For March, 1965

MIS-UNDERSTANDING   …             2

HYPNOSIS   …             4

NO MEN ARE STRANGERS   …..             5

KNOW THYSELF   ……             7

UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE   …………….             8

ON MARRIAGE   ………             9

CREDIT DUE   ………….             10

book reviews   ……             13

poet’s corner   ………….             14


IN MEMORIAM   ………..             16

NEW RADIO PROGRAM   ………..             16

Bulletin board   ………..             17

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asst. editor ……………   kerttu campbell

circulation manager ……..  edna basmajian

staff artist …………..  gus tanasale




Published by ‘Understanding’, a non-profit corporation





VOLUME X                                  MARCH, 1965                                            NUMBER 3

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


LETTERS to the editor are always encouraging to him, regardless of the nature of the comment, because each letter is evidence that at least one person has actually read the magazine. When the nature of the comment indicates that the reader has misinterpreted the editorial, it serves as a warning to the editor to make his meaning more readily understood. The following letter is a typical example.

Santa Cruz, Calif., Feb. 10

Daniel Fry,


It is with shock and amazement that we read your article in your “Understanding” sheet of this month, advocating that this government bomb North Vietnam!!! Read page 8 quote of Bernard Shaw “. . . this planet is the lunatic asylum for the whole solar system.” How about he who says “Understanding of the entire race, and SAYS, when you don’t comprehend them, bomb them out — We, the U.S.A, are the supreme race – the Big Ego!”

The balance of the letter dealt at length with the writer’s low opinion of the editor’s character, morals and veracity. Unfortunately, the writers failed to give either their names, or address, and there is no way in which an explanation can be made directly to them.

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Everyone is, of course, entitled to his own opinion concerning the editor’s personal characteristics, but the mistaken interpretation of the editorial should be corrected because others may also have misunderstood.

In the first place, your editor has never in this editorial or at any other time, advocated the bombing of anyone by anyone under any circumstances. The editorial merely pointed out that the United States has the military capacity to end the conflict in Vietnam at any time. This was a simple statement of fact, and not a suggestion that the U.S. should exercise this capacity. It was also pointed out that Ho Chi Minh, the ruthless and dedicated Communist Boss of North Vietnam is well aware of this capacity, and yet the knowledge does not, in any way, inhibit or dissuade him from ordering a constantly increasing campaign of bombings, burnings and general slaughter of non-communist South Vietnamese civilians as well as military personnel. This fact simply demonstrates his complete confidence that the U.S. will continue, to its own destruction, the policy of passive resistance which it has pursued for more than a decade to the great delight and profit of the communist world.

Ho Chi Minh, who has been a rabid and militant communist since 1918, has frequently and publicly stated his determination to drive out. the U.S., and to seize all of Southwest Asia, for communism, and for his own personal domain.

The U.S. is facing a choice between two alternatives, and there is no way in which we can avoid making it, since the very act of doing nothing constitutes one of the alternatives.

Your editor does not pretend to be competent to advise either our government or our people as to which choice we should make. He is only attempting to make clear the nature of the alternatives between which we must choose.

If we do decide that we must take a firm military stand in Vietnam, it will vat be, as the writer of the above letter implies, “be-cause we do not understand them.” On the contrary, it will be because we do understand only too well the exact nature of the communist plans for our future.

Manu of our citizens have developed feelings of animosity toward the various governments of South Vietnam which have come and gone at frequent intervals because of the continual demonstrations

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and agitation against those governments by a large group of alleged Buddhist monks, There are several facts which the reader should understand.

1. Ho Chi Minh, himself, did some of his most successful Communist agitation and organization in Thailand years ago, while disguised as a Buddhist monk. 2. As the present dictator of North Vietnam he has made use of his personal experience to organize and train a large corps of pseudo monks who have infiltrated South Vietnam where they perform two important functions. First-to keep up a continual agitation against any government which may be established in South Vietnam, and second, they have set up a very active and highly efficient spy network which reports to the communists every plan of the South Vietnamese forces before they can be put into action.

While the communists deny the validity of every religion, they do not hesitate to make use of any of them when such use will advance their own plans.

