For October, 1967
BOOM BOOM BOOMS! .................................................................................... 2
HOW TO PROMOTE UNDERSTANDING .................................................................. 3
RADIESTHESIA AT THE THRESHOLD OF A NEW AGE ...................................... 4
A DOCUMENTARY ........................................................................................................ 5
THE PROPOSAL-THE FIRST STEP .......................................................................... 6
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING .................................................................................... 11
A MEMBER REPORTS ON A SIGHTING .................................................................. 13
book reviews ............................................................................................................ 14
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ......................................................................................... 15
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 16
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EDITOR ........................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
asst. editor ........................................................................... kerttu
circulation manager ........................................................... edna
staff artist ................................................................................... gus
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are not of earth.
IN THE Sept. issue of the Portland Oregonian there
appeared an article headed "Sonic. Booms Often Puzzle Even the Air Force
Experts." The text of the article, however, makes it clear that so little
is actually known about the nature and habits of the sonic boom that no one
could honestly claim the title of `expert' on the subject.
The principal purpose of the newspaper article was
obviously to reassure the public that the constantly increasing series of nerve
and window shattering explosions are actually normal and harmless products of earthmans'
advancing technology. The owner of the Grants Pass supermarket whose 12 by 14
foot plate glass window was shattered by one of these normal and harm-less
sounds, hurling countless shards of needle-sharp glass among the customers
inside, probably has a different opinion concerning the normal and harmless
nature of sonic booms. But since he does not own or publish a newspaper, his
ideas may never become known. )
The article states that on Friday, Sept. 8th at 12:30 P.M. "the dull double whumf of a sonic boom was Beard over Seattle. In the
next hour Capt. Steven Link, the information officer at McChord
Air Force Base answered 169 phone calls. At least three
times. that many tried to call, but the whole Juniper exchange was knocked out
by the sudden flood of calls. By 1:00 P.M. Monday he had received 181 letters
from Seattle area residents reporting that they had also heard the sound. The
article implies, though it doesn't quite say, that all of those residents who
called, tried to call or, failing that, wrote letters, were concerned only with
reassuring the Air Force that the cataclysmic trauma which they had experienced
was, after all, only a normal and harmless sound, that. their shattered nerves
would soon mend, that their shattered windows could easily be replaced and
that. all of this was actually a small price to pay for the advance of the
technology of flight!
Somehow your editor feels a lingering doubt that this
implication actually represents the true facts, especially when the article
ends with the admission that the Air Force has to date processed and appraised
more than twelve thousand actual claims for damages clue to sonic booms, and
has paid out more than 1.3 million dollars on these claims. A single sonic boom
over Tuba City, Calif., broke more than .$17,500 worth of windows.
With the hundreds of upcoming supersonic passenger planes,
it seems as though a little of the money now being paid out in damages could be
used more effectively to develop the deep laminar flow air-foil wings which
your editor has recommended for some years in order to reduce materially the
force and intensity of Mach + air explosions.
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(This Essay won Honorable Mention in our recent Contest.)
After pondering over the article on the Essay Contest-How
to Promote Understanding-I began to wonder just what exactly is Understanding.
Then I thought, to understand others, you have to understand yourself first of
The dictionary defines "understanding" as the
power by which one understands; in general, the sum of the material powers by
which knowledge is acquired, retained and extended; the power of apprehending
relations and making references from them."
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Each of us must probe deeply into the very depth of our
being to see ourselves as we really are to understand ourselves.
I have felt resentment-deep resentment-that feels
like it, hardens one into stone; words, that wound the very soul and
leave scars that sometimes do not heal; jealousy, that leaves a feeling
bitter cold. Are these the things your heart should feel in order to fully understand"
I feel that if we can develop within ourselves love,
compassion, mercy and a great forbearance-if we can sincerely strive for these
innermost. feelings, no matter what experiences we have to en-counter in
life-no matter holy upsetting--distracting confusing-- they seem at the
tune-then will we have understanding. Having known these feelings within my own
heart I also know that my friends and neighbors have felt them within their
As we learn to understand-so do we learn to forgive one another.
