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  • MeadeLayne:TheEtherShipMyseryanditssolutionTableofContents:SectionI,Page1thru6Thebeginningsin1946,AirForceinquiry,WhataretheDiscsorFlyingSaucers,EtheriaandtheEtherians,NatureofSpace,InterplanetaryTravel.SectionII,Page7thru12TheTechnicalexplanation:Imperceptiblesoundsandcolors,Limitsoftangibility,Speed,velocityandmass,EtherandSpace.Chart:ElectromagneticSpectrum,page8SectionIII,Page13thru17Philosophicalconsiderations:EtheriaknowntotheAncients,Esotericteachings,EthersandtheLokas.Chart:SevenSubLevelsofthePhysicalWorldChart:RelationshipofPhysical,EthericandAstralWorlds,EthericHypothesis,Chart:PhysicalandEthericplanesandtheTreeofLifeoftheKabala,SectionIV,Page18thru22TheFlyingSaucerorEtherShippropulsionproblem,byAssociateJohnA.HilliardChart:DiscinmotionSectionV,Page23thru35

  • CommentsbyAssociatesEdSchultz,MillenCookeandRamaKaLo:Etherplanes,Etherianscience,Propulsion,Investigation,Powersource,GovernmentObligation,Chemicalmatter,Space,theMenehunesorLittlePeople,MaxFreedomLongsconclusionsChart:MATandDMATCommentonEtheriabyControlRamonNatalliChart:Earth,Mars&VenusEtheria,SectionVIReferencestoEtherCraftinOahspe,byAssociatesWingAndersonandH.M.WagnerSectionVIIConclusionandsummarybyDirectorMeadeLayne

  • PrefaceNoattemptismadeinthefollowingpagestoprovetheobjectiveandfactualexistenceoftheFlyingDiscsandotherstrangeskycraft,sinceonthispointthereisnolongeranydoubt.Onaccountofthegreatvarietyinshape,colorandbehavioroftheseflyingobjects,agenericnameisneeded.ThetermEtherShipsorEtherCrafthasbeenadopted,sinceitindicatesthetruenatureandoriginofallthesediversifiedphenomena.BorderlandSciencesResearchAssociatesdonotconstituteorrepresentanycult,organizationorspecialinterest.Theyarefreelanceinvestigatorsofphenomenawithwhichofficialscience,foronereasonoranother,doesnotdeal.Thematerialcontainedinthisbookletisbelievedtobeofgreatimportanceandispresentedasapublicservice,andtheAssociateswelcomethecooperationofpersonssympatheticwiththeirattitudeandobjectives.THEDECEMBER1957INFORMATIONBULLETINThisisamemorandumconcerningourmimeobookletentitledTheEthershipMysteryandItsSolution,withsubtitleFlyingDiscs.Thiswasfirstissuedsome56yearsagoandhashadtworeprints.Atpresentnocopiesareavailable.Wegreatlyregretthattheauthorsofseveralrecentbooks,whilereferringtotheEtherShipMysteryinfavorableterms,havebeenundertheimpressionthatwehaveissuedTWObooksinsteadoftheONEmentioned.ThisarisesinpartfromthefactthattheBSRAhasalsoissuedvarioussynopsesanddigestsdealingwiththeEthericInterpretationoftheaeroforms(Saucers),manyofwhichhavebeendistributedfreeorofferedtoAssociatesatcostprice.Further,wehavea90pagemimeobookcalledTHECOMINGOFTHEGUARDIANS,whichconsistsmainlyofverbatimstatementsmadebyInnerCircleofMarkProbert(deeptrancemediumship)concerningtheaeroformsandtheincursionofthespacepeople.Thisbookispricedat$3.00andisofspecialinteresttoinvestigatorswhoarenotdeterredbytheuseofparanormalsources.TheEthericInterpretationoftheDiscsandotherrelatedphenomenawasgivenusbythesesameControls,in1946.hasneverbeenretractedorseriouslymodifiedandhasprovenadequatetocoverthemanycomplexphasesoftheethericvisitation.ThisleadsustosumupbrieflyourreasonsforNOThavingofferedafourthreprintofthefirstbookletmentionedaboveTHEETHERSHIPMYSTERYANDITSSOLUTIONFLYINGDISCS.TheaerialphenomenadiscussedinitcanNOTbyunderstoodwithouthavingrecoursetotheconceptofEther(s)andthisinvolvesanunderstandingofvariousconceptsofdensityatechnicalwordusedinfourorfivesensesamongphyisicists.TheETHERSHIPMYSTERYbookletreferstotheetheronlyinasimpleandelementarysense,andisopentovalidobjectionsonthatscore.

