materialism. I mean that materialism should not be considered an end in itself, but a means to the end.
Organized efforts, such as the League of Nations, are being made to solve world problems and to bring about the millennium. In some parts of the West, particularly America, intellectual understanding of Truth and Reality is attempted, but without the true spirit of Religion.
It is all like groping in the dark. I intend bringing together all religions and cults like beads on one string and revitalize them for individual and collective needs. This is my mission in the West. The peace and harmony that I talk of and that will settle on the face of this worried world are not far off.
A day or so later, Paramount sent two cars to take us to their studios in Willesden to see the developed film. The following night, a party of us went to the Plaza to see the "short" in the middle of news items. The press came frequently on this visit. Keystone Press came and took some good photos of Baba in the drawing room, and other papers took photos of him upstairs in his bed-sitting room.
Now, for the details of the arrival. Baba had arrived in Venice on April 6th, 1932, and Enid Corfe met him and party and saw them to the right train to Paris. For reasons of his own, Baba told Meredith not to come to London but to await him at East Challacombe. Baba wired that I was to meet him at Dover with my brother Ernest, if he could come. Quentin Tod came at Meredith Starr's request, who thought it most unwise for women to meet Baba!
Tod and I motored down to Dover, a two to three hours' drive. We arrived about 11 A.M., an hour before Baba was due. However, Baba and party were not on this boat. They had cabled to London saying they would arrive at Folkestone, not Dover, but we had left. Fortunately those waiting at this end read the wire and were prepared for a two or three hour delay. Not finding Baba at Dover, we motored on to Folkestone. We had time to get lunch at a Little hotel before the boat's arrival. What a thrill as the boat came up the harbor! Baba and the boys were all on deck and we waited impatiently alongside the quay for they were almost the last to land. There was some little difficulty over Baba's Persian passport, but finally he appeared. (Baba held two passports — British and Persian — and he showed the one which the authorities were not expecting to see.) After an hour or so with the luggage, we left by car again, leaving Ernest and the three boys to follow by train.
It was a very pleasant drive. Baba's first remarks were addressed to Tod, to whom he said: "You have much work to do for me in the future." Tod immediately asked, "Really, and how soon?" Baba replied "Very soon." (Within a month Tod's work was allotted as Baba's secretary and to travel with him to the U.S.A. and later