradual process, in which the success of each
step could be tested before the next step was taken.
Eventually a form of world court would evolve which would
have the legal support, and acceptance of all nations because all nations would
be legally and fairly represented therein.
There would be no need for any type of army to enforce the
decisions of such a world court. History has demonstrated upon several
occasions that no civilized nation today will act in flagrant disregard of
united world opinion. The problem in the past has been that there have been no
means by which an actual world opinion could be established because there has
never been a mutually accepted foundation of postulate from which such an
opinion could be derived.
The principal objection which arises in the formulation of
any plan for a world court or of world government is the fact that the
individual nations would be required to surrender much of their sovereignty, or
right of self-determination.
In the case of a world court guided entirely by pre-established
and mutually accepted principles, however, no nation would be required to
surrender any of its sovereignty, since all would simply be exercising their
own predetermined wills through a mutually chosen instrument.
(The next and concluding installment of the Great
Problem will discuss the determination of areas of mutual agreement.)
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The Santa Cruz (Calif.)
Sentinel of August, 1966, contained an unusually interesting article,
written by Frank Masquelette, dateline Houston, Texas
(AP). The article is based on yellowed newspaper clippings which report a
series o f sightings in 1897 o f the "Mysterious Airship."
They add up to what might be called: The Great Airship
Flap of 1897.
Some of the accounts resemble accounts nowadays of
unidentified flying objects.
Consider this report from the 1897 Houston Daily Post:
"Childress, Texas, April 1.7-The much talked-of
airship was seen here last night about 1:16 o'clock. The Rev. J. W. Smith was
the first to discover the curious aerial monster.
"He thought at first that it was a star shooting, but
after watching it, a moment or two, saw that it was not . . .
"It soon disappeared, traveling in a westerly
direction. The Rev.
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Smith thinks that it must have been 2000 feet high and traveling
"Atlanta, Texas, April 19-There was considerable
excitement here today, caused by the mysterious airship.
"It was first seen by Jim Nelson, a farmer ... His
attention was attracted by a peculiar noise and, looking up, he discovered the
mysterious aerial traveler.
"It seemed to be descending straight to the earth
with great rapidity and Mr. Nelson's hair stood out with fright ...
"But within two or three hundred feet of the earth,
it paused for an instant,. . . then moved off at a rate of speed about equal to
that of an ordinary passenger train."
The Atlanta dispatch says the airship was seen by other
citizens when it sailed over the city at 5 to 15 miles per hour. Most described
it as cigar-shape, and some said it had long wings on either side.
Stories of the Atlanta incident became suceedingly absurd.
Some viewers claimed to have talked with the airship's crewmen. One man said
the pilot told him, "We will be in Greece day after
Another man said he detected three men on board passing
out temperance tracts and singing, "Nearer My God to Thee."
About a week later came this report in the Houston Daily
Post of April 28, 1897
"Merkel, Texas, April 26-Some parties returning from
church last night noticed a heavy object dragging along with a rope attached.
"They followed it until in crossing the railroad it
caught on a rail. On looking up they saw what they supposed was the airship.
It was not near enough to get an idea of the dimensions. A
light could be seen protruding from several windows; one bright light in front
like the headlight of a locomotive.
"After some 10 minutes, a man was seen descending the
rope; he came near enough to be plainly seen; he wore a light blue sailor suit,
was small in size.
"He stopped when he discovered parties at the anchor
and cut the rope below him and sailed off in the northeast direction. "The
anchor is now on exhibition at the blacksmith shop of Elliot
& Miller and is attracting the attention of hundreds
of people." Another bizarre account was found in the April 19, 1897, edition of the Dallas Morning News:
"Aurora, Wise County, April 17-About 6 o'clock this morning the early risers of Aurora were astonished at the sudden appearance
of the airship which has been sailing throughout the Country…
"It sailed directly over the public square, and when
it reached the north part of town collided with the tower of Judge Proctor's
windmill and went to pieces with a terrific explosion, scattering debris over
several acres of ground, wrecking the windmill and water tank and destroying
the Judge's flower garden.
"'The pilot of the ship is supposed to have been the
only one aboard, and while his remains are badly disfigured, enough of the
original has been picked up to show that he was not an inhabitant of this
"Mr. T. J. Weems, the U. S. Signal Service officer at
this place and an authority on astronomy, gives it as his opinion that he (the
pilot) vas a native of the planet Mars ...
"Papers found... are written in some unknown
hieroglyphics. This ship was too badly wrecked to form any conclusion as to its
construction or motive power . . .
"The town is full of people today who are viewing the
wreck and gathering specimens of strange metal from the debris. The pilot's
funeral will take place at noon tomorrow."
