The Planet Mars and Its Inhabitants by Eros Urides

The Planet Mars and Its Inhabitants
by Eros Urides
Hypertext Meanings and Commentaries
from the Encyclopedia of the Self
by Mark Zimmerman

THE PLANET MARS AND ITS INHABITANTS

BY
EROS URIDES
(A MARTIAN)

DEDICATION

To the millions of God's children on
this earth enthralled in darkness, for whom
the solicitude of the Father is now in
evidence, this book is dedicated.

May it be a beacon to light the way of
weary searchers after TRUTH.

One hemisphere of Mars showing the North Polar Cap and the main
Canal System covering the planet. The many thousands of small
lateral canals, radiating from the larger waterways, and which
form an important part of the general plan, have been purposely
omitted from the above to avoid confusion. The circular spots
and dots are the principal reservoirs used for impounding water
for use during the long Martian summer. The dark areas shown in
the drawing are Mars ancient sea bottoms now covered with
vegetation. It will be observed that most of the canals are
double, paralleling each other at a distance of about
seventy-five miles. Centers of population are not shown for the
reason that space is not available on so small a drawing. The
City of Urid is situated adjacent to the reservoir in the center
of drawing, just north of the equator.

CONTENTS

Chapter
I.-EROS URIDES, of the City of Urid, planet Mars, the Author,
introduces himself and his book THE PLANET MARS AND ITS
INHABITANTS.

Chapter
II.-He describes the Population Centers, Temperatures and
Climate. The whole Planet is gridironed with Canals. (See
Diagram.)

Chapter
III.-He gives a full description of the marvelous Martian Canal
System.

Chapter
IV.-Planetary Economy. No Worries, and the Wants of all are
supplied by the Commonwealth.

Chapter
V.-Property and Property Rights. God, the Creator of it, is
considered the Owner of all Property. Material things to the
Martians are but Expedients. The Millions of Martians live as
one great family, though divided into families. And it is this
solidarity and filial consideration towards each other that made
the stupendous Canal and other Works possible.

Chapter
VI.-Trade and Barter are unknown. Transportation is by Flying
Ships, and Gravitational Pull has been overcome. Also, they use
Cosmic or Universal Energy. All Distribution is from immense
Warehouses.

Chapter
VII.-A great many Clairvoyant Visions were seen by the Shorthand
Recorder, which make most interesting reading.

Chapter
VIII.-Knowledge of God comes from within. Selfishness has been
eliminated; and the Martians require no Policemen, Watchmen or
other Guardians of the Peace. Christ is known to the Martians as
one of the great Powers in the Universe.

Chapter
IX.-Mars has no Political System; yet it is controlled by the
very Acme of System. Each Individual of their vast population is
guided by "The Light Within" and by "LOVE."

Chapter
X.-Mars is ruled by LOVE, their only law. There is no Evil, for
all are Good; all are Equal. Truth is simple. The people of
Mars are ready to  stimulate the living of the Christ-Life on
other Planets. (This is a wonderful and most Inspiring chapter.)

Chapter
XI.-Education and Training of the Individual. They have a Spoken
and a Written Language; but Telepathy is often used. Set Rules
of Discipline are not required. There are References to Jupiter,
Neptune, Uranus, Venus, Mercury, and the two Moons of Mars.

Chapter
XII.-Education and Training of the Individual (contd).
Vocational Determination. School Age. Marriage. Science and
Domestic Science. Relativity of Time, Space, Motion and Matter.
All in the whole Universe is ETERNAL MOTION.

Chapter
XIII.-Music is an Expression of the Father. "All around us is a
beautiful RAINBOW UNIVERSE". About Music of the Spheres, and
that Singing is highly developed.

Chapter
XIV.-Aeronautics. Inhabited Planets. Sectarianism. No Sound,
no Discordant Vibrations disturb the Atmosphere of Mars.

Chapter
XV.-Life is an Attribute of the entire Universe. The Planet
Jupiter is enveloped in deep gloom and Darkness. Gives much
information. Vesta, an Asteroid, is about 500 miles in diameter.
Says that communications between Planets of our Solar System and
our Earth will soon be realized, and that the initial Message
will be from Mars. It will herald a New Era for the people of
Earth, and will break down our narrow-minded Theology.

Chapter
XVI.-The Risen Christ. All the Mars people have lived on other
Planets before, except your Earth. On Mars they live the
Christ-Life every day. 10,000 years ago the Mars people accepted
Christ as their Savior WITHOUT MURDER.

Chapter
XVII.-Physical Environment is the result of Spiritual Causes, and
is the Result of our Mental Attitude.

Chapter
XVIII.-Material Life is a Lesson, and is necessary for the
unfolding of Character. The Martians have mastered their Natural
Passions.

Chapter
XIX.-Eros gives a graphic Description of a Martian Home and
Surroundings, then shows how the Food is manipulated. It is
brought from a Central Depot in a Mechanical Contrivance which is
run underground, thence up into the Dining room. The Soiled
Dishes are run down and off the same way. No Drudgery for the
Housewife!

Chapter
XX.-"ART." The Martians have beautiful productions in Painting,
Sculpture and Tapestries, some of which depict the Scenes and
Episodes incident on Christ's Visit to Mars ten thousand years
ago.

Chapter
XI.-Eros Urides has a good deal to write on the subject of
"Scientific Sophistry," which has mostly to do with our Earth.

FOREWORD

It was Eros Urides, the real Martian behind the scenes, who
dictated the contents of this book through the medium to Mr.
Kennon. It was further stated that "The medium was held in
trance for short periods only, as the medium must necessarily
experience the atmosphere of Mars which is more rarified than
that of your Earth." Writes also that the medium seemed to have
some difficulty, and at first pain in breathing while in the
trance condition.

Mr. Kennon also wrote in his foreword of the original book that
it was not until January 4, 1920, it was decided to write the
book in which the Planet Mars, its people, its form of
government, its Art, Industries, Philosophy of life, etc. would
for the first time in the history of this world be given.

It appears that Jesus the Christed One of God visited the planets
of our Solar system, the planet Mars being one of those visited
and investigated. And, as a proof of this it was Jesus Christ
who functioned as chairman or presidentat the great Peace
Conference held in the vast coliseum on the first sphere of the
Heavens of our Earth. That was in the year 1912, as fully
reported in "World of Tomorrow," page 98. It was at that
conference He stated that Universal Peace must be speeded up, as
there were other planets to be investigated: and that the Earth
stood in the way and was becoming a menace to neighboring
planets.

CHAPTER I.

THE PLANET MARS AND ITS INHABITANTS

Years ago, as you measure time, I was an inhabitant of Mars, your
sister planet. My name is Eros Urides (the latter signifying "of
Urid"). But a physical name is only an incidental in one's life.

In the Spirit world we are given a name in accordance with our
spiritual qualities and gifts and the kind of work we do.

I came into material being as the fruit of the sacred union of my
parents. It is not necessary to say aught concerning their
social status, for on Mars all who unfold into a material
expression of the Father are equal. Equal in rank, station, and
in possession of the material fruits of earth.

After my education had been completed I was, in accordance with
the Martian system of scientifically determining one's rightful
vocation, assigned as overseer to a section of one of the main
canals supplying water from the North Polar cap to an impounding
reservoir near the city of Urid, the place of my birth.

I was in the 36th year (Martian reckoning) of my physical life on
the planet when my transition occurred, which event was the
result of my inability to observe, one night, warning signals
sent out from a central station advising the eve of a tremendous
drop in temperature. This occurred in the Martian autumn, and I
succumbed to the intense cold. I was not married, so I left no
immediate family except my parents, brothers and sisters.

I have come to your Earth to give your inhabitants some idea of
the idealistic life lived by your more advanced brothers. I use
the term idealistic in a relative way only, for in God's universe
the degrees of material progress of His children are infinite in
number.

In giving this information to the inhabitants of your world I
have been assisted by the spirits of many former wise children of
your Earth.

The purpose of the information which I am about to impart to your
people is mainly to stimulate and hasten into material expression
the reign of God's kingdom on your Earth.

Many will reject this information, but it is God's truth
nevertheless. But on the other hand, many of God's children now
functioning on your planet will accept the statements as true,
and they will be helped and encouraged in their hard struggle for
material existence.  This struggle, unequal as it is, is the
result of darkness engendered by the loss of faith in God.

Man's faith in his Creator, in the ages preceding your present
era of darkness, was sublime. Man's attitude towards, and his
confidence in the promises of God was as the faith of a child to
its parents, whom it has always trusted. But selfishness has
gained the upper hand, and is now man's master on your Earth.
To break the chains now binding man to self is the purpose of
God's holy emissaries, who have descended from high spiritual
spheres to your Earth to teach and show men the way out of
bondage. They will succeed, for Omniscience has commanded it.
It is under their direction that I am now contributing my little
part in this movement.

I am only too glad to have been able to give the information
contained in this book, and I also appreciate the assistance of
all those on your Earth plane who so willingly assisted; but of
course we are all obeying the Father's command.

As life is an attribute of the entire universe, the material
aspect of all God's creations are the same. That is, life on
another planet must be thought of as being no different from what
experience teaches you.

All inspiration comes from the Father. Hence, the degree of a
race's advancement in point of civilization is in proportion to
its spiritual enfoldment. Therefore the material aspect of life,
which includes God's evolutionary and non-evolutionary creatures,
is the same on every habitable globe in limitless space.

In telling the story of Mars you must be prepared to believe
that, from a physical point of view, the Martians are just human
beings, differing little from the people of your Earth.

The same may be said concerning the activities of life enjoyed by
all of God's creatures. Martians work and have their
recreations. They enjoy the fruits of their earth just as you do
the fruits of yours. They have invented labor-saving machinery,
and indulge in a multitude of industrial pursuits, but with this
difference: their economic system is such that the life of the
Martian is not the struggle for existence you have created on
your Earth. On the contrary it is a pleasurable life in which
work is as much enjoyed as is recreation. This condition is due
to two causes. First, Mars is much farther advanced as a world
in its evolutionary career. Second, the Spiritual enfoldment of
its inhabitants is proportionately advanced.

As the Divine Plan is universal in its scope the physical
characteristics of Mars, compared to your Earth are, in a
general way, the same, with the exceptions shown later in this
book.

The inhabitants of Mars enjoy a blue sky, mountains, hills, rocks
and dells, clouds, beautiful sunsets, and in fact most of the
physical phenomena witnessed by the dwellers of your Earth.

The Martians live and have their being just as your people do,
but they are surrounded by a different spiritual and a modified
physical environment. They take pleasure in music, art and the
study of physical science, but with this difference: the
spiritual growth and enfoldment of the individual is considered
as most important, and all material advancement as only an aid to
ultimate ends.

With main points in view the reader can now readily comprehend
the real Martian character, although it may be a disappointment
to some who have imagined the inhabitants of Mars as physically
different from themselves; or perhaps, as semi-spiritual
entities, who have possibly been transplanted from other worlds
to undergo a sort of probationary life amid a Paradise of
beautiful surroundings and things.

CHAPTER II.

POPULATION CENTERS, TEMPERATURE, CLIMATE

Although Mars is little more than half as large as your Earth,
its diameter being 4,200 miles, it contains a larger area of
habitable land than the latter, its surface area being
approximately 212,000,000 square miles as against 51,000,000
miles for your Earth. Hence our globe supports a larger
population about 13,160,000,000 people. Your population is in
the neighborhood of 1,645,000,000. Your land area is
161,000,000 square miles less than the land area of Mars. This
is for the reason that your oceans occupy a vast surface of your
Earth, and Mars has no oceans, as these dried up ages ago.
Consequently almost the entire surface of our planet (with
exception of some small areas covered with swamps, remnants of
ancient seas and oceans, and portions of the extreme Northerly
and Southerly Polar caps) is utilized by the Martian inhabitants.

Our planet is gridironed with canals, many hundreds of the main
ones being observable through your telescopes, and the art of
intensive farming is practised by us to a degree of perfection
never dreamed of by the dwellers of your Earth.

Our winters, even in the Equatorial regions are severe, the
temperatures at times descending to as low as 80 degrees below
zero. However, our springs, summers, and autumns are mild and
nearly twice as long as your seasons, for the Martian year is 687
days long. We grow and mature many crops of necessary cereals,
fruits and vegetables during the spring and summer months, so
that want is never felt by our happy people.

Our method of irrigation is somewhat different from that
practised in the arid portions of your Earth. We do not, except
in a few instances, flood our lands as you do. Owing to the
fact that our atmosphere is much lighter than yours, the normal
air pressure being only about 8 pounds to the square inch as
against 15 pounds on your Earth, evaporation is very rapid, and
the dewfall, as a consequence of much moisture being in the air,
is very great.

This heavy humidity also tends to prevent radiation of heat, and
the temperature at night does not drop exceedingly low, although
frost is not uncommon even in summer. As our vegetation is
acclimated and adapted to our environment no damage is done to
growing crops by reason of these frosts.

