For November, 1970
PILGRIMAGE .............................................................................. 2
SOME THOUGHTS FROM KRISHNA MURTHY ...................................................... 3
TO LOVE THE UNLOVELY .......................................................................................... 5
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA SIGHTINGS ........................................................................... 6
UNDERSTANDING IS THE KEY ................................................................................. 6
AUTOMATIC WRITING .................................................................................................. 8
world report ........................................................................................................... 9
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING .................................................................................... 13
THE PUZZLE OF TRUTH .............................................................................................. 15
book reviews ............................................................................................................ 16
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 XV NOVEMBER, 1970 NUMBER
Dedicated to the propagation
of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who
are not of earth.
Your editor's recently completed lecture tour of Europe
included a number of public presentations in each of the following countries, Norway,
Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Holland. Several other countries were
visited and private discussions were held.
Fourteen public lectures were held, and dozens of
newspaper, magazine, radio and T. V. interviews were given. Throughout all of
these countries the response was remarkably good. The great majority of the
people of Europe, like those of the United States, seem to be fed up with
political gobbledegook but very hungry for logic and reason. They long for
simple statements and explanations which they can understand without any of the
laborious deciphering and interpretation involved in even the simplest of
At almost every lecture there were members of various dissident
groups, mostly young people who to sneer, but who remained to cheer when they
found that, for the first time they were getting simple and direct answers to
simple and direct questions. A number of the University students who attended
the lecture in West Berlin, were exchange students from the Soviet Union, and
even these were enthusiastic in their acceptance of simple logic and reason.
All through the tour it became more and more evident that
all of our critical social and political problems result,
directly or indirectly from two major deficiencies in human relationship. The
first is the lack of simple and understandable communication. And the second is
the lack of a simple and understandable foundation for the social science.
Since these are the two areas in which Understanding, Inc. is spending its
maximum efforts, it is a consumation devoutly to be wished that the organization
may in the near future, achieve a sufficient status and acquire sufficient
backing to make its efforts significant throughout the world.
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In the October editorial we promised some comments by M.
V. Krishna Murthy on "What one should do for getting a deeper insight into
many, many things that happen around us-not amenable to the naked senses."
Here then are his thoughts:
All souls are potentially divine. Only, the divinity is
wrapped up; just like an ember surrounded by ashes-when the ashes are removed,
the ember shines brightly. We have to unlock ourselves. The Spinners and
Weavers of Knowledge have spun or woven around us for centuries knowledge in
mathematics, philosophy, religion, science, history, geography, anthropology,
art, literature, etc., etc.-their own thinking, their own imaginations. To get
out of this KNOWLEDGE-WEB is perhaps the most difficult task. We are not in a
position to look from without. While this empirical knowledge, acquired through
the senses, no doubt assists us to understand some rudiments of the secrets of
this vast universe, the amount of understanding we get in one lifetime is so
little that life just appears wasted.
Let me look from another angle. Let us confine ourselves
to the acquisition of the empirical knowledge that is available to us on this
little earth. Just look at the vast developments taking place in Science and
Technology. The technical literature that has come out in print for the past
ten years is perhaps equal to all that has come since Anno Domini-or even for
that matter, some say that 85% of all that stuff has come out in the last ten
years. It would also appear that 90%, of all scientists that ever lived live
today on mother earth. A question is asked then, would it be possible for any
one person even to have a glimpse of this empirical knowledge that is available
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As the distinguished Anthropologist, Margaret Mead, has
expressed it: "Almost everyone today is an ignorant layman in many fields
unable to measure his ignorance and only fitfully anxious to lessen it."
Can he lessen it all? As everyday passes, he is shrouded with more books and
more knowledge which he can never chew in his life time.
What is the remedy? Life is short. Everyone has,
therefore, to make efforts to dive into the mysteries of the universe; either
through concentrated thought energy flowing into the beyond and beyond; or by
developing complete stillness within and temporarily merging the within into
the source energy that surrounds us and of which we are a part. This is an
effort, however humble it might appear, to look in the direction of probing the
mysteries of the universe.
