For August, 1962

FOOD TO WIN THE COLD WAR   …………             2


World report   …………..             5

THANKS TO THE SPACECRAFTER   ………….             8


THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY   ……             9

THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY   ……             10


MORE UFOS IN SOUTHERN OREGON   ……..             11


HOW TO RAISE YOUR VIBRATIONS   …………             13

ESP TEST ANSWERS   …..             15

Poet’s corner   ………….             15

RADIO FUND GROWS GRADUALLY   …………             16

TAPE DEPARTMENT   …….             16

bulletin board   ………..             17

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asst. editor …   cleve twitchell

circulation manager ……..  edna basmajian

staff artist …………..  gus tanasale

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Published monthly by ‘Understanding,’ a non-profit organization



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VOLUME VII                                AUGUST, 1962                                          NUMBER 8

Dedicated to the propagation of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who are not of earth.


A Continuation of “Understanding the Road to Peace”

The United States, in cooperation with a few of the other free nations, has the opportunity to achieve complete victory in the cold war within the next twelve months. We have had other opportunities on at least two other occasions within the last six years, but have fumbled the ball at the critical moment, because we were not sufficiently aware, at the time, of the precise pattern of events, and of the opportunities which it offered.

Today, the United States has the most potent cold war weapon that has ever been possessed by any nation. A large food surplus, and the ready ability to create an even larger amount, at a time when hunger is stalking Communist nations and most of their satellites. This weapon, however, is of no value unless it is used, and so far we have been dangerously slow in bringing it into action.

On March 5th of this year the Kremlin released a news report concerning a speech given by Khruschchev to the Communist party Central Committee meeting. In the speech, Khruschchev admitted openly that virtually every one of the farm programs in the Soviet Union, including his personally sponsored Virgin lands project, had failed even to approach the goals set for them.

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He reported that there was a severe shortage of protein foods, principally meat and dairy products, and that some means would have to be found to increase the supply.

Two days later, Castro announced that the already vanishingly small rations of meat and dairy products in Cuba would be cut almost in half.

In Red China, at the present, time, there are about 35 million persons who are starving to death. About ten million of these will die no matter what is done from now on. The remaining 25 million will probably die unless the United States furnishes them with food.

When this fact is mentioned, the reply of some people in this country is, “Let them starve; it serves them right for being Communists.” They tend to forget that the Chinese who are starving are not Communists, have never been Communists, and have not the slightest desire to become Communists. They are a people who have long been friendly toward the United States, and would like nothing better than to continue that friendship.

Because they were ignored by us in their time of need, they were taken over by the Communists and are being used by them for their own purposes.

Nevertheless, if we do not feed the starving Chinese we will, sooner or later, have to fight them, and it will probably be very soon. The dictators of Red China have on their hands millions of still reasonably able bodied men, whom they cannot feed. It is not likely that the dictators will simply sit back and allow those millions of men to die of starvation when they could just as well use them in a military venture.

Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia have no defenses which could possibly hold out against the onslaught of several million men, no matter how poorly armed and supplied the army might be. There would be no need to worry about logistics, no supply lines, since there is nothing to supply. There would be no need to consider casualty rates, since all of the men are doomed if they stay in their own country. They would simply be assembled on the borders of the countries to be taken, told that their only food was ahead of them, and to go and take it.

A relatively small, but trained and supplied, army could follow behind to mop up and consolidate the gains. Anyone who has studied

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the true history of the Korean “Police Action” knows that similar tactics by the Red Chinese almost succeeded in overwhelming a large, well trained, well supplied and well dug in army, which lad at its command modern weapons and superior air and sea power. There are no such armies in Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand or Cambodia. Only the United States stands between Red China and an easy conquest of these countries, and our aid, as on several occasions in the past, may well prove to be too little and too late.

News wires, in the last few days, have carried stories of the large military buildup on the Chinese mainland opposite the islands of Quemoy and Matsu.

