May, 1978

THE BIG DITCH   ……..             2

THE MAGIC IN SILENCE   ……….             4

poet’s corner   ………….             8

UFO DEPARTMENT   ………             9

THE HOMEOPATHIC VIEW OF HEALTH   …………..             10

FOR YOUR BOOK SHELF   …….             11

THE AREA OF MUTUAL AGREEMENT   ……..             12

BULLETIN BOARD   ………..             15

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Associate editor ……..  florence D. Fry





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Vol. XXIII                                       MAY, 1978                                                  No. 4

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


(Thoughts on the ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty)

As this editorial is being written, there is continuing and accelerating controversy as to the precise conditions under which the United States will be permitted to give the canal to Panama. Every radio and television newscast features the subject above almost all other news, and newspapers reserve large sections of the front page for the latest argument or pronouncement.

Panamanian officials insist that the gift must be in fee simple, with full sovereignty, and that it be accompanied by a donation of cash sufficient to ease the critical economic situation now existing in Panama, as the result of a degree of fiscal irresponsibility almost as great as that which exists here.

Opponents of the treaty in the United States, point out that we already have a national debt considerably larger than that of all of the rest of the world combined; a currency that loses purchasing power at a steadily increasing rate, in spite of anything government can or will do about it, and a rate of inflation that threatens, at any moment, to get out of hand and wipe out our economy entirely. They further point out that we

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managed to achieve this monumental state of fiscal degeneration entirely through our determination to act in ‘loco-parentis’ to the rest of the world, and to bail out other countries from the results of their fiscal irresponsibilities.

It must be realized however, that the Republic of Panama is a somewhat special case since it is a country which the United States itself created in order to be able to build the canal, and which it has supported with its money and defended with its army and navy ever since. It may therefore be argued, with some justification, that there is a certain parental responsibility involved which must be considered in any dealings between them.

The principal problem between the two countries seems to be that Panama, as a state, has reached the age of adolescence and, as any psychiatrist can testify,

one of the most basic needs of the adolescent is to free itself of all parental authority, even though it still expects to be supported by them.

Some portions of the treaty have been reported to the public, but only in the most generalized terms, so that the average citizen has no real basis for judgment as to its merits, its dangers or its ultimate costs to them. Since the citizen will have no say in the matter one way or the other however, this is not considered important.

One of the provisions that have been mentioned in passing appears to be an agreement that the United States will never construct any other canal in Central America, thus guaranteeing Panama a Total monopoly in perpetuity. It is difficult to see any logical reason why the United States should agree to any such restriction, especially in view of the fact that it has virtually promised, eventually, to build a canal through Nicaragua. (At least the citizens of Nicaragua are convinced that it has, and such an agreement as the one Panama demands would be a death blow to their hopes, and would probably produce considerable antipathy toward both to their hopes, and would probably produce considerable antipathy toward both the U.S. and Panama.)

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During the closing months of World War II your editor spent several months in Nicaragua, and could not help but notice that every map of that country plainly showed the `Nicaraguan Canal,’ as under construction, and some of the more optimistic cartographers showed it as being completed, assuming that it would be, by the time the map was printed. No one seemed to know exactly what U.S. official or agency had promised to build the canal, but all were sure that it had been promised.

If your editor were in a position to advise our national legislators, which (fortunately for both of us) he is not, that advice would be to give the canal to Panama in five years, without any strings, but without any bonus payment for taking it off our hands. (If Panama wants money from the United States, it should be given on a different basis.) Meanwhile, during the five years, the U.S. should arrange to have the Nicaraguan canal built, either by purchasing the necessary land outright, or by loaning Nicaragua the money and the contractors to build it themselves. (With today’s technology and earth moving equipment, it could be built for something less than the amount Panama wants us to pay them for taking ours.) As soon as the Nicaraguan canal had been completed we could give it to Nicaragua, and forget about the whole thing. After all, all we want is to get our ships from one ocean to the other, in the least possible time and at a reason-able cost; a situation which is very unlikely to exist with one small country in complete domination of the only route, as history has shown us by the results of Egypt’s seizure of the Suez.

