For April, 1970
ECOLOGY ................................................................................................ 2
THEY ................................................................................................................................. 3
SURVIVAL ....................................................................................................................... 5
I STOOD BEFORE THE THRONE .............................................................................. 6
JUNE DEDICATION AND CONVENTION ................................................................. 8
world report ........................................................................................................... 9
UFOS INTERNATIONAL ............................................................................................... 11
book reviews ............................................................................................................ 13
EXAMINE ALL THINGS ................................................................................................. 14
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING .................................................................................... 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 XV APRIL, 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.
Since manned spacecraft are now being designed for
continuous flights of up to several years duration, a number of professional
ecologists are being employed by the aerospace industries, to assist in the
design and development of closed cycle life support systems for incorporation
within these craft.
It is obvious that no spaceship with any known propulsion system,
could begin to contain and to carry with it, enough air, food and water to
sustain its crew for a period of several years. Fortunately, there is no basic
need for it to do so.
All life, whether it be human, animal or vegetable,
progresses through a series of chemical changes. These changes however, do not
require a continuous supply of new material, they require only a continuing
source of energy sufficient to make the chemical changes possible.
The planet Earth is, (as we have frequently pointed out) a
closed system space ship which has a limited amount of material available for
the use of life forms, but which has been using that same matter over and over
again for several thousands of millions of years. All successful life forms fit
smoothly and completely into this cycle of ecology. Any variety of life which
does not conform will leave an
open end somewhere in the cycle, thereby piling up
unusable material and eventually depleting its own supply. Nature has a way of
coping with such species, and they either evolve into a pattern of conformance,
or they soon become extinct.
Mankind, (usually known as the genus Homo.) has
become the most flagrant of the non-conforming species and so cannot now be
considered as a successful life form. The primitive man conforms quite well;
almost everything which he has used, or has discarded, is returned to the
environment in a form suitable for immediate use by other forms of life. With
his advances in technology however, man has become more and more perverse in
his refusal to conform to the pattern of nature. He goes to great lengths to
thwart, inhibit or destroy those very life forms or chemical processes whose
natural function is to complete the ecological cycle which enables him to
continue in existence.
Before man discards any of his used products, he has
usually treated them with substances which make them totally unusable by any
other form of life. He thus creates tremendous gaps in the natural cycles which
are essential to all life. The material which man discards, is correctly known
as `waste' since it has been rendered unusable. When large quantities of this
unusable matter become mixed with the still unused material of life, it becomes
known as `pollution.'
The only manner, therefore, in which the problems of
pollution can be solved is through the carefully planed closing of the gaps in
our ecology which are responsible for its existence, and which are now
seriously threatening oars!
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Friend-friend, please -- I - I should like to caution you,
no, really, I-I would like to plead with you. To do what you are about to do
wouldn't benefit anyone. Now obviously you are in great distress to have
reached this stage. And yet you are so young, so young. What -- what did you
say? Oh, all is lost. Nothing to live for. The country is in a mess. I agree
with you. I'll even go a step further and include the whole world. But what you
are planning is hardly the answer. Better to ask, "what can I do to help
the country and the world get out of the mess? What does one person matter you
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Funny, not too many months ago I had feelings similar to
yours. Yes, I had just about reached the stage where I too wanted to be destructive.
Like you I looked at our involvement in that ridiculous
war in Vietnam. That tragic farce which we entered accidentally and have paid
for through the death of thousands of young men, through sorrow to parents,
relatives and sweethearts, and with dollars which could have been put to better
use. And what about the disruption brought about by protestors? And I asked in
anguish, what is the meaning of this madness? Will they never learn?
Then like you, I saw the sickening poverty that exists.
No, not only in lands where the majority are poor, but right here in the land
of prosperity. Thousands of black, white and brown people starving, while
millions of dollars were being spent to wake weapons for war. Yes, believe me I
wasn't a naive person. I knew about the injustices.
Then I was aware that those practitioners of Christianity
seemed to be separated from the troubles. I asked, how can they be satisfied to
hide in their white towers of ivory while people all around them are in need?
How can they think it enough that they ship their money off to missions for the
needy in lands far away? And how could they continue to sit piously listening
to sermons about loving their brothers? For after all the big separation which
occurs at eleven o'clock every Sunday morning is not a secret. And I cried
"Where are the saints in times of need?"