Speculation is rife as to whether this buildup is for the purpose of launching an attack upon these islands and perhaps Formosa, or whether it is simply a defensive buildup for the purpose of repulsing an anticipated attack by Chiang Kai-Shek upon the mainland. No one seems to have considered the possibility that the action may be intended primarily as a diversionary tactic to draw United States sea and air power away from Thailand. If so, the tactic seems to be succeeding.

Your editor does not pretend to be wise enough to advise our government as to whether it should feed the Chinese or fight them; he merely wishes to point out that we will probably have to do one or the other.

There is no possibility of winning the cold war by fighting the Chinese, since it will then be a hot war, but there is an excellent probability of winning the cold war by feeding the victims of our enemies, if it is done in the proper manner.

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(Harmony Grove, California, June 30-July 1, 1962)

They came, several hundred per day, on June 30th and July 1st to tree-shaded Harmony Grove, outside of Escondido, Calif. They came to expand their awareness and understanding of Man and the Cosmos in which he dwells. They came to share, from the platform and in small groups, the findings of their studies and experiences. They came to meet old friends and to make new ones. And, they came not in vain.

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The meetings were opened by the singing of the Great Invocation, for which Mrs. Albert G. Rose (Vista #4) had written the music. Then followed a beautifully delivered spiritual tribute, by Scott Brownell (Elsinore #38) to Frank Spiva whose earthly efforts to promote man’s spiritual growth had been terminated two weeks earlier.

The Speaker’s Program was headed by our beloved Dr. Daniel W. Fry, whose appearance, until we saw his beaming face, had been problematical. (He must surely have a saucer in the hills to make his frequent trips between Merlin and Southern California!) Once again, with basic simplicity, Dan presented us with thought-provoking aspects of truth.

Of speakers there were many, three or four each session, morning, afternoon and evening. The subjects covered were as varied as the persons represented. Borderland Research had Riley Crabb, Joe Sloan, Vivienne Day and Zipporah Dobbins ; Aetherius had George King; Synthesis, Lenore Cook; and Brotherhood of Man, Margo Sylvester. Among the pioneers were Kelvin Rowe, Dana Howard, Michael X and Orfeo Angelucci, and among the newcomers, Grace Hess, Robert Zarvell and Dr. Gerald Light. Not to be omitted was the performance by Bob Beck of fragrance, music and moving colored lights. A full, enlightening and interesting program for all!

The success of the Understandorama is due to the ground work of directors-Robert Crichton #4, Scott Brownell #38 and Michael X, plus their many unnamed assistants. Credit is also due the many speakers who came “to give” with no hope of compensation, even for their personal expenses.

It might also be noted that at. the many tables set up to distribute free literature and sell books the sale of Love, Understanding and Brotherhood by far outweighed the sales of printed books. Even the local press, who contacted the “table tenders” and then Dan Fry, were motivated to give the convention many favorable reports.

They came seeking and giving, and they left happy with the togetherness they found.

Kerttu Campbell

502 N. Chapel Ave.

Alhambra, Calif.

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World report

Can Twins Read Each Other’s Minds?

By Jhan and June Robbins

(From This Week Magazine, Jan. 28, 1962)

Can twins read each other’s minds?

Yes, reports a Canadian psychologist who has carried out the first scientific study of this tantalizing question. And his findings are confirmed by This Week readers!

Science is heading for an important new break-through in the exciting field of extra-sensory perception. The new discoveries being made have to do with twins-especially identical twins. Dr. Robert Sommer, psychologist at the University of Alberta, in Canada, has just carried out the first series of systematic field interviews ever undertaken on the intriguing mystery of twin telepathy. His studies confirm a fact long suspected by parapsychologists: identical twins, and to a lesser extent, fraternal twins-report unusual ability to communicate with one another through ESP-extrasensory perception.

Can mass experiments with twins bring out the still-locked secrets of how ESP operates? Dr. Sommer and his associates, British psychiatrist Dr. Humphry Osmond and research assistant Lucille Paucyr, believe there is an excellent chance. Here, in an exclusive This Week report, is the exciting story contained in Dr. Sommer’s just-published scientific report on twins and ESP.

