For February, 1970
AGE OF PROTEST ............................................................................................... 2
UFOs PROTESTETH TOO MUCH? ........................................................................... 3
EDUCATION AT ITS BEST .......................................................................................... 5
TRUST YOUR FEELINGS ............................................................................................ 7
TAKE TIME ...................................................................................................................... 8
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING .................................................................................... 8
world report ........................................................................................................... 10
book reviews ............................................................................................................ 14
EXAMINE ALL THINGS ................................................................................................. 15
PEACE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING .................................................................... 17
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 17
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EDITOR .......................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
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VOLUME XV FEBRUARY, 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.
During the past few years, both "tradition" and
the "status quo" have lost much of their previously respected and
venerated positions as standards of reference in the judgment of human morals,
ethics and general behavior. The human race is rapidly moving into an era of
almost universal protest.
The art of protest is, of course, a highly diversified
one, having many forms of expression. These run the gamut from self-immolation
as practiced in India and in some parts of South East Asia, through various
forms of violence to the person and property of others. Some protesters,
mindful of the adage, "The pen is mightier than the sword," have
employed the written word as their agent of protest. The success of this method
of self-expression depends largely upon two factors; first, the explicitness
and second, the validity of the complaint. Too often the written protest makes
veiled reference to mysterious groups of nameless men in the
"establishment," who control our destinies according to their whims,
and to vague times, places and methods by which their ends are attained.
It is, therefore, a rather novel and somewhat refreshing
experience to receive an article of protest which fairly bristles with facts,
figures, times and places, especially when it is written by an astute gentleman
who is sufficiently advanced in his profession to know
whereof he speaks. (Even though he must write his protests under a pseudonym in
order to remain in that profession.)
We have with us today an article of the above type written
by a man whose name and position in the aerospace industry would be recognized
by almost everyone in that industry (if we could print it). The article,
entitled "UFOs-Protesteth Too Much," covers a lot of ground in a
number of directions. Unfortunately, we do not have enough space in this issue
to print the entire article, and even if we could we would run the risk of
hearing our readers say, "Methinks the author doth protest too
much." However, there is some good stuff in it so we are printing what we
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A UPI release by Joseph L. Myler, dated March 13,
datelined Washington, D. C., carries the theme "UFOs will be largely
forgotten like the bogus spiritualism of yesteryear." The words are
attributed to Dr. Hudson Hoagland's article in the American Association for the
Science's magazine "Science." He and others protesteth too much!
As the president of the Worcester Foundation for
Experimental Biology, Dr. Hoagland should be able to integrate events on this
small planet and arrive at correct conclusions. However, since he seems to have
deserted his field for parapsychology let's do his thing and integrate available
The topic for today is one of general interest-money!
We've all heard the defense budget is huge because of the war. That tape is
losing its oxide from constant replay. What do we have to show for the money? A
surplus of fighting equipment?
Defense contractors are getting it all? Really? The Wall
Street Journal reported that McDonnell Douglas dropped 15,310 people in
1968-69. The West Coast is "dry-town U. S. A." and city planners are
looking to tourism to take up the slack!
Space is taking it all? Not true. NASA rocket development
has stopped and Apollo has been slowed. California, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama
have Ph.D.'s wives taking in sewing to keep families eating.
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The Poverty Corps? Nape! The minorities aren't any better
off than they were.
The budgetary drain started in 1962. Suddenly, more money
was missing than could be accounted for. It was as if the country was in the
middle of World War II without anything to show for it! Airplanes? The TFX! Missiles?
Sorry about that too! Supersonic transports? No again! The question then, as
now, where is the money going?
Meanwhile those pesky UFOs kept showing up in the darndest
places. A farmer's swamp in Michigan. A dynamite shack in New Mexico. A woods
in Germany. Jungles of Brazil. Chasing cops in Oklahoma and Kansas! Antarctica.