I too felt the hopelessness of our school system. I know
that some people advocate bussing as the answer for equal education. They say
that is the most practical way to bring ghetto blacks into contact with the
better teachers. But I disagreed. For this method has caused many unnecessary
ill feelings among the parents. And still no one has proved that bussing is
successful. Like you I thought that there must be an easier, more practical answer.
And I, too, thought about the generation gap. I wondered
about difficulties the young had trying to communicate with the old. For it is
a fact that the young are beginning to mistrust anyone over thirty, or at least
the majority of those over thirty. And I asked "why, why is it that they
can't talk? Is it that the old are too satisfied with the status quo? Or is it
that the young are too eager for change? Is that the old speak too softly, or
the young too loudly? Is it that the
old are too wrapped up in materialism, while the young are
more concerned with humanism? And is it that the old are too concerned with
telling it like it should be, and the young with telling it like it is?"
Again I knew not the answers.
Finally there is this thing with the blacks and whites. This
sickening racial polarization that is occurring despite the efforts of some to
prevent it. I asked, "why aren't more people concerned? Don't they realize
how vulnerable this country would be should we have civil war? Can't people see
the absurdity of fearing, mistrusting, or hating another person simply because
his skin is a different color? Will they never reach the point where they
recognize the individual and not the masses?" The answer seemed to be no.
They would never learn.
Then I asked myself "who are these mysterious
people called they? Where do they reside? Where is this abstract mass of
humanity whose identity cannot be recognized?"
Then I remembered. From the time of Jesus Christ 2,000
years ago to that of the action man of today, problems have not been solved by
people who refuse to accept responsibilities. And those people who constantly
blame others are usually those who don't have any constructive answers
themselves. So for the first time in my life I decided to accept the fact that
I, too, was one of that group called they.
-John W. Gibson
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Our priority today is survival. Survival. It is not Viet
Nam, nor the moon. It is not Mars, nor the SST, nor racism, nor communism.
It may not even be life of quality any more. Just
- Eddie Albert
Much has already been written and much more will continue
to be written on the subject of man's pollution of his environment until each
of us realizes the significance of the crisis and accepts the responsibility to
reverse the present trends which threaten the survival of all life
There is an old fable to the effect that for want of a
nail a war was lost. Without the nail to shoe the horse the messenger was
unable to deliver his orders with the resulting loss of the battle.
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A recent issue of the Science Digest (March 1970)
tells a similar story in a different context. The extinction of the dinosaur,
and other land species, could well have resulted from a shortage of
phyto-plankton, the single celled marine plants that are the first step in the
food chain of life. The phyto-plankton are eaten by tiny fish which in turn
serve as food for the larger fish, etc. etc. Further, the plankton control the
interchange of gases between oceans and atmosphere, providing 70% of the oxygen
needed. Our presently contaminated waters. are reaching the oceans and
threatening to destroy the plankton with consequent shortages in both oxygen
and the food chain with universal implications.
It might be here noted, also, that the elimination of
forests and greenery by logging, land use for buildings and roadways, etc. is
seriously interfering with the remaining oxygen-carbon dioxide interchange as
well. To this must be added the loss of trees and plants by man-made smog-1,300,000
Ponderosa Pines in the Lake Arrowhead (Calif.) mountains alone!
Because a brief article can only touch upon some of the
salient aspects of a problem of many ramifications may we suggest to our
readers that they write to Mr. Eddie Albert (1040 N. Las Palmas Ave.,
Hollywood, Calif. 90033) for his packet of very interesting anti-pollution
literature. Mr. Albert offers many pertinent and serious examples of our
errors, and of their cumulative effects. He offers, also, an excellent
bibliography for further study, and notes the bills presently in Congress,
where efforts are beginning to be made to control this situation which
threatens our survival.
Every man should be aware that solutions are not to be
left to governmental agencies and industrial complexes only. Each of us is
involved and should contribute our cooperation, know-how, and dollars to
reverse a trend which can only spell disaster to all life if continued. remember,
the dollars in your pocket will have no value to you, nor your heirs, if you
are not here to use them!
There are some encouraging notes, however, relative to the
"junk" man cremes and which is pictured as burying him. Perhaps the
answer to the ultimate disposal of used automobile tires (some two million
presently stored in a warehouse, which is but a drop in the bucket) has not
been found as yet, but some interesting uses have been found for other waste
Scientists have found a micro-organism. which breaks down
cellulose waste and converts it into pure protein, according to a report given
in the National Geographic Magazine. Researchers hope to convert newspapers,
wood chips, corn stalks, hay, etc. into edible protein.
