Category Archives: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Is this Joseph Smith?

Considering all the commotion over the supposed daguerreotype photo of Joseph Smith that has been going around like wildfire (which the Church has not authenticated), I thought I might post this new proposed photo of Joseph Smith. This one actually looks much … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Religion by Harold Bloom

An extremely interesting and insightful work that delves deep into the American religious subconscious. A must read for anyone! (Buy on Amazon.com) From Publisher’s Weekly: “Without knowing it, American worshipers have moved away from Christianity and now embrace pre-Christian Gnosticism, … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith: America’s Hermetic Prophet

(From Gnosis.org) BY LANCE S. OWENS You don’t know me–you never will. You never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it; I shall never undertake it. I don’t blame anyone for not believing my history. … Continue reading

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Does Thelema need an ecclesiastical hierarchy? (with my thoughts on how Crowley got it wrong)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. This is an expansion of a discussion I began on Twitter. I posited the following open question: Do you believe that there is an actual need for an ecclesiastical hierarchy … Continue reading

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D&C 122:8-9 with Corresponding Image of the Prophet Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail

“8The aSon of Man hath bdescended below them all. Art thou greater than he? 9Therefore, ahold on thy way, and the priesthood shall bremainwith thee; for their cbounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy ddaysare known, and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore,efear not … Continue reading

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