TABLE OF CONTENTS
AND THE ESTABLISHMENT ........................................................... 2
SPIRITUAL MEDITATION ............................................................................................. 4
Poet’s corner .......................................................................................................... 7
SHARINGS FROM OUR MOST ANCIENT CITIZENS ............................................. 8
UFO DEPARTMENT ...................................................................................................... 10
BOOK REVIEW ............................................................................................................... 13
BULLETIN BOARD ........................................................................................................ 14
CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT ....................................................................................... 16
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EDITOR ........................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
Associate editor .................................................................... florence
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A few years ago the `Rebel Generation' as it came to be
known in some quarters, coined the term 'Establishment' to refer to those
powers and forces that governed, or sought to govern their lives with but
little apparent concern for the `Consent of the Governed.' The Establishment,
as they saw it, included most branches of government, but referred particularly
to those which were alleged to be especially responsive to the wishes of
concentrated wealth and economic power. The discontented youth of the country
resented the fact that more than 95% of the real wealth of the United States is
now controlled though not necessarily owned, by less than 5 % of the
people, and that virtually all of these people desire only to maintain the
status quo, which has made them wealthy, and that they universally subscribe to
the theory that, "What is good for General Motors is good for the
country." To those who pointed out that General Motors stock is held by
thousands of persons, they replied with the obvious fact that it is not the
thousands of people who own one share each who control the policies of the
company, but the one person who owns thousands of shares. The small holders
simply mail in their proxies for each meeting and accept what-ever results.
The principal objection of the young generation to the
situation in which they felt trapped was simply that it resulted in two very
different and distinct varieties of law, one of which applied to the ordinary
citizen, while the other variety was designed specifically by and for the
members of the Establishment. The law, as it applied to the ordinary citizen
was absolute and in-flexible, while that applying to members of the
Establishment was quite flexible, and could be modified or, within certain
limits, ignored entirely when convenient to the Establishment. (In this case
the Establishment referred primarily to the courts and law enforcement
agencies, which are, after all, integral parts of the Establishment, and have
always taken their guidelines principally from concentrations of wealth or
While the methods employed by some of the disgruntled
youth to emphasize their disenchantment with the inequities of `law and order'
were themselves often gross violations of both law and morals, and should not
by no means be condoned, yet the events of their time and the years that have
followed, have demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt, that there is indeed a
considerable gulf between the law as applied to the average citizen, and as
applied to the Establishment.
The investigations into the activities of the C.I.A. and
the F.B.I., as well as the Internal Revenue Department made it quite clear that
in all cases where there was any conflict of interest between any individual or
group of individuals and the Establishment, the latter's interest or wishes
were to be served regardless of the law. The only justification offered for
this policy was the doctrine of, "The greatest good for the greatest
number," a principle of operation which, unfortunately creates a
philosophical paradox whenever and wherever it is practiced.
In communist countries the Establishment is known as the
`State' and is openly considered to have all power and authority, since it is
presumed to be operating for the 'greatest good for the greatest number.' It is
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considered possible that the individual could have any
rights or options that could conceivably conflict in any way with the rights or
options of the state. The individual is only a tiny and insignificant part of
the state, and therefore must be totally guided and directed by the state. In a
Democracy on the other hand, the individual is considered, Theoretically at
least, to be the vital unit of society, and the state is only a collection of
individuals, each one of which has certain inalienable rights and options which
cannot be abridged or abolished by the state, even though it might be
convenient to the state to do so. All governing power possessed by the state is
considered to have been given to it by, and with the consent of the governed.
Either of these two doctrines, if rigidly carried out, will cause insoluble
problems, and eventually the dissolution of the state and/or the establishment.
If the individual has no rights or options, all initiative will wither and
progress will cease. The citizens will become a group of robots performing
their minimum functions automatically but without vision or hope. If, on the
other hand, the rights and the options of the individual take complete precedence
over those of the state, the latter will become meaningless and the society
will become so permissive that it will be impossible to maintain even the
minimum discipline necessary to the successful operation of any human society.
Any successful state, society or establishment must therefore maintain a
carefully considered balance of power between the individual and the governing
body. The Constitution of the United States was intended to maintain this
balance, and for more than a century was quite successful in that it helped to
build the strongest and most prosperous nation on earth. Of late years however,
so many of its provisions have been buried under mountains of red tape, many
cases, smothered by a multitude of local ordinances, that it no longer does the
job for which it was designed.