In Japan, a machine compresses trash and garbage into
building or land fill blocks. In Europe, several cities are converting trash,
through smokeless incinerators, into heat to feed boilers of electric power
generators. Incinerators are used elsewhere to reduce refuse (glass and metal
included) to lava-like cinders which will be used in cement blocks, fiberboard
and shingles. It has been suggested that thermonuclear power plants could form
a "fusion torch" to reduce all waste to its original elements-for
While the optimist gives us but 40 years and the pessimist
but 15 years of survival under present conditions, still there is hope that man
who reaches for the stars and has touched the moon already with his technology
and coordinated efforts can and will overcome all threats to his environment of
the future and will find the means to reverse the adverse effects of his past
But, never forget that you are personally involved,
directly and indirectly, for all life is one!
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I am one of the fellowship of those who have died
temporarily in this life and then have come back to inhabit the same body. Our
stories are amazingly similar, even to the part where we do not believe the
fact until we pass through it. Mine may be slightly different in one respect
only-and that is that I think I did part of it myself deliberately.
It was during a rather drastic operation in which I was
not expected to live, although this had not been told me. I had the usual
experiences after I went under anesthesia of being dissociated from the body
and in a position where I could see the surgical procedure and hear all of the
conversation (later confirmed by my friend, the doctor, and the nurses.) As I
watched and listened to the dissection of my body, the thought came to me,
"Here I am-outside. I'm going to find out something I've wanted to know.
My life is a mess. I'm going to ask
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why." And, just like that I saw how it could be done.
With an effort of will I pulled away and snapped "Upstairs."
At first I seemed to be in a vast and beautiful space like
an infinite cathedral, but I knew who was and retained my own identity. There
were thousands around me whose identity I recognized also. Some of them had
gone before in this life, others I had perhaps known in other lives, and many
whom I never met before but whom I recognized at once through the sense of
all-permeating communication which exists there. They pressed around me saying,
"Welcome. Peace be with you. Don't be afraid," and other expressions
of greeting and encouragement. But, while I was filled with a great love for
them, I realized this was not what I wanted. I insisted on going farther and
farther "upstairs" and though they asked me to stay, they did not
prevent me from going ahead.
Next I passed rank after rank of brighter beings who
challenged me kindly, but as soon as I told them 1 knew what I was doing, they
let me go higher. I remember I kept saying, "I want to see Him." It
was somewhat like going up spiritual terraces, and f well know what, is meant
by, "Angels with flaming swords," although there are few words in any
language on earth to describe what I saw.
At last I found myself in a bright and tender vastness in
which I was a tiny bold being standing before the infinite source.
I hesitate to describe my communication with the Presence
of God for fear my limited use of language may distort my meaning to the
It is enough to say that in those minutes I was completely
happy, understood, and understanding. I was aware of the past, the present and
the future at once. I was given a choice of returning to the body, or of
remaining in the realm of the spirit; and when all things were weighed, I chose
to return. And here I am.
I came back to my earthly body to find that I had been
technically "dead" for several minutes. This happened to many other
folks I know, and is not too unusual. It also bears out the Biblical statement
that no living person may look upon the face of God.
However, I believe the thing I cherish most is the
remembrance that out there I was graciously recognized as an individual, and
respected for my brashness in faith that I could go all the way to the Throne
the assurance that He who originated me would see me and
give me His attention as He would in Prayer.
The question has, of course, been raised as to whether my
experience was a "vision" or the dream of anesthesia in which the
desired result is created in the mind of the dreamer.
My answer is-what of it? I believe that I stood within the
mind of the great Dreamer Himself. If this be a dream, it is a dream I cherish beyond
any other reality. And, when I leave this particular body for the last time, I
will lay it down gladly to dream this dream forever.
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Although plans are still far from finalized for the Six
Day Dedication and Convention to be held at the International Cultural Center
of Understanding, 2200 Merlin Road, Merlin, Dregon, we offer a preview of
things to come. The Convention dates are June 19th through June 24th. The
events are co-sponsored by Understanding, Inc. (Dr. Daniel W. Fry) and the
Aletheia Association (Rev. Jack Schwarz) with the cooperation of the Solar
Light Retreat (Marianne Francis). The purpose of the Convention: To bring
understanding between people of all nations, races, and philosophies by
presenting to them speakers, panel discussions, group participation and
cultural aspects of diverse parts of the world such as Thailand, India, Europe
and the United States.
