For March, 1967
INSANITY AND THE DAWN OF REASON .......................................... 2
THE UNIVERSAL BLUEPRINT ................................................................................... 3
UFO LOGIC--PART II ..................................................................................................... 5
IS A CATACLYSM FORTHCOMING? ......................................................................... 7
"PEACE, BE STILL. . . " ................................................................................................ 9
STORAGE ON A CHIP ................................................................................................... 9
world report ........................................................................................................... 10
IN MEMORIAM ................................................................................................................. 13
ESSAY CONTEST .......................................................................................................... 14
AN EASTER MESSAGE FROM ESU ......................................................................... 14
FOR THE CHILDREN .................................................................................................... 15
book reviews ............................................................................................................ 15
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 17
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EDITOR .......................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
asst. editor ............................................................................ kerttu
circulation manager ........................................................... edna
staff artist ................................................................................... gus
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VOLUME XII MARCH, 1967 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 political and quasi-political battles and maneuvers
which are going on in Red China today, are so utterly devoid of any semblance
of logic or reason, that the entire political situation has taken on the
semblance of a comic opera, written by an idiot and directed by a madman. As a
matter of fact, this description would constitute a rather precise appraisal of
the actual situation.
It has been fairly obvious, for several years that the
megalomania of Mao has grown beyond all bounds of reason, and he seems to have
little or no contact with reality. Each of the constantly growing list of
failures of Red Chinese national policy which have come about during the past
few years could readily have been predicted by any reasonably intelligent
observer who had followed closely, the strange path of incredible folly taken
by Mao's degenerating mentality.
One of the greatest of the hazards which are intrinsic in
the control of a nation by an absolute dictator, is the fact that the political
stability of the nation can be no greater than the mental stability of the
The series of steps by which Red China deliberately
estranged itself from all of its potential allies and from most of the rest of
world, can be adequately explained only in terms of a
suicidal complex, or of an ego so tremendous as to be beyond the grasp of any
The year 1967 may well go down in history as the year
which signaled the end of the age old culture of China. Whatever may emerge
from the present cauldron of chaos, whether it be better or worse, will
certainly be different from anything that China hag known before!
The passing of Mao from the political arena may also
signal the end of the original brand of "communism" which invariably manifested
itself as an absolute, arrogant and militant dictatorship. Other governments
will, of course, continue to use the term 'communism,' but, like the Chinese
culture, they too will never be the same. The follies and foibles of the
original brand of communism have become far too obvious to the people of the
world, including most of the members of the communist world.
The leaders of the Soviet Union are now engaged in an
almost desperate effort to amend the concepts of Communism so as to render them
a little more acceptable to their own people as well as to the rest of the
This year may well see the end of the Viet Nam conflict
simply because Red China may not be in a position to continue to furnish the
necessary supplies to North Viet Nam, and the Soviet Union certainly does not
want a North Viet Nam victory which would serve to restore the military
prestige of Red China in all of Asia.
Many interesting changes are coming about which may cause
the year 1967 to be long remembered.
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There is a blueprint of the Universe which includes in its
scope the harmonious, continuous and developing existence of all things. All
things includes the most elemental particles of matter as well as all animate
and inanimate forms which can be structured of this matter. It includes the
laws which regulate the process of combining and dissolving these structures.
It includes the electro-magnetic fields of force which energizes all matter.
The only aggregate structure, apparently, which is capable
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discerning even a portion of the Universal blueprint is
man. As the highest developed, most complex structure yet known man has the
capability of conceptualizing that which he cannot directly discern. This has
led him to his discovery of the vast and complicated workings of the Universe
which surrounds him. This ability seems to be unique in man and its
comparatively recent development on earth must be noted.