Today we have a constantly increasing degree of
regimentation on the one hand and an increasing degree of permissiveness on the
other. Every step we
take and every act we can possibly perform is covered by
some law or series of laws. No one, however intelligent, could ever learn them
all, or even any significant portion of them, and no society however affluent
could ever hire enough policemen to enforce them. Consequently, as we have more
and more laws we have less and less observance of them. So many laws have been
passed to protect the rights of the criminal and the antisocial individual,
that the honest man often feels that society offers him no protection whatever,
no matter how much he has to pay for it, and that the law, in many cases will
not even allow him to protect himself. He sees the unlimited options available
to the criminal, and compares them with his own constantly restricted and
regimented life, and is inclined to say to himself, "There is obviously no
way in which I can beat them, so I might just as well join them!" And far
too many do. If our society is to be successful in the future, some way must be
found to get the individual and the Establishment back together and operating as
a team rather than the natural enemies they now seem to be.
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Some of the most important and timely lectures ever
delivered during Understanding Conventions. Don't miss them. Hear them for
yourself and play them for your friends. See listing on inside back cover.
Tapes from, The Area of Mutual Agreement, Convention will
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A TOOL WE NEED NOW!
Robert E. Beutlich
The Christian heritage of worship has long advocated the
use of daily personal prayer. Many books have been written of how to pray
effectively, and the liturgy of the many churches encourage prayer. The
references to meditation are also numerous, but with little real guide as how
one can actually accomplish this, other than, "it is a period of
silence!" All too often churches do not teach their adult communicants the
basic principles of prayer. People grow up in a church from childhood with only
a child's conception of prayer, and do not understand their limited view and
scope. When it comes to meditation, the situation is sheer chaos! It is
non-existent, the seminaries do not even teach the subject, nor understand it's
important role in spiritual development of the soul of the individual. Both
prayer and meditation must be used together for the maximum unfoldment and
progress of the soul. Using either one alone is using only half of the
spiritual tools that are available!
Perhaps we ought to define what the difference is between
prayer and meditation, it is best summed up as follows: PRAYER IS A CONSCIOUS
EFFORT ON OUR PART TO TALK TO GOD; MEDITATION IS A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO BE
QUIET, AND LET GOD DO THE TALKING.
Now that sounds very simple, but it is really not so; it
takes a great deal of personal effort to effectively perform both prayer and/or
meditation on a daily basis, every single day of the year. The ultimate
benefits of meditation can not be attained unless it is practiced every day.
That is mandatory! Modem research into analyzing meditation or the `altered
states of awareness' and the functioning of the brain during the sleep cycle
have shown a direct connective link between that which
is called REM sleep and meditation. The electrical brain
waves that REM sleep period (REM = rapid eye movement, dreaming actively) and
meditation both produce large outputs of ALPHA wave patterns. The machine that
records these waves on a strip chart is called an electroencephlograph or EEG.
Electrodes are placed on the head and the voltages are amplified and recorded.
Major advances have been, and are continuing to be made in understanding the
brain's functioning with this tool. For adults, the awake or conscious period
is characterized by a pattern of waves called BETA, approximately from 13 to 35
cycles per second (cps), as recorded on the strip chart. The sleeping cycles
and meditation both have the following wave form rates recorded; ALPHA, about 8
to 12 cps.; THETA, about 3 to 7 cps.; and DELTA, about 1 to 3 cps. The cycles
that the brain goes through, as sleep, also occur, or can occur during
meditation, thus it is a natural functioning cycle; but meditation does this
consciously. One can also consciously direct his dreams, and if so inclined,
see the book written by Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., titled, "Creative
Dreaming", published by Simon & Schuster, N.Y.
The measured results of meditation upon the body and mind
are all positive; lower heart beat rates, lowered blood pressure, lower
hypertension, lowered anxiety, less depression, reduced neurosis, increased
self-actualization, increased perceptual ability, faster reaction time; in
plain English, vastly improved physical and mental health.
But what has meditation to do with religion, or prayer?
Everything! You recall that an adult during his conscious, awake portion of the
day is in the Beta state.
