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Kinkajou Interviews SigmaPsiPhilip Lynx a.k.a. “Flinx” (Flinx Series : the Tar-Aiym Krang/BloodHype)

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Thank you for agreeing to communicate with me via the medium of Sigma Psi quantum communications. I believe your empathic Psi abilities have helped us to penetrate the void to engage with you today.

FlinxTravellorPsi SigmaPsiFlinx:  Yes indeed. I greet you also Seeker Kinkajou:   I was floating in the void when I realised that you wish to communicate with me. I sauntered over to create the opportunity to swap stories and gossip. I’m sure you also have a plentiful supply of these. I’m used to the cacophonous psychic emanations of the jungle of Drallar, so focusing upon your projection was in fact quite simple.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Fortunate for me. Tell us about your Psi abilities.

FlinxTravellorPsi SigmaPsiFlinx:  Unfortunately these abilities can be very erratic, and “my” abilities in this regard are no exception. Sometimes my abilities can enable me to see clearly and at a distance. At other times I can barely sense what is happening within metres of my physical presence. It is this aspect which in my early days was so disturbing.

Humanx has very little to offer latent telepath or the person with psi abilities. Each person must make their own journey through their life and develop their own abilities without guidance.

I was very fortunate in that the Tar-Aiym Krang was able to remove many of my natural telepathic blocks. Unfortunately, Pip my mini Dragon was almost killed by the process. I believe again my psi abilities were crucial in resuscitating him and bring him back to life. I was fortunate to be in such close proximity which enabled me to focus and use my powers to the utmost.

While telepathy is an important skill, natural intelligence is just as important. When I confronted the ”Vom”, only my ability to stay concealed and invisible allowed me to surprise this malignant intelligence.

The power of the watcher and my own power would barely sufficient to overcome the power of this creature. Even so, the availability of the drug Bloodhype, was critical in impairing many of the functions of the “Vom” enabling us to destroy the monster.

My telepathic abilities have certainly let me down at various times, to an almost lethal extent. On Alaspin, for example, when we were confronted by pack of local predators, my abilities were unable to affect the dangerous situation with which were confronted.

Warrior Kinkajou.....Galactic Travelogue

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   What do you see as one of the main impediments to the development of psi abilities or telepathy?

FlinxTravellorPsi SigmaPsiFlinx:  I think the most important aspect is the variety of the skills involved. For example, some people are able to read the future through the medium of tarot cards. However, others can use intuition to achieve the same result. While these appear to be at least superficially the same talent, but there are obviously some differences between these  abilities which make them work for some people but not for others.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   It is obvious that there must be some genetic element to your abilities.

FlinxTravellorPsi SigmaPsiFlinx:  Yes my genetic code was highly modified experimentally. The church has since prescribed any such changes or alterations to the Human or  Thranx genetic code. The penalties are severe for any entities unwise enough to become involved in such work. And I believe with good reason.

While these developments have been highly successful with myself, I believe that there have been  many others where such modifications have been much less successful and even detrimental.

While genetics is of course very important in the development of these abilities, I believe there are however many factors involved. For example, unsurprisingly education and training is an important facet to the development of these abilities. Currently, each person must develop these abilities for themselves and this is very difficult.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Yes it is possible that there may be epigenetic modifications and even many environmental factors which alter the development of psi abilities. For example, while genes undoubtedly influence tissue growth, it is possible that cell growth control and cell growth modifications by external factors may also be important in the development of these abilities. I suppose only time in research may tell.

FlinxTravellorPsi SigmaPsiFlinx:  Yes, that is likely true. However these abilities are probably not rare within the human population. It is likely though that their optimal development requires substantial modification of natural human growth.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Yes, for example it has been noted that if unbelievers are in the presence of people exercising psi abilities, these abilities may fail. It would appear that the unbelievers may well be exercising some latent psi abilities which block psi abilities in others. How these factors interact is likely to be very complex.

