Thomas A. Fairbanks
October 31, 1967
Copyright, C, 2022
I KNEW THE CONSPIRATORS
A MYRIAD BACKGROUND – From a Far Distant Past
I’ve had several articles published in a magazine called IS (by a group called Para study that functions out of West Chester, Pennsylvania—two entitled Phi Letho; one is a look at Scientology, and the other is a ‘demon,’ as a writer. I have had many letters in the Washington area press, in ‘IS,’ the aberree,’ in Search, FATE (as the Rt. Rev. George A. Hyde ), the Society of Domestic Clerics , as the Director of the Confraternity of the Liturgical Life.
I will lay my cards on the table to avoid unnecessary controversy and communication roadblocks.
The Richard S. Shaver Controversy
Alphaeus Hart drew me into the Mystery in the Aberree. I had two experiences, one when on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and one of the type callee called expansion of consciousness – and the Shaver Mystery entered into the first one. I have definite views about it as I have experienced having voices and visions relayed to me while at the same time having departed people venerated in the Episcopal Church while also saints explain in terms of the psychology of the Unconscious mind and views and views contained in the writings of ancient church Fathers dealing with Demonic obsession.
ESP functions because of the subconscious mind being a superconscious mind that people are hooked-up with to each other in groups. Max Freedom Long in the book THE SECRET SCIENCE BEHIND MIRACLES described an experience in which people coming into communication with others feel a sensation like an electric shock in the Solar Plexus. They were d escribing the permanent connections in the subconscious in the membership of the Episcopal Church. We examine psychic of the type associated with Edger Cayce and Mrs. Zoe Nickerson where the resource is the is joining of a common mind and Arthur Ford – and examined in three fields:
A: We have material that can be fed into the Unconscious mind through reading books and (B) deductions by processes noted in A and C (residual phenomena from the acceptance of telepathy or the surviving consciousness of the spirit world as a form of telepathy.
I have a mind which thinks entirely in verbal formularies and deductive and inductive reasoning, and which does not visualize. It is particularly integrated in terms of the Episcopal Church in matters in group relations and in drawing groups A and B. I do not believe I can be hypnotized.
In 1946 as Doctor James Bishop Pike was ordained into the priesthood , I also was attempting that as well, as an Episcopal Church celebrate, and possibly to get married . I had read about Duke University experiments and Arthur Ford’s voice coming out of a hall which he rented and held services when I noted comments about the Duke University experiments, I heard Arthur Ford’s voice coming from a hall which he rented on occasions and thought of how such esoteric beliefs might be reconciled with Christian beliefs. I had blessed James Otis Huntington, Founder of an Anglo Catholic religious order, I had read an article in AMAZING STORIES in which Vincent Gaddis spoke of being able to project himself in the Astral Plane in the form of a circle, while asleep, like what Gaddis was talking about. It was then that Gaddis informed me that she and her husband had become Episcopalians. As a teenager, I had met the First Executive Secretary of the AMERICAN CHURCH UNION, an organization of High Church Episcopalians, Bishop Henry I. Loutitit of South Florida, along with another person who also was also active in another High Anglican religious order, Father Martin of the Franciscans.
I had a set of experiences in 1963 as a Priest in the Independent Catholic movement . I decided to return to the lay communion of the Episcopal Church at a time that First executive Secretary of the American Church Union died. I had become involved with a Mr. Robert A.W. Lowndes, who connected me unfavorably who supports the views of Doctor Pike and has written an article about the assassination of President Kennedy. I stand along with Those who have who have taken a position of support and have taken interest in support of the American Church, psychism, Mind Control, Dr. Pike, Arthur Ford , the Episcopal Church, and others like them.
I am neither a Spiritualist nor a Therophyte, and I am not hostile to either Spiritualism or Theosophists. There is a real problem with communication regarding Mediums in a state of trance along with entities presenting themselves as ‘departed’ should be a matter of expert judgment. The Bible clearly prohibits attempts to communicate with the dead, especially when not dead and apparently controlled by another.
There are such things happening in the historic Christian Church which are not condemned by the Bible and appear as occasional phenomena taking place in the history of the historic Christian Church. We have such things as materialization and direct voice communication. Organized Christians avoid such things because they are easy to counterfeit and rely on people speaking in trances; psychic phenomena has two aspects —- it can appeal to highly orthodox and educated backgrounds as scientific evidence that often challenged and disbelieved. Private interests in materializations can e scientific, and not necessarily religious interests.
Interest in Spiritism can be either religious or scientific. It can also be controlled by an irrational fear of death. My personal belief includes the Eucharist: into psychic and offbeat form of research That the dead are living but without personal contact. My personal belief has expanded into a form of two religions: Christianity and the scientific truth.
