For February, 1967
IN SPACE? ....................................................................................................... 2
ATOMIC RADIATION STUDIES ................................................................................... 3
U.F.O. LOGIC ................................................................................................................... 4
OUR MESSAGE TO OUTER SPACE ......................................................................... 6
MERCURY-SOME RECENT FINDINGS .................................................................... 8
world report ........................................................................................................... 9
UFO TOUR ....................................................................................................................... 12
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ......................................................................................... 13
UNDERSTANDING-A DEFINITION ............................................................................ 13
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING .................................................................................... 14
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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VOLUME XII FEBRUARY, 1967 NUMBER
Dedicated to the propagation
of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who
are not of earth.
In December of last year the United Nations Subcommittee
on Outer Space completed a treaty to ban war and the implements of war from
outer space. The treaty in its final form is the result of almost ten years of
proposals, discussion, objections, argument and compromise among many of the
member nations, but principally between the United States and the Soviet Union.
While it is true, as many persons have pointed out, that
the treaty is only a piece of paper whose value is no greater than the
sincerity and the motivation of those who sign it, the very fact that such a
treaty could be completed and accepted by the two chief protagonists of the
Cold War is of considerable significance.
The growing antagonism between Red China and the Soviet
Union is, of course, creating an increasing pressure upon the latter to seek
new allies, or at least to establish better relations with the Free World. The
general situation between the U. S. and the Soviet Union is, therefore, one
which is conducive of compromise in any case where a clear cut victory cannot
Presumably, Red China will refuse to sign the treaty even
though it has not yet achieved any space potential, but this refusal will
simply serve to increase the degree of isolation which
China's Red leaders have already imposed upon her, and will have little, if
any, significance otherwise.
Of course the treaty does not guarantee the territorial
integrity of the Moon, Mars, Venus or any other planetary body and does not
guarantee the freedom of any inhabitants thereof, but the treaty is still a
good start in an important direction,
Now that we have labored long and successfully to assure
peace in space, perhaps we might begin to consider seriously the problem of
peace on Earth!
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Are the perils of radiation being exaggerated? There are a
number of scientists who would have us believe this is definitely so; but there
are others, who have taken the trouble to conduct all manner of exhaustive
tests, who are of the opinion that the human race is threatened with extinction
if the radio-active fallout continues in its present strength.
Dr. W. Russell, a U. S. geneticist, has been experimenting
with mice since 1953. He recently announced that after moderate doses of
radiation they "not only suffered a pronounced shortening of life, but the
lives of their offspring had been shortened too, which was quite
Dr. Russell estimated that a human being would lose about
twenty-one days of life for each neutron unit of dosage to which he was
exposed. This would also apply to their unborn children.
The matter, however, does not rest there. The children's
lives would not only be shortened, but a large percentage would be born with
some major handicap, such as a mental defect, or a physical malformation. Dr.
Warren Weaver, chairman of the Committee on Genetic Effects of Atomic
Radiation, recently made this announcement.
He said that some six thousand defective babies would be
born to the present generation as a result of atomic weapon tests. Physical
malformation in children is already on the increase. In recent years there has
been a spate of Siamese twins. In Cheltenham, England, an excessive number of
tiny babies and stillborn
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children are being produced. The tiny babies' trend was
first noticed in 1950.
The number has steadily increased each year. This prompted
Sir Ernest Rock Carling, consultant to the Home Office and Ministries of Supply
and Health to issue the following warning
"All potential parents ought to take the utmost care
to avoid the accumulation of the smallest dose of radiation lest their children
pay the penalty. The radiation sins of the father are visited on the children
to many generations hence."
Soon afterwards it was discovered that the town of Bath
was similarly effected, the still birth rate having increased alarmingly. On
being quizzed by the newspapers, a Government spokesman was forced to admit
that experiments with mice had shown that still-births were among the effects
they had noticed as a result of dosages of radiation. Another strange effect of
radiation has been noticed by Professor R. Turpin of the University of Paris.
He recently made it known that radiation reduces the ratio of boy to girl
There has also been an increase in the birth of freak
animals. Siamese twin pigs have been born in Platteville, USA; a two-headed
tortoise was found among a lot of five hundred purchased from a Louisiana farm
by Mr. Timothy McCarthy, who runs a pet shop in New Jersey, while a little
mongrel spaniel called "Pinky" recently gave birth to a green puppy
in Denver, Colorado.