“The greatest need in ESP research,” Dr. Sommer told us, “is to find suitable men and women for psychic experiments. Although nearly everyone has a certain amount, of telepathic or clairvoyant power, it has become evident that some people are much better at it than others. The problem is, how to spot them and get, them into the laboratory.

“One thing we have learned is that two people who share an emotional closeness are more likely to report more successful ESP experiences than two strangers.

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“Identical twins obviously share the closest possible relationship that can embrace two human beings. They actually started out as a single individual-and they have the same mental and physical attributes.”

Accordingly, Dr. Sommer and his associates contacted twins in the city of Saskatoon, Sask., who were willing to participate in the experiments. There were 35 of them-18 men and 17 women. There were 14 pairs of twins and seven twins where only one of a pair was available. Their ages ranged from 16 to 50. They agreed to submit to a 27-item interview which was scientifically designed to reveal psychic talents among them. The results: One-third of the twins interviewed reported paranormal experiences with their “other halves.” These twins tended to be the ones who had always shared strong mutual interests and similar abilities.

Twins who scored high in ESP demonstrated a great awareness of each other. Here are some kinds of inter-twin perception from Dr. Sommer’s report:

1. Telepathic knowledge of a twin’s thoughts. One twin mentioned he could see other places through his twin’s eyes: “When my twin goes out, I can imagine what he is doing and see the place, even if I’ve never been there or heard it described.”

2. Sensing the presence of a twin. One pair of boys reported that this aspect of ESP ability gave them a unique advantage on the playing field. Explained one brother: “It’s especially good in fast-moving games like basketball and hockey. I never have to look around to find out where my twin is – I always know!”

3. Complete identification with an absent twin. A twin who is living many miles apart from her sister told the scientists: “Once I woke up feeling very blue and depressed. I couldn’t, imagine why. Then my sister telephoned from Ontario to tell me she was in serious trouble.”

One of the twins who said she sometimes became confused about her own identity reported, “When my sister and I were children we each had a Teddy bear. Often when my sister was carrying her bear, I got the feeling I was carrying mine, even though I could see my hands were empty.”

The Canada-based researchers are the first to undertake a full

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scientific field study of a phenomenon that has long amazed the families and friends of twins. Recently, for example, a pair of lively 13-year-olds in Jackson, Miss., have been making headlines because of their apparent ability to communicate with one another without speaking a word. They are Sherry and Terry Young. They amuse their friends, puzzle their parents and often exasperate their teachers with their telepathic tricks.

Other twins have reported startling experiences with telepathy and clairvoyance. When we published a series of articles in This Week on extra-sensory perception, thousands of letters came to us, many from twins who told dramatic stories of ESP in operation. We interviewed letter-writers and cross-checked their stories with relatives, neighbors, and corroborating witnesses. Here are some examples: The mother of Barry and Gary, 15-year-old twins in upper New York state, told about the time she took Barry to a hospital for a minor surgical operation. Gary stayed at home with his father.

His parents testified, “At. the moment that Barry was operated on, Gary clutched the exact spot on his anatomy where the surgical incision, was made on his brother. He groaned, turned pale and wept. Then he began to perspire and to breathe regularly and heavily as though under ether.”

Last summer at a camp in Vermont., one twin went off with her two tent mates and a counselor to canoe across a small stretch of calm lake. The other twin, lounging on her bunk, suddenly experienced a startling sensation of terror and was unable to catch her breath.

“Susie’s drowning!” she exclaimed. She dashed to the water’s edge, jumped into a rowboat with an outboard motor and tore off in the direction her sister had taken. She found the canoe party clinging to the overturned vessel. Her sister was safe but had been caught for a moment under the capsized canoe.