As man's capacity for objective perception grows his
understanding of the Universal blueprint grows, and the unity of all things in
the Universe becomes more apparent. Man is in the unique position of being
object and subject. Man studies the Universe. He also studies himself. Because
he is a thinking creature, with mental capacities which exceed his physical
ones, he is aware that visual phenomena is not always dependable. He thus
chooses to question the validity of himself together with the other phenomena
of the world in a continuing effort to discover truth. This is a ticklish and
complex feat. Because he doubts the fairness of his subjective analysis he
looks to things outside of his control which are constant and self-existing, to
serve as guides. Once he sought this reassurance in an anthropomorphic
God-figure, but he has learned this is a storehouse for wish-thinking and
self-delusion. Today he is seeking natural Universal laws.
Through science man is finding those laws which are
consistent in their operation and presumably functioned before man's existence
and presumably will continue to function with or without his presence on earth.
Following in this direction, through his sciences and his machines, man is now
able to discover and correlate an increasing number of these laws into a
cohesive blueprint which reveals a type of reason and order comprehensible to
At this present stage man is eager to find these laws
which will stabilize his doubts of his own perceptions. At the same time the
new discoveries seem to make obsolete many long cherished ideas by which man
lived and on which he based his relationship to self, to fellow man and to the
Universe. He hesitates to relinquish old traditions even when they are no
longer workable. However he is beginning to see that since the Universe is
apparently a perfectly integrated, self-sustaining unity, and all the creatures
and objects in that Universe must conform to this total harmony then so must
his own life; actions and comprehensions. For the most
part man does not seem afraid of the challenge offered by these new
Universal law, however, seems so impersonal and inhuman.
If man is part of the Universal plan, what part does his deeply personal,
emotional, imaginative sensitivities play in the overall plan? Following a
concept of unity, one might say that man could not possess these major traits
and capabilities if they did not spring from a Universal need or do not have a
proper place in the Universal scheme. Thus all of man's humanity has to have a
vital place in the scope of the seemingly impersonal functioning of the
The ultimate purpose of man's ability to be aware of the
total function of the Universe has not yet been discovered by man, but that it
has purpose may suffice for now. Even this much knowledge gives the brush to
those major modern philosophies which deal with the hopelessness of man's
existence and his inability to know of his own reality. Man is not an accident
in a well-regulated Universe, but its prime achievement so far.
-F. M. Werner
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(In Part One Dr. Daniel W. Fry presented
some of the viewpoints, relative to UFOs, of the two opposing groups the
believers and the skeptics. "UFO Logic" was originally published in
When reports are made of objects in the sky which are
difficult to explain in earthly terms, these people instead of ignoring the
report as being too ridiculous for serious consideration, or striving
desperately to create earthly explanation for the reports, simply begin to ask
questions of themselves and of others who may have interest in the subject. The
questions almost invariably follow the same pattern and are asked in much the
same way by all. Most of these questions are incapable of being answered in any
simple or direct way, because the question itself represents an
oversimplification of the problem which creates it. For example, the first
question is usually asked in the following manner:
"If some of these unidentified objects are actually
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created and guided by intelligent beings not of this
earth; from hence do they come?"
The manner in which the question is phrased makes it
obvious that the questioner is thinking in terms of a single possible source.
Whereas the general consensus of scientific opinion today is that there are
probably at least a few thousands, if not tens or hundreds of thousands of
planets in our galaxy alone, which may well support intelligent beings, and
that many of these races may have achieved a level of scientific development beyond
all possibility of our comprehension. There are many evidences of the almost
universal acceptance of this postulate by men of science. One of the most
explicit was a news item carried by the Associated Press on September 13th, 1964. It originated in Pasadena, California, and reads as follows
"Creatures as intelligent as man may inhabit,
thousands of planets in our Milky Way galaxy" a high ranking scientist
said Saturday. "Conditions favorable to life may be far more plentiful
than generally thought possible."
Harrison Brown, California Institute of Technology
Geochemist said, after a study financed by the National Aeronautics and Space
"Estimating that there may be hundreds of millions of
planets in the Milky Way, and that many of them are likely to be bathed in life
giving light from their suns," Brown said, "One might conclude that
man is not alone in this galaxy. Searching for evidence of such intelligent
life forms may indeed prove to be profitable and exciting. "
Note that the foregoing report is not simply the opinion
of one scientist, it the result of a rather extensive study of the question and
a survey of the opinion of the scientists of the world.
