For February, 1963


THE LIGHTHOUSE OF FREEDOM   …………….             4

world report   …………..             5

THINGS TO REMEMBER   ………             9


THE INDIAN BIBLE   ………..             10

EARTH CLEANSING   ……..             12

Poet’s corner   ………….             14

bulletin board   ………..             15

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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 VIII                               FEBRUARY, 1963                                     NUMBER 2

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


Many members of Understanding have asked what they can do to make a concrete contribution towards bringing about a greater degree of understanding among the people of the earth. Reprinted below is a report from the Twin City, Minn., unit about a recent project, which we feel is probably the best example we’ve seen of just what individuals and groups can do:

The Twin City Unit of Understanding held an old-fashioned American Christmas Party at the home of the President, Dr. Johanna Van Poperin on Saturday evening, Dec. 15th … with an International flavor. Guests were 22 graduate students attending the University of Minnesota. Mid-quarter examinations had just been completed and all the guests were in a holiday mood.

A car caravan formed at the University and came across the two cities. .. all the guests thus arriving together. They were from Norway, Indonesia, Formosa, USSR, Germany, The Netherlands, Iran, Lebanon, France, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Zanzibar and Australia. The house had been decorated profusely, and every Christmas tradition was used from the wooden shoes of Holland to Christmas wreaths, crèche, lighted candles, Christmas bells, holly, mistletoe,

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angels, and pine boughs everywhere. In the corner stood a Christmas tree, lights already on, but untrimmed. On the tables were all the trimmings.

After the welcome the students were invited to take part in the Christmas buffet, served throughout the evening. Consumed were 20 dozen Christmas cookies, many fruit breads, German kuken, Poppy seed coffee cake, pop corn balls, candies, peanut brittle, and enormous amounts of Christmas punch and coffee.

The tree was trimmed by the guests; the young ladies stringing cranberries and pop corn . . . and they proved to have ingenious ways of doing it… after this, carols were sung. They had been mimeographed. A great success was the “12 days of Christmas” and “O Christmas Tree,” which all the guests appeared to sing in their own languages. Then the tree was lighted, and now came the singing of “Jingle Bells” while they waited for Santa Claus, and they had to sing it five times before he came . . . everyone then receiving a gift. For the gentlemen there was shaving cream, hair tonic, cuff links, handkerchieves, manicure sets. For the ladies, handkerchieves, cosmetics, perfume … some books also were given. A great deal of merriment ensued when it was discovered Santa Claus was 20 year old Judy Van Poperin, which caused the comment by one guest, “The prettiest Santa Claus I ever have seen.” Now came coffee and more food… and brilliant conversation. During the course of the evening we heard conversations on the “Physical sciences vs the social”; “How a Russian is picked for his schooling”; “Life After Death”; “Conservatism in America”; even “Flying Saucers” and we discovered two flying saucer fans, one from Germany and another from the Netherlands, who expressed a wish to meet with us. Adamski appeared to be very well known.

Dr. Van Poperin made the following comments: “How can we judge these people by our standards and are we, as Americans, doing our share towards Understanding? I noted our young Russian friends entered into the spirit of this party, heartily, singing and decorating the tree. Imagine our surprise when the good-byes were said to have this guest from the USSR, whose study is animal husbandry, express his delight with the evening and then he said, “THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE THAT I HAVE CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS.” For just one moment, we were

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taken by surprise as the import of the remark came to us. Then we said, “Yes, we understand,” and he stated that in his country no one celebrated Christmas, New Year being the big holiday. He was delighted to hear we celebrated it also. He expressed his belief that the peoples of his country and those of the United States did not want war; that wars were caused by greed and a desire for trade. Miss Marianne Daeg of Germany (metallurgy) stated, “It is wonderful. How did you think of this? I have been, now, in the United States for three years and I go home in two weeks.. . this is the first party of this kind where people got together so cozy and homelike, and even sang together. It is wonderful. It leaves a warm memory. “

Dr. Massoud Shahidi, Iran (Anaesthesia), “We should do this every month,” and added, laughingly, “but, of course, I don’t have to do all the work. But it is terrific.”

