The man who claimed outer space in 1948
Science Illustrated May, 1949
James T. Mangan (1896-1970) wrote over 21 non-fiction books that sold nearly 1 million copies. But in addition to his other many other eclectic accomplishments, he actually claimed outer space in 1948.
From the forward of the recent re-printing of Mangan’s, The Secret to Perfect Living, his grandson, Dean Stump mentions that his grandfather and his business partner while looking up at the night sky were discussing ESP and how thought could travel through space from their offices above LaSalle Street in Chicago’s Board of Trade Building. At one point, Mangan wondered, “Who owns outer space?” So, in 1948, he claimed ownership and called it the Nation of Celestial Space. He registered this acquisition with the Recorder of Deeds and Titles of Cook County on January 1, 1949 and actually had 100,000 members. Mangan applied for a seat at the UN and raised the Celstian flag at the United Nations in 1958 in New York City on TV in front of millions of viewers.
“Mangan had a standing offer of $500, never remitted, to anyone who could disprove his claim. Even Soviet Ambassador Andrei Gromyko, with whom Mangan corresponded couldn’t offer a rationale for denying recognition to Celestia”
He also put in over 45 years of intensive study and thousands of experiments to create one word affirmations that link the subconscious with the conscious mind. His book, The Secret of Perfect Living, published in the early 60’s stipulates that it is easier to engage the subconscious mind with one word affirmations, rather than using multiple word sentences.
To Mangan, “perfect living” is the joyful feeling you have when:
“You are at peace with the world and yourself. Nothing bothers you in that glorious moment, neither people, nor the world, nor yourself. The inner artillery stops firing. You have no fault to find with your own life or with life in general. The war between your conscious mind and your subconscious, subsurface personality is over. This poisonous, deadly, peace-destroying war has suddenly ceased. You are no longer two separate individuals, two enemy sides, fighting each other with all your might.”
Like a super hard drive, your subconscious stores up every experience, thought and feeling you have ever had. Ideally, your conscious mind, which has more limited storage space, can access this knowledge on demand. The problem arises when the conscious mind tries to reach decisions based on straight thinking and conventional thought without referring to the rich database of the subconscious. If subconscious promptings are ignored time and time again, the connection between these two states of consciousness fades and is lost.
In order to access the subconscious, it’s necessary to somehow acknowledge it. Most of the time, just a conscious intention by the conscious mind will trigger a transfer of information. One word triggers are much easier to sustain intent and attention than multi-word affirmations. Switchwords then, function as a conscious acknowledgement and intent to work WITH the subconscious in tandem.
Switchwords are very easy to use. All you have to do is repeat the word silently to yourself or anyway that makes you feel the essence of the word. You can repeat this word anywhere and anytime you need to and you can repeat the words as many times as you like.
Mangan’s research revealed that the word-switch “REACH” triggers the subconscious when you want to find something you lost. It’s best to use the word silently without considering what the word means and to use the word like you are flipping a light switch, while keeping the lost article in mind. If you let the body go limp and rest your mind, the subconscious will take over the movement of your body and guide it to the place you left the object. Try using it the next time you lose your keys. REACH tends to work almost instantly.
ON is another great switchword to use when you are first starting out. The word-switch ON is used for finding a ride or getting a great idea.
COUNT and GUARD
Two other switchwords that have instant effects are COUNT, for making money and GUARD, to protect you from harm. There are over 100 switchwords mentioned in Mangan’s book. You can experiment with the one’s that resonate with you and the situations you want to change in your life.
A very helpful switchword is CANCEL.
CANCEL eliminates negative thoughts, gets rid of worry and debt. It also stops those negative thoughts that keep us up at night.
There is a great Master switchword: TOGETHER that works like a Master flip switch in case you can’t remember the specific switches for particular situations.
Mangan mentions that not all the switchwords work for everyone, but you are sure to find one that works for you with a little trial and error. The switchwords mentioned above do tend to work for most people.
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