I am not hostile to the movement of spiritual frontiers. I intend to join it. I am concerned that people seek to divide groups by forcing people to study Mr. Ford. Controls. Mechanistic abilities. However, through ‘controls.’ There are people who wish to divide the Episcopal Church into other groups rejecting each other, they will run into danger of obsession. Sincere people had also wanted to explore spiritual frontiers.
Episcopalians who oppose Doctor Pike should seek to find familiar ground for Study groups and to make contributing feelings rather than oppose such movements.
RELIGION AND CHRISTIANITY
I have written a long letter in the Aberree suggesting the founder of Christianity never existed but rather is an allegorical figure. I stated through Mary Elsnaus’s misgivings, that Jesus is a very real character, born of a virgin Mary, nailed on a cross, and risen rom a real tomb. I share my feelings with Saint Thomas Aquino’s proving the existence of God but doing this only using extensive dealing s with the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi doctrines, and elements in the early church fathers and a connection with a metaphysical approach to the Christian Liturgy.
I am an off-brand Anglo-Catholic or High Church Episcopalian. As a member of the Anglo-Catholic and High Church Episcopalians, the Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, called Orthodoxy for short, I wish to agree with the Orthodox Church.
The Orthodox Church agrees with Paul the Apostle who said tht he did not go where others had preached. Dr. William Palmer has led a movement for baptized Episcopalians to remain in the Church while performing the faith of Orthodoxy because the Orthodox Greek Church was once part of the Roman Catholic Church, and as such was once part of the Orthodox Church.
I was ignorant at the time of the Chief Justice Earl Warren reports. These mentioned that Jack Martin had tried to get them to believe that David Ferrie was implicated in a plot but that Jack Martin was not taken seriously because of his being accused of being a ‘‘drunk.”
I have put Jack Martin up at times in my apartment at times, and although he ‘drinks like a fish,’ I can state definitely that he is not a drunk. He never goes ‘under,’ and holds his liquor. I personally do not drink except for an occasional ‘beer’ and I go ‘light’ even with that.
From what I have read in the paper, I am definitely sure that David Ferrie was definitely involved in such a plot. I have been handicapped by being ignorant of David Ferrie’s possible involvement until recently and at the same time honestly and sincerely believed that an entirely innocent man, Michael Itkin, was involved. I went so far as to write Senator George Smithers and try and get him to investigate Itkin. It is too involved to explain at this point, but it is quite possible that David Ferrie was responsible for creating the documents that lead me to believe that Itkin was involved.
As far as the Jim Garrison investigation ae concerned, I need to make my position clear; I RESPECT Jim Garrison and support his philosophy. However, I am seeking to instigate a movement holding that the Church ought to keep out of politics, and I do not want to appear one holding that the Church should go into political support of Garrison’s side. It is a ticklish situation. Evidence has ben suppressed by the CIA; however, The National Council of Churches has also been involved. I am opposed to the N.C.C . But in order to get anywhere, I have to present my opposition on a high level disassociating myself from much of the opposition and it would obviously compromise and compare Garrison to Church people who got the idea that I was saying that the churches are against him. I want to leave the Garrison matter to other people as much as possible; myself only as a laity-seeker. People like David Ferrie I wish kept out of the Society.
I am going to write an article threating this matter treating this matter in connection with the Richard S. Shaver Mystery; anything dealing with the Assassination Plot will bill be documented from my file of clippings. My own expertise has to do with the Nag Hammadi documents, Dead Sea scrolls, and so on.
Kennedy Assassination Investigator Jim Garrison
I am going to write Martin and will then write to you giving his address (has never occurred because of intervening events…SE). He is a nice a nice guy, but he is hard to get along with since he is a Mister Know It All and he “thinks Big when I think Small.”
Jack Martin wants to run anything he is involved in. The same as far as myself, So, when we get together things blow up. In contacting Jack Martin, you are going to run into one or two responses from him: he will either try to sell you one something he can handle himself ( but is really too big for either of you or myself). He may even threaten you. But in regard to the Garrison Investigation, he can be a good friend.
THR RICHARD S. SHAVER MYSTERY
In the early Shaver Mystery stories which I read, there is a pronounced erotic element. I have not acquired many of Ray Palmer’s THE HIDDEN WORLD books but am aware of the Richard S. Shaver Mystery.
In the early shaver Mystery that is frequent mention of the symbol ‘tic’ as meaning ‘credit.’ We have the principle words in the Mystery of “dero” and “tero.’’ – and adding two identical consonants to each other we have ‘‘ero”—and adding the other haver word to it — we get “erotic.”
(Fairbanks never did get into an in-depth analysis of the Shaver Mystery, as promised, as family and other matters apparently intervened.)
The Reverend Thomas A. Fairbanks
Director of the Confraternity of the Liturgical Life
Washington, D.C 20010