The Martians experience no difficulty in living in a rarified
atmosphere. Neither have they abnormally developed lungs. God
has made ample provision for the comfort of His creatures
throughout all of His infinite creations, and we of Mars are not
excepted from this Fatherly care and love.

Should an inhabitant of your Earth be suddenly transported to
Mars he could live but a few minutes, for the reason that his
lungs could not assimilate enough oxygen from our light
atmosphere.

Economy is a science with us. Nothing is wasted. Every possible
square inch of ground produces food for man or beast. Even the
north and south Arctic regions, after their seasonal thaws
blossom forth with vegetal growth, as astronomers on your Earth
have observed. These regions produce their quota of food by
being utilized as pasturage for our cattle. Immense amounts of
forage are also gathered for the long Martian winters, when a
greater portion of either the north or south hemisphere is
covered with a mantle of snow.

The equatorial regions are always pleasant. No severe wind
storms are experienced on Mars; neither do we have lightning or
other magnetic disturbances such as you experience.

As a corollary to the tranquility of our inhabitants living in
peace, Love and harmony, and the truths of God expressed in our
everyday living, the climate is equable, the atmosphere clear
and beautiful, the sky serene and sapphire-blue: the severest
winds but gentle zephyrs wafted towards the equator from the more
remote portions of our globe. Cloudy skies are rare and
rainstorms few.

There is no lack of God's gifts on Mars. As intensive farming is
a necessity on our planet, plant food or fertilizing elements are
plentiful. One of the large  white circular spots observed by
your astronomers, located in a region on Mars named by them
Elysium, and which has been a puzzle to all observers, is an
immense deposit of fertilizing chemicals. An immense well is
located in this particular spot which gushes forth a never-ending
saline solution, highly impregnated with sodium nitrate, potash
and other salts. The country for many miles around is covered
with a white precipitate which has been carried by the moist air
and deposited on the Martian earth. These chemical compounds are
refined and used to replenish the soil with plant food.

There are 153,000 centers of population on Mars, but these
centers are not congested cities similar to those on your Earth.
Every individual has plenty of room to thrive and develop the
best within him.

Our cities are not crowded and our buildings are beautiful in
their simplicity: large and roomy, with an abundance of sunlight
and ample ventilation. White marble and metals are employed for
building purposes.

The inhabitants congregate in centers and, owing to our more
perfect methods of transportation, go forth daily to their tasks
in field or factory, to return at the end of their allotted
period to home and fireside.

CHAPTER III.

THE MARTIAN CANAL SYSTEM

The Canal system on Mars is comparatively new. The idea of
constructing a planetary Canal system had its incipiency at the
time of Christ's visit to our planet. The Master warned the
people that they must make provision for their future water
supply. At that time (10,000 years ago) the water supply was
becoming noticeably scarcer as time went on. It was nearly 3,000
years after the Master's mission to Mars had been concluded that
actual construction of the Planetary Canal system was undertaken;
and during the intervening 7,000 years and up to the present
time, construction on the public waterways has continued.

At the present day the system is most complete, but constant work
is required to keep the canals in working order. In addition to
the gigantic Canal system, provision had to be made for suitable
reservoirs to impound the water after the seasonal thaws at the
poles. To this end immense reservoirs were constructed at most
canal intersections. In some instances the reservoirs are
established between parallel canals; but in every case smaller
canals, or laterals, always intersect at these points.

Many of the canals on Mars are double, as they appear to your
astronomers. These double waterways parallel each other at a
distance of about 75 miles. The reason for this is that as the
Martian population is absolutely dependent upon the Polar waters
to irrigate their crops, any accident to a canal, such as a land-
slide stopping the regular flow of water or the breaking of a
lock or gate, would mean a very serious calamity to a great
number of people. And for that reason, soon after the main
canals were constructed, second and parallel waterways were made
for the purpose of guaranteeing an uninterrupted flow of water
from the Poles to the Equatorial regions. The result of this was
that on many occasions the foresight of the Martian engineers who
had the water supply of the planet in charge, saved immense areas
from drought.

The rainfall on Mars is almost nil and the immense population
(eight times larger than that of your Earth) is entirely
dependent on the water supply from the melting Polar caps. Water
on Mars is a most precious fluid and there is none to waste. Our
oceans evaporated ages ago, and outside of the precipitation of
moisture at the poles in the form of snow, none is to be had
anywhere else on the planet except in very meager quantities.

The astronomer Lowell of your Earth, who made a life study of our
planet, called these reservoirs "Oases," but he was mistaken in
his theory. He concluded that these points, which appear as
round disks in the telescope, were centers of population. This
conclusion is erroneous. The centers of population on Mars are
scattered over the entire planet regardless of the position of
the so-called "Oases." It is quite true that owing to the rapid
evaporation of water in the comparatively thin atmosphere of
Mars, the dewfall for quite a radius from the center of the
reservoirs is considerable, with the result that vegetation
springs up, giving the "Oases" the appearance of a diameter of
about 75 miles. The reservoirs are about 60 miles across and
hold millions of gallons of water.

The same explanation may be given of the Canals. The dewfall on
each side is extensive, and the vegetal growth which extends the
full length of the water-ways and for thousands of miles in some
cases, is most prolific.

The water in the canals, in most instances, is distributed by
gravity; but recourse is had to a lock system and to immense
pumps for raising the water to proper levels.

The gates of the lock system and the pumps are operated by
electricity, the control of which energy is well understood by
us. In fact, we are centuries ahead of your Earth people in the
knowledge of the use of Electro-magnetic energy. (More will be
given on the subject of Electricity in a later chapter.)

Another source of mystery to your astronomers has been the
appearance of triangular dark spots at the origin of some of the
Martian canals. These have been referred to by your astronomer
Lowell as "Carets," named so by reason of their peculiar shape.
These so-called "Carets" are the thoughtful provision for the
impounding of a season's supply of water. In other words they
are in part a lock system for raising water to the level of some
of the main canals, and embrace also a prodigious pumping system.

These so-called "Carets," as the telescope will show, are located
at the edge of some of what appear to you as very dark areas on
our planet. These dark areas are Mars' old sea bottoms, and in
many instances have been utilized by our engineers as natural
reservoirs for water. Their convenient location near the Poles
has provided ideal facilities for the preservation of an adequate
supply of water.

The construction of Mars' gigantic Canal system, planetary in
its extent, might seem to your Earth people an impossible task.
And it might prove so to your Earth dwellers should you undertake
a similar project in the ages to come when your seas dry up,
though it must be remembered that gravity on Mars, compared with
your Earth, is as 38 to 100. Excavations of large waterways
then becomes a comparatively easy task. We have no high
mountains on Mars; in fact, none exceeding 3,000 feet in
altitude.

Owing to the difference in gravity the angle of repose on Mars
is nearly acute as against 45 degrees on your Earth, which
permits of almost perpendicular walls to the canals and lessens
the danger of landslides and cave-ins. But above all, the
biggest advantage enjoyed by us in the construction of large
public enterprises, such as are embraced by our Canal system, is
the solidarity and unity of purpose on the part of the Martian
people. As Love rules our planet no internal dissension or
public misunderstanding exists among its people to retard any
undertaking that is necessary for the good of all.

It is lamentable that the dwellers on your Earth are divided
against one another. Not only are your false ideals of racial,
sociological and religious distinctions a bar to your Spiritual
and material progress, but your political and economic falsities
are as millstones around your necks, which will ultimately lead
you to destruction unless you, as a people, retrace your steps
and go back to the pathway pointed out by Christ the Master 2,000
years ago, when He came to your Earth with a message from the
Most High. The pathway is LOVE which leads to a true
understanding of God and the Kingdom referred to by Christ.

The Martian canals, as telescopic observation will prove in
almost all cases, follow straight lines. When necessary,
mountains have been cut through down to a proper level. Where
the canals cross depressions or old sea-bottoms, immense
aqueducts have been constructed of solid stone and concrete in
such a manner that the water, in most cases, flows to its
destination by gravity.

That this has been a stupendous task may be more readily imagined
when it is known that the width of the main canals averages from
one to twenty miles. This announcement might seem to many
unreasonable, but it must be remembered that the volume of water
distributed over 212,000,000 square miles of territory is
immense. You might ask where this large volume of water comes
from.

The POLAR CAPS! During the Martian winter these extend down
nearly to the equator, and cover about five-sevenths of the
planet's surface when at maximum; and as the snowfall averages
from six inches at the edge of the caps to 50 feet at and near
the actual Poles, some idea may be gained of the amount of
moisture taken care of by these artificial waterways. Ten feet
of snow will make 12 inches of water, so there exists on Mars an
ample supply for all purposes.

(NOTE--The question as to why many of the canals germinate has
been a perplexing one to our astronomers. Lowell observed that
many of the main canals germinated a short time after the
commencement of the Martian summer, and for a time it was thought
that the phenomena might be an optical illusion, and the latter
theory was considered seriously by some observers until the
double canals were actually photographed at the Flagstaff
observatory, but the cause of the doubling was never solved until
the receipt of these revelations.)

CHAPTER IV.

PLANETARY ECONOMY

Economy is a virtue long cultivated on the Planet Mars. On your
Earth you waste more than you use, not only in food but in the
fruits of the Earth. You are using up your resources at a
tremendous rate, and some day you must pay the penalty. Witness
the wanton destruction of your beautiful forests, the depletion
of your coal beds and crude oil deposits. All this waste is the
result of lack of Spiritual guidance; a gross materialism: an
inordinate selfish greed. Instead of laying up Spiritual
treasures you are worshiping at the altar of Mamon. Ultimately
you will find your hoardings nothing but tarnished brass--an
illusion leading you on to Spiritual destruction.

With the Martians the incentive to live is to express life and be
in harmony with the Creator, to develop spiritually and build for
Eternity. On Mars each one strives to live for his brother to
the end that all may inherit the promised Kingdom when yet as a
physical being. Commercialism with us is unknown, for no one
works for profit. The products of the toil of all the
inhabitants are for the public larder and other necessities and
even luxuries.

As a result of this system of public economy and industrialism,
sweat-shops, child labor, poor houses, public reformatories, and
the long list of pernicious and iniquitous customs in vogue on
your Earth are unknown on our planet.

No worries mar the life of the people of Mars. Worry has no
place in the Martian mind. The wants of all are supplied by the
Commonwealth, and each one contributes his best efforts to the
common good, and in return each individual is supplied his every
want. This is in accordance with Christ's message: "Seek ye
first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these
things shall be added unto you."

CHAPTER V.

PROPERTY AND PROPERTY RIGHTS

On Mars all property is considered as belonging to God, its
Creator, who provided it for the enfoldment and comfort of His
creatures. No individual lays claim to property in the sense
that you Earth dwellers do.

Through God's love does man inhabit a portion of the material
universe, but only for a season. Man comes into material being
to express life and acquire an individuality, after which he
passes out of material bondage, when his place is taken by
another.

At man's transition he takes with him only character, nothing
else. If the things he has striven for during his material life
have been but chimeras: the material things of life: the fruits
of the Earth, then in that case he will find himself poor
indeed. The only real wealth, the only thing worth striving for,
is a knowledge of God and His Kingdom. And with us Martians a
knowledge of God is the ultimate goal sought for. Hence all
material things to the Martian are but expedients, soon to be
forgotten.

Material wealth is an abstraction. Its usual evidence is the
possession of property, which may be money, land, goods or
chattels, as the case may be. In final analysis this concrete
evidence of wealth is not real.

Money is nothing more or less than a stamped token entitling the
possessor to so much human effort, for the real value behind
money, after all, is but so much human energy or force, varying
according to its quality and its worth.

Other forms of property such as goods and chattels, are the
result of human endeavor and may be secured by the exchange of
money, or it may be produced by the owner.

Wealth represented by lands, which were created by God for the
benefit of all humankind. and not for the individual, is the
so-called right-secured by barter, exchange or inheritance, to
use or withhold from use, at the caprice of the owner--of a
certain piece or portion of the planet. Under a legal fiction
the title to land extends to the center of the Earth and to
infinity in an opposite direction!

The text: "Thou shalt earn thy bread by the sweat of thy brow"
has a deep significance to one who has come into a knowledge of
Truth. Drones have no place in the Divine Plan. It is not only
essential but mandatory, that each one do his part for the common
good. The non-producing rich man is as much a drone as is the
vagabond who neither toils nor spins. The Biblical test
concerning the difficulty of the rich man getting into Heaven
means that it is impossible for a drone or parasite to get into
harmony with God.

The possession of wealth is not in itself sinful, but the
possession of wealth is a corollary to selfishness. He who is
unselfish will spurn wealth. The individual who accumulates
beyond his needs sins against Heaven when he locks up his goods
in strong boxes. The act of hoarding deprives some creature of
his just portion, for God has planned there should be sufficient
for all who make the effort, and a system that permits an unequal
distribution of God's gifts is in opposition to the Divine Plan,
and doubly pernicious is a church organization that permits it.

Only after Christ has taken up His abode in the hearts of the
people of your Earth will surcease come to the suffering millions
on your planet.