Russia, New York State. Northwestern University. International organizations
sprang up to study Ufology. Publications pyramided. Wire services were
clogged. Intelligence pipelines were plugged with UFO news!
The scientific and technological development of the last
few decades has taken gobs of money. But, about half-way through the manned
rocket and computer revolutions someone turned the money spigot off-to open it
somewhere else? Like a stream which disappears on the surface but continues to
What was new? When queried the Rodger Babson Gravity
Research Foundation in New Boston, Mass, testily retorted that the research
stacks at Cal and Southern Cal should be investigated!
Feelers were put out in those directions and a little
activity was visible! Seems a Dr. Steward Way of the University of California, Santa
Barbara, was developing Electro-Magnetic Propulsion for use in submarines.
Dr. Way, working on a Navy contract, had (by 1966) constructed a submarine
prototype which worked! Other information regarding EMP applications to
airplane wing and fuselage surfaces also became visible! That idea, tested in a
Northrup, Inc. wind tunnel, reduced propulsion energy requirements!
The EMP propulsion principle is a simple concept, as
simple as junior high school science! If you place a wire between the poles of
a "U" shaped magnet and then pass an electric current through the
wire, the wire jumps away from the magnet in response to "Lorentz"
If you make a submarine the magnet, and the surrounding
water the wire; or an airplane the magnet, and air the wire, you have a no
moving parts propulsion system! It seems Diet Smith's space coupe
in Dick Tracy might not be more comic strip fiction
While we are on the subject, let's explode one more money
myth about UFOs... Question ... How much money was really authorized for the U
of C study? ..:$300,000. .. ½ million, or what? No two stories are the same.
Dr. Sauncers book UFOs-Yes! makes much of the amount of time various
"experts" devoted to the project. Why? Because with educated guesses
for salaries and things, one can determine the project's cost and from the cost
the relative importance! And, the total cost for the project has been very
carefully hidden from the public! Glossed over, or not stated, were costs for
computers, buildings, utilities (the phone bill was terrific) travel expenses
and so on.
Allusion to these facts of life were obliquely made in the
famous "Look" article and news accounts when mention was made of the
"remote" location of the "powers-that-be" with relation to
UFO Headquarters, Woodbury Hall! Dr. Condon's office was in the Joint Institute
for Laboratory Astrophysics building on campus. Woodbury Hall was not!
It was a new complex situated on a knoll south of Boulder!
Complete with antennas on the roof, a parking lot for cars and electronic vans,
and the usual "cyclone" fence and guards! Area visitors were shown
the site by prideful townspeople.
Quite an effort for something which doesn't exist, whether
men from space or Terrestrial powers!
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Seeking a settlement to a discussion about who should be
first in the kingdom of heaven, the disciples asked Jesus. Jesus called a child
and placed him in their midst and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you
turn and become like children, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Who ever humbles himself like this child, he is greatest in the kingdom of
heaven." (Matthew 18-1-4)
The significance of this statement has been recognized for
years. However, current knowledge obtained from psychological studies
concerning the learning ability of children zero to six years of age adds
considerable dimension to this statement.
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At the beginning of life a child is a helpless creature,
who is able to perform only the basic functions necessary for survival. Unlike
other miniature products of nature he does little by instinct. He must learn to
accomplish almost every act that growing up requires of him. This process of
transition is education at it's best.
The thrill of watching this marvel unfold is a rewarding
experience. This bundle of uncoordinated energy will, in six years correlate
itself into a partially self-contained dynamic form. It will be able to walk,
use its hands, discriminate smells and sounds, and speak its native language.
This period of development is one of spontaneous reaction. One day he awakes
and utters a syllable, later a word, and finally a sentence. Nothing seems
planned, it just happens.
Why is he able to initiate this process of transformation
with very little help? Primarily because he is created in the image and
likeness of God. Every learning experience finds its way into the soul and
becomes part of his being.
This distinguishes the child from the adult. The adult
uses his will to control what he learns. Therefore much of his learning process
involves rote rather than actual experience. A considerable amount of the
knowledge an adult obtains never finds its way into the fabric of his soul.
