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VOL. IV MAY-JUNE, 1959 NO. 5-6
In the original concept of the democratic form of government, one of the cardinal principles concerned the right of the citizen to a complete knowledge of any fact or circumstance which might affect his welfare, or the welfare of the state as a whole. Democracy was defined by one of its greatest exponents as, “government of the people, by the people and for the people.” How can a people govern itself wisely and success-fully unless it has access to the facts concerning which decisions must be made? A prime requisite of a democracy is, therefore, that all of the people have access to all of the facts.
Since it is obviously impractical in a large nation to refer all of the decisions directly to all of the people, it is necessary to choose certain individuals as representatives. It is the clear duty of these representatives to implement the will of the majority of the citizens, as precisely and completely as that will can be determined. The successful operation of this system still demands a complete knowledge of ail the facts and circumstances by the citizen.
Unfortunately, during the last few decades this basic tenet of democracy has suffered a complete reversal of form. The democratic concept of the ‘right to know’ has been replaced by the paternalistic principle of ‘the need to know.’ This principle is, of course, a basic tenet of all military organizations, and its adoption by our federal government indicates, more completely perhaps than any other single factor, the degree to which the military complex has taken over the control and operation of that government.
In any military organization, of course, the private has no voice whatever in the choice of objectives, policy and strategy. These are formulated by a few men in the high command without the slightest reference to, or consideration of, the will or opinion of the private. When the time comes to put the plan into operation, the private. lieu tenant, the captain and even the colonel are given only as much information as may be necessary for the successful completion of their assigned duties. This is the principle of `the need to know.’ Its application is necessary in many military operations where the most vital ingredient of success is the ignorance of the enemy. Its application to a democracy, however, destroys the very foundation upon which that democracy rests.
During the last few days, the newspapers have carried several articles concerning the Foreign Ministers’ meeting which is now going on in Geneva. Representatives of the United States are present at this meeting which is being held for the purpose of formulating certain policies and reaching certain agreements upon which the welfare, and even the continued existence of our nation may well depend. In each article the statement is made that the public discussions have been unfruitful, and that no decisions or agreements have been reached. The article then goes on to say that the decisions and agreements will undoubtedly be reached in the secret talks which are about to begin.
For several decades virtually all of the international agreements and treaties which have been concluded by the representatives of the United States citizen, have been made in secret, and have remained secret until their effect upon the citizen forced the revelation of their true nature. This is anything but democracy.
When it becomes a part of the normal political procedure for the alleged representatives of the people to conceal from those people the commitments which have been made in their name, then truly, government of the people, by the people, and for the people has perished from the earth.
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RED LIGHT IN SKY BAFFLES CANADA
Authorities were puzzled by an “unidentified flying object” that showed as a red light over the air defense establishment near Montreal and disappeared north at a speed faster than sound. The object, which did not register on radar screens, was seen by control tower observers at the St. Hubert Air Base and by several hundred other people at the airport and local residents. The Royal Canadian Air Force has no official explanation for the phenomenon. “It was a genuine UFO as far as we are concerned,” an R.C.A.F. spokesman said.
— Reprinted from “Flying Saucer Review”
By MARC NORMAN
Now we come to the end of the 1954-56 series of messages. I have selected those items which I felt might be of interest to the reading public. There were some personal suggestions given which I have omitted for obvious reasons.
Up to the end of 1956 these messages came as material released through a weekly contact session. After that and through 1957 and up to and including this present period such contacts were not regular, that is not at a stipulated time. The reason given was that the original material contained much of value, and should be studied before any further information was released. Such as have been received have been and are of a more philosophic nature, and pertain to our group’s activities, study methods as well as individual advice given that could assist students to advance along esoteric lines of study. I feel that such would not be of any value in this present release, but might be published later on if desired by readers and students of Ufology.
The author has given of this material as it was received by himself and makes no claims as to its authenticity regarding source. I believe that the entity giving the name of ANTRIM was as he represented himself to be, and whilst I cannot Drove this to anyone, I have received correspondence from another source that contact was made with thin same entity by a person who knew nothing of myself or contact. However, as ANTRIM says, as to whether one believes on not matters not. The point is, does the material offered appeal to you? Has it value?