Happiness and selfishness are so diametrically opposed that the
former is impossible unless the latter is eliminated from your
world, for only real happiness comes after complete surrender to
God. Surrender to God means subordination to His will. His will
on Earth must be done as it is in Heaven. All must be self-
conscious of this. If God's will was adhered to on your Earth
what a different place it would be! Instead of a shambles it
would be a paradise, the brotherhood of man and the Fatherhood of
God a fact instead of the dream of a few.

God loves all His creatures, both evolutionary and
non-evolutionary. His love is infinite in extent. We are all
His children. Everything has been provided for us. It is only
man's selfishness that deprives any creature of his just dues.
Man suffers want on account of his lack of faith in God! Before
man lost his faith in God he walked and communed with angels. He
could do it now if he would but listen to the Voice Within--if he
would only open his heart to Christ, for help is ready whenever
one asks for it in sincerity and faith.

One of the sources of great injustice to the majority of the
inhabitants of your Earth is the belief in the dogma of Divine
Right. This dogma includes not only the absurdity of the Divine
Right of kings, but the Divine Right to the ownership of goods
and land through the Creator's favoritism for a few.

This dogma is the mother of untold misery and suffering. Out of
this ungodly theory has evolved your shameful caste system; your
shameful economic ideas.

Your ancient feudal system of government has been but little
improved upon today over its primitive status, for you still draw
well-defined lines of class distinction between God's
children--lines of demarcation based on wealth and natal origin.
With your inhabitants, communal standing and social distinction
is proportionate to the wealth of the possessor or to the wealth
or social standing of ancestors.

The monstrous heresy of Divine Right is an invention of the
powers of darkness and must be eliminated from your world root
and branch before your progress forward is assured. God plays no
favorites. His love is showered upon all alike. His gifts are
for all His children. It was never the Divine intent that a
favored few should bask in the sunshine of His grace while the
majority suffered want and deprivation. These false ideas have
been the procurers of darkness: of the Stygian gloom now
overshadowing your Earth.

Spiritual darkness has not always covered your Earth. In
primitive times--ages ago--eras whose history has been lost to
you, man on your Earth was in harmony with his Creator. This was
in the Golden Age when man and the angels of God walked hand in
hand; when man communed with God, and when the Christ spirit was
abiding in the hearts of the people. In this age man was
spiritually developed to a degree almost unbelievable by you.

Then the time came when man listened to the temptor (his baser
self), and through the workings of the law of Atavism man
degenerated almost to the level of his animal prototype.

This incident in your world's history is the source of the legend
of the "Fall of Man" in the "Garden of Eden."  Man disobeyed God
by listening to self, by giving himself over to his selfish
desires. He slew his brother, figuratively speaking, when he
abandoned himself to selfish ends and took advantage of his
fellowman. He has been guilty of that sin ever since. IT IS NOW
INHERENT IN HIS MAKE-UP; THIS SELFISH INSTINCT MUST BE ELIMINATED
BEFORE HE CAN AGAIN FIND THE FATHER'S KINGDOM.

No fences or other evidences of individual ownership surround the
millions of homes on Mars. No lines of demarcation divide one
plot of land from another. The millions of beautiful
homes--beautiful in their simplicity, for over-ornamentation such
as the dwellers of your Earth practise, is not tolerated on our
planet--belong to the Commonwealth. The same are allotted to the
individual as a life tenure only.

The same custom prevails in the matter of personal property.
Should a Martian have use for a flying machine, also used by
another, or other kind of property for personal use, he does not
ask the use of same in the spirit that your Earth dwellers borrow
from one another. Use of the needed article is requested with
the idea that it belongs to the community: that all material
possessions are the common property of the entire race.

THE MILLIONS OF MARTIANS LIVE AS ONE FAMILY. IT IS THIS
SOLIDARITY, THIS FILIAL CONSIDERATION THAT ONE HOLDS FOR THE
OTHER THAT HAS MADE THE STUPENDOUS AND GIGANTIC PUBLIC WORKS ON
MARS POSSIBLE.

In the absence of a universal unity of purpose intelligent life
on Mars would have become extinct centuries ago, when the last
remnants of its oceans and seas dried up and a planetary
irrigation system became necessary in order to utilize the frozen
Polar moisture.

CHAPTER VI.

DISTRIBUTION OF COMMODITIES

Barter and trade are unknown on Mars. The entire race of
Martians is cooperative, and the production of all necessities is
based on the needs of the Commonwealth.

Specialization in different branches of industrial activity is
centralized, as is the case of your Earth. That is, some
particular parts of the planet, owing to climatic and other
conditions, are better adapted for the production of some special
kind of raw material used in the manufacture of clothes or other
necessities of life, or the production of some particular
foodstuff. But in every case the incentive for industrial
activity is not material profit. On the contrary the real
incentive is compliance with the Father's will.

Transportation is effected by means of flying ships actuated by
the control of gravitational attraction. These vehicles of the
air, beside your crude affairs[1] are most perfect, and the
amount of freight carried is unlimited, for the reason that the
gravitational attraction of the cargo is nullified as well as
that of the ship. (A more extended explanation concerning this
matter is given in another section of this book.) Another
motive power used is Cosmic, or Universal Energy. (We shall
refer to this later.)

[1] NOTE--Yes, 35 years ago, but not today, 1955.

Immense warehouses and depots are scattered throughout the entire
planet. These are centers of distribution. These warehouses are
filled with what all the people of the entire planet need in the
way of food, clothing and other necessities of life. These
depots are in charge of trained and competent workers who attend
to the issuance and distribution of all commodities.

When a Martian is in need of any particular commodity he makes
application to have his want supplied to the depot nearest to his
habitation. He immediately receives the needed article. If the
quantity and nature of his requisition is too large for him to
carry personally, the same is delivered at his domicile by the
Commonwealth's Transportation Department.

CHAPTER VII.

CLAIRVOYANT VISIONS OF MARS

In connection with the revelation contained in this book
concerning the physical characteristics of Mars, the compiler of
this volume, as well also as the medium, was given much
information concerning this advanced planet by means of
clairvoyant visions. These pictures were given the writer at
different times, commencing early in 1920, and continuing until
the book was finished.

As has been explained by the controls who have been instrumental
in giving the information about Mars, the purpose of these
clairvoyant pictures was to give the compiler of this book real
visual evidence as to life on Mars; and in particular, real
pictures setting forth its topography, which could be elucidated
in no other way.

Written descriptions of scenery and of human activities
necessarily fall short of the reality, especially when an attempt
is made to record a series of events or a point of view outside
the realm of our experience.

The first picture realized by the writer, and for that matter the
most important one, was the view given him of Urid the Beautiful,
one of the most Important centers of population on the planet
Mars.

It was while lying in bed one morning the writer was
contemplating the many messages being received from the Martian,
who is the dictator of the subject matter of this book, that he
found himself at a strange place, suspended as it were in the air
over a beautiful lake of blue water, whose surface was broken by
gentle ripples, due to the soft, balmy breeze blowing over the
surface of the water. The writer was facing what seemed to be a
westerly direction; and at a  distance of about five miles there
arose a series of small mountains about 2,500 feet in altitude.
These mountains skirted the shores of the lake. The sky was a
beautiful blue, bluer than the sapphire-tinted skies of our own
desert lands. The mountains were tinted red from base to top,
except where the moisture near the shores of the lake had
stimulated a vegetal growth, whose green contrasted most
harmoniously with the red of the soil. Two white clouds floated
majestically near the peaks of the highest mountains.

The atmosphere was impressively clear and all objects seemed to
stand out in sharp definition, a condition seldom seen by
dwellers on our Earth except in extremely dry and arid regions.

On top of a small plateau, forming the crown of a low-lying hill
at the base of one of the highest mountains, and about 1,500 feet
from the shore line, I was startled to see a large city. The
thousands of closely nestling buildings seemed to be built of
white stone. The writer was lost in admiration, for there in
front of him the pure white of the city, contrasting so vividly
with the red soil of this faraway planet, stood the habitations
of an advanced race many millions of miles removed from my own
world.

The writer was impressed with the fact that, with but few
exceptions, the buildings of gleaming white were all one story in
height, and it became instantly evident that crowding is not
tolerated by the inhabitants of this progressive planet. A few
structures towered above the rest. These, as the writer was
informed later, were the public buildings dedicated to the use of
the people as lecture halls, centers for music and art, etc.

On a subsequent occasion the writer was shown a close-up view of
Urid. Flowers, grass and green foliage abounded everywhere. The
long streets were broad and well paved, and flanked on two sides
with long rows of one-storied buildings of white stone, beautiful
in their simplicity. No extreme ornamentation is carried out in
the erection of buildings on Mars. On the contrary, the simple
square outlines characteristic of our own Old Mission
architecture seems to prevail on the planet Mars. The same
simple style prevails with the public buildings, except that
massive stone columns marked the portals of same, reminding one
of our own early Grecian architecture.

Many palm-like trees grew all over the city, especially in the
neighborhood of the public buildings.

A week after the occurrence of the above incident the writer was
shown, in the same manner as before, one of the many canals that
gridiron the Martian globe. This particular canal is one of the
main waterways on Mars, and appeared to be about a mile wide at
the point of observation. The water was of a deep blue color,
denoting great depth. Along the banks of this waterway could be
seen many houseboats or floating dwellings. Some of these
houseboats were very large and evidently housed large families.
The writer was informed that many Martians who have charge of the
waterways dwell in these habitations.

The banks above the canal were covered with green grass and many
flowers.

On subsequent occasions I was shown other canals and reservoirs,
and the manner in which some of the canals were cut through the
mountains. In some instances the walls of the canals were almost
perpendicular. Steep cuts, even in soft ground, seemed to be
characteristic of all the waterways observed by the writer.

On another occasion the writer was given a view of the North
Polar regions. At that time the deep snows that covered the
ground everywhere were melting. The country seemed to be very
hilly. As far as the eye could reach I observed low-lying hills
covered with a white mantle of snow. Patches of reddish earth
here and there indicated that the thaw was general and that the
snow had thinned out in spots. Between the hills I observed a
large body of water, and was informed that this was an artificial
reservoir which had been created by the damming of a large
valley. The sky on this occasion was hidden by a mist, a very
natural phenomenon in view of the fact that many thousands of
square miles of the country, covered with snow on this part of
Mars, was undergoing a rapid thaw.

That the large dark-colored areas on Mars, supposed by early
observers to be seas, are nothing more or less than low, swampy
land covered with rank vegetation, was evidenced to me on one
occasion when I was permitted to see the true character of these
portions of the planet.

The rank vegetation was about three feet high and of a greenish
red color. Interspersed throughout the mass of coarse-leafed
plants were high, dry stalks the remnants of an earlier crop of
Martian flora. The season seemed to be advanced and all plant
life was taking on autumnal tints.

It was in December 1919 that I saw the first close-up picture of
a Martian--a woman. Her head was covered with a thin veil which
came down to her well-formed mouth. She seemed to be a most
beautiful woman with most expressive eyes. Her hair was black.
Her skin was unusually white, which contrasted with the dark
hair. She wore no jewelry, or other ornaments that I could see.

On a subsequent occasion I was permitted to see a Martian male.
He was playing a flutelike instrument, and as he was quite close
to me I could observe the wax-like texture of his skin. This
semi-transparency of the skin is characteristic of the Martians,
and evidences a life that is free from the many bodily ailments
that afflict humanity on our Earth. The Martian was dressed in
graceful but loose-fitting clothes of a reddish-brown color. His
eyes were a deep blue and his lips seemed to be unusually red.
In respect to stature he was, I would say, about five feet nine
inches in height. In fact, on subsequent occasions I have
observed crowds of Martians gathered together and they appeared
no different from the inhabitants of our own world except as to
clothing, which is much simpler, but more graceful than our
styles.

I was informed by the spiritual control that the fauna of Mars is
varied, but that all animal life is domesticated, there being now
no wild animals on the planet.

It was shortly after I had seen the Martians, described in the
foregoing paragraph, that I was shown two cat-like animals, which
at the time of my vision were engaged in playing about the feet
of a Martian. They did not exactly resemble cats, but were more
feline than canine. They were about the size of a large
Airedale, and of a dark, reddish-brown color with deep black
stripes, similar to the markings of our tigers. They were very
playful and cavorted about just as our own dogs and cats do when
endeavoring to attract the attention of their masters.

On the morning of January 20, 1920, I was shown another Martian
canal. On this occasion I observed a large building on the banks
of the waterway near my point of vision. This building was more
of a grandstand with a roof than anything else I can compare it
to. It consisted of a large framework painted white, and was as
high as our two-storied structures. A multitude of the people
were inside the building, some sitting, some standing. They all
seemed to be intently gazing in a Northerly direction, up-stream.

Much green foliage and varied-colored flowers lined the banks of
the canal, especially in the neighborhood of the building. The
people all seemed to be attired in holiday garb, and it was
evident to me that a celebration was going on.

