Huna Bulletin 12
The Most Advanced Human in History?
July 1, 1949
For Huna Research Associates
Covering the experimental approach to the use of Huna in HUNA
and related religious and psychological fields.
From Max Freedom Long
P.O. Box 2867, Hollywood Station, Los Angeles 28, California, U.S.
THE FIREWALKING BOOKLET
The Firewalking Booklet by HRA Charles W. Kenn, went to our printer, HRA Thomas, on June 25th after more copy was added and the editing done. Owing to the fact that many HRAs ordered more than one copy, at the $1.10 estimated price, we will have about $300 to spend on the edition and can have more and larger pictures. It is hoped that we can have some of the booklets bound in board covers and get them into libraries. The libraries, you know, will take nothing not bound in this way. The work is being done at cost, and the booklet will be something to be proud of. The implications of the tests are such that they should make all readers sit up and take notice. For the first time, there will be given the exact ritual and the exact prayers. This is the first really important material on fire-immunity to be given those of us who desire to understand the phenomenon rather than to try to prove that it is not valid.
THE ROUND ROBIN issue for June-July has started the firewalking ball rolling in a splendid way by publishing, complete, the information gathered over a period of many years by Professor C.J. Ryan of the Theosophical University. In addition, there is given the article on the general subject of fire-immunity with many instances, especially in psychic science, from Dr. Nandor Fodor’s famous but rare, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PSYCHIC SCIENCE (quoted so widely in SSBM). Of course, Editor Meade Layne introduces the round-up of all that is known up to this point, and his article is inclusive and provocative. His definition of “MAGIC” [is] something to preserve in our files for future use. Our own HRA, Rev. N. Vanora Wattson, has a very fine article on her experiences in connection with the recent firewalking feats upon which Charles W. Kenn’s booklet reports.
Her account of her own firewalk and fall on the hot stones is exciting, and she gives a good digest of the history and theory of Polynesian firewalking in her two-page account.
ROUND ROBIN should be ordered at once. This June-July copy may be had post paid for $ .50, while the supply lasts. (A year’s subscription is $3.00 and is a delight as well as a “must” for every Illuminist and student. For $5 one gets both the R R and membership in BORDERLAND SCIENCE RESEARCH Associates with its special releases covering anything new and important in the field from flying saucers to the latest and most significant news from the “other side”.) The interest in the Koch Treatment runs high, and those who are anxious to know more about this treatment (fought by the AMA) will do well to watch RR. M. C., who is also HRA, gives another of her fine articles on levels of consciousness and related forces (from the angle of her Tibetan teachers). Many other choice articles and bits.
IT IS TIME NOW TO SEND IN YOUR $1.10 (add $ .03 for sales tax in California) for each copy of the FIREWALKING BOOKLET you have ordered (If you have not already sent in the payment). These booklets will be sold outright at this price through ERA Thomas. A hundred dollars has already been paid in to get the type setting off to a flying start, but we need the rest to buy the cuts, paper, ink and binding, also press and labor. (Some extras are to be run off so that we can later have the board-bound copies if we wish to donate them to our libraries and perhaps do something to make the public aware of the significance of studies under the aegis of Huna Research Associates.)
RATHER STARTLING to the onlooker was the color film of the fourth firewalking test shown and lectured by HRA Charles Kenn recently, before the Travel Film Club in Los Angeles. The Chief had performed his rite and the lines of people were crossing the “walk” of very hot stones. The stones were very uneven under their bare feet and they went along at a normal walking pace, their arms often stretched out at the sides to keep their balance. There were smiling and animated faces on the sidelines, but those treading their way across the hot stones wore the expressions of sleep walkers – earnest, and slightly removed. They came towards the camera, hardly eight feet apart. At the sides of the pit stood the young assistants, faces set, hands slightly extended, watching lest someone falter, and ready to leap on the hot stones to help them off if the magic chanced to fail. Suddenly a hatless young man leaped high in the middle of the walk and almost sailed past the man in front of him to get clear. Gaining safety on cool earth he danced, lifting his feet knee high. Mr. Kenn said thoughtfully, “That man you just saw get the hot-foot, was badly burned and in hospital for some days.” So far as one could see in watching the picture, there had been nothing to distract this gentleman’s attention, as had been the case with others who were burned. (Perhaps half were distracted.) The reason for some being burned, but not the majority, is not yet clear, but from our knowledge of Huna, we can guess that a complex, lack of faith, or some similar subconscious mental element caused the protection being given to be rejected. If this is the case with the firewalkers, the same should hold true in healing of body, mind or purse where others are not involved and the interplay of power is between the individual and the unseen Conscious Entity or Entities manipulating the power.
