At 11:05 PM 6/03/01 EST, Curt wrote:
>When I was a kid I was fascinated by
>nifty rocks and crystals. I don't ever remember people blithering
>about crystal powers then. Maybe it's a revival of an older superstition,
>but I think it was pretty dead in the 60's and 70's.
George Adamski's mid-1950s flying saucers were powered by wonderful
crystals, as I dimly recall, and Desmond Leslie's version of the Indian
sacred texts (he co-wrote FLYING SAUCERS HAVE LANDED with Adamski) has
vimanas doing likewise. This probably derived from Blavatsky and Theosophy,
so it must go back at least to the end of the 19th century.
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