With each of two countries owning a canal, the competition between them for the canal trade would assure us, and all other countries, of the best possible service. Neither country would have any incentive to close their canal under any circumstances, since to do so would simply divert their trade to the other country. Neither country would have any excuse to be angry with the United States since it would have nothing to do with either canal. In the event that either country

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or canal were threatened by any third power, the United States could still, as it always has, take whatever steps might be necessary to protect its own national interests, without asking any country or nation to give them written permission in advance.

To give the Panama Canal to Panama is one thing, but to give them the billions they are demanding is something else. If we fall for it, it will only be a short time before we receive a demand for twenty billions and the return of California and Arizona to Mexico; a demand for thirty billions and the return of Alaska to Russia; a demand for forty billions and the return of the Louisiana Purchase etc., etc. If we really want to get rid of our country why don’t we just continue selling it to the Arab countries as we are now doing, instead of giving it away, and all of our remaining money with it?

If only our national leaders could begin, perhaps a little at a time, to kick the habit of being Godfather to the rest of the world, we would all be much better off financially, and more liked and respected by other countries.



Russell J. Fornwalt

Members of the Board of Directors of a large corporation were debating their new budget. The arguments pro and con were getting louder and longer.

Tempers were growing shorter. There was table pounding, along with the huffing and puffing. Some members threatened to quit if a high budget were passed. Others said they would resign if the budget were cut.

The battle of the budget raged for hours. Finally, the chairman noticed that Henry Markwell, a new

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member, had not said a word all evening. Henry just sat there, not even trying to get the proverbial word in edgewise.

“Could we hear from Henry Markwell?” asked the chairman as he banged on the gavel, hardly heard above the din. “What have you to say, Henry?”

“Gentlemen,” replied Mr. Markwell in virtually a whisper, “we are going to have to increase the budget. We must raise salaries to hold our faithful employees and to attract new talent. Also, we must spend more on advertising to meet stiffer competition.”

After Henry spoke there was a moment of silence, but heads could be seen nodding affirmatively. Henry had softly said all that needed to be said without being dogmatic, dramatic or demanding. The chairman then called for a vote. The higher, but more realistic, budget was unanimously approved.

“Silence and reserve suggest latent power.” remarked Chesterfield, English courtier and orator, many years ago. “What some men think has more effect than what others say.”

Today the great art of silence has all but been lost. The world is “oral communications happy. ” Millions are taking courses in public speaking. They are literally paying through the nose to make better with the mouth. They feel the only way to be effective is to be loquacious. Many think they can filibuster their way to fame and fortune. Verbosity appears to be the virtue of the times.

A woman about to visit a sick friend in the hospital asked me what she ought to say to the patient whose chances for recovery were said to be slim. My suggestion to the woman was that she could communicate her care, concern, comfort and compassion by not saying anything other than a simple greeting or “God bless you.” I pointed out that her sick friend might want or need only to see someone. “You might just be the right sight for the sore eyes” was the way I put it.

“True silence,” declared William Penn, “is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body – nourishment and refreshment. It is a great

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virtue; it covers folly, keeps secrets, avoids disputes, and prevents sin.”

There is a healing power in silence. This is a spiritual as well as a physical truth. “Be still and know that I am God,” says the Psalmist (46.10). And in Isaiah (30.15) the great prophet says, “… quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”

For many men and women the most helpful part of any religious service is the period of silent prayer or meditation. As you know, some religious groups worship completely in silence. After all, do not the words meditate and medicate come from the same root?

Right now in many countries throughout the world, there is a “meditation movement” of sorts in progress. Groups for the “soul” purpose of gaining inner strength are springing up in colleges, offices and even in noisy factories. Students of Karate and other martial arts spend part of each training session in meditation.

Many churches are now open on weekdays for those who want to shut out the noisy world for a few minutes and commune silently with God or what they term their Source or the Power. Even in the busy shopping centers and the financial districts of large cities you can see brokers, bankers and other businessmen entering churches in the shadow of the Stock Exchange. These churches are not open for sermon or song but for restful, restorative and healing silence; not for music or amusement but just plain musing.

