A 1950 Lecture on UFOs by Brother Manly P. Hall, 33º

By | March 15, 2013

Following is a rare historical gem. Quite probably the only copy extant, it is a 12-page set of typed notes from a 1950 lecture on the subject of UFOs by one Manly Palmer Hall, 33º Mason and prolific author on such esoteric subjects as magick, alchemy, occultism, secret societies, comparative religions, etc.

Although we had expected a decidedly less Prosaic Perspective to have emerged from the Magickal Masonic Mind of The Manly One, the document is nonetheless of great value in an historical psense and may or may not reflect either the genuine views or tactical obfuscations of such secretive fraternal organizations as the Scottish Rite or the Dark Brotherhood of the Langley Lodge.

As always, if we told you everything we’d have to kill you.

by Manly Palmer Hall (33º), July 2, 1950
Typed lecture notes by Virginia B. Pomeroy
241 Orizaba Avenue, Long Beach 3, California

This morning our purpose is to analyze certain aspects of the human mind in connection with the mysterious case of the Flying Saucers….

The various things seen and described can be classified into various groups; one group consisting of the flying saucer which is round, almost round, oblong, concave and convex. That various sizes have been noted, we know, some being of no great size, and others being of considerable proportion. Then something resembling the jet propulsion machine, either without wings, or with exceedingly thin, fin-like extensions, propelled by a tremendous power from what appeared to be gills on the sides, the whole structure shaped roughly like a cigar, have also been described by several persons. Detached floating lights that are seemingly under control have also been noted. Rays, beams and lights, and such phenomena, disassociated from any visible structure have been reported. …

I’ve fast forwarded to Brother Hall’s last paragraph, but check out the whole thing if you are so inclined, at the link below.

“… The device in all probability is some highly specialized scientific structure intended to advance research. The device itself may not be the project, but some means of testing for something else, but whether it is a means to an end, or is the end itself, it is almost certainly humanly guided, humanly devised, and is being advanced in the unfoldment of necessary research into the great and powerful potentials of the planet. Beyond that I think we shall simply have to wait until Uncle Sam decides to talk, and anyone who talks before that would be doing every one concerned a great unkindness. ”

via A 1950 Lecture on UFOs – by Brother Manly P. Hall, 33º.

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