Tjoek S. Soemodiredjo, Ethopia (public administration), “What a delightful thing to do. You know, we do not even get much chance to talk to our fellow foreign students, for the University is too large, and we are too busy. But this is terrific.”

An Indonesian guest, “Let’s abolish the United Nations, and take up this.”

As a result of this experiment, we have decided to do it again around the end of spring quarters … and some of our Understanding members now intend to invite some of these people to their homes. We know already of one dinner party and another evening entertainment planned as a result. We felt it was well worth it, and helped to alleviate the loneliness of these people… who will be “on their own” during the Holidays when classes are dispensed with, and the students for the most part, have departed for their Holidays. The guest list included: Members of Understanding. Also:

Mr. Tor Dahl and Liv Dahl of Norway; Tjoek S. Soemodiredjo of Ethiopia; Mr. Nurdui A. Razak of Zanzibar; Mr. Joseph T. Berhan of Iran; Dr. Massoud Shahidi and his wife Christine of Iran (a French girl); Shehu Ahmadu Musa of Nigeria; Partanto Prodjosumarto of Indonesia; Janis Priedkalns, formerly from Latvia, now from Australia; Elsaid Ashour of Egypt; Mr. Soerjani S. Soemoderedjo of Indonesia; Miss Nani Swarmi of Djakarta, Indonesia; Mr. Tu Chen of Formosa; Mr. Hao-sheng Yu of Formosa; Mr. Evgeny Smolinsky of the USSR; Marianne Daeg of Germany;

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Air. Johan W. Viro of the Netherlands; Gennadi F. Piualve of USSR; Jack Hajj of Lebanon; Mr. Wei Cheng of Formosa; Mr. Kim Kwan Suk of Formosa.

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(Editor’s Note: The following is another article in the El Monte, Calif., unit’s research project on various types of New Age organizations.)

Briefly stated, The Lighthouse of Freedom activity endeavors to present to mankind today The Way-The Truth and (the right use of) The Life which enables every individual to free himself from the Wheel of Birth and Re-birth by the use of the practical and easy to use applications of The Law of Life to daily problems-that Law being the constructive use of God’s most holy name “I Am” (Ex. 3:14). This is the same Divine instruction brought to Earth by Jesus Christ some 2000 years ago, the organization believes. Approximately 300 years after the ascension of Jesus-this plain and simply presented will of God for all evolving here was either forgotten or covered over by human concepts, opinions and appearances. Jesus has said that-were this not so-at least 805c of all humanity belonging to Earth’s evolution today would be ascended with Him Now! Think of it!

Our presentation of this Truth through the Ascended Masters’ Instruction on The Law of Life is unique, the organization feels, in that it presents a long-forgotten knowledge (by most at least) of the individualized Presence of each lifestream — a Personal God — source of each of us-our “I Am” Presence, as well as its mercifully supplied Holy Christ Self-the Mediator between God and man, as Jesus called it. A tiny focus of this Christ self is anchored within every human heart and holds life in the physical form. This accepted Truth of the individualized God-presence of each one enables a much closer contact and relationship with one’s own divine source in all daily living, expanding his own sight thereby. Thus one can actually attain the Victory of the Ascension in the Light as Jesus did, at the right time, according to the Wisdom of that “I Am” Presence, The Lighthouse of Freedom believes. Every life stream in embodiment has such a divine plan to fulfill-a reason for

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being here-for there is no such thing as “accident” or “happenstance” in all God’s Universe. All is run on perfect Divine Law and in perfect divine order.

This simply presented “I Am” instruction was first brought forth publicly here in 1934 by our Saint Germaine-his name meaning “Holy Brother”-one of His divine missions to this planet and her evolutions being to establish, sustain and expand among humanity the divine feeling of world brotherhood, the true meaning of “Peace on earth-(God’s) goodwill to (and for) men.” Had he not done so,. gaining the loving cooperation of thousands of life streams in America and all over the world in the use of the Violet Transmuting Flame, the organization feels it is very doubtful if our planet would be here today at all and, if so, there would have been very few of humanity left upon her.

More information concerning this can be obtained by writing to:

The Lighthouse of Freedom

P. O. Box 64 Philadelphia 5, Penna.

-Irene Terry

Arcadia, Calif.

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world report

Is Venus Looking Back? “Saucer” Over California!