We learn that to condemn others is in reality to condemn ourselves. As we learn
to forgive-we learn to love. Then will we have acquired an understanding heart.
We are not here to live within ourselves-with a wall around us. But, we are
here to love and to render service to others, to our fellow beings, regardless
of color, religion or nationality-. Doing so will bring the individual real
happiness, and make a nation stable and great.
The Understanding Heart
by Marie Daerr
Grant me an understanding
heart, I pray—
A heart that sees my fellowman
Who has my longings and my
dreams, who looks,
Like me, with eager eyes upon
At dawn, and takes each moment
as a gift
From God to use with zeal and
Who seeks to learn and
learning, to attain
True wisdom and contentment
sweet and good.
Grant me the heart to know my
And love hire, too, so that l
do not hear
The careless word he did not mean,
The thoughtless gesture, these
Under the light of
If I have love, all else will
take its place
And I shall find life blessed
with new found peace
And everyday touched warmly by
If we can acquire this kind of understanding we will leave
gained understanding of ourselves and of our fellowman.
- Hope E. Hiner
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Radiesthesia is the ability to detect hidden or unseen
physical objects. The most widely known use of this ability is commonly known
Many folks think of the dowser as a slightly illiterate
man who locates water wells using a forked stick as indicator. They picture him
walking about holding the two forked ends of the stick until the free end
begins to quiver and point down and to the water source. In this country people
leave believed that the virtue lay in the instrument, that the stick had a life
or virtues of its own which did the locating. Hence, many disputes have arisen
in the past as to what kind of stick to use and how to "season" it.
More and more reputable industries are using good old-fashioned
dowsers to help find natural resources for them than the public realizes. These
people are not superstitious natives, but intelligent, hard-headed business,
men with whom results count more than theory.
In the light of parapsychological investigation it is
discovered that dowsing is but a part of that psi ability known as radiesthesia
and that almost anything can be "dowsed" for-oil, iron, gold, lost
graves, etc., using almost any kind of locator-bent coat-hanger, table-fork,
extended finger, etc. The ability is then seen more clearly as a virtue of the
person rather than the instrument.
It is also known that radiesthesia extends far beyond file
simple practice of rhabdomancy. We have among us natural "finders"
who have not been brain-washed of their inherent ability. We have finders of
lost, objects, and human seismographs and disturbance
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detectors. It is reasonably established that all human
beings have this ability, but that in some it is more latent for various causes
than in others.
With the development of recent experiments in psionics by
government and industry, radiesthesia-along with other psi abilities-is about
to come into its own through a planned campaign of “enlightenment” of the
common man on that which he already knew but allowed to be suppressed. This is
the fact that an ordinary human being is the best recording and detecting;
device upon this earth, when and if he uses the full range of his God-given
-Wayne S. Burg
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A recent TV Documentary-A Diary- of Red China-by Morey Safer,
prompted these thoughts.
The documentary offered pictures and commentary on Mao
Posters and the little Red Book-music and marching-chanting and singing-reading
and repetition-a concentration of energies: physical, mental and emotional,
directed toward the cause of world wide Communism.
Esoteric teachings remind us that by our thought, we
create and recreate our personal worlds and that the greater our emotional
desire force the greater our effectiveness in producing results. Consider then
millions of Chinese who, many times a clay, singly and together in groups, both
large and small, read and recite the identical Mao texts, many with
As mentioned in the documentary, the distribution and
daily use of the little Red book -"Commentaries by Mao Tse-tong"-exceeds
that of religious bibles. The messages of Mao have become a living force not
readily erased by military weapons. Ideas are still Changed by counter ideas,
reinforced by a faith greater than, that of the former belief.
In Red China work hours are interspersed with study breaks
wherein the workmen recite Mac's commentaries. Formal education has come to a
standstill and teachings for young and old are from the same little Red Rook.
Demonstrations, often several a
day in the cities, are Red Book oriented. Work in the
fields commences with a march to the site, accompanied by singing and chanting
of these same tests.
According to Morey Safer, China is indeed a noisy country!
The entire atmosphere seems charged with an emotional energy, focused on the
slogan "Make Revolution," in order that the Chinese Communist
philosophy may become a world reality.