I think it would be fitting if I conclude this release by giving the latest message received, which was relayed on the evening of October 6th, 1958. It is as follows
“To our friends of earth, GREETINGS. Unto you who aspire to greater understanding and who would condition themselves for responsibility in the Age yet to come we, thy Brothers, say: Have courage and let thy faith shine forth as a beacon in the darkness of ignorance, that ye may go forward without fear or prejudice-knowing that we are with you and shall inspire and assist when times grow difficult. Even though you may not see us, neither be aware of our presence, nevertheless be assured that we have your interest at heart and stand ready at all times to encourage and inform ,you.
Difficulties afflict your planet, yet to the courageous shall guidance be afforded that obstacles be overcome. Remember, many may be called yet only a few may be chosen. See then that ye are among those so selected-that your sincerity of purpose lifts you above the clouds of ridicule and criticism. Have patience and await us. Cosmic Law forbids direct interference with destiny, yet in the silence of your own beings shall our voice be heard if ye but awaken your true selves. Pursue not the causeway of negations but seek rather the hill tops of cosmic splendor revealing a beauty unsurpassed. This is YOUR heritage, our brethren of yesteryear and future citizenry. In conclusion may we say: Be diligent; prepare, for the TIMES are upon you. Join with your fellows in study- that SELF may be overcome. Deal not in personalities for all are children of oneness-each seeking the Light of a New Day according to his vision. Thy responsibility is to Self understanding. May the Peace of the Most High be with you, and the love of man uplift you to heights of consciousness yet unfulfilled. In fellowship we take our leave.
I trust that the words herein inscribed find lodgment in the heart. of all who read, that the knowledge we are not alone brings an inner peace, and that our Elder Brothers, who operate from higher planes of consciousness, may be enabled to awaken you to their presence that you too may hear words of wisdom. This is my sincere wish for you all.
Marc. Arthur Norman
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By FRA PRUDENTIA
Many fanciful suggestions have been advanced regarding the physical appearance of the inhabitants of the other planets in our solar system and those of the planets orbiting Alpha Centauri, our nearest galaxy neighbor. Most of these follow the dual valued system of orientation. That is, they tend to suggest that these beings are practically identical to Earth-beings, or else they conclude that they are weirdly grotesque and fantastically proportioned creatures having green scaly bodies.
Our study of semantics has indicated that we tend to think, to an exceedingly great extent, in terms of words. Our thoughts are formulated in a series of word combinations which follow the structural rules of the language we know best. And as thoughts are formed with words, these thoughts then tend to follow the laws of semantics, and there-fore are worthy of careful consideration.
The dual valued system of orientation is a primitive form of thinking which, in simplified terms, states that things are either good or bad, hot or cold, black or white, etc. This system is obviously ineffective in considering more advanced concepts as it completely eliminates the vast degree of reality which exists between the extremes it r cognizes. For example, there are numerous shades of grey between black and white, and there are endless degrees of temperature which cannot be described simply as hot or cold. And the consideration of “good” and “bad” and the relative degrees of each which can exist simultaneously in a given situation is exceedingly complex and certainly not limited to the two-valued assignment.
Therefore, using the basic principles of Positive Thinking, it becomes readily apparent that intelligent beings on other planets are not physically confined to being either identical to us or else weirdly grotesque, as a primitive dual valued system of consideration might suggest. It is most reasonable to expect these beings to be similar to us in some respects and to differ in various degrees in ether respects.
An even more important consideration is the type of intellect that these advanced beings possess. This is a far more significant factor and should be emphasized in our examination of this phase of study. The reason is undoubtedly apparent to the advanced student.
The intellect or real quality of thinking and projecting, as exhibited by beings from other planets, will form the basis for fundamental communication. After the first surprise of seeing another physical form which transports intelligence as we know it, is experienced, the serious work of comparing scientific, sociological and economical advances will begin.
When it is realized that intelligent beings from other planets also know that Pi equals 3.14159, and E equals 2.718 (or their equivalent values), and that civilization, as an evolving process, has progressed not only as far as ours has, but in many cases much farther, then the physiology associated with our celestial visitors will become of minor philosophical significance, should their epidermis give hint of “green scales” instead of the dermatological softness of human beings. True values, then, will begin to be accepted in their rightful place. Positive Thinking, which knows no finite limitations, will enable all peoples of earth to recognize these values, to appraise their importance and to consider our present expanding area of problems in a more objective manner.
