For January, 1968
CREDIBILITY GAP ................................................................................................ 2
PSYCHIC SURGERY-EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT ................................................... 3
BETTER PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING ...................................................................... 5
PROTEST OR DEDICATION ........................................................................................ 7
book reviews ............................................................................................................ 12
Poet’s corner .......................................................................................................... 14
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING .................................................................................... 15
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 16
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EDITOR ........................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
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VOLUME XIII JANUARY, 1968 NUMBER
Dedicated to the propagation
of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who
are not of earth.
Every passing era of human experience brims forth its own
special words or words or expressions which come into popular use because they
reflect some feeling or attitude of the public toward the nature of the times.
In today's world of doubt, suspicion and dissent the
phrase "Credibility Gap" is coming into over increasing use to
indicate the ratio between that which is said (usually by public officials),
and that which can reasonably be believed. The fact that, during the last. two
decades, this gap has steadily widened is considered by most people as an
indication of a constantly lessening respect for the truth on the part of
public officials. It is more probable, however, that the increasing gap actually
results from a growing habit of critical analysis upon the heart of the public.
The credibility gap in scientific progress, on the other
hand, results from the inability of most humans (even scientists) to
extrapolate the curve of scientific achievement even a short distance into the
During the past century this gap has remained fairly
constant at ten to twenty years. By this we mean that any scientific or
technological achievement which is still as much as 10 to 20 years in the
future will be discounted as absurd and impossible by
almost everyone, but especially by scientists!
The inability of some of the world's most respected
scientists to penetrate the veil of the future by as much as 20 years has been
constantly demonstrated by their own public utterances upon the subject of
future scientific achievement. P. E. Cleator, who was the founder of the
British Interplanetary Society in an era when the very word
"Interplanetary" invited ridicule from most of the country's
scientists, has made an extensive collection of these public utterances by men
of well recognized position in the field of science. To print them all would
require more space than is available in this magazine, but two or three
selected at random might serve to illustrate the point.
Introduction to astronautics contained in an address given
by Dr. Dionysius Lardner to the British Association in 1838:
Men might as well project a voyage to the. Moon as attempt to
employ steam navigation across the stormy North Atlantic.
From a learned discourse on the impossibilities of
interplanetary travel, given by Professor F. R. Moulton in his Consider the
Heavens (The University of Chicago Press, 1935)
It must be stated that there is not the slightest
possibility of such, a journey. There is not in sight any source of energy that
would be a fair start toward that which could be necessary to get us beyond the
gravitative control of the earth. There is no theory that would guide us
through. interplanetary space to another world even if we could control our
departure, from the earth; there is no means of carrying the large, amount of
oxygen, water, and food that would be necessary for such a long journey; and
there is no known way; of easing our ether ship down on the surface of another
world, if we got there.
Elegant and immortal utterance by Dr. Richard van der Riet
Woolley, F.R.S., the new Astronomer Royal, when asked for his views on space
travel, after alighting at London Airport, January 3, 1956:
It's utter bilge...
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As a medical doctor I was very interested in the accounts
of psychic surgery of which I had heard. So, in January of 1967 my wife and I
were in the Philippines expressly to seek out Dr. Antonio Agpaoa. Circumstances,
however, led us to a woman, Thelma, instead.
We were led to a house with an open front to the street in
which there were benches in the large front waiting room. The healing was
carried out in a smaller back room. Thelma, the healer, was a youngish woman
who seemed in no way extraordinary, except for a rather exuberant pleasantness.
There was a teenaged girl assistant, and several barefoot neighborhood children
in the room, also.
The first surgery we observed was on a young man. He
removed his shirt and reclined on his right side on a bench. Thelma washed, her
hands and dried them. Cotton soaked in alcohol was used to clean the man's
side. Then looking intently at the man's left flank, she manipulated her
fingers over this area and blood began to run down his back. Next I remember
Thelma and her assistant wiping away the blood with cotton swabs, then seeing a
threadlike line of blood along a flank incision. The line of blood was wiped
away, the man sat up. stretched, put on his shirt and left. Thelma later
informed us the surgery removed a renal abseess.
The next patient was a middle-aged woman who lay on her
right side, only after being reassured that I was a doctor. Handwashing and
skin preparation were as before, only the woman's left cheek was the operative
area. Thelma actually pushed, cotton into the skin of the cheek, which was then
removed with clots of blood on it. She rubbed the skin over this area tightly,
and no scar was to be seen.
