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Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/12/01 : NSA-RDP96X00790R000100030001-4 (3) NOTE: A Probable Brezinski Perspective on Parapsychology Because Dr. Brezinski is an acknowledged disciple of Pere Terlhard de Chardin his perspective on the significance of Parapsychology developments would probably contain two significant aspects, not just one: 1. The intelligence and security aspect. 2. The Evolutionary breakthrough aspect. In these terms, he would view the development of greater ESP capability on the part of world society as a symptom of the degree of breakthrough into unitary planetary consciousness or the development of the Noosphere. This revolutionary radical change in man's consciousness would have profound strategic counsequences. The expectation that we are on the threshold of such a dramatic 'change is not a radical idea held by a few human evolutionary experts but the prevalent view. Witness the statement of Dr. G. Ledyard Stebbins, PHD Havard University and Professor of Genetics at the University of California at Davis.' "I agree with the late Pere Terlhard de Chardin, an eminent paleontologist, philosopher, and poetic prophet of human destiny. He states in his book "The Phenomenon of Man" that at this very instant of evolutionary time we stand at the boundry line between the biosphere, the realm of life and organic evolution and the noosphere, the realm of the human mind and. the evolution which it will generate in the future."* In'1924 Terlhard foresaw that the density and speed of information impacting on human consciousness was accelerating rapidly because of radio. He also foresaw that it brought all men's mentality more closely involved with one another's affairs on a planetary basis. He predicted that other developments would increase this pressure on consciousness until it would be forced to break through into a. higher level in order to accommodate such a change in information density and complexity. When this happens it is expected that other new capabilities and demensions of activity will be made available to man on a routine basis. Telekinetic weapons might then become commonplace along with telepathy and remote viewing. Man himself would be dramatically different and not the man we are testing for talents today. From a sociological point of view it might be worth voting that there are probably today over 40M people who consider themselves practitioners of what we would classify as ESP talents today. This is up over several hundred percent since 1960 for example. As all the major Christian denominations have endorsed the view that the gifts of the Holy Spirit (which we classify under ESP) are to be considered the common experience of the Christian; the expansion of consciousness should continue to accelerate. This decision alone could involve the billion people membership. In the U.S. there were estimated by a Gallup Poll to be 6M inolved in TM and. 6M in the Charismatic renewal and another 3M involved in other methods of consciousness expansion. Total U.S. involvement in the consciousness revolution is probably in excess of 15 to 20 million participants. * C. Ledyard Stebbins, "Process of Organic-Evolution", Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1966, p. 176 (A standard evolutionary text at the University of Maryland) Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/12/01: NSA-RDP96X00790R000100030001-4