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THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER: SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 4, 1923 K 3 C7 mi I.' It . 1 fill tlSv ii -mm D) etc M w lrJ Ri sj Ji iiiV i in Ki n Mil fLft FA' FIB 77 f7 II w L(rJ Starflirig Claims Come From the Research Laboratory of Graet WaSlac Communication With Dead Subject to Mathematical Proof, Says the Carmel Author; Result of Investigations Believed by Conan Doyle BY INTER-TERRESTRIAL TELEPATHY W I f i""1 VI f 0 l ( f r f.T i it IL U k,' U 1 K V S w1 Jil There is a persistent belief arming many men of intelligence that physical phenomena, telepathy. Intuition, spiritual perception, and even Immortality a: mysteries which human lntelll-t ence may eventually solve. M-n like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Oliver Lodge, P'.r Wil-lian Crookes, the English chemist fend physicist; Cesare Lomhroso, Italian criminologist, and Alfred Jtuss-.'U "Wallace, whose learning In unquestioned, have, declared that communication has been established with the spirits of tho?e who have departed from a physical existence. The larger scientific world has asked for better proofs than have come from seances and lnediumlstlo trances. Many of the materialising phenomena have been proven fraudulent under careful scientific teat. Several years ago Grant Wallace, a Californian widely read and traveled and splendidly equipped intellectually, immured him-Felf in a small laboratory in the Canned wood.-, and gave himself up entirely to an investigation cf such phenomena as seemed to have most significance. By ROBERT H. VVILLSON. suits to announce to the wxirld, but I have accumulated data which I feel call for the Investigation of those who are equipped by education and scientific training; to carry these explorations to whatever outcome may be at the end of them. "I have tried to keep my feet fin the ground and to, accept only such things us must reach the rational end normal mind." No Mediums He said if there was anything of importance to the human race in these things it must be something; that would be susceptible, of proof in accordance with the Known facts of physical life, lie therefore laid aside spirit rapping s, seances with mediums, liancs, materializations which are almost invariably accomplished in darknes.s and the generally accepted phenomena of spiritualism. lie wanted to work in full daylight and not to yield a- single iota of reason and intelligence to credulity, lie meant to ijucstiun every particle of evidence that came to him. He Intended to experiment with any psychic force or form of energy he might discover as Edison has experimented with electricity until he could harness it. to nmko liaht or dm a a moior or carry a human voico as electricity is doing-. 1-or sometime the writer has w;il 'died the Wallace experiments ru id investigation with that same interest which attaches to all sincere efforts to increase the sum of human Knowledge. Tt is riifitcnlt to see why there should be any prejudice for or against such efforts. Tito visit of Sir Arthur Conan to Sin Francisco offered sn opportunity to bring' together cue ut' the foremast believers in spirit communication and an investigator who in working Hiring lines which he believes will convince the most skeptical mind when lie announces his discoveries. Wonderful, Says Doyle Grant "Wallace came, to San Francisco and met. Sir Arthur, the writer being present at their interview. The conversation covered but briefly the astounding rolled ion of data which Wallace has assembled. Following ihe, interview Sir Arthur, at Ins own Instance, penned the followiiitr note; "This is ee-tainly most wonder-full stuff, I don't know how vie can test whence it comes but it is clearly honest and has immense wisdom at the back cf some of it. I was so struck that I copied out tome of the aphorisms. "I wonder if Russell Wallace was a relative of Grant Wallace. He is said to bo my guide or one of them. "Ycurs sincerely, "A. CONAN DOYLH." It nsv add to the Interest of the reader to break the narrative here loner enough to Introduce a message, that is supposed to have come from Alfred Kussell Wallace in enothnr realm. "Fevnnd the grave Is no oh-1 i inn ; in all of space arid tim, i.o annihilation. I or man or mouse there is no dreamless, everlasting sleen. Patience, you