The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we hear the Sunstone Seattle 2018 presentation on the Smith-entheogen theory. Cody Noconi begins with setting the psychedelic stage for entheogens in religious ritualism. Then he gives us a brief introduction of psychedelics in Mormonism. After that, yours truly takes us on a journey into the most practical supplier of entheogenic substances for Joseph Smith during his Kirtland ministry. After the presentation cuts short, I walk through the parts of the presentation we cut out for want of time.

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On this episode, the election of 1842 has far-reaching consequences. We begin with a number of people getting sick in Nauvoo, then discuss the various meetings held to carry out the bankruptcy proceedings of prominent Nauvoo Mormons and all the drama with “lost” letters. Then we get into what the newly-elected representatives of Illinois had planned to attempt curtailing the political power and corruption in Nauvoo. William Smith opposes. After that, we go on a lightning round to finish out 1842 so we can begin 1843 in 2019 with a clean slate.

Links:

Times & Seasons Autumn 1842
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/9977

Nauvoo Politics EoM
https://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Nauvoo_Politics

History of Illinois by Thomas Ford
https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n274

Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde Smith Smith Hyde
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/marinda-nancy-johnson/

‘Crazy’ Willey Smith
https://josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-b-smith

Orson Pratt in Nauvoo
http://jared.pratt-family.org/orson_histories/orson_pratt_in_nauvoo2.html

List of Joseph Smith’s Wives
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Joseph_Smith%27s_wives

JS Journal Dec 1841-1842
https://josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/1#full-transcript

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On this episode, we get into politics of Illinois in 1842. This year was a contentious race with the Mormons wielding so much power through their friends in high places. Rigdon runs for Illinois State Congress but loses. The Mormons promise their vote for the Democrat to replace Governor Carlin and Thomas Ford takes his seat as the new Governor of Illinois. What begins with letter exchanges and vicious accusation revealing conflict between Jo and Hingepin Sidney Rigdon ends in bygones being bygones and tests of loyalty. Politics will continue to play an increasing role in our historical analysis moving forward.

JS Journal 1841-42
https://josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/1#full-transcript

Biography of Lorenzo Snow by Eliza R. Snow
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Biography_and_family_record_of_Lorenzo_Snow

1842 gubernatorial election
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1842_Illinois_gubernatorial_election

Illinois State Senators
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators_from_Illinois

History of Illinois by Thomas Ford
https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n274

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On this episode, John C. Wreck-it Bennett’s leaving the church, Nauvoo Legion, and city government left a massive vacuum in his absence. James Gordon Bennett and James Arlington Bennet are appointed to offices to fill his place. We discuss who these guys were, how they found out about Mormonism, and what their places were within the movement after Wreck-it Bennett left.

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James Arlington Bennet biography
https://josephsmithpapers.org/person/james-arlington-bennet

Letter from Arlington Bennet
https://josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-james-arlington-bennet-1-september-1842/1#full-transcript

James Gordon Bennett
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gordon_Bennett_Sr.

Susan Easton Black Nauvoo University 1841-45
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/volume-10-number-3-2009/university-nauvoo-1841-45

Historical Study of the Nauvoo, Illinois, Public School System by Paul Thomas Smith
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=6115&context=etd

Nauvoo Legion leadership ranks
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/bc-jsp/content/jsp/images/content/library/pdf/chart12.pdf

History of the Saints by John C. Bennett
https://archive.org/details/historysaints00benngoog/page/n165

James Gordon Bennett’s 1831 Report on “The Mormonites” by Leonard Arrington
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1437&context=byusq

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