Oahspe: New York & London: Oahspe Publishing Association, 1882, executed here in 1960 by Ray Palmer in facsimile of the 1882 edition. First Edition Thus (of Palmer's facsimile). Quarto, 910 pp., green leatherette covered boards. Laid in is an apparently quite scarce "Dictionary of Words and Terms Used in OAHSPE The New Bible" (see scan), itself published by the Essenes of Kosmon, Montrose, CO. The book itself shows previous owner's sticker on front pastedown, large adhesive stain on back cover which has bits of paper still attached; probably cleanable (see scan). Slight spine lean. Otherwise very good or better, contents near fine. American dentist John Ballou Newbrough's "New Bible", purported by him to have been produced through "automatic writing", is at the very least a significant example of neo-revelationist scripture in the latter part of the 19th century. Fascinating in its complexity even if seen as a fabrication; if it was more...? A singular piece of Americana. Scarce. L 5000-5
Hardcover: 991 pages
Publisher: Oashpe Publishing Association (1960 Ray Palmer Facsimile); First Edition edition (1960)
by John Ballou Newbrough Newbrough
A Kosmon Bible in the Words of Jehovih and his Angel Embassadors
by John Ballou Newbrough
Oahspe, the product of automatic writing by a 19th century dentist named John Ballou Newbrough, is a hallucinogenic reworking of cosmology and ancient history. Written in a pseudo-archaic style, the narrative is told from two viewpoints: that of heaven and earth. For a large part of the book there are parallel texts from each point of view on the top and bottom of the page (hence the page numbers 'a' and 'b').
There are many moving, lucid passages, dealing with ethical and spiritual topics; however these must be sought out. For a large part, Oahspe remains a sealed book. It uses a private vocabulary which is only partially explained; and describes events of mysterious significance. There are hundreds of pages about the deeds of a vast array of Gods and Goddesses who roam the universe in enormous vessels. OED take note: Newbrough was possibly the first to use the word 'Star-ship'. There are tales of ancient prophets (such as Zoroaster, Jesus, Confucius, Moses, etc.) which have practically no basis in any known mythology or history. The illustrations are remarkable in that they presage surrealism by several decades; maps and views of an incomprehensible internal landscape.
This etext of Oahspe has been brought into conformance with the contents of the third edition of 1912.
See The Origin of Oahspe "Issued for the Confraternity of Faithists by the Kosmon Press" [date unknown]. The text of a very rare short pamphlet about Oahspe which was written by the Faithist organization. The text was scanned by Joe Hirst and donated to sacred-texts.
A General Statement Of The Contents Of Oahspe.
Glossary Of Strange Words Used In This Book.
List Of Plates
List Of The Principal Prophets And Law-Givers
Hints to the Reader
The Voice of Man
Book of Sethantes, Son of Jehovih
First Book of the First Lords
Book of Ah'shong, Son of Jehovih
Second Book of Lords
Synopsis of Sixteen Cycles
Book of Aph, Son of Jehovih
The Lord's First Book
Book of Sue, Son of Jehovih
The Lords' Second Book
Book of Apollo, Son of Jehovih
The Lord's Third Book
Book of Thor, Son of Jehovih
The Lord's Fourth Book
Book of Osiris, Son of Jehovih
The Lord's Fifth Book
Book of Fragapatti, Son of Jehovih
Book of God's Word
Book of Divinity
Book of Cpenta-Armij, Daughter of Jehovih
God's First Book
Book of Wars Against Jehovih
Book of Lika, Son of Jehovih
Book of the Arc of Bon.
God's Book of Ben
The Nine Entities
Book of Cosmology and Prophecy
Book of Saphah
Tablet of Biene
Tablet of Kii
Tablet of Emp'agatu
Chamber of Adepts
Chamber of Prophecy
The Basis of the Ezra Bible
Basis of Vede
Lords of the Hosts in Heaven
Earthly History of the Faithists of the East
Bon's Book of Praise
God's Book of Eskra
Book of Es, Daughter of Jehova
Book of Judgement
Book of Inspiration
Book Of Jehovih's Kingdon On Earth
Book of Discipline
The next two books were not part of the 1882 or 1891 published versions but were found later as fragments of original proof sheets. It may have been a part of the Book of Ben.