Thus we see that our reluctant and grudging acceptance of
a single possible source of extra-terrestrial life must be expanded to embrace
a galaxy which may teem with life and intelligence in every direction. It is
obvious that the question, from whence do they come?, could be answered only
for specific cases and then only if specific information had been obtained from
the travelers themselves.
The second question is a multiple one, dealing with the
logistics of space travel.
"How can they cross the almost inconceivable
distances between the stars when such a journey would require a number of years
even at the velocity of light? What would they eat and how could they breathe
during this extended period in space? How can they survive the extreme
accelerations which their ships have been reported to undergo? "
These and dozens of others questions of the same sort, all
relate to the fact that the space travelers, if such indeed they be, must
certainly have acquired many abilities which we are unable to duplicate, and in
some cases, even to understand.
The answer to these questions is simply that the
possession of extraordinary abilities would be normal and predictable in any
race which had progressed beyond our state of development, just as our own
scientific abilities are enlarged and extended with each passing year.
It is a generally, accepted astronomical fact that our sun
is a relatively young star even in our own galaxy and that its planets
including our little earth 'Johnny-come latelys’ among astronomical bodies. It
would seem therefore to be a statistical certainty that many if not most of the
inhabited planets in this galaxy contain races which have had much longer
periods of development than we and so should be expected to possess many powers
and abilities which we have not yet achieved or perhaps even imagined.
The third series of questions deal with the actions which
should be expected of newly arrived space visitors. The questions usually begin
"If any of these observed objects are actually space
crafts created and guided by extra-terrestrial beings, why do they not make
their presence known in some unquestionable manner? For example-why don't they
land on the White House lawn, step out, of the space craft and say, `Here we
are, you lucky earth people, we have come to take over your backward planet and
straighten out the terrible mess you've made of things.' "
Other people will ask, "Why don't they land at the
Pentagon and seek to establish trade agreements so that commerce might be
established between the two races ?"
Still others will point out that if the visitors have
acquired scientific knowledge and abilities that are considerably beyond our
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they would, in all probability also possess superior
weapons which we could not hope to resist. There would be no need for them to
trade with us, since they could easily take whatever they might need or want.
(To be continued)
-Dr. Daniel W. Fry
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(In the article entitled "Forthcoming
Cataclysms," published in our January issue, an unintentional printing
error omitted a full page of the script, thus altering its intent. At the
request of the writer, Col. Harry F. May, we offer the material again-in its
Is the earth heading for a drastic changing of face, a
tremendous deluge or a searing purge in the near future? This is being asked
everywhere and discussed in so many circles today that an article giving you a
look at the past, whether or not a pattern is developing at present and what
the consensus of the predictors are saying about the future might be a help at
this time to answer most of these questions.
To start out with, we must first realize that this planet
of ours is alive and is likely to do many things which normally happen to
almost any other entity. Anyone with as many headaches as there are in the
world today is likely to have an upset stomach and consequently burp
occasionally. Normal aging nearly always causes the skin to wrinkle a little,
and when you are put on the wrong diet for a while, such as with hydrogen bombs
instead of aspirin tablets, then you are apt to have some boils on the skin as
well as an occasional hiccup.
In the past recorded history a large percentage of both
the death toll and property damage from earthquakes has been caused by the
public panicking, uncontrolled fires or a lack of useful supplies of the right
kind, or a combination of these. In an average year we may expect one great
earthquake, ten major earthquakes, 100 destructive shocks, 1,000 damaging
shakes, 10,000 strong jolts with very little or no damage and then at least
100,000 gently rocking and swaying chandelier type ones which cover a large
During a ten year survey, it showed that 495 out of 500
recorded in the U. S., were in the state of California and
of course we also have here the famous San Andreas fault to blame most of these
on. A look at a stream bed in the Carrizo Plain area west of Bakersfield shows
a horizontal displacement along this fault line of some 500 feet over the past
several thousand years.
