Order of the Omah Language
|Order of the Omah Language|
|Purpose/focus||Reconstruction of the proto-language "Omah"|
|-||Marie Le Baron|
|Main organ||Psychic Messenger |
The Order of the Omah Language was a linguistic study group, organised by Marie Le Baron at Washington, D.C. in 1886, dedicated to reconstruction of Omah, the "primal language [that] was the link which allied man to Yahveh," and the discovery of its magic words, which were thought to be diffused within modern languages and had become known through "certain psychic investigation."
- Mercur, Anna Hubbard (1893), "Omah", Cosmos and Other Poems, Buffalo, NY: Peter Paul and Brother, p. 114-115, https://archive.org/stream/cosmosotherpoems00mercuoft#page/114/mode/2up
- Gould, S. C., ed. (September 1889), "Publications Received", Bizarre Notes and Queries (Manchester, N.H.: S. C. & L. M. Gould) 6 (9): 365, https://books.google.com/books?id=BiQAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA364-IA1, "The Psychic Messenger: This little messenger was started to put "a girdle round the earth." Published to develop and propagate the Omah Language. The editor says that there is no longer any necessity for death having entered the Christ dispensation, all men may be free from physical sin and death. Key to the Omah Language issued in pages at 20 cents each. Address Marie Le Baron 301 14th St SW Washington DC"
- Gould, S. C., ed. (November 1896), Order of the Omah Language, "Masonic and Arcane Societies in the U.S.", Miscellaneous Notes and Queries 14 (11): 277, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044092649565;view=1up;seq=291, retrieved 2016-05-12, "The Omah tongue is the root of the Language. The primal language was the link which allied man to Yahveh; through it he comprehended a knowledge now lost in a labyrinth of confused sounds. The language in its fullness of meaning, revealing to man the science of material life; made him an alchemist and a prophet; through its symbols he calculated the mathematical construction of the universe, and comprehended the finite meaning of his planetary existence. This language now upon this planet has once more reached the identical point from which it was diffused. Men daily pronounce the magic words, having no conception of their occult power and meaning. It is the purpose of this Order to discover these magic words. A word to the wise is sufficient. The organ of the Order is the Psychic Messenger. The head of the Order is the head of the nation - Washington, D.C."
- Beale, Charles C., ed. (July 1889), "The Omah Tongue", Volapük: A Monthly Journal of the World Language (Boston: Stenographic Publishing Company) 1 (12): 120, https://books.google.com/books?id=TBISAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA110&lpg=PA110, retrieved 2016-05-12, "Unity of sound the necessity of the age. One language for the world. The Omah tongue the root of all languages. The diffusion of language meant confusion upon the earth. When Sound was arbitrary in meaning as in expression, men interpreted thereby the manifestations of Nature. The primal language was the link which allied man to Yahveh; through it comprehended a knowledge now lost in a labyrinth of confused sounds. It was the vibratory thread which connected him to the angel worlds, and the manifest process through which he received warning as to evil spirits. The language, in its fulness of meaning, revealed to man the science of material life; made him an Alchemist and a Prophet; through its Symbols, he calculated the mathematical construction of the Universal and comprehended the finite meaning of his planetary existence. This language, now upon the planet, has once more reached the identical point from which it diffused. Men daily pronounce the magic words, having no perception of their occult power and meaning. Their mouths are opened but their souls comprehend not. It is proposed that the results of certain psychic investigation concerning the root extension and signification of the primal language, its connection with other languages, now spoken upon the earth and its final use, be made public. Therefore: pages will be issued, one by one, (beginning with the Omah symbols) and so distributed. To defray expenses of publication these will be sold at 20 cents a piece, as issued. These pages, [according to an ancient tablet method] will be prepared so as to be fastened together at w:l:. The first page will be ready about May 14th. Marie Le Baron, April 14, 1886. (N. B. Spelling and capitalization as per circular.)"