Ernest L. Norman
The preface and book were written in May of
The addenda was written sometime after that
The pamphlet-book was published and copyrighted in 1956
The third edition of it, presented here, was released in 1967
A few months ago the astronomical and astrophysical world was
tremendously excited by the approaching conjunction of the earth
with the planet Mars. (This article being written in May, 1955,
refers to the conjunction of Mars with the earth at the turn of the
year 1954 to 1955). Many prominent astronomical authorities hoped to
settle once and for all time, the old controversial issues about
this planet; i.e., were there canals or were there not canals on
Mars and was this planet inhabited by some form of man.
So far as can be ascertained, the results of
these investigations, after thousands of photographs of the planet
and numerous controversies, was that some groups were even more
firmly entrenched in their original ideas, while others became more
confused than ever. In an over-all sense, it can be said that they
arrived at no definite conclusion whatever nor will any new
conclusions that may be arrived at, have, by the same token, any
more validity than the original concepts (see addenda below).
Therefore any new attempt at visualizing life or the canals on Mars
resolves into the realm of clairvoyance and not by the making of
bigger and more powerful telescopes. The two hundred inch telescope
at Pt. Palomar has, in a sense, merely increased the size of the
universe for man rather than brought it closer to him. Now, just in
case the term clairvoyant should arouse any antagonism or question
in some persons, let us digress a moment to explain just what is
meant by the word clairvoyance.
Clairvoyance (or the development of the sixth sense) is only another
word for extrasensory perception taking place within the
consciousness of man rather than through the reactionary physical
senses such as physical sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste.
Practically everyone on this earth has had or will, at some time, be
in a semi or momentarily clairvoyant state. Anyone having a
so-called hunch or premonition is momentarily in such a state.
At the great Duke University, Dr. Rhine, in his
fifty years of research on parapsychology has definitely established
the facts and truths of extrasensory perception. There are numerous
societies, associations and organizations, national and
international, whose many years of work have proven beyond a doubt
that man does have, and can also develop, this extra sense or
clairvoyance, sometimes called the sixth sense.
Any doubting Thomas can, if he is open minded enough, find in a
short time, an overwhelming mass of evidence to support this truth.
In an advanced state of clairvoyance, an individual sees and lives
in a state of consciousness which "tunes" him in, as it were, to
past or future events, places and happenings, distance being no
barrier. Such an awareness or consciousness is almost as real as the
everyday objects around him. Any particular electrical or mechanical
device, such as the television set will demonstrate to some extent
the nature of this conception.
A savage in the jungle would immediately be confounded were he
presented with the appearance of some of our every day appliances.
He would quite likely, in his failure to understand or conceive,
throw up his hands and deny the whole thing. He would, in a sense,
be like the farmer who saw the giraffe for the first time,
exclaiming that "there is no such animal!"
It is, as it has always been, the great lack of ability to form new
concepts which has always caused man to throw up his hands, and cry
out loudly against the appearance of any new thought, or mechanical
or electrical contrivance. This is also quite true of most of our
modern day scientists, whether he is a man of medicine, of chemistry
or of astronomy. Therefore it is up to individuals who have
developed this extra sense or clairvoyance, to fill in the obvious
gaps in our many branches of science as well as in some of the more
firmly established spiritual concepts.
In writing an article of this kind, no effort is being made to prove
what I have found and believe is true. Truth is entirely independent
of the individual. After my thirty-five years of active research in
the fields of electronics, physics, astrophysics, parapsychology and
their allied and associated sciences, I have succeeded in
correlating and establishing an integrated concept, which when
combined with a natural and highly developed clairvoyance gives, to
a practically perfect degree, a direct mental contact not only with
person to person upon this earth, but in contacting individuals
living on other planets.
This is in a sense, what can be called
conscious astral flight; inasmuch as I see the cities and the people
and hear the individuals, as they now exist on other planets.
No mechanical devices are used, nor is any
particularly advanced degree of trance state entered into,
maintaining conscious continuity and being able to quote at the
time, just what is taking place both audibly and visibly, at all
THE TRUTH ABOUT MARS
Since the dawn of time and the beginning of man's history on this
planet, the starry skies have always been something of not only
great and wondrous beauty, but also filled with mystery and awe. The
histories of the ancient times contain numerous references to the
sun, the moon and the many bright stars and planets. Man has
worshipped these heavenly bodies as deities or gods.
Quite often the very nature of the religious
beliefs of the peoples were woven around these mystical heavenly
orbs. naturally there has been a great deal of conjecture as to life
and the existence of man in some form on some of these bright specks
of light. This is especially true of the moon and of the planets of
our solar system. Men like Copernicus, Galileo, Plato, etc., all
speculated on this possibility.
During the last twenty-five years of so, there has been a tremendous
impetus given to astronomical interests; perhaps this is partly due
to the approach of the conclusion of a great cycle and the actual
beginning of the Aquarian age. There are numerous monthly
publications which deal in a fictional way with interplanetary
travel and life on other planets.
There likewise are other articles
and stories which have appeared from time to time dealing with
flying saucers and space ships, etc., which claim to be true, and as
a small lad I shared this common interest in the heavens. Often I
would peer through my father's telescope (which was of very modest
power) at the moon or other bright points of interest; winter nights
would often be devoted to pouring over any book or article
containing anything of astronomical nature.
It was not, however, until the close of World War II and the sudden
influx of flying saucer stories, that time and circumstances
permitted resuming this fascinating subject. Along with metaphysical
work which I did both in churches and independently, the planets,
space travel, etc., all became an integrated part of this work.
It was inevitable that sooner or later I should actually take a
"flight" to some planet, not that this would be done in a rocket or
some such machine; man has not progressed to such an advanced state
of engineering as yet. So any such trips would be in a clairvoyant
state. I am not the only one by far, who has had such experiences;
the persons both known and unknown who have made such flights and
contacts are too numerous to mention at this time. I might add that
much of what is written in the following pages has since been
corroborated by some of these persons, without my previously having
read any articles so written by them.
It has been my consistent habit to spend an hour or so of the late
evening time in meditation. During these hours I have made
innumerable contacts with those who have passed from this plane of
existence. however no serious attempt at interplanetary contact was
tried until the second month of the year of 1955. At that time I
began to be increasingly aware that something like this was being
attempted by the peoples of other planets. One evening, about the
first part of May, of this year, while in a deep meditative state, I
suddenly perceived a rather strange looking man standing before me.
At first I thought him to be Chinese, as his
dress and general appearance was somewhat similar to that of a man
of ancient China. After introducing himself as Nur El, however, he
quickly explained that he was from the planet Mars, and that if I so
desired, I could go there with him, to his city (in astral flight)
and that he would be my personal guide. He explained that his people
were very desirous in view of all the controversy going on, to clear
up some of the so-called mysteries of Mars.
He further assured me that it was quite obvious
that a complete understanding was not possible in one visitation;
therefore as the first contact was made, it would be comparatively
easy to establish other contacts, as was convenient and necessary.
Since this first contact and trip was made, I have returned on
several occasions; in fact, Nur El often stood beside me as I wrote,
to further clear up, or refresh my memory regarding any details
which were not entirely clear.
