MY GUIDANCE WAS WRONG I discovered and I had still things to do and experience on this side of life.
Going into hospital with my greatly swollen leg and a new doctor, I got a new lease on life and antibiotics and could keep the leg elevated so that soon the swelling was gone almost entirely and I was in shape for an operation to remove my prostate, then, later another to do a biopsy on the bone of the leg, which proved that the shin bone was slightly cancerous. So, knowing what I do about the uselessness of X-ray and radiation in inoperable cases, I have refused those things, and if it shortens my time here a little, it will be sure to make me more comfortable while I last.
HOSPITAL WAS A NEW EXPERIENCE TO ME and in a way a rather amusing one. I was soon placed in the Convalescent Section, and three different men, all interesting, came to stay a while, get well enough to leave, then go home. I was there just over a month with first the owner of a trucking firm, in with a heart condition, but who had many long distance phone calls from his truck drivers stuck in the snow storms of the time, one in Nebraska especially. Then there was a very personable youngster in his last year in high school who had internal bleeding, an emergency operation and a fast recovery so he could go home. The last was the owner of the funeral establishment into whose hands I had expected to go earlier, but who came to me, as it turned out. He had a poison spider bite on an ankle and was delirious his first night, but later a good companion.
A YOUNG ORDERLY AND A NURSE proved to be interested in ESP and I was soon back in the harness taking them through the basics of Huna. The same thing has happened here [as happened] at the Golden Age Convalescent Home in Vista, where I have a young college student who works as an orderly part time. I have already grounded him in Huna and have taped two lectures on his little recorder to play to ten college friends. Another orderly is also interested, so the teaching continues in a small way from my bed or wheelchair. Both boys have brought me library books from the college library, one new to me and which I will try to review in this newsletter.
DOLLY WARE CAME TO MAKE A SHORT VISIT AND HELP ME get settled in. She brought things from our house, as did HRA Alice Madden who is answering many letters and caring for bookkeeping and the like. I bought a used portable typewriter and am gradually learning to use it, after years of being spoiled by electrics. Dolly says “You are back in business again, with letters and visitors and all.” We call it “Mini- business”, in Keeping with the trend of the times.
I HAVE MY OWN PRIVATE PHONE and can do many things with its help to keep the wheels rolling. I have rented a bed which is longer than the ordinary one, being so long myself. Also have a rented wheelchair which I have had a special board made for, and which can support my legs in horizontal position. A private room was needed for all my activities so I pamper myself. Miss Ethel Doherty, my partner in the old book business, is here in her own room and we both are comfortable and get excellent care. Financially, we are making out nicely and will sell the old place and live up (sic) the money it brings if necessary. We both hope, of course, to get well enough to go home with a house keeper and nurse, but may never be able to do it.
DOLLY WARE WILL BE GETTING OUT THIS newsletter for me to let you know what has happened to me. The Memorial Library and Museum Reading Room in her home are both now in use should you visit at 1503 Thomas Place, Fort Worth, Tex. 76107. She has the address stencils of the active members and a set of addressed envelopes to use this time. We will see later what can be done by way of more newsletters. The typed letters I send her can be run by offset in Ft. Worth instead of on the mimeograph, perhaps to an advantage, as a heavier paper could be used and printed on both sides.
MAIL FOR ME, SHOULD YOU CARE T0 WRITE A LINE should go for the present to General Delivery at Vista, CA., 92083. Later we may be able to get a box at the post office and make things handier.
Experiment In Depth, by P.W. Martin, “A study of the work of Jung, Eliot and Toynbee” Routeledge and Kegan Paul, London. (Try DeVorss &. Co. 4900 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif). Mr. Martin is well qualified to write this type of book, and his quotations from his three men whose work is considered are varied and most interesting in the light of our Huna studies and findings concerning the ancient system of the na Kahuna.
Mr. Martin is the director of the International Study Centre of Applied Psychology whose main purpose is to “test and develop certain of the hypotheses set forth” in his book. He hopes to get help from psychologists and able laymen in his testing and to learn more of what he elects to call, alter Jung, ‘the deep unconscious.'”
Out of the tangle of terms and names, he has done his best to select the best and give them their correct meaning, so we have the psyche, the conscious and [the] deep unconscious, the autonomous complex, archetypal images and themes, the transforming symbol and all the word and thought tools of a system which he admits is in need of much more development and texting (sic) – all proposed work aimed hopefully at developing more insight into human mental processes.
Apparently believing that the deep unconscious is the source of all religious inspiration and the “mythos” of the many religions, he looks to it as the source of several quite different things. But when he quotes three pages of comment on seeing what we know in Huna as “the Light” or of things we at once assign to the High Self, we run into old friends, so to speak – not into his deep unconscious but into our Superconscious, and there is a world of difference.
His discussion of world conditions and dangers and probabilities, after Toynbee, are most interesting and informative as well as a little frightening.
From the work of T.S. Eliot he quotes and shows the poet trying to describe his insights and higher inspirations as well as his darker soul struggles.
A very thought provoking book and one whose many quotations I have enjoyed as well as his efforts to lay before the reader a system of study.