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Origin of Oahspe with Hints to the Reader

The below appeared in earlier editions of the Oahspe Bible.


OAHSPE is the most astonishing book in the English language. OAHSPE means sky, earth and spirit and is the title to a new bible given to the world in the year 1881. Although this book is over half a century old, has had two editions and many printings in the U.S., three editions and many printings in England, it is little known by the bible reading public.

Strange as the book itself, is the account of its birth. A graduate in both medicine and dentistry, Dr. John B. Newbrough was also gifted with astonishing extra sensory perception. For many years his hobby was psychic research. Many of the foremost mediums of a half century ago were guests in his home, and were put through their paces in the efforts of Dr. Newbrough to determine the truth or falsity of spirit phenomena. After several years playing around with various mediums, the good doctor became disgusted with the vacuity of the things they told him while under spirit influence.

Convinced that he was contacting out-of-the-body intelligences, he was also disgusted with the low grade of intelligence displayed by them. A sincere seeker after spiritual light, Dr. Newbrough was impressed with the thought that he should become pure himself if he would attract the attention of the type of spirit intelligence he sought to commune with. The years between 1871 and 1881 were spent in spiritual purification during which time he became aware of spiritual guidance. Instructed to purchase – but must not read what he was writing until it was completed. At the end of a year when the manuscript was completed, he was instructed to read and publish the book titled OAHSPE, a New Bible.

OAHSPE purports to have been written at the command of God, who states that He is not the Creator but is simply chief executive officer (similar to our President of the U.S.) for our planet earth. He explains who the Creator is and also makes clear the difference between Lord, Lord God, God and Creator. This strange book informs us that the world entered a new era in the year 1848, how the new year is different from those which preceded it and what changes will come to humanity within the next few years.

Dr. George Lawton of Columbia University recently made a study to discover the most important questions to youngsters from 14 to 18. Their questions, arranged in order of frequency of asking: Why are we born, what use is life? What makes people unkind, selfish, etc.? What is platonic love, true love? Is there a God? Is there such a thing as reincarnation? What happens to us (our souls) after we die? Why should there be wars, and why do people go to war? Why does a new scene seem to have happened before? What makes the world rotate and why don’t we feel it? Why must man worship something? Not only is every question in their list answered, in this book which can justly be termed the Miracle of a Century, but answers will also be found to every spiritual, intellectual and economic question man is capable of asking.

OAHSPE is made up thirty-six covering the history of the planet, the history of the human race, the history of every major religion, past and present, an analysis of today and prophecy for tomorrow.

Christian peoples have been praying for centuries, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” without knowing what God’s will is either or in heaven or what His kingdom is like. OAHSPE gives a full and complete description of many of the heavens of the earth with a picture of God’s kingdom and the statement of when and how this kingdom will come to earth. In some form, directly or implied the Kingdom of Heaven, the Millennium, the Fifth Monarchy, the Theocratic Commune, the Social Commonwealth or whatever you wish to call it, is an essential feature of every bible in existence. In no other book or bible will so clear a picture be found of the golden days of peace and plenty to be inherited by our children as will be found in OAHSPE.

One of the strangest books in this strange volume is one titled Cosmogony and Prophecy. This book tells what light, heat, electricity, gravity, etc. are, what causes them, what holds planets in their places, gives the many cycles of time used by the ancients in their tables of prophecy, tells of relativity, curvature of space, lens effect of a planet’s atmosphere and other recent discoveries of our astro physicists.

Another book, of the thirty-six books contained in OAHSPE, gives the keys to ancient languages and many of the rituals used in ancient secret orders.

A book titled “Discipline” gives a method of developing spiritual powers, prophetic abilities and extra sensory perceptions.

Almost a century ahead of its time came this book OAHSPE. In the educational field we find that recent discoveries in education and psychology were all foretold and a method of child training was given which all progressive educators are endeavouring to put into practice. Strange indeed, would it have been, if God had not given humanity an answer to the countless questions born of these perilous times. After a study of OAHSPE to watch the present world-wide transfiguration scene is like seeing a play, the theme, treatment and conclusion of which is familiar.

The object of OAHSPE is not to supplant the former Bibles, nor Vedas nor other sacred books; nor is OAHSPE a revision or compilation of any of them; but it is a New Bible. It is rather a Bible comprising the causes of all other Bibles, with revelations of the heavens also. Other Bibles have been for a tribe or race of people only; this one is for all the races and peoples on the earth, showing how the former sacred books were parts of one stupendous plan of our Father for bestowing light upon mortals. Through OAHSPE we learn why the Chinese became Confucians, why the Hindoos became Brahmins and Buddhists and why the western migratory people became Jews and Christians. In OAHSPE we find the necessity for this Revelation, which provides for the fellowship of all peoples. It is also the only Bible that reveals the affairs of the angels of heaven, what they do, how they live and travel and the parts that many of them play with mortals; in fact it reveals to us a heaven worth living for.

The reading of OAHSPE is an undertaking worthy of the most assiduous care. It is not a book for the casual, superficial reader but for the earnest, persistent seeker of light.

With humble but firm assurance, the following is offered as a correct method of study: BEGIN AT THE FIRST PAGE and READ CHAPTER BY CHAPTER. The three books titled Cosmogony and Prophecy, Saphah, and Bon’s Book of Praise may be omitted at the first reading of OAHSPE and reserved for later assimilation.

Do not skip around in OAHSPE in an effort to secure a “general idea” of the contents. When this is attempted, a state of confusion results which is detrimental to a true understanding of the contents.

OAHSPE is a book of spiritual light and truth. It is also a historical record. It is presented in such form that each chapter is dependent for part of its meaning on chapters preceding. Failure to follow this vital narrative in its given sequence leads to grave misunderstanding of the text. Where the books are superimposed read the topmost one entirely through and then the lower one immediately afterward. Upper books pertain to heavenly history. Lower books contain contemporaneous earth history.

OAHSPE is pronounced O as in o’clock, AH as in father, and SPE as in speak. On a hundred fields of eager research science is making, or about to make discoveries that proclaim OAHSPE as the ultimate textbook of Perfected Science.

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