Understanding Days, June 19 through 21, commence with the
formal dedication ceremonies to be held at high noon on the 19th. The afternoon
program will commence at 3 P.M. and will feature a talk by Dr. Daniel W. Fry,
Founder and President of Understanding, Inc. This will be followed by a panel
discussion until about 5 P.M. The evening program of entertainment and
meditation will start at 7:30 P.M. Thailand dances will be included on the
Each of the following Convention days will feature at
least five renowned speakers with significant messages, and evenings will
continue to be devoted to entertainment and meditation sessions. Confirmed
speakers include: Sophia Austin, Col. Arthur J. Burks, Marianne Francis, Roland
Hunt, Fred Kimball, George King, J. V. Krishan
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Murthy (India) Jack Schwartz, and Rev. Damien Simpson, who
will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
Many others have been invited, including June and Ron Ormand
for a showing of their movie on Terte, the Philippine Psychic Surgeon. As
confirmations are received they will be noted in the May issue of Understanding
Registration fees for the events have been set as follows:
Friday, June 19th: $5.00 General Admission; $4.00
Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21: $7.50 General
Admission; $5.00 Understanding Members
Single sessions $2.50.
Students (with cards) : $2.00 per day.
All who become members of Understanding, Inc. by June 1, 1970 will be entitled to the special rates. Associate Membership is only $2.00 per
year, and the Magazine subscription is still offered at only $2.50 per year-12
issues. We encourage all who plan to attend to send in their registrations as
soon as possible that we may better plan to handle the numbers expected.
The Aletheia Convention days are June 22 through 24. We
suggest you write to Rev. Jack Schwarz, P. 0. Box 334, Selma, Oregon, 97538,
for his special program, which includes Dr. Gina Cerminara among its notables.
As a large attendance is expected we suggest that you
write to our Merlin address for a list of local motels (rates from $6.00 up) or
for the location of nearby campsites, which may also require advance
reservations for space.
We look forward to meeting with old friends and new. Let
us know when you are coming!
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Sometimes even the best-trained meteorologists go astray
in interpreting satellite data. In the early days of satellite photography,
weathermen at ESSA's Suitland base referred to a small bright spot in the
southwestern United States as a cloud. Mysteriously, however, the
"cloud" persisted month after month in the same place. Eventually, it
was identified as White Sands, New Mexico, now recognized as the. brightest
spot in the U.S.
Science Digest, May 1969
Galactic Space Exploration
Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune, Sept. 4, 1969 By Joseph L. Myler
(UPI)-Beyond the solar system-the sun and its family of nine planets lies what
astronomers call galactic or interstellar space.
The nearest star to Earth, other than the sun, is 25.5
trillion miles away. Can man, presumably a prisoner of the solar sys tem, ever
bridge so great a distance in order to find out what kind of matter exists out
He may not have to, according to a recent scientific report.
He may be able to send his analytical space machines on interstellar missions
of a sort without ever leaving his solar system home base.
A while back a panel of the Space Science Board of the
National Academy of Sciences proposed that the United States begin work at once
on "grand tour" flights by unmanned craft to the outer planets of the
These are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto,
ranging from 483.3 million to 3.67 billion miles in average distance from the
sun. The grand tour flights would begin in 1974, take years to complete never
carrying a spacecraft beyond the fringes of the solar system.
Nevertheless, one of them, the voyage to Pluto, might put
a human contraption in sensing distance of matter which is more representative
of interstellar than solar stuff.
According to the Space Board panel, it has been suggested
that Pluto, now the outermost planet, "may not be an original member of
the solar system" but a stray from more distant and more mysterious
regions of space.
Man wants to explore the great planets-Jupiter, Saturn,
Uranus, Neptune-because they may consist mainly of the primordial matter out of
which the sun and its family, including Earth, were condensed some five billion
Jerusalem Peace Forest
San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle,
September 21, 1969
EAST JERUSALEM, Occupied Jordan-(AP)-The Israelis, a
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nation of tree planters, are busy giving a new look to the
holy city of Jerusalem.