IT’S VACATION TIME
IT IS VACATION TIME for the John and Naida Anderson Huna Group. (Los Angeles members please note.) This has been a good season for this group and many things have been tried. It has also acted as host when visiting HRAs have wished to attend and see at first hand the methods used to accumulate the surcharge of mana for direct and telepathic healing work. John and Naida have been most kind and generous in providing a meeting place. With the summer vacation period over, it is hoped that a small hall which will seat up to fifty may be found, centrally located, and with low rental. Notice will be given in the Bulletins of the date of resumption of meetings. Visitors from the East have been frequent of late weeks and have given hearty support while here.
REPORTS ON WORK WITH THE BOXES AND THE PENDULUM
REPORTS ON WORK WITH THE BOXES AND THE PENDULUM continue to come in and it would appear that the estimate given by the texts on the use of the pendulum are about right for us in our Huna tests – about 80% of us find we can use the bob with little trouble. The other 20% may be unable to get a movement of the pendulum, or be unable to control its movement with the mind to the point of getting the pendulum to take orders. As a part of learning to use the instrument, one needs to be able to give a mental order and cause the swing to be straight or circling. Some have followed the advice to try different lengths of string or thread on their bobs, and to experiment with holding the thread between thumb and second finger if no action comes when using the thumb and first finger. Or, the pendulum is given an initial swing to “break its inertia,” and then is allowed to change the motion to what it should be to fit the work in hand. Many HRAs are getting excellent results and ask for more information. As information is accumulated, special instructions for experimenting will be given.
MORE NOTES ON THE PENDULUM
A good condensed text in the use of the pendulum has been written and mimeographed by E. Dudley Haskell, O.A.B., C.S.S., who heads the American Society of Radiesthasia. It is called “Elementary Instructions in Radiesthesia – 1″ and sells for $1.50. (Membership seems to be open to all and dues are $5 a year, which gives a free bulletin now and then and half price on all the instruction material.) The address is Suite 1415, 208 West 23rd St., New York 11, N.Y.
This text is filled with details of theory and practice, and has exercises to be taken by the beginner to develop skill in the use of the pendulum.
On page 7, Item 12, HRA Haskell gives information that is most interesting to a Huna student, even if written without regard to Huna. The caption is, “IMPREGNATION and REMANENCE.” I quote: “The radiations of any substance will penetrate other substances around it and tend to cause confusion. This is called impregnation. But what is more confusing and disturbing is that such radiations tend to remain, even after the original substance causing them is removed. Thus if an egg is placed on a table, it will leave its radiations on that spot and they may be detected after the egg is withdrawn. This is called remanence. It is because of this that farmers who are not trained radiesthesists have no success in determining the sex of eggs. The person handling the eggs leaves his or her radiations on the egg and each egg in turn leaves its own remanence on the table. The untrained farmer cannot tell whether he is getting the radiations of the egg or the remanence of other eggs or the remanence of the handler. … Some remanence may only remain a half an hour, others may remain for days, weeks, months, years. Many believe that remanence remains for centuries. In making tests, one after the other, you should remove the immediate effect of remanence by passing a strong magnet over the spot or by dusting a little powdered sulfur over the spot. Your pendulum also becomes impregnated by radiations and this remanence should be removed by touching the bottom of the pendulum with your fingers – the natural magnetism of your fingers will remove it. Your hands also tend to become impregnated, and this can be removed by shaking your hands loosely sideways, as though to remove water from them, and then rubbing them briskly together.”
RADIATIONS OF THE BRAIN by Dr. Oscar Brunler
Dr. Oscar Brunler, in a lecture given in New York in 1948 (mimeographed and made available at $1 each for two lectures by A.M.R. address above), explained that every substance gives off a typical radiation at all times, whether as a pure substance or as a part of an object or organism. In the history of the growth of the knowledge of such matters, it is pointed out that instruments of great sensitivity have been invented to measure these radiations. The Bioscope, originating in France, measures the radiation from the eyes when they look at a thing. Brain waves and radiations are measured and each organ of the body can be tested to see if its radiation is up to par.