There is nothing happening at present that is not caused
by man that is anymore outstanding than an average year in the past history.
However this does not, mean that the present trend is not a forerunner to a
much greater and horrible disaster to come in the future.
Many of the present day prophets indicate that this last
year was the starting of a gradual build up of activity toward a climax now
estimated to come about in March of 1969. Ten years ago, they had it set for
1962 and then 1963 and kept moving it forward as the date came and went with no
sign of the action taking place.
Since the geological data available to anyone who wishes
it shows almost all of the slippage of the San Andreas fault is in the
horizontal direction then it is safe to go along with the latest predictions
that the only water the west coast of California will be under will be the
tidal waves caused by extreme activity. A sixty foot tidal wave hitting the
coast at a speed of 400 miles per hour might wash a few windows for the public
some distance inland from our present beaches.
We must realize at this point that earthquakes and
changing facial features of the earth's crust are absolutely necessary in our
current cycle of evolution. What a desolate swampy place this would be without
the beautiful mountains, trees and rivers which we are now blessed with.
One of the most recent prophecies shows that sun spots and
other storm activity on the sun would be the first indication. This would be
followed by a lot of volcanic eruption along the west coast of North or Central
America and then for us to watch out in the following three months after that,
as earthquakes usually follow the volcanoes.
It would be nice to believe that such a holocaust as the
one now predicted would remove all evil and negative beings from this planet
and take them to some other place for further training, take all of the new age
people aloft in flying saucers until all the turmoil was
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over and then recolonize the new and freshly washed
continents like one big Garden of Eden.
When we study our present day learning in the field of
physics, we find that, throughout the universe there are as many negatives as
there are positives in everything from the atom to the celestial bodies
themselves. It is hard to believe then that we could conceive of a place with
only positive beings. I'm sure that this might disrupt the Universal balance of
our entire system.
However for the benefit of all, I have formulated a plan.
To continue living each day as we are now, but get prepared just in case
something big does start, to happen.
-Col. Harry F. May
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In the noisy confusion of everyday living, with vexations
that tempt the serenity of men, how blessed, soothing, and comforting are these
Man's mind is of the Divine Mind and it is, indeed, the
master weaver both of the inner garment of character and the outer cloak of
circumstances. The words "create in me a clean mind and a pure heart, my
Lord" are the purifiers and "Peace, be Still and know that I am
God" are the receivers for His Spirit of Love to enter. Anxiety? Worry? Doubt?
They have no place with faith. "Ask and ye shall receive... " These
vexations vanish when we believe we receive, for the moment you are
"tuned in" and the receiver set on the proper frequency, His Great
Peace purifies the very soul! You will feel it surge through your very being!
It is love, it is fire, it is truth and life! It is the Great Power of Creation
that knows only good, love, and peace. This Dynamic Force reveals that you, yes
you are an eternal creation in the plan of life itself!
There exists a great struggle among men this day. This
battle is of time itself. It is the crying out of souls to be free from strife,
worry, hate, envy, and all dark imaginings. It is nation against nation, father
against son, man against man, and most pitiful, man against, himself. Oh, if
only all would "let go and let God" how all the darkness of Satan
himself would flee before the fire of God's Truth!
And the answer is quite simple: "know thyself!"
Get your own house in order first. Truly, give Him your life and
your will, and it will astound you how rapidly darkness and despair will depart
and the progress of the soul will hasten!
"What shall I do? I know; I shall arise and go to my
Father!" Pour out your heart and your soul to your King. Release the
tension within you; relax. He is your very Life; He is your very
soul; He is and you are! Claim these pearls of Great
Price! They are yours! The treasures are there for the taking! But one
stipulation; you must believe. It matters not if you believe as the next
man or of a certain religious faith. However you interpret Him to be, believe!