Now I will contact my Martian guide and take an astral flight
through space, and see just how it is that man lives on the red
planet. Almost immediately a very distinguished looking man stands
before me; he is Nur El, a man of high position and esteem from one
of the Martian cities. He is dressed in a very brilliant red suit.
The coat is long, almost to the knees, with loose fitting
pantaloons. On his head is a red hat with a square shaped brim that
is turned up on four sides.
Our trip there is a matter of split seconds as no craft is used or
needed. Arriving on the surface of Mars, we are at once aware of the
extremely rugged terrain, rocky hills and sandy wastes, that
stretches out endlessly around us. There are many peculiar whirling
dust clouds all about. Nur El explains that the ionosphere is very
thin which leaves the surface almost unprotected from the various
beta, gamma and cosmic rays.
This high concentration of rays ionizes the
very rare and gaseous atmosphere and together with thermal currents,
creates terrific dust storms. There is also a very thinly divided
dust layer on the ionosphere which helps create the reddish
appearance of the planet. There are also a number of volcanoes,
three of which are of major size; one of these was just barely
visible on the horizon trailing a thin wisp of smoke from its
truncated cone. It was also explained that as Mars has only seven
degrees axis inclination there is not much of a seasonal change.
Water is very scarce on this arid planet; most
of the precipitation falls at the poles. Vegetation is also scarce.
There are a few varieties of prickly-cacti looking plants. Also near
the polar ice caps, grows a very luxuriant green alga-like plant
that follows the melting snow line. This spongy growth often attains
a height (or depth) of forty to fifty feet. It appears and
disappears with the season as it grows tremendously rapidly, and it
also disintegrates very fast.
There are also a number of species of lizards, reptiles and of some
insects whose hard shells have enabled them to weather the extreme
atmospheric conditions and among them are giant ants which walk
semi-erect on the two hind feet. The guide tells me these are
mutants which were accidentally produced from a small ant in an
atomic experiment ages ago. They are similar to humans in a very low
state of intelligence and at one time it became necessary to make
war on them, as they became so numerous and large.
These strange ant creatures average two to four
feet in height and live in rocky caves. But we did not tarry long on
the surface; I followed my guide to a rather strange looking rock.
Then, taking a small whistle from his coat pocket, he blew one note
and although I heard nothing, the rock immediately swung open
disclosing a car-like elevator. We entered and, after the door
closed, I had the familiar dropping sensation of our own modern
elevators. The trip down took but a few seconds, and, upon stopping,
I stepped forth into what was my first glimpse of a Martian city.
I was immediately impressed by the soft white light that seemed to
come from everywhere. We were standing near the entrance of a large
tube. On Mars the cities are all underground and are connected
together by huge oval metal tubes from three to five hundred feet in
diameter. There are monorail cars as long as our pullman trains
which glide silently and very swiftly from one city to another. The
bottoms of these immense tubes are used for parks, growing
foodstuffs and innumerable small manufacturing plants.
Because of the great distances between the cities, these tubes have
been built only partially submerged. There are emergency air locks
and bulkheads at the ends where they connect to the domes; other
safety and precautionary measures are used to protect the cities and
tunnels in case of breakdowns or outside attack. It is these tubes
which have confused the astronomers on the earth. Some believe them
to be canals. There are also other theories. The shifting desert
sands often cover or uncover them which leads to further confusion
inasmuch as they seem to appear and disappear.
Turning about and looking down into the city is an unforgettable
experience. Like all cities on Mars, it is built on the floor of a
huge metal dome. These domes are sometimes four or five miles in
diameter, and up to three thousand feet high. They are constructed
of huge curved trusses of a whitish metal, seemingly of a magnesium
compound. These trusses are covered with a metal top and bottom and
the space in between filled with a plastic foam similar to the
construction of the houses. This also gives added protection from
the various cosmic rays as well as sealing in the precious air
Underneath the roof is an inner shell or a
second false shell which is composed of sheets of a pale blue
plastic. This is suspended from brackets from the dome at a distance
of about six feet; in this space are the many thousands of
fluorescent tubes which make up the lighting system and they reflect
downward the soft radiant light which I first noticed. I was told
this light is very similar to a modified sunlight, and is very
healthful and stimulating to plant life, as well as to the people.
As these domes are built in the bottom of
excavations, the sands soon drift over them and cover them up,
giving added protection from the strong surface rays.
The cities are laid out like a wheel. The center hub is a very large
circular structure which houses the various municipal and civic
governmental departments. Underground is a very large atomic power
plant for supplying the cities' needs. The streets stretch away from
the hub like spokes, and at regular intervals circular streets are
intersected; this is similar to our national capital. The streets
which radiate from the hub rise at a very gentle rate of
inclination. The houses and other buildings are built on low
elevations which rise like tiers.
Walking up one of these streets gives one the
impression of walking on air, as the paving is of a springy plastic
material in a very soft shade of green. Stopping to inspect some of
the houses, I am nearly overwhelmed by their wondrous beauty,
simplicity and charm. In every small, vacant space in the streets
and grounds around the houses are growing plants. These are mostly
fruits and vegetables. They are planted in metal troughs and other
containers. The soil is a mixture of natural and artificial plant
humus and moss.
The houses and buildings are semi-prefabricated
in a wide variety of plastic of pastel shades. The walls are formed
of two sheets of thin plastic about two inches apart. After the
walls are fastened together, a liquid foam like plastic material is
injected or blown in between the walls. After this hardens, it gives
the whole structure tremendous strength. This hardened plastic foam
acts also as a good insulator.
There is no problem of heat or cold in a Martian city, with an
abundance of atomic power. The whole city is air conditioned, free
from dust and fumes, and is maintained at a constant temperature of
about 68°F degrees (20°C). Further comfort is assured the occupants of each
home by its own air conditioner. Huge electronic pumps suck in and
filter the thin outside air and raise the pressure to about seven
pounds per square inch. This is somewhat of the same way in which a
modern earth airliner pressurizes the passenger cabins. It also
strengthens the overhead dome structure by pushing out uniformly at
all points simultaneously.
As the outside atmosphere is very rare and of a low oxygen content,
the Martian cities are becoming less and less dependent on that
source of air supply. Many thousands of years of ago they learned
how to obtain air from water by electrolysis. They also make a great
effort to create great underground reservoirs near the ice caps to
drain off and store any surplus surface water which also, along with
the oxygen, has become increasingly rare through the centuries.
At the present time, scientists on Mars are learning to make air and
water synthetically out of other elements. They have also explored
every possible existing subterranean river or lake and have added
much to the dwindling water supply by some important discoveries. It
is estimated that, with careful conservation, they will have enough
water for several thousand years, during which time other means will
have been arrived at for solving this problem.
Mars is very rich in mineral deposits of which some of the
radioactive variety are especially abundant. The planet has also,
like the earth, a molten liquid core of some of the more dense
elements. Scientists on Mars are tapping these deep fiery realms as
an extra or added power supply, although the abundant radioactive
elements are at present more than adequate to supply all the needs.
All buildings are supplied with electric power from the central
power plant. The power is radiated over ultra high frequency beams
which criss-cross the streets, and are relayed by smaller
substations. On top of each building is a split ball-like antenna
which intercepts these power beams, bringing power down onto a small
secondary radiator which in turn radiates the power through the
building, lighting the lights, operating the various motors, etc.
