"Ark of the Covenant
Repository of the Mysteries of God."


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How about you - from SFIU?



The SEARCHER PUBLISHING HOME is now operational! Hallelujah! You don't know the many service providers we went through before succeeding. I lost count at 12 exasperating attempts, including many so-called 'Christian' sites. The majority had a very basic defect: the access codes provided to me did not work! Boy, was this a severe test of my patience! Many times, the air turned blue in my office, and not from my pipe. It was almost as if God did not want it to happen. But, I knew and affirmed we were in His Divine Order. So, Patience is sometimes called 'stubborness'. {If you don't believe that, ask my Mother.}

We have further been plagued by lawyers and bean-counters who insist we must spend several thousand dollars with them before SFIU can become fully operational. Intensive research has confirmed these major points:

1. Accreditation is impossible under existing guidelines. They are all based on physical buildings and local political bias. Since we have neither, their standards do not apply. I decided to adopt standards which are minus the physical buildings and political fertilizer. Our standards are higher than theirs. We can prove it. The new self-accreditation standards will be published on the website as soon as they are completed. We are further aggravating the bean counters by offering to stand in loco parentis to any other fully electronic schools, as their accreditation standard. There is no sense in they going through the same hassle as I. My cup truly runneth over. Your laughter at these contre temps is invited.

2. I was told the State would cloud up and rain all over me unless I registered with them as doing business in the state. Since I am not accepting students from within my current state of residence, this stipulation does not apply. All others will be considered. Officially, SFIU is a private tutorial service for spiritual searchers and Student Ministers. Students are free to enroll in any purely 'religious' entity. SFIU is not a religious organization, since it does not teach 'religion'. In short, we will not hold non-profit status. I am a single proprietor. All teachers who are currently working with me are also single proprietors, as volunteers; not employees. Rain on.

3. As an international entity, current international law does not apply to the Internet. Rain on.

4. I was told I would be sued for being in competition to established religions. SFIU is not competition. It is the teachings of Jesus the Christ, who taught under the trees, in the desert and along the seashore. SFIU is doing the same, only on the Internet. I am officially authorized to ordain Ministers. My authority is for life. Rain on.

5. As a matter of permanent policy, SFIU will not be attempting to fit under any label man produces, since they are all based on ego. The degrees we offer are good only within SFIU. However, SFIU is fully prepared to help other Ministers do the same as we. As an international level consultant who has been appointed by 'carnal man' to the International list of Who's Who, {twice} the expertise is demonstrable. Within SFIU, the need for Ministers to run their own 'tutorial service' is great. We are here to spread the word of Jesus the Christ. If absolutely necessary, we will declare ourselves as Disciples of Christ and/or "Christines". - via The Way Gospel. Rain on.

Have you ever noticed how the rain clears the air, and makes flowers grow? Of course fertilizer from B.S. is necessary. B.S. is defined as Belief Systems and residue from Bulls. Don't those flowers smell sweet? Admire with me their visual beauty. All is in Divine Order. From B.S., comes Divine Beauty. Rain on.

Thank you, Jesus and Father God. Holy Spirit gave me these solutions. They are not mine, since my poor intellect is not capable of Divine Solutions. Thank you, Rev. Bob E. of Seraphimnews for your cogent definitions of B.S. Aren't colleagues wonderful? Your Students are very fortunate.



As you know, part of The Way Project is involved in deciphering the mysteries behind the Ark of the Covenant. Here is the first real break! A book named "The Turin Shroud", by Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince suddenly appeared in the Library as a donation. Published by Harper & Collins, it was apparently donated by Barnes & Noble Booksellers. At least, their bookmark was left in the book. First mystery solved. This is affirmed as Divine Order. Holy Spirit provided. Praise God.

It seems that during the Crusades, when all Jewish 'religious artifacts' were being returned to Rome as an impromptu 'fund raiser', the Knights of Templar were involved in some rather suspicious activities. The following are direct quotes from the book, and a very interesting mystery. {I regret the tongue in my cheek is distorting communications.}

{From Page 122-3.}
"The official version39 states that in 1118, after the recovery of Jerusalem by the First Crusade, nine French knights, led by Hugues de Payens and Godfrey de St Omer, travelled there and pledged themselves to keep the pilgrim routes safe. For several years they seem neither to have done anything nor to have gained any new members, before returning in triumph to Europe in 1127. Shortly afterwards at the Council of Troyes, the Order was officially recognized with Hugues de Payens as its first Grand Master, and given its own Rule, which was - significantly - drawn up by St. Bernard of Clairvaux. From this date it underwent the enormous expansion that led to it becoming, in a remarkably short time, one of the wealthiest and most influential institutions of the Middle Ages."

