Volume 10, Issue 9, page 4

JUDGING from the frightening and mounting
use of tranquilizers and sleeping pills,
insomnia is very evidently a serious and
growing problem. Altho it is conside;ed of
minor importance by most of the medical profession, it is difficult to convince the overwrought insomniac of the insignificance of his

Here is a method of attaining sleep that
uses none of the above-mentioned methods, but
is adapted somewhat from the ideas of Dr. Abraham Low in his book, "Mental Health Through
Will Training". Altho "will power" is held in
low esteem by most modern psychologists, it
was Dr. Low's contention that the body can be
controlled by the will, and thereby, indirectAside from the use of drugs, other common
methods of obtaining sleep are relaxation,
control of breathing, control of thought, and
ly, control is achieved over the mind.

In this method of attaining sleep, there is
no conscious attempt to control the breath, to
control the trend of thought, to use suggestion or hypnosis, to relax, nor even any attempt to attain sleep. The mind is left free
to wander at will, and there is no conscious
effort to control anything at all except movement of the body. The only important factors
are: lack of movement of the body, and time.

In actual practice, the person using this
method should sit or lie in a reasonably comfortable position, and, if possible, in the
position in which he usually goes to sleep.
After this position is attained, no matter how
strong the desire, he does not allow himself
to move. Usually, or often, there will be various desires to move, such as a desire to
scratch, cough, sigh, yawn, obtain a more comfortable position, etc., but all these desires
must be resisted. If this position is persisted
in, these almost overwhelming desires to move
will invariably subside, sometimes gradually,
sometimes instantly, and the feverish whirl of
the mind will slow down, as the hypnoidal or
hypnagogic state sweeps over the body.

This is that wonderful, heavy, warm feeling
wherein there is no desire to do anything at
all -- no desire to move -- no desire to think --
and all those urgent problems seem insignificant and far away. As this state takes over,
the body automatically relaxes, with no conscious attempt to do so, and one sinks into
the sweet nothingness of refreshing sleep.

Those who would give up essential liberty
to purchase a little temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin
There is no squabbling so violent as that
between people who accepted an idea yesterday
and those who will accept the same idea tomorrow. -- Christopher Morley
cultural natthre... to inspire men and women to
a more constructive way of life by exposing
them to the various arts and various forms of
creative expression. (e) Periodic retreats...
to afford men and women the opportunity to
spend time in an atmosphere of quiet, where
they can avail themselves of meditation, counsel, and practical instruction in the art of o
meditation and deep contemplation.
`Temple of Tomorrow'
Has a This Year Tempo

IRST phase in the building of the Temple
of Tomorrow is slated for early in 1964,
and all plans are on schedule, Roy Eugene
Davis, of Garrett Park, Md., announces in
releasing an artist's concept of the completed

Davis points out that the institution, already in operation ahead of its physical plant,
has for its purpose a program of sound instruction in physical, mental, and spiritual
development and in education of the highest
order. Instruction is available thru (a) Lectures for the public (b) Seminars...to advance
the main ideas of metaphysical-occult sciences.
(c) Classes for serious students to enable
them to apply the basic principles to everyday situations. (d) Public functions ... of a
Philosophical literature is being gathered
at the rate of several hundred volumes per Y
month and is being arranged for the convenience of interested persons. A section of this
library is set aside for reference works.

Inspiration behind this project is Roy Eugene Davis, known for his writings and lectures. For several years, Roy was a disciple
of Paramhansa Yogananda. In his last five years,
he has given more than 700 lectures in the U.
S. and Canada, written six books, and appeared
on dozens of radio and television shows.

In the coming year, Roy will carry his ministry to England and Japan, as well as enlarge
study groups at home.