A New Hampshire woman, now 55 years old, wrote us that she and her twin sister were part of a family of 12 children but they were the only ones who were close. “Once Marge and I went on a picnic together,” she said. “She ran ahead of me. I couldn’t see her. Suddenly I felt a sharp pain in my ankle. I couldn’t imagine

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why. Then I saw Marge lying on the ground, moaning. A boulder had crushed her foot.”

In Milwaukee a pair of 11-year-old twins entered a contest and won a single ticket to a baseball game. They settled the issue by a flip of a coin. The winner went off to the game. The loser, sulking at home, began to mow the lawn. Suddenly he came back into the house sobbing with pain.

“I guess the mower threw up a stone,” he told his mother. “Something hit me on the collar bone. It hurts.”

Examination showed no mark on the boy’s chest but he continued to say he was in pain. Two hours later his brother came home. He had his arm in a sling.

“I jumped up to catch a foul ball,” he explained. “I missed it and it hit me on the collar bone.”

The father of 16-year-old twin girls in Indiana wrote us about the “sixth-sense qualities” of his daughters. Once they had decided to go to a local carnival on alternate nights. On the night Della went, Stella was at home leaning over the ironing board, annoyed because she had burned her hand with the iron.

Suddenly she felt a “cold cloud” of terror descend on her. It was followed swiftly by a feeling of dizziness and nausea. She put aside her iron and walked rapidly to the fair grounds. There she learned that the Ferris wheel was stalled. Her sister, frightened and motion sick, was swaying back and forth in the top-most car. When Della got down safely, two hours later, she flung her arms around Stella and exclaimed, You burned yourself again! Won’t you ever learn how to iron?

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Another New Age publication has given the Merlin Radio fund a boost. The Jan.-Feb.-March issue of “The Spacecrafter” carries an item about the fund and plans for Merlin’s New Age radio station, urging readers to send in contributions. We are extremely grateful to “The Spacecrafter” for its help on this project. “The Spacecrafter” is published by the Spacecraft Research Association of Phoenix, Arizona. Address is P.O. Box 4444, Phoenix 30, Ariz.

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In testing extra-sensory perception with the Rhine Cards symbols are conveyed between the agent and recipient when a telepathic function occurs. In many cases involving telepathy the recipient experiences an image that duplicates, or partially duplicates the correct response. If we postulate a physical mechanism and medium for the process it fails to explain all cases where the process has occurred at a frequency beyond probability or chance.

Analysis reveals that for energy in the form of communication to be transferred from one terminal to another involves space and time. Yet communication terminals in telepathy, agent and recipient, are not limited by distance and the communication is apparently instantaneous. Similar behavior occurs in telekinesis. Thought, therefore, seems to act independently of space/time barriers and is not dependent on physical energy to communicate it.

To admit the existence of telepathy, and to control its operation are two different things. It is difficult to determine what factors most favorably influence psi. The ability to apprehend graphic images, a receptive attitude, and certain emotional patterns are some factors. There seem to be other biological, physical, and psychological factors that need exploration. If mankind awakens this dormant psi power, there will be many changes and many wonders.

William F. Hamilton, Unit #1

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Throughout the world there are various areas where the pull of gravity “leans” to a certain extent. A man can stand on one of these mystery spots or vortices and feel that he is standing erect, yet to an observer he will appear to be leaning somewhat. Then if he stands so that he appears to be perfectly erect, he feels as if he were leaning.

One such place is the House of Mystery at the Oregon Vortex near Gold Hill, Ore. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Cooper, who bought it in 1960, don’t claim that it’s the only spot of its kind in the world, but they do feel that the gravitational deviation there is more pronounced

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than at most other mystery spots. They believe theirs is one of the three most pronounced in the world. (With the other two at Booganville, Indonesia and under the Great Pyramid in Egypt, the three are believed to be equidistant from each other.) They say, for instance, that the Oregon Vortex has 11 Terralines while the Mystery Spot at Santa Cruz, Calif., another such place, has only seven. I have visited the Santa Cruz mystery spot and would be willing to go along with that statement.