These are, of course, all constructed very
differently than the motors and electric lights on earth, which are
large, clumsy and very inefficient by comparison.
View of a street in one of the Martian
inside the metal tubes which the
astronomer takes to be canals.
Window glass is a polarized material which
transmits light one way, from outside in, which gives privacy
without the problem of shade and drapes. A simple metal folding
shutter is sometimes drawn across the window to shut out the light
when sleeping, etc.
Furniture in the home is very simple and is
contoured to the body and is made of metal and plastic. The houses
are not overly furnished as are so many of earth homes, yet there is
sufficient for comfort in a simple fashion. Rugs are a plastic
foam-like material which is springy and resilient with no dusty nap.
Various colors are used and slightly raised designs which give
variety and charm to the lovely over-all appearance. The kitchens
would be a delight to the earth woman; all cooking is done in an
oven which is built in a wall cabinet.
The oven is operated on high frequencies which
cook all foods in a matter of a very few minutes, or in most cases
only a few seconds. There is a dial-like indicator which is pre-set.
The food to be cooked is placed in the oven, the door closed, a red
light flashes, and presto, the meal is cooked. I did not see any
boiling or frying, in the conventional way. After dinner, the
dishwashing is a very quick and simple process. The dishes are
placed in a metal cabinet, a dial set, and after a few minutes all
are clean and sparkling; no water is used. Instead, stream of
electronic energy of some sort does the job. The dishes are made of
a plastic like material which is repellent to soil.
The bathroom is also quite different. The stool appears or
disappears in the wall as needed. Disposal is efficiently taken care
of by electrolysis. Very little water apparently is used. Bathing is
done in a small booth where an atomized spray of pleasant smelling
liquid is sprayed on the body and wiped off with a very absorbent
towel. Here also, no water is used. There is also some kind of
energy ray used which stimulates and leaves the body very refreshed.
Teeth are cleaned with a sort of electronic brush which is a metal
rod on a handle. Moving it around the teeth directs a flow of energy
which cleans and stimulates the teeth and gums.
Very little of the normally expected house cleaning is done in a
Martian home; all interior surfaces are dirty repellent and, as the
air is normally very clean and inasmuch as there is no smoking,
frying or similar soot procedures, the homes are very clean and
Mounting a flight of stairs to the roof, we emerge onto a typical
Martian garden. The roofs of these homes are flat and planted with a
wide variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Each home grows
quite a lot of the normal supply of foodstuff it consumes. They take
great pride in these roof gardens and frequently engage in friendly
competition in contests between neighbors in an attempt to raise the
most beautiful display of horticulture.
Returning to the street after my first glimpse into a Martian home,
I became aware that there was something missing which was
customarily found in a city. Glancing up and down the street, it
suddenly occurred to me! There were no stores, no shops, no neon
signs or any of the familiar garishness one finds in our cities. My
bewilderment caused Nur El to smile. Motioning me to following, he
walked over to where a low, circular platform stood, up a few inches
from the street level. We stepped on this platform and almost
immediately began a slow descent through a metal tube. On coming to
rest, a door opened and we stepped out into what was another great
Now I understood why the streets slanted up and the lack of stores
and commercial buildings, for here stretched out before me was a
huge shopping center, which in some odd way reminded me of one of
our annual state fairs. Up and down and around were streets and
aisles with shops and booths displaying the many articles of
clothing and food familiar to the Martian way of life. There was
however, noticeable differences: little or no advertising was used,
the shop owner sat or stood quietly by or worked on various article
he (or she) sold.
A quaint system of barter and exchange is
generally prevalent although some form of script, currently similar
to a department store charge-a-plate, is also used. Martians are
inherently honest; stealing is almost unknown. Consequently there is
no need to accumulate more than is needed, for they do not have the
fear of insecurity. There is no price haggling over various
transactions. Some sections have mechanical automat-like dispensers
in which a keyed charge-a-plate is inserted and withdrawn after the
article is discharged. Another curious feature of these market
places are the escalator sidewalks; on several of the main
thorough-fares were double tracks, one coming and one going, with a
small bench-like seat to sit on.
A person merely stepped on, sat down and was
moved slowly up and down in front of the various stalls or shops.
Everywhere I turned to look I saw happy, smiling faces with none of
that taut, drawn look that is so prevalent in our cities. I was
informed that there are several of these "centers," which are
regularly interspersed around the circumference of the cities and
located in the space formed by the floor of the dome and the rural
In between these market centers, much space is
devoted to the cultivation of various crops, one of which is a grain
very similar to millet. There is also a species of rice which grows
with very little moisture. It seems that many of these plant crops
have been evolved through a Burbank-like process to a point where
they require the absolute minimum of water.
No heavy manufacturing is done in these cities, but there are
several domes which are devoted to, and used almost exclusively for,
this type of work. But time was slipping by, and reluctantly I
followed my guide to another elevator and we ascended back to the
As we walked along one of the streets I could not help but feel
overawed by the beauty of all the things around me: the lovely homes
and roof gardens, the landscaped parkways growing lush with fruits
and flowers, the peace and quiet which was everywhere. I looked
curiously at some of those who were passing by, although I do not
believe they could see me in my astral state; at least if they did
so, they gave no indication that they were being rudely stared at,
and I assumed their smiles and greetings were meant for Nur El. I
did not see any indication of the use of any cosmetics on the
women's faces. Their eyes were quite large and black with a distinct
slant, the skin was wax-like and beautifully colored, lips red and
well shaped, which in all left nothing to be desired in any external
There are other things which were noticeable by their absence: there
is no smoking, the use of tobacco being unheard of. Nur El chuckled
when I asked about this, stating that such a practice was grown up
thumb sucking and was a habit belonging only to those who were not
completely weaned. The drinking of alcoholic beverages is also
unknown, so there were none of the familiar taverns or liquor
houses. No doubt many of the earthians would be lost on Mars without
their familiar daily and hourly inhalations and libations of pap and
The people of Mars are smaller than those on earth, only averaging
about four feet six inches in height. They are somewhat Mongolian in
appearance. The texture of the skin is very fine and soft, while the
hair is usually straight, black, and quite fine. The men do not need
to shave for they have eradicated electronically, the growth of hair
from their faces when still young.
Martians are much older in soul-evolution than the earthians.
They originally migrated in space craft to Mars from a dying planet more
than a million years ago. They also came to this earth and started a
colony but found it impractical to maintain. It was also explained
by Nur El that this colony became our Chinese race through the
evolution of time. The Martians are a quiet peace-loving people.
Their clothing is simple with long loose flowing lines, with nothing
to bind them, in many brilliant colors including many shades we know
not. All clothing is made of synthetic materials as no natural
fibers are grown.
Talking as we walked along, we soon came to the end of the street
where it joined the center hub. Before us was a very imposing
structure which formed part of the circular center section. As we
entered I immediately became aware that it was some kind of
laboratory. Various strange chemical odors were faintly discernable.
We were met at the door by another Martian named Yuzak. He was
dressed in a bright yellow clock or smock with a large blue circle
with a cross in the center, embroidered on the right side of the
breast, which denoted his rank as a head scientist.