Book of Knowledge
Book of Ouranothen
Never in your long ascendancy will you lose the power to recognize your associates of former existences. Always, as you ascend inward in the scale of life, will you retain the ability to recognize and fraternize with the fellow beings of your previous and lower levels of experience. Each new translation or resurrection will add one more group of spirit beings to your vision range without in the least depriving you of the ability to recognize your friends and fellows of former estates.
Princess Bride 1987 Wallace Shawn (Vizzini) and Mandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya)
Vizzini: HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
And here is mystery: The more closely man approaches God through love, the greater the reality -- actuality -- of that man. The more man withdraws from God, the more nearly he approaches nonreality -- cessation of existence. When man consecrates his will to the doing of the Father's will, when man gives God all that he has, then does God make that man more than he is.
"And do you not remember that I said to you once before that, if you had your spiritual eyes anointed, you would then see the heavens opened and behold the angels of God ascending and descending? It is by the ministry of the angels that one world may be kept in touch with other worlds, for have I not repeatedly told you that I have other sheep not of this fold?"
But we know that there dwells within the human mind a fragment of God, and that there sojourns with the human soul the Spirit of Truth; and we further know that these spirit forces conspire to enable material man to grasp the reality of spiritual values and to comprehend the philosophy of universe meanings. But even more certainly we know that these spirits of the Divine Presence are able to assist man in the spiritual appropriation of all truth contributory to the enhancement of the ever-progressing reality of personal religious experience—God-consciousness.
When you are through down here, when your course has been run in temporary form on earth, when your trial trip in the flesh is finished, when the dust that composes the mortal tabernacle "returns to the earth whence it came"; then, it is revealed, the indwelling "Spirit shall return to God who gave it." There sojourns within each moral being of this planet a fragment of God, a part and parcel of divinity. It is not yet yours by right of possession, but it is designedly intended to be one with you if you survive the mortal existence.
And the greatest of all the unfathomable mysteries of God is the phenomenon of the divine indwelling of mortal minds. The manner in which the Universal Father sojourns with the creatures of time is the most profound of all universe mysteries; the divine presence in the mind of man is the mystery of mysteries.
To every spirit being and to every mortal creature in every sphere and on every world of the universe of universes, the Universal Father reveals all of his gracious and divine self that can be discerned or comprehended by such spirit beings and by such mortal creatures. God is no respecter of persons, either spiritual or material. The divine presence which any child of the universe enjoys at any given moment is limited only by the capacity of such a creature to receive and to discern the spirit actualities of the supermaterial world.
Paradise is the eternal center of the universe of universes and the abiding place of the Universal Father, the Eternal Son, the Infinite Spirit, and their divine co-ordinates and associates. This central Isle is the most gigantic organized body of cosmic reality in all the master universe. Paradise is a material sphere as well as a spiritual abode. All of the intelligent creation of the Universal Father is domiciled on material abodes; hence must the absolute controlling center also be material, literal. And again it should be reiterated that spirit things and spiritual beings are real.
Culture presupposes quality of mind; culture cannot be enhanced unless mind is elevated. Superior intellect will seek a noble culture and find some way to attain such a goal. Inferior minds will spurn the highest culture even when presented to them ready-made.
True liberty is the associate of genuine self-respect; false liberty is the consort of self-admiration. True liberty is the fruit of self-control; false liberty, the assumption of self-assertion. Self-control leads to altruistic service; self-admiration tends towards the exploitation of others for the selfish aggrandizement of such a mistaken individual as is willing to sacrifice righteous attainment for the sake of possessing unjust power over his fellow beings.
How dare the self-willed creature encroach upon the rights of his fellows in the name of personal liberty when the Supreme Rulers of the universe stand back in merciful respect for these prerogatives of will and potentials of personality! No being, in the exercise of his supposed personal liberty, has a right to deprive any other being of those privileges of existence conferred by the Creators and duly respected by all their loyal associates, subordinates, and subjects.
There is no error greater than that species of self-deception which leads intelligent beings to crave the exercise of power over other beings for the purpose of depriving these persons of their natural liberties. The golden rule of human fairness cries out against all such fraud, unfairness, selfishness, and unrighteousness.