The Indians were the first to notice the Gold Hill Vortex. They referred to it as forbidden ground. The first white man to notice it was William McCullough, Cooper says. It was first opened to the public for viewing by John Litster in 1930. According to Cooper, the Oregon Vortex is not the only place in southern Oregon where gravity leans. There are several others, including two in the Siskiyous, he states.

These vortices are electro-magnetic fields of force, spherical in shape, where the gravitational pull leans to one degree or another. In the case of the Oregon Vortex, it leans by about 7½ degrees. In other words, if one wanted to draw a perfectly level horizontal line inside one of these vortices, he would have to draw it at a slant.

Mr. and Mrs. Cooper bought the House of Mystery property from the family of the original developer of the vortex for public viewing, John Litster. According to Cooper, Litster was definitely “on” to something before he died a few years ago-something possibly in the realm of free energy.

Dan Fry has expressed interest in conducting experiments with a perpetual motion machine within the vortex area sometime in the near future. (The vortex is only about 25 miles from Merlin.) A thought to consider along these lines: If there is a vortex under the great pyramid in Egypt, it may well have a bearing on the great powers attributed to that monument. Perhaps experiments at the Oregon Vortex will aid in exploring some of marvels of the pyramid. At the entrance to the Oregon Vortex is a sign that perhaps best sets the mood for a visit to this area. It’s a statement by Charles F. Kettering, once a vice president of General Motors. It reads: “We know practically nothing about anything.”

Cleve Twitchell

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The effect of the variation in gravitational pull at the Oregon Vortex is demonstrated in these two photos. Notice how, as the boy and girl trade places, the boy seems to grow a little and the girl shrink a little.

If you stand in what you think is a straight position in the House of Mystery, you appear to be leaning a little. If you stand so that you appear to be erect, you feel off balance. Notice how this girl appears to be leaning slightly to the right in comparison with the straight up and down pole behind her. The house itself is on a slope, so disregard the slanting doorway. The pole through the doorway is the actual straight. up and down marker.

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BUENOS AIRES, MAY 25-(AP)-An Argentine Navy Committee of Inquiry is to be sent to the seaport of Bahia Blanca south of Buenos Aires to investigate reports of “Flying Saucers” sighted over the town recently, it was announced today.

Rear-Admiral Eladio Vasquez, Commander of Belgano Navy Base near Bahia Blanca, said that. he had himself seen a strange glowing object over the area last Monday. The “Flying Saucer” was reportedly seen by many people and was said to have hovered “suspended in space” for several minutes.

The local newspaper, La Nueva Provincia, published two photographs of the mysterious unidentified object. The pictures have also appeared in the Buenos Aires Press.

Among other reports of “Flying Saucers” was one from Cordoba where a glowing object was seen in the sky although the object disappeared more quickly than at Bahia Blanca.

One rumor had it that the objects came from a “Flying Saucer Base somewhere on the American Continent.”

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Unidentified flying objects have been sighted in southern Oregon again. A few months ago Understanding magazine carried a story do the compilation of 37 sighting reports made by Carroll Watson of Shady Cove, Ore. Watson now has informed us of the details of sighting number 38.

The latest sighting was made at 7:35 p. m. March 24, 1962, by Harvey Hansberger, who lives in the northern foothills of Sams Valley, Ore. Here’s Watson’s report

“The back door of the Hansberger home faces north, and young Hansberger was standing in the door opening and enjoying the balmy moonlight night. Suddenly from the northeast and going in a straight line towards the southwest there appeared a lighted, oblong object traveling at an estimated height of 400 feet and speed of 600 miles an hour. During the approximate two seconds of observation, Harvey was able to determine the following: The light was of a

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clear pure white luminescence. Although there was no sharp outline of the object, Harvey- definitely observed, centered on top, a rounded raised protrusion. The overall length seemed to be a minimum of 30 feet and the height 12 feet.

