Volume 9, Issue 10, page 14

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only in this column. Those wishing a personal reply
or a longer analysis, send $2 and a self-addressed
envelope to Analyst, 322 West B St., Ontario, Calif.
him to "bridge the gap in Gurdjieff's teaching between theory
and practice." Then, as with
the previous leaders , he swung
whole-mindedly into the role
of "bell -wether" for Pak Subuh,
feeling that in Subud his long
search was being rewarded.

What the reader can get out
of Bennett's "search" is problematical -- nor is one certain
Of how much "truth" Bennett
was a witness to. One might
wish that more space had been
given to the THINKING of Ouspensky, Gurdjieff, and Subuh,
and less to Bennett's tiredness from the activities in
which he continually engaged.

And one is inclined to agree
with Madame Ouspensky when she
said to Bennett: "Try to be
yourself. Why do you imitate
Mr. Ouspensky in everything?
You can never succeed in work
by imitating others." Then she
quoted from Bhagavad Gita:
"Better one's own way of
life -- dharma -- even if it lacks
merit, than that of another,
even if one well performed.
The way of another is fraught
with danger; salvation comes
only by following one's own
"Witness" is witness to the
fact that this is a lesson that
Bennett never learned. -- Trah
Nika. * * *

by Ethel Foresman. 158 pp.,
$3.95. Pub. by Robert Speller
& Sons, New York, N. Y.

Altho "Health and Happiness
Are Twins", by Ethel Foresman,
may not have the national impact of Rachel Carson's recent
book, "Silent Spring", it contains the same condemnation of
chemical farming and the uses
of pesticides and insecticides.
The more writers we have who
are willing to sound the alarm
against these dangers, the
better it will be for America,
for as constant dripping of
water wears away the hardest
stone, even so these myriad
warnings may at last reach our
national consciousness and
cause a revolt against the use
of such poisons, which are destroying Nature, and even man

As Miss Foresman points out ,
our bodies are organic structures, which can be maintained
in health only thru organic
foods -- all of which have their
origin in the good earth. And
she can speak as a true daughter of the virgin soil, since
her parents homesteaded in
Oklahoma when it was opened
to settlement -- back when the
rich loam fed nutrients into
the harvest, and before greed
and laziness turned the land
0 YOU write "straight up
and down"? Sharp angles,
no endings to words -- or
heavy writing in general?
Slash i-dots, or arrow tcrossings?
If you do, you're not exactly popular. Maybe you've
wondered why people you'd like
to be friends with give you a
wide berth. You can 't "be that
way" and make friends and influence people -- the right way.

You've got to give a little
in order to get -- and at the
moment you don't want to. So ,
you are more or less on your
own. You know many people, no
doubt, but they know you too ,
which makes it a rather trying
situation all around.

How can you change? 'Tain't
easy, but it's possible. Examine yourself. Do you write like
that described above? Then
lean your writing a little;
lighten it, be careful of your
t - crossings and i-dots. I n
other words, loosen up a bit;
let the other fellow's opinion
get some consideration. I t
never hurts to listen, to have
an open mind; you'll find there
are some pretty nice people,
and, strangely enough, they
have some ideas and comments.

Just open your heart as
well as your mind -- the change
will do you good. Your writing
will change, if you sincerely
want it to , but you've got to
into neglected, over-planted ,
topsoilless desert, which produces only when nursed along
with chemical additives.

Women should be interested
in this book, since Miss Foresman describes many ways they
can improve their appearances
as well as become healthier
and happier. In fact, if health
and happiness are twins, then
beauty is at least a bloodbrother. Here you will find
practical beauty hints; diets,
exercises, numerous ways to
protect your health, or regain
it, and even to prevent aging.
But it is not primarily a book
for women; it is a book for
all who wish to enjoy a richer ,
fuller life and be able to
face each day with the anticipation and exhilaration of a
child. Sophia Tryst

change from the inside before
any change can come from the

Self-analysis isn't pleasant -- in fact, it's downright
demoralizing, but if you look
hard enough, you'll find the
world's o.k., it's people in
it that mess it up. Don't you
be one adding to the confusion.
R. T. S. -- Stamford, Conn. --
Excellent poise is indicated
in this sample -- a thinker before doing type of person.
However, the color of the writing indicates a warm personality; good judgment, and tho
analytical, not a fault-finder.
Could be very persistent when
interested in a project, person, or anything. Tenacity --
probably a very reliable person
once her word is given. Likes
to talk but will never betray
a confidence. She is searching, reaching for something --
perhaps a deeper interest in
Truth, the real things in living. * * *
N. S. H., Connecticut -- This
writer is mentally above average, with ability to concentrate to an exceptional degree.
In personal habits , organization is somewhat hit-or-miss;
but in business, gets V. I. P .
treatment. Friendly, more or
less amiable, but his sense of
humor becomes a bit strained at
times. Could be absent-minded,
under pressure; a bit careless,
but a good memory saves the
day. Able to adapt himself to
most situations with ease. Intuition, plus being philosophical about many things, keeps
him from being disturbed at
demands made upon him. Definite
spiritual interests.
MARCH, 1963