"This story is patently nonsense. How could just nine knights police all the highways and byways of Palestine? There was, anyway, another military organization doing precisely that, the Knights Hospitalers of St John. And as the authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail point out,40 the Templars' cover story dates from at least fifty years after the events it describes, whereas the names of de Payens and his eight companions are conspicious by their absence from contemporary chronicles, which otherwise eagerly recorded every event in the Holy Land at this time."

"So what were those nine knights really up to? Most recently, British writer Graham Hancock has argued convincingly that they were engaged in a search for the The Ark of the Covenant, which they believed to be buried under the Temple Mount in Jerusalem - where they lived, and where they are known to have carried out excavations.41 Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln came to a similar conclusion, but believe them to have discovered some kind of document relating to the Priory of Sion mystery. But there is evidence that the Knights of Christ (as the Templars were known before the Council of Troyes) existed four, perhaps even ten, years before 1118.42 There are equally clear signs of conspiracy concerning the Council and its official recognition of the Order."


The Turin Shroud a fake!

This same source has confirmed The Turin Shroud; supposedly recognized by the Church as the burial shroud of Christ - has been proved a fake. The "Blood" on the shroud was analyzed to be paint. The shroud was carbon dated to the time of Leonardo da Vinci; and proven by the reseachers to have been commissioned by the Pope of that time, as another 'fund raiser'. The impression was done by Leonardo with a 'pinhole camera' of his own physical form. So much for anything other than the Divine Relationship. Leonardo was proven to be a member of a secret society, known as: the Priory of Sion. Very Good! You guessed it right. You have an A for this lesson.

A final note: Jean Cocteau, Grand Master of the Priory of Sion: "History is an alliance of reality and lies. The reality of history becomes a lie. The unreality of the fable becomes the truth."

How many times has this apparent truth been demonstrated? This is the elusive "What" that drives researchers on to greater efforts. It is not that conspiracy is rife. It is that men define reality to suit themselves. In flesh: all is ego. In spirit, all is God. I know my choice. Have you decided, yet?


Another bit of research has uncovered some interesting facts concerning Biblical translation. Namely, that the original word for "Lord" in the Hebrew is 'adon' in the singular and 'adonai' in the plural; defined as "Mr", or "Sirs". Synonymously, this term is aka "Lord" from the english translation ordered by King James; now known as the "King James Version of the Holy Bible", "our current standard". This is a cultural definition, not even a literal or linguistic one. Knights in that time were called: "Sir" or "Lord". They Bloody Well still are!

Subsequently, most "Church Authorities" have translated the word "Lord" to mean "God". Gods they were not! They almost genocided an entire nation! 'Winners' define 'history' and 'meanings'. I am ashamed of my forebears. This reinforces for me - the only source of truth is the Holy Spirit of God. But, we must be open to the attunement of the atonement. Are you as enraged over this subterfuge as I? This means every temper tantrum, every bloody battle or genocide in the "Bible" has been blamed on God! I fail to see any humor in this matter yet, but give me time.

How many "Church Authorities" does it take to change a lightbulb? None. They can't agree on terms.

I will cool off, I know from past experience. Another man lied to me this week when presented with irrefutable evidence, and I reverted back to a military NCO in a heartbeat. I regretted it and so did he. My troops told me several times that my "A.... Chewings" peeled paint off walls in the nearby vicinity. I promised to drop the matter. "Mea Culpa" is Latin for "My Apology". Said rather frequently of late. Has anyone seen my "perfect pills"? Oh, well. Even Jesus got rather P.O.'d at the money changers in the Temple, so I guess I'm in good company.

Officially, SFIU and myself now use The Way Gospel as the final authority on anything pertaining to the teachings of Jesus.

A Counselor shared with me that anger is the deeply buried memory of the first time love was not there. Appropriate, and most profound. Thank you. You know who you are.


F-16 Gallery with Richard Bach; Fighter Pilot and Author.
This excerpt is from Love, War and Peace Stories;
the newest acquisition of the
Searcher Publishing Home.

Air Force Photo

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky, Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

-- Helen Keller, at age 74,
on a flight around the world,
news reports of 5 February 1955.

Introducing Richard Bach:
Fighter Pilot, Author,
PK {Preacher's Kid},
Child of God.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull Section

{This first collection of Richard's work is from his first critical success: a little book about a seagull who loved to fly. On first glance it appears to be a children's book. Let your children read it, and be ready for questions you cannot answer until you read the book. It is a spiritual primer, for the child in all of us. A basic truth: we cannot afford to abandon the child within. The child within will lead us home, when we are lost.