  • Alsothereare,inthatbooklet,manysentenceswhichshouldberephrasedtoallowforcommentsandinformationreceivedfromtheInnerCircleduringthelasteightyears.Further,thereissomuchbitternessandcontroversygoingon,andsuchdeterminedignoranceofelementarymetaphysicsblockingallhighways,thattheinducementsnottoreprintanythingatallnearlyoutweighthecontrary.Ifinspiteofthese,andofaddeddeterrentsofhealth,time,andinadequatemeansweshouldissueanearverbatimreprintofTHEETHERSHIPMYSTERY,amonthtosixweekswillcertainlyberequired.Meanwhile,however,wecanmakenocommitments,exceptthatweshalltrytonotifyallAssociatesandinquirerssomewhatinadvanceandtrustthattheywillbearinmindthevariouscaveatsofthispage.MeadeLayne,Director,SandDiego,December1957***WesuspectthatthisearlyworkofMr.Layne,JohnHilliard,EdSchultzandtheInnerCircleControlsmayconstituteaprimerofspacetravel.AtthiswritinginJune,1962ourspacescientistsarefranktoadmittheenormityofspacetravelproblems.Guardedcommentsindicatethatsomesuspectthatphysicaltraveltothemoonisonlyfortheselectfew,andinterplanetarytravelutterlyimpossible.Timewilltell.Meanwhileweshallpushourbasicpremise,thattheEthericor4DinterpretationofFlyingSaucersistheonlyexplanationthatmakesgoodscienceandgoodsense.ALLtold,Mr.LayneproducedfourbookletsontheFlyingSaucerproblems:TheMysteryoftheFlyingDiscs1948(outofprint),THEESMandItsSolution1950,TheEtherofSpace1953,andTheComingoftheGuardians1953.OnlyafewoftheselasttwoareonhandhereatHdq.Financialconditionspermitting,itisourplaninthenextyearorsotocombineallfouroftheseintoaprinted,hardcoverbookamemorialeditionofMr.Layneswork.RileyCrabb,DirectorBSRA,Vista,California***

  • THEETHERSHIPMYSTERYANDITSSOLUTIONITheseriesofaerialphenomenawhichareheredescribedunderthetermetherships(FlyingSaucers)firstattractedpublicattentioninthefallof1946.Itwasbynomeansthefirstappearanceofthesecraftintheskiesofourplanet,butveryfewpersonswereawareofthisfact,andthepublicasawholeatfirstrefusedtocreditthereportsatall.Thenewspapers,theradio,andmanypsychologistsandscientificworkersjoinedindiscreditingtheallegedfacts,andinattributingthemtodelusionordeliberatefalsifying.Neverthelesstheevidencecontinuedtoaccumulate,withmostcircumstantialanddetailedreportsfromcompetentobservers,untilfinallyasystemicinvestigationwasundertakenbytheUnitedStatesAirForce.Theoutcomeofthiswasindeedcurious,sinceaftersometwoyearsofstudyofthephenomena,theAirForcehasrecentlyannouncedofficiallythatthereisnogenuineandfactualbasisforthereports.Theexplanationforthiswilldoubtlessbecomeclearatsomefuturetime.Thepublic,however,showsnosignofacceptingthisremarkablepronouncement.Newreportsofthestrangeskyvisitorsappearalmostdaily,andtheirexistenceisdefinitelyestablished.Thepurposeofthesepages,therefore,isnottoarguethecasefortheexistenceoftheDiscsorSaucers(sincedatawouldruntosomehundredsofpages),butrathertopresentassimplyaspossiblethetruenatureandmeaningofthephenomena.Itseemstousimportant,andinthenatureofapublicduty,thatthisbedone.Thereisalreadyapprehensioninthemindsofmany,andif(asweexpect)manymorestrikingcraftareattributedtosomeforeignandunfriendlygovernment,hostilityandfearmightdevelop;andiftheyarebelievedtocomefromsomeotherplanetofoursolarsystem,unreasoningandsuperstitiousfearistobereckonedwith,perhapswithaconsiderabledegreeofsocialdisintegration.Thislatterhypothesis,infact,isalreadybeingadvancedinallseriousnessthoughfornobetterreasonthanthatnootheroriginseemsconceivableYetthereisanotherpossiblesource(andweareconvincedthetruesource)forthesestrangecraft,andthetimehascomewhenthisexplanationmustbemadeavailabletoeveryone,inthesimplesttermspossible.Unfortunately,noteveryonewillfindtheexplanationeasilyunderstandable.Itcannotbedisposedofbyawordofoneortwosyllablesonly,suchasMars,Venus,orevenRussia,butrequiresalittlesustainedattentionandmentaleffort.Ontheotherhand,theinterestofmostofourreaderswillnotbeinthephysicsandthespeculativescienceinvolved,butinafeweminentlypracticalquestions,suchas:1. WhataretheFlyingDiscs?2. Wheredotheycomefrom?3. Whooperatesthem?