After introductions he took us in tow and we proceeded to make a
tour of this great laboratory. The first section we entered was
devoted to research, Yuzak explained. His science was very much
advanced compared to that of earth. On Mars the scientists know how
to create and grow live tissue as well as plant chlorophyll.
This is done by an elaborate process which
involves the use of certain kinds of life-creating radiations or
energy streams. It was explained that energy was actually, in a
sense, tapped from the fourth dimension and that in such a state it
was constructive and intelligent and could create life in artificial
tissue or plasma. Passing on into another section, which proved to
be a clinic, we found a number of doctors and attendants busily
engaged in various activities.
These people were dressed in bright blue garb.
We did not tarry long here, but as we passed through, Yuzak
explained that while there is very little sickness, the same
knowledge of radiant energy was also used here to treat various
physical and mental disorders. A malfunctioning kidney could be
restored in a matter of minutes; or if damaged, could be partially
or completely regrown in a few hours.
Cancer and many other so-called incurable diseases are removed or
corrected in the same electronic way. It was also explained, that in
all cases, the patient was given a psychic diagnosis which correctly
locates the true originating cause, as a psychic pressure or shock,
incurred in either the present life or in some previous lifetime.
Mental disorders, while rare, yield quickly to this treatment which
quickly removes or rectifies these malformed vortices, or thought
wave patterns which have been incurred in the subconscious or
psychic body. There are no jails or prisons; crime is considered a
mental disorder and treated thusly. Such treatment is kept secret
and not exploited as we do, therefore there is no deflation of the
ego. There is no pain or shock or lengthy doctoring. Usually the
patient is home in a matter of hours.
But here again we have come to another section. In the rear of this
great building, upon entering, I am again impressed with the
tremendous array of strange and unusual looking apparatus.
I have visited laboratories, but nothing like this!
Going over to
the side wall where there is a row of small glass tanks something
like aquariums, I noted that over and around each one is a
tremendous array of tubes, pumps, cables, etc. Looking closely into
the tank, I see a yellowish cloudy liquid with something in the
center which looks like a baby! Recovering from my surprise and
shock, I was assured by Yuzak that it was a baby. He went on to say
that their science had advanced to such a point that this laboratory
development was possible under conditions similar to those of
natural growth in the womb of the mother.
There is first grown a capillaric system from two main tubes spaced
about a foot apart; a web of tiny tubes form. These in turn unit in
the center and form a structure similar to that found in the body.
This structure is grown in this aquarium-like tank in a plasmic-like
liquid under radiant energies. After the capillaric web is formed, a
membranous tissue grows over all. This is the artificial placenta.
The ovum from the mother is then attached and
inseminated with the father's spermatozoa. From then on, the fetus
grows in a normal way being attached to the placenta with the
umbilical cord supplied with the natural blood supply which
actually, in part, comes from the mother. Under these controlled
conditions the natural incubation period may be reduced by one-half.
The blood supply is constantly refreshed and purified from a central
blood bank or with such similar RH factors.
View of a portion of one of the Martian
laboratories which serve as
an artificial gestation period to bring
a baby into existence when natural birth is impossible.
Nur El further explained that this laboratory
process was only taken advantage of by those women who could not
ordinarily bear a child or where there were other and sufficient
reasons for so doing. Passing through this laboratory the guide went
further into the problems of birth control and sex. He stated that
children are limited to usually, two to a family so as to prevent
overcrowding and a lessening of an advanced family relationship. The
ratio of births is usually determined by the death rate average.
Sex relations are very sacred and considered a great creative gift.
There are none of the usual sexual stimulants, such as advertising,
spiced heavy foods, etc., which tend to over-excite the people of
earth. Consequently, sex assumes its rightful place in the life of
These people have a basic spiritual concept which teaches them from
birth, the importance of love of one another and finding their
greatest joys of life in doing for each other, not doing each other.
I did not see any of our familiar churches and steeples; it was
explained to me that there are none. Worship is not a pagan-like
bowing down to some mythical god (or gods), but a twice daily
observance to the Great Infinite Creative Source, and there is a
once-weekly community observance giving thanks to this Source.
Other spiritual aspects of Martian life include communications with
those who have passed into the spirit world; in fact, every Martian
considers his spirit friends and relatives a part of his daily life.
No doubt the Chinese have derived their ancestor worship from this
The Martians have also developed reincarnation to a point where it
forms an integral part of their lives; they plan for a future time
when they will again relive a new life among old friends and
relatives. Many children frequently identify themselves as former
I was tremendously impressed and overawed by all that I had just
seem, when, passing out of the building, we entered the courtyard or
foyer to the central section which is a large community stage and
theater. Sitting there to rest, my guide went on to further explain
some of these fascinating facets of life in these cities. He was
still talking of children, and said that soon after the birth of a
child, all the potential mental faculties and quotients were
determined by an electronic diagnosis, and any criminal or negative
characteristics were removed by the radiant energy process.
The child was further conditioned against such
recurrence. There are no public schools. The child is taught to a
large extent in his sleep by a "Z-ray" which imparts the lessons or
knowledge directly into his subconscious mind. This ray can be
likened somewhat to a radio frequency which carries the spoken word
yet is inaudible to the ear; in this case however, it is received
and stored for use in the child's mind.
Usually a child will have the equivalent to a college education by
the time he has reached the age of ten. Such schooling is done to
bring out the best points of character and to especially train him
in whatever vocation he is best suited for. As I listened to the
soft accented voice of my Martian friend, my mind inadvertently
began to recall and compare scenes of my earth life with the simple
quiet way I was just beginning to glimpse and understand. Things
like the roaring streets and highways, the stench and smell of
thousands of cars, of hate and greed and avarice.
Nur El caught my thoughts and for a moment
stopped speaking. A slow smile lifted the corners of his mouth and
his eyes began to twinkle.
"No," he said, "these people would not migrate
to the earth. First they would have to become accustomed to the
difference in air pressure, and if this were done suddenly it might
be very dangerous, like a diver going down beneath the water too
He paused a moment then continued.
"Then there would be deadly disease germs and
the many viruses that we here on Mars, not having had such things
for thousands of years, have lost our resistance to."
I could see his point but I wondered a bit as to how they knew so
much about the earth, but patiently he explained that there were
semi-surface observatories with electronic telescopes as well as a
variety of radio and radar-like devices which gave them a very good
idea of what went on there. Besides some of the more advanced
scientists were masters at astral flight. Even an ordinary citizen
of Mars was quite adept at mental telepathy and this type of
communication was used as much as speech.
But I was curious about the large theater which was confronting me;
however, I waited until the explanation came that this was the large
central theater or community playhouse. Here the various plays,
pageants, and observances took place. There were also many civic
orchestras, and various kinds of folk dances were given here.
Many of these customs are of ancient origin and
the meaning of some has almost been lost in antiquity. I was
privileged to see part of a spring festival. Here on the great
central stage several hundred children were gathered in large
circles are decorated profusely with flower garlands; in the center
was the queen of spring. The children were all moving slowly to and
fro and chanting a slow sing-song rhythm. It was all very beautiful
Going back into the ring shaped building, we emerged into what were
some of the chambers used for judging or administrative phases. The
government is of very simple form. I was amazed when told there are
no written laws. Each citizen lives under a simple understanding, of
unwritten code. It was a very reasonable facsimile, if not the
actual golden rule. In other words, do for others first. If a person
acts selfishly, or begins to steal or shows symptoms of anger, he is
considered ill and treatment is quickly administered.