“There was absolutely no sound. The moon situated high in the sky at the back of the observer, was three days past full moon. The air temperature was around 60 degrees F. The light intermittent wind was moving westward at about 15 m.p.h. The only clouds were the occasional strata cumulus, very high in the sky. There was no variation in the object’s color, speed or direction. It stayed in a level position.

“Harvey stated that he believed flying saucers existed but until he saw this object, he had not paid much attention to the subject. He now `knew’ that he had seen one-something that did not fit any of the general `explanations’ of UFOs.”

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(The following is another in a series of periodic articles about New Age concepts and organizations. -The editors)

The Religious Research Foundation, Inc., founded by Franklin and Grace Loehr, has as its purpose to “probe and explore some of man’s most important frontiers.”

The Director, Rev. Franklin Loehr is the author of the book The Power of Prayer on Plants (Doubleday, 1959). Mrs Loehr was the personal secretary to Glenn Clark (1937-49). The Foundation sponsors group meetings, seminars and summer camps and Rev. (Mr.) Loehr goes on lecture tours from time to time.

The Religious Research Foundation issues a quarterly journal Religious Research, which covers mostly announcements. The results of the researches are presented in monthly reports to the members. These reports are kept in a loose leaf binder which is divided into sections. Some of the categories covered include

Director’s Reports

Science and Religion

Theology, Philosophy and Religion

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Class Lessons and Teachings

Prayer and Healing Research

Psychical Research and Parapsychology

Among the reports already issued are such titles as:

Scientific Evidence for Reincarnation

The Person and Place Jesus Christ

Astrology-It Works

How to Use the Four Powers of Prayer

Is All Perception Psychic?

Reverie-Case Studies.

The following quotations, from the Director’s Reports, serve to illustrate the nature of the Foundation:

“Prayer was the major subject of most of my lectures-what our prayer research (with plants, animals and people) has discovered, and the ways we have developed by which people can pray with more effectiveness in their daily lives.”

“… the deepening role of research in the unfolding of religion … is now starting-the scientific revolution in religion, in which the religious leader will be first of all the teacher of the scientific facts of man’s true spiritual nature and the spiritual laws of life, and of bow we can learn to live skillfully, healthfully, successfully, by these facts.”

“It has been said that the only developments which really change history are those that change man’s thinking about himself.”

Life Readings are also given by Grace Wittenberger, and are recommended for those who have an “unexplained tragedy or a stubborn problem.” Over 1,600 of these have already been given and research on them is being started. A separate notebook is available for those who have had a Life Reading.

For further information and details you may contact. the Religious Research Foundation at 437 North Kenmore Avenue, Los Angeles, California.

(Submitted as part of El Monte, Unit #1, Research Project.)

Kerttu Campbell

Alhambra, Calif.

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Science has determined that everything in existence is mind substance at various degrees of vibration. Even the solid objects are vibrating at such a slow rate that this movement is invisible to the physical eye. The ultimate goal of mankind is to raise his vibrations to the point that he is transformed into a new creature, with power to come and go as the wind, making himself invisible at will. (See John 3:8)

The scriptures hold the key to this attainment. However, they are generally misunderstood and, in most cases, assumed to be beyond the understanding of the average man. This may have been true in the past, but in the New Age the truths these scriptures hold are being opened to man’s understanding, giving him the key to LIFE ETERNAL, NOW.

The problem is: how to raise one’s vibrations. This can be accomplished by prayer and praise. In fact the word `praise’ is a contraction of the` two words `prayer’ and `raise.’ The Psalmist said, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him and bless his name.” Ps. 100:4.