Later I was informed that what I had witnessed was an annual
celebration observed by the people of Mars on the occasion of
arrival of the first water from the North Pole after commencement
of the Martian Spring. It appears that this occasion is a very
important event with the Martians. as the arrival of the life-
giving moisture from the Arctic and Antarctic regions of the
planet insures a season of plenty for the inhabitants. The water
arrives at the equatorial regions in a little less than a Martian
month (60 days) after the commencement of the Polar thaws and
after a season of thanksgiving to the Father has been held by all
in appreciation of His bountiful gifts. The Spiritual leaders of
the different communities preside at these gatherings.

The foregoing is in remarkable agreement with a statement on page
375 of the late Professor Lowell's book titled "MARS," as
follows.

"The Canal quickening on Mars occupied 52 days, as evidenced by
the successive vegetal darkenings which descend from latitude 72
degrees North and latitude 0, a journey of 2,650 miles. The rate
of progression is remarkably uniform, and this fact that it is
carried from near the Pole to the Equator is sufficient tell-tale
of extrinsic aid, and the uniformity of the action increases its
significance."

On the morning of January 21 I witnessed another interesting
Martian scene, which was almost identical with the previous
vision of the Arctic regions of this planet, except that the warm
season was more advanced, and I was permitted to see the country
from another angle. I was facing East. Most of the Polar snow
had disappeared, and the low-lying hills were now covered with a
growth of dark green vegetation, except at a few isolated points
which showed small patches of snow. The sky was less misty than
on the previous occasion.

On the evening of January 21 I was shown a flock of Martian
sheep. The herd was small and I observed five of the animals at
close range. I call them sheep for the reason that the animals
resembled our sheep in every particular. The wool was very long
and of a dark reddish-brown color, except underneath their
bellies which was yellowish.

On the evening of January 29 I had a vision of a beautiful woman
with a child kneeling at her feet. She was seated on a chair and
held a book on her lap. The symbolism of the vision was later
explained to me by the controls. who said: "Verily I say unto
you whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little
child, he shall not enter therein."  God's truths are perceived
only by those who can acquire the simple faith of a child.

It was about the same time I had a vision in which I saw Sergius
for the first time distinctly. He is the principal control
dominating the writing of this book. He appeared very
patriarchal with a long beard. His features were decidedly
semitic. His countenance was most spiritual and beautiful.

On February 10 I had my first vision of Mars' two moons, known to
our astronomers as Diemos and Phobos. The latter appeared as a
satellite about half as large as our full moon, and the former
like a star brighter than the first magnitude, and could be
compared with Jupiter as seen from our Earth during a favorable
opposition of that planet. The latter satellite sheds
considerable light on her primary. An interesting explanation of
these two moons will be found in a later chapter of this book.

On February 17 I was shown the actual appearance of our sun from
the planet Mars. What I saw disproves the theory that owing to
the distance of Mars from the sun the latter would be viewed by
the Martians as a disk about half the size as seen from our
Earth. The Solar Orb appeared as to size and brightness, about
the same as viewed from our Earth, and seemed to give forth its
heat with the same intensity. I was facing the sun and its
brilliance blinded my eyes for an instant.

On the evening of February 29 I had a vision of a strange looking
creature ape-like in appearance. The form was about five feet
tall, very hairy, his body being covered with a thick coat of
woolly hair of a grayish color. He was smoking what appeared to
be a cigar-like roll of something, probably some sort of leaves
rolled up into a convenient form for smoking. On the tips of his
pointed ears were little tufts of long hair, which gave his head
a lynx-like appearance. There were quite a number of large
yellow spots on his hairy chest. His nose was very stubby, and
his entire face was decidedly apelike.

I was later informed that I had seen an inhabitant of the planet
Mercury, where life has not yet evolved to a very high degree,
and where man has not yet wholly emerged from his primary
beast-like state.

Concerning the flora of Mars I have on various occasions viewed
orchards of growing fruit trees. The trees were set out in rows
similar to the methods adopted in our own orchards. The trees
were dwarf-like, being not over five or six feet high. I was
informed that this particular species of tree was cultivated for
its fruit and for the fiber obtained from its large leaves, which
is made into cloth, thread and cordage.

On one occasion a short time after the chapter dealing with the
transmission of Electro-magnetic energy by wireless was received,
I was shown two immense towers on the planet Mars which are used
for the purpose of distributing power throughout the planet. The
two towers were very close together, probably 100 yards apart and
100 feet high. They resembled two immense round smoke-stacks,
such as are common in our factory districts. The tops of the
towers were surmounted by oval caps, transparent as if made from
glass, and protected by a system of grill work. While I was
intently observing the towers there occurred a blinding flash of
light simultaneously from the two oval caps.

The surrounding country was covered with high trees, and it was
impossible for me to observe the base of the two structures.

CHAPTER VIII.

KNOWLEDGE OF GOD COMES FROM WITHIN

Mars, with its teeming millions of inhabitants, whose dwellings,
factories, storehouses, etc. cover most of the entire area, has
no watchmen, policemen or other guardians of the peace to prevent
unlawful acts on the part of its people.

As all property is considered as belonging to the Father, and is
held in common by the people of the planet, there exists no
incentive for anyone to steal. Each individual has all he
requires for his comfort. Hence, why should anyone covet what is
in the possession of his brother?

There is no temptation on Mars for anyone to take more than he
needs, for selfishness has been entirely eliminated from our
planet. Selfishness has no place among really civilized beings.
It is a relic of the jungle where it is necessary to perpetuate
the lower animal life.

You of your Earth have reverted or degenerated to a primordial
condition or state through the law of Atavism. This is a part of
your fall from Divine Grace. And to induce man on your globe to
realize his pitiful condition and redeem himself is the work of
the Spirits from the higher Spheres who are now with you.

Mars has no Church system and no Ecclesiastical Hierarchy. All
Martians recognize and worship one God, the Eternal Father. Each
individual is taught from infancy to seek God through the doors
of his own soul, which is an institutional faculty possessed by
everyone.

Jesus Christ, who came to your Earth 2,000 years ago with a
message, is known to us. The Christ is one of the greatest
powers in the Universe--next to the Creator.

Your sectarian church systems are a hindrance to the proper
spiritual development of the individual. These systems engender
an element of dependability on the individual which holds back
his spiritual enfoldment and perverts his true individuality,
which must grow and unfold before real progress upwards begins.

All knowledge of God should come from within and not through the
instrumentality of imperfect individuals, such as your religious
teachers are.

The present lack of interest (in 1920) in sectarian matters on
the part of the inhabitants of your Earth is evidence of a slow
but sure disintegration of a system that has held your people in
mental and spiritual bondage for centuries, and presages the dawn
of a better day for humanity on your Earth.

CHAPTER IX.

MARS HAS NO POLITICAL SYSTEM

When Love rules a community of people there is no need of
administrative bureaus for the regulation of the lives of the
inhabitants who make up the population of a planet. For the same
reason Mars has no gubernatorial or political administrative
center.

This announcement may, in a measure, be a disappointment to many
readers who have imagined that no considerable number of human
beings could live and prosper without the aid and guidance of a
complex administrative system such as you have on your Earth.

Bureaucracy and autocracy are evils resulting from an undeveloped
civilization, and have no place in a community where selfishness
has been eliminated.

When each individual of a vast population, such as that of Mars,
is actuated and guided by the Light Within there is no need for a
horde of political parasites to direct the destinies of the race.

This lack of an administrative system on Mars also applies to
its industrial and economic side. The law of supply and demand
determines just how many  factories there should be, and just
what output is necessary for a given period. But it must be
remembered that the law of supply and demand on our planet has no
relation to a competitive system such as yours, for we have no
competitor, a fact that will be impressed elsewhere in this book.

It is true that certain of our people who have been specially
singled out by the dominating influence of the Invisible World
are occasionally appealed to by those in doubt as to what is best
for their individual welfare, or the welfare of the community at
large, to act in advisory capacities. These are the Spiritual
Advisers of the planet, and are really God's prophets. There was
a time when your race was guided by similar individuals, as is
evidenced from mention of them in your sacred Scriptures. But
their usefulness was lost when man on your Earth forgot God.

It was then that man mistrusted the Light Within, and disregarded
the unwritten laws graven in the soul by the Creator. He
clamored for a Code of Laws and received them (through Moses).
His next downward step was taken when he admitted it was
necessary to have interpreters of the Law: for if the spirit of
the Law had been kept there would have been no misunderstanding
or juggling of the letter.

Soon there was so much of this turning and twisting to suit man's
growing selfishness, that there was need for someone in authority
over all the interpreters, whose word should be final. So your
people cried aloud for Kings. And you have them, and your law
has grown to immense proportions, as have also the clever sins of
your selfishness. WHERE THERE IS NO SIN THERE IS NO NEED OF
LAWS; FOR THE RIGHTEOUS MAN IS A LAW UNTO HIMSELF.

It must not be imagined that because of the lack of a political
system on Mars, such as you deem necessary on your Earth, that
all is chaos and life a sort of happy-go-lucky existence. On the
contrary, the Martian existence is controlled by the acme of
system, which is in accordance with the law of Divine Harmony. A
system from which has been eliminated all the useless wheels
which so clog up your lives and make your progress slow indeed.

CHAPTER X.

MARS IS RULED BY LOVE

"And now abideth Faith, Hope and Love: these three; but the
greatest of these is LOVE." Paul to the Corinthians.

THERE IS BUT ONE LAW ON MARS. THAT LAW IS LOVE.

This law is not written in a code for the guidance of the people.

It is graven in the hearts of the inhabitants, and is reflected
in the countenance of every individual.

This law is the incentive before the entire population and urges
each individual onward to the completion of the task before him.

There are no rulers to bow before: neither is anyone better than
his brother. There is no evil, for all are good: all are equal.
God endows every individual expression of life with the Divine
Heritage of a pure soul. It is the individual's concern to keep
this heavenly gift unstained in its descent into matter. The
love force of the Spirit is the potent agent that does this for
the individual when allowed to permeate and radiate the entire
being. When individuals have learned to bathe their innermost
beings in the Father's love, then it must follow that a nation
made up of such individuals will be governed only by such
precepts as are evolved from this dominating Love-force.

It is of no import to the individual on this planet what his
particular task may be, for all work is for the Father; and the
humblest vocation (humbler from the point of view of the dwellers
on your Earth) is as important and as honorable as the highest.

MARS IS RULED BY LOVE, which is in accordance with the Divine
Intent. It is the desire of the Father that every world in
limitless space inhabited by His children be ruled by that Divine
Principle. For when Love is the supreme law of a world, as it is
of the Universe, there is no need of a system of complex laws and
a horde of judicial officers to interpret and enforce them.

When Love enters into the life of a community selfishness makes
its exit: misery becomes a stranger and pain and sickness vanish.

From the cradle to transition the Martian is dominated by Love
and guided by the Father's will. The result of this Love-rule is
individual and communal happiness. But above all, a Spiritual
progress that unfolds the individual in accordance with the
Cosmic Intent.

To die, in the sense of passing out of one's physical
environment, is the destiny of every created being. Hence, in
that sense, death exists on Mars as it does on your Earth. But
the real death referred to by Christ: a Spiritual death imposed
on man by his fall from Grace, a penalty for having forgotten
God, is unknown on this planet Mars. We are in harmony with the
Father. Those who are spiritually dead are cut off from the
Father as a result of their indifference and ignorance of
Spiritual Truth.

The religion of the Martian may be expressed in two thoughts:
"LOVE" and "THY WILL BE DONE, NOT MINE." The true definition of
Religion is a "RULE OF LIFE," and as our lives are guided
entirely by Love and the Father's Will. WE HAVE A RELIGION.

You, on your Earth, have created a Religion to satisfy your
conventionalities. Truth is simple, but you have made it
intricate. It is free, yet you buy it from the would-be
disciples. Both you and we must approach Him in simple faith:
"Unless ye become as little children ye cannot enter the Kingdom
of Heaven."

Speaking of children, I desire to give expression to a thought
that may appear to be outside the subject: it is this: The beauty
and simplicity of youth is wonderful, and to be admired by all:
but in the sight of the Heavenly Father, and those who have
progressed to higher realms, it is not so wonderful as those
older characters who have waded the marshes of life, as it were,
and who have trod the dirty steps without losing faith.

This is to encourage those who sometimes think when they look
back on their lives that all is dark. Their strength is being
tried in the darkness. Therefore their courage and faith is so
much more.

We who are giving you these messages have passed beyond the stage
you are in, and do not have to be tried on every hand. We look
upon you who are struggling through the pitfalls created by your
false systems with pity, knowing how great your trials are. Do
not think that because we have gone on to higher planes of life
that we are out of sympathy with you. The more we bask in the
sunshine of Love the more tender we become to those in the
shadow. And if you would only realize how strong you are, with
the Father's love and His real consideration for you, you would
try so much harder to better your condition by meeting His Love
with Love.

