Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
Pages (PDF): 212
Publication Date: 1936
Founded by Arthur Bell in the depths of the Great Depression, the Mankind United cult, based in California, claimed that a huge malevolent conspiracy ran the world; responsible for war, poverty and injustice. Opposing them were the "Sponsors". The Sponsors were shortly going to announce their presence, and put in place a world-wide utopia. However, in order to do so, they had to get massive support for their plan. When 200 million people accepted the Mankind United plan, the Sponsors would make their move, and within 30 days utopia would ensue. Of course, there were no Sponsors, no International Bureau: the group was founded by Arthur Bell, never got much further than the Oregon border and never numbered more than a few thousand adherents, if that. The only true beneficiary of the group was Bell, who had several luxurious apartments and mansions, including a swinging pad in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip with an indoor swimming pool, a pipe organ and a secret cocktail bar (alcohol was forbidden to the rank and file). This book, Mankind United, was the primary text of the cult.