In the human concept, it is not considered ideal to desire praise, therefore the average man reasons that it is not. necessary to praise God; for God being ideal would not desire praise. This is only partially true. God being ideal does not need nor desire praise, true. It is man that benefit from obeying this command. Man, by being grateful and thankful for his opportunity to express life, and for the power and dominion which God has given him over his life, increases his vibrations, and by so doing, he will eventually transmute himself into the 4th dimension. His body is spiritualized by praise, whether he realizes it or not. Note, that the word `praise’ contains the word `raise,’ and one’s vibrations are raised by prayer. As gratitude is allowed to flow forth from his heart in a continual stream of thanksgiving, the mind substance from which the body is formed is transmuted into a higher vibration. Through prayer, which is desire to give attention and thanks to the Omnipotent Creator within you, and praise for His Omnipresent LIFE, TRUTH and LOVE, the body vibrations are raised to a higher frequency,

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dissolving all things unlike Him. The Him being the “Christ in you, your hope of glory.”

The mind of Christ has no conception of any negation whatsoever. It is the awakened mind, which is coordinated in every respect. “Awake and arise from the dead (the living dead) and Christ shall give thee life.” How can man awaken this great Christ light within him, and raise his vibrations to the ILLUMINED REALM? The answer is through praise. We praise God when we praise the good in others. You praise God when you silently turn within giving thanks for all things, the bad as well as the good: the good for the joy it brings, the bad for the opportunity it gives you to overcome adverse conditions, thus promoting your spiritual growth. Be thankful for the chance you now have, while living in the flesh, to purify and perfect your body temple. “What house will ye build me, saith the Lord; What is the place of my rest?” It is not a building or brick and stone that God desires us to build, but “the temple not made with hands,” the physical body, purified, transmuted and redeemed. WAKE UP THE GOD IN YOU AND LIVE, and learn HOW TO THINK TO LIVE FOREVER.

Martha Baker

Little Rock, Ark.

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(CORRECT TEST ANSWERS TO E.S.P. MIND-CAST BY UNIT #44 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on July 20th, 1962)

10:00 to 10:05-The number was, TWO

10:05 to 10:10-Color of disc, GREEN

10:10 to 10:15-Ball, block or hoop, BALL

10:15 to 10:20-Card was, TEN HEARTS

10:20 to 10:25-Book or magazine, BOOK-Time & Circumstances

10:25 to 10:30-Mystery object was, U.S. ONE DOLLAR BILL

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Poet’s corner

The New Age Twenty-Third Psalm

Infinite Intelligence is my source of sustenance in all. There is no lack. It directs unto freedom; it leads in liberty for all things of this expression.

Infinite Intelligence leads me into the stillness of Divine Wisdom and Understanding-toward advanced Spirituality.

Infinite Intelligence guides my Self toward an ever increasing comprehension of Divine Love. It shows the path of Respect and Honor toward all souls as members of Infinite Intelligence-for all souls are one.

When I journey into unknown depths-and by unknowing, I fear to be engulfed-there is no loss of Self; for, ever within my Soul are the instruments of Divine Knowledge and the power of Sustaining Love.

When the collective array of Infinite Love and Intelligence is assembled within my Soul as witness to that. which has been overcome, Divine Wisdom and Understanding supports and directs my Soul, and it is filled to overflowing with Divine Love.

Then I am united as one with Divine Infinite Intelligent Love and I am, I AM eternally.


Inspirationally received by

Donald W. Bangs November -1960

Vice President Milwaukee Unit #50

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The Merlin radio fund, established for the purpose of placing a New Age radio station on the air at Merlin, Ore., reached $560.06 as of July 13, an increase of $80.00 over the total a month earlier. Understanding and the Merlin Development company are grateful to the many persons who have donated so far. Considerably more funds must be raised before the station can be put on the air, however. Further donations may be sent to the Merlin Radio Fund, P.O. Box 105, Merlin, Ore.

To date, donations have come from persons in 13 of the United States, Sweden, Canada and Argentina. The states are California, Wisconsin, Montana, Washington, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oregon, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Wyoming, Kansas and North Dakota. Donations also have been received from Washington, D.C.