in the dark! You have Known and you have been everv sort of life that is below and behind you. "Y on yet shall know and bo every sort of conscious life that today is ;,V.v a'i 1 beyond you. This the law ar.d the way of evolution; of the evolution of voittion, of mentation, of emotion and of spirit: and by and thi o-.itrh these, tic1 ev.e'.i'.on of the inyri'i.i.s of city cases or ho lies of o.u Vt .p.di-x ilual. in m my a world, throughout countless aces. For what less midline Imslnuss than wa eternity conceived and sptit up into fragments called It ceptm? t before ac n:'':i us w nti h.iw p. en. .lejV,v. 0 , : a;a ; ed t e'len i t ; not id what !; is 1 a he pave it to he na y Cci. in 1) "I .m nwklngr th- e'fort. St. M. 'to flisr.ivcr laws which enable noui'tind to lTe;iieon:;;.' ep' ' tt'." rerro " htch t (, fTrc 1 'schic or sioritual. As I an-j.roarh rsul's thronrh a preat r-onnderity nf;uions T f.nd that thev are, like ratural laws, verv'e when tiiev pre uroiei - fool. 'i have as yet no definite re- Proof Promised "Ent you have had communications from those who are now In the eplrit," Sir Arthur Interrupted. "Yes, many 6f them," Wallace the uro extremely interesting because cf the profound wisdom they contain. Some of them refer to names, dates and events of which Wallace says he had no previous knowledge. Investigation of such references l.tu frequently proven their truth. Here is a message which must be taken at Its fare value: "Nothing is infallible, but the persistence of fallibility) nothing Is immutable but change." Charles Farwln. As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle remarked, the thought is patently Darwinian, but there Is nothing; upon which to base the conclusion that It whs not turned out of the Wallaca thinking machine. Another type of message may .V Hit Ml- ' .4, ' ""-' - k" -F, ,1 , t $1 k huAu h-'MijuUtA.uUic ; AA A WAV 0 A P o A o i,. , . ; " "." -,'"'V ."".. V' ' 1 ' ' - .'. t'K-i i:& ;$ -'': .1 v .v'-;.' MM MLM W.;Jt. .:....-. t--"" - ! . . f C" '" -,;-f 1 . W. I (.HI h . I ;cv i HJi ll rVH 6a. i.: TtLr -s , 4f f2 ra. M. V f N-('?K. :tl ;-V,i-!... GtKAWf. M 14 n W K 4 ?fim syr r fl Tfcjtn H.-A 'rN - . rv f--' sa.'c' :i- y x l! -fi ' Here are some of the exhibits marking the result of the research of Grant Wallace, artist and author, in his effort to prove existence from other planets and the few of Charles Darwin's many incarnations were transmitted to him, he says, by a sublimated telepathy. The upper The lower left alphabet is credited to the beings on the moon. The one cn the upper right is reported to be in te by the Martians. of after death. The letters, the alphabets left picture is of an astral type of being. m.iy be stated Arthur, of my any of Walhoi d 1- a serr v, hoar ios a 1 1 eni pi in.-isir Arthur replied, "but my continual answer las been, 'Then giva m some proof of who yon are aipl the truth of what you say.'" "And what is then- answer to that?'' asked Sir Arthur Keenly, "Thy have promise three separate, and independnt methods of pro. if," said Wallace, "and I urn workln? upon them. They involve mathematics running beyond the fourth dimension, a further analysis of tha electron and the, working out of a mathematical formula which definitely Proves the truth or falsity of any propoiti'in which in positive teniis.' "Thai." said Sir Arthur, 'is stnegcrins." "1 have lie ote.) but Hill time to communication with those from w hom ine'-srE'-s have apparently ootue," Wi.l lace continued. "I have .-'nre w( rk than can be accomplished in a life-time in aiip'yiim tests to the phenomena already at hand. It has been con-veve.i'to me that Charles P.iHvm and Alfred Kussell Wallace, fr.e.nds in their lille-time, and associates in the investig'ation of natnri l laws, are numbers of a faculty which has been formed for the purpose of aiuinK men in estabiishiris a comnninii-ation with them. As scii'i'tists they agree that the human mind should question every phenomenon. They do not expect me to a.a opt their They say the problem ii as; be wwkd out here as viil a' there. There v.'l be no intrarle about this thai is, no upsetting; of lite universal laws which hae been Morkins riuht a.loog. .Man nua-i carry his in vest iii t ions be-oinl his p'nsica! en"ironmeat. It is niovhe- stei in e'fi!;i ; inn.'1 "I Wi, upiiii Profound Wisdom m iv i ei 'urn I ivs m if tion so far a; 1 T ) ess