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WHAT is Hypnosis? Hypnosis is a recognizable feeling of numb-ness in the body and a light stupefying feeling in the head. It’s almost like falling into a light sleep or somnolence. You hear everything that is present but you have a sense of neglect or “so what” attitude. Slowly you go under into a hypnotic trance or sleep. The hypnosis comes to you through suggestion. It is induced by different techniques, but suggestion is used in all known methods. The hypnotist will do anything he can to keep his attitude apparently calm, trustworthy- and friendly. He will use the most effective and congenial method of suggestion known which suits his subject’s personality. In all cases he will have you fix your attention on an object or place. The room and lights are usually conducive to monotony and drowsiness and loss of complete perception of the existing environment. Your body should be completely relaxed, and all voluntary muscular movements should be limited.

Anyone can become a hypnotist, but it is important that the use of hypnosis be restricted to people who are qualified to employ it. Is hypnosis that dangerous in untrained hands? Well, let’s do a

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little defining. What happens to the subjects or patients while they are in a trance? Do they become helpless? Do they have a will of their own? Well, to be exact, they lose their will. But a new will is substituted, and this will is much stronger than the subject’s original will. The subject experiences an exchange and amplification of wills. To clarify this, the hypnotist’s will becomes the subject’s will. This hypnotic will in the subject is much stronger than the subject’s original will. With this new will the subject can do things be could not possibly do with his own will. There is a combination of wills, the hypnotist’s will in the subject. is more powerful than the hypnotist’s own will. This combination of wills permits the hypnotic subject to do things that neither of them could do in the normal state. Because hypnotism is so powerful, easy to induce, and dangerous in the wrong hands, it should be restricted to qualified people and professional use.

Hypnosis has been used successfully- in hundreds of major operations without the use of anesthesia. It has also been used in treatment of many diseases such as rheumatism, headache and epilepsy. Dentistry has in recent years found that hypnosis is indispensable as a tool. The emphasis here is on the light trance and numbness, reducing tension in the patient. More than in any other field hypnosis is used in obstretics, to induce relaxation and eliminate the pain that is traditionally associated with childbirth.

With juvenile delinquency so widespread in the past few years hypnosis has been used to save many a young person. The hypnotic treatment is directed to reveal childhood rejections and experiences buried in the subconscious. Medicine also is giving more attention to the use of hypnosis in the cure of mental and emotional disorders through the technique of releasing mental repressions.

Hypnosis is used to break the worldly barriers set up by our rationalistic training and social conformity, with our sophisticated conscious minds. ESP, or extrasensory perception, which is beyond the perceptive senses, is experienced in a state of hypnosis. Telepathy, clairvoyance, retrocognition and precognition are experienced in a hypnotic trance. Telepathy, the direct communication of thoughts from one person to another without an exchange of sound or speed, is easily accomplished in a hypnotic. trance.

With many areas of use yet to be explored, already the benefits of

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the professional use of hypnosis are many, particularly in the relief of suffering and disorientation. However, the need for caution is paramount, for the misuse of hypnosis by the unqualified and inexperienced can result in serious and sometimes irrevocable harm.

-Fred Gosienki

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The following article was sent to us by a reader who found it in a paper called “The Worker.” Since this paper is considered to be the official organ of the Communist Party, it was thought by some that we should not risk reprinting it test we suffer ‘guilt-by-association.’ We believe, however, that our stand against communism is well enough known so that this can hardly occur. We also feel that the article has both interest and merit, and that these qualities should be recognized wherever they are found. -Ed.

IS SOMEBODY trying to tune into Earth from outer space? Some super-civilization that wants to establish communication with us. Earthlings? This is not in the realm of science fiction by any means, for the considerable notice I read of it-in the New York Times a few days ago-spoke of eminent astronomers as astrophysicists engaged in this project.

It appears that two stars, millions of light-years away, are the possible sources of conscious signals. And that eminent, scientists in the Soviet Union-as well as their counterparts in the USA-have been working to learn more about it. A powerful set of instruments has been set up in the mountains of Soviet Armenia, and leading figures in world astronomy- and related sciences, are ex-changing ideas and findings.