In his article on Radiations of the Brain, he writes, “Besides measuring the radiation of the brain directly from the head, we can measure it from a person’s signature, from his handwriting, from his paintings or drawings. The eyes, which are watching the letters as they are written down, radiate a force onto the paper or onto the canvas on which we paint. We can measure the radiation from the handwriting and check it up with the writer’s brain radiation, and we find that both are identical. I found that common salt – the great solvent in nature – absorbs rapidly the radiation from letters, manuscripts, oil paintings, etc. By placing salt on paintings or manuscripts we can measure the altered radiation of the salt. In this way it is possible to measure, even after centuries, the brain radiations of people as their radiation adheres to paintings and writings for centuries. The paintings of Leonardo da Vinci – the greatest all-around genius the world has known – and the manuscripts of this great man, give the identical wave-length and his is the highest radiation I have discovered so far, namely 725 degrees Biometric which corresponds to a wave-length shorter than the shortest invisible ultra-violet rays. After more than seven hundred tests, we can maintain that the wave-length of a living individual’s brain and that taken from a manuscript or letter written by him is the same today or in a hundred years time. We are, therefore, in a position to assess the mental powers and the mind of people even after their death.”
Going back to Mr. Haskell’s writing (page 2, Item 3) we read, “Our body and nervous system is like a radio; it picks up and amplifies radiations (some say 50,000 times) and the pendulum is merely the ear-phone or loud-speaker which gives us the results … the movements of the pendulum can never mean anything without a pre-arranged mental convention or agreement concerning these movements.”
One of the apparent difficulties confronting us in our approach to radiesthesia via the pendulum is to be found in the obvious fact that the pendulum does NOT behave as any other measuring machine with which we are familiar.
We incline to argue that if everything sends off a radiation, and that the body picks up and amplifies these through the pendulum action, then each of the endless changes of radiation, as from eyes to liver to brain, should have its particular and appropriate movement through the pendulum.
We argue that these radiations, on the contrary, cannot be registering directly through the pendulum in a purely mechanical way. In addition to the supposed amplification, the element of consciousness must enter in at the point at which the “conventions” are agreed upon, and a movement of the pendulum arbitrarily assigned to the specific radiation from a certain source.
This ingredient of CONSCIOUSNESS is given, as a rule, as the subconscious. In addition, some, like Dr. Brunler, find the need of a super-conscious to account for all the amazing things that can be done with the pendulum.
If we stop arguing at this point, we have a radiating energy which is picked up by the subconscious through the body, then amplified and reported by way of agreed-upon movements of the pendulum. This would answer fairly well, but then we come to the strange matters of IMPREGNATION by this radiation, so that even the surroundings of a tested object are tinctured for a considerable time, and to REMANENCE (if there is a real difference), which may make a signature or a painting retain its “impregnation” for centuries.
To explain this additional peculiarity, we are practically forced to admit that the radiation of an object, such as the egg or the person testing it for sex, or the table holding the egg (to say nothing of pendulum and the hand that holds it), deposits an invisible and intangible SUBSTANCE on the things it TOUCHES and that this substance, in its turn, continues almost indefinitely to radiate the same type of wave-length or the same form of energy.
All of this brings us back to Huna. (We must remember that our organization has for its purpose the investigation of the ancient system of na kahuna, and that when we touch on the pendulum and its actions, we do so in the hope of getting more information concerning Huna – proofs or disproofs.) So far as I can find, in my hurried study of the scant materials before me covering the use of the pendulum, no one has seen clearly the necessity of demanding a SUBSTANCE as an ingredient in the theories covering radiesthesia. It may be, of course, that the etheric double has been pressed into service by some student seeking an invisible substance with strange and enduring characteristics, and one that would, with accompanying radiations impregnate and give remanence.
The aka or “shadowy body” of Huna, as may be expected, fills the need for this substance better than anything as yet proposed. Let us check the main characteristics assigned to this invisible, STICKY (pili, root in the word for the subconscious, Aunihipili which refers to the aka body as being sticky, [and] not, of course, to the consciousness that IS the Aunihipili, inner self or subconscious) and greatly enduring substance of which the shadowy body or etheric double of all material things is composed.
The aka substance, if we understand the Huna lore correctly, was peculiar in the fact that it did not stand out alone as an isolated substance. It was always found combined with mana or the “life force,” and with some form of consciousness. No mana, no aka. No consciousness, neither aka nor mana.
If we grasp clearly this significant concept, we see at once that it explains the fact that the user of the pendulum must come to some “convention” and agree with his subconscious, as the instrument of pendulum movement and the registration of radiations. We can say that the subconscious self has for a part of its abilities (together with remembering and the use of telepathy) the faculty of picking up the one set of desired radiations when tests are made. It would seem that, as the atmosphere around us is filled with radiations from every object in sight or even at a distance, this would be an impossible task. However, the fact remains that it is expertly done by the Aunihipili.