The last two patients of the morning were non-operative. The
first was a very wasted and cyanotic girl, perhaps 4 years of age, with obvious
congenital heart disease. Thelma rubbed her hands over the chest over the
heart, using alcohol on her bands. The child was awake and alert during this
procedure. The last girl was younger, on the table only for a moment. Thelma
felt deeply into her abdomen, almost making her fingertips meet through the
skin, which was intact as far as I could see.
We returned the next morning. Most impressive were the
cataract operations, of which we witnessed two, one eye only, in two elderly
women. The first patient had a tooth removed first, and then Thelma washed her
eye with water (no alcohol for eye operations). Her index finger was inserted
into the orbit about one-half a finger's length. The finger moved rather
rapidly, and blood ran down n the woman's cheek. This was the only patient who
evidenced any pain, at least she moaned and moved her legs during the
operations which lasted only a few seconds. The next cataract operation
followed immediately, but there was no evidence of pain.
The abdominal operation we observed was on a young woman.
The abdomen was washed with alcohol, the concentrated stare followed, and
Thelma's fingertips rapidly worked at the navel with a to and fro motion, until
almost immediately blood began to splatter about, the sound of which I can only
compare to the squishing of washing being done on an old-fashioned washing
board. Her fingers did not penetrate deep into the abdomen, but stayed near the
surface. I did not directly see any internal organs during this operation of
perhaps thirty seconds. She removed her panels, wiped away the blood, and the
abdomen appeared as before the surgery. Thelma later explained that she had
operated upon an ovary.
The last major operation we witnessed was on a thin
middle-aged male, whom she stated was an excellent patient., implying a
possible active role on the patient's part or at least concentration or
cooperation. This surgery I witnessed very carefully and at close range. Large
pieces of flat cotton alcohol were allowed to rest on his left upper chest, axilla
and neck for a minute or so. Her incision was made as usual, this time at the
left antero-lateral aspect of the neck, about two inches in length. The motions
of the fingers were not as vigorous as they had been for the abdominal
operation. After the manipulations had ceased the same "length"
continued to bleed, but there was less blood each time the operative site was
wiped with cotton. Finally only a fine double scar, following the course of a
skill crease, could be seen. This was surrounded by a circular blanched
elevated area of skin about two inches in diameter, like a large hive. Although
I didn't actually see it being removed, there was a one inch segment of blood
vessel with clots inside lying on a piece of cotton, on the operating bench
beside the patient who,
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incidentally, abruptly got up and left. Thelma said this
blood vessel section was removed during the procedure.
We spent sound time that afternoon discussing matters with
Thelma. She said her ability was "The Holy Spirit" working through
her, and that she was not always aware of what exactly was being done in these
operations. She did seem to be able to recall at least the organs involved.
Meditations, concentration and projection were the three steps which she said
were necessary to perform psychic surgery. farther, she thought, that her
incisions were made by enlarging slain pores, or going through pre-existing
spaces, but of this she was admittedly uncertain.
Her surgical skills followed a personal cure by a faith
healer, ten years ago, after medical doctors had declared her doomed. She was
studying medicine at the time. She prefers to treat disorders which are not
accessible to routine medical ease, or are pronounced incurable. There are no
charges for her services, but patients bring gifts, according to their means.
Thelma mentioned that congenital disorders were difficult,
if not impossible, to treat because they are God given, and she approaches them
with some hesitance. The little child with the congenital heart condition was
treated externally for this reason, I presume.
I have been as factual as possible, attempting to record
my observations only. My impressions were recorded in detail directly after
these experiences. The photographs which we took did verify what we had seen,
in fact, revealed more.
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I have some suggestions to make which I think will help in
gaining public acceptance of the UFO and the reality of any personal
experiences in connection with them and the reality of the ability to use
meta-physical truths in a constructive way.
If the elements which are disturbing the general
population were removed from these subject, the whole area would soon be open
to discussion with the average person and scientific research and careful study
could commence. At the present time any person even
expressing interest in these fields may be immediately in
a serious personal crisis; with himself, with his family and with his friends.
Such a situation could ruin a reputable scientist and negate any other work he
might be doing and has no doubt prevented many men from investigating such a
potentially fascinating area for original research.
