Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

Hot-air balloons were not a bunch of hot air

hot air balloonThe Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, originated circa 1660.

Two-hundred and thirty years ago, Benjamin Franklin, inventor and politician in newly founded America, wrote a letter to Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society in Britain, telling him about an upcoming first-time manned flight.

For people to fly was ridiculous, basically impossible to Joseph Banks and he poo-pooed the idea of flight as he spoke with his fellow members of the Society. To even consider the idea was a waste of time and thought.


Thinkers in the Royal Society, even established scientists, were influenced by Joseph Banks, and didn’t pursue the idea of flight. But, a few intrigued, courageous people quietly looked into it.

The French were the first to put man in flight via hot air balloons. And, they did so successfully. November 19, 1783, Pilotre de Rozier and Marquis d’Arlande rose and traveled through air.

Manned flight was so amazing, it blew people’s minds. They wondered if they could hook the hot-air balloon up to their plows and reduce the need for more horses.

Obviously, the physics behind balloon flight wasn’t totally understood. But, flight still happened.

The science behind Mind-healing may not be totally understood, but it still happens. Nothing can stop the laws of life, truth, and love from being manifest in health and happiness.


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