There are some who think or believe that these attempts
are only emotional outbursts of crazy persons and that we in the scientific
world cannot afford to have a basis of things which cannot be proved. There is
even a feeling amongst some that great scientists do not even give credence to
the existence of anything supernatural.
A friend of mine, a student at Princeton University, one
day, in the Library, suddenly came face to face with that great scientist-Dr.
My friend asked Dr. Einstein, "Sir, could I ask you a
question?" Dr. Einstein said, "Go ahead."
"Sir, people say that you are an atheist?"
Dr. Einstein paused for a moment and the words expressed
by the great scientist were noted by my friend, and reproduced here:
You have to break the chains that hold you earthbound,
then soar above and light your torch on the flame of your faith. Then soar into
space, into an island of time and on it's shores you see a figure sublime where
all men's earthly woes that are wrought are to the feet of God brought."
The message of the great scientist is positive proof of
the immense faith he has in the powers that be. It is a matter of fact that a
great scientist, a great artist, a great musician, a great author, see more
light in the Supreme Being-that primal matter which is the cause of all causes
-- than do half-baked pseudo-scientists who like to believe only what they
think they see.
Dr. Dan Fry in his address to the Understanding Convention
at Merlin, Oregon, on June 19th, 1970, has rightly pointed out that "The
fact that the gravest threats to man's survival arise from
his own creations" has great meaning.
On January 11, 1967 while I was addressing at the St.
Andrews Episcopal Church, Saratoga, California, it just sprouted out in my
"Not long hereafter, not far away from here, a
scientist is going to discover the true nature of the cell. Once this is
discovered, in another thirty or forty years, man will be able to create man.
What happens then? Any woman could just telephone a supermarket that she wants
a child of this size, shape, complexion and she only has to pick up the child.
Then there will be two types of children: One, the Natural, and the other, the
Artificial. With the help of an IBM machine, Natural, and the other, the
Artificial. With the help of an IBM machine then, what is left for this earth
but the IBM and Artificial Children."
On January 11, 1968, news came of such a finding from a
scientist in Palo Alto, not far from Saratoga.
Do we want a world of this order? Man seems to be
manipulating nature instead of contemplating it!
Once again, on behalf of India's millions, we convey our
warmest best wishes to the people of America.
-M. V. Krishna Murthy, Executive Director
Institute of Technology and Administration,
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If we are to transmute chaos into harmony, disagreeable
human relationships into agreeable ones-what is the workable every day formula?
First we need strength. We need to feel right with
ourselves. We must nurture that which is lovely in ourselves. What am I good
at, we must ask ourselves. Then do it, apply the needed self-discipline to our
lacking self, and let our good self shine.
It doesn't matter how important or unimportant this
"our thing" is. It gives us a feeling of joy that joy is our
contribution to harmony. The very fact that we are shining in our simple pure
feelings of joy is our strength.
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Now comes along the disagreeable, jarring note of one who's
behavior is obnoxious to us. How do we react? How does he react to us?
Literally, we are shining, or at least we were until the jarring note came
along. The "jarring note" is aware of the change, he notices we were
happy, shining, joyous notes until he came along.
Here is the crucial point. Are we going to be disrupted to
the point where we find ourselves harboring resentment and other negative
emotions? ... Or, can we attend to the Disrupter with the necessary firmness,
reprimanding, ignoring, or doing whatever the circumstances call for, then
return to our equanimity? This, too, is a key to loving the unlovely, our
method of returning to equanimity. A method for laying aside resentment and
other negative emotions is essential, for to dwell on these is a waste of time
and energy. Not only a waste of time and energy but we have then become one
with the "jarring note." We have joined the dark forces.