I don’t know how you feel about it, but I find it enormously challenging and want to know more about it. As a matter of fact I have long believed that other life must exist in the Cosmos. It has seemed improbable to me that life should develop here-on Earth-alone-when there are billions of stars all about us. We are dealing with an infinitude of galaxies and I would think the conditions that give rise to life-some form of it doubtless very different from ours, yet possessing intelligence-is not only possible but likely. The laws of

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probability- might indicate that, it seems to me, those laws should show the implausibility of only one world having life, and the numberless stars about us being devoid of it.

Hence it would not surprise me if there were life elsewhere in this universe. I should be really surprised if it exists only here. If, as seems reasonable, the life elsewhere is on a higher plane than it is here on Earth, (which the astronomers suspect) and if communication is established, what enormous possibilities open tip! What aid to science our remote neighbors could afford us, quickening the tempo of learning, of mastering the mysteries of life and the laws of existence.

Somebody asked me to suppose that the life elsewhere is malevolent and would do us harm (if they could ever get to us). I scarcely believe that a super-civilization would be evil, and would have hostility to their cosmic relatives. Why? It seems to me that a super-civilization predicates an enlightened social philosophy. Enmity of one intelligent creature for another grows out of the objective conditions of Man’s development on Earth…

In any event, I am not disposed to fear our remote neighbors. On the contrary. It seems to me we will find that they are quite different than the wicked men from Mars which science-fiction loves to imagine. To regard them so is simply a reflection of the way these writers see things on Earth. My guess is that when we ultimately establish communication with others in the Cosmos-assuming that life will be found there-we will find certain planets possessing more enlightened creatures than we are at this stage of the game. And that on certain other planets we will find more primitive forms of life.

Anyway, the entire development stretches the mind, and that is not a bad thing. The ancient Greeks, like Pythagoras, with so much less science at their disposal, and its findings to give them their bearings, could imagine the music of the spheres, yes, could imagine spheres in the Cosmos. I believe the descendants of Pythagoras are on the thresh-hold of even more astounding knowledge and the feats that are born of knowledge. If we can be working toward the day when the men of Earth will stand on the moon, not to use it as a place d’armes, but as a way-station to further exploration of the universe, we can envisage even greater things to happen.

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But first of all, we must see to it that we don’t blow ourselves into infinity with the means we already have at our disposal. Which predicates, first of all, that we must harness our knowledge to man’s good. Acid, to get back to mundane considerations, see to it that nuclear energy is truly ours for our good, and not for our destruction. Which means to end wars, and get back to Pythagoras’ intentions, to hear the music of the spheres, which in my mind’s ear, could sound like Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with its refrain that all men are brothers. Even when they have forms we can scarcely imagine and live ten billion miles away.

-By Joseph. North

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To attain to a greater understanding of others it is imperative to first understand Self, hence the oft repeated admonition: Know Thyself. Although confronted with the directive often, seldom are we given any guides for this introspection.

In the 28th Mailing Segment of the “Orbit,” however, E. Blanche Pritchett, Ph.D., presents a list of nearly 100 questions which seem pertinent to the adventure of self discovery. It is suggested that each question be carefully studied, answered as truthfully and as objectively as possible, and that the answers be recorded for comparison as the list is reviewed from time to time for further insights.

The following selected questions from the “Orbit”* are offered now as an initial key for the study of Self. Individually you will find additional areas to question, analyze and evaluate. This is but the beginning!

1. What are your goals?

2. Can you conceive of a higher goal? What is it?

3. Do you look forward or backward in your thought? Why?

4. Do you have any phobias? If so, what are they?

5. What do you consider the greatest loss you have experienced? The greatest gain!

6. List some failures. List some successes.

7. What is the most real thing you know?

8. Which emotion keeps you from controlling certain areas of your life?

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9. What do you enjoy doing the most? The least? Why?