Have you ever thrilled to the sight of the Swiss Alps, Canada’s Lake Louise and Banff or America’s Grand Canyon? Have you ever been awed by the colorful creations in a large cave or by a garden of flowers? If so, you well know that nature needs no sound track to enhance her beauty and grandeur.

Silence is the language of nature. How quietly and efficiently she works all winter long getting ready for her spring spectacular. And, again in the autumn when the leaves make their adieu, they do so in a silent blaze of glory.

If part of your job is to discipline others, you will find silence, even stone silence, can be a powerful

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ally. As I recall my School days, I can fully agree with John Caspar Lavater, the Swiss Theologian, who once said, “Loudness is impotence.” The teachers who ranted and raved incessantly invariably had the most disorderly classes.

Physically, my high school algebra teacher was little more than a midget. But to me she was a living example of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poignant comment, “What a strange power there is in silence!” In her quiet manner that algebra teacher conveyed firmness and fairness – but not fear. She deserved and received a wholesome respect and even reverence from everyone.

Teachers and parents who endeavor to maintain discipline with long and loud diatribes will only find their diatribes getting longer and louder and the discipline less and less. For as Alexander Pope, English poet, once wrote, “Words are like leaves, and where they most abound, much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. “

President Abraham Lincoln could have rambled on for hours when he delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. But he chose to be brief. Never has any one ever said more in so few words, nor has any one ever said any thing more eloquently. Shakespeare observed, “When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.

Moses gave us all the law we will ever need in the short Ten Commandments. Jesus gave virtually all the rules for human conduct and personal relations in his comparatively brief Sermon on the Mount.

You will find that silence or brevity can be used effectively on every occasion. Some men even campaign for high public office by saying little or nothing. Others spoil their chances in politics by talking too much or perhaps we should say by “double talking.” Carlyle must have had the politicians in mind when he said, “Speech is great but silence is greater. “

The office seeker who tries to answer every slur, slander or mudsling may soon find himself losing votes. It might be well for him to remember the advice of Addison, the English essayist, “Silence never shows

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itself so great an advantage as when it is made the reply to calumny and defamation.”

As there is a kind of powerful speaking for every occasion, so there is a powerful silence. Martin Farquhar Tupper, the English poet, wrote, “Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. “

A friend of mine recently asked to borrow another 20 dollars. My response was a long, penetrating, silent frowny-type look – after which he handed me the 20 dollars he had previously borrowed. Perhaps it is not so much our defective speech which causes failure in any area of life as it is our defective silence.

You have heard of people talking themselves right out of jobs. You have heard of glib and gabby salesmen talking themselves right out of orders. They make too many fantastic claims for their products. You have heard of defendants convicting themselves by talking too much while on the witness stand. Overly-verbal attorneys frequently lose cases before the bar.

Of course, we should and must say what should and must be said. An applicant would get no job at all, if he kept his light under the proverbial bushel. A salesman would lose both sales and customers, if he did not talk enthusiastically about his doormats, diamonds or dental floss.

But there are times when silence is more effective than a sermon. “None preaches better than the ant,” said Benjamin Franklin, “and she says nothing.”

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who remarked, “There is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.” A well-bred woman can easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation with merely a few cue words. Rev. Hugh Blair, a Scottish minister, observed, “The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.”

Many people feel that effective communication consists solely of clear and cogent speech. They are only half right. Equally important in communication is knowing when and how to be still. Count Vittorio Alfieri, the poet wrote, “There is a silence, the child of

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love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do.”

One afternoon a very depressed young man came to my office. He was having problems with his family, his employer and his girl friend, just to mention a few. For about two hours he poured out his difficulties. I said nothing; I just listened with a little wool-gathering thrown in. When he left he said, “Thanks for all your help; I’m glad to know that you understand.”

Silence – what magic it possesses! It can persuade, dissuade, heal, inspire, command, console or win elections. Learn the art of powerful silence, and you will be able to condone, condemn or convince. You will be able to communicate ideas, feelings, hope, beauty, sympathy or strength without uttering a sound.