In these crucial times we cannot afford this negative
luxury. So let's make a systematic practice of tuning into beauty,
inspirational reading or music ... anything that will dispel the negative
emotions as quickly as possible.
Then, by all means, continue to follow those urges to just
be our best selves, expressing ourselves and doing our little joyous thing, no
matter how insignificant it may appear to others ... this is where our strength
In another article we will go into detail on "methods
of returning to equanimity." We will also consider "Jarring
Note's" reaction to us.
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PRESCOTT, ARIZONA SIGHTINGS
The October issue of Understanding Magazine offered an
article "UFOS and Hopi Prophecy" which was based upon a news report
dated August 9th, 1970. Since then we have received detailed sighting reports
of which we can offer but a few.
From the Prescott, Arizona, Buyer's Guide of August 13, 1970:
Rev. John Foster (Conservative Baptist minister from Phoenix)
said, "I saw a light that moved erratically. Its course changed. It.
seemed to pulsate and waver at times. . . "
Agnes Liljegran (pilot from Glendale whose husband was one
the designers of the B47.) : "I have seen the objects
for three nights now in Prescott. Saturday night I tracked it at 180 degrees.
Then it changed to 120 degrees. I know what planes look like. It wasn't an
airplane. I believe this is a true sighting. This first appeared near the North
Star. Satellites go from one end of the sky to the other. This didn't."
From the Prescott Evening Courier, August 20, 1970:
Anna Stalmaker, former school teacher, viewed the UFO for
the first time on August 14th. "It was about 9:30 P.M. when a large star moved from low on the northern horizon across the sky to the southern
horizon. It zigzagged a little, changed course a little. It was closer at times
so you could just barely see dim lights around it, like a ring of light. The
whole time the star was in sight was about 30 minutes."
Dan Carlwon, "On the evening of August 14, 1970, I
was with a group of about 50 people at Yavapai Stone, 741 6th Street in Prescott.
At approximately 9:20 P.M. a bright `roving star' was clearly seen by the
entire group in a northwesterly position almost overhead. For 20 minutes we
watched it cut an erratic path across the sky, as it traveled slowly in a
southwesterly direction, until it vanished from sight at about 9:40."
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We cannot improve the world one iota, but we can expand
our own consciousness. When this is accomplished, we radiate all Creation more
positively and creatively. Reform and correction begin within the individual,
not the external world. UNDERSTANDING is the key! When we really know and
understand OURSELVES, undreamt of doors of perception open to our enhanced new
Two thousand years ago Blessed Jesus said : "Judge
not, that ye be not judged." Let us plumb the depths of implication of
this famous admonition. Let us UNDERSTAND, as light is shed on the subject.
Why is it impossible to "judge", one another?
First, in order to really be qualified to judge another, we would have to BE
that person; for he or she alone has the individual background of experience
which is the "springboard" for their inner desires, motives and
ambitions the unseen cause of all thoughts, words and actions. Here we must be
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constantly alert, if we aspire to be just in our
relationships with all fellow beings, human or otherwise. We must realize and
understand that EVERY PERSON IS RIGHT FROM THEIR OWN POINT OF VIEW! And how can
a person possibly have any other's point of view, since they are not the other
We all have the human-ego tendency to pronounce rapid
judgment on others. But who judges whom? When we consciously or
"subconsciously" judge, we infer from the external conduct of
another what WE OURSELVES would be thinking or feeling under the same
circumstances, usually with our motives. How absurd!!!
To some degree, we all "judge," as indicated.
Let us acknowledge, UNDERSTAND and control this tendency! When we judge
another, actually nobody but ourself is on trial. We "project" our
own thoughts and motives into the brains of others and then condemn THEM! Deep
self analysis will prove the foregoing to be a common pitfall for the unwary.
Psychology refers to this process as "projection." We cannot judge,
however, for we never truly know the other person's inner life.