The more advanced individual participating in this type of intellectual activity, will want to study the universal understanding now being considered in this series of articles, will find a springboard, so to speak, in the quite revelatory textbook, “THE POSITIVE WAY TO PRACTICAL RESULTS” by FRA PRUDETIA, which fortunately is now available to the public. This should prove to be an invaluable aid in these studies.
In further consideration of the study of “semantics,” it should be emphasized that it is the science of the meaning of words, as contrasted with “phonetics” which is the science of sounds. Semantics also entails the historical and psychological study and classification of changes in the signification of words or forms.
The study of semantics includes such concepts as connotation, denotation, directive language and orientation. In order to grasp a fuller understanding of the subjects to be covered in forthcoming articles, it is felt that an explicit definition of these terms is in order at this point. Connotation is the suggestive significance of a word apart from its explicit and recognized meaning. It is the implication or the thought which is connoted or suggested.
Denotatation is the actual meaning or signification of a thought. It is the process of separating, marking off or designation of facts. Directive language is that form of word arrangement which attempts to control or influence future events, usually involving persons hearing the direction. This point will be covered more fully in subsequent articles.
Orientation is the process of gaining a sense of one’s position with relation to environment or to other persons. These terms seem quite simple when defined in this manner, but their true significance will become increasingly apparent to the serious student in the near future.
An understanding of each of the basic concepts of intelligence is an absolute requisite to understanding those individuals with whom we are soon to be confronted. There will be a select few individuals chosen to communicate with these travelers from outer space and the selection will most certainly include consideration of the individual’s grasp of the elements of Positive Thinking and semantics.
Already, a highly competitive race has been started to select the earthman most fitted for travel in a capsule which is designed to orbit the earth. This selection will undoubtedly be made on the basis of physical, emotional and intellectual qualification. A similar race for qualifying competence will unquestionably be made in the near future to select the earthmen to communicate with outer space beings. Now is the time for those interested in this type of endeavor to prepare themselves for this highly selective work. Much study of a non-routine nature will be required.
The next article in this series will discuss the very timely and practical topic, “Positive Thinking Provides Understanding of Nutritional Programs.”
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The Topeka Daily Capital of May 2 carried a headline, “Flaming Ball Seen Near Topeka.” The Topeka Journal of May 3 carried a headline, “Mystery Blaze Was Haystack.”
The haystack report came from a Forbes Air Force Dispatch which found the burning haystack at 1:00 a.m. The “flaming ball” was seen :n the sky by at least five people. They reported seeing the object at 10:10 p.m. This puts almost three hours between the sighting and the discovery of the burning haystack by the boys from Forbes.
Here is the story Mr. Walter Pennington gave us: “It was just a big ball of fire. It looked to me like it was 20 or 30 feet across. It was just a little bit longer coming down than it was across, but it was coming at an even speed. It didn’t look like a meteorite because it wasn’t going fast enough for one of those… It was coming down at about an 85 degree angle. We watched it a total of 45 seconds before it disappeared behind the house … It seemed like it wouldn’t be over 20 miles away at the most. I’d say it wasn’t moving over 200 miles an hour at the most from what I could see of it… It was 10 to 12 miles east of Hoyte, somewhere up there. That would be about 20 miles north of Topeka, somewhere in that neighborhood, and a little bit east of Highway 75 . . . They found the haystack north of Holton six miles. So they were way off course between what we saw and where they found their fire.”
Through another interview it was learned that Mr. and Mrs. David Carreno saw the same object, though they live on the opposite side of town from the Penningtons. They reported it as being high above ground, looked a little larger than the moon and was several miles away. Also that it was moving rather slow, and was red streaked, like (lames. They, too, reported it as being in a northerly direction, and not in the vicinity of the haystack.
So now we got haystacks.
-Reprinted from “The Spaceviewer”
The sixth Annual Spacecraft Convention was held May 23rd and 24th at Giant Rock, California. The weather was just about perfect, with bright sun, a cooling breeze and that fresh, clean, desert air.