A friend once boasted that he could speak fluently in seven languages. “That’s nothing,” I replied, “I can keep still in any language.”

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poet’s corner


I hope that I can write this,

In a way you’ll be able to see,

In spite of all my yelling,

You’ll always be special to me.

For all the times I didn’t phone,

Though I promised you I would,

For the times when you did not come first,

Though I knew very well you should.

For being there when I needed you,

And giving me your hand,

For having endless patience,

And trying to understand.

For giving me a great deal more,

Than I could ever repay,

For ‘spending your days bringing me up,

And helping to pave the way.

For never giving up on me,

Though I was such a chore,

For not being just a mother,

But in truth, A whole lot more.

For all these things I thank you,

For being kind and fair,

And a person whom I consider,

To be extremely rare. – MY MOTHER.

Author unknown.

Please notify publisher.

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(But Harms No One)

Reporters William Dick and Henry Gris of the Enquirer Magazine have returned from a sixteen day trip to the Soviet Union where they obtained the following story of a huge U.F.O. that hovered over the city of Petrozavodsk in northern Russia, for a terror filled twelve minutes.

“A spectacular UFO shaped like a jellyfish and big as a football field terrorized a Russian city and beamed down fine golden streams of light that made holes in windowpanes and paving stones, according to hundreds of eyewitnesses.

“The frightening incident was the first ever in which a UFO inflicted damage on a city. The huge object set ablaze the dark sky when it appeared about 4 a.m. last September 20 over the city of Petrozavodsk, and was seen for about 12 minutes.

“And when residents saw the UFO, many ‘became hysterical with fright. A group of longshoremen, fearing the city was the target of a U.S. nuclear attack, scattered from the docks screaming: `This is the end”

“The Soviet government immediately launched a top-level scientific investigation – and clamped a tight lid of security over its probe.

“However, the ENQUIRER was able to obtain exclusive interviews with an editor and a reporter for Tass, the official Soviet news agency, and with top Soviet scientists – some of whom are certain the UFO was a spaceship from another world.

“Amazingly, the UFO reappeared over Petrozavodsk `five or six times a month’ for the next five months. The last sighting over the city of 185,000 people, on the western shore of Lake Onega, was reported on February 20.

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“Aleksander Kazantsev, author, physicist, UFO investigator and president of the Research Group in Physics in Moscow, revealed to the ENQUIRER that a special commission of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, set up to probe the incident, has discovered that the light rays made holes in windowpanes and paving stones.

“‘As far as I am concerned it was a spaceship from outer space, carrying out reconnaissance,’ he added.


From Dr. Robert Reid, Coleharbor, N.D. comes the following information concerning the need of bodies to have certain vital elements called “Cell Salts” to maintain homeostasis and health. Complete information on the subject will be found in his book, “Mineral Deficiencies, You and the Zodiac”. Dr. Reid will be happy to answer personal questions about his data. Address him as given above, zip code, 58531. Leave space between your questions for his answers. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

There are twelve cell salts, one for each month (and sign) of the Zodiac. They are: Calcium Fluoride, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulphate, Iron Sulphate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Sulphate, Magnesium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Sulphate, and Silicon.

According to Dr. Reid, a shortage, of any one of these precious salts will cause dis—ease. He considers a shortage of the three potassium salts a cause for cancer and sinus conditions he states can often be relieved by a teaspoon of pure horseradish before breakfast. That, he says will clear the sinuses! (Ah, yes, Dr. Reid, it would indeed!!)

Foods which contain an abundance of Potassium Phosphate are leaf lettuce, cauliflower, olives, lima

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beans, lentils, cucumbers, spinach, radishes, horse-radish, cabbage, potatoes, onions, pumpkins, apples, walnuts, oranges, grapefruit and bananas. The list seems fairly plentiful for everyone to find something in it pleasing to taste and good for body too. If you cook any of these vegetables, save the water and make soup from it, or chill and drink it as is.