Let us realize that NO two people occupy the same rung on
the infinite ladder of evolution. This being true, then everyone we know is
either above or below us in evolvement of consciousness. It is naturally so! IT
IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO JUDGE A MORE HIGHLY EVOLVED PERSON, FOR WE DO NOT, AS
YET, HAVE THEIR MORE COSMOCENTRIC, HIGHLY ATTUNED COMPREHENSION. EQUALLY
OBVIOUS IS THE INESCAPABLE CONCLUSION THAT WE CANNOT VALIDLY JUDGE THOSE WHO
MIGHT BE OF LESS EXPANDED CONSCIOUSNESS, FOR THEY CANNOT, AS YET, VIEW
CIRCUMSTANCES FROM OUR "LEVEL." Thus, we cannot judge anyone but
ourselves. Patience and UNDERSTANDING, then, must be encouraged in all our
relationships. Plasticity is the thing! Let us always try to see and hear things
from the other's position. It is not an easy thing to attain and maintain such
comprehensive understanding, but how rewarding are the slightest efforts in the
right direction, for self improvement automatically benefits our world, and all
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One of the most truly amazing subjects which borders on
the mysterious and seemingly illogical is the study of handwritings. More than
the art of handwriting analysis and the study of the individual mind is the
rare kind of writing called automatic writing. In the latter a person holds a
pen before the paper and behold without the knowledge of the writer appears
sentences of thoughts unknown to him! Is it occult, ESP, the subconscious, the
immortal or is it fraud? These are the questions that have besieged the experts
Explanations are not easy to accept, for the psychologist,
the psychiatrist, the medium investigator, offer no real proofs. Yet
mysteriously and through a close relationship with someone from the past or
present many people can perform automatic writing. Typical séances in which the
medium writes a cryptic message from the deceased is an example of automatic
But mediums cannot offer definite proofs or validity to
their work. Most often the writings are incoherent and meaningless-but not
always. Very often stories are written, even long manuscripts. In several
reported cases a typewriter was used through the dictates of the subconscious.
In addition to scripts are drawings or sketches which border onto automatic
writing. A person may draw a symbol from a remote book, which another person
has seen or is studying. It would appear that ESP plays a part in this subject.
Many researchers have found automatic writers to be
sensitive, gifted people. Most often they are women. The British Society for
Psychic Research, as well as Duke University, has had long investigations of this
phenomena for years. Because of incoherent writings investigations have been
difficult for researchers. Call it intuition, or any other name, the writers
seem guided by unknown forces which drive their thoughts through their writing
hand-a psychomotor activity. Authorities state that the psychic exploits the
public with untruths in that automatic writing has no relation to departed
spirits, psyche or ESP.
Dr. A. Muhl established that automatic writing is script
in which the writer produces involuntarily, of which doodling is one example.
This may be an expression of disassociation on occasion, as in hysteria,
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or dual personality, or it may be constructive
association, as in inspirational writing.
The kinds of expressions found in automatic writing are:
spirit messages, symbolic forms showing repressed conflicts, and recall. The
psychiatrist may utilize this subject to understand the writers' conflicts and
forgotten experiences. Examples here are: traumatic childhood experience,
repressions, frustrations, etc. Thus when the individual performs automatic
writing, he is expressing the innermost personal problems. The psychiatrist then,
can obtain a better understanding of that individual because he can recognize
the problem. There are real advantages to such writing since the writing
assists in releasing conflicts within the individual and the released energy can
be of help in adjusting to situations.
But people who experiment in this expression may be in
danger of having a tendency toward developing a schizophrenic type of reaction
a splitting of the personality to the point where it endangers healthy mental
adjustment. And, it may cause the person to neglect other work, create fears,
and withdraw from reality.
When the involuntary expression (as illustrated by
automatic writings and drawings of the associative type) is developed to the
stage where it becomes voluntary, then the individual has acquired a permanent
form of enriched expression. Voluntary in this sense is an activity accompanied
by the idea of an end and the desire to attain it. Thus automatic writing is a
very complex, unconscious action.