FlinxTravellorPsi SigmaPsiFlinx:   I leave you now Kinkajou to continue my travels.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Thank you indeed, (says Kinkajou rubbing the red hair evident in the psychic presence for good luck)



Alan Dean Foster


Flinx Series


Alan Dean Foster


Flinx Series


Alan Dean Foster


Flinx Series


KinkajouMed Kinkajou interviews SigmaPsiRiddick

Kinkajou Kinkajou: 

RiddickPatrolLoneWolf SigmaPsiRiddick:  I see you young alien. Come forth!

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Forgive me Sir. I merely wished to interview you so my associates could understand you better. A fragment of your time would be gratefully received.

RiddickPatrolLoneWolf SigmaPsiRiddick:  I sensed your presence. A good warrior has an almost sixth sense about these things. If one is able to anticipate, one is able to prepare for and to cope with the exigencies arising from conflict. I think it is the mark of a true warrior.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Do you think this could be a kind of Sigma psi talent?

RiddickPatrolLoneWolf SigmaPsiRiddick:  Perhaps. Although many of my abilities are physical (endurance, strength and intelligence), is my psi sense that is perhaps most important in keeping me alive. It is so much a part of me that I am almost unaware of its presence until difficulties arise.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   I noticed that you have the capacity to operate a spaceship. Can you tell us something about your understanding of spaceship technologies?

RiddickPatrolLoneWolf SigmaPsiRiddick:  Achieving orbit is the single most important factor enabling colonisation of planets within the galaxy. When I was on the planet with “pitch black aliens”, I was forced to work with others to recover the nuclear fuel cells needed to operate our space vehicle.

Energy density here is the key. I have seen in early Earth history how much mass is required to launch a rocket into orbit. We would not be able to travel to the galaxy without mastering the ability to attain orbit.

Energy density is crucial because it enables the enhancement of thrust from rockets using minimal exhaust mass. A spaceship at launch has essentially the same mass as a spaceship in orbit due to the use of “high energy dense” power sources to provide propulsion.

RiddickPatrolLoneWolf SigmaPsiRiddick:  I must leave you now as I sense that others seek me.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Fair thee well.


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Movie: Pitch Black



Movie: Pitch Black


Clairvoyance Clairvoyance

KinkajouMed Kinkajou interviews SigmaPsiHalmyrach, Abbod of Amel
(Frank Herbert: The God Makers)

AbbodPsiResearcher SigmaPsiHalmyrach, Abbod of Amel:   Ah, Kinkajou I sense that you are using aspects of psi, notably Sigma Psi communications to access my plane of existence.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Thank you indeed Abbod Halmyrach. I would be very grateful if you could lecture to us on some of your knowledge on the aspects of Psi.

AbbodPsiResearcher SigmaPsiHalmyrach, Abbod of Amel:  It is said young Kinkajou, that the wise man prays once a week and studies Psi every day. This simple statement is the crux of my world. My focus on the Psi powers is in their use in religion and the creation of Gods. I believe every sapient creature needs a religion of some kind. For too long Psi has existed as a science which cannot be analysed or understood.

I believe this is not true.

As the mythological glossary developed our first understanding of psi, a transformation of human involvement occurred. Out of the grimoire came curiosity and the translation of fear into experiment. Men dared to explore this terrifying frontier with the analytical tools of the mind. From these largely unsophisticated gropings, arose the first pragmatic handbooks out of which we developed religious Psi.


Anyone who’s ever felt their skin crawl with the electrifying awareness of an unseen presence knows the primary sense of Psi. The earliest religious Psi sensations came upon mankind from primitive emotional associations with false realities such as in Incubai, Witches, Warlocks and Sabbats.

These associations are bred into our emotional make up. Our kind has a strong tendency to revert to some of these old mistakes in times of fear or pressure.

Those who seek knowledge for the sake of reward, yea even to the knowledge of Psi, repeat the errors of the primitive religions. Knowledge gained out of fear or hope of reward holds you in a basket of ignorance.

Thus the ancients learned to falsify their lives.

We encourage this simple and heartfelt pursuit of knowledge for the sake of knowledge, understanding for the sake of understanding. It is only by being open to new ideas and new concepts that we can expand our consciousness. To learn and to seek is paramount. When a wise man does not understand, he says “I do not understand”.