Your strength is in thy God! And when you hear Him, you will know! And
when "the still small voice speaks" you will then truly understand
that even amid all aridity, disenchantment, and broken dreams, it is still a
beautiful world. Yes, Peace, Be Still and Know that I am God, for He is,
indeed, within you! Express this inner self and LIVE!!
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Many of our readers are acquainted with the metaphysical
concept of a "seed atom" which contains the whole record of a soul's
experiences, and with the messages from our "brothers in space" which
tell of small crystals which contain records of events for thousands of years.
Now our research scientists seek to accomplish similar recordings of data by. a
system termed "Optoelectronics. "
The Electronics Review of November 14, 1966 offers an article entitled "Storage on a Chip," which reads as follows:
"To be sure, books have their place. But to
libraries, Government agencies and virtually anybody who deals with massive
amounts of printed data, the place that books take up is just too much. The
Army has decided to do something about it: it's awarded a $191,000 contract to
a small Bristol, Conn. company that has developed a technique for storing many
holograph images on a slice of potassium bromide no bigger or thicker than a
35-millimeter piece of film.
"'If the experimental program is a success, the
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compete strongly with microfilm gear, which is widely used
in many data-storage systems.
"The contact calls for the company, Carson
Laboratories, to deliver by next June a system that can store 1,020 pages of
detailed drawings and engineering tables on a single crystal, and on command
search for and display the information, in sharp detail, and reproduce hard
copies of any of the pictures. What, in fact, the Army is looking for is to
replace a massive library with a helium-neon laser, a handful of thin potassium
bromide crystals, a small real-time, random access mechanism for hunting out
the desired pages and a conventional dry photographic system."
The experiment is concerned with a concept of the
"Bragg angle of holography in which an image carrying laser beam is fired
at a potassium bromide crystal" which stores the image on an
infinitesimally thin layer of the crystal. The angle at which the laser hits
the surface of the four-millimeter thick crystal determines at what layer in
its structure the picture is stored. This image can be reconstructed, upon
demand, with hardly a detail lost.
According to Richard F. Weeks, project engineer for Carson
Laboratories, "The speed of the unit will be limited by the indexing
scheme for searching out the desired information."
Wondrous, indeed, are man's researches of today! It would
almost seem that that which is offered one week as science fiction is the
following week the basis of serious scientific study!
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Educators and UFO Reality
(Medford Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore., January
MOINES, Iowa (UPI) A university professor called on fellow educators Saturday
to face the possibility that flying saucers are real and that they will have to
be explaining them in the classrooms.
Dr. D. H. Bragg, associate professor of education at Drake
University, said his purpose is "to alert the teaching profession to
the fact that there is a strong possibility that the
flying saucer controversy is about to enter the classroom as a social,
scientific, and perhaps political and cultural problem of major implications in
Bragg said some experts have presented "what appears
to be documentary and convincing evidence" that flying saucers are real
and represent the work of intelligent beings from outer space.
If the Colorado study should support this theory, Bragg
said, the possibilities for future space travel and contact with superior
civilizations become no longer science fiction, but head-spinning realities.
"Some long strides may then be taken in explaining
deep mysteries of the universe such as the origin of life and of the stars
themselves, for a superior civilization presumably would have a recorded
history of its past."
"How shall the classroom teacher deal with such
fantastic notions" Bragg said. "How should one deal with the possible
emotional disturbances which might arise among certain young persons whose
state of mental health and stability are not sufficient to cope with these
disturbing realities, or their parents who will object to having their children
listen to such wild tales, thus upsetting their religious faith because these
facts are not compatible with their home and church training.
"These are questions that need urgent attention by
every educational and socially responsible group in our society. We should not
be caught without a plan of action, or ways to educate our youth to an orderly
and intelligent interpretation of the facts, and thus open the way to further
knowledge and exploration into the most exciting future the world has ever
(Grants Pass Courier, Grants Pass, Ore.,
February l, 1967)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP)-Edward H. White II, one of the
three Apollo 1 astronauts who was burned to death at Cape Kennedy Friday, gave
his convictions about the universe and man in a letter to a Salt: Lake City
woman in 1965.