We may well ask why, if such skill is present, the Aunihipili cannot sort out the needed radiations and avoid the radiations left by the egg formerly placed on a given spot on a table. This is really the most baffling problem of the lot. But, when we draw on Huna and recall the theory that the aka substance is very sticky, and that some of it sticks to anything touched by it as it surrounds an egg or other object (as an etheric double or “astral body”) we begin to see light.
The egg just tested, upon being taken from the table, leaves some of its aka substance sticking to the table and to surrounding objects, even pendulum and hands. Because a fine and invisible thread of the aka substance is spun out to make a fairly permanent contact between the egg and the things it has touched, and because this contains mana and consciousness or a connection with the consciousness of the egg (all things have their form of consciousness in Huna), we see that the radiation peculiar to the egg remains as a remanence which sends out the same wave-length.
This idea of stickiness on the part of aka bodies, and of its ability to withstand being stretched out in a thread almost indefinitely, makes one wonder why the aka substance is not all used up in a very short time. We, as individuals constantly touching things with hands and sight and hearing and smelling, would seem to need a constant replenishment of our aka bodies. And it is reasonable to believe that this replenishment comes in some such manner as the replenishment of expended substances in our physical bodies, or of our vital force (mana).
Given a self-replenishing, sticky, invisible aka substance which is a perfect conductor of certain energies, especially mana, and perhaps radiations in general, we have the missing link of pendology, provided, of course, that we do not forget that there is always mana or life force present in aka substance and that these, as a pair in combination, serve constantly as a vehicle of consciousness. In Huna, consciousness is enduring to a great degree, if not permanently, and on the other side of life as well as on this. Thus, a thread of aka substance, activated by mana, would connect the painting to the dead painter even after a century and allow a measure of his mind to be taken.
The use of a strong magnet or a dusting with sulphur to clear away the impregnation or remanent, needs to be studied in relation to the aka substance theory. Kilner and others, in making studies of the etheric double or human aura, have found that magnetism and electricity have definite effects on the aura and cause it to retreat into the body as magnets or charged objects are brought near. Ectoplasmic rods sent out by the medium to cause tables to lift, in Dr. Crawford’s tests, were repelled by having the hand brought near them, (the hand bearing its normal charge of energy, it is to be supposed), but were not repelled by a glass rod, the latter being an insulator for electromagnetic waves as well as for the lately discovered di-electric balancing or negative waves.
We may guess that the magnet or even a hand, might clear away the remanent. While we know that the body reacts in various ways to the radiations sent out by different substances, I have found no statement as to why sulphur should drive away the remanent, while salt collects it and makes it appear to accumulate so that it will give a more powerful radiation to the pendulum.
The touching of an impregnated pendulum to clear it suggests that the charge of the body is such, normally, that it will drive away the aura of aka substance or stop it from radiating. This is just a guess, of course. On the other hand, the mental element may enter the action when, with intent to clear the remnant, we use magnet or sulphur. When, to clear the hands of the impregnations, we shake them loosely at our sides, then rub them briskly together, as Mr. Haskell instructs, we have a definite mental action turned against the impregnation and probably the use of the mana in the body of the operator as well.
This brings up the question [of] whether the aka thread can be broken or made inactive by mechanical or mental means. In our Huna sources we find nothing to give us a definite answer, but in radiesthesia we seem to find definite indications that something of the kind can be accomplished. In India there is to be found the idea that a “silver cord” connects the dead body with the departed spirit of a man and that fire will break it. Burning certainly changes the composition of most materials and one would naturally expect to find a change made in the moorings of any cord made up of aka threads.
These are speculative materials which we work with, but while their importance may not be clear immediately, we may later arrive at better understanding. It is interesting to see that Huna, as we now understand it, seems always to fit neatly with late discoveries and, what is more, often serves to throw new light on problems.
Perhaps some of the HRAs who are old hands at the use of the pendulum will consider these random ideas and add to or correct them. They may also try out some experiments for us. One good experiment would be to see what effect the magnet or sulphur or the mental command, might have in cutting a written signature off from its owner so that it would no longer give the typical reaction of the owner. This experiment might possibly help us to discover a way to cut off the aka thread contact between an obsessed person and the obsessing entity, provided the entity could be dislodged from the body by some method, and provided it did not have the ability or intelligence to find its way back to the victim. In this connection, we may do well to recall the use of fire, of the wand of feathers, and of mental action to cure the young Indian soldiers who came back from the wars bedeviled by nightmares said to have been forced on them by the spirits of those they had killed in battle. (See the report in a recent Bulletin on the article in DESERT MAGAZINE by John Hilton.)