sfess which !,e as ho is a Me ae st-avr rf e r eLofnie pr may not have iis historical erification, such as this: ''Beho'd a woman who kept a secret! The Great Sphynx is the monument of golden-haired Izdu-bastis of Iran and Akkad, first of the mighty Shepherd Queens." The thing that most impress.! PIr Arthur, however, was the profound philosophy of many of the alleged communlea ttons. These are but a tew of the many examples obtained by Wallace; "The only faith is faith in the operation of the laws of Nature's being. All else is harmtul creduuty." Harriet Mart.nemi. "Racial and religious propaganda today is poisoning the stream of public information at its sources and political and international propaganda is still further polluting it." Thomas Jefferson. "The scheming greed of mortals would fill the angels with wondering laughter were not laughter choked in tears for the useless tragedy of it." Charles Dickens. "Is then the stream of inspiration plugged up? Did God speak and then fail dumb for 2000 years? H,'s human progiess ceased? If not. then greater truths can and ought to be uttered today than ever were spoken by or to mortal" Thomas Paine. "Blessed is the lay cynic who expects nothing, for he shall not be disappointed. He. too, shall be sat shed; for the self -satisfed are easily satisfied." Per .imia. "Human life is for the study of cne rjreat art; the art of being something better."- Yeotyr. "More health. Mere sanity. How? More true exercise and less stuffing of body, mind and spirt." H illpCO! ,1 1 es. "Every immortal truh sits in judgment upon you at the precise mement when you pompously assume to jurine it. Ey ycer attitude toward every truth of life. inevitably, though it may be with smug unconsciousness of the humor of the reversed program, you sit in judgment upon yourself. Truth indeed need order for you no ether judqe and jury. Think! May the cup of cocoanut shell containi or empty or comprehend the ocean? And truth is the illimitable deep." F. O. M. (AnHromdat "Art is edent beauty. Truth is the product of free thought. Matter is neither heavier nor more visible than spirit to me. And sorrow is for a moment and then is not." Atslanta "Do all as if you were both God and your enemy's baby end all wisdom and rmi5.c and grst-ner.s and mutual happiness shall transport you throujh ail the fifteen heavens." Zu La Zule In a state of tneiiial e.; iiitt mn m,i not Cram diace hae wrtit' ii t'ee-e and u lay other Sriiul-tr v ia 4. .cs cf unusual naiuie ti. hoiv-wily eta ucli hut tntsiakonlv i;av attribute,! tlieni t.i the spirits of wise men': fie says h- ha-; h.-kei tins question i'i ma ny w a- , oil In potties t on!! HSt if silt is s- 'f eb falsehood are hive a til act at ihat s vital hi. iprv f,i-,-e,Ml. truth in uio.rr- fral law as pnsiiiv.. and nogalie in physical law. If there is a mathematics of thought vtbranon find the formula Is known, then truth and falsehood should han opposing equations. Wallace sas they havn so far as he can e?f h's formula. lie has trie J it in many ways. Higher Mathematics What this nun. is al forinu' ds nf el, is Set down mi Ins laboratory, tronomer who s xau.ry and men of a Mar can another m.itbci. cess by Inch measurement, s it in, possible it casual observer tests. If there wrok It may be ' mice Wall. i irts math- e lial on which .t worked .tin in Put, as the lists in his n'os.-r- lires t lie d i-'! a lit e i xplii.n only to it icia n t he pro -he makes that. Wulla.-e expla'n bi t'ie iis ma t hem a t hal fallacy in this elected hv thee pease or the :n vesctrn lion W a I - ice is pirMi.iiK. He has had tins extra-terrestrial lelepaiiiy, nhich bo beee has bt en established, communications in regard b langu.bcon f-poKen hy other peoples on other planets, llow will lie deiorinine whether these suaim'o tongues are really those Fpoken on Mars and Mer-curx- and the planets of the b'eta es a they purport to be or tlie product of some strange workings of his imagination? He sets lo work patiently on the hypoth-sls liiaf these i.