Flaming Sword, January 1944. KORESHAN UNIVERSOLOGY.

Flaming Sword, January 1944

Estero, Florida: Guiding Star Publishing House, 1944.

Single issue, 9.25 x 12.25 inches, 12 pp. Old vertical folding creases; very good. Publication of the utopian community founded by Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed (a.k.a. "Koresh") in Estero, Florida, and based on his new religion, Koreshan Universology or Koreshanity. Among other pseudoscientific ideas, Koreshans adhered to Cellular Cosmogony, the belief that the universe exists inside a giant, hollow sphere. This issue has articles on doctrinal matters (e.g., The Law of Theocrasis Specifically and Scientifically Defined"), but also includes an article titled "The Koreshan Unity, Its Aims and Objectives," that discusses qualifications for membership and includes a description and photographs of the Estero colony. The colony existed until 1961, when the last four members deeded 305 acres of their land to the state of Florida as a park and memorial.

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