But an infant spends most of his day in Alpha, Theta, and
Delta states, with very little Beta, or conscious time. As the child matures,
he spends less time in the deep sleep states and becomes more conscious. Beta
type. The child's sleep cycle has about 50% Alpha, the adult only 22%. Even the
child's so-called conscious time contains a great deal of Alpha, or what some
educators call day-dreaming, of which young children,
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especially boys, are want to do in the early days of their
schooling. That the states of Alpha, Theta and Delta, when in certain
combination produce psychic phenomena, had also been shown on an EEG. No wonder
then, that children have little invisible play-mates, that disappear as they
grow up - the song "Puff the Magic Dragon" describes this process. I
believe that this is what Christ meant when he said, "Except that ye
become as children, ye shall not enter the kingdom". How could he have told
them to go into ALPHA? But he did give us the example of quiet meditation. The
study of the body's physiology, the reaction to stress, the nervous system, the
glandular and ductless glands, all together reveal some interesting things that
meditation affects. Here is a mental process, that can, and does drastically
change the physical body; and yet this is not cited in the Bible? Ah, but it
is; the whole of chapter four, in the Book of Revelations, is a metaphor on
meditation! The 24 kings that doff their crowns are the 24 major nerve stems
that connect at the base of the brain. When they bow their crowns, we still our
nervous system. The throne is the Hypothalamus, which surrounds the pineal
gland (the ancient third eve), the four beasts. always on watch, are the four
lower centers of man - hunger, passion, possession on and pride. The sea of
glass is the calm that prevails, when through meditation, you consciously
contact the soul ... of your own free will! There are many more metaphors in
Revelations which are not yet clear to mankind, but as we develop our spiritual
sight and combine it with knowledge, true wisdom unfolds
That all men have a body, mind an so, we can agree upon,
and that they are intimately interconnected. What affects the body, affects the
mind. The mind does indeed affect the body. But what of the soul, where is it
in the grand scheme of things? The soul is the intangible item in the equation
of man since time, for us, has begun. BODY, MIND and SOUL. The soul is the
matrix upon which all life's flow is built, through meditation, you consciously
contact your soul. And if done with the attitude of humble access, the soul
responds by setting
up patterns of energy which will enable the body and mind
to repair themselves. And then true spiritual unfoldment begins. "Be Still
and know that I AM GOD.'
The best and simplest description of the meditation
process I have seen, is by St. Luke's own Senior Warden, the Rev. Alfred Price.
The little card entitled "Five Steps To Healing" is actually an
excellent brief method of doing meditation. While there are many techniques of
teaching meditation, this embodies all the basics that are mandatory. Another
excellent card, which has seven steps, is called, "Let Go and Let
God". Both can be obtained from St. Luke's press* or directly from St.
Stephen's Church, Philadelphia.
I would urge all who have not done so to go out and take a
formally taught course in meditation. The people who have had experience
teaching, can by and large do a better job, and get results in a relatively
short time. Having taken some three courses, as of now, I can personally attest
to their worth. If you haven't tried it - don't knock it! I would also urge
action at the upcoming national convention to seriously consider establishing a
training course on meditation, and as a required study of the healing process.
St. Luke's Press
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IN SEARCH OF UNDERSTANDING by
Daniel W. Fry
Star light, star bright,
Guide my wandering thoughts
Strike off the shackles of
space and time,
Release my spirit and let it
Free of its shell of flesh and
Far from its earthly bondage
Let me soar through boundless
Moving at will from place to
Observing with awe what God
Myriads of galaxies unsurveyed
By man who, in his prideful
For knowledge, still ignores
Quasars and pulsars let me
Help me to grasp the Master
That governs all God's vast
From blazing star to gentle
Unveil the mysteries of life,
Replace with peace our
I do not seek for wealth or
For pedestal or hallowed name,
No bust of mine shall grace
Of Father Time's eternal hall.
From Life I make no strong demand,
But humbly pray to Understand.
Dr. Ron Anjard
High in the Arizona sky, close to the Grand Canyon, there
is the ancient town of Oraibi. It is the oldest known, continually populated
town in North America. According to experts, it is about 10,000 years old. This
ancient city has been populated through these 100 centuries by the Hopi. The
town sitting on top of a 6000 foot high Mesa is one of three or four
"major" communities on the Hopi Reservation.
There is so much we can learn from the Hopi. Let me
describe a few special ideas.
First, the Hopi could easily understand Einstein's theory
of relativity. In their language, there are no words for "hello" or
"good-by". You can be working with them, talking with them and
suddenly be completely alone. The next morning the conversations continue as
the work -- as if there never was an interruption.
Secondly, the Hopi have many important legends and
predictions from the ancient which are an important part of their daily life.