Mrs. Kenneth B. Done, a religious instructor for the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, asked Air Force Lt. Col. White
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about his religious views shortly after he became the
first American to walk in space.
He replied: "I believe that law and order exist in
God's creations and that God has surely given life to others outside our earth.
"Out there could be places where life similar to our own, perhaps superior
or perhaps inferior, may be a reality. We would be rather egotistical to
believe ours is the only life among all those possible sources.
"'I believe it is conceivable that there are other
beings not of this world, who too are in the `boundless embrace of God.' "
White told Mrs. Done he saw his mission as part of
"the flame that will rekindle a fabulous new era of discoveries-a
renaissance which could possibly reveal to us some of the mysteries and secrets
of those other worlds."
A Jean Dixon Prophecy
(San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle,
January 1, 1967)
Jean's brightest forecast concerns a cancer breakthrough
of which she has this to say: "Great advances will be made in the field of
cancer. Treatments will be perfected soon which will effect a cure and also get
at the cause.
"The secret lies in correcting the vibrations of sick
cells and bringing them into harmony with the whole. I see psychically that
some European scientists began work on this theory of the cause and cure of
cancer early in the century, but before achieving success their work was
brought to an abrupt halt by World War 1.
"Perhaps they were killed in that war, but their
theory will soon be brought to this country, where our own scientists will
bring their work to fruition. "
We can at least hope this prediction will come to pass.
Sound to Explore Body
(Grants Pass Courier, Grants Pass, Ore.,
January 25, 1967)
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP)-Scientists are using sound to
explore and chart the interior of the human body, a Navy doctor says. Capt.
Thomas B. Lebher, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at San Diego's Naval Hospital,
said sound waves of high frequency are transmitted into the body and the
reflections from organs, bones and tissues are collected by an apparatus that
converts them to oscilloscope pictures called echograms.
The Mildura Sunraysia Daily of December 1, 1966 reports
that "A mysterious green glowing object which two Merbein youths reported
seeing in the sky on Tuesday night was seen also over Red Cliffs about the same
time ... The boys said it flared for about two seconds, seemed to explode, then
vanished... At Red Cliffs, Mrs. Schmidt said this description tallied with what
she and her husband saw."
The Cairns Post, Queensland of December 8, 1966 reports that: "A number of residents in West Cairns, in the Earlville-Balaclava:
''road area claimed to have seen a strange light. Their description tallied
with that given by a woman from Edge Hill ... the object had an incandescent
hue. It moved upwards very slowly and was clearly visible... The Department of
Civil Aviation, Cairns, had no explanation for the light and said it was
probably `imagination.' "
The Sydney Daily Mirror of December 14, 1966 reports that "Three young shooters believe they sighted a flying saucer near Bathurst
last weekend. For two hours they watched a large bright light moving in the
eastern sky. .. the light. was much. brighter than a star and at least 10 times
in size. We watched it backwards and forwards and up and down for two hours ...
at dawn it had disappeared."
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On January 12th, 1967, Durward B. Fairfield, one of the
Founding Members of Understanding, Inc., came to the end of his earthly life,
at the age of 89.
Mr. Fairfield was personally known to many through his
frequent lecture tours, and known to others through his international
correspondence. One such "pen pal" wrote us: "Your little
magazine came my way as a gift from Mr. Durward B. Fairfield whom I was never
privileged to meet. Over a period of months he wrote letters that were
inspiring and entertaining to our whole family, and the wisdom and wit in his
letters will continue to be of interest to our children as they grow up."
"In his memory I dedicate:
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Assurance At Twilight
I know that some day,
In some way,
Again I will be young.
No-not just `young in heart,'
Or, `old in body-young in mind’ --
But truly young! --
So that, when songs are sung,
I live in them, and them in me.
The wisdom I have gained will still be mine;
To make another youth the sweeter,
Love more blissful, heart more warm,
Dancing feet the fleeter.
