Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Late Great Doc E

 

Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann

Public Obituary

Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann was born in Peking, China in 1924 to an American mother and an Austrian father. He passed away on October 19, 2020 and is survived by his wife, six children, and fourteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Jane. He served in the Navy during WW II as a pilot and navigator, receiving a Purple Heart. He was discharged with honor.

Dr. Enzmann came to the USA for the first time at the age of five. He grew up in Massachusetts and Maine. He earned doctorates in medicine and geology and attained three master’s degrees. He conducted geological work all over the world, especially in Southwest Africa. He authored several books; his translations of ice age inscriptions were published in 2013. Dr. Enzmann is best known for his work in the pre-NASA space and military weapons industry, working with Drs. Goddard, Bussard, and von Braun, to lay the foundation for landing men on the Moon. He worked for Beryllium Corp, Avco, and Raytheon, and taught at several Boston universities.

A Great Man Is Gone

Our Memorial to Doc E

On Tuesday, October 19, 2020 the world lost one of the most intelligent minds to have lived in centuries. Dr. Enzmann is now preserved in Suspended Animation, at a cryogenics facility in Detroit. One day, he told us, he will be cloned or even revived, providing that humanity has defeated old age. At least this was his hope in life.

Robert Duncan-Enzmann was born in Peking, China at a time just before the electrification of the city, before the introduction of the motorcar. His father, Ernst von Enzmann, was an officer in Franz Josef’s army. He escaped from prison in Siberia by walking to China; his mother, Florence Goodman was a native of Maine, USA. As a Johns Hopkins graduate she was on the Peking Union Medical College staff. Ernst and Florence met there and married.

 

Robert attended British Embassy schools where he was taught reading, writing, composition, arithmetic (emphasizing mental computation), history, astronomy, and navigationally based geography. The school regularly exchanged students with France and Germany beginning with Kindergarten.

 

He has achieved degrees in engineering, physics, medicine, and law, and has geological experience on every continent. He is fluent in many languages, including English, Chinese, German, Arabic, and French. He can also read several ancient languages. Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann’s extensive travel, education, and knowledge of languages were of great benefit to his life-long effort translating ice age inscriptions, which were published in 2013. His accomplishments in planetology and space mission planning are too numerous to list.

 

Doc E lived almost one hundred years. He witnessed a century of technological advance, from life without electricity to landing men on the Moon. He saw the invention of the light bulb, the radio, television, cars, computers, missiles, rockets, and space shuttles. He worked with von Braun to develop the most powerful engine ever devised – the Saturn Five.

What is best known in Doc E’s portfolio is perhaps the Enzmann Starship. An interstellar ship based on a design that Dr. Bussard and Dr. Enzmann worked on – the Orion – Dr. Enzmann’s starship advanced the Orion’s capabilities to that of interstellar travel. Yet, what is not as well known about Dr. Enzmann is the vast area of influence his knowledge had on our world. In some circles he was known as the Missile Lord, as his work in weapons and radar has resulted in an unparalleled military capability to defend our nation.

One of the most outstanding achievements was his development of the APChE (Automated Program Checkout Equipment) program for prelaunch. Applied to the Patriot Missile, it is now used to launch everything that leaves the planet. FREA published an article about this in ENDEAVOR (spring 2019 premier issue, page 12).

Another area of knowledge that will continue to enrich humanity is his expertise in history. His magnum opus, which FREA intends to complete for him, is to combine all known history timelines into one. From astronomical events to zoological evolution, Doc E has notes, lists, timelines, images, and documents which will be merged into one manuscript. He explained that this is the only way to correct accounts of history that are contradicted by other accounts, and to fill in the gaps in our knowledge of Earth’s complete history.

The histories of astronomical events, geological events, agriculture, human and animal migrations, sociology, religion, animal life, oceanography, climatology, tools, housing, medicine, pottery, hunting and fishing, weapons, navigation, and much more have all been researched and detailed notes taken. Not only will FREA compile and publish the manuscript, but we have invested in an online timeline which allows entry of events over millions of years, yet in detail of day and time when needed.