Each five families have a group leader or "Icla," as he is called.
He represents this group and is responsible for their general
welfare. The judges or heads of different departments are chosen on
their merit and it is usually done through elimination, examinations
which require a lifetime of special training. There are no political
systems. Brains and character alone determine a candidate's fitness
for an office. Male and female are regarded as equal and with no
discrimination shown. There are no old age institutions in these
Martian cities. Great respect is shown the aged and they live with
their children until the time of passing.
No doubt the Chinese on
the earth brought this custom of respect and venerance down through
the ages from their Martian ancestors.
Passing along through a hallway, we again emerged into what I
immediately gathered to be a library. Here a number of persons were
busily engaged in sorting and caring for a large variety of books
(if they can be compared to ours).
These were for the most part, rather ancient
scroll-like volumes, but there were others which resembled somewhat
our own bound volumes. I was told that this library was kept mostly
for research and for historical reasons, as comparatively little
reading or writing is down in our usual manner. Most records are
kept in memory machines or some other unfamiliar electronic device.
The alphabet consists of a number of cryptograms. I did not linger
long enough, however, to go into things of this nature in detail.
Another thing that did impress me was the wide
variety of pictures and objects of art which were everywhere. These
people are exceedingly artistic and almost everyone spends some time
at his particular chosen expression decorating screens, ceramics,
furniture, etc.; all were given some treatment whenever opportunity
presented. It was all in very good taste, however, and most pleasing
to the eye. These traits are quite evident in our modern Chinese.
Going through several of these offices we again emerged into the
open air. Before us was one of the larger radial streets; coming
down this street was what looked like a silver gondola of some sort,
suspended from an overhead rail. going closer to examine this
strange craft, I found that it was about twenty feet long. It had
six or eight bucket-like seats. There is a rather elaborate system
of control used. All is done, of course, electronically. There is an
'eye' on each end to keep it spaced a reasonable distance from other
Gyroscopes are used to prevent sway and it is
powered by a motor in each flanged wheel which rides a single rail,
suspended at short intervals by metal standards. These cars are
stopped with a single blast of a noiseless supersonic whistle and
started after the passengers sit down. A number of the main radial
streets have this monorail shuttle car system.
Others used moving sidewalks, somewhat similar
Inside the tubes, which are the martian
cities, are these little shuttle cars, used for transportation.
At this point my inspection of these very
interesting monorail cars was interrupted by what appeared to be a
gay group of people going into one of the nearby homes. As they
disappeared, laughing and chatting through the doorway, I turned and
looked inquiringly at Nur El. He smiled as he informed me there was
a marriage going on. He went on to explain that marriage is very
sacred here; very rarely is there a separation or divorce.
As children, couples are selected according to
their mental quotient and their compatibility. Further work in
preparation is done until the time when they are actually joined
marriage, usually around the age of twelve or fifteen (as compared
to our years). These marriage ceremonies last for about three days.
The first day is spent in the exchanging of gifts between the
respective families. The second day is devoted to mind projection
and various semi-secret preparations. The whole affair climaxes on
the evening of the third day with a banquet.
Sitting on opposite sides of a long low table,
the close relatives of the bride and groom eat a silent meal, not
glancing up or looking across the table during the entire time. This
silence is broken by the two fathers, or in the case of their
absence, the mothers can substitute by the sharing of a cup made
from the juices of certain fruits. After this, the cup is passed
around and the whole thing ends up with several hours of
merrymaking. Then a parade takes the newlyweds to their new home.
But to return to the subject of transportation. It seems that these
people do not travel much, as compared to our earth people. There
is, of course, considerable inter-city travel over the monorail car
system which I saw in the tube. There is however, a kind of
communication which renders a great deal of travel unnecessary. This
is a form of telephone, or teleview as it could more properly be
called. Besides conversing, each party can see the other one through
a small screen similar to our television.
This of course, can be shut off by manipulating
a button, in the event there is a need for privacy. Speaking of
television, their system is far more advanced than ours; the screen
is built into the wall of the room and is about four by five foot
square. All programs are in three dimensional color, very lifelike
and natural. Such programs are, of course, the very highest type. As
there is only one channel to a city, all program material is
produced and telecast by the people themselves, since there is no
advertising or sex intimations but only such things as the
festivals, lectures, various stage presentations or musicals which
take place in the central theater.
Little or no news is broadcast and then only
that which is of a nature which would not cause fear or
Music plays an important part in life here. Most of the instruments
are of the string type and are usually plucked. There are some reed
or flutelike instruments which help give variety. There are none of
the heavy percussive type which form a large part of our modern
orchestras. the music itself is, for the most part, a quaint
sing-song-like rhythm or chant which usually depicts some story or
moral lesson; or even historical events are portrayed. Considerable
color is used in the stage presentations, which gives much added
charm as the innumerable color combinations rise and fall with the
rhythm of the chant.
Since my initial trip, I have returned to Mars several times and
have learned much more about this fascinating civilization. To those
who are proponents and ardent supporters of our free enterprise
system, let it be said that they have a great shock coming to them.
On Mars there is no dog-eat-dog competition such as we, on earth,
are so familiar with.
Everyone works for the government because the
government is the people!
This highly developed socialistic system is not
to be confused with any so-called communistic governments on earth.
The Martians never break laws, consequently there are no laws. They
have long ago eliminated legislative bodies. How different here! We
have a huge and vast intricate network of legislative bodies, as
well as various branches of law enforcement. The average American
has many thousands of laws to obey. The great majority of the people
either knowingly or unknowingly are breaking laws.
As fast as a way is found to circumvent one
law, a new one is passed to prevent this! The modern Chinese have
placed a great deal of personal value on face; they would rather die
than lose face. This sense of personal integrity was brought down
through the ages from their Martian ancestors. The average Martian
has an advanced state of conscious personal integrity.
This eliminates the ponderous and very
expensive system of government to which we are accustomed. There is
in consequence a vastly simplified way of life. There are no taxes,
as this land is run like a highly ordered non-profit business. The
various departmental or executive heads are all highly trained
specialists and hold their positions because of ability and
Another thing which some earth people would miss on Mars is money.
They actually use no money. Therefore there is no banking system.
The citizen of Mars is, in a sense, his own bank and his medium of
exchange is his honesty (his credit). Everyone works. There are no
loafers or unemployed. They all take great pride in their vocation.
Work is not done for personal gain or selfish reasons.
There is on Mars no sense of insecurity for all are provided for
including the aged and the incompetent. A working person is provided
with a metal plate whereon are stamped his (or her) name and an
identifying number. This plate is used in the large automat-like
dispensers which I was shown on the lower floor level. When a person
desires food, clothing, or whatever the need, he merely inserts this
charge-a-plate (if I can call it such) and withdraws it, along with
the article. As he is a very honest person, he never gets more than
he needs or is entitled to. This is done strictly on his own
personal sense of honor and integrity. As he has no sense of
insecurity, he never hoards or takes more than he requires.
imagine what would happen if our great hordes of dishonest,
grasping, selfish people were turned loose in the Martian cities!
