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July 6, 2018

Episode 110 – King Me!


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On this episode, Joseph Smith introduces the endowment ceremony and forms the Quorum of the Anointed, or the Holy Order. Jo had been practicing esoteric rites from his earliest days in Kirtland, but this was the codification of the ceremony which would come to be practiced in every Mormon temple after Smith’s death. We read through one of the earliest available exposes created to reveal the terrifying theocratic rituals embodied by Jo and the elite Mormons who went through this occult initiation.

Links:

Anointed Quorum in Nauvoo by Devery Anderson
https://archive.org/stream/AnointedQuorum/Anointed%20Quorum_djvu.txt

Evolution of Endowment Ceremony
http://www.ldsendowment.org/timeline.html

Duncan’s Royal Arch Masonic ritual expose
http://www.sacred-texts.com/mas/dun/dun08.htm

Warsaw Signal Apr 1846
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1846.htm#021846

LDS Temple Ceremony by Edward Ashment
https://dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V27N03_303.pdf

A Dialogue between Adam and Eve by Increase and Maria Van Dusen
https://archive.org/stream/dialoguebetweena00vand#page/4/mode/2up

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