The spiritualists still hold to their view of spirit
messages. But the handwriting analyst may be misinformed, since this type of
writing is an undeveloped script from the subconscious revealing another
personality! The misinformation on the type of personality occurs because
automatic writing is an entirely different kind of script from the natural
conscious writing of the person. Therefore, the resulting analysis is in no way
related to a true personality diagnosis.
Perhaps this mysterious expression of the hand and its
writing will offer more reliable information in years to come. We have learned
much from the scientist, but the parapsychologst has offered some interesting
arguments, too! For further information contact Robert Wasserman, 418 Oakland
Ave., Deer Park, New York, 11729.
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San Jose Mercury, San Jose, Ca., Sept. 10, 1970
HOLLYWOOD (AP) -- At the start of his chemistry career, at age 5, Randall
Murphy had a great ambition to cure cancer in cactus plants.
Now at 16 he's a veteran chemist, the youngest person ever
to graduate from the University of Southern California, where he received a bachelor
of science degree this summer.
Instead of the cancer he once imagined afflicted cactus,
Murphy is now trying to solve the now-baffling problem of the molecular
structure of plastics.
This fall at the University of California at Los Angeles
he'll begin studying for a Ph.D. degree in chemistry. He'll also be a teaching
He first started teaching at the age of 14 at Pepperdine College,
a four-,year private school in Los Angeles.
Chemistry is his passion, but the 6-foot-4, 200-pounder
finds time for sports--tennis and an occasional swim in the backyard pool.
His mother, Mrs. Bertrand Murphy, discovered her son's
mental gifts, noticing he recognized written words at 21 months. He was reading
at 2, performing experiments at 4 and taking high school courses at 5.
His research on the non-existent cactus cancer produced a
scientific contribution at 6. "I did original work in the microscopy of
cactus," he said. "I've never seen it published anywhere."
If growing up differently from his peers was painful,
Murphy doesn't admit it.
"I like the way I am," he said. "Anyway, I
don't think I could change it even if I wanted to."
An Oval Disc In Sweden
(Inter-Galactical Federation, Stockholm,
Sweden, July 15, 1970)
On the evening of June 13, 1970, some members of the IGF
were at an observation place, as a few of them had the special feeling that
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something was going to happen. They waited an hour without
anything happening and at last they decided to leave.
They started running to get warm (the evening was cold). The
one who was last got a special feeling as he turned around and saw a big,
yellow oval disc with an intense light, slowly crossing the road about 200 m.
away without making any noise.
He screamed and pointed at it and two of the other members
saw the object, too. In a few seconds the disc was gone. This happened at 11 in
Workless Day By Year 2000
The Grit, Supt., 6, 1970
By the year 2000, man may rule a workless, war-free world
served by computers and humanoid slaves, says a British scientist and science
He adds that man will probably live in a home without
water pipes, drains, or wires. Closed-cycle ecology will make farms obsolete, And
there will be no smog, water pollution, or population problems.
"The future isn't what it used to be," Arthur C.
Clarke said at a science conference held in Honolulu.
He said man's major problem in 25 years will be the
paradox of finding something to do in a leisurely era of total unemployment.
Clarke forecast instant global communications serving a world in which everyone
knows each other. Homes will have communication centers for telephone and
television, as well as push-button access to all news and knowledge through a
global electronic library, he said. "With all men being neighbors,"
he said, "world population may be reduced to something like 100,000
people. That's the maximum number of neighbors one can manage to meet during a
This age of technology, he said, will find man mobile
"The motto of the future will be `don't
commute-communicate,' he said.
The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky., Sept. 9, 1970
TORONTO (AP) - People who dream in color know themselves
better than those who dream in black and white, according to a Toronto
Dr. Douglas Frayn of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry
said in an interview that the color dreamer is not afraid of his emotions and
He can usually recall events in his life from age 3 and,
as an adult, has dreams filled with emotion, sound and movement.