-ing-nires nai e a phonetic basis, and that pin reiii s in turn go hack to tiin.laiiieetal principles of vibration. He tsvs ha has worked on one of these languages long" eunuch to he able to write in it ami see that it is a practicable, norlao'e basis for communication, it m.iy or may not havt a value in sound vibration. -He is pronnted to entertain the theory tl ai a language may have it expressian tnrnugii some other vibrations than the comparatively low rate of sound 1111 VI s, A. P, trtgn-C in Thov?ht Vibrations j That brings us to one of his laret uniori, Tunes - - a math-entatvai! ;ii!,i:vs. of thought vibration-, ii ice;)' ,e t ;.!!!. Sci-. I;' .st I:,: '.a- pi t 'IV g' iO'I ill" loaa.nle.l ll' Ua-4-rv ti'al n,l forti s i.i .t.--cv ttia! riafttf aro merely d.ff-r:ia aspeeis am! expressions of ml. ration. Wall o e carries the theory one s'ep far- lir, lie a-i.-uie's for th time the liy.o!'.cc-i psyi iiic a. - t!i!V is illli'tVr Vibrnt.nti. Ite- yomi t!te thtrd and loui'th liiicensh.ns if yott will. ! it nit rurabie and'anv? "I a in iiorfet-t," ynu sa', re-ittiytng tt ri"t true. "1 cm to I'tfe.-"," yi.ij say. reatiri -12 it s irne. . accord! us to the Wat'ace tht, of- iwo i to Then to whom iogaiitht.i l.otnett-y are sort o matiiemat ics. Here's just n ray of lie fered by h ninirh txampie The hypothesis is that and two are lour." You nt the conclusion that li.e forum'-i will mv, "ves" if it is niath-(!II ' lea Ii v s.i in. I. It ii ie not iork. 'i'i.o c.x .la nat ion is that this Is not a definite stai.ioei' of a universal truth. Two apities iin.l t w o uniiiL'i s m e lour no-pics or four oranges. The higher you go in mat hematics the more j ieeisp t..ey are. put ynu Hi'-'Ht' ti.rtw two apples and two oranges are four un.ts of fruit. You are onlv gettjper jriri fleerjet- w."'er. You ma as well say that two apple and two orarces ure S'h-t.fio.fl.tO atoms cf '"' other. ? 1 1 : homa' :c loses interest in you. Consider an er.t.iTly different t Alphabets from Stars His Hit his the Pr. 1.1! nils collections of olphaltets- is shoit of as; ounti tng. lie .t in c.s:eii;: i'oly from Razo. rm-st o nve satellites ot Junior; Pi.i'iii, a low sphere of Vtnus; Il.txu, of tlm inntli solar lianet A'.oth; tie1 h 1 lie', alts, who are nomads of the he (Veils; Vulcan or Pluto; J s s i . which lias no material life; Ptlieii. h crlestia! sphere, nf Ye-mis; Saturn: Neptune; Mars; the planet Fzu of tho Ple.nlfs; Mercury; Zir.gomar; .1 1 ianet of Al-talr. Where did he get the names of planets unk"own to astronomers'.' hat he does not n t1:!! thev enn'e e s . i y. e r -1 e . e t .a ' i c which he js trying to learn sotne-liiiilg more definite. A man of hasty .lu.lcmen may say those are hallucinations. liven on that extreme basis it is interesting; lo see a man sitting down calmly, persistently and methodically to find out where hallucinations come from and what peculiar mental operations set them in motion. Wallace considers It possible that there may not be any ballucln.itions; that they msy be misapprehended communications picked out of a universal wireless s stent at random by receivers not sufticiently tuned or perfected 10 get them tlearh. Another line of investigation thai has b-'ep pursued to some extent by Wallace oilers a most astonishing- array of which so far appeals chiefly to the imagination and speculative faculties of man. Certain eoinmunh ations that rame to him. he sas, were attributed to more than one, individual. He puesiioneil til meaning of it and ws told hut the same spirit, passes throuvh mo: than line man-rial .,;stenee- in ft her words, that the theory of re-inciunatiun is a tact. Waliioe had been an illustrator as well iw a writer and when, he bewail to 111, ike inquiries about reincarnation lie Has directed to draw of write. He has aeciimulatt -I now a collection of port rut slieithea cf the iac.irna-ttors through v. litch certain spints Inne pass.-,!. There are some s .r-p'nsing transitions. Darwin Reincarnated H u 1 in i e says know more th to i irn over t up am cf cotnr inUMttOti Farwin, as the man who introduced tre tt.'orv of erb.t;.m to the world, v ouhi n atitralH' be iu-terestel in rue the.irv of r"! , Wallace says he was directed to draw sketches of h;:n as he apr-eare-1 in the follow rg in.-arna t tons ; A cave man in eiirty A''.'ntts. 5.1.1 on .1 ego; ;.. of rw.san. ri. c.; c.a- Se Cpfr Tilt? "-f t 1W1I Vs.tJ V ii V- 7 I e.ip" "r-r A t .,iu.j mm, inventor of the riioenicisn alphabet. 1J50 P. C; Hezekiah, King of Judali; King Gyges IiT of Phrypia. martyred 900 B. C; Glabius. a friend and fellow slaie of Plato, 400 H. C.; Athanastt Roman Catholic Bishop of Kgyt t, 250 A. .; Haagiiar, a viking discovered the region of New York about TOO A. I).; Skimander of Bagdad, mathematician and ration-!itst philosopher. ls,.0 A. V.; Johaa Gutenberg, inventor of priuttn? type; Gerard Krasmus. "The .tro-llr.g Fniverstty," ll.dland, A. D. liuO; and then Charles Darwin. There is a possible opportunity here for proof. Wal'm.