Included in the History Archive are the extensive documents generated by his work translating ice age inscriptions. Like the Rosetta Stone, these translations have opened our ability to read the pictorial language of 12,500 BC, and of those older and more recent. The same style of language was used in 16,000 BC at Altamira and is the foundation of much more recent languages. Ice Age Language, translations, vocabulary, and grammar was published in 2013.

Doc E earned a Doctorate in geology from Upsala University. He did field work on every continent, especially southwest Africa. This foundation made him valuable to the military and space tech industries, and he spent many years researching and creating beryllium, a substance with specific uses in both areas. FREA’s Museum Archive has many samples of his efforts to create this substance. Doc E understood that if we were to explore planets and asteroids, geology was an essential area of knowledge to have. So why did the USA wait until the last Moon landing to send a geologist?

In the Rhodes Fairbridge Encyclopedia of Geomorphology, Doc E published his Expanded Order Theory. It is a fundamental area of study for those interested in Cosmology.

Dr. Enzmann’s medical doctorate benefitted from his geological knowledge, especially that which pertained to the natural formation of hexagrams and pentagrams, which he said were valuable in diagnostic observation. This was the basis of his thesis, which FREA hopes to publish.

Doc E started writing at age five and has done so ever since. Educated in RAJ schools in China and Germany, he had many unusual interests for a young boy, one of which was rocket fuel. Taught math calculations done mentally, languages, and history, he gained an education taught by teachers who were in their 80s, who were also taught by teachers in their 80s – providing an education which covered two centuries of his teachers’ personal experience as well as the academic subjects. He learned King’s English in the RAJ schools and Chinese on the streets of Peking. By adulthood Doc E could read and or write over a dozen languages.

Doc E also told stories. Many stories. Some were about history, told as verisimilitudes, some were technological sci-fi. Some were about his life. Without these stories the Enzmann Universe would not exist.

His stories grew from the reality of his knowledge, his work, and his futurist vision. RealScience Fiction is based on hard, workable, feasible science. Doc E wants readers to immerse themselves in a possible world of starships, and his stories tell us what kind of life that would be. We offer these stories here, in the Enzmann Chronicles, for your enjoyment and inspiration. Starships could have been reality in our current century, had the powers that be allowed the Grand Design to manifest. Alas, they did not.

In story and in real life, Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann and Joanna Enzmann changed the face of our country – changed the face of the world. Their work in space engineering, missile defense, radar, and computer programming is the foundation of every rocket and missile that leaves the ground, and every defense against airborne attack. It is the foundation on which the USA sent men to the Moon.

Here is a brief list of his educational and professional accomplishments:

 

British Embassy School, Peking, China; WW II USNAC; AB Harvard; ScB Hon., London; Standard, MSc, Witwatersrand; Nat Sci Scholar; MIT course work; Royal Inst. Uppsala Swed.; PhD/MD Cuidad Juarez, Mex.; Pacific Radar: Greenland Gap-filler, Canada DEW-line; SAGE; Pacific PRESS; California ATLAS, BMEWS; ICBM; Kwajalein Atoll ICBM intercept; TRADEX; Mars Voyager; Cryptography.

At FREA our mission is to publish the vast amount of writing and imagery Doc E produced in his more than nine decades of life. The Archive contains not just his stories, but sciences and history as well – translations of ice age inscriptions, timelines, cosmology, astronomy, medicine, geology, radar, physics, mathematics, planetology, engineering, archaeology, and more.

The Archive also includes hundreds of objects from his life, his travels, and his work on every continent. FREA is founding a museum and gallery as part of the Enzmann Legacy.

His widow asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to the nonprofit that publishes Dr. Enzmann’s work: Foundation for Research of the Enzmann Archive, Inc.

Donations can be sent online via freafoundation.space or by PayPal to freafoundation@gmail.com. Checks can be mailed to 70 North Street, Grafton, MA 01519.


