- Hello friends,
- The International Space Sciences Organization
is scheduled to formally launch its operations in May, 1999. As part of
this launch, a completely new web site will be opened at www.TheISSO.org.
The new web site (free and open to the public) will demonstrate the full
breadth of initiatives ISSO has planned and underway, including:
- 1 - A structured and organized publishing
system for a new initiative called "The Truth Files" -- a new
public library of cutting edge rigorous research, analysis, and speculation
on extraterrestrial life, space exploration, UFO phenomena, and advanced
consciousness studies, from historical, scientific, and theological perspectives.
- 2 - A comprehensive link and book reference
library, and an organized real-time threaded discussion system spanning
the same subjects.
- 3 - An integrated radio broadcast schedule
for "The Truth Files", coordinated to run regularly both directly
on the Internet and, within a time slot of Jeff Rense's Sightings show
dedicated to The Truth Files, on syndicated national radio. Each program
in the series will feature invited guests representing the best of the
best researchers in pursuit of the truth at the cutting edge of thought.
A wide range of diverse but well-grounded opinions will be welcome, but
only the most rigorously argued will be put on air.
- 4 - Information about the summertime
launch of a worldwide event tour featuring a film produced by ISSO.
- 5 - A volunteer membership system which
will begin to organize people around the world who share the common desire
to build a brighter future for humanity and who have resources or talents
to contribute to a better understanding of the subjects studied at ISSO.
- With this message we are opening our
first semi-annual Invitation for Papers for the "The Truth Files".
We invite submissions from serious researchers of cutting-edge discoveries
relevant to history, new principles in science, concepts of spirituality,
and unusual phenomena in evidence.
- The specifications for submissions are:
- - Provide a one line title - Include
an abstract of up to 100 words - Please try to limit to less than 100 pages
in length - Format your work as an Adobe Acrobat file - The copyright remains
with the author, though permission is granted to ISSO post in "The
Truth Files" library - Submissions can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include contact information for follow-up
- Evaluated by a review process conducted
through a board of advisers, the top 10 papers will be featured as part
of "The Truth Files", and each author will be invited to address
the public through a dedicated 3-hour ISSO radio broadcast on the Internet
and air waves. Each of these authors will also receive a $1,000 honorarium
from ISSO. ISSO will award the authors of the top five papers an additional
$5,000 each to be used to advance their domains of research as they see
fit. I consider this amount of money symbolic of the importance, and not
sufficient to be compensatory, of a genuine attempt to communicate important
knowledge to human beings around the world.
- The deadline for the first round of papers
is May 1, 1999, and awards will be announced on July 1, 1999. Each six
months, this invitation will be reissued, reviews conducted, papers posted,
and awards granted.
- Whatever your views may be, and regardless
of whether you agree with me, I respect you as equals, and I ask only truth.
I hope you will join me in supporting a new and genuine effort to promote
a deeper understanding of the remarkable times in which we live.
- Best regards,
- J O S E P H F I R M A G E
Founder & Chairman
- International Space Sciences Organization