Every person has about four dreams a night at 90-minute
intervals, said the psychiatrist.
Dr. Frayn said the black-and-white dreamer seldom can
remember anything that happened to him before the age of 5. The black-and-white
dreamer often is absent from his dreams, which are also empty of sound.
Tests on artists and other talented persons revealed they
dreamed in color and recalled their dreams more often, which has led Dr. Frayn
to wonder if there is a link between colored dreams and creativity.
Akron Beacon Journal, August 26, 1970
DURBAN, South Africa (AP)-Troubled by asthma? Try some
elephant's foot powder. Ear ache your problem? Sip a glass of python fat.
There are many cures for many ailments, but none so
bizarre as those sold here. It's all part of a brisk business in the back
streets of most African cities, a trade that dates back centuries.
Herbal medicine men and African "inyangas"-witch
doctors-cater to the superstition of blacks and a few what-have-I-got-to-lose
whites. African tribesmen and most detribalized city dwellers believe in the
"magic" remedies as did their forefathers.
David Pachai, known respectfully as "kwaDavid"
to his satisfied customers, is a herbalist in Durban.
Animal skulls and skeletons adorn the walls of his shop
and snake skins dangle from the low rafters. An array of bottles with brightly
colored powders, herbs and roots line shelves and counters. Tree bark, wood
chips and turtle shells litter the floor.
Does your baby have an upset stomach? Ground ostrich egg
elixir is the answer says Pachai. For an adult stomach ache the cure is certain
kinds of stones ground up finely.
Most of Pachai's stock is of local origin, but some items
are imported from Lesotho or Rhodesia. Regular clients drop in to taste or
smell each new batch.
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"The Africans know them all," says Pachai.
"It is impossible to bluff them, they know exactly what they are
Skunk skin is a best seller. So is python fat, among those
with swollen feet. Any snake skin will do to put on sores or cuts. A multitude
of different roots have their own uses and liquids made from herbs are bound to
bring good luck.
"Even the more educated Africans are regular
customers," claims Pachai.
Pachai emphasizes that he does not diagnose ailments.
"We purely suggest or sell the customers what they
want.... And if someone is very ill I will send him straight to the nearest
hospital," he declares.
World Weather Control Studies
Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune, August 27, 1970
RENO, Nev. (UPI) -University of Nevada scientists are
studying ice samples, some 1,500 years old, brought from the bottom of the world
to aid them in research to control weather.
A team headed by Dr. Joseph Warburton, acting director of
the university's Desert Research Institute, collected 250 samples in Antarctica
to help them determine the silver content in ice formed before the 19th century
industrial revolution. The result will enable the scientists to compare
"natural concentration" amounts of silver with amounts gathered in
current snow and ice packs.
Warburton said clouds are seeded with a mixture of silver
and iodine (silver-iodide) which enables droplets to form around the seeding
particles and become heavy enough to fall to earth. But the trick is to get
just the right amount of silver-iodide into a cloud. If too much material is
put into it, only tiny droplets will form and they won't be heavy enough to
Some scientists speculate pollution has the same effect as
over-seeding. DRI scientist Dr. Patrick Squires theorizes that if enough
pollution gets into the atmosphere, it could stop the rain in the same manner
as over-seeding. He speculated that if it doesn't rain, Earth's outer cloud
layer will move closer to the sun and could, through a reaction process, raise
the surface temperature of the planet.
"If the surface temperature at Antarctica raised even
10 degrees, the ice pack probably would melt," Warburton said. "This
result in the ocean level rising, covering large parts of
the east and west coasts of the United States, and more."
"There is pollution over Antarctica now. Dust layers
are lying over the continent, and they're not coming from the ice," he
said. Warburton said. "With the ice samples from Antarctica, we will be
able to determine the amount of silver before pollution times, then compare
present day contents with that finding to see what effect cloud seeding has
Warburton said it will be some time before man can really
control the weather to his liking, but his trip to Antarctica was another step
toward the day when man's efforts can significantly control rainfall, snow,
hail and sleet.