My first suggestion has to do with the words you use to
tell about any unusual experience. If you use words which are offensive or not
understood in their true meaning by the person you are talking to, he is not
able to communicate with you. If you wish to give unusual information which
might startle a person, you must use words which are completely acceptable to
him in every way "UFO" seems to be safe but not "flying
saucers." And the words "space-anything," "magic,"
"occult," "séance," "Higher Self, "Holy,"
"Divine," "witch," etc., will startle and offend most
people. The unusual experience or subject matter is all of the shock a person
can stand without naturally rejecting the whole matter from his consciousness.
A suggestion for anyone reporting UFOs to government
officials. Again being very careful about the words you use, try to describe
the "unidentified flying object" as an "I am not sure what it
was, perhaps a weather balloon or a satellite or the planet Venus, etc.,"
the whole line. In the interests of careful scientific research trying to be
careful about physical details, but using no words which indicate anything extra-terrestrial.
I think this technique might help to protect a person from any social ribbing
or unbelief of his experiences and in addition, it also may toss the official
ball right back where it came from.
The next suggestion has to do with psychic communication.
If you have received any form of psychic communication, I suggest that you do
not distribute any of it publicly unless you are willing to assume full
personal responsibility for any effects, either negative or positive, upon the
people who road it. And unless you know positively who sent the communication
and can identify his physical appearance at the time he is sending, you cannot
ever state as a fact that you know where it came from or who sent it. All you
can say is that you received a message and anything else that you know by your
own personal experiencing of it. In any serious scientific
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investigation of psychic experiences, a matter-of-fact
attitude is very important and any conclusions must be left to the scientists
during the investigation. I do think that many of the conclusions Which have
been reached by recipients are erroneous and can only impede and retard careful
scientific work. Further, I do think that highly trained ability is required to
send, but not to receive.
Because so much of metaphysics runs into psychological
areas, I suggest that anyone who is doing any kind of psychological counseling
make every effort to obtain professional standing in the ordinary way and to
cease his practice until he has satisfied full 'professional requirements. Not
only will this provide more certified psychologists where they are desperately
needed, but they will be psychologists who are interested and sympathetic and
can actively assist meta-physical research in a constructive way. Then we will
be working with our sincere and dedicated professional people instead of
Much of the material I have read in connection with UFO,
and related subjects has had indications of deep personal suffering, and
tragedy because of the reactions of family and friends to the unusual
experience. Perhaps more warm personal contact might help this situation,
particularly in the case of any new person. Immediate contact by a second
person to re-enforce the unusual experience with his own personal experience should
be invaluable in preventing tragedy and in gaining the cooperation and active
assistance of the family and friends of the person involved.
And so I stay, on all counts and from all reasons, let us
go all the way and do everything we can to open up this area to scientific
investigation and to discussion with the average person by removing any
objectionable features and by assisting any consequenting scientific research
in any way we can.
- Jane Ellen Allen
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Members of the, various "protest" groups are,
numerous and vociferous, and their activities are, attended by much publicity.
Little, however, is heard of the constructive efforts of those who
quietly dedicate their energies to create a better way of
life to make protest unnecessary.
Here, then, we offer excerpts from letters received by Dr.
Daniel W. Fry from one such responsible young man.
"Sir, my purpose in writing this letter is to
introduce myself and tell how I have felt about. the international peace
"I am Mr. Watana Keovimol, 23 years old, a student
from Thailand, senior student in Economics and International Relations. Now I
am attending Sacramento State College (Calif.). I have been studying in this
country for about four years. Ever since I came to this country I felt my duty
is not only to get an education from the school but to learn how to live in
peace with all people.
"For the past three years in the U. S. I have been
working hard for a better understanding of all people. I have been active in
the student government, and organizations, both domestic and international. In Thailand
I also was active when I was a young student... I was President of the
international students, the founder of the organization which is willing to
work for the better understanding of all people. I have tried to start some
projects, some are already finished, and many more I want to see, hoping that
they will be of some benefit for the goal of peace.
"I was lucky last two summers ago. I was sponsored by
the civic organizations to make the Friendship Tour, making speeches throughout
the U. S. A. and Canada. After that trip I was so glad that. I have learned
many things which will help me work for ;a better understanding of all
citizens. Especially last April of 1967 I have the opportunity to go to Wisconsin
for the United Nations conference. I met many student leaders who care about a
real peace movement as we want to see the real significant World Government.
Then, this last summer I made some trips as I was elected for the office of the
Secretary-General of the Collegiate Council for the United Nations. I have the
programs and want to form the worldwide student movement for peace.