The fool and the uncultured are ashamed of their ignorance. They remain silent when a question could bring wisdom.

To understand Psi and religious Psi takes commitment and open-mindedness. The teacher who does not learn from the students does not teach. There is so much to learn and it is so complex that the understanding of Psi demands long-term commitment. The language of Psi is not the language of the world of reality.

Symbols, abstracts and oblique references are common. And all these are filtered through individual consciousness presenting a different picture to each person who may experience an event.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Yes indeed. This is what makes Sigma Psi communications so difficult. I think you Abbod for your short words.

Seeing The World as it Is
Seeing The World as it Is



Herbert, Frank

Halmyrach, Abbod of Amel

The Godmakers

KinkajouMed Kinkajou interviews SigmaPsiSaruman of “Lord of the Rings” fame (J. R. Tolkien)

KinkajouKinkajou: I note the incredible living diversity of your world and your use of magic to dominate it. Tell us something of these technologies.

SarumanWizardPsi SigmaPsiSaruman the Wizard:  Orcs have been the easiest organisms to bio sculpt into new forms. . The dark Lord of Mordor first raised Orcish armies that he developed as a travesty of the elven forms. I myself furthered the development of a number of “great” Orcs and adapted them to riding steeds – the Vaarg. This gave my warriors much greater reach and mobility.

I had believed at the time that if I was able to develop better soldiers than the dark Lord himself, I would be able to dominate any conflict between us, (Psi powers notwithstanding).

There is in this world a long history of gene engineering of our lifeforms. The elves cured the Ents of their dumbness long ago, and that was a great gift that cannot be forgotten. The ways of the Ents and the elves have however parted since. I was once very familiar with the Ents and travelled extensively through their domain. When issues arose they would confront these, and attempt to cure them root and branch.

Once many of these trees were my friends, creatures I had known from nut and acorn. Many had voices of their own, that are lost forever now. Unfortunately, the nature of conflict is to make one harder.

In the early days, few would see what I was up to. I was plotting to become a power. I had a mind of metal and wheels and began not to care for growing things except as far as they serve me for the moment.

The goblins were also a genetic development from the dwarves. They were of greater stature, squat and dark eyed with thick legs and hands. They were also genetically adapted to become a warrior people. A tool of conquest.

What is surprising is the ease with which these developments were initiated and undertaken. The process yielded surprising and rapid developments and the differentiation of new species. New species which were however much more malleable and controllable to the power of Psi.

And this was the purpose underlying the development of these warrior peoples. Not simple soldiers. But soldiers that could be controlled, imbued with terror from a mind of power and bent to one’s will when the occasion should arise.

Kinkajou Kinkajou: I’m surprised that you developed a Psi connection with so many creatures with whom you felt so little in common.

SarumanWizardPsi SigmaPsiSaruman the Wizard:  My greatest gift I believe is my voice and the Psi power with which I could imbue it. Whenever I spoke none that stood within hearing were unmoved. All who heard me, knew that it was inevitable that they should make an alliance with me. But such power and influence can be fragile. The intercession of another mind of power can easily break this fantasy like a puff of smoke.

To communicate with the power of Psi and without speech is also possible. I remember a friend telling me that they saw me come. Although I did not speak words and words could not be heard, a message was delivered. They just looked and they understood. And it is with these gifts, that it is possible to dominate a world.

Clairvoyance Clairvoyance

Kinkajou Kinkajou: I thought the dark Lord had a much greater command of Psi powers/magic than anyone else?

SarumanWizardPsi SigmaPsiSaruman the Wizard:  He did craft the rings of power. However, he lost much of his own self in the creation of these instruments.


  • Three rings for the Elven kings under the sky,
  • Seven for the dwarf Lords in the halls of stone,
  • Nine for mortal men doomed to die,
  • One for the dark Lord on his dark throne,
  • In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie,
  • One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
  • One ring to bring them all and with darkness bind them,
  • In the land of Mordor, where the shadows lie.