The convention was officially opened by greetings from our host, George Van Tassel, followed by the Invocation given by Mayme Malm of San Diego. After enjoying entertainment in the form of parachute jumps and aerial stunts, we listened to a talk by Truman Bethurum of Prescott, Arizona, followed by tape recordings of the Mitchell Sisters of Missouri and Dan Martin of Detroit, who were unable to appear in person. The program continued with a message by Dan Fry of El Monte, California, after which we adjourned for the lunch hour. The afternoon speakers included Reinhold Schmidt of Bakersfield, California, Orfeo Angelucci of Glendale, California, and Kelvin Rowe of San Jacinto, California.
The evening attraction was an interesting lecture by Mark Probert of San Diego, California, who held the attention of all present for over two hours. After this, community singing was participated in by those who did not feel the need of retiring early.
The following day many more cars and planes arrived with people who were unable to attend the Saturday proceedings. The Sunday speakers were Calvin Girvin of North Hollywood, and Hope Troxell of Pasadena, California, both newcomers to the Giant Rock lecture plat-form. After another short talk by Dan Fry, Mr. Van Tassel closed the convention with a very inspiring lecture.
The whole program seemed to be enjoyed thoroughly by everyone and this year very many of those present were attending their first Flying Saucer convention. The consensus of opinion by the “old-timers” was that this was the finest convention to date.
Many thanks to Eva and George Van Tassel for their wonderful hospitality. We know that all who were there join us in appreciation of the time, money and good old-fashioned elbow grease which Van, Eva, and their staff expended toward making the program a success, and our stay such a pleasant one.
-Your Convention Reporter
At Giant Rock Convention
From Left to Right
Chuck Griffen, Cliff Winters,
Carol Carson and the pilot,
By ART KLOEPFER
One of the many interesting sidelights presented by our hosts George and Eva Van Tassel at the recent SAUCER CONVENTION, held at Giant Rock on the 23rd and 24th of May, was a breath-taking demonstration of aerial acrobatics staged by a group of young people from Santa Ana.
Immediately following the invocation, given by Mayme Malm, which opened the festivities, Chuck Giffen, Cliff Winters, Carol Carson, and the pilot, Dave Jesse (see picture, L. to R.) took off. After attaining an altitude of three thousand feet, Chuck Giffen, on the first pass over the field, dived from the plane, halting a free fall of approximately one thousand feet before opening his chute. The throng received an added thrill when, during the descent, the wind changed, carrying Chuck one half mile beyond his initial landing point. He came down on a clump of rocks, but fortunately, except for several abrasions, was not injured.
On the second pass, lovely Carol Carson, dressed all in pink and using a twenty-eight foot pink parachute attached to the plane by a static line, jumped. While she was floating down, Cliff Winters dove from the Flane, passing her in free fall. Controlling their chutes by maneuvering the shroud lines, they descended side by side, landing safely on the runway.
This reporter interviewed this group of young aerialists and was informed that anyone interested in entering this fascinating field can do so by contacting Cliff Winters at 2506 West First St. in Santa Ana. They conduct a training school in parachute jumping at their local airport.
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We have received a copy of Volume 1, Number 1 of a new magazine called “ORBIT.” It is published in England by the Tynesdale Flying Saucer Society. We wish them success in their venture.
THE CRISIS OF PROBATION
The defensive character of the political conception of the West has rarely become so clear as during the crisis about Berlin. That sudden fright after the challenge from Krushchev, like an ultimatum, the diverse reactions of the individual Western countries and the effort to hide the amazement behind a simulated strength of unity, showed the weakness of the political foundation of the West very clearly. Up to the present the Soviet Union has always succeeded in provoking steps by the West by her own actions, and so actually to decree them. It would be a mistake not to realize that it continually becomes clearer that these efforts on the part of the Soviets serve the purpose to induce the Western powers to come to a decisive conference, and thereby to weaken their position at the onset and to gain eventual early services. The time for such a conference that. would give Moscow essentially successful negotiations is perhaps not quite ripe ,yet, but Red China brings pressure to, bear on the inner politics, because she needs that success to consolidate and preserve the leading position of the Soviets in the communist party, and it will become stronger and stronger. The continual claims that Red China exercises to reach a primary position in the communistic world, are becoming more and more urgent and are forcing the Soviets to take action. Only the remarkable forces for defense in the West may hold back Moscow from transferring the “flight to the front” into a military sphere. Here lies our chance. For these reasons will be sufficient for the readiness to defend Berlin’s freedom with arms, without letting this measure become really necessary.
