Religion: Shangri-la, Colo.

Two hundred men, women & children sweated away last week to convert an isolated Colorado canyon into an atomic foxhole. They hurried to finish roads, houses, power plant, workshop and administration building before atom bombs rained down to wipe out civilization. Dr. Doreal had said it would be "soon, probably sooner." When the radioactive dust had settled at last, they—the Brotherhood of the White Temple—would emerge from their hideout, help set civilization going again.

Dr. Doreal is a chubby, bald little man with glittery eyes who turned up 17 years ago in Denver,...

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