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Q. Hello Dr. Wood. Please tell us how old you are and where you
A. I am 88 years old, and I was born in Sacramento CA in 1917.
Q. What can you tell us that
stands out in your mind during that time?
A. As a developing fetus I learned a lot about world problems. In
1917 when I was in my mother’s womb, I remember my mother worked
as a political activist for the Socialist Party in the USA. My father,
her husband, was a leader in the California Republican Party. She
had to stop making public statements, but my Dad okayed her to participate
in prayer meetings at churches.
Q. At that time there was
no credible source to substantiate this phenomena of memory in the
womb, is that correct?
A. Yes, that is correct. In this decade, though, there are numerous
documentations on this topic. The articles in the magazine published
by IONS in Petaluma,
CA, listed below are examples:
“Creativity Begins in the Womb,” SHIFT Magazine: At
the Frontiers of Consciousness, March-May 2005;
Anne, “Nurturing the Possible,” SHIFT Magazine: At the
Frontiers of Consciousness, March-May 2005.
Over the years, I have done
a considerable amount of research on this and how when I was three
years old I lost the ability of my brain to communicate with my
soul from the severance of my foreskin that removed thousands of
Q. Today there are many doctors
and scholars who openly oppose circumcision and you believe it is
one of the major contributors of the collapse of our civilization?
Q. Did you serve in the War
(World War II)?
A. In an unusual way. In 1939 when I was a senior in college, I had
a job at Berkeley (University of California at Berkeley) as a radiation
technician. I worked with rare gases and potentially dangerous explosives.
This gave me the confidence to understand the seriousness of what
was to come later.
In the beginning of the 1940s,I worked under military house arrest
(for security reasons with regard to microwave radar research at MIT).
(The radar) stopped Hitler’s attempt to cross the English Channel
three times. The military house arrest lasted for 11 months.
Dr. Papp, years later, used
the same rare gases that blew up on me in 1939 (at a UC Berkeley lab),
and burnt down one end of the cyclotron building on the Berkeley campus.
For details on the Papp Machine, see references in the magazine Atlantis
Q. And then you married?
A. Yes, in 1942 I married. I had two sons. One born in 1945 Fred the
IV, and the second, Peter, was born in 1948. I was married for 40
years. My wife passed away in 1982.
Q. During that time you worked
A. That’s correct. I started working for IBM in 1952, and worked
for them for 27 years. One of the most significant experiences I had
had through my years with IBM was that IBM management was very hostile
to the ethical views I had. Jewish people were very hostile towards
me when they discovered I worked for IBM. Some of them showed me pictures
of the president of IBM with Hitler, negotiating the sale or leasing
of IBM computers (to Nazi Germany) to compute priorities for killing
each Jew in the ghettos of Europe.
The henchmen of the ruling class. I want the people to understand
how crooked our system can be, and how it dominates.
Q. I understand you were
involved with resisting the efforts of “The Unamerican Activity
Committee” to suppress the public discussion of many political
interests, the McCarthy Investigation?
A. In 1954, two years after I was working for IBM, I was the treasurer
of the San Jose Unitarian Church. (NB: As a Church officer, Fred helped
defend the Church against the McCarthy inquiry.)
Q. Where did you get your
A. At UC Berkeley in 1953.
Q. Is this where you were
introduced to Maxwell’s Equations?
A. It was in my sophomore year in college. I found an additional root
(to Maxwell’s Equations of Electromagnetics) that I was suppressed
from speaking out about. It was at this time that I realized the Third
Root of Maxwell’s Equations provided the basis for communication
between the brain and the soul, thus (with the suppression) preventing
the knowledge and understanding of the masses (of) the connection
this root has to the connection of our brain and soul.
(Such) Electromagnetic waves do exist. I made the hypotheses in 1956
in a paper that I wrote for a presentation in London about the electromagnetic
fields. I also presented a paper in Havana on the same topic on how
this root contains energy from the quantum vacuum that correlates
directly to the human formation of moral values.
Q. What is your involvement
with the development of systems theory?
A. In the late 1930s, I became acquainted with a group in Austria
that (was) developing a theory of unified sciences. Ludwig von Bertalanfy
came to America where we worked together to organize an American group
called the Society for the Promotion of General Systems Theory. The
IRS denied our request for non-profit status. With the help of IBM,
we changed the application to the (Society for General Systems Research).
By 1954, the (SGSR) had annual meetings looking at the progress of
General Systems Theory, which is still (operating) today (as the International
Society for the Systems Sciences). They are having a meeting in Sonoma
CA in July 2006.
Q. After your recounting
of the suppression of the true understanding of the theory of Maxwell’s
Equations, the opposing of the Loyalty Oath, and collaboration with
the development of systems theory, how would you sum up your life’s
A. In 1971, I started research on the rise and fall of civilization.
I prepared a one page summary in graphic form to illustrate the major
conclusions of the historians working with (Arnold) Toynbee.
By Using systems theory, I am trying to establish a more scientific
base on how the scientific analysis exists about the third root of
the partial differential equations of electricity and magnetism and
the “soul” in religion.
See how people are suppressed,
by the henchmen of the ruling class, I felt that I needed to do something
to help our civilization head off the descent to “friendly or
Q. What brought you to Flagstaff?
A. The Planet X controversy in which the concealed information on
the path of Planet X might lead to an amplifying tsunami that could
wipe out the San Francisco Bay Area led me to pick Flagstaff as a
safer place to live.
Q. What do you foresee for
the future of our civilization?
A. For our civilization to survive, we must solve two problems:
First we must develop an understanding of the relationship of the
“soul” and “third order electromagnetic waves.”
Second we must develop a Leontiev Matrix of the world economic system
that leads to decisions consistent with policies that are consistent
with scientific knowledge of how our planet works.
I am working on the first problem and could use some help.
(On the second problem, Dr. Wood referenced Lester Brown of the Earth
Policy Institute, Washington DC, and the book “PLAN B
2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and A Civilization in Trouble,”