Instead it remains locked up in his intellect.
Many of man's decisions are based on emotions which are
directly related to the soul. Numerous times man's actions do not reflect the
total extent of his knowledge. Conditions present in our society and the world
support this fact.
It requires considerable vigilance to get through one day without
suffering some adverse experience caused by an emotional explosion. Friendships
fractured, ulcers created, and marriage vows broken are a direct manifestation
of our emotional state. While we use our intelligence to explore the genetic
code and perform heart transplants, we allow our emotions to control our
attitude about skin differences. We strain our brains and budget in an attempt
to conquer space, while we allow our emotions to jeopardize our security of
inner space. Emotions have been a significant factor in creating world
conditions which demand 43 cents of every tax dollar be spent for national
defense, while we spend only 11 cents for education and other social programs.
Existence of these conditions clearly indicate that
education in its
present form offers no guarantee to the continuity of
mankind. We must find some way of blending knowledge into the fabric of the
soul so that it is reflected in our emotional reactions to life's experiences.
(Written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tables of
stone but on tables of human hearts-Corinthians II-3-3) .
The word educate in its original form "E-ducere,"
means to bring out that which is in man. How well do our educational institutions
fulfill this requirement? In many areas there is room for considerable
Our first mistake is that we equate education with
life-time earnings. We have built an education system whose primary purpose is
to mold human potential into cogs for the wheel of economics. We are experts at
devising subtle methods of reward and punishment, acceptance and rejection in
an attempt to force a child into normalcy. Any child that cannot be forged into
a block of conformity makes us feel uncomfortable. We either reject him or
treat him in such a way that he is forced to reject us.
What can be done to help improve this situation? Some
faint rays of hope are appearing on the horizon. The fact that individuals are
unique and therefore function on many different levels is beginning to
influence our educational policy. The Montessori method of instruction is one
example where an effort is made to create an environment which correlates
learning and experience. Children who are exposed to this type of program consider
learning to be a joyous adventure; rather than a dreaded task ... Other schools
are experimenting with free learning programs. The basic requirement of this
program is to create an educational environment where the instructions obtained
can be combined with action in order to produce a more total learning
experience. By the use of computer, television and other technological aids to
education this program can be greatly expanded. The absence of a grading system
in this type of program removes the need for cheating in school.
However, the area of greatest concern is the parents'
attitude toward education. The world will continue to be deprived of many
potential benefits offered by education, until parents realize their children's
educational instructions must do more than enable them to acquire economic
stability and maintain status quo. The first requirement of any educational
system should be to enrich the soul. First seek
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the kingdom of heaven and all his righteousness, and all
the rest of these things shall be added unto you.-Matthew 6-33).
So it is that educators and parents, both, must be
concerned with an educational program that will develop the total potential of
all children inheritors of heaven and earth.
-Cecil M. Wright
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I looked at a rerun of "The Al Jolson Sory" some
time ago on television, and found myself laughing through tears. In just a few
short minutes of brilliant creative expression, Al expressed elation,
tenderness, joy, fear, pity, disappointment, resignation and longing. By
enabling me to experience these feelings with him, he made me feel kin to the
whole world. There was a healing magic about it, something that is becoming
harder and harder to find.
I grew up in a small Michigan town, before the advent of
the present existing emotional ice age. It was perfectly natural to show
emotions then. When you went to a movie with a sad ending, you could hear
people all over the theater blowing their noses, a large number of them would
even leave the show with tears still in their eyes, We cared for things and for
each other, and we didn't hesitate to show it. We weren't very good at hiding
our feelings and we didn't try. Feelings were a living language that kept us in
touch with each other, not as mere spectators but as participants in a never
Since then experience has taught me again and again that
the secret of getting along with people is to "recognize how they feel,
and let them know that you know." When we say of someone "He
understands me" we are really saying "He knows how I feel." We
mistrust feelings and moods because they change, yet changing moods and
feelings are perhaps the surest indication of a healthy personality. It is when
our feelings and moods don't change that we should be concerned. To go through
life in only one mood is like trying to play a trombone with a stuck slide. In
the end, the only way you can mean anything to another human being is to share
WE LOVE LIFE, NOT BECAUSE WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO LIFE, BUT
BECAUSE WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO LOVE.
