The TYPIT Division of Mechanical Enterprises, Inc.,
announces that it has added the peace symbol to its
constantly growing list of special symbols for type
writers. With this TYPIT symbol and a simple modi
fication to a typewriter, this device can be typed in
correspondence, on envelopes, and on club news
letters, handbills, etc.
In the wake of the recent controversy about the
origins of the peace symbol. Mechanical Enterprises,
Inc., would like to set the record straight. (See New
York Times for August 3, 1970, page 30.) In spite of
John Birch Society charges that the symbol is really
an upside-down broken cross, an anti-Christ witch's
foot, or a Communist-inspired device based on an
early symbol that represented the devil's eye, the
Origin was rather prosaic, and thoroughly British.
The symbol most of us know as the peace symbol
had its origin in England in 1958. It was first seen
being used by British pacificists in their Easter "ban
the bomb" march to Aldermaston to protest Britain's
involvement with nuclear weapons. (Aldermaston is
the location of the Atomic Weapons Research estab
lishment.) Although It is now known as the "peace
symbol", it more accurately is a nuclear disarmament
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 30, 1970
It’s Witch Time Again!
By Jeanne Patterson
Belief in magic had its origins in
the Old Stone Age with the paint
ings on the cave walls. These paint
ings helped with sympathetic magic
in the killing of animals. New
Stone Age men continued w^ith their
beliefs in magic as they watched
the stars and made sacrifices.
In m6re recent centuries, the
spirit or anima was belived in by
people who had no idea of a sup
reme being. Indians used witch
doctors and medicine men to com
municate w'ith the dead spirits.
Fetishism, or devotion to material
objects, flourishes in many parts of
Africa. A person’s fetish contains
spiritual or psychological power and
protects its owner.
Voodoo, a bloody religion, centers
on the sacrifice of animals and,
originally, human beings. Zombies
are loosely associated with Voodoo.
They are people in a comitose state
who are believed to be dead and
are revitalized to do menial jobs.
Witchcraft has always existed
and been punished. Actually there
are two kinds of magic—black and
white. White magic is used for
good—for healing and good luck.
Black magic is the evil element
complete with devil worship.
Witch's potions have often in
cluded the famous MacBeth ingre
dients—the venom of a toad, the
eye of a newt, the fillet of a snake,
the toe of a frog, the wool of a
bat, the tongue of a dog, the fork
of an adder, the sting of a blind
worm, the leg of a lizard, the wing
of an owlet, the liver of a Jew, etc.
Many modern witches use psy
chedelic drugs to help release their
psychic powers. Of course there is
a great danger in using psychedelic
drugs, but most people who have
complete control over their minds
can take them and release their
psychic energies. Drugs can be a
channel to the subconscious and the
user can have power over another
person. The Indians have been
using psychedelic drugs for cen
turies. In ancient magic rituals, the
spilling of blood released the psy
chic energies. The sacrifices per
haps let the “victim” have a closer
communication with the gods.
One use of these psychic energies
is for healing. In the Indian tribes
friends and relatives sat around the
sick person while the w’itch-doctor
worked. The medicine man took
the energy from these people and
was able, through his knowledge of
psychic powers, to concentrate them
on healing. The faith healers of
today use this same principle.
Psychic Discoveries Behind the
Iron Curtain relates many of the
discoveries made by the Soviet
Union in witchcraft and psychic
In 1968 a witch in Russia pre
dicted that Canada would have a
civil war. This war would not really
affect the common people as much
as the upper classes. Also both
Canada and the United States will
accept diplomatic relations with
Red Chia soon.
The Soviets have been successful
in photographing the aura, or
spiritual body of all living things.
This aura is the “second” body
which, in astral travel leaves the
physical body and can go anywhere
in space. The Soviet scientists have
proved that the aura remains whole
even when a leaf is cut in half or
a person’s arm or leg is cut off.
The pyramid shape is said to have
magical powers. Many Russians
have in their home a small pyramid
shaped box (base nine and three
eighths inches square, sides eight
and seven-eighths inches high) with
a platform inside. They place a
razor blade on the North side of
the platform and the razor blade is
sharpened. (If you want to try it,
Gillette Blue Blades work best and
the first time takes six days.)
The pyramid shape has other
uses. An animal that has just died
and is placed in a pyramid becomes
dried up or mummified. Perhaps
this is the secret of the great em
balming methods of the Egyptians.
The pyramid could also be the
reason for the cone-shaped hat
worn by witches. The shape would
concentrate all the psychic pow’ers
into this one person.
Psychic Discoveries Behind The
by Schroeder and Ostrander
A History of Witchcraft, Magic
by W. B. Crow