Already they have planted thousands of saplings on the
stony hills along the former Israel-Jordan border which passes through the
city. Several hundred acres of bare hillside are being developed as the Jerusalem
A center has been set up where tourists will be able to
register if they wish to plant a tree in the forest with their own hands.
The Israeli National Parks Authority also is drawing up
plans for a 6000-acre green belt around the walled old city, captured by Israel
in the 1967 war.
Antarctica Weather Satellite
Auckland Star, New Zealand, September 16, 1969
LONDON, Monday-The Soviet Union has launched a permanent
weather radio station over Antarctica, the first there, a Moscow radio
broadcast monitored here said.
The broadcast said the semiautomatic station would relay
to Moscow information about the upper layers of the atmosphere at the South
The broadcast did not say when the station was launched
but added, "initial data already received explains many of the problems of
Man's New Question
San Jose Mercury, Thurs., Feb. 5, 1970
WASHINGTON-Dr. Glenn Seaborg, chairman of the Atomic
Energy Commission, told Congress Wednesday that the age of triumphant science
and technology is forcing us into a new philosophical era based on the
"why?" of living.
The Nobel prize-winning chemist said that vast numbers of
scientists are now beginning to ask, "What is being done with our
discoveries," rather than rejoicing in the discovery as an end in itself.
Seaborg expressed his belief that the "despair and
negativism of the time" is a prelude to deeper and more positive thinking,
in which man will examine human values and goals. He said
"I believe that one of the characterizations of the
human race possibly the one that is primarily responsible for its course of
evolution-is that it has grown by creatively responding to failure."
He went on: "We have always experienced times when we
have been dissatisfied, unhappy with ourselves and our conditions and lamented
them profoundly before we took new steps to change them."
`Smart Pill' Expected?
Daily Courier, Grants Pass, Ore., Feb. 20, 1970
BERKELEY (UPI)-A pill to improve human intelligence may be
just around the corner.
Dr. David Krech, a psychologist at the University of California,
says development of a real IQ pill depends considerably on chance, but
scientists are close enough to the secrets of brain chemistry to make such a
pill "highly likely" in the next 15 years.
Biochemists and psychologists in the past 15 years have
sought to identify physical forms of the brain in which memories are retained.
The experiments suggest to many scientists, although some scoff, that any
memory involves chemical changes in the brain.
Krech says these are either production of new proteins,
the release of differentiated molecules of ribonucleic acids or the increase of
If these processes can be identified-and altered-drugs not
only to improve intelligence, but to diminish it, or to erase memories, or to
emphasize selected abilities, have arrived.
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South American Sightings
(La Razon, June 3, 1969, Santiago, Chile ANSA)
An unidentified flying object descended to two hundred
meters from the ground, remained stationary for two minutes and then flew away
towards the unknown before the amazed gaze of five miners about to begin their
daily work. This happened in Maria Elena, 1,500 km. to the north of Santiago,
at 7:55 A.M. The witnesses were Julio Tapia, foreman, Jose Barraza, operator of
the mechanical shovel, Adalberto Puelles, and two miners. They were about 800
meters from the site where the UFO had come down and described it as "very
brilliant" and aluminum colored. "From that distance it looked like a
number four football," declared Tapia, and added, "I cannot tell
exactly what size it was. It could have been three or thirty meters. It was
very difficult to judge its diameter from that distance, especially due
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to its great luminosity. The UFO remained stationary, then
made a kind of turn and suddenly passed from immobility to a dizzying speed
without any apparent difficulty. We were five of us, and we all saw the flying
saucer . . . We could not have been crazy all five of us."
(La Razon, June 4, 1969) Mar del Plata
Some time ago the zone of Azul had been much visited by
the mysterious UFOs. Now they seem to have reappeared. Mr. Adolfo Corengia, who
owns a week-end house on Urioste Avenue, near the municipal swimming pool, was
in his house at about 7 P.M. when suddenly a strong light lit up the interior.
Looking out, he saw something like a fire-ball of an intense brilliancy
stationed about 15 meters from where he was. On the upper part there was what
looked to him like a yellowish tower. He shut the window and went outside to
have a better look. When he turned the corner of the house, the strange object began
to rise and shot away.