10. Will you die? What part of you dies?

11. Think of someone you like. What do you like? Why?

12. What would you give to attain self-enlightenment?

13. What color do you like best? Least?

14. What form besides human bodies do you like most? Least? Why?

15. Think of a book you really enjoyed. Explain why.

16. Who has helped you the most? In what way?

17. Who has hindered you the most? In what way?

18. What would drive you crazy? Why?

19. What things do you least like to confront? The most? Why?

20. What needs changing? Why? Who can change it?

21. What do you have time for? No time for? Why?

22. What have you withheld from another person? Why?

23. What do you think another has withheld from you? Why?

24. What could you contribute to another? Receive from another? Why??

25. What work do you like the best? The least? Why?

26. What would you want another to know about you? Not know about you? Are they true?

27. How- do you interfere with others? Others with you?

28. Do you consider yourself basically ethical?

29. What do you like about being questioned? Dislike? Why?

30. How do you know the answers to the questions which you are giving?

Realization of our own true feelings, attitudes, preferences, opinions, etc., as well as their bases, can serve as an admirable foundation for understanding others, for each life is a complex of many factors, known and unknown. If we are unaware even of our own motivations how can we presume to evaluate another’s attitudes and actions, the bases of which may be equally unknown to him.

Understanding begins with Self. May you enjoy the exercises given and go forth to further rewarding revelations.

* “Permission for these excerpts from the Orbit written by E. Blanche Pritchett has been granted specifically to Kerttu Campbell, for use in the Understanding magazine.”

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The science of Astronomy and, to a large extent the science of Physics, is built upon a structure of pure mathematics. The process of building a science almost entirely upon a constantly expanding series of algebraic equations has a number of advantages, and at least one serious disadvantage when compared to the now obsolete concept of observation, investigation and explanation.

Astronomical and nuclear phenomena are now predicted by abstract mathematics before confirmation is sought through telescopic or bubble chamber observation. A weakness of this process lies in the fact that, even after the prediction has been made, and has been verified observationally, the astronomer or the physicist has usually acquired but little, if any, more human understanding of the actual nature of the process than he had before he began to manipulate his algebraic formulae.

The scientist, having verified his previous prediction, is now in a position to carry his mathematics one step further which will of course lead to further prediction and subsequent search for confirmation. Frequently this process leads to products which are useful to man and so the method is justified by its products, even though it may do little to raise the level of understanding.

The great disadvantage inherent in the system is that since the system is created without. understanding, the meaning of the formula may be completely misinterpreted when applied to different areas, even though the formula, as mathematics, may be impeccably correct. When such a misinterpretation arises it occasionally be-comes accepted almost universally as the true meaning of the mathematics. In this event the general misunderstanding usually becomes a tremendous obstacle. One such obstacle has resulted from the general misinterpretation of several of the formulae found in the paper written in 1905 by Albert Einstein, which he called A Theory of Special Relativity.

A portion of the mathematics upon which this theory is based seem to indicate that the velocity of light is the greatest velocity which can he achieved by any object or mass, with respect to its starting point, and that to accelerate any mass to this velocity would require infinite energy. We will discuss this misinterpretation, and the thought block which it creates in our next issue.

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(From The Prophet of Kahlil Gibran)

Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what, of Marriage, master `?

And he answered saying:

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.

You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.

Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

But let. there be spaces in your togetherness,

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.

For only the band of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together yet not too near together

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

-Bertha T. Mantzurani and Dr. Daniel W. Fry

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Our February issue included an article, contributed by True Day, on “How to Study,” giving no source for the technique.

Word has been received from C. A. Honey (1231 E. Belmont Ave., Anaheim, Calif.) that. the identical procedure was presented in 1961 in Cosmic Philosophy and is currently included in the instructions to his “Correspondence Course in Cosmic Science and Telepathy.”

Thank you, Mr. Honey, for the use of your study technique for the benefit of our readers. (Editors)

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Spaceship Adventure

(San Francisco Call Bulletin, Feb. 12, 1965)

A Watsonville television repairman told today of a two-hour visit, and a brief ride, aboard a spacecraft that came from a world “a long ways, a terrific distance” away.

His was the third report of strange aerial activity since Dec. 28 in the Monterey Bay

Sid Padrick, 45, said he was invited aboard with assurances that the nine-man crew was “absolutely not hostile” and that the craft spent most of the time perched on a hillside not more than 10 minutes ride from his beachside home.

He brought back little in the way of specific. information about the other world or the means by which the spaceship operated. Padrick said his strange adventure occurred about 2 a.m. on Jan. 30, when he was taking a customary night-time walk on Manresa Beach, about 1,500 feet from the house where his wife and three sons lay sleeping.

He heard a “humming” sound, be related, and then became aware of the ship some distance above him. A voice assured him, before and after it landed, that the craft was friendly. At the invitation of a person whom he assumed to be the commander-a Mr. “Ziena,” as best he could spell a name 11e heard only once-he entered from ground level through a large, square door.