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Flying Without A Body
(Grants Pass Courier, Grants Pass, Ore., Sept.
N. C. (AP)-A North Carolina State University psychologist is convinced the
minds of many individuals can leave their bodies and drift away, uninhibited by
physical barriers or distance.
The phenomenon is called astral (out-of-body) projection.
Dr. E. E. Bernard, who is doing research on the phenomenon, said
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it is "like lying on a sofa, betting up and seeing
your body still lying on the couch."
The mind, he said in an interview, may remain in the same
room or be projected thousands of miles. Separation of mind and body may last
from a few seconds to a few hours.
"These experiences definitely are not
hallucinations," he said. Dr. Bernard said his research is not aimed at
proving or disproving astral projection because, "I am convinced it is a
legitimate phenomenon. In fact I have experienced astral projection."
His first step is to collect data from persons who claim
to have experienced out-of-body projection. Dr. Bernard claims he has uncovered
several cases of individuals who have experienced astral projection once or
twice and others he called "old pros" who "can turn this on and
off and control the destination of their minds."
He emphasizes that evidence he has gathered indicates that
mind projection causes no Harm to the individual.
"Our objective," he said, "is to find how
to produce the phenomenon, how to control it and how to put it to our most
Science Not Investigating UFOs
(Los Angeles Times, Sept. 18, 1966)
CHICAGO (UPI)-A prominent, astronomer has criticized the
American scientific establishment for failing to investigate persistent reports
of unidentified flying objects despite the fact That sightings of many "flying
saucers" remain unexplained.
Dr. J. Allen Hynek, chairman of Northwestern University's
department of astronomy and a consultant to the Air Force on UFOs, said science
has taken no notice of the "persistent and disturbing phenomenon" of
unidentified flying objects.
In a letter to Science magazine, Hynek called for a
scientific investigation to dispel "20 years of confusion." He
accused scientists of "injuring their professional standing."
He said science is suffering from
"provincialism." The attitude of science toward UFOs today parallels
the attitude of men toward meteorites 150 years ago, when science joked about
"stones that fell from the sky," he said.
Hynek said it is a fallacy to assume that all UFO reports
were the work of "hysterics or crackpots or cranks," or the product
of uneducated or unreliable people. Most reports come from stable and
well-educated people, he said, and only a small number
from "true believers"-the cultists for whom "flying
saucers" are a kind of spiritual phenomena.
Hynek has studied hundreds of reports of unusual flying
objects. Many have been misidentifications of natural events, he said. He
pointed to a rash of UFO sighting reports in Michigan this year which he thinks
resulted from swamp gas.
Air Force studies have shown that UFO's do not appear to
be a threat to national security, but Hynek has found consistent patterns in
many reports. The sightings report typical motions, drapes, and lighting. The
UFOs wobble, hover, and take off rapidly in case after case, he said.
(Wanganui Herald, New Zealand, 30/S/66)
FREIBURG, West Germany, Mon.-United States Air Force jets
chased a huge, brilliant mystery object across the sky over Bavaria last night,
but whatever it was it went away before it could be identified.
Two F102 jets were, sent up from the Rarastein Air Base
after hundreds of telephone calls to observatories and the police by people who
spotted the object-mostly described as dragon-shaped.
Experts said the object, seemingly several yards across,
appeared at times to have a triangular shape suspended below it as it, bung at
a height of about 75,000 ft.-too high for the aircraft to approach it.
One private astronomer said the object hung for several
hours in one position and appeared to revolve around its own axis and change
Another said it changed position frequently and at
lighting speed. The object set off a brilliant silver- glare in the night sky.
(The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, August 15,
LONDON (AP)-A British physicist says the world may be
surrounded by an invisible universe in which time runs backwards. Dr. F. R.
Stannard of University College in London, raised the possibility in the current
issue of Nature, a weekly science journal. He suggested that to inhabitants of
a "Faustian" universe where lives terminate by birth and parents
would always outlive their
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children it, would seem "our world ... showed the unfamiliar
Stannard based his speculation on the theory that nature
may be deeply symmetrical, so that our world is balanced by another, governed
by the same physical laws, but in which time is reversed.
He raised "the interesting possibility that if some
means exists for the transfer of matter between the Faustian universe and ours,
a perpetual state of mutual regeneration could be established."
Could the Faustians inform us of events lying in our
future their past? And could we do the same for them?
Stannard, in putting forward his theory, wrote:
"It would appear ... that in a world that was
perfectly symmetric with respect to the time axis, matter of opposite time
sense would decouple.