There are none of the conveyor belt-line techniques that we use
here, although they are very advanced in science, electronics and
machinery; yet there are a great many hand-made products. They
realize that a vast productive system would only defeat their way of
life. The more a man works the more he can take home, so if a
machine takes his place, he has nothing! An article is valued only
for its usefulness and not for the profit it might bring. There is
some semi-private enterprise. In case a person makes some product in
his spare time, he may open a booth where it is displayed. All such
enterprises operate on a barter exchange system. As there are no
profits, these private exchanges consequently are not running in
competition with any other.
I have gone to some length in trying to point out and explain what
is very obviously a superior way of life. We Americans have for a
long time prided ourselves as having the best way of life on earth.
This is quite true as far as earth as concerned, but not in a broad
As Einstein once said,
"we are never fools until we quit seeking."
In our present democratic system (which is
actually capitalistic), we have long passed the point of diminishing
A government should be of the people and we
should not lose this goal in our haste for profits. The average
citizen of the earth has a state of existence something like a
whipped circus animal. Yes, it is quite true that we have a higher
level of life than many other countries, but what a price we are
paying for this! And couldn't we get something better if we tried?
But back to our Martian friends.
From childhood they are taught to be useful and productive. Because
of their simplified living habits, they have more time for
self-improvement and for developing new types of plastics, textiles,
etc. They usually limit their meals to only two a day and even those
are very simple, consisting primarily of vegetables and fruits, with
some synthetic foods.
The Martians are not meat eaters partly for the
reason that animal life has largely passed from existence on Mars,
with the exception of mutants and the few obscure species previously
mentioned, and these are inedible. The Martian has learned how to
grow, and also to synthesize many species and to produce
artificially, many protein foods. Many nuts (some of which look
somewhat like peanuts) are raised.
A large nut similar to a pecan is grown on
vines. There is a vegetable something like a cross between cabbage
and lettuce, the leaves being three-fourth of an inch thick and
about a foot wide! It is light green in color and very nourishing.
Another common vegetable looks like our onion, but has large, flat,
flared leaves. The people produce artificial sunlight in huge tubes
so they can grow foods in their underground cities.
Space is not too plentiful. There are some dwarf trees, three to
four feet high with a fruit that looks like an orange but has meat
like that of an apple, is red skinned and sweet. It is called
sit-yu. Some other vegetables are grown in troughs in long rows.
These look like huge mushrooms and have a delicious meat.
Martians are closely connected with the Venusians through thought
transference or mental telepathy. At one time, interplanetary travel
was used, but these spacecraft are at present stored in huge
underground hangars, and are being held in readiness for any
emergency, such as a sudden mass evacuation of the population should
any unexpected need arise.
Yuzak explained that the science of interplanetary travel was
something very difficult for earth man to understand inasmuch as the
people and the craft itself would, in taking off, actually change
the rate of vibration of their own and the craft's atomic structure.
Thus they would in a sense become weightless and temporarily free of
various usual forces such as gravitation, inertia, etc. This is
something like pre-conditioning for fire-walking which is still
practiced in different parts of the globe.
My guide went on to explain that this science of changing the atomic
vibration rates is a very advanced one, and that if the earthmen
would learn this, it would remove all the present day obstructions
and barriers such as materials, fuel, pressures and the hundreds of
other hindrances to present day space travel. At present their
experiments have progressed to a point where a man's body can be
changed into electrical energies, sent over a radar beam and then
changed back to the original state; all in a matter of a split
second, and with no pain or discomfort to the individual.
This no doubt sounds fantastic, but remember that this same thing is
being done here frequently, from the spirit side of life. The
memoirs of Sir William Crookes give an example of this in his
experience with Katy, who materialized after being "dead" for
several years. She was so real that he embraced and kissed her.
Afterward he said she was as real as his living wife!
Nowadays it is only the ignorant man who scoffs
at any new ideas, and no doubt there will be those who will be
unable to believe these truths; but it does not matter, since that
still does not alter the facts. Just fifty years ago they were
laughing at the Wright brothers — and think of what has been
invented and improved and brought into use since that time. No less
so in the future. The things of science which are commonplace in the
Martian way of life could well become a part of ours in some future
I was informed that the Martians understand what is happening to the
earth people and its veritable rat race, and they are very desirous
of aiding through mental telepathy to inspire as many of the
earthians as are receptive to their ways for the advancement of
mankind and the improvement of conditions on this planet, and within
man himself. Until man realizes the great over-balance on the
material side and gains the necessary spiritual knowledge we cannot
hope to be harmonious with the other more advanced planets. They say
that it is realized only too well that they must not interfere with
the evolution or progress of man on earth to any great extent, for
it would not be in keeping with God's immutable law of individual
The scientists of Mars have informed me that our telescopes, in the
photographing process, are subject to error and do not get
refraction but infraction. Sometimes the light rays, or vibrations
as they are more properly called, are at times subjected to
distortions, or bendings, in their flight through space, due to the
proximity of some other planetary body.
Because of the conjunction of magnetic lines of
force, the astronomer does not always get a true picture of what he
thinks he is seeing. Also the planet Mars, on the outside of its
surface, has a tremendously charged shell. While it is invisible to
the eye, this can cause great distortions in light-ray frequencies.
And so the time has come, at least for the present, to return to our
more familiar planet earth, and I do so reluctantly, for there are
still many more facets of life on (rather in) Mars of which I have
only a slight understanding. I would like to learn more of their
various customs, celebrations and observances. Obviously it cannot
all be taken in during only a few trips. I cannot recall a single
instance of this most fascinating and interesting experience of my
visits to Mars without a deep feeling of awe, reverence and
gratitude to this very fine person who calls himself Nur El for
giving so unselfishly of his time and efforts in explaining so many
things about the planet, its people, manners, etc.
But the most important part he is playing,
along with many others on their planet — for all have this one thing
in common — is to present the plea for man to heed their warnings
and put the use of atomic energy to constructive use, instead of in
bombs. For through their ability of clairvoyance and mental
telepathy they can see what is happening, and are tremendously
concerned regarding their own planets. For anyone who understands
even the slightest degree regarding the fourth dimension, can't help
but realize that the destruction caused by the explosions and other
results on the physical plane are indeed a very small part of the
upheaval which takes place in the higher realms of existence, and
even on the other planets.
When throwing a pebble into a pool, we can only
see the ripples with the physical eyes, but still down, on and on,
goes the stone regardless of whether we see it or not. The men on
other planets are pleading for their own sake as well as ours for us
to cease this nonsensical destructive thing that can only lead to
tremendous repercussions in the ethers, even to a far greater degree
than in the material or physical way.
There is also a grave concern by these people about our destructive
downhill way of life. We are creating and breeding a race of
psychopathic misfits in our highly specialized, mechanical world.
The people are becoming robots. They cannot sleep for nightmares
from fear and insecurity. Their days are an endless succession of
almost frantic scurrying, or worse, a robot-like existence of work,
sleep, and work.
On every hand flagrant psychological and sexual
stimulants are used for advertisements; suggestion is used to hammer
home these cheap and malicious messages until the brain becomes numb
and neurotic. Exploitation of the masses has become a highly
specialized science, ruthless and cold-blooded, running the gamut
from charity to vice.