Eggs containing three yolks are becoming quite common. One
poultry farmer told newspaper reporters that in addition to three yolk eggs, he
was finding some with no yolks at all, others had another egg inside, complete
with shell. He was also getting large numbers of bad eggs straight from the
nest, and even some with baby eggs attached to the outside, like Siamese twins.
In America and Australia cattle breeders are becoming
increasingly concerned by the alarming increase in dwarf cattle. In some cases,
mature bulls weighed less than 70-lbs, and were not more than three foot tall.
Hydra-headed flowers have been reported from many parts of
the world. A six headed tulip was recently on display at Arbroath, Scotland.
Another, with three heads was found at Wick.
Barley seeds obtained from stock subjected to atomic
radiation during an explosion at Bikini Atoll have produced strange plants.
Increasing amounts of dangerous radioactive materials have been found in milk
in the United States since nuclear weapon tests started.
These are but a few of the facts that have been made
public, but they suffice to show that if we avoid blowing ourselves to Kingdom
Come, we could be headed for something infinitely worse-a world peopled with
freaks and cretins.
-Alan Bonham, Australia
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(Because of repeated requests for this article, which
first appeared in "Source Unlimited," no longer available, it will be
published serially, in four parts, in Understanding.)
A simple attempt to shed a little of the light of impartial
reason and unbiased logic upon a subject which is seldom approached with
Almost everything written on the subject of unidentified
flying objects is written by a member of one of two rather distinct groups of
individuals. One group consists of enthusiastic believers who, in their
enthusiasm, are inclined to accept virtually all reported data at its face
value. The opposing group is composed principally of authoritative and somewhat
superior skeptics who look down their noses at a world in which nothing is
actually as it seems.
Each writer writes his book or article from his own
viewpoint, and primarily for the purpose of justifying his own position and
belief. A considerable amount of obvious bias is therefore to be expected, and
is always found in such a work.
If it were possible to obtain a completely unbiased and
unemotional consideration of the subject, with the application of dispassionate
logic to the many questions which arise there from, the result might be of
considerable value in reducing the degree of public confusion brought about by
the continued and usually acrimonious debate between the exponents of the two
The positions of the opposing groups are essentially as
follows the first group believes and attempts to demonstrate that there is
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ample evidence to warrant public acceptance of the
postulate that the earth is being observed and/or visited, from time to time,
by intelligent beings who are not indigenous to this planet.
If this assumption be true, then obviously the scientific
progress and probably the general progress of such a race would be considerably
beyond the level we have achieved. Their culture could therefore make very
valuable contributions to ours and so we should make every effort to establish
continuing contact, with such beings, for the sake of our own welfare and
development, if for no other reason.
Members of the second group usually insist that all of
this is nonsense; that there is no genuine evidence that any intelligent being
has ever visited the earth from any other place; that even if such beings
exist, which is very unlikely, they are certain to be much too far from the
earth to have any interest in either observing or visiting this planet. This
group also contends that all reports of U.F.O. observations can, by proper
manipulations, editing, and judicious excision of the reported data, be
adequately explained in terms of earth phenomena.
In any controversy where diametrically opposed views
contend with each other, the truth will usually be found to be about, mid-way
between the two extremes.
It is not the purpose of this article to argue either side
of the controversy, but to examine as impartially as possible some of the many
questions which arise there from.
Whenever an unfamiliar object is observed in our skies and
when the nature and performance of the object cannot readily be correlated to
the nature and performance of any known earthly object, the possibility will be
expressed by some that it might be a space ship bringing visitors from some
other planet. The very suggestion will arouse within the egos of many persons,
an almost desperate necessity to deny and refute any such possibility.
Most of us have been born and reared in the smug and
comforting belief that the earthman is the supreme product of the universe as
well as the principal reason for its creation. The mere existence of any
superior race would invalidate this belief and would place us at least one step
below them upon the ladder of evolution. This is a step which the egos of many
persons would never allow their reason to take, no matter how compelling the
evidence. There are
others who are able to accept the possibility of the
existence of superior races but who console their egos with the assurance that
these races must necessarily be so far away that there could never be any
likelihood of a meeting between them.
A considerable percentage of modern scientists fall into
this category. Most of our present day astronomers accept the overwhelming
statistical probability with perfect equanimity so long as that life remains in
its own backyard and at least a few light-years away. If, however, any evidence
arises which seems to indicate that some of this intelligence may be observing
us, however briefly, from our own stratosphere, then the situation changes at
once and the evidence must be explained away at any cost to logic and reason.