There are also a number of herbs containing Potassium Phosphate. They are: gentian, garlic, mustard, land-cress, all-heal, aloes, catnip, ginger, cayenne, hops nettles, broom-tea, honeysuckle and “blessed thistle.” (We didn’t know any thistles were blessed!)

Cell Salts should always be taken under the tongue with at least a five minute interval between them, Dr. Reid says. This is because some of the salts blend well together and some oppose each other. Taking them with a five-minute interval prevents either one from interfering with the work of the other. Cell Salts, he says, do their work in five minutes from time of placing under the tongue. (They’re fast actors, it seems!)


The Walton Experience, Berkley Publishing Company, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10016 is a must for your- book shelf if you are even mildly interested in the UFO phenomenon. It is a paper-back with a beautiful cover illustration by Michael Rogers, one of Travis Walton’s companions on the never-to-be-forgotten night in November, 1975.

When you open the book, you won’t put it down until you’ve soaked up the last word. It is a gripping, incredible account of the abduction of a young woodsman from Snowflake, Arizona. The foreword is compassionately written by L.J. Lorenzen, Director, Aerial Phenomenon Research Organization (APRO) who interviewed Travis November 13th, just days after his return to Earth from a space craft. But let

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Travis tell it in his own words: “We were seven healthy young men on our way home from a hard day of felling trees in a national forest. From my open window I could see the yellowish brilliance across our pathway another forty yards ahead… “Hurry up! Drive on up where we can see,” someone urged!

“From the driver’s seat, Mike could not look up at the same angle without leaning way over.” “What do you see?” he demanded curiously. Dwayne answered, “I don’t know – but it looked like a crashed plane hanging in a tree!”

“We rolled past the intervening evergreen thicket to where we could have an unobstructed view of the source of the strange radiance.”

“MY GOD!” Allen yelled, “IT’S A FLYING SAUCER!”

And again, “I was suddenly seized with the urgency to see the craft at close range. I was afraid the thing would fly away and I would miss the chance of a life-time to satisfy my curiosity about it. I hurriedly got out of the truck and started toward the hovering ship.”

The men called to him to come back. They called with fear and awe and urgency but Travis moved slowly toward the ship. Many thoughts crossed his mind but curiosity prevailed and then. “I rose up to go and was half out of my crouch when a tremendously bright blue-green ray shot out of the bottom of the craft. I saw and heard nothing. All I felt was the numbing force of a blow that felt like a high voltage electrocution. The intense bolt made a sharp crack or popping sound. The stunning concussion of the foot-wide beam struck me in the head and chest.”

“My mind sank quickly into unfeeling blackness. From the instant I felt that paralyzing blow I did not see, hear or feel anything more.”

But get the book and read it for yourself. You won’t lay it down once you have started it. And what’s more, if you’re a skeptic, you’ll be much, much less skeptical about the reality of space beings when you’ve finished. Travis Walton came to the Understanding, April, 1976 Convention for the UFO Bicentennial. And seeing

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and hearing him, it was impossible to doubt any statement he made. He is a quiet, serious young man and the light in his eyes makes you know he is incapable of deception. Every word he said convinced those of us gathered to hear him.

The pictures his friend and companion, Mike Rogers has painted of the incident are fine and you may wish to have them. If so you can write him at Snowflake, AZ, P.O. Box 529, 85937.


The Area of Mutual Agreement has been around a quarter of a century. It hasn’t made much progress but it hasn’t given up the ghost either. And this year April 7-9th there was a Congress of Understanding and Mutual Agreement at Tonopah, the International Cultural Center of the Understanding, Inc. Leaders and seekers alike gathered to exchange and share ideas upon which they could unanimously agree. It was an interesting action. It took all three days to explore the meaning of words. For example, a statement that “All individuals have the right to an education.” brought objection to the word “right.” It was pointed out that this principle would not be acceptable at all in some countries or even in some states of our own country. Education, it was said, is a privilege, not a right! How do you agree with that?

In another issue of the magazine the full content of principles agreed upon at the Congress will appear. Until then, the following principle and the discussion which brought about agreement of members of Unit 89, New York City is presented for your consideration. The discussion of the group was written by Bill Boushka, Unit President.