We of Mars have learnt to keep the right pictures before the
minds of our youth that they may not be so sorely tried, but on
your planet you have not even the beginning of a system whereby
there could be kept continually before the minds of your children
the real goal to be striven for. I make exception of the few
homes on your planet where the parents are in spiritual growth,
but these homes are not ideal--just a beginning of Idealism. But
they are better far than the masses in their home conditions on
your planet.

Now, we are ready to do all we can towards stimulating the living
of the Christ-life among all souls in the Universe when it can be
so arranged: but it will take aeons of time on some planets, and
many decades on yours before we can scientifically teach you. To
be sure, we are giving you all we can for this book, but it will
not be universally accepted, although it will bring great joy to
those who have faith.

If you can keep some of the pictures we are giving you of the
wonderful happiness we possess it will help you in the sordidness
of your own life. Picture beautiful things and your heart must
be beautiful. Strive with all your mind to hold beautiful
thoughts, for it is well worth your every effort towards faith.

CHAPTER XI.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF THE INDIVIDUAL

The people of Mars have a spoken and written language, but not so
filled with complexities as yours, for the reason that owing to
the high development of the mental faculties thoughts are almost
as audible as words. Hence, converse between individuals on our
planet is not altogether a series of vocal ejaculations. On the
contrary, among the older members of the race, communication
between individuals is in some cases audibly imperceptible.

Printed books are used, but mostly for the very young, as
information is usually transmitted impressionally.

Education on Mars begins at the mother's knee. The first
knowledge imparted to the young is Spiritual. The first lessons
given to the child are: One's absolute dependence on God, and
that the few years before the individual are but an unfoldment,
or an individualizing of the entity into a separate and distinct
unit.

The Spiritual lessons are amplified as the child grows and grasps
these truths. This procedure continues until the pupil is ready
to enter an institution of learning.

THE HOME IS THE PRIMARY SCHOOL, JUST AS A PHYSICAL EXISTENCE ON A
PLANET IS THE KINDERGARTEN OF A NEVER-ENDING LIFE. THE PARENTS
ARE THE FIRST TEACHERS.

The primary education consists, as already said, in lessons on
the necessity of expressing God in our lives in truth and
righteousness in order that the mind of the individual be so
moulded and fashioned that absolute faith is placed in God's
promises through the Master, Christ.

The keynote to the education of the individual is that one must
first seek God's Kingdom, and that all knowledge and wisdom,
which is the Divine Heritage of all, will be easily attained: and
that coming into a knowledge of God means health, happiness and
wisdom.

After the individual has grasped the primary lessons, which
result in an unfoldment of the spirit within, he is then sent to
a school; but a school system different from anything you have on
your Earth. The task of the teacher is, not to teach knowledge
but to assist in bringing out what is already latent in the soul,
rather than a set routine, for every individual is considered a
master in some line of thought and activity. The pupil is led
into knowledge instead of being taught directly.

The individual is left to his own tastes and volition. The
harmony of music of God's laws, which embrace Astronomy, Physics
and of Life, together with a knowledge of the laws of
Electricity, is especially brought to the attention of the
individual. You of the Earth know as yet very little concerning
the true nature of Electricity. Your methods of handling and
generating this wonderful force are crude indeed, by comparison
with the deep knowledge attained on Mars with the subject.

And so with the study and development of the Harmony of Music, we
of Mars have developed a high spiritual sense, and are able to
hear and see many intermediate degrees of vibration that do not
exist at all for you. Of course there are some exceptions among
the few of your Earth who, after having striven hard for light
have been favored by God's angels in the development of a higher
Spirituality.

Our teachers are guides who look after their charges in an
atmosphere of Love and, as a result, right conceptions of Truth
are acquired by the pupil.

Thought is the expression or fruit of the Spirit, and Martian
children are never allowed to forget their Spiritual growth. As
a consequence of this they are easily led into true knowledge,
and having a broad vision are able to see all things in their
true relations. They begin at the cause and work towards the
effect, which is the opposite of your system.

No set rules of discipline are used in the schools. Indeed they
are not necessary for the reason that the one ideal: the one
goal impressed on the mind of the pupil is the complete
expression of the Father Within, for to express the Father is to
have perfect life, life in abundance.

Concentration of mind, economy of time and energy are studied and
learned by the child in the early part of his career.

Astronomy on our planet offers an ideal field in seeking an
understanding of the reign of immutable law through the Infinite
Universe of God, and owing to the clear rarified atmosphere of
Mars, unusual opportunity is presented to students in visual
observations of the Heavens.

Entire classes of advanced students, accompanied by their teacher
guides repair to the open at night when the canopy of God's
Heavens is ablaze with scintillating points of light. The
different constellations as viewed from our planet present the
same general appearance as to configuration as they do to the
dwellers on your Earth; but the view is decidedly more vivid by
reason of a more advantageous viewpoint.

The so-called Superior planets, such as Saturn, Jupiter, some of
the larger asteroids, and Uranus and Neptune, are nearer to Mars
than to Earth, and for that reason are more easily discerned from
this vantage point. Some of the satellites of Jupiter are easily
seen with the naked eye.

Your Earth appears to us about as Jupiter does to you, and with
our observing instruments we are able to see your continent and
oceans when not covered by a cloud canopy.

As to the so-called Inferior planets Venus and Mercury, the
former presents the appearance of a star of the first magnitude,
but being so near the sun it is only visible an hour before or
after sunset, depending upon its position. But Mercury, being so
near the Solar Orb, it is rarely its position is favorable for
observation from our planet, and then only with our more perfect
telescopes.

Our students view the phenomena of eclipses of the sun and our
planet with the greatest interest, just as your astronomers do.

Mars' two moons present what would appear to you a most striking
phenomenon, for one rises in the East and the other in the West,
passing each other at times within view of observers. The most
distant satellite of Mars is known to us as Laster, to which has
been given the name of Deimos by the first observers on your
Earth. Approximately 132 hours elapse between its rising and
setting at any particular point on our planet, as a consequence
of the fact that it revolves in 30 hours 18 minutes at a distance
of 14,600 miles more or less from its primary; and as Mars
rotates in 24 hours 37 minutes from East to West the motion is
almost neutralized by the circulation of this satellite.

During the time of its rotation it changes four times from full
to new and new to full. The appearance of this satellite to the
Martians is equal, if not a little brighter than the view of
Jupiter from your Earth.

The second satellite, known to us as Benii, and to your
astronomers as Phobos, sheds considerable amount of light on the
Martian landscape by means of its large size and close proximity,
being distant about 3,700 miles from the surface of Mars. This
satellite is shut out from view beyond 69 degrees latitude by
reason of the curvature of its primary. Its period is 7 hours
and 30 minutes--less than one-third the time of the rotation of
Mars. It rises in the West and courses across the Heavens in 11
hours, during which time it undergoes one entire cycle of its
phases and gets through half another. Its disc appears to us as
a little more than half of the moon's disc on your Earth at full
appears to you.

The realm of Physics presents another interesting study to the
Martian student. We have advanced to the study of Nature's laws
to a point which would appear to your understanding most
incomprehensible. Long ago we mastered the knowledge of the
method of releasing Interatomic Energy,[2] a knowledge which in
the brain of an unscrupulous person would be most disastrous, not
only to himself but to those about him. The energy locked up in
an atom of matter is tremendous, and the release of this power is
only a matter of knowing the law. The inhabitants of your world
will have to bide a long time before the key that will release
this giant is placed within their reach.

[2] The Popular Science Monthly, May, 1920, printed the
following--"Sir Oliver Lodge thinks that man is not yet civilized
enough to use the energy hidden in ordinary matter.  The time
will come when atomic energy will take the place of coal as a
source of power."  The man who spoke thus before the Royal
Society of Arts in London was Sir Oliver Lodge--one of the
towering figures in modern science, a man who has devoted the
better part of his life to the study and interpretation of the
atom.  This new form of energy, which our great-grandchildren
may utilize instead of oil and coal, has possibilities so
appalling that Sir Oliver almost rejoices that we do not know how
to release it. I hope that the human race will not discover how
to use this energy, he says, until it has brains and morality
enough to use it properly, because if the discovery is made by
the wrong people this planet would be unsafe. A force utterly
disproportionate to the present source of Power would be placed
at the disposal Or the world."

NOTE (By the Editor in 1920) --This article was published
more than two months after the revelation above was received, but
is another striking confirmation of the truth of these
revelations.

Not until you have eliminated your inherent selfishness; not
before you have learnt the lesson as Christ taught it will you be
permitted to harness one of the mightiest forces in the universe,
a force equally as great for evil as it is for good. This
knowledge we have, and we have utilized it in the construction
and building of our mighty planetary projects.

This Interatomic Energy is the source of the sun's continuous
heat. If it were combustion the Solar orb would have burnt
itself out ages ago. All your theories to account for the
continuity of solar radiation are in error. The release of
Interatomic Energy in the sun at a definite rate is the reason
why its heat never increases or diminishes though millions of
years come and go in endless procession.

And this process is not the working of a blind, senseless force,
some of your scientists would have you believe, but the Creator:
Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent is the Dominator: the
Directing Intelligence, who sees to it that all is provided for
His children.

On your Earth you have thus far discovered some 85 elements. In
order to complete the list of 92, to conform to the so-called
Periodic Table, there are yet seven elements to be found by your
scientists. On Mars the most elementary school pupil is well
informed on the subject, and has knowledge of the complete list
among the new elements yet to be discovered by your chemists, and
which exist in appreciable quantities on your Earth, is one which
has the peculiar property of neutralizing Gravity.

This neutralizing is accomplished by screening off the
gravitational pull when interposed between the Earth and the
matter sought to be made immune from the attraction, just as you
would insulate against the flow of electricity by inter- posing a
non-conductor between two conducting metals.

The knowledge and use of this element on Mars has been utilized
in the solution of our transportation problem. Instead of
cumbersome railroads consuming energy at a great loss, we use an
almost perfect flying or floating ship. It is made buoyant by
being screened from the gravitational pull of the planet.[3]

[3] In the February issue of the "Electrical Experimenter,"
(1920) which was published about a month after this information
was received by revelation, the following article
appeared--another startling confirmation of the truth contained
herein, and points to the possibility that whatever is possible
on one planet, is also possible on another, depending upon that
planet's type of civilization and real knowledge, not superficial
theory:

"Recently a cable dispatch from Rome brought the announcement
that Prof. Maiorana discovered that lead balls swimming on a
pool of mercury lost a certain amount of weight. It was
explained that the weight was lost due to a screening effect
which the mercury produced on the lead balls. In other words,
mercury acts as a sort of insulator against the earth's
gravitational waves. For gravitation certainly is propagated
the same as other forms of energy, i.e., in wave form. Prof. T.
J. See, famous investigator of Mare Island, California, in an
address before the California Academy of Sciences, announced
recently that his researches on gravitation in 1917 and his
latest researches on molecular forces confirmed Maiorana's claim
that the screening of gravitation has been shown to exist. In
1917, says Professor See, 'I explained the fluctuation of the
Moon's main motion by the circular refraction of the sun's
gravitation waves, as they are propagated through the solid body
of our earth at the time of lunar eclipses.'

" 'I found also from dealings with capillary forces that
quicksilver is indeed very resistant to the waves which produce
molecular action, and this developed a new theory of the
depression of the mercury in capillary tubes. This would tend
to confirm Maiorana's claim that a basin of mercury beneath a
suspended mass of lead may decrease the gravitation of the lead
by a small amount. My researches on ether show conclusively
that gravitation is due to waves in the ether, and certain very
resistant bodies in the line of action may thus introduce a
slight screening effect.'

"This reasoning opens up new avenues of thought of what may be
accomplished in the future when we have found a perfect screen
against gravitation."

Another subject of importance, that takes no little time to
understand by the Martian student is the part played by the
planet's satellites in the generation  of Electro-Magnetic
energy. The sun together with its circulating family of planets
is a huge Electric motor, so a planet and its satellites are
minor generators of Electric energy. Satellites have a higher
importance and necessity than the mere creation of moonshine.

All the planets have their satellites, although your astronomers
have not yet discovered any in the case of Mercury and Venus.
The latter planet has a satellite whose distance is so close to
its primary that its presence is lost in the intense reflection
of light caused by Venus' cloudy atmosphere, which is much denser
than that of your Earth. In the case of Mercury, owing to its
extremely close proximity to the sun, its satellite probably
never will be seen by observers on your Earth, as it is lost in
the intense brilliance cast by the Solar Orb on this planet.

CHAPTER XII.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF THE INDIVIDUAL,
VOCATIONAL DETERMINATION, SCHOOL AGE,
MARRIAGE AND SCIENCE (Continued)

Everyone goes to school until the age of 16, that is, the length
of time on Mars would correspond to 32 years on your Earth. The
Martian year is nearly twice as long as on your globe.

There are many universities on Mars where students enter direct
from their homes, where the primary and preparatory education is
first inculcated in their minds. Wonderful teachers have charge
of the students, and many truths not yet known on your Earth are
taught. Special and particular attention is given to the subject
of the development of Spiritual gifts to the end that all may
come into man's Divine Heritage, the PEACE, POWER AND PLENTY of
the KINGDOM OF GOD.