There is a great deal of truth in the old saying that the
human ego is the greatest single barrier to human understanding!
Since our own astronauts have begun to penetrate the
fringes of space however, a change is gradually coming about in the thinking of
many people. It has become obvious that the coming generations will be going
out into space in a constantly expanding area of exploration and discovery. If
earthman can do this, it becomes possible to give some consideration to the
suggestion that other races may already have done so.
Consequently, there is now an ever growing group of people
who are able to accept the statistical probability that earthman are not unique
in the universe and that they may be far from being the supreme example of
(To be continued)
-Dr. Daniel W. Fry
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The following material is from a script written by Onni Heinola
of the Finnish Interplanetist Society of Helsinki, Finland.
Our planet has its own message to bring to other inhabited
worlds. This message will be prepared at the end of this century, by which time
we, too, will be able to visit other planets in our solar system and other
worlds in Outer-Space. At the time we take our message to our sister planets we
may learn to know their messages as well. All inhabited planets have their own
special messages, although the
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laws of the Great Life are the same for all of them-the
laws operating throughout the Universe.
Our planet, in structure the hardest in our solar system,
is the school of painful struggles. It is also said that our planet is the
dumping ground of our solar system, and that here have been sent the human
beings who failed to make the grade elsewhere. They would have disturbed the
spiritual progress of their fellow beings, so, they had to be sent here as to
an educational establishment where they could unfold from their disobedience.
For, the Great Life, at the proper time, gives everyone
the same pay, the same spiritual Illumination, even if some get it earner and
others later. This is what the Teacher from Nazareth meant with his parable
about the Kingdom of Heaven being as a vineyard and the vine dresser employing
workers, some of whom came to work at the first hour in the morning, some at
the last hour, and they were all given the same pay-the same spiritual
illumination. If we understand the purpose of the Great Life in this way we do
not need to fight against evil, neither destroy it because the disobedient and
wicked will eventually calm down and share in the Illumination of the Great
Life. We should only go on building peace, developing and attending to the good
things, and the evil will die of neglect.
We must become deeply involved in studying ourselves. We
shall discover, then, how the greatest evil lives in our being, in the instinct
for self-preservation. This instinct causes us to commit the greatest
cruelties-for which we later feel the pain and suffering caused by our
conscience. The Teacher from Nazareth showed us by His life how the urge of
self-preservation may be overcome, by permitting one's own body to be killed
rather than protecting it. Further, He showed us that neither should one
protect oneself by one's psychic abilities, but should offer one's life for
one's friends, so that they in their turn will be able to die for the truth,
silently blessing and forgiving.
This Initiation of Sacrifice is the highest Illumination
that man can experience on our planet. 'then his inner forces open up to him,
by which he is able to change the vibrational frequency of his physical body.
It is then the atomic nuclei break Lip, as it, were, released from their
dependence upon the laws of Earth. In this way man becomes the ruler of his own
miniature world-but he refrains
from his own happiness or share in Heaven until everyone
else has reached the same state."
The script then details the seven laws of life that lead
to spiritual illumination, and concludes:
The Illumination of our planet Earth is dependent upon the
spiritual illumination of its inhabitants. The more individuals achieving this
state, the sooner we shall be joining the company of our bright-sister-planets.
We have now reached the Age when the special message of our planet will be
opened for all to know. The message, put into words by the Apostle Paul as
"Death is conquered and victory achieved," contains in our days the
knowledge that death is actually a change into another condition, while yet in
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Perhaps you have read books on astronomy. If so, you
undoubtedly have encountered the astronomer's classic description of the planet
Mercury: "An inhospitable little world, hot enough on the sun side to melt
lead, bitterly cold (near absolute zero) on the other."
The reasons for this statement are found, of course, in
the beliefs that Mercury is a barren world, without air and without rotation.
One side perpetually faces a blazing sun from four to ten times (depending upon
the planet's position in its orbit) its size seen from earth, while the other
side is constantly exposed to the darkness and cold of interplanetary space. A
certain amount of temperature variation is supposed to occur in the
"twilight zones," areas created on each side of the globe because of
a "wobble" caused by the planet's varying speed as it circles the
sun. It has been assumed that any possible form of life, or possible future
manned bases, would have to be in these zones.
