Glad to see this posted. Catherine presented this at Sunstone in Salt Lake City in the early eighties. Ground breaking. I have been enjoying her current opus, A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural History of American Metaphysical Religion(Yale, 2007, Hardcover, 628 pages, especially with its focus on the esoteric origins of the "American Religon" that became Mormonism. Of most interest is her pushing Mormonism back to the Florentine and English Renaissance, then up through Rosicrucian-ish networks that established the first colonial "utopian" homes of the earliest radical converts to Mormonism.
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