Awake! PDFs from 1957-1969


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    cabasilas posted Tue, 11 Aug 2009 06:29:00 GMT(8/11/2009)

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    The Watchtower Library CD only has Awake! issues from 1970 onwards. There are many interesting articles printed in Awake! before 1970 and this post will give information on how to download PDFs of Awake! magazine from 1957 to 1969. These are converted from TIFF issues which were shared by another member of this board and are now searchable and bookmarked by issue. The scan quality is sufficient to read but is not at highest quality. Still, this helps to keep the size of the files much smaller.

    These files contain the complete magazine articles for these years except for 1967 which only has a few months available. Otherwise, they are complete.

    The files can be downloaded at the following filesharing sites:

    1969 Awake! f=72bf843ae3480dfe17f822b8b21edf11

    1968 Awake! f=7ca7ea26c4d8620ff5b0b56d9927e4a9

    1967 Awake! (partial)

    1966 Awake! f=c4148d94664396dd040281c00edab04c

    1965 Awake! f=f1758e20754abb3490e1ca6e00364585

    1964 Awake! f=812592883d4ea15c3b34c58ff205275a

    1963 Awake!

    1962 Awake!

    1961 Awake!

    1960 Awake!

    1959 Awake!

    1958 Awake!

    1957 Awake!

    bereanbiblestudent posted Tue, 11 Aug 2009 08:48:00 GMT(8/11/2009)

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    Thanks for making these searchable pdf´s they are very helpful. Hopefully someone can scan the rest of the 1967 awake in the future so that it will be complete.

    M insearchoftruth posted Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:44:00 GMT(8/11/2009)

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    Thanks so very much......a lot of the good 1975 stuff from the Awake is from the 1960s....not on the CD

    M MissingLink posted Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:48:00 GMT(8/11/2009)

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    Wow. Thats a "butt-load" of old light. Thanks for sharing.

    M undercover posted Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:31:00 GMT(8/11/2009)

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    Thanks, Cab..

    M undercover posted Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:26:00 GMT(8/11/2009)

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    This cover is hilarious...

    cabasilas posted Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:20:00 GMT(8/11/2009)

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    You're welcome, bereanbiblestudent, insearchoftruth, missinglink and undercover!

    As far as 75 stuff...

    I found some quotes I wasn't that familiar with in the 1966 and 1967 PDFs. The 1966 quote was from an article about a Gilead graduation and the speaker brought up 1975 and said something like, "Don't we want to be found being busy in missionary work in 1975?"

    The 1967 quote has someone referring to the then new "Life Everlasting" book and expressing some excitement about 1975.

    Of course, the 1966 and 1968 Awake! PDFs also have other mention of 1975.

    F yknot posted Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:53:00 GMT(8/11/2009)

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    Awwwwwesome !!!!!

    cabasilas posted Tue, 11 Aug 2009 23:59:00 GMT(8/11/2009)

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    Thanks, Ynot!

    Some recollections from various years of Awake!

    1969 -- if you're a young person, you'll never grow old in this system

    1968 -- description of persecution of JWs in Malawi. Also, the infamous "Is It Later Than You Think?" The dangers of the Ouija board

    1967 -- appreciative letter from reader of Life Everlasting book. Mentions 1975

    1966 -- How Much Longer Will It Be? article in Oct 8 issue. Apparently the God's rest day runs parallel to man's creation and 6,000 years of God's rest day will run out in 1975.

    1962 -- The United Nations and the Kingdom of God

    and a lot more, to be sure.

    M Trevor Scott posted Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:19:00 GMT(8/12/2009)

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    Cabasilas, thanks for all your hard work in making these available.

    A few more gems from the '68 Awake:

    "For example, there is the cat family with its many different species, including tigers, panthers, leopards, and so forth. However, it seems likely that many species of cats could have descended from an original pair of cats that emerged from the ark. It is similar with the dog family, which includes such a vast array of domesticated dogs, as well as the related wolves, jackals, coyotes, and so forth. They, too, could have descended from an original pair."

    "True, there have been those in times past who predicted an "end to the world," even announcing a specific date... Yet, nothing happened. The "end" did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying."

    "There are those, such as the Christian witnesses of Jehovah, who consider all transplants between humans as cannibalism."

    "Even if we presume that youngsters 15 years of age would be perceptive enough to realize the import of what happened in 1914, it would still make the youngest of "this generation" nearly 70 years old today."

    "only a few years, at most, remain before the corrupt system of things dominating the earth is destroyed by God."

    Undercover: LOL! Best... cover... ever!

    Atlantis posted Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:09:00 GMT(8/12/2009)

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    Excellent job cabasilas! Thank you and your friend for making these available.

    Many thanks!


    cabasilas posted Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:19:00 GMT(8/12/2009)

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    Trevor Scott and Atlantis,

    You're welcome!

    Going through these brought back many memories. I started reading Awake! in 1965 and distributing it in 1967. I think Awake! (like Consolation and Golden Age) tells us more about the JWs on a cultural level than the Watchtower magazine does, though it's an odd culture!

    M Black Sheep posted Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:51:00 GMT(8/12/2009)

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    Got them.



    VIII posted Wed, 12 Aug 2009 23:01:00 GMT(8/12/2009)

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    Thanks!! I've started downloading them!

    Justitia Themis posted Wed, 12 Aug 2009 23:25:00 GMT(8/12/2009)

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    Thank you!

    cabasilas posted Thu, 13 Aug 2009 14:53:00 GMT(8/13/2009)

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    Chris, VII and Justitia, You're welcome.

    I got word that someone is planning on scanning the 1967 Awake! soon so hopefully that year will be completed soon.

    M middleman posted Fri, 14 Aug 2009 18:29:00 GMT(8/14/2009)

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    Thank-you very much!

    cabasilas posted Mon, 17 Aug 2009 04:26:00 GMT(8/17/2009)

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    You're welcome Middleman!

    I also want to mention that the original scans were provided by bereanbiblestudent who most definitely deserves credit and thanks for providing these so that they could be converted into PDF!!

    M SirNose586 posted Mon, 08 Feb 2010 11:31:00 GMT(2/8/2010)

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    Ooh, at least one of the links still works! Rezzed for future reference.

    Albert Einstein posted Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:42:00 GMT(2/8/2010)

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    Thanks! Marking.


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