(From Hollywood, Calif., Citizen News, Dec. 14, 1962)

Air Force Intelligence officers were investigating reported sightings of unidentified flying objects over Northern California today-unable to explain why hundreds of persons on the ground could see them while radar couldn’t.

This morning’s predawn unexplained activity was the largest UFO sighting in recent years, experts, who follow the subject with keen interest, said.

There was widespread interest in the sightings because they

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occurred coincidentally with the arrival of Mariner 2 on its flight path past the planet Venus.

The Air Force began sweeping the skies in the northern part of the State after bright, pulsating lights were seen and police and Civil Defense authorities rushed to a state of emergency readiness.

A spokesman at Hamiliton Air Force Base near San Francisco said a report from the sheriff’s office at Salinas was received at 4:34 a.m. alerting the Air Force to the fact that a large unidentified flying object was “going back and forth and changing colors” high in the sky over King City.

The Air Force spokesman said the USAF immediately alerted the State Civil Defense headquarters at Sacramento. Defense officials in turn called the 28th Combat Center of the North American Air Defense Command at Hamiliton where the chief controller ordered a radar sweep.

At. the same time the Federal Aviation Agency at Oakland directed all civilian aircraft in Northern California to be alert for UFO or unidentified aircraft.

Pilots flying in the predawn darkness flashed radio reports that they could see lights but were unable to make positive contacts. There was, however, “much meteor” activity in the area, the pilots’ reports to the FAA said.

Meanwhile, radar along the coast was unable to make a positive fix on the mysterious lights.

A half hour later a second report from the sheriff’s office was flashed to the Air Force-saying that the UFO was back and now orbiting the Greenfield-Solidad-King City area.

As radar probed for it and super sonic jet interception was being considered, the UFO “suddenly climbed straight up and disappeared to the south,” a Hamiliton AFB spokesman said.

Twenty-three minutes later (at 5:20 a.m.) the sheriff’s office at Solidad told Hamiliton AFB officials that the UFO had returned for the third time.

New Ray Could Preserve Food Forever

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 18, 1963 (United Press International) — Radioactive rays now can process fish, meats and other foods so that they remain fresh forever without refrigeration.

The process was disclosed Monday to 300 scientists at the opening

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of a three-day international conference on radiation research at laboratories of the U.S. Army Material Command.

“This is the first truly new process of preserving food that the world has received in 150 years,” Dr. Edward S. Josephson, laboratory director, said.

The $2.5 million laboratory irradiates food through the world’s largest source of Cobalt-60, a source of 1,290,000 curies, officials said. It injects rays into foods that pass on a conveyor belt.

All food, officials explained, contains bacteria which causes the food to spoil. Radiation kills the bacteria.

Therefore, if the food is irradiated and then packaged it can be preserved indefinitely without refrigeration.

Refrigeration is a means of delaying the action of bacteria. If the bacteria is killed, you do not need to refrigerate, they said.

A piece of irradiated meat could lie around a pantry for a few months or forever, officials said, and would remain usable as long as it was kept clean and moist. Its taste also would not change.

They said the process, now awaiting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, may not have a large impact in the United States but could revolutionize eating habits of underdeveloped nations which lack refrigeration.

Einstein’s Theory Challenged

(Alhambra, Calif., Post Advocate, Oct. 29, 1962)

A California Western University professor has sought to discredit Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity.

“It has made me a scientific heretic,” says Wallace Kantor, professor of mathematics and physics at the University.

Should he be correct in his calculations and Einstein wrong, space travelers navigating on the basis of Einstein’s theory might find themselves off course. Distances to the stars would have to be re-determined.

Einstein announced his two-phase theory of relativity in 1905. But it’s the second one which has interested Kantor. The second postulate contends that light’s speed of 186,000 miles a second is constant and independent of time relative uniform motion of its source.

Kantor questions this. Other scientists have done likewise. The California Western professor claims Einstein’s Light hypothesis

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never has been proved or disproved. It was accepted as valid, Kantor says, on the basis of indirect experiments, the results of which he began to doubt in 1956.

Kantor says that what he calls the error of the Einstein theory has not been revealed before because there has not been much use for it. Now, however, scientists are planning to use it in space navigation on the assumption that it is a true gauge of celestial measurement..

