A ‘‘New Bible’’ revealed to John Ballou Newbrough
(1828–1891), a New York medium, and received through automatic
writing on the newly invented typewriter in 1881. Newbrough
spent ten years in self-purification so that he could become
inspired by a higher power. The result was Oahspe, The
Kosmon Bible in the words of Jehovah and his angel ambassador. It
took fifty weeks to complete, with Newbrough working half an
hour each morning. A movement grew out of people who responded
to the teachings of Oahspe, which survives as a set of
loosely organized groups that can be contacted through the
Universal Faithists of Kosmon, Box 154, Riverton, UT 84065.
Denton, Jim. Dr. Newbrough and Oahspe. Kingman, Ariz Faithist
Journal, 1975.
———. The Oahspe Story. Kingman, Ariz. Faithist Journal,
Newbrough, John Balllou. Oahspe. New York; London Oahspe
Publishing Association, 1882. Reprint, Los Angeles Essenes
of Kosmon, 1950.