Each student is selected for his or her proper vocation, and this
vocation is determined scientifically and accurately, for what
benefits the individual also benefits the entire community.

Each individual is trained to perform his part in a manner that
will ensure the unity and harmony of the entire industrial system
of the planet, and each unit understands the dignity and
importance of his position, no matter what that position may be,
for on Mars no activity of human endeavor is considered menial;
no one position in life is less important than the rest: all is
God's work.

And so each gravitates to his special liking in the realm of
physical activity, for God has created each individual for some
particular work. Six hours is a day's work, the remainder of the
time is devoted to recreation, music, lectures, and those general
activities that best develop the highest spiritualities with the
individual. For the Martians realize that life on the material
plane is but temporary the isolation of the individual Divine
Spark from the Infinite whole to the end that the personality may
become for all Eternity self-conscious and in harmony with God,
which means the inheritance of God's Kingdom for all time.

Failure to come into harmony with God is destruction of the
individuality, but not of the Divine in man, for that is
indestructible: it always was and always will be.

Education on Mars is inculcated with a view principally of
developing the individual spiritually in order to prepare one for
the spiritual progress after the completion of the material
probationary period as well as having life in greatest abundance
during that period, and with this main end in view the subject of
marriage, the rearing of children, receives special consideration
and attention.

The pivotal idea is that when the time for mating arrives the
selection of a wife by the prospective husband must be in
accordance with true conjugal harmony, and this is not possible
in the absence of Spiritual development. Hence, divorces are
unknown with us, and to that end is special care taken in the
matter of teaching the truth concerning the marital relation, the
rearing of children and their Spiritual growth.

The marriage age for both sexes is about 35 years, in terms of
your time measurements. The result of this early training is
that the young couple just embarked on the "Sea of Matrimony,"
are true mates and go through life without the usual occurrence
of domestic turmoil so characteristic of your Earth's people.

Marriage on your Earth, with but few exceptions, has degenerated
from God's holiest of institutions to a happy convenience for the
gratification of the animal passions; and the rearing of children
is an accident rather than a preconceived reality. Such
marriages are unholy and destructive, and unless your people
respond to a Spiritual awakening such as God's workers are now
trying to inaugurate on your Earth the growing degeneracy will be
augmented rather than diminished and the extinction of the race
will be inevitable.

The curriculum of our schools embraces all branches of Domestic
Science, as well as all the sciences, with the difference from
your system that Spiritual development must be the principal task
of those having supervision over the studies of the young.

One of the subdivisions of Domestic Science receiving particular
attention on Mars is the PREPARATION OF FOODS. With an
atmospheric pressure of only eight pounds to the square inch,
water boils at 175 degrees on our planet. This temperature is
inadequate for cooking foods properly, especially the coarser
varieties. But recourse is had to the cooking of food in vacuum
or under pressure, as the exigencies of the occasion demand.

Electrical energy is used most generally for producing heat, and
the variety of foods, both animal and vegetal, are as extensive
as on your planet, for the flora and fauna of Mars differs little
from yours.

Martians are not excessive eaters, as their bodies do not require
the gross foods so characteristic of your Earth. There are two
reasons for this. In the first place the difference in the
gravitational pull on Mars being thirty-eight one-hundredths to
that of your Earth, obviates the necessity of supplying as much
fuel to the human body as your physical make-up demands. In the
second place the Martians partake of food to keep the body alive,
and not for the vulgar pleasure afforded by the consumption of
victuals. We eat to live: whereas most of your Earth tenants
live to eat.

Although each individual has his particular place in the universe
where he will excel in some kind of activity, there being no two
persons in all Creation exactly alike, the student on Mars is
given an opportunity to obtain a broad and comprehensive
knowledge relating to all subjects, both material and spiritual.

The study of matter, divided as it is into a number of elements,
offers an interesting field for study and research work, as does
also its concomitant Cosmic Energy.

Compared to your Earth, industry on Mars, by the aid of
labor-saving devices is perfect: and as a consequence the use of
energy is considerable, especially so in the realm of Synthetic
Chemistry. But it must be understood that the individual is
taught that dependence must be placed rather on one's own
dexterity, born of that God-given faculty of Intuition, than on
the perfectness of a man-made machine, the creation of finite
mind.

For it has so happened to races on other planets that complete
degeneration and final extinction has come about by the entire
dependence of the individual and afterwards of the entire race,
on machinery to do the work required of the individual by the
Creator, such dependence finally terminating in almost complete
atrophy of the worker's intuitional faculties.

This calamity will surely overtake your future generations if a
halt is not called on the over-zealous adoption of automatic
machines for most every line of industrial activity. You are now
getting to the stage where the most simple and elementary
mathematical problems are solved by merely pressing a few buttons
or turning a crank, the operator understanding little or nothing
of the fundamentals underlying the solution of the problems in
hand. This means, in the near future, brain atrophy through
disuse.

And so with other lines of industrial activity. Not one among a
thousand workers engaged in making shoes can do other than make a
heel or perform some simple operation, one of hundreds of units
in the completion of a pair of shoes. And perhaps it would be
impossible to find one individual whose intuitional faculties
were developed to the extent that he could turn out the perfect,
completed article.

In order to explain how far we have succeeded on Mars in
harnessing a mighty universal force to the end of utilizing the
same in turning our factory wheels, lighting our domiciles and
giving warmth to our homes in winter, it might not be amiss to
state a few facts concerning our knowledge of matter and energy.

We have learned that material life simply amounts to functioning
in an Effect world. The Cause world is the Reality which is
invisible to all while hampered with a physical body; that all
forms of matter are but the manifestation of the same ultimate
Essence; that this Essence is but a Divine Impulse--a thrust, as
it were, in the Ether. That although we observe with our sensory
organs many different kinds of matter, consisting of elements and
compounds of elements: if we were able to resolve any of the
different forms of matter before us into their ultimate units,
these ultimate particles would all turn out to be the same thing,
the "Divine Impulses" just mentioned.

Now you can best grasp the idea by imagining yourselves immersed
in an Infinite sea of such Divine Impulses, just as a fish is
immersed in an ocean of water. Everywhere. all about us, is a
teeming maelstrom of motion. There is not a cubic centimeter of
space that you can call at rest. All is eternal motion. All is
Energy.

And out of this inexhaustible Cosmic Reservoir do we Martians
draw our energy. And as the Divine Impulse is the ultimate
essence of all matter and all energy, therefore you might imagine
matter in its different aspects as Electrical in origin. As
Electricity is a manifestation of the Divine Impulse, then the
only Reality in the Universe is GOD.

We have learned to utilize this Cosmic Energy by getting into
harmony with its origin--GOD--for only through God can true
knowledge be obtained.

On your Earth you have devised a very crude method for utilizing
Electrical Energy. You expend more energy by burning coal or
using water power than you derive from your electrical pump: for
a dynamo is nothing more than a pump. Your machines do not
generate electrical power for, as stated before you are immersed
in an Infinite sea of energy.

On Mars we have learned to draw directly on this Infinite
reservoir of energy. We have learned the law as you some day
must.

Located at convenient points on our planet are high towers,
capped with suitable receiving apparatus. In turn this energy is
transmitted to different parts of our globe where it is used. We
do not require wires to transmit energy. Our landscape is
neither disfigured with unsightly wires, nor is it covered with a
pall of black smoke. We devised a more perfect method of power
production and transmission.

The relativity of time, space, motion and matter is an actuality
brought to the attention of advanced students on Mars. An
understanding of this truth exemplifies the unreality of the
world of gross matter and the importance of gaining knowledge
concerning Spiritual truths; for the latter are the only real
tangible treasures worthy of one's efforts in their acquisition.
Already a knowledge of these truths is beginning to be sought for
by some of the more spiritually enlightened inhabitants of your
Earth; but so immersed in the unreal things of life is the vast
majority of your Earth people that it will take a long time
before the present seed-sowing toward this end will bear fruit.

The seed-sowing referred to is the work of enlightenment now
going on by a mighty group of Spiritual intelligences who, at the
present day, have in hand the task of Spiritual reformation on
your Earth. Only Truth can stand in the end. All that is unreal
or false must ultimately give way to truth, and Omniscience has
willed that the day when error shall be no more shall be
hastened.

There are other planes of existence for the Spirit: many of them.

But they are simply extensions beyond your limited vision; for as
long as you function in a world of unreality and error your
Spiritual vision is incapable of discerning what lies beyond your
present horizon, and must remain dormant. Material eyes are but
the windows of the Soul, and your environment has so beclouded
your vision that you grasp but little of the real things beyond.

CHAPTER XIII.

MUSIC AN EXPRESSION OF THE FATHER

All material expressions of the Father, from the simplest
chemical element to the most complex compound; from the
one-celled protoplasmic life germ to the most complex organism,
are Vibratory in their ultimate nature.

As has been stated elsewhere in this book, material life is the
vibratory reflection from the Cause world into an Effect world.
The universe is a vibratory expression of an absolute
Reality--GOD: a material expression of Divine Harmony. And as
Harmony is an expression of the Father, its antithesis, Discord,
is the creation of man.

Of all the vibrations that more fully express the Father and
arouse the Emotional within the soul, Music must of necessity
head the list.

Owing to man's degeneration or fall, on your Earth, he has lost
all receptibility to the more refined vibratory tones of the
chromatic scale.

And for the same reason he has lost receptibility to intermediate
vibrations in the COLOR spectrum, which has clouded or stultified
his visional faculties. The long waves of the Infra-red and the
short waves of the Ultra-violet ends of the spectrum are
invisible to your Earth people except in rare cases of developed
mediumship, though your photograph plates are somewhat sensitive
to these vibrations.

You are immersed in commercialism and other selfish pursuits
while all around you is a beautiful RAINBOW UNIVERSE, vibrating
with music too heavenly for your dulled perceptions to enjoy.

On Mars the development of the Musical talent is held to be of
primary importance. The laws of Harmony are part of the
curriculum of all schools, and all necessary paraphernalia for
its proper exposition are provided. We have instruments for
measuring tone vibrations of so delicate a pitch that the
existence of these tones would be a blank to the gross material
ears of the inhabitants of your world.

Music arouses the innermost emotions of the soul and its effect
on the individual is proportionate to his degree of spiritual
development. Music is harmony, but it also creates an atmosphere
of harmony.

The music of the spheres is a living reality, for Harmony is the
very essence of the Cosmos. By Music of the Spheres is meant the
harmonious interrelation of all spiritual planes. Every unit in
the universe is in perfect accord one with the other, and all are
functioning in perfect unison. Every Solar Orb and every Planet
responds to Harmonious law. The Cosmos as a whole is the
expression of a Divine Symphony.

When man's spiritual progress has attained a degree of enfoldment
entitling him to come into possession of his Divine Heritage then
will the sublime vibrations of the spheres be a reality to him.

On Mars divers instruments are used for producing musical
harmony, and much of this harmony is of such a subtle nature that
your crude instruments could not give expression to it.

We have a means of producing harmony of the highest order by
utilizing Ethereal Electric Vibration which produces light
vibrations corresponding to tone production. for true Electric
Vibration is real music. This device resembles a series of
globes. all transparent, colorless when not in action. But
immediately they are allowed to produce music they become units
of color and tone work that would give you the impression of
SEEING AND HEARING A RAINBOW SIMULTANEOUSLY. You are not ready
to receive the scientific explanation of this phenomenon, but we
are ready to give it to you at any time.

Singing is also highly developed on our planet, for it is the
first expression of harmony that the child is taught. This is
true for the reason that vocal music is the most natural
expression of harmonious vibrations. Much time is devoted to
ensemble work among our people of all ages. This chorus work is
of great benefit to all partaking, for individually and
collectively much inspiration is received; and the tremendous
Love-force loosened by this united expression of harmony becomes
a phenomenal power and stimulus--a purifying agent for soul and
body. This will help you to realize why disease is unknown to
us.

In the development of the musical talents of the individual on
Mars the pupil is impressed with the necessity of expressing the
true self, and the original improvisation or composition is the
method by which the pupil expresses his understanding of the
subject. No one attempts to ape the technique or genius of
another, for on Mars all are geniuses. This is true in every
form of activity. All must be creators to express individuality.

When an individual on Mars has surpassed all others in some
special expression of Divine Harmony the product of his genius is
for the benefit of all, hence rights and patents are unknown
on our planet.

CHAPTER XIV

AERONAUTICS, INHABITED PLANETS, SECTARIANISM

A great deal of interest is being manifested in your city this
morning (April 25, 1920), over the Aeronautical Show. You
imagine the Flying machines wonderful mechanisms; but in their
present state they will not lift you out of your atmosphere. You
have yet to perfect a real airship.

Your Flying machines are cumbersome and awkward, and they consume
lots of fuel and make a deal of noise. It can hardly be said
they are harmonious with the music of the spheres, but then it is
only a sample of your Earth's development.

