Volume 7, Issue 4, page 8

very much more than oneself at the moment one
is desperately eager for illumination.

I told heróand this is the Estelle who
still believed she would never have a baby --
how for months at San Fernando, while waiting
for the job in the Orient, I had gone to the
huge L.A.library and picked up a dozen books,
at random almostóbooks on the occult and the
strange facts of the human mind -- and had sat
alone, day after day, averaging one book a day
during this, my first freedom for reading in
my life. "It is all bewildering. There is so
much contradiction, such differences of opinions. I'm convinced of survival of the individual, with retention of memories, personality,
character, identity -- no one who. reads the
right books in this field can fail to accept
the countless scientists who have researched
this thing and proven the tenets of Spiritualism. But I feel so much the need for guidance
and advice and help to assimilate all that
I've read."
"Of course you do!" she said. "Why do you
suppose we waited three days to ride down here
on this trip with you? I was told that you
wanted help such as I could give you."
-- Harold D. Kinney, Inglewood, Calif.
groceries on top of the bottle. Hai ridiculous
can you get?"
"Pretty ridiculous," we admitted.
"Anyway, what I dropped by for was to see
if we could get some cherries;" he said. "But,
since you're chopping out all your trees..."
"There still are plenty," we said. "It'll
be years before we complete the transition
from a cherry orchard to a diversified one.
Come on out and help yourself -- just as soon as
they're ripe."
"Thanks ! " he said. "What was it you said
about the mixer? I got off on something else,
and forgot."
"You mean, you weren't doing much concentrated thinking?" we asked.
"Concentrated thinking? What's that got to
do with it? Who said anything about concentrated thinking? It's like beer -- I can take it or
let it alone. Anybody can do concentrated
thinking -- by the hour, if necessary."
We wonder.

Actually,. if "concentrated thinking" was
possible for "anybody" -- and practiced -- man
would be using the most powerful foice in the
world -- thought -- to mould his destiny rather
than permitting himself to be the iictim of
whimsy and this-and-that idea tasting. The man.
who says he wants peace, yet "has no idea" bow
it may be obtained, is no match for those warmongers who profit, in one way or another,
from international strife. The man who seeks
"truth", yet takes the "easy way out " by " buying " the rigid specifications offered him by
some ology salesman, who most often is parroting ideas offered him by others who also found
it easier to agree than to do any concentrated
thinking of their own, will contribute little
or nothing in man's fight to escape his legacy
of fear and superstition.

The next time you catch yourself trying any
"directed thinking", go back over any five
minutes of your thinking, and you may be surprised at the number of times you've allowed
your "directed thinking" to stray undirected.
Then you will realize that the thoughts of the
critic above, who intended to see about some
cherries, were merely following an old pattern
when they wandered into innumerable bypaths.

. R.S. MEAD, in his "Fragments of a Faith
Forgotten", wrote: The student of Christianity "is amazed at the general ignorance
of everything connected with its history
and origin. He gradually works his way to
a point whence he can obtain an unimpeded
view of the remains of the first two centuries
(A.D.), and gaze around on a world that he has
never heard of at school, and of which no word
is ever breathed from the pulpit" (P.111,
The Church claims the gospel Jesus established its religion, and, according to the Bibie, he lived in the first century A.D. But
there is not a trace of Jesus or Christianity
in the first two centuries, and so, historians
have termed that period the Dark Ages of

No trace of Jesus or Christianity appeared
in any period, and not earlier than the 4th
Century, until Christian scribes revised ancient history, as admitted in the Catholic &cyclopedia. Fbr, as we have stated, the Bible
and Christianity are unknown until the Church
was born.

We do not see in the true history of the
first two centuries, as we expect, that world
described in the New Testament gospels, nor
that Jesus with crowds following him. Instead,
we see a remarkable ^ an named Apollonius, the
great philosopher of the first century, called
Pol by his followers and Paul in the Bible,
and whose story is told by Prof. Hilton Hotema
in his work titled "Mystery Man of the Bible".
a startling work that amazes its readers.

We hear Pol shout to his congregation, "Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not sleep
(in death), but we shall ALL be changed" (to
immortality) (1 Mr. 15:511.

Not just some of us; not just those "that
believeth and are baptized", as the Bible says
(Mk. 16: 161, but ALL of us, and ALL means ALL.

And this distinguished disciple of Pythagoras describes the Deity of the ancient world
-- not the anthropomorphic God of the Church,
but the Astral God of Paganism. Not the Upknown
God of the Greeks (Acts 17:231, but the Eternal Solar Essence of the Universe, in which we
actually live, and move, and have our being
(Acts 17:281, as explained by Hotema in "The
Soul's Secret".
(Continued in the next issue)

You got an extra five minutes a day you can
spare? Would you use it in the interest of
world-wide peace? Dr. C.H. Yeang (24 Cantonment
Rd., Penang, Malaya) is calling upon the peoples
of all lands to join in a World-wide Divine
Love Radiation Service", and sets out a synchronized time table (morning and evening) for
each and every time zone. (For example, Enid
is 7 A.Y. and 7 P.Y.) In his plea, he merely
cites the intense need for participation, and
makes no appeal for contributions or funds --
which in itself is a very un-American way of
trying to accomplish something. You can have
our daily five minutes, Dr. Yeang.