At 09:31 PM 3/7/01 +1100, you wrote:
>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.
It might have some tie-in to when piezoelectric effects were discovered.
The "popular science" treatment may have given many the idea that crystals
have "super powers".
Now, I have to go read up on that conjecture..
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