Inside, he said, the ship consisted of at least two levels, and possibly a third which be didn’t see. There were 14 rooms or compartments.

“The crew was dressed pretty much alike, in two-piece suits of bluish-white,” Padrick related. “The color was almost that of the light inside the ship, which was indirect and seemed to come from the walls.”

The crewmen appeared to be normal humans, of average size, wearing short dark hair that seemed never to have been cut “as though that was its normal length.”

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“Ziena spoke English,” Padrick said. “He told me they could speak any language among them, but he was the only one who could speak mine. They seemed to communicate between themselves with hand-gestures and perhaps facial gestures.

“He told me where they were from in terms I did not understand. I don’t know much about space. I wouldn’t be sure their world is in the solar system.

Padrick said the ship’s motive power came from “energy-transferred through a light source known to them.”

“I didn’t know what be was talking about,” he admitted frankly. “I was frightened-very much so-all the time.”

He said the commander allowed him to go outside when the ship landed on the hilltop, and he walked about for a few minutes hoping to see a landmark for identification.

Once, when he was in the ship, he was shown a diffuse glass-type plate on which the image of a “navigation craft,” somewhere far above, appeared.

But Padrick declined to describe the appearance of either ship, beyond saying the one be boarded was about 50 feet long and 30 feet high.

“The Air Force asked me not to discuss it in detail,” he explained. He made a report of his adventure to Major D. B. Reeder at Hamilton AFB, and the data has been forwarded to the Unidentified Flying Center at Dayton, Ohio.

Padrick said the commander told him the visit was for “exploratory reasons only.”

“But I think it was more than that, truthfully,” be added. “There was a religious facet which I was unable to decipher.”

Two other reports of sightings of unidentified objects were made in the Watsonville area about the same time.

A crew of Santa Clara County park rangers reported “a saucer-like thing” over the Hacker Mountains east of Watsonville on Dec. 28, and Monterey Mayor George M. Clemins said be saw a bright object over Monterey Bay on the evening of Jan. 29.

“Life” in Outer Space

(Peter Brown, Auckland, New Zealand, Star, Sept. 14, 1964)

LONDON – That creature from another planet may be made of

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rock. Or he may live in an ocean of liquid ammonia. For, a scientist said the other clay, the bug-eyed monsters of science fiction ARE possible.

Professor J. T. Williams, professor of botony at Southampton University, drew some quick pictures of “men”- or monsters from outer space.

Life’s most vital requirement, he told the British Association meeting at Southampton, was a compound sufficiently complex to carry hereditary- information and so constructed that it could be easily duplicated.

EARTH MEN bad a compound made mainly of carbon and phosphorus. We did not know if other systems would work, but we could conceive systems that might involve carbon and flourine, or phosphorus and nitrogen, or silicon and oxygen.

Even, said Professor Williams, one based on tin-and producing tin men. Whatever the system it must have a liquid in which to work in our case, water. And ours would almost certainly work in liquid ammonia, of which Jupiter was largely composed.

JUPITER “MAN,” therefore, might be swimming intelligently in liquid ammonia and have an internal chemistry fundamentally very like our own. “But if there are such,” he said, “we shall never meet them face to face, for neither of us can enter the other’s world and live.”

MERCURY “MAN” might be made of rock and have silicon as his basic ingredient for life. He would be so hot that water would boil away and so he would have a liquid salt environment.

Professor Williams turned to other possible creatures:

The TIN MAN could not visit earth for he would find the oxygen poisonous.

And the CHLORINE-breathing MAN would have to be made of nitrogen, phosphorus, and chlorine.

Science fiction writers usually depicted his world as having seas of hydrochloric acid. But water would be poisonous to these creatures and hydrochloric acid contains water. Their seas would probably be compounds of chlorine and phosphorus, sulphur, or even arsenic.

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book reviews


Most of us are familiar with the political impression left upon our world by Dag Hammarskjold. His work with the United Nations and his unfortunate death will be recorded in our History texts. However, recently has been published a book that opens a new door to the nature of this great personality.