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We never have much time to do all that we would like. Time
is a spectre, a ghost that flits in front of our weary eyes, weaving enticing
patterns of future promises, but truly fickle at heart. She never keeps her
promises, but leaves us tired, dusty and empty-handed.
Time is the most devilish aggressor that man faces during
his walk on earth. Too much time. .. he misuses; too little time.. he misuses
himself. We are a slave of the clock, a mechanical monster that beats its steel
components at a steady but deadly pace, laughing at the travesty of the warm
pulsing human trying to match its gutless dance.
Free yourself of the affliction. Do what you must for this
horrid taskmaster, but let it be only a token subservience. Reach upward to the
heavens, and beyond. God and all the universe are within the grasp of mortal
man. Yours is the kingdom of all that was, is and will be. Make it live for
you, now, here, at this moment.
The spirit is the true source of all glory. You are only
as complete and whole a person as your soul is a complete soul. Your soul can
soar unshackled by human bondage, and through life itself, live through
eternity, a flame burning brighter and brighter, nourishing all that it warms
with the richness of human love and compassion.
The capacity for love is great; nurture it and feed it,
care for it as the great gift that it is, immortal in its ability to recreate
again and again the love of one human for another.
And remember always, the clock, a mechanical convenience,
built for man by man; keep in mind, you are the master. You have the sole and
ultimate responsibility for what you are and where you progress.
Herein lies the most fundamental lesson of the universe:
Time is indestructible, but most unreliable; so guard it
jealously and selfishly. Use it with precious care. Do not try to place too
much material fal-de-ral in a certain length of time, but rather take time and
make it fulfill the needs of your personal development.
-Mary A. Rogers
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The frightening thing about tomorrow's history is that
it will have to consist of today's current events.
- Harold Coffin
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In a "Question and Answer" exchange on T.V.
Oslo, September 30, 1969, between Mrs. Kari Mannsaker and K. Ramachandra,
editor of the Religious Digest of Ceylon, the following exchange took place.
Question: Do you believe in the development of a new type of human being? With
less aggressions, less fear, and other sets of values? Answer by K. Ramachandra
: Yes. I believe in a new order of things ; in divinised man, in harmonized
humanity and spiritualized existence.
Science which has hitherto been concerned with delving
into the secrets of Nature is now turning its attention to the inner world. Our
ancient seers discovered these inner secrets. They spoke of a Universal Mind.
Modern psychologists have already got a glimpse of it. They accept that minds
are net separate spatial entities. They are not objects in space. There are no
sharp boundaries between one mind and another. The power of thought to
influence one another through telepathic-like process is accepted and praised.
We are now regaining what the animals, birds and insects already possess.
When civilization comes to a crisis, as at the present
moment, a few evolved ones, here and there, withdraw into the inner world of
man and get a glimpse of the Reality behind, and return to the outer world for
the service of mankind. These people form a "Creative minority." I
have met such groups of men and women all over the world. Their ideal is
"One World" and "Unity of mankind." Their work is in
Silence and Solitude, and it is more enduring than all the activities of the
noisy political world, where aggressions, jealousies, rivalries, etc., etc.,
reign supreme, disturbing the atmosphere. When more and more people turn their
attention to this inner life, they not only transform themselves, they
transform their families, friends and communities. This is the new order of
life I envisage. This is not a utopian dream or fancy, but an actual fact. I am
speaking from personal experience of men and matters.