In each home, there is a special predictor. It consists of 4 strips, one on top
of the other, like a ladder, and hung together, usually by string. The bottom
bar is red, the second is white, the next is black and the last is yellow. It
relates to the red man, who first lived on the land. The next foretold the
coming of the white man long before he arrived. The next bars, black and
yellow, stand for other races who'll consecutively control the land. And
according to their legends, only when all four have owned the land will there
be true peace and harmony for all. With the prediction of the white man's
arrival, the Hopi under-stood that they'd learn from the Hopi. If you'll review
history, you'll find that the Hopi and white man never fought. In fact, the
name "Hopi" means "Peace".
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Another ancient prediction has special impact in the past
twenty years. The Hopi believe that one day a large bird will fly over and drop
an egg. When asked about the egg, a teacher thrust his hand into the ashes of
an old fire. He pointed to the mushroom-like cloud and said "it"
would do "that". True.
When discussing these special people there are more modern
aspects you should understand. Imagine having your children taken far away from
you when they finally reach high school age so that you only see them for the
short interval called summer. And then when the four years of high school are
finished, few come back. They move elsewhere. This is what they are facing
yearly. In many locales, there are high schools with less than 300 students. In
Hopi-land, all 350 or so high schoolers are transported in government buses to Riverside,
California which is about 600 miles away. Many Hopi "settle out" as
a result, never to return to the land of their ancestors.
Approximately every five years the government sends
someone out to the Hopi to show them how to grow corn. They've been growing
corn there longer than the white man has been in America. The government
representative plants the corn and the Indians watch approvingly and wait. The
corn comes up, looks normal and then, while still an immature plant --it dies.
The Indians, in turn, get a stick, make a deep hole, put in a kernel for the
earth, one for the great spirit and one for them. They add water to the hole
and then fill it up. Their corn takes longer to break ground. But it grows to
full mature size and gives them the corn they need. And almost like clock-work,
I'm told, the government sends its people to teach the Hopi how to plant corn.
The Hopi have lived in their village for 10,000 years on
top of the Mesa. The sky is beautiful blue during the day; sunsets fantastic;
nights very clear and stars bright. The government decided that it wanted to
help the Hopi. Their final decision, somehow, was to install street lights. The
Hopi reclaimed their skies
by shooting out the lights. The government
representatives, I'm told, thought they were just destructive. They just didn't
One last aspect to share. Often doctoral candidates or
anthropologists have come into the Hopi towns to develop their thesis. When
these experts-to-be asked for the philosophy of the Hopi, they didn't listen.
Instead they would say "You really mean to say...". So, after many
years, the Hopi just agree with every-thing they're asked. It's no wonder there
are so many different reports. The approach, I'm told, is not to ask --just
wait and listen.
These cameos offer valuable insight into America's oldest
citizens. Unfortunately you'll note some ways in which the white man taught the
Hopi. The American Indian, Hopi, Navajo, Zuni and others, all have philosophies
which could help us. It's too bad that these concepts are being lost.
There are many persons who still imagine that the United
States is, if not the only country to be blessed, or cursed, with U.F.O.
visitations, at least the one in which the great majority occur. Any perusal of
the newspapers from other countries will however, dispel this mistaken idea at
once. The world is full of U.F.O.s and no country can escape from them, no
matter how, hard it may try. Officialdom of the Soviet Union fought the U.F.O.
subject for many years, as hard or harder than did similar agencies in the United
States. Both governments have now all given den convinced of the fact that U.F.O.s
cannot be laughed away, they cannot be explained away, and they
will not go away!
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Herewith are some excerpts from interviews granted by some
of Russia's top space scientists to the Enquirer Magazine. Unfortunately space
does not permit the inclusion of the entire interviews but the most significant
portions are quoted.
"Dr. Felix Ziegel - who has helped train most of the
Soviet cosmonauts - disclosed for the first time to any Western publication amazing
UFO cases investigated by respected, high-level scientists. Among the startling
evidence examined in Russia:
“ ♦ Strange, unexplained metal particles
left by low-flying UFO that scraped the ground.
“ ♦ Baffling samples of `angel's a
mysterious cobweb-like substance found after many UFO sightings.
“ ♦ Bizarre `space tumbleweed' containing
metal never before seen on earth.
“ ♦ Reports from unimpeachable witnesses
of incredible UFO encounters including the downing of two military planes.
"'Based on hundreds of sightings reported by
respected people and actual evidence taken to our laboratories, there's no
doubt that extraterrestrial probes have been reconnoitering Russia,' declared
Dr. Ziegel, 55, professor at the Moscow Aviation Institute, author of 28 books
and a student of UFOs for 90 years. "One of the most extraordinary cases
in Dr. Ziegel's files occurred the morning of April 27, 1961, on Lake Onega, northeast of Leningrad.