Markings is a personal diary, kept since 1925, which contains the intimate thoughts, hopes and confessions of this deeply spiritual and sensitive individual. Markings, or Vagmarken, was written in Swedish and has been translated by Leif Sjoberg and W. A. Auden.

In Dag Hammarskjold’s personal diary, or as he called it, his “white book concerning my negotiations with myself and with God,” he records his spiritual development and awakening. There are passages of complete joy, and then others of moments of such despair that he even contemplated suicide.

Upon his appointment as Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1951, he wrote: “. .. I inherited a belief that no life was more satisfactory than one of selfless service to your country-or humanity … that all men were equals as children of God… that Faith is a state of the ‘Mind and Soul.”

In his foreword to the book, Mr. Auden says: “If we read Markings without remembering  all the time that it was written by a man who was a great `worldly’ success, we shall fail to grasp the meaning of the sadness and ‘ unworldliness’ of many- of the entries. What we read here needs, for example, to be complemented by reading his public speeches and accounts of others of the impression Hammarskjold made on them.”

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Even without this recommended background material, we can obtain a deep insight into the soul of a great man, and our own lives will be enriched by sharing such thoughts as these:

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

“In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.

“So shall the world be created each morning anew, forgiven in Thee, by Thee.”

(Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, $4.95)

– Florence Twitchell

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poet’s corner


UNDERSTANDING is insight-the Infinite revealed,

Our words are entities-creation concealed.

I AM is electrons-world Essence unfurled,

Thus, what we experience is produced in our world.

For within the soul, of each and all

Are the Infinite Words, upon whose call

All things began, and all things A R E –

From  the tiny atom, to the blazing star.

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We are now all here, to contribute our share

Toward playing our part, in a game that’s fair.

The weak and the strong, both timid and bold-

Are firmly controlled, by the Father’s hold.

And within the gates, of the Father’s fold

Are brought together, the goats and gold.

God’s judgment and power, are at our call

By the meaning of words, we rise or fall.

For the Father’s Will, and nature’s law

Are in all things perfect; there is no flaw.

From the inmost center, to the outmost part

Law responds to the call, of the human heart.

We must protect and guide, with love and grace,

Working with nature, in our orderly place.

For in human contact, we stand face to face

With God, the Father of the entire human race.

For as “conscious being,” the Father and Son

In all things merge, into the Infinite O N E.

From Beings celestial, to the air, sea and sod

All things are controlled, by the Laws of God.

— By Dr. Charles E. Ward

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Did You know that the United States Mars probe, provided it follows its planned course, will pass between and photograph Deimos and Phobos, the two moons of Mars about which there has been much speculation concerning the possibility of their being artificial satellites?

Have studies been made concerning the psychic powers of so-called primitive tribes such as those in the remote Amazon Valley of Brazil?

Can UFO pictures be faked and, if so, how can this be tested? Are you aware that a planetarium in Canada is using their adult

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programs for pre-school children and would you be interested in the results of this study?

Is there archeological and geological evidence to support the stories of Atlantis and Lemuria?

If you are interested in the answers to the above and other questions, Understanding Magazine requests your questions, suggestions and opinions be submitted to

Educational Resources Department

P. O. Box 76

Merlin, Oregon 97532

This new monthly feature, while designed primarily for teachers and others working with youth groups, will endeavor to answer, either in the magazine or by personal correspondence, all questions submitted by any persons or groups. Please indicate the age group for whom the questions are submitted. Tapes for classroom use will also be available in the near future. These will be screened by both a former high school teacher and an audio-visual coordinator presently working for a department of education for content and recording quality.

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This month the world lost one of its greatest, and perhaps the last of its Philosopher-Statesmen.

Sir Winston Churchill was a man of many talents, all of which he used vigorously and well. One of the greatest of these talents was his ability to express his thoughts in words that were brief, concise, and yet. so typically `Churchill’ that no one would ever be likely to forget who had said them. The `Churchillian’ phrase is a byword which will live as long as the English language.

So many millions of words of eulogy have been spoken and written since Sir Winston’s passing that any addition here would seem almost superfluous even if we could hope to match the flowery oratory of the professional writer.

We will therefore only say a sincere and heartfelt, Happy landings, Winnie. He’ll miss you here!