Productivity, reportedly, has increased, and work quotas
are fulfilled in advance of deadlines, as the people are inspired and reinspired
by the psychological impact of a constant reiteration of the ultimate goal of
world liberation. Undoubtedly many merely "mouth" the words, yet
there was the impression from the film that there is a contagious happiness as
a result of group participation in the marches and singing-all based upon a
small Red Book, dictated by Chairman Mao.
Because some economic gains and improvements have already
come to pass, the dedication of millions is founded upon tangibles rather than
mere promises of abstract ideologies. What sacrifices may still be necessary,
presumably, are acceptable as visible progress implements the total purpose.
As the vibrational power of millions is everywhere,
constantly present, we would do well to consider its effectiveness upon our
world, in the light of known spiritual laws. The slogan-Make Revolution-becomes
a frightening thing when reinforced by the zealous, dedicated emotional
energies of so many millions!
The Opposition- What counter weapon does it have of like
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All Officers and Members of Understanding, Inc., are
invited to attend our Annual Meeting which will be held at 1:30 P.M., Oct. 14, at Giant Rock Airport, Yucca Valley, Calif.
In addition to your needed participation at the meeting
you will enjoy meeting with old friends and hearing the lecturers at George Van
Tassel's Annual Spacecraft Convention, held that weekend.
OCTOBER, 1967 7
The September issue of Understanding magazine offered the
"Preamble to the Area of Mutual Agreement." Here, then, is the First
Step towards the determination and documentation of the area of mutual
agreement in the social sciences
A proposal to create or to enlist an international
organization for the purpose of sponsoring a world wide congress, composed of
representatives from every major and (insofar as possible) every minor nation,
race, ideology and philosophy. In short, there should be representation of every
group of people whose individuals have any thought patterns which are common to
The delegates from each nation, race or ethnic group
should be chosen only by the group which they are to represent, and to be
persons who are held by their constituents in a degree of esteem which will
permit the group to accept the findings of the delegates.
The purpose of this congress, when convened, will be
simply to determine through mutual discussion, and to document through the
minutes of the meeting, all of those principles, postulates, rules or methods
of procedure which are found to be generally accepted as valid principles by
all of the representatives.
No attempt will be made by any individual or group to
influence the thinking or to mold the opinion of any other individual or group,
since the purpose of the congress is not to determine what the people of the
world should think, but only to discover that they do think.
Any suggestion or postulate which, after brief discussion,
is found to be unacceptable by any delegate, will immediately be dropped from
consideration and the next postulate or suggestion will be taken up for
discussion. If, however, the majority of delegates find the item to be
acceptable, and it is discussed because of the vote of a minority, a note will
be made describing the discarded principle, the group or groups which found it
to be unacceptable, and the reasons given, if any. (These notes may prove to be
helpful to any subsequent congress which may be convened for the purpose of enlarging,
updating or amending the original document. In any event, they will certainly
aid in the understanding of the thought patterns of the various groups.)
A number of sample postulates will be prepared in advance
of the first formal meeting but after these have been considered, each
delegate, in turn, shall have the right and the duty to propose additional
postulates, principles, rules or methods of procedure for consideration by the
congress. Each suggestion shall have a direct bearing upon the relationship of
man to his fellowman and/or upon the means by which that relationship may be
made more successful, more productive and more enduring. They shall be simply
stated and readily understandable by all delegates. Each suggestion shall be individually
considered and either accepted or rejected by the vote of the delegates. Those
postulates which are accepted shall be recorded and documented as recognized
portions of the area of mutual agreement in the social science.
When the congress has completed its deliberations, when
all principles, postulates, rules and methods of procedure which can be
conceived by the delegates have been considered and voted upon, the resulting
document shall be translated into all of the principal languages of the earth,
and made available to all people as the foundation document of the Social
The preliminary study which has led to this proposal has
indicated that the probable minimum of delegates required for a successful and
acceptable congress will be of the order of one thousand; the time required for
successful completion of the primary document will be about one year, and the
overall cost of the congress will be of the order of ten million.