A few recent findings, unless they also prove to be in
error, may completely upset the grim picture of this little world. Modern
astronomers have always been convinced that Mercury is too small and too hot
(on the sun side) to retain any atmosphere, but some years ago a French
astronomer was able to detect a very thin mantle of gas of a density about
one-thousandth of our own. This was more
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or less accepted by other astronomers but was considered
too thin to have any real effect on Mercury as a barren world. We assume that
some of them went back to their slide rules in an effort to account for it,
since it was not too long after this that new figures were given for Mercury's
density-an increase from 3.8 to 5.6, and perhaps more. This would make the tiny
planet as dense as (or denser) than earth. Since the air surrounding a solid
body in space is bound to that body by gravitational attraction an increase in
density would increase the gravity, making it more difficult for the air to
escape into space.
Anyway, it was assumed that if such a thin atmosphere did
exist: it consisted solely of some of the heavier gases. But in the late
fifties and early sixties a Russian astronomer made exhaustive studies of the
planet during a transit of the sun. His work eventually convinced him that
Mercury did, indeed, have an atmosphere, one he computed to be equivalent in
density to ours thirty-five miles above the earth: Since this conformed fairly
well to the earlier findings it caused no particular surprise. The startling
fact, about his finding was not that an atmosphere existed---but that it
consisted, at least in the higher regions, of hydrogen, the one gas Mercury
could not possibly retain!
The solution to the mystery was amazingly simple:
Mercury's hydrogen atmosphere was constantly being replenished by hydrogen
molecules escaping from the sun!
We can certainly assume that underneath this hydrogen
mantle other, heavier, gases must exist. The extent of this air envelope we
probably will not definitely know until we can study the planet from outer
The second finding which may upset our present concepts of
Mercury is that an English astronomer claims to have succeeded in taking a
temperature of the dark side of the planet. Far from the absolute zero
postulated for it, he claims a reading in the neighborhood of seventy degrees
Fahrenheit. Obviously, if this reading is at all correct, the "thin"
atmosphere is dense enough to carry to the dark side all the heat that is necessary
to sustain life as we know it.
If the recent findings only stopped right here, it would
be easily possible to imagine Mercury as a planet which just might support
some form of life-at least on the night side and in the
twilight zones-a total area of around eighteen million square miles. However,
very recent radio - telescope work seems to indicate that the planet's rotation
on its axis is not, after all, the same as its year. Mercury's year consists of
eighty-eight days; the new rotation figure is given as 59 days. This would give
the planet approximately one and one-half days in its year! Unfortunately, it
also means that, with the possible exception of the polar regions, all parts,
of its surface would at some time be exposed to a blazing sun showering it with
heat from four to ten times greater than that received by our own world. We
therefore are forced to assume that any possible life forms would have to exist
in the polar regions, be migratory, or able to withstand heat to the extent of
six or seven hundred degrees Fahrenheit. It is possible that, when more is
known about the new rotation period, areas of the planet may be found where the
temperatures are less extreme.
In any event, it would seem that these new discoveries, if
accurate, will increase the probability of some form of life on Mercury.
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Radiation Affecting Intelligence
(Jersey Journal, Jersey City, N. J., November
By LOUIS B. FLEMING
NATIONS-Radiation may adversely affect the intelligence and height of persons
in future generations, according to a new study of the genetic effects of
natural and man-made radiation.
"There is evidence that complexly inherited
characteristics, such as stature and intelligence, may be affected by induced
gene mutations and that. the effects would probably be adverse," according
to the report.
The finding is among the conclusions of the latest study
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United Nations scientific committee on the effects of
The report affirms earlier findings of the committee that
any dosage of radiation poses genetic hazards.
But the report is reassuring on one score. It has confirmed the accuracy of earlier estimates of natural radiation. And it has found
no significant increase, and perhaps even a decrease, in the level of man-made
radiation, most of it from nuclear weapons tests.
The study was conducted before the effects of the summer
nuclear explosions by France in the South Pacific or the most recent test by
Communist China, could be measured, but these are not expected to contribute
significantly to the residual contamination in the stratosphere.
The report contains new and more precise findings as to
the genetic hazards of all forms of radiation, including an analysis of the
comparative risks of radiation treatments and new evidence on the
interrelationship of the prime factor to exposure.