"I have been informed about your movement for peace
through Understanding, Sir. With this reason I am so very pleased to have this
opportunity to write you and let you know, Sir, know that I am willing to
devote myself to work for the great goal of peace. I have dreamed that maybe
the time has come; then, we are beginning
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to see that this "torch" of world peace belongs
to us now and that we must carry it to every part of the earth. We are now
living in crucial, exciting times and we must use every second to our best
advantage ... We surely need to work harder in this generation for the great
adventure of the world in the future. There are many, many- more people around
the world who have such feelings of love and understanding, but we, as the
group of action, must bring all of them together to join hand by hand and all
of those hands shall reach the goal of peace...
"Sire, I want to work with you, to serve the world
for peace. I believe that your organization is going to be a real organization
which will help all citizens of the world to live together in peace through
understanding. Please give me a chance to prove to you that I am willing to
work for this goal. I am willing to go out and meet all people to bring them to
join to work for the world community. I need your support, sir. All my dreams
will come to reality when you will be kind to understand that this young man
needs your support to drive harder for this goal of peace."
If you can in any way support the peace aspirations of
youth, please write to: Mr. Watana Keovimal, Secretary-General, Collegiate
Council of the United Nations, Sacramento, Calif. 95819.
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More Males Believe in `Saucers'
(San Jose Mercury, San Jose, Calif., Nov. 9,
ORLEANS (UPI)-A survey conducted by a Tulane University political science
professor showed that More men than women believe in flying saucers from outer
The survey was conducted by Dr. David R. Deener as a part
of his class in space law. Students at Tulane, other New Orleans colleges and
high schools, and over 1,000 residences were also asked if the United States
should spend the money to beat Russia in getting a man on the moon.
The survey showed that male college undergraduates rank
highest in believing in flying saucers and supporting the U.S. space race with Russia.
The most surprising fact produced by the survey, Deener
said, was that over 90 per cent of Tulane engineering students believed in
flying saucers and they were 100 per cent in support of the U.S. space program.
`Important as Wheel'
(San Jose Mercury, Nov. 9, 1967)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (UPI) -- An engineering concept rated as
important a fundamental breakthrough as the wheel or the lever has been
developed at Sandia. Laboratory here, a laboratory spokesman claims.
The mechanical engineering concept and the practical
device developed from it -- called "Rolamite"-- involves controlled interaction
between two or more rollers inserted inside the loops of a. flexible band
twisted into an "S" shape between a rectangular frame, the spokesman
Sandia engineer Donald Wilkes claimed he developed the
concept, which has potential uses ranging from household appliances to inertial
spacecraft switches, according to the laboratory spokesman.
Wilkes has reportedly demonstrated 54 different separate
functions for Rolamite.
Sandia engineers say the Rolamite appears to be a
"brand-new" elementary mechanism, as simple and as important as the
wheel, lever, crank, spring or hinge.
They Really Exist
(Medford (Ore.) Tribune, Nov. 19,
1967-By John F. Virtue)
SAO PAULO, Brazil (UPI)-No one can tell Flavio Pereira
that there are no flying saucers and that the earth isn't under reconnaissance
by "intelligences" from other worlds.
Pereira coordinated a conference of the Brazilian Flying
Saucer Association which has just ended here.
"We conclude," he said, "that flying
saucers exist, that they come from other worlds and have characteristics which
the present level of our science cannot define,"
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He said studies made over a period of 20 years show that
"the other worldly objects obey an intelligent control."
Another believer at the conference, Dr. Olayo Fontes, a
successful medical practitioner in Copacabana Beach, went further.
"At the present time," he said, "the outer
space vehicles are charting our drinking water plants and power plants. From
1947 to 1950 the saucers made geographic reconnaissance of the United States,
chartering mountain ranges and river basins. From 1954 to 1959 South America
Other than to say the flights have been "proved by
photographs." Fontes did not elaborate on the basis for such precise
accounting of flying saucer activities. He did however offer a suggestion as to
why none ever had been captured by saying, "If attacked, they defend
themselves with paralyzing weapons."
Press reports of the conference said it was understood
that Brazilian military authorities participated secretly, but this was not
confirmed by authorities.
Fontes, Pereira and others who attended the conference are
not impressed by the lack of confirmation of flying saucer activity by
scientific or military authorities in the United States or elsewhere. They
answer this with the contention earth science simply hasn't advanced enough to
catch the "other world" beings at their work.