 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Genies, Djin, and Dust Devils


Compare the visual similarity of the dust devil to the manifesting Djin

The Djin is a popular character better known as a Genie. With roots as old as human records of desert phenomena, these legends are based on observation of dust devils. Ancient nomads watched sandstorms wander across the desert, and told of them in legend and story as they traveled. Their ability to magically give and take things likely stems from the sand's ability to cover up whole settlements, and to reveal what it covered long ago.

The Djin in esoteric myth is attributed to an Arabian tradition spirit formed of more subtle matter and of a higher order than humans. There are many kinds of Djin. Some say they are composed of air and were created thousands of years before humans, but like humans, will be destroyed at the last judgment. Djin are hard to kill and long-lived, but can be killed by comets flung from heaven and can kill each other. The Koranic tradition says they were created from fire and have fire in their veins. According to the Koran, Solomon employed them to help build his temple. During the spread of Christianity one could deduce that these myths became records of a culture that resisted conversion by the Church.The Bedouin  tribes say they are invisible demons. Local legends say the ancient city of Petra was haunted by Djin and was their home. At one time Bedouins killed outsiders to keep Petra a secret, perhaps to protect engineering knowledge used to move water around creating a productive oasis in the desert, and the techniques used by masons for building into the rock face.

Kings named Suleyman governed genies. According to legend they ruled the earth before the creation of Adam. One mythology records that the Djin battled the angels, lost, and were then forced to go to islands in the Arabian Gulf. Angels took a young Djin prisoner; his name was Iblis. He became their leader. When God said, “worship Adam”, the angels said “yes”, but Iblis refused. He was turned into a devil, leading the Shaytan Djin. Shaytan becomes Satan. Although not all Djin are evil, one defends against the evil ones with iron, as with European fairies. Djin are powerful spirits, which assume all kinds of shapes. They can appear as a beautiful woman, and have vertical slits for pupils. They can mate and have families. Male Djin may not marry human women, but female Djin can marry human men – the children of these unions appear human, but can fly, walk through walls, and have extreme longevity.

Folklore about Djin is an example of palimpsest by local cultures onto oral mythologies which have their roots in natural phenomenon. Placing the symbolism in context with historic and natural events helps to sort out and order the descriptions and legends surrounding the Djin. The beginnings of descriptions of a natural phenomenon became fable and legend, and as local fables were merged, the stories were added to.  Genies are a favorite character in contemporary stories and movies such as Aladdin.

Michelle Paula Snyder
Michelle Snyder is a professor of mythology, and an author, publisher, speaker, and artist. She  did her post-graduate research at the University of Wales, decoding ancient and prehistoric symbolism, mythology, folklore, and fairy tales.  Her artwork has appeared in galleries from Massachusetts to California. Michelle is co-owner of White Knight Studio.


Symbologist Michelle Snyder
Non-Fiction - Symbology:
Symbology: Decoding Symbols through History
Symbology: Fairy Tales Uncovered
Symbology: Art and Symbols
Symbology: Hidden in Plain Sight
Symbology: ReVision
Symbology: World of Symbols

Michelle Paula Snyder
Fiction – Fantasy Wonder Tales:
The Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time Lessons, First Book
Call of the Dragon and other Tales of Wonder
Tears of the Dragon and other Tales of Wonder
A Tale of Three Kingdoms, book one: The Lost Unicorn
 A Tale of Three Kingdoms, book two The Lost Mermaid 
A Tale of Three Kingdoms, book three The Lost Dragon