However, many creatures are able to acknowledge and recognise the spells and magic of Psi. For example, my Orc warriors would often despoil the enemies they had defeated. However they would fear to keep the knives, knowing them for what they were – works of Westernesse, wound about with spells for the bane of the agents of Mordor.

Kinkajou Kinkajou: As I see it, Psi is used for mental communication and this has even developed into an instrument of mental control. Probably the most interesting development that I can see in your era is the use of Psi mechanisms. I think these are best known to us as “magic”. To be able to use a Psi program reliably to create effects in the physical world, is truly a magnificent development in Psi.

In our world, our peoples still grope for an understanding of Psi. To be able to execute military grade Psi instruction sets capable of injuring or influencing through the medium of physical artefacts invested with Psi “ magic”, is an incredible achievement, far in advance of any technology existing in my own world.

It speaks of taking an unreliable and unpredictable force and shaping it to act with unerring precision. It is the “industrialisation” of Psi forces or Psi influences that is at stake here.

SarumanWizardPsi SigmaPsiSaruman the Wizard:  I think the reality is that our capacities have exceeded the attachment of Psi energies to physical objects. For example, the Nazgul who were originally the nine mortal men possessing rings of power are kept alive in the shadow world through the power of Psi.

They themselves become instruments for the focusing of Psi energies generating terror in their enemies. Often the terror of their coming would fill the enemy with madness. Our own forces unfortunately were affected often to some extent as well.

Kinkajou Kinkajou: Yes as I see it. Your world has crafted “industrialisation” of Psi into magic. No mean feat for what appears to be a simple agrarian bucolic people.

SarumanWizardPsi SigmaPsiSaruman the Wizard:  I must leave. Nasty nasty silvery light seeks me. Is it spies on me, it hurts my eyes. I seek to escape my prison. But the Ents have told me that until seven times the years in which I have tormented them have passed, they shall not tire of watching me.

Kinkajou Kinkajou: Thank you. The achievements of your era are truly worthy of notice. You are indeed a master craftsman, though to many you appear as an evil craftsman indeed. As is usual throughout human history, all too often scientific developments follow military necessity. And to this extent your world seems very much akin to my own.


Tolkien, J.R.R.

Saruman the Wizard

Lord of The Rings


Tolkien, J.R.R.

Saruman the Wizard

Lord of The Rings


Tolkien, J.R.R.

Saruman the Wizard

Lord of The Rings

KinkajouMed Kinkajou interviews SigmaPsiKelson Haldane – King of Gwynedd
(Katherine Kurtz – High Deryni)


Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Thank you for agreeing to talk to us about the importance of the Sigma Psi energies within your world. I understand that this technology is an integral part of your civilisation. What can you tell us about your knowledge?

KelsonKingPsi SigmaPsiKelson Haldane:    The magic of Sigma Psi is a measure of power.  Other people’s power – nothing more. It can create influence. For example, one of my opponent’s appeal is powerful only when he is nearby. After a few minutes, people flock to his side. But without his presence, the whole effect begins to dissipate.

 It is very tiring for the uninitiated. For example when you begin to exercise your mind, you find that within minutes you become so tired that you are able to keep your feet for another instant. It requires energy of a sort. The powers are not cumulative between two people, other than to bring one weak and untrained individual up to his full potential.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   How do you know that you may possess the sensitivity to influence Sigma Psi energies?

KelsonKingPsi SigmaPsiKelson Haldane:  One easy test is your ability to cause an effect within a Shiral crystal. Shiral has long been known in occult circles for its sensitivity to the psychic energies associated with the Deryni bloodline. (The Deryni are humans who genetically possess the potential to influence Sigma Psi – in effect, humans who possess the ability to do magic).

You can see that as I hold this crystal in my hand – it glows gently. Only a small amount of concentration is necessary to activate crystal if one has the power. But the exercise of these energies is still a matter of choice and determination. In the same way that one breathes – one can also choose (at least for a time), not to breathe.


Wizard of Old Wizard of Old

Wizard of Old

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Can you describe some of the magics that you have seen?