It is perhaps only a hope, but the population of Berlin is full of it. Unfortunately the foundation of this hope is not faith in political transformation, or rather in a more humane policy, it is the result of matter of-fact reflections. National egotism here reveals positive qualities in a roundabout way. There is no cause for loud rejoicing. Our wishes and expectations will not be fulfilled by the results of these political calculations, and our longing for real peace and lasting security will not be satisfied.
To recognize that military aspects are to be the safeguard of the maintenance of our human dignity and freedom, fills the heart with passionate despair. But we will not look on these facts as a reason for resignation. The hope that our maxims contain cannot be deceptive.
The crisis about Berlin is a crisis of probation. it might bring forth decisions; for it will very probably introduce a time of morn flexible politics. The near future will show whether the coercion of reason will cause the leaderships of both blocks of power to bring about more humaneness, or whether flight into a catastrophe will be preferred. Berlin might become the point of issue of a great decision.
G. W. G.
Wiesbaden, 20 April, 1959.
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A REPORT ON THE ENGLISH VIEW
By all accounts mankind has now entered the wood of transition and will either make his way to the New Age or this civilization will fail. A lot of us in England feel that the break up of old forms is manifesting out through the whole world now, and that the transition to the New Age will speed up in 1959.
In the mundane view, war could cause this speed up. Not, we hope, a Hydrogen war but “local actions” with conventional weapons; and/or civil wars, e.g. in France or perhaps in Germany.
Others of us feel that freak weather-storms, flood, and earthquakes will be the hastening agent. We note that the ice is melting at the North Pole and cold streams are coming further south causing most unusually frequent and persistent smogs in England and Europe; that the North Pole has shifted its position again; that the Gulf Stream now has a new course; and that the rate at which freak weather records are being broken increases every week.
Still ethers here wonder at the possibility of a nuclear accident with a sweep of radioactivity, or of a disease caused by radioactive mutation. Whatever happens we feel that it will be sudden. That is the new keynote of 1959-suddeness. Storms and floods happen with suddeness. Of course, the pot of evolution has been slowly simmering for long ages, unnoticed by the majority, and now that. the pot is boiling, or boiling over, it appears sudden to the unaware.
Humanity is still ruled by fear and has not learnt true out-going love; if that fear were once roused in the mass public the violence and suddenesss of the upheaval could sweep away established institutions. Even the Church and Royalty would not be immune.
Director, Flying Saucer Review
INDIAN IDEAL OF RELIGION AND MORALITY
(Dr. M. Hafz Syed, Ph.D., D.Litt.)
The word `religion,’ which is in use in the Christian world, is derived from Latin re and legere which means to bind back. Therefore, it means that which binds human beings to each other in the bonds of love and sympathy and mutual rights and duties, binds them all also to God, endeavors to lead them back to that world-soul, from whom their lower nature makes them stray again and yet again, in too eager following of the objects of the senses, and binds to and keeps their minds fixed on that supreme principle of unity, amidst the pressure of all their daily work, in order to enable them to do that work with proper balance, righteously. The power to bind together the hearts of men to one another by the common bond of God, the all-pervading Self, is the power if, give birth to and to nourish and maintain a high civilization.
The corresponding Vedic word is dharma, which is derived from dhr, to hold and bind together, having exactly the same significance. The unity of the universal Self is the ultimate Dharma, an attribute which is the obvious cause and source of all other aspects and meanings of Dharma.
MAN’S ESSENTIAL NATURE
From the point of view of Indian ideal, in order to understand the relation of morality with religion, it is necessary for a moral man to understand his relation with the Source of his being. Before having a clear idea of his source, one has to find out one’s own inherent constitution. According to Sri Krishna, man is not a mere body, the end of which is death, but he is more than his perishable vesture. He says: “It is said that senses are great; greater than the senses is the mind; greater than the mind is reason, but what is greater than reason is He, the Self.”