The organization which sponsors this proposal should,
however, conduct additional studies for the purpose of formulating more
specific figures as to numbers, time and cost. The studies should also include
the most desirable location for the convention, the logistics of travel and
maintenance of the delegates, linguistic problems, etc.
Before any final action is taken to implement the
proposal, the plan should be publicized throughout the world, through the
agency of radio, television, newspapers, etc. It should be discussed in the
United Nations Assembly and in other international forums. Such wide publicity
should be neither difficult nor costly to obtain. There are many people in key
positions in the communications systems
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of the world who are aware of the critical position of
this civilization, and who are eager to do whatever may be done to ease the
tension or to find solutions to the problems.
Suggestions for the successful implementation of the
proposal should be solicited from all parts of the world, by the agency which
is chosen to coordinate the preliminary phases. There should be constant
emphasis upon the simple fact that this proposal is not an attempt to change
the thinking of anyone in any way, but that it is only a mutual attempt to
discover and to chart the areas in which everyone's thinking is the same.
During the past few decades there has been so much stress
placed upon the points of disagreement among the various nations and races that
the illusion has been created that all is disagreement, and that ‘common
grounds,' if any exist at all, must be so small as to be insignificant.
Actually the opposite is true. Any person who has traveled widely throughout
the world, meeting and becoming acquainted with people of all nations and
races, inevitably becomes aware of the great similarity in the thought
patterns, the aspirations, the needs, the hopes and fears of all of the peoples
of the earth. It soon becomes obvious that the area of mutual agreement is
actually so much greater than the points of disagreement that if the former
were known and documented the latter would shrink into insignificance by
This proposal would, by its very implementation, tend to
bring all types and classes of people closer together because, for the first
time in history, they would all be engaged in a mutual enterprise, which would
open new avenues of understanding, but which would not pose any threat to their
present thought patterns or to their present way of life.
Respectfully submitted by
Daniel W. Fry
29 July, 1967
(Exchange Publications - We would appreciate any
publicity you may give this significant Proposal.)
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Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a
(William :A. Ward in Think)
`Saucer' Encounter in Winnipeg
(Daily Times, Winnipeg, Canada, May 24, 1967)
(CP)-- Mechanic Steve Michelak has told of an encounter with a strange object
which he said came out or the sky with a red flare and rainbow-like reflections
and burned a hole in his shirt with a radiating heat.
The encounter took place Saturday, he said in an
interview, just north of Falcon Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, 75 miles
east of Winnipeg.
Voices that were definitely human came from the thing, he
said, but he couldn't understand them because of the sound of the craft.
"I spoke English, Russian, German, Italian and Polish but the door closed,
heat came from a pattern or holes in the side, it started to move in an
anti-clockwise direction and took off."
Mr. Michelak, 53, was treated for chest burns Saturday
night at Misericordia Hospital here but said he told the doctor he had been. burned
by an airplane exhaust because he thought he would he laughed at.
"But it wasn't a mirage," he said. "I'm too
sober a man for illusions."
Air. Michelak said he was taking a noontime look at some
land when he saw two objects coming from a south-southwesterly direction. One
cruised above the ground and the other - about 35 feet long, eight feet
"It seemed to be making a sort of whistling noise,
like it was sucking in air or something. Air seemed to be coming in or going
Mystery Object Over Victoria
(From Victoria Daily Colonist, Victoria, B. C.,
March 26, 1967)
A mysterious object showing five green lights hovered for
more than 30 minutes in southwest Victoria skies Friday evening before it swept
out of sight to the west.
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The lighted object was watched through binoculars by Victoria
artist and art critic AI Mrs. Ina Uhthoff, and neighboring residents in the Constance
Street area of Esquimalt.
Mrs. Uhthoff said she was listening to an American radio
commentator about 8:50 p.m. who reported the unidentified flying object over Seattle,
and she decided to look out her window fronting the Straits of Juan de Fuca.
"I could hardly believe my eyes because there it was,
hanging in space," she said and claimed there were five green lights in a
row above a strong red light.
Neighbors, who asked their names be withheld, told how
many watched the strange phenomenon in the evening skies through powerful
binoculars from various viewpoints along the Esquimalt shoreline.