The next day Corengia, who at first had not told anybody,
for fear of ridicule, found a mark of about 2.5 meters in diameter, at the rim
of which the grass was scorched. lie made another startling discovery a large
quantity of mushrooms of an unusual size had appeared. He called several
neighbors who all confirmed the signs of scorched grass, as well as the amazing
(U.F.O.J.C. Newsletter, Sydney, Australia, December
A recent close encounter with an UFO was reported to Vince
Mele of Queensland FSR Bureau by a 35-year old Tully district farmer, Louis
At 8 P.M. on October 1, 1969, the witness was headed
north, driving home from South Johnstone when he saw a black, circular shaped
object about 60 feet in diameter and ringed with red lights, descending from
the sky. "I got a shock" Maule said. "It was gigantic and looked
to be slowing up." The headlights of a passing car momentarily obscured
the witness's vision and he slowed to a stop. "When I looked again it was traveling
towards South Johnstone at maybe 100 m.p.h. and at a height of about 500 feet,
then it banked and proceeded towards the clouds at very high speed."
On that same evening, but three miles to the north and
earlier to this sighting, Mr. Vince Mele of Queensland FSR Bureau had set up
his mobile detector on a hill site overlooking the
surrounding area. Promptly at 8 P.M. his detector alarm sounded and it was two
minutes before the alarm re-set itself automatically-then it was quiet for the
rest of the evening. Even though Vince Mele did not see any lights or objects
himself, the incident seems to provide the first good evidence of, independent
visual sighting correlated with triggering of the detector by an UFO.
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Breakthrough to Creativity
(Shafica Karagulla, M.D., De Vorss & Co.
The motive of the author, Shafica Karagulla, is stated: To
awaken humanity to its future destiny and reach out to explore the
"inner" and "outer" spaces of the superconscious state.
Dr. Karagulla gave up teaching at New York Medical to
investigate into High Sense Perception (HSP), which act was motivated by a
friend giving him the book, Edgar Cayce, Man of Miracles, by Joseph Millard.
He found through his many years of research that many
people have phases of it, and that many in responsible places of government and
business have a considerable amount of HSP, and use it incognito. This is so
with medical men who can see clairvoyantly and use, the HSP in diagnosis.
Much information is presented that could prove to be very
valuable to you. For instance, a lady asked to speak to Dr. Karagulla privately
after one of his lectures, for he had struck a chord when he explained the gift
of clairsentience, or feeling. By talking to him she found that she had taken
on the physical, mental and emotional feelings of the
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man with whom she was in love, who was suffering from
cancer. She had visited doctors for a physical check-up but they had found
nothing wrong. She was shown how to turn this feeling off and on as needed.
What helped me so much and was so interesting was the chapter "Energy
Fields Around Human Beings." It tells how some people who are not able to
pick up their own energy take their energy "predigested" from others.
These sappers have closed-in energy fields and feel better around more vital
people. The victims feel exhausted, baffled and irritated if they are around
these "sappers" too long. A deep instinct of self-preservation causes
the victim to feel an irresistible urge to get away.
This book goes into much detail explaining how the
"Sensitive" derives all the beautiful information concerning most all
the "higher" gifts. There is also an excellent bibliography if one
really cares to make a study of HSP.
The author calls those with these gifts "The
Supersane." He says, "There must be a breakthrough in human
consciousness to match the breakthrough in science and technology. As always,
such an evolutionary development begins with the few and gradually extends to
the many. The Supersane may be those who are already making this early
breakthrough in human awareness somewhat ahead of the rest of humanity.
Humanity with new frontiers of personal abilities and capacities opening up
before it can regain its sense of purpose about living. The Supersane
are normally intelligent human beings who are moving through the five sense
barrier into a more expanded area of awareness-they may be the forerunners of a
tremendous evolutionary mutation of the whole human race, or the beginnings of
a more normal and slow evolutionary development which will produce a higher
type of humanity."
- Beatrice Smith
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From a subscriber has come this article, published in the August 20, 1963 issue of UTRECHTSCH NIEUWSBLAD, Utrecht, Holland. It was the outcome of a
Convention of 3,000 Rosicrucians and entitled Preview of New World Period. We
The purpose of this convention was to fix the attention of
its participants upon the fact that, according to the Rosicrucians, the world
and mankind have just entered a new era. This statement is
based on the ascertainment of the fact that a new intercosmic electromagnetic
radiation field encompasses our earth.
This field has now gained such a great intensity that its
influence has become noticeable.