Grants Pass (Ore.) Courier, Nov. 29th, 1967
LONDON (UPI)-The Noise Abatement Society has launched an
appeal for $36,000 to build a flying, saucer-like, antigravitational and silent
Anybody Up There?
(The Sunday Oregonian, Nov., 19, 1967 - by Granville
LONDON - There has been nothing to equal the excitement
caused by the reported rash of flying objects in the sky over Britain since
those cigar-shaped objects (zeppelins) came over from Germany during World War
Some, but not all, of the 30 sightings could have been
accounted for by the fact that the United States Air Force has been engaged in
mid-air refueling operations over Britain. A U.S.A.F. spokesman agrees that
when they were engaged in night operations over
Scotland the planes could not have been seen by people who
spotted things in the sky over southern England.
Even the experts at the Royal Observatory, Hurstmonceux,
admit to receiving good evidence that " there is something flying around
up there." The evidence came from one of the observatory's listed
observers at Hastings, on the English Channel coast. At five o'clock in the morning he saw a bright light with a muzzy center burning in the sky. It was to
the left of Venus and much brighter.
The object was below cloud cover. The observatory, which
is concerned only with astronomical objects, passed the information to the
Ministry of Defense.
At four o'clock in the morning two policemen in a patrol
car saw a large, bright object, in the shape of a "star-shaped
cross," hover-ing at times at tree-top level before accelerating away at
tremendous speed. They chased it for an hour, but they could not catch it,
although they got to within 400 yards of it at one point. Once, they thought it
had landed and they searched a field. Then they saw it above them again.
One of the men in the patrol car, Police Constable Roger
Willey, aged 29, said: "I got the impression it was some sort of flying
object observing what was going on, and when it saw our headlights it came down
to have a look at us. It was a lot larger than a conventional aircraft. There
was no noise we could hear."
Constable Willey's statement was confirmed by his observer
in the patrol car, Police Constable Clifford Waycott, aged 33. He added that
when they returned to Okeliampton police station the light was still visible.
They called out two of the night duty men and they saw it, too, before it
Since the sighting over Devon, objects have been reported
in the sky from Ireland to the English coast of East. Anglia. The reports come
from policemen, businessmen, housewives, engineers, 25 Royal Marines, and
(San Jose Mercury, Nov. 8, 1967 -- from L. A.
A primitive sea creature called the chiton may show
science how life could have developed on other planets in an entirely different
way from the way it developed on earth.
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The chiton is living proof that earth animals are able to
perform some of the "mineral" processes that were carried out by
geological forces before life appeared. Without the use of high temperatures
and high pressures that are needed deep in the earth to do the same thing, the
tiny little chiton produces four different mineral, including two compounds of
"Scientists concerned with life outside the earth may
be interested in the mineralization processes of the chiton, especially those
scientist's concerned with the different iron oxide minerals," said Dr.
Heinz Lowenstain, professor of paleoecology at Cal Tech. "It is possible
that life somewhere else may be based on the iron atom instead of the carbonation
as it is on earth," he said.
Chitons range in size from the microscopic to more than 9
inches in length. They have been on earth for about 500 million years, and
individual chitons are thought to live 20 years or longer.
Pill to Beat Heat and Cold Studied
(San Jose Mercury, Nov. 9, 1967-from Washington
WASHINGTON-The chemical way of warming the body when it's
cool and cooling it down when it's hot is within reach of researchers at Purdue
The hope is that in a hot humid place like Vietnam, a
soldier might be able to take a pill and tolerate combat more easily. The same
trooper taking a different pill in the Antarctic would suffer no discomfort
from the cold.
The cooling method is the more promising of the two, say
researchers, since it offers the hope of substituting a cooling chemical for
anesthetics in surgery. "The cooling approach is also essential if we're
ever going to send men to Mars," suggests Purdue's Dr. Robert Myers. In
this respect, we might cool the astronauts down into a sleep that's quite
similar to what bears go through when they hibernate."
The chemical cooling and warming technique has not yet
been tried on humans, but so promising has it looked in experiments with rhesus
monkeys, say physiologists at Purdue's Laboratory of Neuropsychology, that
trials with people could be as close as one year away.
Cadet Photographs Object
(From Miami Herald, Nov. 17, 1967)
DELAND, Fla. (AP)-A teenage military school cadet says he
saw a flying saucer and has a photograph to back him up, no matter how much his
schoolmates may scoff.