None could explain what it was, but they all agreed it was
not a collection of stars they saw.
An object or objects were also reported over the
northwestern U. S. shortly before the time they were witnessed at Esquimalt.
About the same time a saucer-shaped object was reported over Grant's Pass, Ore.
It had window-like indentations around the rim, said Oregon residents who saw
the strange object in the sky.
Twenty Four Hour Time
(Mercury, San Jose, Calif., July 30, 1967, by
Your wristwatch and the kitchen clock might be out of date
five years from now.
Austin T. Graves, Gruen Watch Company president predicts
that within five years the United states will go on 24-hour time and do away
with the present 12-hour system. Much of the world is already on the 24 hour
time. So are the U.S. military services and the maritime service. At. noon its 1200 and at midnight its 2400.
The Gruen Company is already producing a 24 hour watch and
will soon market it. "It makes more sense that a timepiece corresponds to
our 24-hour day," Graves insists.
"The world is becoming much more `universal'
oriented. A metric system probably will be worldwide before too long. And there
is a resurgence of interest in a world monetary system... Everything from road
patterns to language indicates a definite international
trend toward `oneness,' at least in things non-political
Fossils in Australia
(Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 9,
Melbourne, Australia-Archaeologists have pushed the date
of the introduction of men into Australia back 6,000 years-to at least 31,000
Previously discovered signs of early human occupancy dated
back 25,000 years. The new dates are based on radiocarbon examination of stone
implements and animal hones found this year at Keilor, an outer suburb of Melbourne.
According to the Archaeological Society of Victoria, bones
found at the Keilor site include those of a giant marsupial lion, the giant
kangaroo, giant wombat and Tasmanian tiger. The kangaroo stood 10 feet tall and
the wombat was as large as an elephant.
Archaeologists have been working on the Keilor site since
the discovery of a human skull there in the 1940s.
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(From L.A. Times-San Jose Mercury-March 6, 1967)
The earth of the future may be a half-drowned one with its
remaining land masses filled with lush, burgeoning green plants but with only a
few forms of animal life.
That is what the future may well be like unless man stops
burning the fossil fuels-coal, oil, gas and gasoline, according to a University
of California air pollution specialist. E. A. Schuck, of the University's air
pollution research center at Riverside, said that instead of creating a future
of scientifically advanced human civilizations man may render himself extinct,
not by waging nuclear war as most people fear, but by neglecting nuclear power.
If man wants to go on living on the earth he is going to
have to stop burning the fossil fuel, and do so almost completely and almost at
once, Schuck said. Nuclear reactors must be substituted for the coal, oil and
gas furnaces that keep factories and power plants operating today. Most
importantly, the internal combustion engine, the basis of the automotive
civilization of present-day North America and Europe, must be abolished.
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When it comes to the air we have to breathe, we who live
on the earth are not much better off than astronauts in a space vehicle,"
he said. "There is only so much oxygen aboard the space ship. The earth is
a kind of space ship, and the air we have aboard is not inexhaustible."
Schuck explained that within a few hundred years man will
have put back into the atmosphere the poisonous gas it took nature billions of
years to remove.
That gas is carbon dioxide.
Millions of years ago, before animals even appeared on
earth, the atmosphere was much richer in carbon dioxide. We know this be-cause
the plants grew much more lushly then than now, as indicated by the enormous
coal and oil deposits found in the earth, and they need carbon dioxide and
thrive on it."
Schuck said the plants and oceans gradually brought about
an atmospheric balance of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen in which animals
as well as plants could flourish, and life on earth continued to evolve. Then
man began to burn fuel. For hundreds of thousands of decades his burning did
little to change the atmospheric balance nature had achieved, but about 150
years ago, with the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, man began burning
fossil fuels in huge quantities. Man is thus well on the way to making the
"We know we are exceeding the ability of the plants
and oceans to absorb carbon dioxide and break it down," Schuck said.
There is a way out.
"The available power source is nuclear energy, but
people are afraid of it. This is ironical, because it will be their savior.
What they really have to fear is that their immediate descendants won't have
enough air to breathe."