Future Life and Technology
(United Press International, December 26, 1966)
ST. LOUIS (UPI)-A space expert says there is hope for
The planet he is talking about is Earth and the life is
human. Dr. C. Stark Draper, head of the Department of Aeronautics and
Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, disagrees with
predictions that man will blow himself and the whole planet to smithereens.
"There is hope for the future of life on our
planet," Draper said in an interview here, "but it depends upon the
continued advances of technology.
Draper also disagrees with predictions that the human race
will run out of food.
"The earth is like a huge space ship with a given
supply of resources to sustain life," Draper said. As president of the
International Academy of Astronautics, Draper knows something about space
"When we get cities that are too big we get atmospheric
pollution, we get water pollution from human wastes and industrial wastes and
so we have on earth the same problem they have in the space ships
except the space ship is more concentrated and the space
ship forces you to solve the problem," he said.
"We will have to generate a system that takes human
wastes and processes them to produce food in a continuous cycle of collecting,
purifying, processing, and reusing."
Draper said that in working towards this "compromise
with our environment," countries aspiring to significant roles of
leadership must work towards a balance in technology, economic power and
military strength that matches their rivals.
If the U. S. and the Soviet Union have practically equal
capabilities, mutual respect will develop favorable to peaceful discussions,
instead of the threat of mutual destruction, he said.
(Grants Pass Courier, December 29, 1966)
PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP)-If today's teenagers need hearing aids
when they're 25, they have only themselves to blame, says Robert A. Larabell.
Their rock 'n' roll music is too loud and it's damaging
their ears, the acoustics engineer said Wednesday.
In decibels, Larabell said it ranks right up there with
riveting, drop forging and automobile assembling. And workers in those
industries are required to wear noise guards.
The quality of rock 'n' roll music draws no complaint from
Larabell, president of an acoustics company. He objects only to its volume,
particularly when it's amplified through batteries of loudspeakers in
nightclubs with rows of listeners crowded in close.
Using standard industrial metering equipment, Larabell has
measured the noise output of a number of rock 'n' roll bands.
Larabell said the Air Force and others have worked up
exposure charts that show how much sound over what period of time may be
He said he measured a volume of 90 to 95 decibels 20 feet
from a teen-age band. "By Air Force charts, this much sound over an
exposure of 15 minutes definitely can be harmful."
Oregon UFO Report
(Grants Pass Courier, Grants Pass, Oregon,
December 27, 1966)
MONROE, Ore.(AP) -- A report of an unidentified flying
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with an engine blast nearly strong enough to knock a man
to the ground, was made to the Benton County sheriff's office.
However, investigation by deputies Christmas morning
turned up nothing.
Clyde C. Brooks, Monroe, said he and his w, if e were
driving along a road 2½ miles south of Monroe about 3 a. m. Sunday. He said
they stopped, and while he was out of the ear there was a sudden noise of an
engine and a blast that threw him against his car. An object emitting a large,
reddish-orange flame took off into the sky and joined two other similar
objects, he said.
Brooks said he drove home, got his two children and returned
to the scene, but that they saw nothing, after that.
Saucer In Brazil
(Albany Greater Oregon, Friday, Nov. 4, 1966)
James Pfeiffer, a respected aviation industry executive,
saw and photographed an UFO while he was in Brazil. "It was spheroid
shaped," he reported, "roughly 70 feet in diameter, very smooth in
construction." It hovered at about 1,500 feet above the lagoon-side
restaurant where he sat, then sped away at 200 mph and abruptly changed
direction. "It didn't skid or bank, but made a flat, 90 degree right
turn." Settling down in the woods across the water, he went on, it emitted
a high, then low-pitched whining sound-"noisy enough to bring the
restaurant employees out to watch." The Air Force agreed that. Pfeiffer
had seen "something."
It was particularly interested in the shadow on the left
side of the UFO, which suggested that it was three-dimensional.
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Shortly before Christmas the Frys returned to Merlin from
the most extensive and best attended lecture tour which they have yet
From San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose and Los Angeles on
the West Coast, to Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D. C. on the
East Coast, with many other stops between.
The tour had two principal purposes. First, to investigate
thoroughly the great upsurge of public interest in the U.F.O. which
has developed within the last six months, and secondly to
introduce to the public, the new enlarged edition of the White Sands
Incident. The conclusions which were reached, as a result of the tour,
include the following.