You have seen the seagulls soar over the water seemingly without
motion; and yet they go up and down, turning this way and that
without effort. This is the best idea I can give you of our
airships, which really soar. No sound, no discordant vibrations
disturb the quiet of the Martian atmosphere, and the tranquility
of the Mars people.

When you have learned the secret of how to tap the Universal
Reservoir of Cosmic Power, then will you evolve a perfect Flying
machine such as we have. A great deal of interest is also being
centered on an attempt to signal Mars, and your apparatus is not
fine enough to receive our waves. But success will come to you
in another decade, and we will be able to get something through
for your scientific world.

It is gratifying to know that a large portion of your population
entertain the belief that Mars is inhabited: and also that the
possibilities point to the fact that other planets are inhabited.

You have advanced a long way to come to that belief, but you are
yet a long way from the truth. You are on the eve of an
awakening and much will come through the discoveries of
scientists who are devoting their lives to the study of Truth.
It is true that only a few of that number are bold enough to
proclaim all they discover. and they must bear the brunt of much
harsh criticism. In the end, however, ignorance must give way
to Light.

We look upon your inventions with much amusement, and yet with
great interest, just as you would look upon your children's
finest toys. We are much older than you and are doing all we can
to help your scientists by impressing them with thoughts that
will lead them to discover new truths, and our interest never
flags. How could it if we are doing the Father's work? For it is
the Father's great pleasure to give His children all they can
receive.

If you could cut loose from your world conventions and could
perceive new ideas; if you would but disregard man-made theories
and open your minds and souls to the Father's Revelations, it
would not be long before your sin-cursed and forsaken Earth would
be changed into a Paradise.

But the tendency among you if to think as your forefathers
thought rather than cut new paths. However, your children of
this generation are of a different sort, and they must be taught
the importance of DEVELOPING THE SPIRITUAL INTELLECT. There is
MORE INDIVIDUALISM being born into the world today than ever
before. THERE ARE FEWER CHILDREN, BUT THEY ARE STRONGER (the
year 1920).

THESE CHILDREN, WITH THEIR ORIGINALITY AND ESOTERIC TENDENCIES
WILL BRING ON A REVOLUTION ON YOUR PLANET THAT WILL END BY
DESTROYING YOUR THREADBARE DOGMATISM. This tendency is evidenced
by the recent failure of the Interchurch movement. It has been
the habit on your planet that you cannot accomplish anything
without raising immense sums of money,

It is not money that does the real work but rather PERSONAL
SERVICE. People are inclined to give almost everything than
personal service. If each person lived the Christ Life there
would be no need of money. A close study of the Mars Economic
system will demonstrate that truth.

CHAPTER XV.

LIFE AN ATTRIBUTE OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
THE PLANET JUPITER

LIFE IS AN ATTRIBUTE OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. Go forth on a
moonless night and behold the firmament emblazoned with its
myriad of scintillating stars, solar orbs, nebulae, world-systems
in the making: the galactic circle, a jeweled band athwart the
canopy of Heaven; a seething maelstrom of Light: countless suns
in space all expressing the one reality, OMNISCIENCE.

Only presumptuous man can question the Divine Intent in the
creation of the Infinite number of giant suns, stupendous
worldwide systems, and place his particular world-unit at the
center of the Cosmos.

Man contemplates this handiwork of God as a mere adjunct (more
ornamental than useful) to his terrestrial environment,
conceitedly thinking that the Father's only consideration is
centered about himself.

As these life-giving orbs are countless in number, their orbits
extending as they do to Infinity in all directions, so is it with
the habitable worlds in space. Some there are where life is not
yet possible: worlds not yet far removed from their primitive
state: not long since condensed from fire mist: others where life
has just begun: others on whose surfaces live teeming millions of
God's creatures, just as you live and others have lived before
you. And there are other worlds whose life-cycle has been run;
where intelligent life has ceased: where world-disintegration has
set in. For this is in accordance with the universal law of
Growth and Decay--a law that exempts neither the one-celled
amoeba, nor the complex Solar system whirling yonder in Infinite
space.

For all that comes from the Father into material expression must
some day revert to its primordial state.

You have thus far received much concerning the idealistic
conditions on Mars, whose planetary career is now reaching the
zenith of its Cosmic cycle, and whose denizens have progressed to
a degree of Divine unfoldment not yet attained by many worlds.

It is necessary that you now receive some information relating to
one of the less-advanced planets belonging to the family of our
sun, in order you may be able to learn by contrast something of
the wonders of God's work.

JUPITER, owing to its prodigious size, being nearly eleven times
larger than your Earth, but whose density is proportionately
less, might well be styled the Master Planet of our system.

Jupiter is well blessed with satellites, having eight, a
description of which is not necessary at this time. This planet
is in what might be styled its primary evolutionary stage where
life has just begun. This life has not evolved beyond the
unicellular, or amoebic stage; and it will be only after the
lapse of a long period of time, measured in Geological units,
when more complex organisms will appear: and many of these
periods will come and go before this planet's surface will have
attained a proper development for the propagation of
intelligences capable of being classed with the denizens of your
Earth.

Long before that age arrives Jupiter's surface and atmosphere
will undergo a tremendous change. Mighty planetary cataclysms
will raise new mountain ranges; new continents will appear, and
the present land surfaces on this planet will sink, to be covered
with slime and water, to rise again in the centuries to come, for
the Father's love and solicitude will provide, as it has in the
case of all His Celestial Creations, a bountiful supply of
stored-up radiant energy, such as coal and petroleum, and other
elements, for the comfort of those who will inhabit this giant
among the worlds of this system in time to come.

Jupiter still retains much of its internal heat, which gives this
planet a very high mean temperature. Its atmosphere is still
very dense, and owing to the very rapid evaporation of water due
to the extreme heat a constant cloud canopy covers its surface,
which only dissipates occasionally in a slight degree, at which
times only the sun penetrates to the surface of the globe. By
reason of the constant thick cloud canopy over the surface of
Jupiter the planet is enveloped in deep gloom and darkness. As
radiation is arrested to a marked degree by the clouds and
atmosphere the temperature is very humid as well as hot. In this
steam environment grow forests of fern and fungus-like trees and
rank vegetal growths which will in the course of time be
preserved as coal for the races destined to inhabit this planet.
This vegetal growth is a flora that knows not bloom or seed, but
is propagated by root and spores, a flora most primitive in type,
but which will in time evolve through the law of mutation and
adaptation into a diversified and useful vegetal kingdom for the
races yet to come on the planet.

Owing to the tremendous gravitational pull on Jupiter present
organisms are, and future ones will be evolved along specially
modified lines, in order that they may encompass the least
possible volume, just as the denizens of the extreme depths of
your oceans have evolved. The modification is necessary that
organisms mat be able to function on a planet where the
difference in gravity is as one to three compared with your
Earth. In other words a minimum density is necessary to produce
maximum lightness.

As there is no lesser or greater in the economy of Nature (Nature
is God Manifest), the most infinitesimal mote in the universe is
as perfect within itself  as is the most gigantic sun. Size is
but relative. The anatomy of the midget is as perfect and
complex as is that of the mammoth, and so there exist in the
universe inhabited worlds that are relatively very small.

Circulating around the sun in orbits between Mars and Jupiter are
numerous small planets or asteroids. One in particular, which is
known to your astronomers as Vesta, is encompassed by an
atmosphere and is inhabited by diminutive people and a
correspondingly diminutive fauna and flora. The diameter of
Vesta is about 500 miles, although your astronomers give its
size, erroneously, as much smaller.

While the subject of these discourses is mainly Spiritual you are
getting many scientific facts, and although not a volume of them
you are getting a proper understanding of the Cosmos.

The universe with all its suns and planets is analogous to a
perfect watch. Each sun and planet moves over a prescribed orbit
in a given time mathematically proportional to the movements of
all the other celestial bodies, just as the geared wheels of the
watch conform to their prescribed movements. The celestial
bodies are seemingly actuated by invisible gears and are held
rigidly in their proper places by a mighty force whose power is
incalculable. This is evidenced by the fact that all celestial
bodies conform to that inexorable law, Divine Harmony.

That all planets describe equal areas in the same time in their
ceaseless journeyings, and that the square of the time of their
periods is as the cube of their distance from their common
centers, is an exemplification of the reign of God's harmonious
laws.

You must remember that Empirical knowledge is but a perverted
view of Truth. All the fleeting things of life are but dross:
their apparent reality an illusion. Material life is but a
projection from the Cause world into the Effect world. Man is
but a reflection of a reality that transcends his material
vision.

You are on the threshold of a great awakening on your planet,
which is yet in great darkness, but the dawn of a better day is
nigh. Christ is coming into His Kingdom, which must be in the
hearts of the people. His Second Coming means that He will come
into your lives with the Power of the Spirit. This can only
become possible through an awakened understanding of Spiritual
laws. Although man on your Earth is in great darkness it is not
the darkness of Jupiter, which planet must undergo many changes
before it reaches your evolutionary stage.

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PLANETS in our system and your Earth will
be realized in a short time, and the INITIAL MESSAGE WILL BE FROM
MARS. This event will herald A NEW ERA for the people of your
Earth, for it will be an important factor in the BREAKING DOWN OF
THE MEDIEVAL DOGMATISM of the past, A NARROW-MINDED THEOLOGY
built upon a perverted corruption of God's limitless universe: a
universe narrowed down to your Earth and the inhabitants thereof.

Man's presumptuousness and sophistry is in direct ratio to his
ignorance, and that is one reason why materialism holds sway
among a majority of your so-called learned scientists and the
people generally. But the materialism of the masses is not so
degenerating and destructive as the impossible dogmas entertained
by your numerous sects WHO HAVE MADE GOD, WHO IS INFINITE LOVE,
AN ANTHROPOMORPHIC MONSTER. These dogmas are priestly inventions
created to frighten God's children; to make of man, created after
the image of God a crawling, servile creature, instead of what he
really should be, the highest manifestation of the Divine, the
culmination of God's handiwork.

CHAPTER XVI

THE RISEN CHRIST
Easter Sunday, April 4, 1920

Your Earth's inhabitants are celebrating today the Resurrection
of your Savior--by gratifying the desires of Self.

We of Mars do not have such events to commemorate for we never
crucified Him. We opened the door to His wonderful Truth.

Not one of your Earth's inhabitants can perform the miracles
Christ did, but we can. Our leaders, who are our advisers,
guides and Spiritual teachers are Christlike men who can do all
the works that Christ and His disciples did. He said. "These
signs do follow them that believe," and we have never stopped
believing.

Your condition is pitiful. There is nothing but darkness between
you and the Truth Christ tried to give you. Christ is only an
idea on your planet and not a reality in the hearts of your
people. Their whole thought, for weeks past, has been devoted to
their personal adornment, and in preparing festivals for this
occasion.

In your churches, where they seem to observe the period of
Christ's suffering, it is only a form. They go through their
vain repetition of prayers, that have no soul in them, and your
six weeks of so-called Lent is only a mockery of its real
significance.

If you would live the Christ life you would not crucify Him daily
in the flesh, but would come to that consciousness that He is
risen in your soul. You are continually crucifying Christ all
over your planet in the same way that you crucified Jesus Christ,
for you either deny Him or pervert His Truth to suit your
selfishness.

All of the people on Mars have lived on other planets before,
except your Earth. The Earth has not advanced enough to be
placed in the line of progression yet. However, the time is near
when you will experience that progression. It will be after you
are high enough spiritually to receive word from the Martians
through mediums. This work evidences the fact that you are
beginning that experience now. Take hope, for after the obscure
darkness must come the dawn. Your whole Earth is now in terrible
travail, but the result will be the birth of the new Christ
Spirit.

You get glimpses now and then of the real Christ Life, but do
you, or can you realize what life on a planet is like when all
the inhabitants live the Christ Life every day? That is why we
have the wonderful manifestations of the Father's Love in our
intricate and delicate mechanisms, and in our utilization of
Cosmic Energy. It is thus that we receive the Father's wondrous
gifts. But Mars never became what it is until God purified it by
His Son's example, and we accepted Him as our Savior WITHOUT
MURDER. Your planet damned itself to many bloody aeons by the
rejection of Him, and your Religion has been blood, blood, blood!
In your last five years you have been given enough blood to drown
all the martyrs you have given to your bloody god.

Your planet is in slavery. You are slaves to your
conventionalities. They are like shackles on your souls: like
bands of iron. And yet you cling to them until it seems you do
not want freedom.

It is only Truth that will free you; and as long as you cling to
false ideals and sham systems you must expect to be slaves.

Pin your faith not in material money, but in Spiritual Wealth.
"Take no heed of the morrow."  Be of good cheer. MAKE WIDE THE
OPENING TO THE SPIRIT! HE WILL ENTER!

CHAPTER XVII.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT THE RESULT OF
SPIRITUAL CAUSES

   "For they have sown the wind
   and they shall reap the whirlwind." (Hosea, 8:7)

The Creator and Dominator of the entire Universe is DIVINE
MENTALITY.