Mike Briggs, 14, a cadet at Florida Military School here
and the son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Briggs of Jacksonville, said he saw and
photographed the object from a dormitory window Oct. 17th.
George Fawcett of Deland, member of the National
Investigation Committee of Aerial Phenomena, learned of the incident and said
he has sent Brigg's film to the committee for analysis.
Fawcett said Briggs described the object as silver colored
but not shiny. He said it appeared to be about five feet high and 14 ft. long.
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Unidentified Flying Objects
(Dr. James E. McDonald. Pittsburgh Subcommittee NICAP,
The full title of this folio is "Unidentified Flying
Objects Greatest Scientific Problem of Our Times." It has been compiled
and published by the Pittsburgh Subcommittee of NICAP at the request of Dr.
McDonald. Copies may be had from P.O. Box 701, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15230 at One
The text offers a short biographical sketch of Dr. James
McDonald, who is presently associated with the University of Arizona, then
follows with reprints of talks given various groups by Dr. McDonald, as well as
his letter to UN Secretary General, U Taut. Dr. McDonald has personally visited
dozens of scientific, military
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and other professional groups to urge upon them the
necessity of a scientific look at the UFO data, to test the validity of the
hypothesis that UFOs could be from other planets.
Among subjects considered are: The Conspiracy hypothesis,
that the government is directly withholding information. Pros and cons for this
belief are given, including the premise that U.S. Air Force investigations have
been inadequate. The fallacies and inaccuracies of Dr. Donald Menzel's
interpretation of UFO data are thoroughly covered. Mention is made of the
difficulties of a scientific approach to a phenomena which cannot be laboratory
controlled more than can earthquakes or tornadoes, and of man's discomfort with
the unknown which predisposes him to adopt an attitude "to ignore the
Dr. McDonald covers in detail his studies and
interpretations of the Blue Book Project, the, Robertson Report and the CIA,
the Air Force Regulation 200-2, the nature of UFO evidence, the need for a
Congressional Investigation, the University of Colorado Program and much more.
Because the problem is of global concern Dr. McDonald
holds that the investigations and research should be transferred from the Air
Force "to some strong science-oriented agency."
Given also are 18 detailed sighting reports with Blue Book
interpretations of what was seen as well as alternative explanations possible.
All told, you will find this report by a scientist both
interesting and informative.
Lets Face the Facts About Flying Saucers
(Gabriel Green, & Warren Smith, Popular
Library Paperback 60c)
Gabriel Green, President of the Amalgamated Flying Saucer
Clubs of America, together with Warren Smith, veteran journalist, offer a
series of documented accounts of UFO sightings and experiences the world over.
Subjects covered are saucer reports from the ancient past,
from medieval times, as well as the present. Chapter titles include the
following: The Saucer that Came to a Picnic: Friendly Little Men; Flying
Saucers Over Russia; Things that Fell from Sky. Are They Flying Ants?
What hue of dust became the base
From which He formed the first
The breathing pigment from red
Or flowing silt with saffron
The whitened sand from
The ebon diamond from the
No word of this but briefly
“Till vital line and curve
Once more to shifting powder
The word and promise yet
What mention of the favored
In all the glory of the Plan?
- Edward Monahan
How few believe that there are
other worlds than this,
No other states of man or
planes of bliss.
Content are they to live
within their own five senses,
Quite unaware of spiritual
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Expanded consciousness. we
must attain it,
A dawning perception, with no
That which reaches out beyond
our self-serve station
Encompassing the universe of
The frontiers of the mind are
The frontiers of the soul are
Who dares to leap beyond the
The secrets of the universe
are his to know.
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("What Do I Count" is taken from the Christopher
News Notes of June, 1967)
"What Do I Count" is the question many people
are asking. The following illustration may help you to provide part. of the
answer: A plain bar of iron is worth $5.00.
The same piece of iron made into horseshoes would sell for
$10.50. If made into needle it would be worth $5,000.
And if it is turned into balance springs for watches it
would have a total value of around $50,000.
The genius and workmanship of man bring value out of the
most ordinary substances.
But what of man himself? His importance far exceeds that
of all the bars of iron in the world-and even of the world itself. In his
ability to know and his capacity to love. He is a reflection of the very
Creator. "You have made him a little less than the angels, and crowned him
with glory and honor." (Psalms 8:6)
Man is capable of truly breathtaking accomplishments for
the benefit of everyone on earth. But first he must know his own value and the
equal basic worth of every other human being. This is the first. and
indispensable foundation for love of others.