KelsonKingPsi SigmaPsiKelson Haldane:  One of my acquaintances decided to try the water spell. As he began chanting the words of the incantation under his breath, water vapour condensed around him, like a miniature thunderstorm, complete with lightning. He closed his eyes and held his breath as the water scrubbed across his body – twitching slightly at the pleasure of the tame lightning bolts.

Then came the difficult part of this spell. Stripping the water and lightning away, he willed it together into a sphere before his chest, a tiny storm cloud crackling and spitting in the dim candlelight of the room. Then he manoeuvred it to the window to dump it.

A surprisingly complex spell, essentially just for the simple pleasure of bathing.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Are there any other capabilities of the magics of your world?

KelsonKingPsi SigmaPsiKelson Haldane:  Healing is another possible gift. The ancient records tell us little of the gifts of healing, but we do know that healing is one of the most difficult of all the Deryni powers to master and it requires greater concentration and energy to control.

There are many aspects of the magic of Sigma Psi. The ability to move one’s body ignoring the strictures of geography and space. The ability to communicate. The ability to empathise.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   I begin to wonder about miracles in modern times. One can imagine that they could often be explained or at least duplicated by some form of Sigma Psi magic.

Sigma Psi develops many human capacities. The technology of my era has developed many of the same capacities but through a different mechanism, that takes advantage of people who are unable to create these forms of energy. But yet in spite of all of our technology, there is still room for this one more unusual technology, which our people all stand in awe of. Thank you Kelson for sharing your experiences of the magic of your world.




Kurtz, Kathryn

Kelson Haldane King of Gwynedd


KinkajouMed Kinkajou interviews SigmaPsiAlvin Maker (Orson Scott Card – Seventh Son)

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Tell me something of the impact of the Sigma Psi senses upon your life.

AlvinPeasantPsi SigmaPsiAlvin Maker:     The Reverend in my village told me of the time when he first became aware of my gifts. What drew his attention was not any property of myself, but rather something about the people near to me. They were seen to keep me within their attention.

It was as if they were always aware of me, the way the cook at home had always been aware of the dog in the kitchen – never speaking to it, but stepping over it and around it without so much as pausing in his work.

And then there came another event. My parents felt that I had always been a clumsy boy. However, I always seem to live through scrapes that would kill an ordinary child.

The reverend said he saw the impact of a fracturing centre ridge pole of the building the community was constructing, as if it were a blinding flash of light. He knelt to look at the wood of the ridge pole beam.

He noticed it was cut as smooth as if the wood had grown that way, just exactly enough to miss me standing beneath it. The boy’s sized channel in the middle of the wooden beam had simply disappeared, vanished in a momentary flash of fire that left my head and both ends of the wood as hot as coals, yet not marked or seared in any way.

This was the first inkling that others may have had that I possessed powers.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Could you use your powers to communicate with others?

AlvinPeasantPsi SigmaPsiAlvin Maker:  At one time in my life I had a kind of agreement with the roaches. They could get into anything they wanted if it was on the floor, but they didn’t climb into my bed and they didn’t climb onto my stool. In return, I never stomped them with my feet.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Unusual. Have you ever used Sigma Psi energies for other purposes?

AlvinPeasantPsi SigmaPsiAlvin Maker:  Indeed. The use of these energies for healing is difficult and complex. When I was a child I had a serious accident. The patch of skin on the bad leg that my mama had sewn on was pretty much dead, and just threatening to or even perhaps beginning to rot. I knew what it needed though, if any part of it was to live.

I found the mashed off ends of the arteries around the wound and began to urge them to grow, just the way I made cracks travel through stone. The stone was easy compared to this, to make a crack in stone it just had to go, that’s all. The living flesh was slower to do what I wanted and pretty soon I gave up on all but the strongest arteries.

I began to see how it was, using bits and pieces of this and that to build with. A lot was happening that is far too small and fast and complicated for me to get hold of with my mind. But I could get my body to free up what the arteries needed in order to grow.

I could send them where they were needed and after a while the arteries linked up with the rotted tissue. It took some doing, but I finally found the ends of the shrivelled damaged arteries and linked them up with the new arteries. It sent blood flowing into this sewn on patch of damaged tissue.