"'A space probe, coming from another planet, had
scraped the frozen shoreline but managed to continue despite some minor
damage,' he said.
"A joint civilian-military team headed by Army
engineer Major Anton Kopeikin and environmental scientist Fyodor Denidov
investigated. In his report to the government, Denidov wrote that 25 witnesses
said they saw a bluish-green oval-shaped object the size of a jetliner head
east at tremendous sped but silently.
"'The The eyewitnesses said the object flew so low
that it scraped the ground but mysteriously continued on
its course without slackening speed,' Denidov said. Major Kopeikin wrote in his
report that the object left a trench about 50 feet long and 10 feet deep along
with two other smaller trenches.
"`The ice on the lake had broken up," the major
said. `The underside of the ice floes was bright green. Sample pieces of the
ice, when melted, left a residue of magnesium, aluminum, calcium, barium and
titanium. "'Also Also found were a strange piece of metal and tiny black
grains of exact geometrical form consisting of iron, silicone, natrium,
lithium, titanium and aluminum. The grains were resistant to acid and high
"Major Kopeikin submitted his findings to Dr.
Vladimir Sharanov, noted Soviet geophysicist and member of the Leningrad
" 'The black grains are unexplainable at the present
time - but they are clearly of artificial origin,' said Dr. Sharanov. `This
object couldn’t have been a meteor. As for the possibility that it was a plane,
technical experts claim a plane couldn't withstand so heavy an impact against
the frozen ground.'
"Besides releasing news of the remarkable Soviet
discoveries, Dr. Ziegel divulged to The ENQUIRER incredible, and
never-before-revealed UFO incidents involving extremely creditable witnesses.
`A highly decorated test pilot claimed he was forced down
twice by a UFO,' said Dr. Ziegel. `On June 16, 1948, Arkadiy Apraksin was
flying a jet at 31,000 feet over the Baskunchak area, north of the Caspian Sea,
when he spotted a cucumber-shaped object which was sending out beams of light.
"The pilot reported the sighting to the air base and
received confirmation that radar had picked up the object. He was ordered to
close in on the object and force it to land - or else open fire on it.
"'When Apraksin got within six miles of the UFO, he
said, the beams opened up in a fan and momentarily blinded him. His lane's
entire electrical system and his engine went out but e manage to crash an
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without major damage.'
"Dr. Ziegel said that almost a year later - May 6,
1949 - Apraksin was test flying a new plane when he encountered another
cucumber-shaped UFO Again, from a distance of about 6 miles, the UFO
emitted a beam of light that temporarily blinded the pilot and destroyed the
electric 1 controls, Apraksin managed to crash land on the bank of the Volga
River, 26 miles north of Saranov.
"On Dec. 3, 1967, the crewmen and passengers aboard a
test flight for the State Scientific Institute of Civil Aviation came in
contact with a UFO - but without any hostile action.
"'It It was night and as they approached Cape Kamennyy
at 2,700 feet an intensely-bright object bean following them,' said Dr. Ziegel.
`The object, which they observed for 10 minutes, illuminated the ground.
"'Several cones of light beamed from the UFO but as
it neared the plane the light was extinguished and it zoomed away.'
"The Soviet government is 1968 officially took a dim
view of UFO reports, but many scientists revealed their encounters with UFOs to
Dr. Ziegel - even though to fly in the face of official policy can jeopardize a
person's career in Russia.
"For example, a top scientist reported that after two
UFOs passed overhead, his car and others near him mysteriously stalled out.
"'On July 31, 1969, L.I. Kuprianov, doctor of
technical sciences of the Academy of Sciences, was driving with friends near
the small town of Usovo at about 8 p.m. when he noticed two silver-colored
discs streaking overhead,' Ziegel said. `All the cars in the area stalled out
and no one could start their cars for at least two minutes.'
"L.S. Tsekhanovich, astronomer and lecturer at the
Moscow Planetarium, told Dr. Ziegel he spotted a UFO aerial display twice in
"'It was about 8 p.m. when he saw a bright pulsating
orange ball over the town of Gagra on the Black
Sea. The object descended quickly and then hovered
" ' About 30 seconds later a tiny, orange ball
appeared and circled the larger object. Three more balls performed the same
maneuver. The larger object began to become elongated and then vanished. A
minute later there was a flash of light and all the objects were gone.