The approaching era of Aquarius will see the end of
division among men, and reality will appear in full light, so it was stated
during the convention. Reason, one and undivided, will replace all speculation.
"Man will come to realize that his goal does not lie in the material world
but in its etheral aspect."
The Rosicrucians start from the postulate that a physical
atom comes to life through penetration by an ether atom and that the properties
of the physical atom are determined by the vibration of the ether atoms. A
further postulate is that the new radiation field energizes and modifies the
relations between the ether atoms and the material atoms.
This coming event underlies a spiritualization of matter,
a transfiguration; that is, a gradual replacing of physical phenomena and
manifestations with etheral phenomena and manifestations.
According to the Rosicrucians man must put himself into
harmony with the radiation influences underlying the new phase of human
evolution, so that the spirit, the soul and body may be re-united. When this
process is being brought about in a human being, then it can be said of him:
"He is in the world but no longer of the world."
The expected second coming of the Christ is indeed a
reality, seeing that in the history of the human race there were other times of
harvest, so-called, in which the outpouring of the Holy Spirit took place when
a certain period was cosmically favorable for it. This Holy Spirit is fully
capable of manifesting Itself in each of the twelve eras composing a sideral
year, in the respective form adapted to each prevailing intercosmic radiation
This is not an automatic process. No, man has to make a
choice as to whether he desires to walk the path shown. If he actually chooses
that path, then the power of the Holy Spirit will work in him liberating ; if
he rejects it, he will experience the Holy Spirit only as a higher nature
force, driving behind the natural processes of this world. The intervention of
the Holy Spirit is always particularly strong in times of crises in human
evolution, in order to divert the life course
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of mankind and save humanity from the retardation of
subjection to natural laws.
The new radiation field may result in a resurrection for
those whose choice is positive and in a fall for the negatively disposed. Those
who demonstrate their positive resolution in their attitude to life will then
belong to the first real Christian community of our time. In this community, so
the Rosicrucian says, the far-reaching requisites implied in calling oneself a
Christian are truly fathomed.
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Mankind United by Moon Triumph
Daily Courier, Grants Pass, Ore., Dec. 5, 1969-by Louis Cassels
UPI Pictures sent back from the moon may have a greater
religious impact on mankind than any number of sermons.
Even the most sluggish imagination is stirred by the
perspective of space to see man and his world in a different light.
Two lessons in particular are driven home by the view from
the moon, and both of them are profoundly Biblical.
The first is a sense of man's puniness. On the vast scale
of the universe, which we begin dimly to appreciate in lunar photographs, our
planet is an infinitesimal speck of dust. And a human individual is merely one
of 3 billion animated micro-particles infesting that speck.
We all need to ponder this truth, to let it soak deep into
our consciousness, and be humbled by it.
For too long, modern man has been bemused by his own
achievements-including the achievement of reaching for the moon. It will be
good for our souls if the lunar vista enables us to regain the sense of awe and
wonder which stirred a Hebrew poet on a starry night some 3,000 years ago
"When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
"The moon and the stars which thou hast established;
"What is man that thou art mindful of him,
"And the son of man that thou dost care for
If we stop there, of course; we will simply trade pride
for despair. But even in the moment of being humbled by the recognition of
man's littleness, we can also remember that to be infinitesimal is not
necessarily to be insignificant. For these animated micro particles called
men have been given godlike powers-to think, to will, to
create. The Hebrew poet mused on that wondrous fact also
"Yet Thou hast made man only a little less than
"And dost crown him with glory and honor.
"Thou has given him dominion over the works of thy
"Thou has put all things under his feet."
All things-and now even the moon-under our feet.
That collective pronoun-our-is the key to the second great
religious lesson to be learned from the moon voyages.
It is tremendously significant that people all over the
world regardless of nationality, find it natural to say that "we"
have reached the moon. Neil Armstrong, the first human being who actually did,
obviously had this same sense of a corporate accomplishment when he spoke of
"one small step for a man-one giant leap for mankind."
The oneness of mankind, transcending all political
barriers, is a central theme of the Bible. For centuries, it has been dismissed
by "practical" men as an utopian ideal. The view from the moon makes
clear that it is the most realistic of facts.
Black and white, young and old, rich and poor, communist
and capitalist, Russian and American-we are all co-passengers on a speck in
space, and from 240,000 miles out, our differences seem much less important
than the fact of our common humanity, and the miracle of our existence.
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