If Einstein’s theory is incorrect, as Kantor believes it to be, it’s imperative that it be corrected or replaced, in the professor’s view. One of the popular explanations of the Einstein theory is involved in the story of twins. One stays on Earth while the other goes to another planet in a space ship, traveling near the speed of light. The twin returning to Earth, according to Einstein’s postulate, would be younger than the one who stayed behind. And the watch he took with him to the other planet would run slower during the journey than a watch in his brothers pocket on Earth.

Finding Extra-Terrestrial Life Should Be Goal

(United Press International)

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Jan 5, 1962–Finding life on other planets should be the top-priority scientific goal of the nation’s space program.

A group of American scientists who held an eight-week study session at the University of Iowa last summer made the plea in a bulky 577-page report to be turned over to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Sunday.

“On solid scientific grounds, on the basis of popular appeal, and in the interests of our prestige as a peace-loving nation capable of great scientific enterprise,” the report said, “finding and exploring extraterrestrial life should be acclaimed as the top-priority scientific goal of our space program.”

The scientists warned that there many be a danger of spending too much time getting man into space without having a clear idea of what he is to do once he gets there.

Warm Water Lakes Found in Antarctic-Underneath Ice

(From Portland Oregonian, January, 1963)

Truth is stranger than Hollywood in the mysterious Antarctic continent.

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Although a major portion of the world’s water is locked up here under ice there isn’t a river or even a creek on this fifth largest continent. But there are a few lakes.

Although this is the coldest spot on earth warm water has been found in two of these lakes-under 15 feet of perpetual ice. Scientists couldn’t believe their instruments when they first drilled through scarred, cracked fresh water ice hundreds of years old and found the water getting warmer and warmer with increasing depths.

Near the bottom of Lake Vanda, which is 207 feet deep, they found temperatures of 72 degrees Fahrenheit. In 118-foot. Lake Bonney they recorded a temperature of 45 degrees.

Both were found in Dry Valley-an arid mountain desert about 100 miles wide in the Victoria Range, the mouth of which lies about 45 miles across McMurdo Sound from McMurdo base.

The valley is not of volcanic origin. There are no signs of hot, springs. How account for warm water under ice that never melts? That is the puzzle Dr. Robert A. Ragotzkie and Gene E. Likens from the University of Wisconsin are attempting to solve during the brief Antarctic summer.

They plan to drill through the aged ice to the mysterious layer, of warm water and release 50 millicuries of radioactive iodine-131 at a central point. Then they will drill at other points and with a Geiger counter trace the spread of the isotopes in an effort to determine if there are any currents in the lake and any mixing of the sharply defined layers.

The warm layer is several times as salty as the ocean, probably due to concentration of salts as the lake dried up for hundreds of years, the scientists believe. This might. prevent it from freezing but does not explain the temperature. The possibility of “geodetic heating,” from the crust of the earth, is one possibility to be investigated.

Meantime, Dr. Ragotzkie, a practical man as well as a scientist, is planning to pump water from the reservoir of warm water under the ice and pipe it into the party’s field tent to provide warm showers-a luxury not found even at McMurdo, due to a shortage of fuel for melting snow water.

These lakes never thaw, except for a fringe around the edges during

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the warmest days of the Antarctic summer, usually in mid-Dec. Tests to date show they contain relatively fresh water on the top layers, but this grows saltier with depths.

There are a few small lakes or ponds in this strange, barren land which are so salty they do not freeze even in winter, pilots report. One was tested and was found 11 times as salty as the sea.

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(Submitted by Unit #??, Riverside, Calif.)

“If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it. No man is compelled to evil; his consent only makes it his. It is no sin to be tempted, but to be overcome.”

-William Penn

“Don’t say all you’d like to say lest you hear something you wouldn’t like to hear.”

-Seumas MacManus

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”


“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness.”

-Jean Jacques Rousseau

“Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.”

-William Cowper

“Wilt thou draw near the nature of the gods? Draw near them then in being merciful; sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.”


“I made it a rule to forebear all direct contradictions to the sentiment of others, and all positive assertions of my own.”

-Benjamin Franklin

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends ?”


