Practical Guidebook
to the Spiritual Life
Standard Edition

In Modern American Language

You have a corporeal body and a spiritual body: Hear me, and I will open your understanding. I come to free not only the corporeal man, but the spiritual man.

Yet with your freedom, you also attain to responsibility so that sooner or later, your fidelity to your Creator and to your fellow-man, in righteousness, love and good works, shall become the most sacred study of your life.

Your God does not come in this era as a dictator, but as your elder brother, with ample experience. Nor do I command, saying: You shall believe, because I, your God, have said it, or revealed it in this book.

Nevertheless through Oahspe, light of E-O-IH, the Creator, is revealed to man; and man is to judge himself, and labor to save himself, so that by this he may have honor and glory. For the will of the Creator is not for man to be forever led; but for man to ultimately have the light of practicing good works organically, from infancy up.