Search #89 January 1970

Search magazine #89 January 1970

Search magazine #89 January 1970

Tim Beckley’s “World of the Off Beat” column was announced on the cover of Search #89. In a profile piece on Beckley for TDE3 Tom Brinkmann described it like this:

“Tim’s column concerned various predictions by different psychics, the first of which was Paul Twitchell head of ECKANKAR ‘the science of Soul Travel,’ who predicted, in an interview, that humans landing on the moon would result in ‘The Moon Plague,’ a virus that would be brought back to earth by those who traveled there. Twitchell claimed this virus would equal that of the Black Plague of the Dark Ages and, that ‘a quarter of the human race’ would die from it before it could be brought under control and stopped. Tim mentions that according to the people who keep score, Twitchell’s predictions were 85% correct. The ‘Moon Plague’ prediction belonged to the 15% that didn’t pan out. Twitchell’s method of ‘soul travel,’ i.e., Astral Projection, or leaving one’s body, to read the ‘Akashic Records’ which were described as an astral deck of cards that each individual had that could be read on the astral plane; each card representing a significant event in a past life.”