The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 9, 1963 · Page 5
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 5

Ottawa, Kansas
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Tuesday, April 9, 1963
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Lile After Death In Psychic Resell fi After Hamlet talked with the »ss& ^^;^|ig|^criih|;|aidj;(o Tiler* are more ,:are dreamt m in '' HiT^hJd^BM •*«•!•«» Modern scnp- Urii, • too, are interested: in apparitions and spirit communications, often as possible proofs that human life continues after ,,P%sical,. death. The Rev. I)r. Thomas S. Kepler examines these psychic researches in the ' ; second of five articles taken from his book. "The Meaning and Mystery of the Resurrection." The book is published by Association Press, copyright by the National Board of YMCJAs-The Editor. By DR. THOMAS S. KEPLER There are some .today who find their chief proof for life after death as they delve into psychic research, backing up their arguments with the new views of science regarding the nonmaterial nature of the universe. Frederick W. H. Myers, Sir Oliver Lodge, Alex Carrel and J. B. Rhine are four scholars different in their approaches yet all relating their thoughts to the mental nature of the universe and the validity of extrasensory perception. PAUL J. TILLICH Wrote Frederick W. H. Myers: "I have assumed that man is an organism informed or possessed by a soul. This view obviously involves the hypothesis that we are living in two worlds at once, a planetary life in this material world, to which the organism is intended to react; and also a cosmic life in that spiritual or metetherial world, which is the native environment of the soul. "We gradually discovered that the accounts of apparitions at the moment of death—testifying ALEXIS CARREL to a supersensory communication; between,the dying man and the friend who sees him—led on without perceptible break to apparitions occurring after the death of the person seen, but while that death was not' known to the percipient; and thus, apparently due, not to mere brooding memory, but to a continued action of that departed spirit." The researches of Sir Oliver Lodge led him to see his universe in this manner: "I have gradually come to the Wellsville News 100 Attend Parent-Son Banquet By BERN1CE HOLDEN About 100 people attended the annual Wellsville FFA Parent- Son Banquet Thursday night in the school multi-purpuose room. The FFA ritual was used as the opening ceremony. Included in the program was the welcome given by Douglas Higbie and the response by Wallace Wiseman. Chapter activities were listed by Gary Rader. Freshman boys who recited the FFA creed were Archie Meisel Donald Scott, Harry Peckhara, Tommy Sink and Carl Pulver. The Adviser, George Sherman announced the following awards to be given at the award assembly: star greenhand, Harry Peckham; livestock farming Raymond Wiseman; dairy Farming, crop farming and star chapter farmer, Douglas Higbie. The closing ceremony was the FFA ritual. The meal was prepared by the senior class mothers and servec by the senior girls. Each worn an received a white carnation as a favor. The waitresses hac red carantions. An unusual centerpiece on the floor in front of the head table prepared by the Sophomore FFA boys, received a lot of com ment. It was sawdust colorec SUED FOR DIVORCE Mrs. Judy (Baby Doll) Church Donahue, above, wife of five and dime store heir Woolworth (Wooly) Donahue, admitted in her home in Westbury, N.Y., that her husband has filed suit for divorce in Suffolk County. Donahues, married in 1960, have 2-year-old daughter. with dye that read "FFA Wellsville." Mrs. Mary Martin, Moscow Mills, Mo., has been visiting in Wellsville with her granddaugh ter, Mrs. George Sherman, and Mr. Sherman, and in Ottawa with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Corbin the past two weeks. She was agues! of the Shermans during the week days and of the Corbins on the weekends, Mr. and Mrs. Corbin are Mrs. Sherman's parents Barry Won't Argue Over Draft Move WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Barry Goldwater has let the bars down for supporters to find out what enthusiasm they can generate with a move to draft him for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination. Goldwater's reaction to the announcement Monday of the formation of a national draft committee was a resigned shrug and the statement, "If they want to waste their time and money, that's their business." Acknowledging that he knows most of the people involved, Goldwater disclaimed any connection with the movement started by Peter O'Donnell Jr., Texas Republican stale chairman. Goldwater said in an interview, he is "only running in Arizona" for re-election to the Senate next year. He said the presidential nomination movement "will have to get along without any help from me." "These things are springing up all over the country" he said. "I've just given up trying to stop them." SIR OLIVER LODGE view that the main realities of the Universe are not in matter at all, but in the ether of space. We ask: Shall we survive? Survive what — our temporary and indirect and secondary connection with matter? (You see that this question of survival. . . is what we used to call a husteron pro- teron — ('the cart before the horse.') The marvel is that we are associated with matter at all." Thus Sir Oliver Lodge .views man's place in the physical world as a temporary abode, while the spiritual world is his everlasting reality. Experience of mankind has shown that the higher conceptions of the world, which lie in the realms of the poetic, the artistic and often also in the realm of the J. B. RHINE scientific, are in the area of the immaterial and the unseen, which is the world of the ideal. When our spirits attain this ethereal region, no longer imprisoned by the realm of the senses, we shall be unshackled from our limitations of the present world. We shall then be "at home." Dr. Alexis Carrel, a medical doctor with the .Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, also saw the spiritual nature of the universe where extrasensory perception is possible. "The beauty pursued by the mystic is still richer and more indefinable then the ideal of the artist. . . It requires an elevation of the mind toward a being who is the source of all things. . . whom the mystic calls God. "He who wants to undertake this rough and difficult journey must renounce all the things of this world and, finally, himself. . His mind escapes from space and time, . . He reaches the stage of unitive life. . . He is in God and acts with him. '(There is) the existence of a psychic principle capable of evolving outside the limits of our bodies. . . Sometimes. . . personality seems really to extend be- yong physiological duration." J. B. Rhine of Duke University in recent years in his experiments has reported instances in which persons "knew" about the deaths of loved ones before the news was given them in a conventional way. Clairvoyance and precognition prove that mind can transcend both space and time, which possibly intimates immortality on the scientific level. According Rhine: "Now all that immortality means is freedom from the effects of space and time; death seems to be purely a matter of coming to a halt in the space- time universe. Therefore the conclusion that there is at least some sort of technical survival would seem to follow as a logical derivation from the ESP (extrasen sory perception) research." Numerous persons today are undoubtedly influenced by the thinking of such persons as Myers, Lodge, Carrel and Rhine to believe in the spiritaul nature of the universe, the nonmaterial nature of the real self and consequently in the survival of man beyond the grave. When convinced of these tenets regard ing man and his universe, they are naturally further convinced regarding the reality of Jesus' resurrection frmthe though the and "immortality quite the same com Tomorrow: Philosi THE Tuesday, April Isn'f If Time for a New Family Porfraif? Call For Appointment Plenty of Free Parking BELLER STUDIO 1525 S. 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