Schuck said the threat of a nuclear power plant's spilling
some of its radioactive fuel is practically nil. But the threat of burning
fossil fuels is real and immediate.
"The danger from carbon dioxide is not a matter of a mathematical
chance," Schuck said. "It's a dead certainty."
(Note: Either Mr. Schuck or the newspaper from which
this article was reprinted is in error. Carbon dioxide is not poisonous. It
presents no danger to man's breathing except insofar as it replaces
oxygen. It does present another danger, however. Carbon
dioxide in our atmosphere acts as a" trap to hold the sun's heat. A
greater concentration of it in the upper atmosphere would result in a rising
temperature for the entire planet-and thus eventually make earth too hot for
life to exist. The results are the. same, but certainly the process is
(This letter by a 15 year old Australian youth was
printed in "Life Australia," May 1, 1967.)
There have been far too too many unexplained and
intriguing sightings for the subject of flying saucers to be lightly dismissed.
If they were Russian or American, or indeed any other country's invention, why
is the world still spending millions on jet planes and space rockets when these
have been superseded by- the flying saucers, which can travel at supersonic
speeds, do hairpin turns at high speeds far greater than the fastest known
rocket or plane? They have even been seen traveling to the moon. There has been
a. great deal of evidence that they have been visiting our planet for
Except for the Mantell case and a few other isolated
instances these flying saucers have shown themselves as friendly despite the
fact that they have been shot at. and harassed by air forces and ground
defenses all over the world. Although seen on the ground several times, we
probably have not been honored by a contact with them because they are afraid
of violence and by fear on our part, as we are all afraid of the unknown.
It would be worth our while as a race to open our minds to
the possibility of interplanetary visitors.
- Malcolm Whittle, Age 15
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From Mr. Norman Weiss of our Buffalo Unit 37 we have this
personal report of an UFO sighting. Mr. Weiss is a dedicated Understanding and
UFO lecturer, with an extensive file of "saucer"
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slides. Mr. and Mrs. Weiss are often on the road to
personally interview- those who have had a sighting.
Mr. Weiss writes: "Perhaps you would be interested in
one of my eleven close sightings of a UFO. Both Irene and I are involved.
"On August 16, 1966, we were parked with our 20-foot Layton Trailer on Fennick
Island, off the coast of Delaware. We were practically on the shore of the Atlantic
and had almost I80 degree visibility. A very strange thing happened.
" We were both wide awake at 2:20 A.M. and Irene looked out of her window to the S.W. and said: 'What is that?' It was a very,
bright light, many miles away and near the horizon. Also, it, was twice as large
as. Jupiter. It was moving -- so, --- not a star! It was, too bright to
he the landing lights of a plane, and so you say excitedly, -'It's a Saucer!!'
"I jumped into my slippers and got out the trailer
door and stood in great expectation. I hoped this was to be the personal contact
for which I have been lecturing-a climax in my search for Truth. I asked
Irene to get a flashlight to give a signal, for, in the few seconds involved
the ship had come at us, only a few feet over the ocean, at tremendous speed,
and already loomed up large, about 70 feet in length and 30 feet in height.
"I can best describe it as a brilliant orange,
looking like the top halt of the full moon. Only one spot, at the very top
center, had a dark area like a notch. Everyone has at some time or other looked
into a furnace of red hot coals. Imagine, if you will, these coals as large as
9 inch chunks-surrounded by the shimmer of heat waves-then you have the
"Then it happened! The trailer door was slammed hard
-- probably wind-with a sound like a 22 rifle shot. The ship now was only 400
feet away and 10 feet over the ocean surface. It stopped immediately-the sharp
noise had triggered off mechanisms. The light disappeared and for 3 seconds a
telltale glow- showed on the far edge, and for a second or so the glow shot up
and faded. I followed the slight upward motion and was amazed to see it already
high in the sky (15,000? feet) and it again looked like the large bright stars.
It crossed the sky from zenith to N.E. horizon in 15 seconds!
"And so I hope my personal contact is still to
Flying Saucer Occupants
(Carol and Jim Lorenzen (APRO), Signet
The Lorenzens, Carol and Jim, have done an excellent,
piece of work in writing this fine book of over 200 pages. They have brought
into sharp focus the controversial subject of the Flying Saucer occupants.