  • 4. Whydotheycomeintoourskies?5. Aretheyfriendly,oraretheydangerous?Ananswertothesequestions,ifitcanbegiven,willprobablysatisfytheactivecuriosityofmostreaders.Tothoseofamorereflectivemind,andtothescientist,philosopherandnondogmaticreligionist,suchanswers,baldlyput,willbeonlyashadowybeginningorperhapstoofantastictoreckonwithatall.Butforourpresentpurposesweshallneglectthesetoughmindedandcriticalfolk,andanswerourownquestionsinamorecategoricalway.WHATARETHEFLYINGDISCS?Firstletussaywhattheyarenot.Theyarenotdelusions,fantasy,orlies.Theyarenotconstructedbyanyforeigngovernment,orbyourown.Theydonotcomefromthedepthsoftheseathoughsomeofthemmayentertheseaattimes.TheydonotcomefromthePolarregions,orfromTibetorJavathoughitisconceivablethatsometemporarybaseonourearthmaybeutilized.TheyarenotconstructionsoftheAtlanteansorotherancientpeoples,preservedincavernsagainstthecomingdayofneed.Wementionsthesehypothesesbecausetheyhaveallbeenseriouslyadvanced.Ourcategoricaldenialshouldreallybereadthisway:Wehavenoevidencethatanyoftheseexplanationsiscorrect,andnoneofthemcoincidewithwhatwebelievetobethecorrectfacts.Butweofferthefirstwordandnotthelastinthismatter.Newdatamayappearatanytime.Tothesedenialsetusadd,theethericcraft,theDiscs,donotcomefromanyotherplanet(visibleastronomicalbodyonly)ofoursolarsystem,orfromanyotherheavenlybodyknowntous.Sofarasapopularexplanationexists,thisplanetaryoneismostinfavor.Thereasonisobviousandthereasoninggoesthisway:TheDiscsarenotmadeonthisearthyettheyarerealandnotillusionarythereforetheymustbemadeonsomeotherplanet,presumablyMarsorVenus,sincethesearethenearest.Thisreasoning,however,suffersfromwhatlogicianscallanomittedmiddle,orathirdsomewhat,analternativewhichisoverlooked.Canyoubuildabettermousetrap?asksamagazinewriterrecently,clearlydistrustinghisownplanetarytheoryyetunabletothinkofanythingelse.Wereplypromptly,wecertainlycan.Thesimplestdescriptionofthismousetrapisourpresentobjective,andifyourpatiencepermitsweshalltrytomakethewholeconceptreasonablyclearthoughnotnecessarilyacceptabletoyourpersonalthinking,ofcourse.WhataretheDiscsandwheredotheycomefrom?Weshallhavetocombinethequestionsandanswers.TheycomefromtheregionofexistencecalledtheEthericPlance,orEthericlevelandbyuswiththenameEtheria.Whooperatesthem?TheEthericPeople,theEtherians.Aretheyfriendly,orhostile,ordangerous?Neitherfriendlynorhostileonthewhole,butmainlyindifferenttowardsus.Buttheyarenotindifferentifweattackthem,orpursueandannoyth