First, the general level of public interest in the
U.F.O. subject has risen at least 300% during the past year. This increase in
interest is due partly to the sudden reversal in attitude by most of the
editors of national magazines and newspapers; partly to the recent admission of
serious interest by many men of recognized position in the scientific world;
and partly to the fact that most of the "professional scoffers," who
get their ego satisfaction from sneering at new patterns of thought, have
become unpopular and the professional explainers have exhausted the possibilities
of earthly explanation.
Secondly, people from all walks of life and of many
different patterns of thought now attend U.F.O. lectures. This fact greatly
increases the problems of the U.F.O. lecturer. Many of those who attend their
first lecture do so in the belief that this is some new form of entertainment,
and if the lecture is a serious one, the patron may be disappointed.
On the other hand, there are many persons who have
developed a genuine interest but who feel that there are serious scientific objections
to the objective reality of the U.F.O. Unless the lecturer can answer these
objections in a scientific manner, the listener will leave the hall with the
let-down feeling that the subject cannot be accepted on a scientific basis.
In the two or three hours which the lecturer can spend in
the hall, he cannot begin to bring to the audience all of the things which his
listeners feel that they should have, and so he can only strive to create a
foundation of understanding upon which subsequent lecturers can build.
Thirdly, the subject of the U.F.O. has become
socially respectable. Many persons who have, heretofore, kept their U.F.O.
books and magazines hidden behind the bookshelves and at the bottom of their
magazines stands now display them proudly on their living room tables. This
fact is one of the most significant of all since it demonstrates the growing
maturity of the public mind on the U.F.O. subject
-D. W. Fry
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Dear Dr. Fry:
Thank you sincerely for the copy of Understanding you sent
me, as well as for the accompanying literature. Four organization is doing a
supreme Good here on Earth and I feel its effect will be felt in all areas of
our social existence.
As I read "Message to Mankind" certain insights
came to me which resulted in an article which I submit for possible
publication. I realize it is very general, but feel strongly impelled to send
it anyway, even though each level cries to be defined more clearly. Please
accept it as my gift to you.
Very truly yours,
Mrs. Betty Wasser
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There are three levels of understanding within the
individual, the physical, the mental and the spiritual. Each level has its own
needs which seek fulfillment.
On the physical level the body's needs and desires
predominate. Mankind today is seeking to fulfill his total need through the
fulfillment of only his bodily needs-hence our unparalleled prosperity and
remarkable gains in the material sciences; hence, also, our haunting feeling of
emptiness and meaninglessness in a world controlled by "things."
Mental understanding encompasses the mind, its needs and
desires. Mental understanding without the accompanying spiritual understanding
lacks warmth and depth. It remains on the surface of one's life and coldly
analyzes it's domain without the ability to penetrate or effect any lasting
change within an individual.
Spiritual understanding encompasses and penetrates the
physical and mental understanding whenever man is open and aware enough to
allow it to happen. The spiritual sphere touches man through his awareness of
Beauty, Truth and Goodness in all that is within and without him. It inspires
the feeling of Love. The depth of man's response to these qualities reveals his
level of spiritual understanding. He then begins to see the beauty in others,
and through seeking to understand that beauty he realizes God more deeply.
That which is truly spiritual has a self-creating and a
self-sustaining power. It's touch penetrates cold materiality and mentality to
bring to them the life of full dimensional realization. It creates after its
kind in all that it touches and transforms all accordingly.
Man's most challenging task today is the recognition of
his spiritual desires. Material progress has advanced disproportionately
because we have sought, primarily, physical comforts and satisfactions. Now we
must step aside and, in detachment, view the results of this attitude. And
then, as the need is felt, strongly commit ourselves to the quest for deeper
mental and spiritual understanding which will imbue the physical with direction
We must stimulate our spiritual desires if we are to
progress in balance and in accord with a higher purpose. This, essentially, is
the task of each individual-in his aloneness with God.
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Buildings On The Moon?
(From an editorial in the "Oregonian,"
Albany, Oregon, December 16, 1966)
Our "Ranger 7" took 4,320 pictures of the moon
in the summer of 1964. Some of which had never been seen before. Our
"Ranger 8" sent, back 7,000 pictures. They showed "Moon
Domes" which Harvard University told about in its magazine "Sky and
Telescope." It reported that there were now some 200 of these domes. Some
of the domes had been seen by astronomers in France and reported as far back as
in 1930. In order for these domes to be seen from earth scientists say they
would have to be 750 feet in diameter. The strange fact is that these domes
moved from one place to another. Our "cover up" boys in the Pentagon
said they were just big volcanoes. If the volcanoes on the moon move around
from place to place they are a lot different than the ones we have on our
earth. The scientists think that these domes may well be space bases being used
by people from some other world. They also think that these bases prove that
the moon is not as airless and lifeless as we have been led to believe.