Another important matter I wish to mention here is the
Movement for a World Government ... It is an absolute necessity in this nuclear
age, if we want to save humanity from total annihilation. The world is already
united physically through science and technology. Let us give it a
psychological unity and spiritual basis. I admit that these
are the possibilities and probabilities in the development
of a new type of humanity, free from rivalries, aggressions, fear and hatred,
but only if the human race does not destroy itself by clinging to political
forms which modern weapons have rendered obsolete, and to out-grown social
customs, economic theories and religious practices.
(If you would like a copy of this leaflet, a reprint from
the Religious Digest of December 1969, why not send an International Postal
Coupon to K. Ramachandra, Jayanthipura, Talangama, Ceylon.)
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Instruments of God!
The Hartford (Conn.) Courant,
Thurs. Dec. 11,1969-by F. J. Welsh
versatile Killingworth man -- artist, teacher, Bible scholar, amateur scientist
and gadgeteeris -- also the author of a fascinating book, "God Drives A
He is Robert L. Dione, 47, ex-paratrooper, now an art
teacher at Old Saybrook Junior High School.
In his slender volume Dione presents a totally new and
revolutionary concept of UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects), their existence
and their meaning. In brief, he says they are instruments of God.
And God, he says, is not supernatural but "is much
like man whom He created in His image.. . and what sets Him apart from man is
His technological superiority." Dione marshals evidence to show God as the
head of a race of super technological beings who are conducting an experiment
with mankind as their subjects.
These beings visit or reconnoiter the earth on flying
saucers, the author says. He calls them "saucerians" and he finds
evidence of their activities all through the Bible. Miracles, for instance, are
not at all miraculous, Dione insists, but illusions produced with the help of
Of course, some people still don't believe there are such
things as flying saucers, despite a Gallup Poll indicating millions of other
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have seen them. Dione, for instance, said he saw three-one
in '59, two in '67.
But Art Teacher Dione never mentions flying saucers to his
"Because this is controversial material," he
said. "Even some folks who see flying saucers don't want to talk about it.
They hardly believe it themselves and have trouble making other people believe
it. Like a friend who said to me: I saw a flying saucer but you're the only one
You understand ... but others might not."
Nowadays with men walking on the Moon and proposing trips
to Venus and Mars, there is every reason to concede Dione's concept of God and
Space and UFOs might fall within the calculus of probability. He can't
understand people who dismiss his views as unthinkable.
Water Resources Under Sinai Desert
Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) News, June 4, 1969
TEL AVIV (UPI)-The Sinai desert is a barren and hostile
land fit only for the Nomads and their camels which roam its wastes. Israeli
hydrologists have discovered water there and it may become the key to Mideast
The desert stretches from the sand dunes along the Mediterranean
across the sandy plateau known as El Tih to the barren masses of crystalline
rocks known as Gebel Katherina which rises 8,651 feet into the sunlight. One of
the mountains is thought to be Mt. Sinai where Moses delivered the Ten
The Egyptians obtained some manganese ores and oil from
the Sinai but it was never fully explored until after the Israelis drove to the
Suez Canal. It was the search for new oil resources that led to the discovery
of vast underground water resources.
Israeli geologists said they have discovered "vast
water reserves hundreds of yards beneath the Sinai sands" and that during
the next few months, when the desert shimmers in the summer heat, they will
study their findings and map later investigations.
Bringing the water to the surface, where it could
transform the desert wastes, would be a formidable and expensive enterprise
according to Prof. Jacob Bentor, geology department chief at Hebrew University
The water discoveries are as important politically as they
If the stalemate in the Middle East continues and Israel
remains in the territories it occupied after the 1967 war, the Sinai could, if
the water supplies are sufficient, be turned into an area for resettling the
hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees who live in the Gaza Strip and on
the occupied West Bank.
The investigations have another aspect far Israel. The area
is similar to that of the Negev Desert in southern Israel and scientific
knowledge gained in the Sinai might be applicable to the Negev. Geologists say
the discovery of water in a certain strata in the Sinai might indicate chances
for finding water in a similar strata in the unexplored areas of the Negev.