“But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. . . “


“Without the `Way’ there is no going, without the `Truth’ there is no knowing, without the `Life’ there is no living.”

– Marie Corelli

“Happiness is not to be found in the pursuit of the unattainable, but rather in the elimination of the unessential.”

-Walter A. Finch, R.C.

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Shown after their election at the organizational meeting of the Merlin, Oregon, Unit of Understanding are, left to right, Dan Fry, president; Erma L. Enochs, vice-president ; Burlie Baker, executive president, and Hope Getchell, secretary. Not in picture was Bill Bryan, treasurer.

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Looking backward in time, we find the American Indian’s heritage is a great one, splendid in all its implications, of which only recently has the white man, and especially the American citizen, become aware.

In the Indian Bible, which is also known under the name, Book of Mormon, we can trace the lineage of the American Indian back to Israel. This self same Bible was translated about 1827 from off of Gold Plates by a young lad named Joseph (the Seer), under divine guidance.

In the first book of the Indian Bible called NEPHI I, we find that the prophet Lehi traces his genealogy back to Joseph, the same Joseph who was sold into Egypt. We also find that the records kept by Lehi and then passed on down through the generations that follow, give an account of the five Books of Moses, and also, the creation of the world, stating that the first parents were Adam and Eve. NEPHI I: Chapter V, Verses 11 through 16.

We find, also, that by a series of visions, the prophet Lehi is instructed to leave Jerusalem, as it is to be destroyed, and travel in the wilderness toward `the promised land.’ Through great spiritual visions and the aid of a round ball provided by the GREAT SPIRIT, Lehi leads his people to a body of water (OCEAN) where his son NEPHI is instructed to build a ship.

Let us pause a moment to examine the ball that guided them in the wilderness. NEPHI I, Chapter XVI, Verse 10:… “a ball of curious workmanship; and it was of fine brass. And within the ball were two spindles; and the one pointed the way whither we should go into the wilderness.” NEPHI I: Chapter XVI, Verses 28 and 29; (2S) “And it came to pass that I Nephi, beheld the pointers which were in the ball, that they did work accordingly to the faith and diligence and heed which we did give unto them.” (29) : “And there was also written upon them a new writing, which was plain to read, which did give us UNDERSTANDING concerning the ways of the GREAT SPIRIT; and it. was written and changed from time to time, according to the faith and diligence which we gave it. And thus we see that by small means the GREAT SPIRIT can bring about great things.”

What does this remind you of in this day of Dec. 2,1962?

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Coming back to the ship which Nephi, son of Lehi, is instructed to build to carry the families and brethren over the waters to the promised land (AMERICA), we discover it is not an ordinary type of ship. NEPHI I: Chapter XVIII, Verses 1 and 2. (1) : “And it came to pass that they did worship the GREAT SPIRIT, and did go forth with me; and we did work timbers of curious workmanship. And the GREAT SPIRIT did show me from time to time after what manner I should work the timbers of the ship. (2) : `Now I, Nephi, did not work the timbers after the manner which was learned by men, neither did I build the ship after the manner of men; but I did build it after the manner which the GREAT SPIRIT had shown unto me.”

After the completion of the ship by Nephi, all of the families and brethren embark for the NEW LAND which was given only to the chosen of the GREAT SPIRIT. They arrive here, in America, between 600 B.C. and 591 B.C.

As we follow the narration in THE INDIAN BIBLE, we discover that jealousies, disbelief, and misunderstanding begin to come between factions of the Indian people. Those who believe in a GREAT SPIRIT, and spiritual guidance in all thing, are gradually disliked and hated by those who begin to go their own way into the depths of materialism, accepting no guidance whatsoever. The ensuing results were that the non-believers, who were the Lamanites, warred against the believers, the Nephites. We, today, can trace the conflicts of these two factions from the first Book of their Bible, called NEPHI I, right down through 15 Books which compiled together give the full and complete background of the group of people known today as the American Indian. Almost all the Nephites are killed off by the Lamanites until among the remaining few are Mormon and his son Moroni, the lone possessors of the records of the tribe of Israel. Mormon, wan and old, tired from the constant struggle for survival from persecution by the Lamanites, passes on the Gold Plates bearing the record and genealogy of their people, to Moroni, his son, last of the white Indians. Moroni, fearing constantly for his safety and not wanting the Gold Plates to fall into the hands of his brethren, the Lamanites, buries the Gold Plates on a hillside called Cumorah, in what is now known as New York State.

