Tucson Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on December 16, 1978 · 44
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Tucson Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · 44

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, December 16, 1978
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n FlaaagM “I’m probably one of the top people hi the world1 “He says “I know as much as anyone I know of Probably more” By Anthony J Davis Weekender Staff Writer volumes in various stages of progress in eluding two scheduled for release within the next month Patrick Flanagan scowls Standing in his Source of Innergy office on Tucson’s far far East Side he has Just been told that a University of Arizona psychology professor had knocked Pyramid Power citing an alleged lack of controlled experiments And that an electrical engineering professor had said that Flanagan's outrageous claims if proven true would negate all science and that the appeal of Pyramid Power was not that far removed from the appeal of a Rev Jim Jones Having traveled to Europe for research four times in the past year never staying in his desert home next to his office for more than three weeks at a time Flanagan has trips to San Francisco the Bahamas and Guatemala planned for sometime late this year or early next Why? "Business” is all he would say about them And having come up with 15 inventions almost one for every two of his 33 years he is now trying to ‘ 1 affect the "Those are strong claims to make for somebody who doesn’t talk to me who never interviewed me who hasn’t seen me’’ Flanagan says “For a scientist to give opinions about something he knows nothing about is ridiculous If they were honest they’d say ’I know nothing about it” The bearded exponent of the Joys of pyramids is talking faster now uncover something he says could i average’s person’s lifestyle more than any other discovery in history: “How do they know? Were they in the lab when I was making my experiments? All my experiments are controlledThey have no right in making statements unless they test my devices for themselves I’ve done thousands of experiments with more successes statistically than failures” Later on without prompting he attacks his attackers again Still later Flanagan is asked if he is sensitive about his critics Life energy The key to the life-force What separates us from coal lumps What the Chinese call "Chi” -what the East Indians call "Prana" what the Hawaiians call “Manna” what the Tibetans call “Tumo” What one Tucson physician Dr Andrew Weil calls the basic energy for all living things Philosophers such as Nietsche and playwrights such as George Bernard Shaw speculated about it And now Patrick Flanagan is going to try and harness it Not a modest goal to be sure But then Patrick Flanagan is not an unassuming man Listen: “No I’m not sensitive to them” Reconsider “Well I am sensitive to anybody who makes attacks on me without examination Would you like me to accuse you of not being a good father to our children without knowing you?” “I've talked to a lot of scientists in the world and I’m probably one of the top people in the world” he says “I know as much as anyone I know of Probably more” He claims to be a genius having toppled off the IQ scales at 200 He says that if he were interested only in making a bundle instead of adding to civilization’s storehouse of knowledge he could be the richest man on earth At one point when Flanagan steps from his office an aide sighs “He’s taken that all his life all over the world Credibility has been a difficult thing for him But time has proven everything he’s saying to be true” That’s quite a claim Few people would accept all Flanagan’s ideas and inventions as valid Pyramid power is the most notorious of the lot but it's not half of what He says he was a child prodigy a “damned good” television repairman when he took his first full-time job at age 14 and so far ahead of the game by 18 that he didn't need college to teach him a profession because he had one already: Inventing - this amazing man is poking his fingers into And right or wrong ne keeps burning with the intensity of molten steel He says a Chinese professor once told him that he the professor had learned more of Eastern thought and practices with Flanagan than he had in 25 years in Chinese and Indian monasteries Having written four books in the past five years including the best-selling “Pyramid Power” and a sequel "Beyond Pyramid Power” he claims to have 16 more He does not boast with the blustery arrogance of a jock or a hair-styled TV an-' chorman Instead his cockiness is of the no-brag-just-fact variety in a calm voice that he seldom raises or lowers Page 12 3 It u Si SI a a F a E b a a tl tl F O ' P 0 n "b - r 1 b & A jrw ju O ( S 1 c In e k' X 'i 1 v t 1 r S?- Vt i 4 11 i 5 i i i J t 1 i r s s i

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