I had discovered that I could use my talents for healing.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   In my world, many talk of the use of healing energy. However, I understand how difficult it must be to deal with the microscopic and the complex. I feel perhaps one day a blend of human computerised machines may well be able to direct healing and cell repair to augment human life.

Can sigma Psi assist this? Only if it can be made to perform reliably and on command and with specific direction or structure. A tall order at our current level of understanding.



Card, Orson Scott

Alvin Maker

The Seventh Son

KinkajouMed Kinkajou interviews SigmaPsiTeray (Octavia Butler: PatternMaster)

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Thank you Teray for agreeing to talk to me. I understand that in your world the use of Sigma Psi energies is very routine and in fact essential to your continued survival. Can you tell me what it is like to be embedded within the Sigma Psi energy matrix?

TerayPatternmasterPsi SigmaPsiTeray:   When embedded, I seem bottomless. Only as a point of light, I see myself in the mental universe. I discovered that I could change my point of view without seeming to move. I was suddenly able to see members of the Pattern, not as starlike points of light, but as luminescent threads.

I could see whether threads wound together into slender cords, into ropes, and into great cables. I can see where the cables join, where they combined and twisted together to form a vast sphere of brilliance, a core of light that is like a sun formed of many suns itself. That core where all people come together is where the PatternMaster rests.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Can you use the Pattern in other ways, than just perceiving your compatriots?

TerayPatternmasterPsi SigmaPsiTeray:  Absolutely. Clever PatternMasters choose their house members not only for their skill and strength, but for their compatibility within the Pattern. The pattern is a vast network of mental links that join every Patternist with the PatternMaster.

Its first purpose is to give the PatternMaster the strength needed – strength drawn from the link from the Patternists – to combat large-scale Clayark attacks.

In daily life, the Pattern is more often used to judge roughly the mental strength of other Patternists and to judge more precisely their compatibility.

Also it can be used as a detection grid. Normally any Patternist wandering away from buildings of his Housemasters state, spreads his awareness like a canopy around him. The moment that canopy – spreading perhaps 100 m around – touches a human -sized creature, the Patternist is warned.

Fortunately our enemies, the primitive and alien Clayarks, possess none of our mental abilities and have to depend entirely on their physical senses. Without our connection to the energies of the Sigma Psi pattern, we would never be able to survive contact with such hostile and inimical foes.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Can you give an example of how the Pattern may be used offensively?

TerayPatternmasterPsi SigmaPsiTeray:  I remember travelling with my friend and companion, Amber. We came into contact with Clayarks. We linked and I channelled Amber’s strength into my own. Then, with my power almost doubled, I reached out to the Clayarks.

Within one of them, I located a large artery that led directly from the heart. I memorised its position so that I could find it quickly in the other Clayarks. Then I ruptured the artery. The Clayark stumbled to the ground clawing at his chest.

A good housemaster in combining the skills and strengths of all the members of his house, has significantly more power at their disposal. This makes them the deadly fighting machines that the Clayarks fear, when the house members are chosen carefully for their compatibility in combining with the housemaster.

However, Amber showed me that this was an inefficient use of the Sigma Psi energies. She showed me how her sweeps of pattern energy turned the Clayark’s own brains against them.

She used the energy to stimulate sudden massive disruptions of the neural activities. The breathing centres in their brains were paralysed. Their hearts ceased to beat and the blood circulation stopped. They died almost literally as though they had been struck by lightning.

However, the Sigma Psi energies must be used carefully. The only people we can hope to kill by just mindlessly throwing our mental strength at them, are mutes and other Patternists. Killing the Clayarks requires the use of focused and specifically applied energies, the talent being to kill quickly with minimal energy use.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Thank you Teray, for your insight on the use of the Sigma Psi energies by your people. I appreciate your assistance in understanding the roles that the Sigma Psi energies have been sued by the people of the future.




Butler, Octavia





KinkajouMed Kinkajou interviews SigmaPsiLensman Simms (EE Doc Smith: The Lensman series)

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Your whole world seems frightening. And Sigma Psi Energy lies at the heart of the conflicts of your world and Galaxy. Tell us how the situation came about!

