"Here on borrowed money, began the world's first twentieth century assembly line, producing a usable religious technique, which swept the country, antagonized ministers and
changed the lives of thousands."
"I am not interested in the traditional 'god' of any system of religion, I am interested only in the God who is big enough to embrace all systems of religion, with the rest of the world thrown in."
Psychiana parallels the effects of today's networking - flattening the vertical hierarchy, spreading out the power - you can all have a direct connection with this spiritual power, you don't need to go through any intermediaries. The rewards were not in some time or place in the future, but here and now. Frank felt that the Christian church was not working, and many of his ideas caused controversy.
Psychiana originated from Moscow Idaho in the nineteen-thirties and -forties, and was sending mail to 67 countries within its first year. It quickly became a thriving media business during the depression. It would soon be the country's eighth largest religion; and the world's largest mail order religion.
Frank fashioned a religion for people who were groping the way he had - not an elite. "If there is anything to religion, it ought to produce results," it should work.
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All quotes by Frank B. Robinson unless otherwise noted. Also visit The Psychiana Messenger
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All quotes by Frank B. Robinson unless otherwise noted.
Also visit The Psychiana Messenger