"The Faustian universe would be embedded in the same space-time
framework, and yet would remain unobservable to us. "According to our
experience of time, the direction which is dictated by the intrinsic time sense
of the matter from which we are constructed, the Faustian world would consist
of galaxies observing their light rather than being created in triple
collisions between protons, electrons and anti-neutrinos, and thereafter being
absorbed in nuclei, etc.
"It would be a universe that was in a state of
contraction, and its entropy would be decreasing, and yet the Faustian
observers would not be aware of anything strange in their environment.
"Being constructed of Faustian matter, their
subjective experience of time is reversed, so they would be equally convinced
that, it was they who grew older and their entropy that increased.
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While most, people credit the Pilgrims and Puritans with
originating Thanksgiving Day, days of thanksgiving were observed in America
(and elsewhere) centuries before the landing of the Mayflower. Such days are as
old as the race itself, for man is essentially a grateful and religious being,
and the American Indian is no exception.
Edgar Lee Hewett, an outstanding scientists, has said:
"The native American has long and reverently contemplated nature. He has
reflected on his relation to the life and phenomena about him, watched the
orderly processes of nature, until he has discovered the principles for the
successful ordering of his own life. This he voices in his prayers of praise
and thanks and dramatizes in his dances."
This interpretation of the prayer of the Seneca Indians
embodies the spirit of all Iroquois prayers of thanksgiving.
As the "Keeper of the Faith" throws the sacred
tobacco on the fire and as the smoke ascends, Hawenio, the Great Spirit is thus
Now we give thanks to our Creator.
Now smoke rises, it lifts our words to him.
Now we speak to Hawenio, the great maker;
Now he listens to words of people here assembled.
We thank him that we are here to take part in council.
We thank him that he has given us the earth, our mother,
From whose breast all things grow.
We thank him for herbs and roots,
For bushes and trees that give fruit,
For flowers and grasses,
For corn and our sustainers of life.
We thank him for rivers and streams that give water.
For thunders that bring rain.
We thank him for creatures that live on dry land;
We thank him for creatures that live in air and waters.
We thank him for great lights the sky:
For sun, our elder brother, that looks in on us;
For moon, our grandmother, that shines for us at night;
For stars that guide men beings.
We thank him that he has made men beings, to be brave and
We thank him that he has made women beings, in whose arms
are little children.
May little children continue to run and walk about.
Continue to listen, Hawenio ! Breathe smoke and listen,
For again we make smoke, again we speak.
NOVEMBER, 1966 17
Preserve our old men and women;
Protect our little children.
Guide minds of people that, they remember
Hawenio in all their thoughts and actions.
Now we give thanks that the minds of people
Are turned to the Creator of all things.
Now we give praise and thanks that the minds of people are
Now we give praise and thanks that peace and happiness sit
at our lodge door.
Now all the people are giving praise and thanks,
From the low earth upward to the great sky where he is
With all their mind's, with all their strength,
The people are giving praise and thanks.
Now smoke rises.
He has seen it!
Now we have spoken,
He has heard it!
It is done. Naho.
(Taken from Weekly Unity, November 17, 1963)
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The UFO Saga
(Cleve Twitchell, C. S. A. Press, Lakemont, Ga. 30552,
Cleve Twitchell, former Assistant Editor of the
Understanding magazine and present News Editor for the Medford Mail Tribune,
has just had published The UFO Saga. This book is based upon the series
of twelve feature articles written by Cleve Twitchell for his paper in 1965.
In an informal style the author narrates his experiences
with and impressions of the UFO groups, their philosophies and activities,
beginning with his interest in the subject in 1958. His
investigations of the "flying saucer" subject led to meetings with
many of the well-known personalities in the field.
Full page photographs introduce you to Dr. Daniel W. Fry,.
Gabriel Green, George Hunt Williamson, George Van Tassel and Gloria Lee. Brief
summaries, objective and impartial, of the beliefs and activities of these
individuals, and others, are interestingly presented.
Mr. Twitchell's studies led to the reading of many of the
more than 100 books on the subject of the UFO, and to an understanding of the
various interpretations given for the visits of space people to the earth.
These interpretations are reported under such titles as: The Venusian on the
Desert; a Flying Saucer Convention; We Long To Share Our Thoughts; You Come
From Venus; Saucers and Sex; Strange Lights; Flying Saucers and Religion, and
What Does It Mean?
To one newly interested in UFOs the book offers a concise
and very readable account of the many aspects of the UFO story. To one well
acquainted with the subject, the text refreshingly reviews. the events and the
people who have persisted in the belief that life exists elsewhere in the universes
and that it has and is visiting planet earth.
The UFO Saga is being offered to Understanding
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