As we read and study the Indian Bible, we can see constant cross-

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references to the Hebrew Bible. Isaiah is mentioned many times as well as other well known prophets. The Book of Moses is referred to. Coming down farther in time, we find that in many cases when the white man began to encounter the Indian, he was amazed to hear the Indian quoting ‘The Ten Commandments’ although the wording in a few instances was different from what we are taught today. They recognized Jesus the Christ as a great Messiah and as an Elder Brother. He is mentioned throughout their Bible. One of their early prophecies speaks of his birth and the purpose for which he comes upon Earth.

Thus, for anyone who so desires to take the time and pursue this subject further, we suggest the reading of both of the Books, and then draw your own conclusions.

Most certainly we all need to acquaint ourselves with more knowledge of our brothers, the American Indian. They have contributed greatly to our present way of life whether we are aware of it as American Citizens or not. Theirs is a great heritage, as is ours; and we are linked together in a common bond of LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!

I.L. Enochs

Merlin, Oregon

Note: For more information on THE INDIAN BIBLE, write A.I.R.E. (The American Indian Restoration Enterprises), P.O. Box 2003 , Alexandria, Virginia.

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Taking into consideration all the `’warnings” given people of earth at this time, through thousands of authentic writings, nothing is more certain than earth shall be cleansed of the selfish, greedy and waring personalities. Abraham Lincoln made this statement in regard to this Nation some one hundred years ago: “The Nation cannot exist half slave and half free.”

At this moment it is obvious to any thinker that the world cannot carry on divided against itself. On the one hand we have the forces of selfishness and hate, and on the other those who would make the earth One Harmonious Whole. One or the other must rule. Here

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you have the battle of Armageddon explained and made clear and as an individual “you must choose whom ye would serve.”

All those who take their heads from under the “black hood” of willful ignorance see the handwriting. Of warnings there are a plenty. Even the Master Teacher himself, whom we name Jesus has taken a hand in this battle of elimination and from the fine book named “The Coming Golden Age,” we quote: “Even though at the moment, a heavy cloud of accusations and misrepresentation doth befog the issues at stake, there be a mighty stirring of wholesale interest in the adoption of measures to put an end to trickery and underhand methods devised to blindfold the masses and lead them into bondage to the forces of the Anti-Christ.” If He had caused` to be -written no more than this, we would have enough to convince us that the end of evil forces is very near. The Legions of Angelic Helpers whom He is able to muster to the cause of justice upon our earth assures the victory. You would do well to join Him in this cleansing of an earth.

Whether you have identified yourself with some creed or sect is not important; the important issue is that you join with our Director and heed His warnings. This is no time for indecision and again let us quote from another magnificent book: “Thy path leads ever upward, and it is only for the strong. The time is not yet lost though the struggle becomes more intense, and thou dost become a bit more weary. The upward path is not for the weakling-only the strong will be rewarded.”

It should be known that the Father has spoken and He is not given to idle words. Though many shall lose their physical vehicles in the remodeling of a world, it shall not be any great catastrophe for them; a place has been provided for their eventual rehabilitation. The strong will not need to lose their physical bodies, for they are servants of the Most High God, Who will care for “His Own.”

Plentiful writings are about; there can be no excuse or a pleading of ignorance of the Law to be put into action by the Forces of Light. Nearly everyone would like to see a cleansed earth, but sad it is that not enough join in the process of elimination of evil forces, being apathetic and nearly completely misled.

Fred R. Brooks

Morongo Valley, Calif.

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Poet’s corner


May the Light of Thy Infinite LOVE

be so concentrated within the HEARTS

of all beings, visible and invisible, that dwell

Within the Earth

Upon the Earth

Above the Earth,

so that the UNITY of complete

BROTHERHOOD will manifest

thus giving forth thy

LOVE throughout the


-Eugene Hurtienne

San Marcos, Calif.