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Charles Tracy, Aviation Writer for the Cleveland (Ohio)
Press offered the following, on July 16, 1970, under the Caption: Local UFO
Expert Believes Alien Beings Watching Us.
"Our planet is under surveillance by UFO's from outer
Earl J. Neff is certain of this after more than 20 years
serious study of "Unidentified Flying Objects."
He retired from a successful Cleveland business career
several years ago, now devotes full time to pursuing and recording everything
about the mysterious lights, shapes and phenomena, seen in the skies and once
called "flying saucers."
Neff recently was authorized as the sole U. S.
representative to the Intercontinental UFO Research and Analytical Network, a
world-wide body with one member in each country.
He and his colleagues are worried about the reconnaissance
activities: carried on by various forms of spaceships from some advanced
scientific world far off in space.
"There are an average of 150 UFO sightings a month
around the globe," Neff says.
The Air Force paid $554,000 for a two-year scientific
study of UFO's by Dr. Edward Condon and the University of Colorado which
concluded that the phenomena was explainable in all but a few cases and
"should not be taken seriously."
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"Nevertheless the Air Force is still trying to shoot
down UFO's and learn what they really are," said Neff. "The Air Force
has not officially accepted the Condon report."
In fact the Air Force is teaching its future generals, now
cadets at the Air Force Academy, an entirely different doctrine about UFO's
He has a copy of the textbook, "Introductory Space
Science Volume II" used by the academy's department of physics. In part it
"We should not deny the possibility of alien control
of UFO's on the basis of preconceived notions not established as related to
UFO's. "There is some evidence supporting the viewpoint that UFO's are
material objects which are either manned or remote controlled by beings who are
alien to this planet."
To the frequently asked question "Why haven't these
`beings' contacted us?" the textbook offers these theories
"We may be the object of intensive sociological and
"You do not `contact' a colony of ants, and humans
may seem that way to aliens.
"Such contact may have already taken place secretly.
"Such contact may already have taken place on a
different plane of awareness and we are not yet sensitive to communications on
such a plane."
The physics textbook concluded that the UFO phenomenon, a
global entity for many thousands of years, "leaves us with, the unpleasant
possibility of alien visitors to our planet at least of alien controlled
However the book warned, a scientific investigation would
offer "no guarantee of success." It advised cadets that "the
best thing to do is to keep an open mind and not take an extreme position on
either side of the issue."
The Intercontinental network group is campaigning to
establish a world center to collect and study UFO reports and information, They
believe it should be part of the United Nations since the UN Security Council
is responsible for protection of the world's population.
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It's rather wonderful I think
When friends are made by pen and ink.
A piece of paper, blue and white,
Someone decides that she will write
To someone she has never seen
Who lives where she has never been.
A pen becomes a magic wand
Two strangers start to correspond.
Not strangers long but soon good friends
Just note how their last letter ends,
How pleasant their exchange of views;
The comments on important news;
Two friends who live quite far apart
Can gladden each other's heart,
Can nourish too each other's mind
With goodly thoughts in letters kind.
It's truly beautiful I think,
That friendships spring from pen and ink.
Understanding, Inc. sponsors a Friendship by Mail service.
Why not write today to: Mrs. Dorothy Knowles, 12020 68th Ave. S., Seattle, Wash.,
99178, for the name, or several names, of peoples in far off lands who are
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Truth may be seen as a tree, with the number of branches
and leaves being uncountable. The roots can be seen as the truths of God, while
the trunk stands for the truths of his heavenly beings, and lastly this trunk
branches out to the leaves which are the truths of man. There are ever more
leaves on this tree than branches, just as there is no end to the difference in
the many truths we have with us today.