Death may be night: but later
Life awakens; stirs; goes on! --
Calmly I bear the dusk--
For I believe in Dawn.
(Name withheld by request)
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The Understanding magazine is sponsoring a new essay
contest! The subject of the essays is to be "How to Promote
Understanding." The area chosen for discussion may be any type or phase of
Understanding, but the means by which Understanding is to be promoted must be
specific and attainable.
Essays may be from 400 to 1,000 words in length, and all
entries must be postmarked before May 15, 1967.
The judges will be Executive Vice-President Col. Arthur J.
Burks, and the editors of the Understanding Magazine.
A First Prize of $10.00 in cash, and a Second Prize of
$5.00 will be awarded to the authors of the winning essays. Each essay which is
printed in the magazine will entitle its author to a year's free subscription.
So take up your pens, friends of Understanding, and let
your ideas flow onto the paper.
Winners will be announced in the July issue.
Greetings in the Light of our Father:
Look to the resurrection of all living beings. I would be
so happy if humanity would remove the image of me from off the cross. I live in
the Father's Light-and on Earth to demonstrate the everlasting Spirit of His
Being. Like those who taught before me, man made an idol of his teachers. The
seed so planted is manifested by the harvest now in the reaping; for the first
law is that-"None shall be before Him". ... Look not upon the failure
of others-only recognize no failure within; yourself. Though your task today is
multiplied and multi-formed, each complex problem of every moment is your
individual challenge to uphold the right. Try not to solve the problems of the
world. Localize your effort, to bring one, even yourself up. -Mankind upon the
Earth has set a pattern for a repetition of errors-leading you once again to
the destruction of another civilization. -Interest not yourselves in ego bent
to pleasure, nor stumble in flocks that dwell in ignorance of chaos in the
making. Rather bend to set the way for multitudes to follow. -Be reborn in
light through efforts spent in love:
I bless you for gathering in the light of desire, to
understand His Love.
Reprinted from "Proceedings"-George Van Tassel
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The December issue of Understanding presented a plan for
family support of needy children in other lands-"Our Christmas Gift."
For those for whom this particular plan may be too costly, approximately $180 a
year, a member has suggested participation in the Angel Wing Ranch and
Orphanage program of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.
The Angel Wing Ranch project is sponsored by Reverends
Edward and Oletha M. Bartholic. In El Paso, Texas, since November 1965, the
Bartholics have operated the Angel Wing Ranch for unfortunate children of Mexico,
12 of whom they have actually legally adopted. Plans call for 30 more as funds
are available. Across the border, in Juarez, Mexico; the Bartholics are
operating an orphanage
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for 50 Mexican children with many more seeking admission.
This is a cause to which you may contribute as much or as
little as your pocketbook permits that the Bartholics may continue their
ministry of bringing security and happiness to at least some of the unfortunate
children just across the border.
For details of participation please write to Angel Wing
Ranch, P.O. Box 17366, Ysleta Station, El Paso, Texas. Ask, also, for a copy of
their monthly publication: Divine Health of the New Day.
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Light On a Mountain
(Helena Elizabeth Ruhnau, P.O. Box 4042, Riverside, Calif.
92504. $5.30, including postage and handling. Calif. residents 20 cents tax.)
Light On a Mountain was dictated to Helena
Elizabeth Ruhnau by the Spirit of God. Not one word is her own. She was
commissioned to bring forth this book at this time of great urgency, for
mankind finds himself at the brink of world destruction, unless he can reverse
violence to bring peace and harmony to planet Earth.
The text considers such questions as: "What will
happen to the unregenerated soul? Why are there so many races, cultures,
beliefs ... concentrated on one planet? Where did you come from and where are
you going from here? How are the Elder Brothers guiding and assisting mankind?"
If you are doubtful as to the outcome of mankind's destiny
you are invited to read and understand the Truths so long obscured by
misrepresentation of the priestcraft of ages past. Knowledge of
your individual responsibility to the Divine Plan, soon to
come into fruition, can avert personal disaster, if heeded.
