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Periodical: The Flaming Sword

Summary: From Pat Deveney's database:

Flying Saucer News.
1955--1963? Monthly
New York, NY.
Publisher: Flying Saucer News Company.
Editor: James S. Rigberg, Ms.D., D.D., editor and publisher, Margaret Lecen, art editor.
1/1, March 1955-1963 (?) 16-48 pp., 25-35 cents an issue, $2.00-$2.50 a year -- or obtainable free of charge for members of the Flying Saucer News Club of America ($2.00-$5.00 a year dues), who also received a 10 percent discount on merchandise.

The journal was originally typewritten on 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 paper, reproduced and stapled, and contained articles, news, reports of meetings and short UFO-themed fiction. As photocopying became more available, the journal increasingly published copies of letters, newspaper articles, and photographs. It contained original articles on UFOs, interviews with authors and those who had seen (or been abducted by) the saucers, and promotion of various saucer-clubs and lectures. This was the long running work of James Sylvester Rigberg, Ms.D., D.D. (1914- ), the head of the Flying Saucer News Club. He ran a bookstore on Third Avenue and then on West 45th Street and Ninth Avenue, specializing in the occult and New Age, under the name The Flying Saucer Bookstore, which was run by Rigberg and his wife, Margaret. The journal initially carried advertisements for Rigberg's own "metaphysical" books and poetry, and for a complete line of UFO books, but current New Age advertisements soon came to provide the majority of the journal: the Prophecies of Nostradamus, the Buddhist UFO Research Center (Sungma Tenzing Lama c/o Dickhoff-Ufologist), the Hypno-Spiral Machine sold by Academy of Applied mental Sciences, the College of Divine Metaphysics in Indianapolis (degrees of Ps.D., Ms.D., and D.D. -- which may account for the degrees listed after Rigberg's name), "Universal Psychic Science" (half price certificates in scientific mediumship, spiritual healing, practical metaphysics, etc.), Grapho-Analysis, "Lucky Lady Perfume ("Helps to attract the one you want!"), Robert Ernst Dickhoff, Ph.D., The Martian Alphabet and Language, "Psychic Dominance," The Brotherhood of the White Temple (Doreal), "Be Your Own Astrologer," "Controlled Reincarnation" (taught by the Druids in Wheatridge, Colorado), Egyptian Fortune Telling Cards (no sales tax), Hypnotism Revealed, Oahspe, The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, and a complete line of "Herbs, Oils, Powders, Curios, Candles, Incense, Planchettes, Ouija Boards, Crystal Balls," etc. In its heyday the journal is said to have had a circulation of about 1,000. To encourage distribution, Rigberg offered a free subscriptions to aliens -- who came in person to take him up on the offer. Rigberg also published The International Flying Saucer Directory (1956). Ohio State University.

Issues:Flying Saucer News Mar 1955
Flying Saucer News Apr 1955
Flying Saucer News May 1955
Flying Saucer News Jul 1955
Flying Saucer News Aug 1955
Flying Saucer News Sep 1955
Flying Saucer News Jan 1956
Flying Saucer News Jul 1958
Flying Saucer News Oct 1958
Flying Saucer News Aug 1961
Flying Saucer News Oct 1962
Flying Saucer News Jun 1963
Flying Saucer News Dec 1963

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