The only real actuality that confronts sentient beings is MIND.
We are born, live and have our being amidst physical surroundings
that in final analysis are mere illusions. This idea is not new.

It forms the base of most systems of philosophy from the dawn of
civilization to the present day.

Our physical environment is the result of our mental attitude.
Mars is blessed with a climatic tranquility that would surpass
the understanding of an Earth dweller. But this was not always
so.

In proportion to the spiritual unfoldment of the inhabitants of a
planet so is the degree of climatic tranquility enjoyed by them.
This may, at first reading, appear far-fetched, but it is true
nevertheless.

Those who live on a material plane are immersed in the Effect
world. The dominating and primary influence that gives rise to
all material phenomena have their inception in the Cause
world--the world of Spirit. Hence the turbulence of the elements
originate, through the law of Vibration, deep down in the
mentalities of those who make up the population of a planet.
Cloudbursts, severe wind storms and other disturbances of Nature
are all adjuncts of the spirit of war and rapine.

When a race has discarded the pursuit of false ideals and comes
into harmony with the Father then there occurs a corresponding
change in its physical environment by reason of the vibratory
influences at work. These influences have their inception in the
mentalities of sentient beings who are doing the Father's work in
the advancement of the races of men throughout the entire
physical universe.

This same vibratory law is at work throughout all physical
planes, and a knowledge of this law was referred to by Christ
when He said: "THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU."

On Mars, owing to the high spiritual state of its inhabitants,
who are in harmony with their Creator, climatic conditions are,
compared with your world, most perfect. However, there was a
time, measured in terms of your millions of years, when the
elements on Mars were as agitated and capricious as they are
today on your blood-stained globe. That was before man on Mars
had enfolded spiritually,

As the Martians progressed and unfolded spiritually there
occurred a subsidence in the roughness of the elements: and today
our planet is blessed with a tranquility proportionate to the
high Mental state of its inhabitants.

CHAPTER XVIII.

MATERIAL LIFE A LESSON

At the expense of what may appear as painful reiteration it is my
desire to impress upon the readers of this book this Truth:
Material life is necessary to unfold character, to develop the
real self, the Divine part in man: the only principle that
endures forever.

There is a lesson in every phase of work, in every joy, in every
sorrow. That lesson is LOVE. Until you have fully realized this
truth you will not become full heirs in the Kingdom of God. "He
that loveth is born of God."

Christ taught that the Kingdom was not of your Earth, and that
all material things are transitory and would ultimately vanish
like mist.

The story of Mars is a lesson to you as to what may be
accomplished towards a more harmonious relation with the Father:
towards a truer realization of God's real Kingdom. But in any
event you should not idolize the Mars people, for the Father's
Kingdom is more perfect. Mars' idealism is only a degree in the
progress in the Cosmic Family of worlds. The soul must really
strive for a higher goal.

The Martians, after ages of time, have mastered their natural
passions in suppressing self, but they have other heights to
scale. But he who conquers a sordid environment; he who rises
from a black pool of iniquity; he who finds the Father's Kingdom
amidst an uncompromising warfare with sin deserves more credit
than he who is favored by circumstances of birth with more
congenial surroundings and a higher Spiritual environment.

You must remember that the individual on Mars, although living
amidst an idealism, is beset with problems of life also. Our
problems are more subtle and of a very different character than
you are accustomed to deal with. Every plane of life has its
complexities. If this were not so, the stimulus for growth would
be weak indeed. Your most apparent problems are material only to
your understanding, since you are living under a most pernicious
social and economic system, a system which puts a premium on
selfishness.

All sentient entities are functioning in a universe of
Relativity, and the perfectness of the Martian character and the
ideal material and spiritual aspects of the planet are so by
comparison only.

Martians are self-conscious of their shortcomings and aspire to
higher things in God's Kingdom, for progress is eternal and the
ultimate goal is never reached on the material plane of action,
for the pinnacle of all progress is God. "BE YE PERFECT, EVEN AS
YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN IS ALSO PERFECT."

CHAPTER XIX.

A MARTIAN HOME

The HOME is the moulder of Character in the individual, and in
most cases the Home influences determine the future of the man.

Home influences are the most lasting and abide by the individual
unto the end of his material career.

All the habitations of the people of Mars are beautiful, and a
brief description of one will give our reader an understanding of
the other millions of homes on the planet.

I will take you into a Martian home in the city of Urid the
Beautiful. The rooms are large and commodious. Sunlight, which
has been filtered through translucent glass to temper and rob it
of its glare, floods every room.

There are no stairs to climb, for the five or six
rooms--depending on the size of the family--form a rectangle with
a court in the center. There is a fountain in the center of the
court, and beautiful flowers grow in profusion. Birds of vivid
plumage fill the air with their song.

In one of the large rooms a mother sits at a sewing machine
making a garment. For the Martians use these machines too,
although they are a great improvement on yours. Not all the
clothing is made in the homes, but much of it is, and this is
easily understood when you recall that the Martians are true
artists and possessed of great originality.

The mother's attention is now and then centered on a very small
child who sits on a velvety carpet. This carpet would be a most
wonderful acquisition in the home of a man of wealth on your
Earth. It has a soft, fluffy pile two inches thick, and makes a
most comfortable floor for the baby to play upon. This baby is
about 18 months old, and plays with toys just as your Earth
babies do.

A beautiful young girl enters the room. She is dressed in a
simple becoming gown of white, and she carries her school books
with her. After removing her hat and putting her books away she
begins to tell her mother of the wonderful things learned at
school that day. She is studying the Harmony of Music,
particularly the relationship between Electro-Magnetic Vibrations
and Music.

The mother shows much interest, and from her store of knowledge
clears up many doubtful points in the mind of her daughter. And
so the hours pass quickly until the father comes home and joins
the family circle.

The walls of the room are white, and are relieved here and there
by the most beautiful tapestries. The few furnishings of the
room express beauty through the artistry that is born of Love.

There is a lack of useless furniture and bric-a-brac in the room.

A table, a few chairs and a receptacle for books, also a couch,
complete the furnishings. But this simplicity in the matter of
furniture adds a spirit of freedom to the home.

There is no kitchen drudgery in store for the Housewife. The
family repair to a dining-room where food is served by the
mother. The food has just arrived from a central depot in a
mechanical contrivance which runs underground. After the meal
has been partaken of, the soiled dishes are returned in the same
manner by which they were conveyed to the home.

Later in the evening the family prepares to attend a lecture or
musical concert nearby. Or perhaps a visit to some distant part
is considered, in which case an airship is ordered from a public
aerodrome.

CHAPTER XX.

ART

As Harmony is an expression of the Father, its coexistent, Art,
is an expression of the laws of Rhythm through the individual
when permanently registered in a material way.

The more a created object conforms to the laws of Harmony the
more pleasing it is to the eye.

The artist gives expression to his soul within with paint brush,
chisel or loom, and the quality of his production is
proportionate to the development of his spiritual nature.

All of God's creatures are artists, although only a small
percentage of His evolutionary creatures are able to express
materially what lies hidden in the soul. Hence, a beautifully
executed painting, statue or tapestry appeals to and interests
almost everyone, even though few are able to execute their own
artistic impressions.

The reason for this is that the average physical makeup is
defective and therefore affords a poor vehicle for the expression
of the real entity. Then again, artistic ability is a question
of individual development.

Primordial man's efforts to depict that which delighted his soul
were crude indeed, compared with the creations of your world's
foremost artists today. But in a relative sense only, for the
state of your art is as far behind the art of the Martians as are
the carvings of your prehistoric cavemen behind the productions
of your Michael Angelos. As man unfolds spiritually there is a
corresponding advance in his artistic point of view.

This is evidenced by the fact that art has flourished more on
your Earth among those races and individuals who are spiritually
inclined. The products of the monastery and cloister in the
Middle Ages are witness to this fact.

Amongst a materially inclined people whose selfish instincts have
stultified their souls; a people whose ultimate goal is the
acquisition of material things; a people whose only ambition is
to satisfy self: a people whose ideas of real happiness are the
pursuit of material pleasures, art has little place except as a
fad.

This is the condition today in many parts of your world, and
especially so on your Western continent. Prize fights and the
sensualities of the stage interest many more people than do Art
galleries and the beauties of Nature.

The fact that God is the Supreme Artist of the Universe can be
established not only with the microscope, but with one's natural
eyes. Divine Art is expressed in every atom comprising the
universe; and poor indeed is he in Spiritual gifts who fails to
feast his eyes on God's handiwork.

As Art is an expression of God's law of Harmony it can be said
that its development on Mars has been a stimulus to the
development of every line of planetary activity and enters into
every phase of Martian social and industrial system.

As every one of God's creatures is an artist in the making, every
Martian is a developed artist. Hence, every product of the loom
or forge on our planet is an artistic production, and reflects in
a material way the soul of the creator.

The incentive before the Martian is to work for the pleasure of
working, which in ultimate analysis is God's work. Of course
such a system of industrial activity would be impossible among a
partially developed people.

Art on Mars typifies man's spiritual and material progress on
this planet. This planet's past history and present achievements
are woven into the products of the looms. The warp and woof of
our beautiful tapestries, so much in evidence in every home,
express the Spirituality of the Martian people; as do also the
creations of the Martian sculptors, and the works of those who
use brush and paint.

Some of the most beautiful productions of Mars art in painting,
sculpture or tapestry depict the scenes and various episodes
incident to Christ's visit to Mars 10,000 years ago. They show
many wonderful works of the Master, but we do not call them
Miracles for, as later art shows, the leaders of Martian
spiritual attainment were and are true disciples and do also the
works of the Master.

Mars' past has been one of achievement spiritually, and naturally
in a material way also, so when the Martian artist weaves the
story of the past in his loom there are no misgivings, for the
Martian past is not fraught with hate, sin and suffering.

CHAPTER XI.

SCIENTIFIC SOPHISTRY

   "For we are of yesterday, and know nothing,
   because our days upon Earth are a shadow."
                                    Job 8:9.

The term "Scientific Sophistry" well fits your multitude of
theories concerning Truth.

Science which connotes a higher wisdom of hidden things has
degenerated on your Earth from its original purpose (the
overthrow of ignorance and superstition and the development among
intelligent beings of a near approximation of Ultimate Truth) to
an orthodox dogmatism, which today is on a par with the unreality
which this selfsame science has sought to eliminate from the
shallowness of the human mind.

It is quite true that the modern scientific method of
investigation: that is, along the lines of Observation, followed
by the formation of a theory, and finally by demonstration, has
resulted in the release of millions of souls from a darker
thraldom than that which now besets them, but nevertheless, the
human race on your planet now undergoing its probationary
experience, is to be pitied for its blindness in matters of real
import, namely SPIRITUAL TRUTHS.

Your scientific methods instead of leading you onward towards the
Central Sun of Spiritual enlightenment has so beclouded your
vision that your race today--that is, the so-called enlightened
and learned portions of your population--have been deflected from
the main path, and they will soon find themselves pursuing an
illusionary will-o'-the-wisp.

Another result of the adoption of the modern scientific method
has been the tendency of those endeavoring to bring light into
the dark nooks and crannies of human existence, to immerse
themselves in an abysmal materialism from which rescue is almost
hopeless.

This condition is the result of a loss of Spiritual vision, and
is the final effort on the part of scientists to explain the
riddle of human existence in accordance with a cleverly thought
out, but most amazingly deficient, mechanistic conception of
life.

Since the inception of modern Science on your Earth, based on the
scientific method of investigation, its devotees adopted a
spirit of skepticism concerning all problems of human activity
not susceptible to measurement with the foot-rule, or analysis
with the test tube, with the result that the newer Science of
Psychology was invented to supply a reasonable and material
explanation for the subtle and mystifying phenomena of the human
mind.

That the conceivers of this science of Psychology have been
successful is attested by the many remarkable explanations given
to account for everyday manifestations of human and animal
mentality.

I will venture to say that this idea applies to all branches of
modern science as there seems to be no class of phenomena in the
entire universe, whether in the realm of chemistry, physics or
psychology but what can be clearly elucidated to the satisfaction
of all scientists with the aid of an adequate terminology. So,
today your Science in final analysis, has degenerated into a
system of clever word-juggling.

It is true there are today in the ranks of your foremost
investigators and God-inspired men who are seeking Truth. Their
names and their achievements will be treasured by a grateful
posterity, and it is to be regretted that their declarations,
based upon tireless investigation and honest opinion, are derided
by their fellow-workers in the Realm of Truth.

All your scientific theories are based upon certain postulates
that in time are out of agreement with observed facts, and you
are compelled to cast those postulates aside, adopt others and
theorize anew. This fruitless search for Truth must go on until
a divergence is made from the blind trail and the right path is
found that will lead you to the ultimate goal.

Be not surprised, then, that the revelations in this book will
meet with the usual criticisms launched at every new idea of
Truth that has been given to your world from the time man first
walked erect and beheld the stars in the firmament of God.
Error must and will dissolve presently in the presence of Truth,
which will abide with you for all time. HELP HASTEN THE DAY OF
THE LORD.

          The End

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