"Many scientists in Russia have helped investigate
UFO sightings for Dr. Ziegel, said Aleksander Kazantsev, noted author and
lecturer on space.
"Only those sightings that stand up under the most
rigorous scientific investigation and come from people with scientific
background are considered.
"'Dr. Ziegel is an authority of the highest standing
in the science of astronomics - the study of space science an technology. Just
about every cosmonaut has been taught the fundamentals of space flight by Dr.
"For many years the dedicated scientist conducted his
UFO research without approval of the government, which had declared that UFOs
are not worth scientific study.
"Because his studies had to go underground, Dr.
Ziegel couldn't afford to talk publicly about his findings.
"But recently the Soviet government allowed him to
present a scientific paper on UFOs. This gave him the green light to reveal UFO
evidence to The ENQUIRER during a lengthy interview in Moscow. Said Dr. Ziegel:
"'I hope within a year to be able to come forth with the first
technological theory of the workings of UFOs.
"And I foresee the day when American and Russian
scientists will combine forces to solve the mystery of UFOs once and for all.'
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For the individual who longs to move beyond the recognized
fields of science into the unknown frontiers of energy, the book, Future
Science edited by John White and Stanley Krippner is a gold mine. It is a book
to be studied but it can be done without the manual labor involved in mining
gold! It is filled with serious presentations of men like William Tiller,
Edward W. Russell, Steven Rosen and Michael Ross-man. It covers the entire
spectrum of the occult forces in life, the geometry of the paranormal, the path
from physics to metaphysics and the social dimensions of life which are
affected by these known but unidentified forces in our lives.
One example of the wisdom within the book: "Every
metal and every person sends out short waves of different lengths. Personal
wave lengths are as individual as finger prints." P.38. And on p.224,
"Dr. H.C. Dudley, professor of radiation physics at the University of
Illinois Medical Center, warns that the energy fluxes within the neutrino sea
(ether) may well account for the energy yield variations not explained by
calculations but observed in atomic bomb tests. His explanation demands that
extreme caution be employed in the use of atomic energy lest man unwittingly
ignite our entire globe." A chilling but very profound fact. On p. 390-391
the findings of T. Galen Hieronmus are described and the after effects on human
beings which may be encountered as revealed by the Hieronymus machine.
If you are a science buff, this book is your encyclopedia.
Thanks to Paul Sauvin, Unit #89, New York City for sending the book to
♦ ♦ ♦
For those who would enjoy the wisdom which comes to
specially chosen individuals on this plane from those who dwell on higher
planes of consciousness there are seven books to occupy the attention. They are
all the work of Hope Troxell, School of Thought, June
Lake, California. The books are attractively bound in pleasing colors of good
quality paper. Their respective titles are: 1. The Mohada Teachings; 2. The
Christ of the Cosmos; 3. The Basis of Faith; 4. The Wisdom of the Universe; 5.
From Matter to Light; 6. The mystery of the Spirit of Truth; and 7. The Winged
Life of the Cosmos. The latter is the testimony of Sister Hope, herself.
It is written with quiet humor and a sincerity that
removes all doubt about the unusual events narrated in the book. Anyone
desiring to enjoy the books, please turn to the ad in the last page of the
magazine. Address and costs are given there.
To all our wonderful subscribers, we regret to have to
make this announcement but it must be made. And so to it. Understanding has for
22 years published its magazine monthly with the exception of the
January-February and the July-August issues which were combined. Now the time
has come when it must combine the rest of the months into one issue for two
There are the usual reasons for this. Paper and printing
costs have increased many times while the subscription rate has remained the
same. The magazine has never in all its years of publication made the costs of
the printing. Up until now that loss has been absorbed by its editor and
publisher and that just can't go on.
Beginning with the September issue, the magazine will be
published six times a year with an increase in the number of pages to off-set
the decrease in the number of times per year. So---it will be
September-October; November-December; January-February; March-April; May-June;
The only alternative to this plan would be an increase in
subscription rates and Understanding does not want to do that.
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Contributors, please take note of this and specially
written material for holiday issues and so on should come in a full two months
before the month of issuance.
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Another note to contributors: Please send your material to
the Tonopah address. Many manuscripts have been lost because they were mailed
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In the next issue of our magazine we will have a new
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articles by our good friend and fellow director, Dr. Robert W. Reid, of the
Bio-chemic Research Foundation. Don't miss it!
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Hydrogen - the Ideal Motor Fuel .......... Daniel W. Fry