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A weekly program on the subject of space, with full coverage of the U.F.O. field, is now being planned by radio station KSJO in San Jose, Calif. It will be a half hour program under the direction of your editor, Dan Fry. This station can readily be heard in San Francisco, Oakland and all parts of the bay area, as well as one-hundred miles or more in all directions from San Jose.

This area represents well over a million potential listeners and, if sufficient interest is shown by the public, the program will also be. broadcast in the Los Angeles area.

Station KSJO however, would like to have some indication of the degree of public interest in the UFO subject, and is requesting those who are interested to drop a postcard to them. All that the postcard needs to say is that the writer is interested in the UFO subject, and will listen to the program.

A postcard costs 4 cents and requires one minute of your time to fill out. If it is worth this much to you to have a permanent weekly program send your postcard to- Radio KSJO, Aborn Rd., San Jose, Calif. That is all that is necessary- to get this program on the air; but do it now, and urge all your friends to do the same.

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Dana Howard to Speak

Saturday, March 27th, the Inglewood Unit #15 will present Mrs. Dana Howard of Palm Springs, internationally known author, and nationally known lecturer in the Flying Saucer Field, who will speak on: “The Meaning of Space in Human Experience. The lecture will be given at the Business and Professional Women’s Clubhouse, 820 Java Street, Inglewood, California, at 8 P.M. Admission is by donation. The public is invited.

Buffalo #37 Reports

Since Dan Fry’s lecture in Buffalo meetings have been filled to capacity, with an average of 60 in attendance. New members are also coming in and new projects envisioned.

Appointment of a new Librarian for the Understanding Library, which is a service of the Buffalo Unit to all membership, has been made. La Verne Griffith (735 Market St., Lockport, N. Y.) as Chief Librarian will be assisted by Elizabeth Mower (736 John St., Lock-port) A new book list will soon be available, but meanwhile a re-quest is being made to all who have borrowed books to return them soon as possible to make clarification of the records more accurate. Charlotte, North Carolina

On Friday, January 29th, National Director, Col. Arthur J. Burks, presented a charter to the President of our newest Unit, Mr. Vernon Shell, Unit #64 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The presentation was made publicly at the Colonel’s own lecture, in behalf of Dr.

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Daniel W. Fry who was unable personally to be present.

Welcome #64 to the Understanding family!

Col. Burks Lectures in Southern California

Col. Arthur J. Burks, one of the National Directors of Understanding, will be bolding a series of lectures in Southern California during the month of April.

Yucaipa, Unit #61, will sponsor a lecture on “True Believers,” April 8th, 8 P. 11x. at the Park Cottage, Yucaipa City Park, 7th St., Yucaipa.

Orange, Unit #7, will sponsor a lecture on “Never Stop Searching,” April 16th, 8 P.M. at the Community Clubhouse, Center Lounge, 1104 W. 8th St., Santa Ana.

Inglewood, Unit #15, will sponsor a lecture on “When Time Shall Be No More,” April 24th, 8 P.M. at the Women’s Clubhouse, 820 Java St., Inglewood.

Yucaipa Valley Understanding

Unit #61, of Yucaipa Valley, presented Riley Crabb at their February meeting, speaking on “Your Past Lives and Where You Lived Them.”

The flyer announcing the lecture contained this interesting paragraph: Our slate of speakers this coming year is exceptionally out-standing and much understanding can be gained from your own accumulated knowledge. If you have the “ears to bear”-then listen from within. If only one “pearl of wisdom” is taken from any one speaker you will have received far more than you may now realize.”

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“Yes, it’s true. I, Bob Renaud, have talked with people from other planets over my short wave radio set, at regular intervals, for over 3 years. Since Jan. 6, 1962, I have viewed these people inside their spaceships on my own TV Screen; met them in person; ridden in, piloted, and photographed their spaceships; visited their underground and undersea bases; and became the first Earth-man to walk outside a spaceship in outer space! Learn what these advanced people teach, and of their plan to help mankind solve its problems and, in our time, to build a Great Society-advanced far beyond today’s most optimistic concepts. Read it all in “UFO International” starting with issue 18. Six issues for $3.00. Single copy-50c. Gabriel Green, Editor. 7 Flying Saucer color photos-$3.00. Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs, 2004 N. Hoover, Los Angeles, Calif. 90027.


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