The Universal Faithists of Kosmon
(also known as the Faithists of Kosmon
or simply the Faithists
), is registered in the U.S. as a religion that espouses Oahspe
as their spiritual guide book. Published in 1882, Oahspe was written through automatic writing
by a spiritualist
, John Newbrough
, under the direction, he said of angels
, to teach the development of faith and explain the nature of the soul, creation and its creator.
They are the last remaining vestige of Oahspe Bible Groups that sprang up in the United States and the United Kingdom, beginning in late 1880s. Groups exist in other countries, but a list of organizations would be difficult to draw up, because Faithists do not usually advertise their existence.