Saturday, March 05, 2005

Mormon Mysticism

"The God of Joseph Smith is a daring revival of the God of some of the Kabbalists and Gnostics.

Mormonism is a purely American Gnosis..." Harold Bloom,The American Religion

Posts by Elizabeth Russell:
The Hebrew Goddess
The Christian Goddess
Mary Magdalene
The Mormon Goddess
Christian Shaman / Was Jesus Christ's Atonement the Ultimate Magical Act?
The Once and Future Zion

THE BACKYARD PROFESSER: Respectful, Intelligent Discussion of Ancient Texts, Biblical Scholarship, and Religions Focusing Mostly on Mormonism

MORMON MYSTIC (Yahoo Group / listserv)

Book Takes on 'Da Vinci' From an LDS Viewpoint - Dynasty of the Holy Grail: Mormonism's Sacred Bloodline

"Joseph Smith’s Psychedelic Voyage,” Gnostic Media Podcast

Online Articles
  • Mormonism: An Eastern Religion? by Melissa Inouye
  • Joseph Smith: America's Hermetic Prophet

  • Elaine Pagels on Mormon Response to the Gnostic Gospels

  • Those Worthy of My Mysteries: Mormonism & Gnosticism

  • Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection

  • Mormondom's own Gnostic Priest, Lance Owens, does Da Vinci Code!

  • Joseph Smith As Latter-day Halcyon: Spiritual Mythology and Mormon Symbolism

  • Psychedelics in Early Mormonism: Restoration and the Sacred Mushroom

  • Emma Smith as Shaman

  • Gematria in the Book of Mormon

  • Kerry Shirts' Mormon Mystic Page

  • The Masonic Moroni Home Page

  • Book Review: The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books

  • Book Review: Written By the Finger of God (more on Kabbalah and the B of M)

  • The Practice of Hiding up Treasures Unto the Lord

  • The legendary Mormon-Mystic list-serv

  • Mormon Mystic thread at Sunstone BLOG


  • Mormons and Their Crystal Balls (non-mormon, evangelical website)

  • Seers and Seer Stones by Mormon fundamentalist Ogden Kraut (hosted on anti-mormon website)

  • Joseph Smith: New Age Prophet

  • Hugh Nibley's: The Early Christian Prayer Circle

  • A Note on Termas

  • Interesting Photographs

    Recommended Reading

    Artwork: (Top) Alchemical Rose-Croix and Beehive with alchemical flask, from Geheimnisse einiger Philosophen und Adepten 1780 via Unlike (some of) their spiritual ancestors the Rosicrucians, and like (some of their other spiritual ancestors) their Templar forerunners, Mormons actually reject the iconography of the "uneven" cross. The Beehive, however, should be familiar to anyone who has visited Utah. In a basic sense, The Rose-Croix could be analogous to the masonic compass and square or the Asian yin and yang symbol. (Bottom) Maier's famous picture: the circle becomes a square, then a triangle then again a circle.

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