Stress May Affect UFO Sightings
Boston (UPI)-Two Harvard scientists believe that the
frequency of sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) may be due in part
to the stresses of everyday life.
In a paper presented Friday to the opening of the 136th
convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),
Drs. Lester Grinspoon and Alan D. Persky said "a significant
fraction" of reported UFO sightings probably resulted from the viewers'
regressions to "more primal modes of thinking."
The doctors said persons with psychological disorders were
more likely to fall back on "this primary process thinking" than
persons enjoying relatively good mental health.
But, the paper said, almost everyone was susceptible to
that type of regression during times of stress.
"While there is no question that it is conjectural,
we are suggesting that a population of emotionally disturbed people is more
likely than a non-disturbed population both to be attracted to the possibility
that we are being visited by extraterrestrial forms of intelligent life and to
make observations which support this possibility," Grinspoon and Persky
Prof. J. Allen Hynek of Northwestern University said the
whole UFO study could suffer a serious setback if the Air Force destroys the
secret portions of 22 years of records.
Hynek, a consultant to the Air Force during its UFO
studies, said some summary cards had already been destroyed.
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He said the secret sections of the records contain some
"hard core cases" of sightings where the observer was mentally stable
and did not confuse the sighting with natural phenomena.
The Air Force announced earlier this month it was ending
Project Blue Book, its lengthy study of UFO's.
Glacial Ice Tapping
The Courier, Grants Pass, Ore., Dec. 9, 1969
WASHINGTON (UPI)-A while back a U. S. Geological Survey
scientist noted that "about three-fourths of all the fresh water in the
world-equivalent to about 60 years, precipitation over the entire globe-is
locked in glacier ice."
It now develops that experimenters in Chile are testing
ways of tapping this fresh water bonanza in their part of the world, and are
getting encouraging results.
According to Science News magazine, the Chileans dusted Coton
Glacier in the Andes with a black powder (largely consisting of soot) and
succeeded in speeding up its flow of meltwater.
In a time when pollution is poisoning more and more of the
world's streams and lakes, yet unexploited sources of pure water daily become
potentially more valuable.
Black things absorb more heat from the sun than do white
things. So it follows that if you make white glaciers black they will melt
faster than they would do otherwise.
According to Dr. Cedomir Marangunic, Chilean polar
scientist, the experiment proved that fresh water can be economically procured
this way. About 350,000 cubic feet of additional meltwater a day was produced
for each square kilometer (four-tenths of a square mile) thus treated.
The cost was $2,900 a square kilometer. The Chilean
National Electric Company, which footed the bill, got back its investment in 81
days of extra water production. It uses the water to generate electricity.
Theoretically, glaciers can be managed in two ways-to increase their rate of
melting and to retard it. To conserve glaciers, and thus store their locked up
water for the future, you would coat them with some insulating material, or
resort to cloud seeding to increase snowfall.
Meier of the Geological Survey noted that in North America
volume of water stored as snow and ice in glaciers is many
times greater than that stored in all of the lakes, ponds, rivers, and
reservoirs on the continent."
Oxygen Aid to Memory
Daily Courier, Grants Pass, Ore., Nov. 4, 1969
NEW YORK (UPI)-In many aging persons the powers of memory,
awareness and judgment decline and they come to the state called senility. Four
scientists think they have hit upon something to do about it. That is
intermittent breathing of pure oxygen at pressures considerably higher than the
Senility has never yielded to any treatment but it seemed
to yield to this one, the scientists said in reporting their experiments with
13 old men hospitalized because of senility.
The improvements were spectacular even by objective
measurements and were, in the words of scientists, "highly significant
statistically." By the subjective measurement of what other people saw in
them before and after, it was perhaps even more impressive.
"Much remains to be learned. It is not likely that
the treatment modifies basic degenerative processes, but we know of no other
form of therapy that offers statistically significant improvements of
function," one of the scientists said.
