About this book The Under People by Eric Norman ... I think it'a a matter of having to dig through it to get to some jewels of info and to pick up a concpet or two. I believe it is worth the effort, and the reading is quite interesting.
Let me run the first sentence of Chapter Three by you all: "For more than thirty years, Reverend Irene Farrier of Charlotte Michigan, has studied the enigmas of the Under-People, the hollow earth, the UFOs and the mysteries of Man's psychic abilities. It was in the course of such study that Reverend Farrier encountered Mrs. Margaret "Maggie" Rogers, a remarkable woman who claimed to have spent more than three years with a highly advanced and benign culture whichflourished below the Earth's surface."
Well, to tell the truth, Chapter Four looks a little more interesting, it's about Atlantis, and I might make a comment after I read it.
And as far as the rest of Chapter Three is concerned, "I dunno about that", but you never can tell. Which is neither here nor there.
What I would like to know, though, is the following: What ever happed to this Reverend and this lady Maggie? In the seventies, there was a whole hollow earth/underground worlds movement going on, nothing exactly overwhelming, but it was going on. It existed. There were people trying to do things. Dr. Raymond Bernard (pen name) wrote the book The Hollow Earth, which is still very valid and significant.
And then there was very little until almost the turn of the century, when Jan Lamprecht came on like gangbusters with that book of his. But there were few people to be links, who kept pushing it, from those times to the times of Jan Lamprecht. I can think of Dennis Crenshaw, maybe Rod M. Cluff, I have no idea when Rod started, nor what got him started, but he was there during the ninties, at lest, and has always been active on his own, and I guess Branton, who is more involved with cavern worlds than the hollow earth (from what I gather).
But a lot happned before. Besides the Raymond Bernard book, there was a whole hollow earth commune in southern Brazil; you know, like a hippie commune in the USA back then. And then Raymond Bernard disappeared, and nothing, nobody remained in contact between the two. There has been no contact with the group in Brazil. I was told by a Brazilian lady once that the group tried to keep it going for a while, and tried to make contact with Raymond Bernard's group in the USA; and Dennis Crenshaw told me that, in the USA, they wanted to keep in contact with the group in Brazil, but that they had no way of doing so. They were mutually incomunicado because of the language. And the Brazilians ended up selling the land that they had their commune on, and then it all dissolved.
Anyway, the hollow earth/underground worlds community doesn't have a good track record insofar as keeping it all together, you know? And now we seem to be heading towards times of transition and nobody really knows exactly what things are going to be like. The upshot? A few of you should take on at least a bit of responsibility; or even more, someone could jump up and do something dynamic.
Anyway, the minimum is for all of you to start downloading information and accumulating a few hard copies of books. We should at least conserve some information to pass it on to the next generation.
I say this because, as you all have seen from the past, after Ramond Bernard disappeared; losing it can be no more than a generation away.
And don't start a year from now, start now. It seems that time is of the essence .