Project Hermes

"The device is supposedly a reproduction of an ancient communication instrument - one form (there are several others) of what Dick Shaver called 'telaug' in his writings. Its main use by ancients was to communicate telepathically with others on the same 'here-living' plane. My information says, however, that it can also be used to communicate with entities on other planes, if properly tuned."

Associate Resh-Mem-Heh (a.k.a. Ralph Holland)

If you dare, an account of psychic contact and a schematic for the Hidden World receiver from the notorious Shaver Mystery, detailed in full: #B0084, "Two Inventors Return & Project Hermes".

Cover art: Robert Gibson Jones, for Richard S. Shaver's "QUEST OF BRAIL" (Amazing Stories, December 1945)

Cover art: Hidden World #1, Spring 1961.

The Hermes Device

  1. "PROJECT HERMES" [by a "B.Sc. Associate"] (RR 7:4, 1951) — with schematic, seance transcription
  2. "Project Hermes Revived" (JBR 21:5, 1965) — schematic, experimental results
  3. "Project Hermes Telecommunications" [CQ&C] (JBR 29:4, 1973)
  4. William F. Zwirn and Riley Crabb, "PROJECT HERMES, A MECHANICAL AID TO TELEPATHY" (JBR 32:3, 1976)

On the Shaver Mystery & the Underground World

  1. Meade Layne, "Do You Hear Voices?" (RR 2:1, 1946)
  2. Meade Layne, "Note on the Deros" (RR 2:2, 1946)
  3. Ray Palmer, "The Shaver Mystery" (AS 20:3, 1946) — response to "Note on the Deros"
  4. Vincent Gaddis, "The Shaver Mystery" (RR 3:5, 1947)
  5. Meade Layne, "Dero-Queero Business" (RR 3:4, 1947)
  6. Meade Layne, "Dero-Queero Again - and the Spiritistic Interpretation" (RR 3:5, 1947)
  7. Vincent Gaddis, "Notes on Subterranean Shafts" (AS 21:6, 1947)
  8. Vincent Gaddis, "Tunnels of the Titans" (AS 21:8, 1947)
  9. Vincent Gaddis, "Shaverian Sidelights" (AS 23:1, 1949)
  10. C. Lois Jessop, "Malta, Entrance to the Cavern World" (JBR 17:2, 1961)

Another curious Shaverian contraption, likewise schematicized by Ralph Holland: the "Exd" (Star Ash) Motor.