Thus we see that the real nature of man is Divine, and he is a part and parcel of the universal Life. What does religion do for us? In the first place, it gives us some idea of the Supreme Reality whose manifestations we are. It reminds us of our close affinity, nay, identity with the universal Life, called by various names, Jehovah, Jove, God, Ishwara, Allah.
UNITY OF LIFE
From our point of view, every religion speaks but one word, the word of God. Various teachers of humanity, who have come on this earth from time to time, have invariably reminded us of our divine heritage and have laid down a code of morality or the science of conduct based upon their own experiences for the benefit of mankind. Before accepting the binding force of moral laws as the expression of divine will, we have to clearly understand that these laws become binding upon us by virtue of our own inner divine life, which is inherently imperishable and has all the divine qualities latent in it.
What is called science of morality or moral conduct is the expression or reflection of our own inner Self which is Sat-chit-ananda (existence-knowledge-bliss). We do the right, we sympathize, serve and love our fellow-beings, not with a view to get any reward or recognition or a place in paradise, but because we are a part of the whole. To hurt a brother is to hurt our own selves.
The object of morality is to bring about happiness by establishing harmonious relations between all the Jivatmas (individual souls) that belong to any special area, harmonious relations between the families that make up a community, harmonious relations between the communities that make up a nation, harmonious relations between the nations that make up humanity, harmonious relations between human-it,- and the other inhabitants of the earth.
The great circle goes on spreading outward indefinitely and including larger and larger areas within its circumference. But still, whether the areas be larger or smaller, ethics is the principle of harmonious relation. Thus we have family morality, social morality, national morality, international morality, and human morality. We are always suffering from want of harmony, from jarring wishes, from friction between ourselves and others, from the lack of mutual support, mutual assistance, and mutual sympathy. Where there is harmony there is happiness; where there is disharmony there is unhappiness. If we are to go to the root of things, we cannot but seek the help of religion.
RIGHT AND WRONG
There are three principal ways in which mankind has tried to discover what is right and what is wrong. The first is the way of religion and science. Great sages, the founders and teachers of religion, have laid down certain laws seen by their spiritual vision to exist in the nature of things, and these they have declared authoritatively; these, like other laws of nature, can be verified again and again by the use of reason, purified from selfishness and desire. The second way is that of intuition, expressing itself as conscience. The third way is that of utilitarianism: the greatest good of the greatest number; but the minority is also a part of the whole, and its interests must be guarded, for majority and minority form one humanity.
The union of the three ways is to be found in the recognition of the basic truth, the unity of life. This gives to the religious way its true foundation and also purified reason. It gives to the intuitional way the explanations of the variations of conscience, according to the stage of manifestation reached by the one Life in each; it widens the utilitarian way by showing that the ultimate good of each is identical with the ultimate good of all and that morality must aim at nothing less than ultimate universal good.
It is religion which gives us the ultimate data upon which ethical science may be built. Morality has only one basis, on which it is built up, as a house is built on its foundation. Just as a house will become crooked and fall, if it be built on a shaky foundation, so will any morality fall which is not built on a sound basis.
According to Indian thought, ethical science is a relative science; it is relative to man himself and to his surroundings. We have also to ascertain what is good for ourselves and in relation to ourselves. What’ is good for one man may not be good for another. What is good at one time and place, may not be good at another time and at another place.
Thus we see that the whole fabric of moral life is comparatively relative. It is acknowledged by the great sages of India, more especially by Sri Krishna, that everyone has fo follow his own path of development according to his own scale of evolution at which he may have arrived. Relativity of Hindu Dharma is based on `Swadharma’ (one’s own duty or religion). In the words of Sri Krishna: “Better one’s own duty, though destitute of merit, than the duty cf another, well discharged. Better death in the discharge of one’ own duty; the duty of another is full of danger.”
–Reprinted from “Divine Life”
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THE GOD WITHIN
I have looked for God on the ocean
Where the storm-tossed waves rise high;
I have looked for God on the desert;
I have looked for Him in the sky.
In the heart of the mountain fastness
Where the foot of man ne’er trod,
Deep into the heart of the jungle
I searched, but I did not find God.
