Doug Vincent told me about the significance of the Erie Canal in Joseph Smith’s day, running right through Palmyra, Joseph’s hometown, and its significance for… Read More »Backyard Professor: 139: The Erie Canal & Mysterious Missing Book of Enoch
We know the Mormon temple endowment has Freemasonic ideas and themes. But the Kabbalistic themes have been downplayed, and both have a Hermetic basis. We… Read More »Backyard Professor: 130: What Was Joseph Smith Up To? The Hermetic Endowment
I share some research from the scientific and philosophic end of analyzing Joseph Smith’s description of God.
I discuss the evolving and changing nature of God in Joseph Smith’s theology as he got older with its various contradictions & ramifications, utilizing Charles… Read More »Backyard Professor: 05: New Podcast Series: Today’s Mormon God is Not Joseph Smith’s
Dan Vogel shares his magnetic insights into Joseph Smith’s First Vision and the Freemason connections in the new book on Mormonism and Freemasonry, “Method Infinite.”
I have Dan Vogel with me and we are talking about the book “Method Infinite, Freemasonry and the Mormon Restoration” with Dan’s views on Joseph… Read More »Backyard Professor:109: Dan Vogel LIVE Discussion in Studio!
Dan Vogel’s article “The Prophet Puzzle Revisited” in Bryan Waterman’s (editor) “The Prophet Puzzle” (1999) is what I am going to look into.
Continuing the discussion of Masonic influences on the Book of Abraham.
The final analysis of entheogenic usage in the Nauvoo Temple
The First Vision was entheogenic based. This is not to denigrate it, but to understand it.
I continue discussing the evidence for the reasons for the incredible amounts of Visionary experiences in Joseph Smith’s life and Early Mormonism, but which halted… Read More »Backyard Professor: 087: Joseph Smith & Entheogens: New Light on Mormon History, Part 3
I continue the saga of Joseph Smith using entheogenic materials in his sacraments in order to induce a higher more all inclusive level of spirituality… Read More »Backyard Professor: 086: New Light on Entheogens & Joseph Smith Part 2
I apparently jumped the gun on a racist incident at BYU for which I apologize for, and then I share some new ideas on Joseph… Read More »Backyard Professor: 085: My Apology to BYU & Mormonism & New Light on Joseph Smith’s Visions Part 1
Backyard Professor: 072: Dr. Nick Literski Discusses His Book “Method Infinite” on Masonry/Mormonism
I talk with Dr. Literski on their ideas on the book, the research, and the themes.
After a 20 year wait, we now have one of the finest expositions on Freemasonry and the Mormon Restoration, so we are discussing the ideas,… Read More »Backyard Professor: 071: Discussing the book “Method Infinite” and its contributions to Mormonism