Fake Quakes May Control Real Ones
Daily Courier, Grants Pass, Ore., Dec. 9, 1969-by Duston Harvey
BERKELEY (UPI)-Natural earthquakes may someday be
controlled by man-made ones, according to a federal expert.
Dr. L. C. Pakiser, chief of the Office of Earthquake
Research and Crustal Studies at Menlo Park, Calif., told a science writers'
seminar that a pair of recent Nevada nuclear tests provided the first unplanned
earthquake control experiment."
He said a 1.1 kiloton underground test at Benham in the
Nevada Test Site triggered 10,000 aftershocks over a nine-mile area during a
four-week period of 1968.
A similar test at nearby Joram a few months later also
caused earth tremors-but not in the area of the Benham aftershocks.
"The second test didn't reactivate the zone of the
first aftershocks," Pakiser said. "This indicates the stored stresses
in the earth's crust may have been released by the first explosion."
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Pakiser envisioned a day when man-made earth tremors
caused by nuclear tests or other means may release "the energy stored in
quiet stress areas-energy which otherwise would be dislodged in great
earthquakes. He noted that man had also caused earthquakes by dumping
radioactive wastes into a deep well near Denver and by placing excessive loads
of water on the surface behind big dams.
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Japhalein-Mother Ship of This Galaxy
(Japhalein-Mother Ship of This Galaxy, Marcap Council,
Dept. DF, Route 4, Arlington, Wash. 98223. $5.95)
First published in 1961, Japhalein---Mother Ship of
This Galaxy has recently been re-issued in a new format. The introduction
by Ed O'Neal, editor of Orion Magazine, portrays the author, E. Blanche
Pritchett, Ph.D., founder of the Marcap Council.
The Space ship Japhalein was built 7000 years ago by the
combined creativeness and skill of the planetary beings of this galaxy, after
thousands of years of consultation. Its purpose is to monitor all thoughts
within the galaxy to "prevent a needless waste of time" among planetary
beings. The ship is 11 miles in diameter, 10 levels high, and it is capable of
containing 24,000 people, though at the time of the writing only 18,000 were in
Fantastic! The author agrees that to some the account will
be as fiction, but others will KNOW the truths given in the book. In either
case, it is interesting, thought provoking reading, for much more than a visit
to JAPHALEIN is given.
Several visits to this mother ship in the spiritual rather
than physical body, conversations with the spiritually advanced beings, a
dedication to serve mankind, all are given in detail. Visits to Tibet, the
Kremlin, the Ghost City under the Sea are also related.
Discourses are offered on planet 666 (the Earth) ; matter, energy lenses,
mental telepathy, history of the planets of the solar system, and
"knowledge of the future."
Some startling new perspectives are presented-the
significance of Karl Marx's economic philosophy; the nature of the planets,
Heaven and Hell, resulting from man's erroneous thinking; and the evolutionary
pattern of "the Father's many mansions.''
Although the book contains but 169 pages, this review has
covered but a few of the many subjects considered. Of the book, E. Blanche
Pritchett herself, says: Beginning on the first page you are transported into a
world that has been mentioned in, prophecies, bibles, and through the mouths of
seers for many centuries, each telling a piece of the story of the planning and
order and function and growth of the universe and its people.
The reading of JAPHALEIN, MOTHER SHIP OF THIS GALAXY could
open for you new doors of understanding of the worlds we are just beginning to
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The Wheel of Life Foundation
A remarkable work is being done at the Wheel of Life
Foundation, Kirkland, Arizona, by Reverend Ted Pierce and his wife, Oleta.
Reverend Pierce has had bestowed upon him the gift of permitting a person to
see, in great clarity, his former embodiments. The individual involved becomes
aware of the type of body, the circumstances or karmic acts which led to its
death, and the actual death itself. The astounding thing is that Reverend
Pierce experiences the death situation with the subject involved.
