Psychiana was created by Frank B. Robinson and was grounded in the belief that everybody could harness the power of God.
Psychiana was founded by Dr. Frank Bruce Robinson in 1928 while he was working as a druggist in the Corner Drug Store in Moscow, Idaho.
Before he founded Psychiana Dr. Frank B. Robinson moved to Moscow with only $42 in his pocket and his wife, Pearl, had to convince him to stay rather than going back to Yakima.
Dr. Frank B. Robinson was a man of many industries, at one time he owned the Daily News-Review and three pharmacies.
When Dr. Robinson was beginning the Psychiana movement he did not like the way his teachings were being covered in the local newspaper. Dr. Robinson hired Mr. W. T. Marineau to move his press from Elk River, Idaho to Moscow, Idaho. The Daily News-Review later became the Daily Idahonian.
Psychiana: Moscow's Mail Order Religion was developed by the Latah County Historical Society.
Zachary Wnek, Museum Curator, Latah County Historical Society, developed this exhibition for the Google Cultural Institute.
References used in research for this exhibition:
Petersen, Keith C., "Psychiana": the Psychological Religion, Latah County Historical Society, Moscow, Idaho, 1991.
The Amazing Story of "Psychiana," Psychiana, Inc. No date.
What is Psychiana?: A Concise Yet Comprehensive Brochure Explaining in Detail the whole "Psychiana" Movement, Psychiana, Inc. No Date.
History of Idaho: Personal and Family History Volume III, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York, 1959 p. 70-71.