Much fun and ridicule has been made of the "little
green men" by radio and TV personnel and other debunkers. But, to those
who dare read it, this book is a face to face approach to the truth that there
are several types of Beings visiting Mother Earth.
The text covers reports from the many countries where
Saucer people have been seen; technological aspects, censorship situations;
psychological implication: and an evaluation of the data. Also offered is a
table of sightings and occupants. A fine set of reference books are listed,
which should be must reading for all in the saucer field.
Since by now there have been so many occupants seen, the
authors have been able to form definite conclusions as to the size and
appearance of the visitors.
No one should miss reading this fascinating and
instructive hook. Much research and documentation of facts, I feel, was done to
pro-duce the book. It is a real addition to the Saucer Movement, whose
adherents attempt to solve the many facets of this great puzzle.
-Norm Weis, Unit 37
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From E. Hallgren, of Everett, Wash., has come a letter,
much too long to give in its entirety, relative to the Book Review. Man's Place
in the Dybosphere by Richard Landers - and the article- Who Will
Program the Cosmic Computers? These appeared in the June issue of
Understanding and dealt with such concepts as man-machine and machineman : and
man's manipulation of the universe and himself.
As counter concepts Mr. Hallgren offers the following
May we not ask: Who has the temerity, disregard of
restraints, imposed by prudence and sound morals, to venture upon a program,
which only the Cods of the Universe are authorized to dictate, manage and
Man has always been confronted with the necessity of
finding a solution to the many problems which inevitably present themselves
throughout man's mortal sojourn upon this earth. Cod, our Father in heaven, has
caused a fragment, a part of Himself to dwell within the minds of man as a
Thought Adjuster. This has been true, concerning all normal and moral
individuals in every age . . .
A most detailed and comprehensive revelation from God, we
now find in the contents of the Urantia Book. Herewith are some excerpts which
deal with conditions and problems of our time
"During the psychologically unsettled times of the
twentieth century, amid the economic upheavals, the moral cross-currents, and
the sociologic rip tides of the cyclonic transitions of a scientific era,
thousands upon thousands of men and women have become humanly dislocated; they
are anxious, restless, fearful, uncertain, and unsettled; as never before in
the world's history they need the consolation and stabilization of sound
religion. In the face of unprecedented scientific achievement and mechanical
development there is spiritual stagnation and philosophic chaos." (P.
If the universe were merely a mechanism and mind unapart
from matter, we would never have two differing interpretations of any observed
phenomenon. The concepts of truth, beauty and goodness are not inherent in
either physics or chemistry. A machine cannot know, much less know truth,
hunger for righteousness, and cherish goodness. Science may be physical, but
the mind of the truth-discerning scientist is at once supermaterial. Matter
knows not truth,
neither can it love mercy nor delight in spiritual
realities." (p 2077) "The inconsistency of the modern mechanist is:
If this were merely a material universe and man only a machine, such a man
would be wholly unable to recognize himself as such a machine, and likewise
would such a machine-man be wholly unconscious of the fact of the existence of
such a material universe. The materialistic dismay and despair of a mechanistic
science has failed to recognize the fact of the spirit-indwelt mind of the
scientist whose very supermaterial insight formulates these mistaken and
self-contradictory Concepts of a materialistic universe." (P. 2078)
"The very claim of materialism implies a
supermaterial consciousness of the mind which presumes to assert such dogmas. A
mechanism might deteriorate, but it could never progress. Machines do not
think, create, dream, aspire, idealize, hunger for truth, thirst for
righteousness. They do not motivate their lives with the passion to serve other
machines and to choose as their goal of eternal progression the sublime task of
finding God and striving to be like Him. Machines are never intellectual,
emotional, aesthetic, moral or spiritual." (P. 2079)
Mr. Hallren concludes his letter thus: May you read with
an unbiased mind and thereby profit!
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Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America, Inc., and The
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(with colored films of Philippine Psychic Surgery). Music will be by Dr. John
The Convention dates for your area are:
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