The Christ told us: "A little child shall lead them." Our little child. For a while, I lost my child; somewhere along the way toward "growing up." As a Medic, my team lost six premature babies in one week. This book; with the Christ, saved me when I was lost. I owe Richard and this book - from the Christ - my life. Rediscover the Way, the Truth, and the Life; through love and your child within.}

"Let's begin with level flight."

--- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'.

Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight -- how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything else, Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly.

-- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there's a reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!

-- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

It happened that morning, then, just after sunrise, that Jonathan Livingston Seagull fired directly through the center of Breakfast Flock, ticking off two hundred twelve miles per hour, eyes closed, in a great roaring shriek of wind and feathers.

--- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'.

You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment you touch the perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, of flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfect speed, my son, is being there. -- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull's life is so short, and with these gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed. -- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

Your whole body is nothing more than thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too. -- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

"...You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way." 'Are you saying I can fly?' "I say you are free. The only true law is that which leads to freedom." Jonathan said. "There is no other. Whatever stands against that freedom must be set aside, be it ritual or superstition or limitation in any form. The hardest thing in the world is to convince a bird that he is free, and that he can prove it for himself if he'd just spend a little time practicing. Why should that be so hard?" -- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

"You don't love hatred and evil, of course. You have to practice and see the real gull, the good in every one of them, and to help them see it in themselves. That's what I mean by love. It's fun, when you get the knack of it. You need to keep finding yourself, that real; unlimited Fletcher Seagull. He's your instructor. You need to understand him, and practice him. Don't believe what your eyes are showing you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly." -- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

"Who are you?" Jonathan asked. "We are your brothers." The words were strong and calm. "We've come to take you higher, to take you home." "I'm ready", he said at last. -- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

The man who flies an airplane ... must believe in the unseen.

-- Richard Bach

Flying has always been to me this wonderful metaphor. In order to fly you have to trust what you can't see. Up on the mountain ridges where very few people have been I have thought back to what every flyer knows. That there is this special world in which we dwell that's not marked by boundaries, it's not a map. We're not hedged about with walls and desks. So often in an office the very worst thing that can happen is you could drop your pencil. Out there's a reminder that there are a lot worse things, and a lot greater rewards. -- Richard Bach, television interview.

From: Richard Bach's
"Illusions" and
'The Messiah's Handbook',
'Reminders for the Advanced Soul'.

{In my current level of understanding, this is the greatest cosmic joke book I have ever read. Not to take it lightly. "Angels fly because they take things lightly." And, I am no angel. "But, if you can't laugh about it, you just can't laugh about it." Thanks, Dad.}

There is no problem so big it can't be run away from.

If you want freedom and joy so much, can't you see it's not outside of you? Say you have it, and you have it. Act as if it's yours, and it is.

Perspective --
use it or lose it
If you turned to this page,
you're forgetting that what is going
on around you is not reality.

Think about that.

Remember where you came from,
where you're going, and why you created
the mess you got yourself into in the first place.

You're going to die a horrible death,
It's all good training, and you'll enjoy it
more if you keep the facts
in mind.

Take your dying with some seriousness,

Laughing on the way to your execution
is not generally understood by less-
advanced life-forms, and they'll
call you crazy.

is finding out
what you already know.

Doing is demonstrating that
you know it.

Teaching is reminding others
that they know just as well as you.

You are all learners,
doers, teachers.

teach best
what you most need
to learn.

never to be
ashamed if anything you do
or say is published
around the world ---
even if
what is published
is not true.

Your only
obligation in any lifetime
is to be true to yourself.

Being true to anyone else or
anything else is not only
impossible, but the
mark of a fake

simplest questions
are the most profound.

Where are you born? Where is your
Where are you going?

What are you doing?

Think about
these once in a while, and
watch your answers

Your friends
will know you better
in the first minute you meet
your acquaintances
will know you in
a thousand

best way
to avoid responsibility
is to say, "I've got

You are led
through your lifetime
by the inner learning creature,
the playful spiritual being
that is your real self.

Don't turn away
from possible futures
before you're certain you don't have
anything to learn from them.

You're always free
to change your mind and
choose a different future, or
a different

There is
no such thing as a problem
without a gift for you
in its hands.

You seek problems
because you need
their gifts.

The bond
that links your true family
is not one of blood, but
of respect and joy in
each other's life.

Rarely do members
of one family grow up
under the same

for your limitations
and sure enough,

the universe beautiful
and just and

Then be sure of one thing:

Is has imagined it
quite a bit better
than you

You are
never given a wish
without also being given the
power to make it true.

