Armed with a keen intellect, boundless energy, limitless curiosity and a unique approach to philosophy and science which emphasized workability and practicality over all else, Ron embarked upon his study of life and its mysteries while still in his teens.
Traveling extensively throughout Asia and the Pacific, he studied the wisdom of Far Eastern philosophies yet observed widespread suffering and poverty. If there was such profound wisdom in the East then why all this, he asked.
After returning to the United States in 1929, Ron pursued the study of mathematics and engineering, enrolling at George Washington University. He was a member of one of the first American classes on nuclear physics and conducted his first experiments dealing with the mind while at the university. He found that despite all of mankind’s advances in the physical sciences, a workable technology of the mind and life had never been developed. The mental “technologies” which did exist, psychology and psychiatry, were actually barbaric, false subjects - no more workable than the methods of jungle witch doctors.
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