Religion: Patent Religions

There are in the U. S. 32 patent religions definitely organized, according to the latest compilation (Hartmann's Who's Who). These support 123 publications and buy the several thousands of books put out by 813 authors.

Devotees of these esoteric cults are sincere in their beliefs, although many of their exploiters are out and out charlatans. For dabblers in spiritualism, regular supply houses advertise "zodiac rings," "Arabian Sheik rings," "talismanic jewelry, charms, pendants, brooches, rings, pins, bracelets," hardwood ouija boards, gazing crystals, "destiny charts," "astrological guides,"; "Grand Imperial Incense." "prayer incense, collapsible trumpets, aluminum trumpets,...

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