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Clipper Ships and Starships


R D Enzmann 1949
The Generation Ship is a timid concept. It is brave, and at the same time anguished, hesitant, and fearful. The Generation Ship can succeed, it can carry huddled masses in enormous arks across frontiers into new lands, onward to new and better lives.
I know all too well the timidity that plagues most people, the hesitation and the fear of venturing into new lands across distant horizons into frontier regions. Such people may be compared with the masses huddled within a multi-Generation Ship.
I have so often seen what appears to me as a “Huddled Masses” syndrome. I am (old?) enough to remember the introduction of the horseless carriage (the automobile “car”, or as in Sweden, “Bile”). It was resisted. I remember the resistance to locomotive (the iron horse) by a combination of entrenched businesses, ill tempered bellicose savants, and varied holy men. The use of electricity was a surprise. Its implementation swift, practical, economic, and wonderfully beneficial.
And yet, even the most timid will venture a little. Then a little more, and yet more: growing ever stronger, wiser, and more competent. Many have died, and many more will die in the future; some quietly, modestly scarcely seen, many variously struggling, and some magnificently, as the Greeks and Thermopylae in the east, and Syracuse in the west stood fast to change worlds history.
How different are the maps of coastal navigators and those who sail the great Mediterranean out of sight of land. How different again are the maps of sailors who challenged the mighty oceans of the world – the Atlantic, and a vast Pacific. How different were their ships.  The proud (sheer and lap-straked) Viking ships which could surge through the frightful seas and storms of the north Atlantic.  They are as different from the lesser Umiak as the proposed Echo-lance starships are from the interstellar multi-generation arks.
The magnificent Viking ships evolved into the unparalleled Yankee, English, and the European Clipper Ships.  I have sailed under canvas in an American Clipper ship, it is, it was, wonderful; superlatives fail me.  I can imagine the races between greyhound’s of the sea such as Thermopylae, the Cutty Sark, and others across the world.  Lance-like ships will - and must - evolve into equivalents of the Boeing 747.  The Clipper Ships were at home in, and sailed well in all oceans, as does the beautiful Boeing 747 in the air.
I have smelled the tar and oakum, listened to the musical tink, plinck, and resonant thump of mallets as men’s swarmed over the hull the clipper, caulking it.  I briefly work at it; how good lunch tasted then. I have walked in sailing lofts where women, children, and a few men stitched, hemmed, and edged, etc. the sails which would soon challenge the winds of Cape Horn. They created the sails upon which the lives of fathers, husbands, brothers, and friends would soon depend.  And often, the man who furled, hauled, tied, sometimes beat at sails with fists to loosen them, knew who had staged, cut, and even woven the fabric.  The sailor’s a knew who had made their ropes on the today forgotten rope-walks.  Quite often in old bath Maine a sailor would have been on a trip importing hemp and tar, worked on a rope-walk, and helped rig his own ship.
It is a great sight, a great moment, when a new launched ship, fully-found, is under the hand of a master mariner headed for blue water.  The devoted work of hundreds, for years, in the hands of one man – who in whole and/or in part holds their work, toil, hopes, hearts, and many of their lives.
The rollout of a new airplane is a treat.  It is even more delicious if you are part of the community that built it, for somewhat, but not quite like the sailing ship, the airplane is yours.  There are so many things to know and to be done in building an airplane.  At its best it demands care, great skill, and love, yet it is different from the Clipper Ship – perhaps the difference lies in the nature of the voyages.
I think it is the Starship – not the Generation Ship with its huddled legions - ships like the Echo-lance, moving almost the speed of light, with small, proud, independent crews, that will be most like the Clipper Ships.

Written by Doc E, provided by the Foundation for Research of the Enzmann Archive, Inc. (FREA) . For more on starships, search for the Enzmann Starship online and visit the Enzmann Starship blog. 


Michelle Paula Snyder
Michelle Snyder is a professor of mythology, and an author, publisher, speaker, and artist. She  did her post-graduate research at the University of Wales, decoding ancient and prehistoric symbolism, mythology, folklore, and fairy tales.  Her artwork has appeared in galleries from Massachusetts to California. Michelle is co-owner of White Knight Studio and founder of FREA.