Part Two of the text presents 36 Precepts which have been
taught to all mankind on all Solar Planets in all Solar Systems throughout the
Cosmos. Commentaries on these 36 Precepts, or teachings, are also given as they
apply to our planet.
Part Three offers the Messages, Promises and warning of
the Spirit of God. Mysteries long pondered and fought over, are explained and
No one can read this book without feeling a deeper
understanding, respect and love for all his fellow human beings, whether here
or on other planes of living.
Dear friends and members of Understanding. A pleasant
surprise awaits you in a most lovely book called, Transcendent Moments, by
Laura Clent Doble. After meeting, and having the pleasure of spending a few
days with the author in her Venice, Florida, home, I can see why she would
write such a wonderful book, she lives the true life of unselfish love and
understanding, toward all people she comes in contact with. I shall always
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Curve of Development-In Swedish
From Mrs. Edith Nicolaisen of Parthenon (Halsingborg 6, Sweden)
we have just received several copies of Dr. Daniel W. Fry's
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Curve of Development in Swedish. The translation
was done by Ivan Troeng and the foreword written by Rune Larsson. Our Swedish
friends may write to Parthenon for Utvecklingens Kurva.
Adventures In Time and Space
Mrs. Jessica Madigan, well known California lecturer,
researcher, and author on reincarnation, prophecy and dream analysis, will
address Unit 15 on the topic: Adventures In Time and Space, on Saturday,
March 25th, 8 P. M. in the Business and Professional Women's Clubhouse, 820
Java Street, Inglewood, California. (One block E. of La Brea, & ½ block N.
of Arbor Vitae St.)
Mrs. Madigan's lecture will be based on the voluminous
records of the late Edgar Cayce, America's outstanding clairvoyant.
President Caroline Nuckles of Unit 22 of Riverside,
California announces the forthcoming lectures for March and April.
On March 12, Dr. Framrose Bode, Ph. D., a Parsi Zoroasterian
High Priest, a learned scholar, lecturer, teacher and Orientalist, from Bombay
India will speak at 2:30 P. M. at the Izaak Walton Hall, in Fairmont Park,
On April 9th the Unit will sponsor Bishop Adrian Spruitt,
Archdiocese of the Church of Antioch-Malagar Rite.
Admission by donation and all are invited.
Colonel Arthur J. Burks on Tour
As we go to press our Executive Vice-President, Col.
Arthur J. Burks, is making plans for his West Coast Tour-California and Oregon.
As no schedule of lecture dates and places is available we suggest that you
contact: Mrs. Esther Ellsworth, P. 0. Box 626, Morongo Valley, Calif., 92256,
or Mrs. Angela Kilsby, 1265 Monterey Blvd., San Francisco, Calif., 94127 for
Those Japanese Letters
Ruth Burks, of Paradise, Pa., 17562, has taken on the job
of finding correspondents for hundreds of Japanese young people who wish to
know more about the young people of the United States. Years ago JoBesse M. McElveen
Waldeck started a service she called AROUND THE WORLD FRIENDS, sending brief
notices to foreign newspapers that people of other lands write the
"Friends" for American correspondents. Answers came, literally, by
more than JoBesse had hands, or could hire hands, to even
open, much less answer. Untold thousands went unopened to New York
incinerators-fifteen years ago. Letters still arrive from Japan, running into
the hundreds every year. JoBesse has turned them over to Ruth Burks, who
classifies them according to sex, age and requests for correspondents, and
mails them out. A roundabout way indeed to carry out one of Dr. Daniel Fry's
dreams: "if people would spend a few cents, airmail, writing to people of
other lands, they'd spend less money for armaments." Ruth Burks agreeing,
seeks diligently for U. S. correspondents, teen-agers usually, for eager young
Japanese. The latter write, fortunately, in English. No American, so far, has
answered in Japanese. Write Ruth for mail from an "opposite number"
in Japan, and find the interest and excitement that others before you have
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