On the other hand there are almost equally frantic attempts being
made by various religious groups, churches, individuals, etc., to
portray in some way to the great masses the grave dangers
confronting them. These efforts are pitifully small and weak.
Moreover, these efforts are not above suspicion, for there are, here
as elsewhere, many charlatans.
Resolving all these facts, and in trying to establish and correlate
an active, vital, spiritual concept in their hearts and minds,
earthlings must find their own solution. Quite likely, in some
future day, man will evolve a way of life that will embody not only
some of the old spiritual and psychological factors which have been
tried and tested, but many new and advanced facts will be added (new
at least as far as the majority of the people are concerned).
In this spiritually and scientifically integrated philosophy of life
man will find not only surcease from this present day's made race to
oblivion, but will find instead a new concept of the continuity of
life, and with a Garden of Eden life will come happiness,
creativeness and fearlessness.
It was intimated in the foregoing pages that it was quite obvious
that it would require several trips to gain a comprehensive
understanding of the Martian way of life, and that therefore, I
would quite likely, from time to time, make similar visits or
flights. Since concluding the last pages, Nur El has made contact
several times and has given or shown me pertinent information
regarding several issues which I would like to clear up. In case
some of you are wondering just as I did, what caused his people to
go underground and why they do not migrate to some other planet
since they have all the necessary craft to do so.
Nur El explained all this by first saying that
Mars was, up until about 100,000 years ago, a planet very similar to
the earth. There was air, water, and an abundance of plant and
animal life. The cities flourished on the surface just as ours do.
At that time, through their occult science and also with their
superior telescopes they saw, somewhere out in space, a cataclysm
One of the giant suns suddenly went berserk,
flared up like a nova and then exploded in a terrific blinding
flash. Huge chunks hurtled out into space in different directions,
each one a smaller, white-hot, atomically-burning sun, shooting off
great streamers of atomic energies. It was determined by
calculations, that one of these fiery pieces would pass very close
to our solar system. As it was larger than our own sun, it was
conceivable that there would be tremendous gravitational pull,
besides giving off great energies. It was also determined, as light
traveled much faster in space than this huge chunk, that it would
pass our solar system. This therefore gave the Martians a grace
period for preparation.
They had, however, a choice: to stay on Mars or
to migrate to another planet far away from this solar system.
After a search of the nearby, practical limits
of the heavens, it was found that there was no other planet
available which would be suitable. So an alternative was decided
They could build huge cities underground!
During the next two
hundred years or so, an almost frantic building program was
assiduously pursued. We can well imagine some of the problems, the
sacrifices, and the labor and research which went into this
tremendous project, but it was finally accomplished. In due time all
was snug and ship-shape as possible.
Buried deep under many feet of rock and earth,
in their newly constructed dome-like cities, the people of Mars
waited for the final hours. Day by day they watched the white
glowing mass of light grow larger and larger. There was no really
accurate way by which to measure how close it would pass or just how
hot it would be. No doubt many thought it would be the end!
Finally the hour struck. Nur El stated that for eight days the
planet was rocked, torn and twisted as great forces blasted and
ripped the surface. Plant and animal life disappeared almost
entirely, except for the few species which escaped by being buried
in caves. The air and water too, were largely dissipated or drawn
off with the passing nova. When it was over, Mars was decimated and
burned to a cinder.
Other planets also suffered. On earth there were great earthquakes
and tidal waves. A great continent and civilization, called
sank beneath the sea. Great deserts were burned into the surface in
places which were formerly beautiful forests and plains. The Sahara
and Gobi deserts were two of these. Earth's orbit and axis (or the
poles) were also changed. Instead of a circular orbit Earth was
rocked into an elliptical orbit, with the addition of a very slight
but definite wobble or oscillation, which it has never lost.
Uranus was pushed out into an orbit much
further away from the sun. Neptune suffered a similar fate although
not quite so pronounced. It is conceivable that the other planets
were also affected according to their size and position at the time
of the passing of this huge celestial "atom bomb." No doubt the
knowledge of this cataclysm will clear up some of the mysteries of
Earth's history which have been puzzling the seekers of truth for
Another question might be asked in regard to the Martians' system of
time. As nearly as can be determined, they maintain a daylight and
dark cycle of days just as we do; this is done by simply dimming the
overhead dome-lights at regular intervals. A week is about twelve
days. There are apparently no months tabulated, but the year is
divided into four quarters, something like the seasons. Their sense
of time is quite different from ours. They practice none of the
hurry scurry which is so prevalent here.
Thus there is no constant clock watching, or
the tensions which such a practice produces. Here again is a
similarity to the Chinese, i.e., 'there is always tomorrow,' a
familiar Chinese adage. Not that it should be construed that they
are a lazy or indolent race, from from it. They are very
industrious, but mark each day by their accomplishments and not with
the passing of hours.
Just in the event that there may be individuals who may take
personal resentment, or a wrong view of any comparisons which have
been made as to forms of government, etc., for the record let it be
said: I consider myself just as much a loyal staunch American as any
other citizen. My parents and grandparents were all pioneers and
helped carve out of a wilderness, what is now known as the state of
Utah. Moreover, my views on present day political systems are
As a philosopher and scientist however, I might
point out as others have, many obvious flaws which are a matter of
present day concern. it is the task of our legislative bodies to
anticipate and to circumvent such flaws. The Constitution is, in its
entirety, a very wonderful document which expresses very highly
evolved concepts of living. Such documents and governments resulting
from them are, however, effective to the relative degree in which
the so governed people integrate them. The end result therefore
devolves upon each individual so participating.
The fact that there are twenty-one amendments
proves the correctness of this reasoning. We must always remember
that at no time in life should we ever assume we have reached
perfection. We must always visualize an infinite universe in which
perfection is only relative. We must not become restless or
dissatisfied with what we have.
Rather, let us be thankful to our Creator for
each daily manifestation of his love and abundance, always secure in
the knowledge that he will always so manifest. Our forefathers and
those who helped carve out this great nation had such idealism and
faith. Because we have countless conveniences which they knew not,
we must not lose our initiative to keep pushing back the frontiers
of ignorance, fear and insecurity.
Our present civilization, good as it is in some respects, leaves
much to be desired. It has been the purpose of Nur El, the people of
Mars and myself to bring you some understanding of their ways of
life, hoping thus to bring about, not only among the nations of the
world, but future interplanetary relationships which are harmonious
and conducive to a better way of life.
We all salute you and wish you infinite love, wisdom and peace.
Shortly after writing this article there appeared in the Saturday
Review, on May 28, 1955, an article written by Dr. Robert S.
Richardson, astronomer at Mount Palomar, which refers to the
findings of the International Committee on Mars, which closed its
fourth conference on March 25, 1955.
There are several interesting statements made,
on which I will comment. Mr. Richardson states the consensus of
opinion is that there is life on Mars, or that it could exist. This
is at least some progress in the right direction. Also he is quite
correct about the deserts. Most of the surface of the planet is
semi-arid waste lands. It is however, incorrect to say there is no
The presence of the
green maria, which he called sponge-like algae,
proves the presence of oxygen, although in a comparatively rare
state. As everyone knows, oxygen is necessary in the breathing cycle
of any plant which contains chlorophyll (oxygen on Mars is about 10%
of the density of the earth's oxygen) as was stated in the
aforementioned article. This sponge-like algae is found growing
along the edges of the snow banks and often attains a height of
forty to fifty feet. It dries up with the vanishing of the snow caps
and regrows the following spring.