When we look at a tree, to truly comprehend its beauty, we
see it as a whole, yet each leaf has individual life of itself, but the
wholeness makes the beauty that we see. Individual truth holds beauty, yet
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its corresponding leaves is not whole. Therefore, one who
wishes to see the beauty of a tree, must gaze on the all, rather than the
singleness of truth. Conformity of the individual as to truths, is only as good
as the aspect of how he sees himself in relation to the whole.
Truth is only relative, for where the truth lies, is only
good in so much as it would make the entity into a far reaching ideal of
something better. Truths are for all, but they must vary, for in God's great
creation, each and every being was created in the mind's eye with a. different
goal, and a different way of attaining it. Do not take the aspects of another
man's truths, hoping like the dying man grasping at straws, that it will open
up new thresholds, for it may open them up, but only retard your singleness in
the eyes of your Creator.
Work out your own puzzle to the game of life, and hold
fast to those truths that are allied to your understanding, turning loose of
those that are the life of your brother, knowing that they may be your
Lay those uncertain ideas on the shelf of the mind, and as
the understanding unfolds, you may find that they are the exact pieces that you
needed to finish your puzzle to make it whole.
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MAN MADE CLEAR for the NUCLEAR AGE-Roland T.
Hunt-CSA Press, Lakemont, Georgia 30552-Soft-bound $3.25 postpaid.
This book is a comprehensive offering on what should be
termed "occult anatomy," combined with a knowledge of Colour, the latter
now accepted as a vital ingredient in physical, mental and spiritual healing.
The author also discusses the use of drugs that can allow
"elementals" and "astral entities" to usurp the forces and
a welcoming physical body; he suggests man should pierce
the veils of terrestrial illusion through application of his inherent spiritual
energy rather than to use foreign forces. Thus MAN MADE CLEAR is not only a
pattern for Do-It-Yourself exercises important to the evolution of race-consciousness
through the development of that consciousness in individual units, it is also a
"book of knowledge" for the one who can recognize the potential of
the New Age and wishes to take advantage of the Cosmic and Universal forces and
vibrations available for his use.
Section One gives a sufficiently thorough explanation of
nervous system, spinal cord, the brain and cranial nerves so that a layman with
no knowledge of physiology will be able to understand his body functions as
they become important. under the vibrations of the New Age, with the goal in
mind that he may learn to guide and direct spiritual forces within the physical
Section Two considers Man and his psyche in relation to
the Universe, also the human cell, the blood and heart and circulatory system
and the endocrine system. The latter has very recently been recognized by
medical science to the extent that today some doctors specialize as
Endocrinologists where previously these hormone-producing parts of the body
were mainly known to and studied by those seeking spiritual enlightenment--
These glands being represented in the finer, etheric body by the "chakras"
of Ancient Wisdom. Various therapies are considered-physical, psychological and
esoteric. Of great interest is the explanation of the vital or sustaining body
of man, his "etheric double," the understanding of which is helpful
in spiritual healing where specific body-malfunctions are involved. If you have
some inkling of the spiritual Life-force which irradiates man's physical body,
you will find scientific substantiation of your knowledge in this book.
Section Three moves on to more subtle areas of Man-his
Subconscious Mind, his Emotional Body, and offers Do-It-Yourself techniques for
improvement of his physical, mental and spiritual powers as expressed through
his various bodies. Let such facts come alive for you no other person can
develop your bodies, as far as personal evolution is concerned, and you are
limited only by your own inertia. The author promulgates a very interesting
point, relative to evolution, suggesting
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that there are three races of men now on Earth, following
two distinct. paths of evolution. Where are you to be found?
MAN MADE CLEAR is well illustrated so that as you follow the
text you can see just what parts of the body are being explained, which is
important to one who has little knowledge of anatomy or physiology. Few books
are available on occult anatomy-the correlation of physical and spiritual
bodies-and this book deserves a place in every metaphysical library.
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Schwarz), P.O. Box 334, Selma, Oregon, 97538.
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Interesting viewpoints of scientists, in different areas
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