Keep up practice with the boxes and the pendulum. Their importance as help[er]s in the use of, and understanding of, Huna, is very important. MFL
MESSAGE TO THE HRAs of the TELEPATHIC MUTUAL HEALING GROUP
Everything points to the fact that we are on the right track in our work, needing only more practice, more skill and, eventually, trained workers to help find and remove fixations.
Better and better results are being reported in the healing of body, mind and circumstances. I am convinced that by joining our mana through our braided cord of aka threads which meet here at the center, we are able to multiply our power and effectiveness. For those who are ill and who lack a proper supply of mana, it is especially important to have this mutual help by telepathic union.
I realize that it is difficult for some of us to work alone, day by day, if unable to sense the contact – the tingle of it, or pick up the telepathic images I send out twice daily. I wish that I could find something to say that would be greatly encouraging, and that would bolster faith. I wish I could offer an antidote for the habit of mind that causes one to slip back into old mental attitudes and loose the inspiration found at first contact with this Huna method of group prayer.
Perhaps the mention of the words used by na kahuna might help to bring faith and understanding. Look again at the word mana. This means the vital force of the subconscious or inner self. We accumulate an extra supply of this force by commanding the inner self to do so and by breathing more deeply.
The next step is mana`o, which means to “think.” This shows us that we must use our mana to create a thought picture of what we desire. But just to think about it is not enough. Na kahuna built root on root into the basic word mana in describing the process of successful prayer. From mana`o we go on to the next step, mana`o`ia, which means “a thought” plus “to make real.” It also means, “faith, full confidence, or complete belief.”
This is the end step in which the mana and the thought-form or picture of the desired condition are made REAL by the Aumakua or by several na Aumakua working as one. This REALITY, this REALIZED STATE, is as real as tomorrow is real, or as next year. It is an invisible reality, just as tomorrow’s sunrise, but the details of the day ahead may yet be changed before the day arrives.
If we rise and break the shackles of fear and doubt, we can come first to understand, and then to KNOW that with our prayer-actions and with the help of the Po`e Aumakua, we have actually created a condition as real as tomorrow or next year. And, when we come to KNOW this, we will happily and expectantly return to the daily or hourly task of sending mana to water the seed we have planted with the Aumakua.
In this work we become full partners with our na Aumakua. We do a full half of the work. If we do less, the work is not done. This is very hard to grasp after so many years in which we have said a prayer and considered our part done. Now we must understand that in order to work, a prayer must be made in the ancient and secret way, with sacrifice (the giving of mana) and with the steady thought-building that provides the mold into which the answer to the prayers is cast or made REAL in the future so that it can arrive with some new day as a “WORD MADE SUBSTANCE.” The “word” which embodies the thought-picture comes first. We read, “In the beginning was the word,” and we begin to understand the process of creation that covers all things great and small.
Mana is the wai`ola or “water of life,” in which water is the symbol of mana. Behind the idea of world saviors giving their lives to save the world, is hidden the most important and closely guarded secret of na kahuna. We sacrifice life itself – share our life-waters with the Po`e Aumakua in each Huna prayer ritual. Life is our greatest possession. He who gives his life in this way, saves himself. At the same time, he may be helping to save the world. MFL
THE TELEPATHIC MUTUAL HEALING GROUP
THE Telepathic Mutual Healing Group work continues to grow and to get results ranging from small to large and from slow to almost instant. Few get no help at all. Circumstances involving the lives of several people take longer on the average to correct. In the past few months this work has been joined by some of the most experienced and able mental-spiritual healers in the country, and almost every mail brings news that calls for a joyous rendering of thanks to the Po`e Aumakua for loving help. I hope to have permission by next Bulletin time to pass on to you the experience of one of us – a real miracle of healing with checks run by a physician, and a year allowed to pass to make certain that there would not be a relapse. (So much of the healing done by the Christian churches these days is subject to quick relapse. Huna promises more enduring healing.) MFL
GET YOUR TMHG TIME SCHEDULE RIGHT
Seven o’clock, Pacific Standard time, corresponds to:
- 8 o’clock Mountain Time
- 9 o’clock Central Time,
- 10 o’clock Eastern time.