I found Him not in the holy church
Where the mighty choir sings,
Nor yet in the milling worldly throng
Nor the glamorous court of kings.
I found not God in the whole wide world
Though I searched from sea to sea,
So now I know I can never find
More of God than there is in me.
W. B. Smith
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EDITORIAL FROM “FLYING SAUCER REVIEW”
By The Hon. Brinsley le Poer Trench
The saucers that are visiting us are not in themselves important; they are but one of the means of communication in the cosmos. The important thing is the message they bring us on Earth at this moment.
Although many people on this planet are living a Christ-like life, generally speaking, Man has for centuries been an egotistical creature, concerned with getting material possessions for himself. He has hated, fought and killed his fellow men down through the ages, in order to grab and get.
This negative behavior, stemming from an inherent desire to show off his ego, whether it be by owning a better car or having a bigger income than his next-door neighbor, has caused jealousies, frustrations and domestic quarrels. On the international level the grab and get way of life has culminated in the two recent world wars.
The message of the space people is that we should put grab and get into reverse and substitute give and serve. You do not have to hate, fight and kill your fellowman to carry out that policy.
Today there is too much of the “I’m all right, Jack,” attitude. As long as “I” am all right-that “I” have all my wants attended to-it does not matter about anyone else. That seems the general idea just now…
Some of you may feel that you are important; some of you may want a sensation; some of you may want notoriety, or you may want to “get my contact.” These are merely further examples of “getting.” When you ask for a contact it should be done with the highest motives-for example, because you want to serve your fellowmen.
Why do we not realize the ONENESS of all the universe-of all creation-and, in feeling that ONENESS appreciate that we are each given the privilege of individual self Expression, but, at the same time, are part of the whole.
If we understand the link between ourselves and others, wherever they may be in this world, or indeed, throughout the universe, then we certainly must feel a joy in being of service to them, knowing that every living thing is really ONE. Surely then we could never again harm or kill anything in creation’
Then, if everything is ONE, why is it the current international situation is far from harmonious? In the last few years terrible weapons of destruction have been devised and the spectre o’ nuclear war hangs over the world. It seems we have not yet learned this lesson of ONENESS. We are still not in harmony with the universe.
The space people are not here to save us; otherwise they would have intervened before World Wars I and II. They are here to help us help ourselves. One reason why they are here is to show us the way-even now at this late hour-and it is the same way we were shown 2,000 years ago. We were told then to look within and the message to love one another is still the same. It is only through the individual that this can come about. Nobody, even on another planet, can do that for us.
Conventions, conventions, conventions!
Giant Rock Convention is now history, and Buck Nelson’s convention at Mountain View, Missouri, will be next on the agenda. This will be held on June 27th and 28th. Many of our members and friends plan to attend. Buck says to be sure to bring your blankets and camping equipment and trailers, also food and drinking water. If you have an extra chair, bring that too. A fine program has been arranged.
On July 11th and 12th, Gabriel Green, Director of Interplanetary Study Groups, will hold his convention at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. There is a registration fee of $3.00 which entitles you to attend all lectures for the two days. Please send your registrations and all correspondence concerning the convention to Gabriel Green, 2004 N. Hoover, Los Angeles, not to the Statler otel. A very extensive program has been arranged. It will be worth your while to attend.
The Northern Spacecraft Convention will be held at Pleasanton, California, Fairgrounds on the Labor Day week end. For more information, contact Della Larson, 3246 Sylvan, Oakland. or the Secretary of any of the Northern Units of Understanding, whose names and addresses are listed in the March and April issues of Understanding.
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We note with a deep sense of loss to the UFO field, the passing of two well known workers and writers. They are Dr. Franklin Thomas of the New Age Publishing Company, publisher of many UFO books and author of “They Come In Peace,” and Dr. Morris K. Jessup, University Professor, Astronomer, and author of “Case For the UFO,” and “The UFO and the Bible,” as well as numerous articles on Astronomy. Interplanetary and Archeological subjects.
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Prepublication orders for “Many Shall be Called” by Marc Norman may be sent to Understanding Publishing Co. This is the complete series of communication which has been appearing for the last year and a half in Understanding. It will be available postpaid and autographed and the price is two dollars.
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