LensmanPsiOfficer SigmaPsiLensman Simms:    There are two main intelligences that have created our world.

The Arisians, especially after atomic energy freed them from physical labour – devoted themselves more and ever more intensively to the exploration of the limitless possibilities of the mind. Carefree, busy, absorbedly intent, the Arisian mentalities roamed throughout space.

The second intelligences were the Eddorians. The Eddorian minds were of tremendous latent power. Had they known of the existence of their opposition (the Arisians), it was practically certain that they would have been able to develop powers and mechanisms by the use of which, they would negate every effort of the Arisians. They would then hurl them out of this, their native region of space and time.

The Arisians believed that they needed time to develop a counter to the threat. They believed that given time, they would succeed. They created the “Lenses”. They believed that despite their own utmost efforts at self-development, they could not prevail directly.

They would have to breed new intelligences or sapients and to evolve them on planets still in the process of formation, at this early age of the galaxy. These races would be tremendously more capable than even the Arisians themselves and would succeed them as guardians of civilisation.

The Eddorians eventually did come to be aware of the evolving lifeforms. They assigned one of their Inner Circle to be sure to prevent the progression of the developing civilisations on Sol 3, Rigel 4, Valantia 3 and Palan 7.

This intelligence believed that since the peoples in question were as yet of low intelligence, capable of animating a single form of flesh at a time, that he could handle the suppression of all of these budding civilisations by himself without the help and cooperation of the others.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   So did he succeed?

LensmanPsiOfficer SigmaPsiLensman Simms:    All of civilisations did fall. But close study would show that the general level of the mind and hence strength was rising. The trend was ever upward, each peak and valley in higher than its predecessors.

And the Arisians’s plan was that when the indicated level had been reached – the level at which the efficient use of a “Lens” would become possible – they (the Arisians) would allow themselves to become known to the Eddorians. They would then engage them at every point.

Initially they feared that the enemy may discover them at an early stage, before they were ready to engage them. It was a possibility that the enemy would be able to deduce the presence of the Arisians by the process of logic alone.

This thought was particularly disturbing because a rigid statistical analysis of the occurrences on the four planets would show that circumstances could not possibly have developed purely by chance. With such an analysis as a starting point, the mind of even moderate ability would visualise the Arisians practically in toto.

However, such a possibility was an anathema to the Eddorians. To even admit that intelligences rivalling theirs were even possible, was not a possibility that could even be faintly contemplated.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   So the Arisians unveiled their “Lenses” after eons of genetic development of their mental progeny across the galaxy? What did they do?

SigmaPsiLensman Simms:    The Arisians told us that where any lens was, there can an Arisian be, if he so desires.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   So these lenses, act like a form of “crystallised psychic energy”? They can “lens” or control psychic power. You’d think that you would become more afraid of their possibilities every moment.

LensmanPsiOfficer SigmaPsiLensman Simms:    The Lens is a perfect identification. Since no two entities ever had the same abilities, no two lenses ever have the same qualities. It enhances your ability to become a perfect telepath and has other properties as well. It allows perfect communication. Any information no matter how encrypted, can be perceived and understood.

Strictly speaking a Lens has no real power of its own – it merely concentrates, amplifies and renders available whatever powers are possessed by its’ wearers. You still need to develop your own powers and abilities.

Kinkajou Kinkajou:   Awesome! A device to enhance psychic powers and ability. In many ways similar to the device that underpins the medium of Sigma Psi communications. The mental sciences of your era would seem to be all encompassing. However, the lenses and psychic powers in general can be tools for good or evil, for cooperation or control, for growth or destruction.

As always, it is the people who define the destiny they seek to attain and the people who define their tools in reaching their destiny. The ability to cooperate and to work with others, is a broad path to a destiny that many people (using the term loosely even for aliens like the Eddorians), using “cooperation” as a tool that can achieve a destiny beyond the capacity of any individual.

Hard to believe that there can be beings devoid of the ability to cooperate, seeking only domination and control.




Smith, E. E. 'Doc'

Lensman Simms

Lensman Series: First Lensman