During the months when any section of the country is on Daylight Saving Time, a time adjustment has to be made. For instance, if California is on Pacific Coast Standard Time (as it will be all of 1949) and New York is on Daylight Saving Time, then 3 P.M. in California (for the afternoon TMHG period) will be 7 P.M., and 7 P.M. be 11 P.M. in New York.
Clock time, during the months when, in some states, there is Daylight Saving Time, is one hour later than the Standard Time of that section. A telephone “Information” call will tell you what time band you live in, if you do not know.
NOTE: Many HRA’s who cannot work on the regular hours, work alone on the even hour, sending their surcharge of mana through the braided cord. (I do not have to be working here at the center at the time – anyone of us can activate the braided cord of aka threads by sending mana into it from a distance by telepathic means.) Send the mana for two minutes, then make your picture of the desired condition and present it with a further flow of mana to carry the thought-forms to the Po`e Aumakua. Always picture world peace as the background of your own desired conditions. In making a prayer-action in this way to include others, we make ourselves one of the larger family and are entitled to will ask help from all the Po`e Aumakua of all the others in the family.
Open your heart to the world. Grow a little each day in kindliness and wisdom. Expand
Cigbo HRA Kitty
[Editor's note: the initial portion of this article is from Max Freedom Long's aka kitty named Cigbo. He "writes" portions of many of the HRA Bulletins. He gets blamed for most mishaps, and is quite humorous. The style and spelling errors are examples of Kahuna Max's great sense of humor. He was quite fond of cats and had many.]
July 1, 1949
Dear Aunties & Uncles,
This is your very own CIGBO, cigar box Huna kitty, wishing you all a Gee-Lor-Ious 4th. May we all fire-cracker-walk without a blister!
Now I got to announce out, ME being the only one around the STUDY that pays attension to fienances for us HRAs (or that pays for stamps and pays the bills for paper and that black imbalming ink fluid for our ancient Mummygraff that came out of a pyramid, and then sailed on that Ark with HRA Mr. Noah).
First I got to announce out that I am terrible sorry ’bout how bad the first page of this Bullington [is] printed. Boss said, “Blame it on Cigbo,” so I’m sorry. (I don’t know what was wrong, but spect that the stenchil wasn’t properly imbalmed ’bout steen years ago when it was made. Or the papyrusus we printed it on might not have been fresh either.)
Next I got to announce out that I thank all you Aunties and Uncles that sent me stamps and money and stuff last month. NO END! Even if I didn’t get time to write to tell you so.
Nexter, I got to announce out that us HRAs are going to have a SPECIAL QUARTERLY BULLINGTON. This is only for my Aunties and Uncles that aren’t very much interested in Huna after all, and who don’t have time to read all that stuff Boss writes now twice a month (unless WE go camping or get tired, or just get tired).
And nexest, I got to announce OUT, that MY cigar box gets too empty, and MY feet too sore scratching up stamp and paper money out of it, to send bullingtons to Aunties and Uncles who don’t really want them. So I want all you Aunties and Uncles who are just a tiny bit interested (only about a dollar’s worth a year instead of a month) to drop me a line and say, “Dear Cigbo: I want to be a 1/4 HRA.” I’ll sort out the address stenchils and put the 1/4 HRAs in a special box, and every three months I’ll remind Boss to write a few pages to tell what has been tried and what has been guessed and what has been done “since you heard from us last.” How’s that? It’d be a terrible big favor to ME if you’d just let me know you hanker to be a 1/4 HRA instead of just forgetting ever to write to me and send a bit of catnip and some stamps. ‘Course, those Aunties and Uncles who haven’t got any catnip or stamps to send, can keep on spearimenting for us and sending me love, and I’ll see that they get bullingtons when I got stamps. But I got at least to have love – enough, anyway so as to have a pistol card fired at me often enough to keep me purrrrring. If I don’t hear from you and you haven’t even sent love for a long time, to say nothing of catnip, I might even forget all about you. (I betcha that scares any Auntie or Uncle who thinks stamps grow on that little plumb tree outside our Study. Even plumbs won’t grow on it.)
SPECIAL announcing out for all the NEW AND SHINING Aunties and Uncles: That firewalking booklet by Uncle Charlie can still be ordered. Just send me $1.10 for your copy and I’ll give it to Uncle BRA Thomas and he’ll print one for you.
Love and purrs and EVERYTHING, from your own
C-I-G-B-O hra kitty