In 1963 the Harvard University magazine reported seeing a
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of red lights which had moved from one location to
These lights moved to different locations from October 29
to November 27. The Air Force said that these were only volcanoes. It does seem
odd that on the moon volcanoes gallop from one place to some other location
Not yet explained is a picture of a large cross that, was
photographed on the moon by Robert E. Curtis an astronomer of Alamogordo, N. M.
Harvard University magazine published the pictures which showed the cross on
the moon plainly. It had four arms.
Russian aircraft as well as our own have been paced by
these flying saucers from outer space. We don't know what they are or where
they come from but they are the reason why both the U.S. and Russia are
spending more than $20 billion each on a pretended race to the moon.
Message to Space
"Equals One," published in Pondicherry, India,
announces a competition: What Message Should We Send Into Space? Along with
this announcement is this thought-provoking article.
"Some of our scientists are thinking of the technical
problems of sending a message to other stars. But do we really have a message,
one which would stand traveling for, let us say, a modest million years, and
which after that time we would still consider our own and subscribe to? when
you were still wearing that beautiful fur and that tail? Remember?
Perhaps those meteors are after all messages which we sent
long ago in some stone age, with no love wasted, to our neighbors, and which
are coming back now, disarmed and luminous, to remind us of the powers of transformation
in this universe"
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It has been called to our attention that our December
listing of Officers elected at the Annual Meeting omitted the names of Col.
Harry F. May and Mr. Paul Williams as New Vice-Presidents. May our apologies be
accepted in the spirit of Understanding, such omissions are never intentional.
We note also that Officer Lists mailed to Units recently
did not list Mrs. Tahahlita Fry as a National Director. Once again we say
"We are Sorry."
Annual Meeting Reports
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We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Emma Johnson, our
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UFO Magazine Articles
The "Saucers, Space and Science" magazine, No.
45, offers a listing of popular magazines featuring articles on UFOs during
1966. Write Editor Gene Duplantier, 17 Shetland St., Willowdale, Ontario, Canada
for further information.
President, Helen Mann, and Secretary, Irene Meade, of our
Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Unit 74 write us of their UFO sighting at 10:45, Tuesday evening, December 27, 1966.
It seems that Mrs. Meade first observed the UFO, moving
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NE to SW, and called Mrs. Mann. Mrs. Mann gives the
following report: "It was East of my home, low over a small hill-a large
red-orange and white object, which pulsated constantly. It stopped, and we
expected it to land. I returned to the house for my camera and took two
snapshots (still undeveloped) before the object started to slowly move away.
Then whoosh! it disappeared behind a mountain! "
Members of Unit 74 have often seen UFOs and have held
several group Sky Watch sessions with interesting results.
Author a Member of Understanding 22
Helena Elizabeth Ruhnau, member of Riverside, California
Unit 22, has just had published Light On A Mountain, a book of inspired
Truth for the New Age. A Book Review and additional details will be given in
the March issue of Understanding.
News from Topeka, Kansas
While Unit, 66 of Topeka has sponsored many programs, its
former President, Harry M. Fleenor has appeared personally on local radio and
TV programs, and has sponsored others on similar programs; he has actively
sponsored New Age speakers, including Anthony Brooke of London, on the
"Let's Talk" luncheon broadcasts; and has addressed high school
science groups in the area.
With the resignation of President, Joe Bicking, Mr.
Fleenor was once again put in change of Unit activities, with the cooperation
of Vice-President Dolores Trapp. Mr. Fleenor and the Unit are ardent
"boosters for Dean Fry's tremendous contribution to the New Age.
Book of Adamski
From Saucerian Publications, Clarksburg, W. Va.
Understanding, Inc. has received a complimentary copy of Gray Barker's Book of
Adamski. This is a 78 page, 8x11 folio, well illustrated, text on
one of the most controversial of UFO contactees. Price $3.95
Books By Mail
Mr. & Mrs. James D. Brockway, members of Yucaipa Unit
61, have recently purchased Trudy Allen's Book Store and offer our readers a
source for New Age Texts-UFO and Metaphysical. Please write to them at P. 0. Box
928, Mentone, Calif. 92359.
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