What is too likely to happen when this appreciation fades
vas referred to by editor James Reston when he wrote
"If there has been a decline of decency in the modern
world and a revolt a against law and fair dealing, it is precisely because of
the decline in the belief in each man as something precious."
Letter From Nigeria
Understanding headquarters has received a letter from
Bishop Imeb Emmanuel, one of its International Directors, and President of the
Nigerian Understanding Unit. It reads, in part, as follows
"The present war in Nigeria has made things very hard
not only to people in Biafra but to people in Nigeria as well. The poor become
poorer in the two States and, in fact, the people are but a little better than
forest beasts. For this reason we have set up certain projects to help the two
states, and among the projects is an Orphanage. The Orphans have
educational and spiritual training while we have evening lessons for adults. We
therefore appeal to you, dear co-workers in Understanding, Inc., to help not by
money, though we do not refuse money, but by sending these badly needed
items-used clothing, used typewriters, 5 inch tape reels and New Age books, or
any other materials which can help the people of this land.
"Your help is highly appreciated and we do hope that
you, dear ones, will not rest until World Peace becomes a reality."
In addition to sponsoring the Orphanage the group
participates in other activities such as stamp collecting, photography, sky
watching and international correspondence.
The new officers are: President Bishop Imeh Emmanuel (8
Cemetery St., Apapa, Logos, Nigeria) ; Secretary, Lucky Ogbeide: and
Treasurer, Johnson Idato.
JANUARY, 1968 19
January Plans for July
From Charles W. Thomas, Ambassador of Goodwill, of Mount
Shasta, California, comes an announcement of a ten day conclave to be held at
Mt. Shasta the first ten days of July, 1968.
The convention will investigate UFOs, Universal
understanding, Spiritual Development, inter-planetary Communication, and other
facets of New Age Consciousness. For details write to Mr. Thomas, P.O. Box 507,
Mt. Shasta, Calif. 96067.
Friendship by Mail
Mrs. Dorothy Knowles writes that she has received a long
list of names from Ceylon, Philippines, Japan, India, Rumania, Korea and Africa
of young people interested in corresponding with Americans.
Why not start the New Year by writing to Mrs. Knowles, 12020
68th Ave., South Seattle, Wash. 99178, for a name of a new friend in another
country and thus contribute to Dr. Fry's ideal of developing understanding
through personal correspondence.
Unit 74 of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, sponsored, in Roseburg,
the Understanding Breakthrough Convention on November 1st. This Space
Convention, brought to Roseburg by Angela, Kilsby of San Francisco, was the
first. such Convention in the area and was attended by a full house-standing
room only. People came not only from the local area to hear the very
interesting panel of speakers, but from Coos Bay, Medford, Eugene and Klamath
Falls as well.
Unit 7 of Orange, Calif., wishes to announce that its
monthly meetings are held on the Second Saturday of the month at the home of
Dorothy Harper, 736 N. Cambridge St., Orange. These meetings are for business,
study and discussion and are separate from the public lectures, which are
scheduled to meet speaker's schedules.
Unit 71 of San Bernardino, Calif., under the direction of
Mrs. Esther Ellsworth, held a one day Understandorama on December 5th at the
Golden Agers Hall in Morongo Valley. Lectures were designed to interpret the
motto of Understanding: Examine All Things, Cling to that Which is Good.
Unit 23 of Riverside, Calif., reports a very successful
year. According to President Caroline Nuckles the weekly classes have been most
versatile and the group has grown from sharing "beautiful gleams of
Truth." The list of excellent speakers for the well attended public
lectures is long and the subject areas covered varied. thus offering the public
much of value.
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"The whole creation was designed as a test for man.
By our conduct in this world we disclose whether we want the Lord or His gifts.
God will tell you that you should desire Him above all else, because he wants
your love to be freely given, without "prompting." That is the whole
secret in the game of this universe. He who. created us yearns for our love. He
wants us to give it spontaneously, without His asking. Our love is the one
thing God does not possess, unless we choose to bestow it. So, you see, even
the Lord has something to attain: our love and we shall never be happy until we
give it. So long as we are wayward children, pygmies crawling on this ball of
earth and crying for His gifts while we ignore Him, the Giver, we fall into
many pits of misery."
- Paramahausa Yogananda,
"How You Can Talk With God," p. 11
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