Rev. Ted Pierce has had a wide reputation as a spiritual
healer for some time. However, this particular activity began in February 1969
during a routine "laying on of hands healing," to the surprise of
every one present. He steadfastly maintains that he is only acting as a
"channel" in transmitting this ability of recall, and in or of himself
The "sessions" are conducted is this manner. The
individual, who has requested the service, reclines on a table. No attempt is
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by anyone to alter the state of consciousness of the
person in anyway. Rev. Pierce seats himself in a chair at the head end of the
table and assumes an attitude of waiting. His hands are placed on the table
near the head but not touching it. He does not enter into any apparent altered'
state of consciousness. His wife stands immediately behind him where she places
a hand on each of his shoulders. This is done for two reasons: 1) To keep him
from falling when he shares 'the death throes of the individual; and 2) to
complete the male female Principle of the Natural Law of One. On a nearby table
are kept a supply of ice water and face cloths, as Rev. Pierce often requests
that 'his throat and forehead be wiped.
The important result of these "sessions" is that
the person readily recalls each experience, and the building in each life of
the karma which has been transferred to the present. Irrelevant details seem to
fade away, leaving only the knowledge pertinent to now. This ready
recall seems to appear most vividly in the form of "flashbacks" which
occur either in the sleep state or during meditation.
Statements made by the majority of those contacted to
date, for follow-up purposes and documentation, have also volunteered the
information that bodily complaints which have defied all types of treatment in
this lifetime appear to have corrected themselves. We do not, under any
circumstances, wish to convey to the reader that we have knowledge of the power
of the mind or spirit-nor is any pretence made as to the understanding of
psychological or physical processes which are apparently in action. We are
seeking to publicize this work only in order to seek understanding from
any similar experiences others may have had at the hands of someone, and to
continue to follow-up the readily apparent effects upon the life of each
individual with whom we have come in contact. As always, in those things which
deal with Mind or Spirit, the individual exercises his freedom of choice to
either accept or reject anything which may have transpired.
In the observation of the individuals involved, it has
been noted with interest, that his hands will always go to the points of injury
which have caused violent death, or to rest quietly on the forehead in
instances of "natural death." Other interesting observations: some
will lie completely still during the entire "recall" while Rev.
Pierce will go into the violent death throes; others will scream and moan, and
speak in foreign tongues, some of which have been identified, others not.
Rev. Pierce states that each person apparently chooses his
own area of desired recall, and when enough information has been gained, the
Power, as he chooses to call it, is turned off and the session terminated.
Up to now, there seems to be a common experience
verbalized by each one-an awareness of a better self-understanding, and the
"feeling" of the removal of a great weight. Changes in body postures
have also been noted.
Every effort is being made to thoroughly document each
case, and to maintain the proper follow-up. We realize that the proper time
lapse has not yet occurred with some, or possibly with none. We only seek to
understand not only that which has transpired here, but to determine if others
have knowledge of, or know of themselves, where this work is being done
elsewhere. We sincerely believe that a "shared experience" will
provide you with food for thought, even though you may choose to reject the
We seek, even as you do, to understand those laws and
forces which govern our existence. Each day we hope that our activities here
will have attracted a certain Someone who will give us knowledge, and instruction,
of this Thing which has suddenly appeared among us.
All are invited to visit the Wheel of Life Foundation, or
to write to: Star Route, Box 49, Kirkland, Arizona 86332,
-Jack L. Thornton, Ph.D.
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Peace, the goal of the U. N.
Peace, the prayer of Christians
Peace, the subject of heated debates,
does it come from?
He Who said, "My Peace I give unto you"
possessed it And, those who receive His message have the gift of understanding.
Understanding is the
challenge of the human mind; the knowledge and acceptance of ourselves and
for what we are;
beyond the fog of prejudice;
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the force which gently
dissolves the barriers of hate; Understanding moves the human mind to sacrifice
ease in lieu of sacrificing
principles to settle for quietude.
yields true peace born from the tranquility of order, wherein the senses are
subject to reason and reason to faith.
-M. Pauline Hughes
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The 26 hour study and lecture course "will enable you
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