-e sas he dues not know, for, whether there was such a vlkint; as Haagnar or not. If any record were left cf such an individual It would be ons small but valuable item in the process of veri-fleaiion. In settins down the sequence of another instance uf reincarnations WaiUce found, he says, that the dates overlapped. If his theory is correct the Individual spirit docs not lose its entity and could not have appeared in more than one incarnation Imuharteousiy. Then it seemed that his data was false. The discovery was so important that Wallace pursued the clew until he found that historical records differed as to the dates of the births and deaths of the tw persons in ques;ion and according to some authorities the one person had died before the other made hi.s appearance here. But that was merely the elimination of a disprnnt and not proof. Wallace continues to study the hypothesis of reincarnation in the hope that a met hod uf substantiation may develop. Hypatia's Changes Many have op ed a short war into th theory of reincarnation and one or two further instances of the Wallace data mav he of interest. The first picture nf Hypatiu of Alexandria is a giant of Pemuria. nearly a million years ago: next an Athiniean cf the he age. so, ecu years ago; Maja Indian in return: . 'tiei i. a, Tiiino years ago; Poseirlou. .4,. lantia, IhrMifl P. ('.; ShephrJ mail of Turani.t. "OOrt years ago; l? Arol of I' ran, is. '.; prototype in tem;s ;in, 1 1 nana ; Hypatia. The re, or.i of series nf about 4.000 H. Creece nf Ar-110 record since tin f .1 more recet-t a rrn t ior s w on I.i at ford better opportunity for vestigatioti. II. information in- ere is one. that Thomas Walsh was an American railway official, born lSi:'. died l.n'O: before that lie whs Almonte CahriUo. pMi-issn, H)1 Argentine farmer killed by a peon laborer; August Knopfwald. 1M0-1S.,0. a hard miser of I'ritssia; stepovali officer, 16fr.-i:in. Imlia; Isthrig. 1 :)-lfiSa, a slave of Rit.ivu; Charles I. King of Km; land, assassinated HC't Ktl'diir Pasha, madmiiii of P; zaiitium: Ho.liier. private chief i.f Norsemen; a Medean scribe and soldier. The only one of these persons 1 econizei.t hy Wallace is Chanes 1. There may he a record somewhere of the others. It would, stimulate a lot cf in.rrpt :f anv part of this record could he verified even by that such persons have Iied at the times and under Pin conditions indicated. There are phases ef the Wallace investigation winch are too 4'omplex an-l i infixed to he explained except in a scienttf a treatise. His work on the electron is st forth on many large charts with duurrmns and equations which must he pursued slowly and with the background of scientific training. It is the results and not the. processes of advanced scientific investigation that Interest Ine mass of people and Wallace is not yet announcing concrete results. Writer and Artist There is nothing myst.'rcire about Wallace, liefore he stared on his present undertaking he was a magazine writer, newspaperman arai illustrator. Who busy about other b.'rgi he red a preat deal on the s-jhject f psychic restore 11. and the serious Investigations of the occult that have been attempted. His conclusion was that investigation heretofore Pol stop, pod alntosr at lite beg-,:-r ;;- -its possihiiiries. p w is rvtoh as if Fr.tvkl.'i. l c: eleclincjty frvon tr.e ss". liad turned it into glass b'tie scd finding that it did not prvjut'e a lamp had declare. 1 the ir.-andes-cent light mi iin;oss.b:h;y. As a ctiri ttsiittn-.I-n: lie h.t-1 t afiitl yi er the iv.irl i mvi t xotot appe iV-d to ".t'n. Her- w . a a .1 . ..! k .. -t tlta't A- - when VVtlU'r-!ii s. t sail. It is tilvisys wrlri re-rieinher-imt that Co.iiiib'iis nit.l i;.-: fiii-t wtiat he was lonsi' g I r. iit n..s 1 .-.. "g for a r-w ro,.'e t India and pc-::.'y rt' i islsr is near the hha'' .car. Wall h id no p-ct.p e" ! ; :'. of w lvj' ins (1;s.-iiverv nt g'r-r b- 1F he-ite'ves Tt.c.v t'S' he has s--s-a, at least e-a or tw.i uncr-i-ed reefs in gt.;. unknown a wuch t.-s . eae'es y on te shore cf tre Kion ir.aieriaJ umve s 1. i

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