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Principle 1: Citizens in a potentially civilized society should have the opportunity to develop their own personal values. Furthermore, they should be expected to assume responsibility for both the immediate and long-term effects of their own actions on themselves, on their fellowman and their posterity.

Principle 2: The politician and business leadership of our country should make a commitment to accelerated development of renewable energy sources sufficient to overcome the inevitable short-fall in fossil fuel supplies. (The breeder reactor was not included as one of such sources.)

(Can you agree totally with these principles? The editor will welcome your expressions and excerpts will be printed.)

Discussion of the Principles

A child usually conceives of freedom as the “right” to do anything he wants whenever he wants, perhaps as long as it doesn’t “hurt” anyone else. When we grow up freedom becomes the opportunity to make decisions for ourselves, develop our own values and take responsibility for our own actions.

Much of the rhetoric during the 1976 political campaign dealt with what economic and social decisions (value judgments) a central government should make for us. Our civilization approaches a singular critical point in history as the finite natural resources it has grown accustomed to exploiting now dwindle. Decisions made by the so-called “free market place” – short term economic interests may hasten catastrophe by prolonging wasteful practices profitable only in the short run. There is no question that we do need a coherent, centralized national plan to deal with this problem, just as we would need one to defend our freedoms against military attack.

However, gradual decentralization of our economy

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and encouragement of personal initiative and generosity may, in the long run, reduce our need to have big government dictate morality and have government take care of poor people who are unpleasant to face person-to-person. For example, use of solar energy in principle allows the individual homeowner to install and maintain his own apparatus; use of nuclear power requires complex administration of safety and constant surveillance for security.

The central issue for personal freedom however, is still the individual’s making his own decisions about his personal life, and his accepting responsibility for them. Responsibility in an interconnected society requires that everyone take his own job seriously and not leave details to someone else.

In Communist countries there is thoroughly centralized planning and usually a genuine attempt to provide everyone with bare adaptive necessities but the individual is not allowed to develop his own personal values. In Cuba, a young family’s application for a private apartment hinges on the referendum of neighbors and co-workers. The inference is that no one may chose the persons he will care about out of his own values; allowing such choice to the individual leads (according to the ideology) to decision-making based on self-interest to competition for “survival commodities” and finally to inequities.

Individual differences are taken to follow mostly from lucky inheritance and to bear little relation to basic “survival competence”. No one is allowed to develop his own surplus in life for his own purposes until the fundamental “adaptive” needs of everyone have been met. No one is allowed to use group (religious, ethnic) associations and commitments to bolster his own ego. Consumer technology is viewed with suspicion enabling some persons to obtain convenience or advantage at the expense of others less aware or conscious of what is happening.

According to many religious theologies, individual human rights are not innate but are granted by God to serve a predetermined purpose. Some people can

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find liberty in spiritual surrender to God and to the uncritical humanitarian service to the needs of others which must follow. Unfortunately men in power often use religious (or political) collective allegiances to support group “manifest destiny” which supported by religious fervor throws nations at each others throats and again threatens catastrophe for the entire planet. When this happens, the individual is no longer supposed to understand what he believes, or relate it to anything unique in himself. Soon he is no longer responsible for his own life; he is automatically “OK” as a person because he follows his particular religion. He may even feel he has the right to impose the “moral code” of his own particular religion on others not of his faith.

The purpose of this very general discussion is to suggest that humans start in attacking social and economic problems. Whatever one’s personal experience with some particular controversial political or moral issue, thinking should start with what encourages the individual to work on his own happiness. The lives of citizens (and families) in any territory should be more important than someone’s idea of the destiny of his own group. Responsibility at the individual level can do much toward producing wealth without destroying the planet and toward sharing it equitably.


Second call to attention!!

Understanding magazine will begin bi-monthly publication following the July-August issue! So—it will be September-October, November-December, January-February, March-April and May-June.

Reason – printing and paper costs plus lack of necessary staff to assemble the magazine, do the book-keeping and mailing.

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