Man Can Now Talk With God (May, 1938)

I’m pretty sure this was always possible. The hard part is getting God to talk back…

Man Can Now Talk With God

Says Noted Psychologist

“A new and revolutionary religious teaching based entirely on the misunderstood sayings of the Galilean Carpenter, and designed to show how we may find, understand and use the same identical power which Jesus used in performing His so-called Miracles,” is attracting worldwide attention to its founder, Dr. Frank B. Robinson, noted Psychologist, author and lecturer.

“Psychiana,” this new psychological religion, believes and teaches that it is today possible for every normal human being, understanding spiritual law as Christ understood it, “to duplicate every work that the Carpenter of Galilee ever did”—it believes and teaches that when He said, “the things that I do shall ye do also” He meant what He said and meant it literally to all mankind, through all the ages.

Dr. Robinson has prepared a 6000 word treatise on “Psychiana,” in which he tells about his long search for the Truth, how he finally came to the full realization of an Unseen Power or force “so dynamic in itself that all other powers and forces fade into insignificance beside it”—how he learned to commune directly with the Living God, using this mighty, never-failing power to demonstrate health, happiness and financial success, and how any normal being may find and use it as Jesus did. He is now offering this treatise free to every reader of this magazine who writes him.

If you want to read this “highly interesting, revolutionary and fascinating story of the discovery of a great Truth,” just send your name and address to Dr. Frank B. Robinson, 703 5th Street, Moscow, Idaho. It will be sent free and postpaid without cost or obligation. Write the Doctor today.—Copyright, 1935, Dr. Frank B. Robinson.

  1. Abdul Alhazred says: January 2, 201210:00 am

    Yes indeed.…

    …Psychiana burgeoned during the Great Depression, but Robinson offended many of his contemporaries, not only by the “businesslike” nature of Psychiana, but also with his harsh criticisms of conventional Christianity.

    Deportation proceedings were initiated against him in a federal court in Idaho, his opponents claiming that he was a foreign national illegally residing in the United States. During the trial, Robinson contended that although he had been raised in England, he had been born in New York City while his father was visiting the U.S., and was therefore a U.S. citizen. Nonetheless he was ordered to leave the country. Robinson traveled to Cuba, where he stayed briefly while Idaho Senator William Borah intervened on his behalf and helped him to obtain a visa. Robinson was soon back in Idaho and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1942. …

  2. Nomen Nescio says: January 2, 201211:24 am

    if you do get god to talk back, that’s actually where things get pretty tricky. consider talking to a psychologist, too, should that begin to happen.

    if that guy’s story holds true, then citizenship laws must’ve changed between then and now, or else he would’ve been a natural-born citizen to begin with. of course it’s possible he was bullshitting; if he was one of the folks god talked back to, i’d even say that’s likely.

  3. Hirudinea says: January 2, 20123:10 pm

    @ Nomen Nescio – If God talks to you your psychotic, if you take anti-psychotic drugs and God STILL talks to you then your a prophet. 🙂

  4. whoozle whaazle says: January 3, 20129:43 am

    I can also talk to God or any other deity with the help of some LSD – love for my son and daughter.

  5. hwertz says: January 3, 201212:39 pm

    @Nomen Nescio, well he said he was born while his *father* was visiting NYC. AFAIK the being a citizen is based on where the mother is, she could have been back in UK.

  6. Richard says: January 3, 20123:42 pm

    From what I can gather on the web, he was born in 1864. The 14th Amendment, which granted citizenship to all persons born in the US, was ratified in 1868. Before the 14th Amendment, citizenship laws were less clear. But I believe the 14th Amendment applied retroactively to those born in the US before its passage. That was certainly the intent regarding freed slaves who had been born in the US before the 14th Amendment had passed.

    It seems there was some dispute about his birthplace. A very one-sided account is found in his autobiography:…

    Apparently a federal criminal court decided that he was indeed born in New York. Or at least, they decided that there was not enough evidence of his birthplace being elsewhere to convict him of the crime of fraud when he stated on a passport application that his birthplace was in New York. But an immigration court nevertheless decided that he was a deportable alien, which I believe would imply that they must have believed he was born outside the US. There were probably different standards of proof applying in the criminal versus immigration matters, and there may have been different evidence presented, which may explain the apparently contradictory findings.

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