What the doctor states regarding water on Mars is very true. It is
very scarce and the people of the underground cities take great
pains to conserve every gallon of it.
As to the temperatures, that is still a matter of conjecture. It is
a very tricky business to measure heat over thirty-five millions of
miles distance. Moreover, surface temperatures do not affect the
inhabitants of the underground cities, as they are completely
pressurized and conditioned with temperatures maintained at a
The most surprising part of the entire article was that there was
absolutely no mention of the famous canals of Mars. I wonder what
happened to them? These canals were for many years a great
controversial subject. The photograph in this article does not show
them, but this is perhaps explained by the fact that this photo was
taken with infrared light film. It may be that the savants at Mt.
Palomar would like to explain this.
It is of questionable value that the writer interjected such a
material angle as real estate. It seems it would have been wise to
confine the remarks within the domain of science and leave this
problem up to some of our great promoters in that future day of
landing. It might also be that the Martians would resent our tearing
up their planet.
It is also probable that in that future day when man does have space
travel to mars, he will be able to take his wife or loved ones
along. Landing there will be somewhat like taking a plane to a far
off city on this planet. On arriving on Mars the space ship will be
taxied into a huge airlock. The passengers will disembark and find
hotels and accommodations in a similar fashion as on earth.
(Assuming of course that such factors as freedom from germ life,
health, adaptability to lower air pressures, etc., have been fully
It is unfortunate indeed that the astronomers of today take such a
dim view of the possibility of life on other planets. They should be
in a position to know better than anyone else. Does it not seem a
bit preposterous to assume that in all the countless billions of
suns, star clusters, galaxies, etc. and their associated planetary
systems, that Earth and Mars alone are inhabited?
In that distant day when space travel is a reality, let us hope that
our men of science are universally schooled in the knowledge of the
infinite God and that we will find in this wisdom an integrated
philosophy of life, one which will supply our need and an answer to
In that future day, we will have put aside all our petty quibbling
over interpretations. We will find God not only in the heart and
mind of man but in everything in this material Universe.
A WORD ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Just fifty years ago in a small town in northern Utah,
Ernest L. Norman made his debut into this planet Earth. It
was apparent right from the first that he was an unusual child. his
mother nearly died in the process of his introduction, because of
the abnormally large head. it is said he had the body of an eight
pound child, but weight over twelve pounds!
Before he was hardly two, he was experimenting with writing and long
before he went to school for the first time, he was quite familiar
with the English language; so much so, he was reading his father's
library. His father, incidentally, was a very learned man, of royal
Norwegian descent and had degrees in law, psychology, physiology and
The author was the fifth of eight boys and girls, all strong lads
and lassies and it was quite natural for them to resent having a
brother who was so studious.
At the tender age of five he constructed his first microscope using
the eyepiece section from his father's telescope, and by inserting
it in a wooden frame made from a cigar box and a small piece of
mirror, he was able to count the hairs on earthworms.
At the age of six he performed an unusual and prodigious feat. Using
his knowledge of Archimedean laws of fulcrums, levers and rollers,
he moved an 8 x 12 foot coal shed containing one-half a ton of coal
over a distance of approximately 200 feet, through an apple orchard
and over soft ground to a new and more convenient location. This
feat took him about three weeks to accomplish and was one which
would have taxed the strength and endurance of a strong man. This
accomplishment was carefully noted day by day, by his father who
would boastingly report the progress made to the townspeople.
It was also at this early period of life, that he constructed a
rabbit hutch which was vastly superior in design and workmanship to
one constructed by an adult neighbor more than six times his age.
This he did, using old rusted out, discarded tools.
Another time, at the age of seven, he bested his father in an
argument, i.e., that all energy was electronic. At present he is
completely vindicated inasmuch as science today is resolving into
During his early teen-age years in junior and senior high school, he
established several new "high water" marks in biology, genetics,
science, etc., and won several noteworthy citations as well as
attracting some interest from his teachers.
It is estimated that at the age of fourteen, he had a vocabulary of
about sixty thousand words! It was easy to see then, that this boy,
who in winter time read almost continuously or dreamed the summer
away watching nature, had not wasted or played his time away as most
lads are wont to do.
At the age of seventeen, his family moved to California and
temporarily, at least, formal school was finished. But he persisted,
even taking night classes in various subjects. At the age of
twenty-three, and just before the depression, he married and
remained so for fourteen years.
During this time, he became very active in radio and electronics. It
was his wife who always said they had the best radios in the
neighborhood and they were always hand constructed.
After World War Two, he devoted himself to his lifetime dream,
metaphysics, and became an ordained minister in an occult science
church. From the very start, in this work, it became evident he
possessed an outstanding clairvoyant development and, during the war
years, demonstrated this talent not only in churches and lecture
halls, but in almost any place opportunity presented itself and
achieved no small measure of fame in this capacity.
However, it is his ambition at this time and has been for many
years, to fill in the gaps in our scientific and spiritual
philosophies of the world, and to set up a new and integrated
philosophy of life.
With this most outstanding ability of clairvoyance, coupled with a
tremendous grasp of scientific knowledge, he is very humble and
unpretentious, refusing to attach the stigma of self to whatever
comes through the channel of his mind and is ever aware of
attunement with the Superconscious.
On the forehead of the author is a large welt, in a perfect raised
circle. This becomes activated at time when he is inspired or
attuned, as though it is a necessary factor in making contact,
mentally, with the intelligences of other dimensions or on other
planets. Another strange phenomenon is the nail holes in the palms
of his hands, which appeared physically during a psychic working out
with his previous life in Jerusalem and the crucifixion and are most
surely points of great interest in showing that he is indeed a most
unusual soul, mentally and spiritually and has reached a very rare,
if ever duplicated, state of consciousness through his countless
thousands of lifetimes of endeavor in these fields.
Many very miraculous healings have come through Dr. Norman. His
conscious mind is able to contact the Superconscious which can tune
into the past experiences and past lives of the individuals to
actually locate and view the experience in a former life which is
responsible for the present illness; thus being able to eliminate or
neutralize the impinging vortex from the psychic body of the
individual by mental and spiritual means. Many wonderful healings
and permanent cures have thusly been achieved.
Spiritual Science of Unarius which is used is not one of
happenstance or guesswork but his ability to tap, in a scientific
way, the energies of the Infinite. Just so surely, those same powers
and energies are ever present to keep us well, vital and at peace
when we align ourselves into them.
Ruth E. Norman
I would like to take this opportunity to share a word of praise and
appreciation for the wonderful art work done by my artist
collaborator, a young man named Donald Burson.
Ernest L. Norman
The following books by this same author portray and describe this
means of space travel and life on the seven planets that influence
and affect the earth, as the inhabitants work mentally, psychically
or spiritually to aid the earth people. The book, "Voice of Venus"
describes in detail the author's 33 trips to the planet Venus.
Other books by the same author:
Voice of Venus
The Voice of Eros
The Voice of Hermes
The Voice of Orion
The Voice of Muse
The Elysium — Poetry
The Anthenium — Poetry