Persons making donations during the period of June 14 to July 13 included Lenore Cook of Garden Grove, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Twitchell of Talent, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. Hans Brand of Encampment, Wyoming; Elmer Mengel of Williston, North Dakota; Maxine McDonald of San Carlos, Calif.; Peggy A. Strickland of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Elizabeth Greinert, Miss Edith Greinert and Miss Quintena Llano, all of Buenos Aires, Argentina; New Westminister, B. C., Canada Unit #1; Cleator, Arizona, Unit #49, and Isaphene McGuire, Cleator, Ariz.

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Do you have a tape recorder? If you do, would you like to start “talking” with people around the United States and the rest of the world.

Below is a list of individuals who have tape recorders and who would like to hear from you on tape. If you’d like to get into tape “circulation” why don’t you send us your name and address and we’ll list you here too.

Tape respondents:

W. R. Coyne, 6544 Wilryan Ave., Minneapolis 24, Minn., U.S.A.

William Dyer, 30-22 Main, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

John F. Maxfield, P.O. Box 526, Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S.A.

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Mrs. M. E. Nigl, 230 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., U.S.A.

Charles 0. Rhoades, 2856 N.W. 18 St., Okla. City 7, Okla., U.S.A.

M. A. Saxton, 3228 N. Syracuse, Baldwin Park, Calif., U.S.A.

Mrs. Alta Simpson, R. 2, Box 194, Perris, Calif., U.S.A.

Dr. Harrieta P. Steltz, 2450 Summit Dr., Santa Rosa, Calif., U.S.A.

Conny Tanasale, 3094 La Corona Ave., Altadena, Calif., U.S.A.

W. T. Vandenventer, 5050 Roseville Rd., N. Highlands, Calif., U.S.A.

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Understanding Convention

A report on the Understandorama convention at Harmony Grove last month is scheduled to appear elsewhere in this issue. It might be added, however, that the convention received excellent publicity from San Diego newspapers. Copies of the write-ups following the convention, received by the editors of Understanding, showed a pleasing sincerity and straightforwardness on the part of the reporters who wrote them. A particularly fine article was written by Jamie Bryson of the San Diego Union concerning Dan Fry’s experiences,

Visitors at Merlin

Visitors have been pouring into Merlin, Ore., during the spring and summer. Among them were Edna Basmajian, circulation manager

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of our magazine, and her husband John; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Schiavo of El Monte, Calif., Unit #1, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dachner, former leaders of San Francisco, Calif., Unit #11, who moved to Oroville, Calif., earlier this year.

“White Sands Incident” Reprinted

The new combined edition of Dan Fry’s “White Sands Incident” and “Alan’s Message to Men of Earth” has been reprinted. The original reissue of the two books under one cover, printed in 1960, has sold out. But the new books are now off the press and ready for distribution.

Notes From “Voice Universal”

The June-July-August 1962 issue of “Voice Universal” contains a notice from an organization in India appealing for old books and magazines. We suggest sending old copies of Understanding and any other publication readers may have around the house. Send them to S. R. Narain Deva, Deva’s Reading Room, Holy Gate, Etah, U. P., India.

The current issue of “Voice Universal” also includes a nice letter to-the-editor from Paul Weast, president of Buffalo, N.Y., Unit #37.

News of Other Units

INGLEWOOD, Calif., Unit #15 entertained Dr. Gina Cerminara, noted author, lecturer and researcher in the field of reincarnation, June 30 in a talk on “Reincarnation and What It Can Mean to You.” The unit is taking a rest during July and August.

ELSINORE, Calif., Unit #38 heard a talk by Dan Fry during June on “What’s New in the UFO Movement Today?” Earlier in the year, Arthur J. Burks spoke on “Reflections From the Great Mirror.” Col. Burks actually addressed the unit on three different occasions, all of which were well attended.

GETTYSBURG, South Dakota, Unit #53 reported two changes in officers. Olin Goets has been elected vice president and Marilyn Goetz, secretary, succeeding Victor and Elvera Aldinger, who have moved to Idaho. Regular meetings are being held twice a month. The unit’s main project at present is buying books for the purpose of lending them to interested persons.

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