As a member of that crew of experts on the subject, the Explorers Club, as one who has plowed keel into seven seas, who has ducked shots fired in anger and watched others fail to duck, I can verify that when all horizons are measured, all swamps mapped, all deserts charted and supplied with water and instant rescue, there will yet be a world of unknown frights and glooms and cheers to explore, there will yet be a universe of adventure left, a universe sufficiently powerful to daunt the last few thousand years of thinking menYou. The universe of You.
To which we might add that when speaking of the universe of You, he was referencing an altogether magnificent view of our capabilities as immortal and infinite spiritual beings.
If such a statement seems at odds with generally accepted expeditionary matters, it is not necessarily so and, in fact, more than a few Explorers Club fellows tell of witnessing wonders that forever left them questioning what is scientifically acceptable. (Subsequent to his 1971 lunar expedition, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, for example, dedicated himself to what is best described as paranormal research). Then, too, and even more pertinent, is all that falls under para-archaeological research, including the truly astonishing discoveries of those who would seem to have remembered key archaeological sites from former lifetimes.
The particulars vary, but accepting a central revelation of Scientology wherein man is held to possess experience from many lives across many centuries, then logically that experience should have some relevance to archaeological discovery. Among other frequently cited cases are those of Tibetan and Indian children who reportedly recall, not only former incarnations, but the verifiable location of buried relics in places they had never visited. Then again, there are the various cases of Scientologists recalling an otherwise forgotten name from a former lifetime only to find that same name on an equally forgotten gravestone. Finally, and if only for the sake of argument, one cannot ignore Heinrich Schliemanns suggestions of something similar at work when, essentially armed with but a copy of the Iliad and a lifelong obsession, he unearthed the ruins of Troy.
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