You are working so hard, my love. You need the complete co-
Yes, darling, I have moved things around in my study. I needed to bring to your attention, something I wrote in 1996, and it is so relevant to today. I need you to copy the most relevant sections in our writing today. I know you understand its importance.
“There are many reasons why more people, today, appear to question and repudiate
a purely physicalist interpretation of life: perhaps because of the approaching millennium,
or through suspicion and fear of scientists and their interference with nature; perhaps
as a by-
For the scientists, especially those in academia, it has become more difficult to
break out of the straight-
The defenders of orthodoxy, which in practice means behaviourism, reductionism, materialism, physicalism, all of which deny the existence of consciousness, let alone a soul, independent of the brain, see a rising tide of occultism and fundamentalism which threatens the foundations of rational thought. In America, where this battle is fiercest, Christian fundamentalism promises to match the bigotry and excesses of Muslim or Jewish fundamentalism, and the battlefield is in the religious instruction classes of schools and the role of creationism versus evolution. It is no remote academic debate: it is a struggle for the minds and hearts of the new generation. That struggle appears to be intensifying as we approach the Third Millennium.
The depth of feeling this arouses, and the determination to strike back at anything
which attacks what they see as the essentially materialistic nature of the universe,
has led many of the leading defenders of the faith into the very errors which they
lay at their opponent’s feet. One form which serious psychical researchers suffer
most, perhaps, is the kitchen sink approach. By assailing every belief system which
defies the materialistic philosophy, the opponents of the paranormal have developed
the contamination syndrome. By association of the nuttiest forms of occultist beliefs
with such apparently sober-
We may liken this to a battleground. While fervently proclaiming their dedication
to an objective search for TRUTH, both sides look for the weakest links in the armoury
of the opponents, for the least defensible ground: much like the confrontational
postures of opposing council engaged to discredit a witness or undermine a defence.
But there are two differences. One is that a court battle does not seriously pretend
to the disinterested pursuit of truth by which standard the scientific community
proclaims to live. The second is that exposure of a serious weakness in a legal defence
is not necessarily fatal to the outcome if a sufficiently formidable array of counter-
Let me elaborate: the philosophic stance of the sceptic is no less deeply grounded in faith than is that of the most devout deist. His faith is in the indisputable domination of the laws which have been established to explain the working of the universe apparent to our five senses and operating within the three dimensions bounded by time. Beyond that there is nothing, nothing but the projections of human desire, the flights of imagination, the rich diet of illusion and fantasy. But because he is conscious that this philosophy has been seriously battered, the tenacity with which he defends his citadel is the more ferocious.
Hubris is a perilous destiny for those proclaiming the absolute impossibility of evidence undermining their belief system. But suppose we were able to produce, perhaps from out of a séance room, tangible evidence of physical changes in material objects, changes which simply could not have been created by normal means, would the sceptics behave as true scientists are committed to behave, or would they thrash about them in a desperate attempt to escape from the grim consequences of their own intolerance? I am curious to find out. It could be that this hypothetical possibility may soon be transformed into a direct and inescapable challenge.”
I intend to provide such a challenge in the near future.
Darling, I am becoming more and more active in your life, and it pleases me that you like and respect that. I can now step in, to agree and show my approval when certain things are being discussed. This is a very important month for us, there is much to achieve. We are making great strides. Opportunities will present themselves that will amaze and delight you. We in the Network send much love and protection to you, my dear wife, my soulmate. Forever your own Monty.