You may
have to work for it,

The world
is your exercise-book, the pages
on which you do your sums.
It is not reality,
although you can express reality
there if you wish.

You are also
free to write nonsense,
or lies, or to tear
the pages.

original sin is to
limit the Is.


conscience is
the measure of the
honesty of your selfishness.

Listen to it

Every person,
all the events of your life
are there because you have
drawn them there.

What you choose
to do, with them is
up to you.

truth you
speak nas no past
and no future.

It is,
and that's all it
needs to be.

Here is
a test to find
whether your mission on earth
is finished:

If you're alive,
it isn't.

In order
to live free and happily,
you must sacrifice

It is not always an easy

Don't be
dismayed at good-byes.
A farewell is necessary before
you can meet

And meeting
again, after moments or
lifetimes, is certain for
those who are friends.

The mark
of your ignorance is the depth
of your belief in injustice
and tragedy.

What the caterpillar
calls the end of the world,
the master calls a

"Listen!" he called across the gulf between us. "This world? And everything in it? Illusions, Richard! Every bit of it illusions! Do you understand that?"

My airplane is quiet, and for a moment still an alien, still a stranger to the ground, I am home. -- Richard Bach, 'Stranger to the Ground.'

The airplane is just a bunch of sticks and wires and cloth, a tool for learning about the sky and about what kind of person I am, when I fly. An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding. Those things aren't destructable. -- Richard Bach, 'Nothing by Chance.'

I take the paraglider to the mountain or I roll Daisy out of her hangar and I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and then into the air, till I'm just soul on a sunbeam.
-- Richard Bach,
'Running From Safety,' 1994.
Daisy is Richard's Cessna 337

For pilots sometimes see behind the curtain, behind the veil of gossamer velvet, and find the truth behind man, the force behind a universe.
-- Richard Bach, 'Biplane', 1966.

Flying prevails whenever a man and his airplane are put to a test of maximum performance.
-- Richard Bach,  'A Gift of Wings'

Why fly? Simple. I'm not happy unless there's some room between me and the ground.
-- Richard Bach,  'A Gift of Wings'

Flyers have a sense of adventures yet to come, instead of dimly recalling adventures of long ago as the only moments in which they truly lived.
-- Richard Bach,  'A Gift of Wings'

To fly as fast as thought, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.
-- Richard Bach


Has anyone besides us here at SFIU noticed some major spiritual changes occurring? We'd like to hear your stories. If you will allow, we will place them in a future Project tentatively called: "Spiritual Hope."

We believe it's long past time everyone had the good news, instead of the constant onslaught of negativism over the popular media.

How say you?

Please look forward to: "The Odyssey", which we plan as another collection: this of American Mysticism, and the possible future of mankind.

{"Mystics" are those who "walk with God" on a moment to moment basis; filled and alive with His love, wonder and awe.}

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Send your stories, approval and permission to use your gifts; with personal bio you want in the book to:
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We now have two electronic books available to the public and our students: "The Way Project"; which validates "The Way Gospel" as probably the "Original New Testament"!

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Love, War and Peace Stories. This collection is stories, poetry, quotations from military and ex-military persons, with a leavening of civilians who understand and live the theme: No matter the situation, love prevails. Even during the stress of war; it is present more than ever. Those in that situation find they must depend on one another, or not survive. This leads to an affinity only found between police, fire, and emergency medical people, on the civilian side. It is only when this love is removed that PTSD symptoms occur. A profound cultural collection. It is 5 megabytes in size official military photographs of unsurpassed beauty. See a black B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber turn golden as the sun sets. This is only one example of a large series. $10.00 US for this coffee table presentation quality book.

Now we've had the commercial break; it's time for the entertainment.




as the dying do

between that life

just past

and the still unknown,

I only know enough

about myself as yet

to know that I don't

know enough.

nor can I say

I know what's missing--

voids are voids

only seen completely

after we've had

victories over them.

Whatever interlude

of kindness or of light,

real or pretended

you see coming

through the distance

be ready and be open.

The cost

of one warm moment

is considerable

but worth the poverty

that staying private means.

By: Rod McKuen
From his book:
"Moment to Moment"

Technical note: Some of our recipients have mentioned their Internet browsers and/or HTML viewers do not read our color codes. If you are having problems, our apologies. The technology is changing so rapidly everyone is having problems keeping up. We will share with you our solutions, if you will email us; and ask. They are inexpensive Shareware products, with free trial samples. "Try it before you buy it." This is part of being pioneers.

Remember: "Ask, and ye shall receive." The promise of Jesus, the Christ?

May God Bless you and yours.

The Staff and
Rev. James L. Fabert, DD


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