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Transition Noted

Understanding Magazine has received word of the transition Dec. 30, 1962, of Percy R. Frailey. Mr. Frailey was president of Baltimore, Md., Unit #10, and a loyal member of Understanding for many years.

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Another Foreign Edition

“White Sands Incident,” the account of Dan Fry’s experience at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, in 1950 has been printed in Finnish. This marks at least the sixth and possibly the ninth language besides English into which the book has been translated and printed.

The Finnish edition also includes Dan Fry’s second book, “Alan’s Message to Men of Earth.” It has been published by Kustannus oy Vimana of Porvoo, Finland.

In addition to Finnish and English, the book has been printed in Swedish, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Icelandic. Dan Fry has also received letters at one time or another stating that the book was being printed in French, Japanese and Arabic, but he has not seen copies of these editions if they were actually published.

Magazine from Japan

From the Cosmic Brotherhood Association of Japan comes to Understanding, Inc., as part of our Exchange Program, a unique and interesting educational journal. It is called “Brothers-Worldwide Magazine for Flying Saucer and Space People.”

In the latest issue received (Summer-Autumn, 1962, Vol. 1, No. 2) there is an excellent editorial on the present world nuclear situation; a full report on saucer sightings as of June 24, 1962, which was termed “Special International Flying Saucer Sighting Day”; many

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saucer photographs, a section on World News and other assorted features of general interest.

The feature article, a scholarly research study, entitled: Flying Saucers in Ancient Orient, should prove of great interest to those concerned with the antiquity of the saucer phenomena. The article is replete with quotations from various ancient authorities and more than generously illustrated with photographs and drawings from both archeological and religious sources. The text is divided into several categories, i.e., Saucers: In the Form of Wheel; In the Form of Ship; In the Form of Wing and Miscellaneous Forms. Part two of the article is devoted to “The Enigma of the Sun Disk” with an analysis based on historical study.

If you are interested in further details write to:

Cosmic Brotherhood Assn. (CBA)

Naka P.O. 12, Yokohama, Japan

Price of a single copy of the magazine is Two Dollars.

News of the Units

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Unit #9 reports a good meeting held in December at which a collection was taken for the Merlin Radio Fund, as a. Christmas gift from the unit.

DETROIT, Mich., Unit # 28-A letter from Donald Knight, president of the unit, appeared in the most recent issue of “Voice Universal” which is published at 8 Watling Road, Southwick, Brighton, Sussex, England. The letter invited young people from all lands to send original essays “expressing their deepest feelings, ideas and understanding towards World Peace and a Brotherhood of all Mankind” to the unit, which would compile the essays into a journal. It is believed that the wide distribution of the proposed journal would bring inspiration to many.

CLEATOR, Ariz., Unit #49 has elected these new officers: president, Elmer J. Ojeda; vice-president, Helen Forrest; and secretary treasurer, William Panneck. “Visitors from a distance to Camp Red Bird the past month have been Mrs. Helene Rassmussen, Williston, North Dakota, Wayne Aho, Toledo, Ohio, and Kerstin Bafverstedt, Stockholm, Sweden.”

Interesting sightings in the Cleator bowl in the Bradshaw Mts. of Arizona were a beautiful green fireball very low over the group around the campfire just after dark, and a GREAT display of

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“Angel Hair” covering the entire bowl approximately 20 miles across. This floated over just at sunset and was extremely beautiful in its streamers up to 300 ft. long, and its clusters which looked like feathers.

Radio Fund Report

An indication of the interest in a radio station dedicated to the promulgation of Understanding is shown in the sources of the donations. So far we have received contributions from seventeen states, the District of Columbia, Sweden, Canada and Argentina. Fight of the seventeen states represented are East of the Mississippi River.

Donations to the Merlin Radio Fund now total $975.31, an increase of $61.00 in the past month. Contributions since the last report have been received from Unit #9, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Flo and Cleve Twitchell, Talent, Ore.; Opal Michael, Oakland, Calif.; Norma Millard, Bemont, Calif.; Francis Scott, San Gabriel, Calif.; Marian Nigl, Sayre, Pa.; Dora Nichols, La Puente, Calif.; Unit #26, Springfield, Ore.; Anne S. Rowe, Long Beach, Calif, and Unit #49, Cleator, Ariz.


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