Universal Faithists of Kosmon
Universal Faithists of Kosmon
The Universal Faithists of Kosmon is one of several groups founded by believers in the authority of Oahspe: A New Age Bible. Oahspe was channeled by John Ballou Newbrough (1828-1891) and published in 1882. The first convention of Faithists, held in 1883, planned the formation of a community in New Mexico called Shalam. Initially successful, it was destroyed by a flu epidemic, which took many of its leaders, including Newbrough.
The Faithist cause has been kept alive by a variety of independent groups, the Universal Faithists among the oldest of the several presently existing organizations. It has assumed responsibility for preserving Faithist communication. The movement has had some alignment with the New Age movement, since Oahspe was originally described as a "New Age" Bible. It describes the evolution of the human race into the Kosmon Era, a time of worldwide peace and joy.
The Universal Faithists publish the periodical Kosmon Voice. The organization may be contacted at the Oahspe Information Service, Messilla, New Mexico 88046-0891.
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