Symbologist Michelle Snyder
Non-Fiction - Symbology:
Symbology: Decoding Symbols through History
Symbology: Fairy Tales Uncovered
Symbology: Art and Symbols
Symbology: Hidden in Plain Sight
Symbology: ReVision
Symbology: World of Symbols

Michelle Paula Snyder
Fiction – Fantasy Wonder Tales:
The Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time Lessons, First Book
Call of the Dragon and other Tales of Wonder
Tears of the Dragon and other Tales of Wonder
A Tale of Three Kingdoms, book one: The Lost Unicorn
 A Tale of Three Kingdoms, book two The Lost Mermaid 
A Tale of Three Kingdoms, book three The Lost Dragon

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Mothers

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, 1755-1842
Mothers are worshiped and feared, loved and resented, emulated and ignored. They are powerful storytellers, hard workers, and resilient human beings.  

Where would we be without mothers? Truth is, we wouldn't be. Mothers have been around since life began. Children are the hope of the future, and mothers bring forth children. A female’s ability to produce new life was worshiped as sacred in the oldest civilizations. The future of the human race depended - depends - upon this blessing.

Have you ever seen “cookie cutter” kids? You know, a mother with kids in tow, and they all look like mini versions of her, all copies of each other? What an amazing sight. Our hair, skin, and eye color all come from our inherited genetics. Likewise, centuries of cultural tradition and millennia of human behavior deposit genetic memories - images, symbols, called archetypes – which carry ghosts of culture and tradition. The oldest and perhaps most powerful of these symbols is the mother, a vision seen since life began. A mother’s love is said to be the most prevailing and powerful emotion.  

Inscriptions from 14,500 years ago, translated by Duncan-Enzmann, tell of mothers caring for children. Daughters were precious because they could produce life, assuring another generation and thus hope for the survival of the human race. Celebrations of Mother are found in ancient Greek and Roman festivals dedicated to the goddess Cybele. These festivals were in honor of motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” That is quite a responsibility. Today much of it lay with daycare mothers - but mothers none the less.

Scripture admonishes us to honor our mothers. An old holiday called Mothering Sunday was celebrated in Britain, a day the Church set aside during lent in which children returned to their home church, usually taking their mothers with them. In 1913, Miss Anna Jarvis instituted a day to be set aside in honor of motherhood, and since then Mothers’ Day has been celebrated both here and in Britain, eventually replacing Mothering Sunday. Mother-in-law day did not have the same success.

Today, Mothers’ Day honors love for and of mothers around the world. Husbands and children express appreciation for the endless flow of motherly love with symbols of affection: phone calls, cards, chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and framed pictures of the kids are among the most popular in the West. Taking Mom out to eat is traditional, relieving her of both cooking and cleaning up. Some children present Mom with handmade gifts or write poems for mom in cards they make. 

This Mother’s Day why not start a family tradition of your own, make a phone call, make a card, make a cake, but make it special. Be thankful for your mom - without her, you would not be. 



Happy Mother's Day, Mom. 

Michelle Paula Snyder
Michelle Snyder is a professor of mythology, and an author, publisher, speaker, and artist. She  did her post-graduate research at the University of Wales, decoding ancient and prehistoric symbolism, mythology, folklore, and fairy tales.  Her artwork has appeared in galleries from Massachusetts to California. Michelle is co-owner of White Knight Studio.


Symbologist Michelle Snyder
Non-Fiction - Symbology:
Symbology: Decoding Classic Images
Symbology: Decoding Symbols through History
Symbology: Fairy Tales Uncovered
Symbology: Art and Symbols
Symbology: Hidden in Plain Sight
Symbology: ReVision
Symbology: World of Symbols
Symbology: Secrets of the Mermaids

Michelle Paula Snyder
Fiction – Fantasy Wonder Tales:
The Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time Lessons, First Book
Call of the Dragon and other Tales of Wonder
Tears of the Dragon and other Tales of Wonder
A Tale of Three Kingdoms, book one: The Lost Unicorn
 A Tale of Three Kingdoms, book two The Lost Mermaid 
A Tale of Three Kingdoms, book three The Lost Dragon