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 sit down with Don Bradley, author of a recently-released book covering what we know about the lost 116 pages of the Book of Mormon. Don has been researching this topic for the last 15 years and writing about it for the last 2; now his research is compiled into his book “The Lost 116 Pages”. What can we know about a manuscript which as been lost for nearly 2 centuries? What sources has Don used to inform his speculation of the contents of that manuscript? What missing puzzle pieces of the Book of Mormon could be filled by the manuscript? Find out the answer to hardly any of these questions by listening to our discussion, but find out the answer to all of these questions by purchasing his book! We spend very little time discussing the actual content of the book, instead focusing more heavily on Joseph Smith and the world view which allowed him to write the 116 pages and the Book of Mormon.

Purchase here:
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-116-Pages-Reconstructing-Mormons/dp/158958760X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lost+116+pages&qid=1574873492&sr=8-1

Connect with Don Bradley here:
Onandagus1@gmail.com

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Direct download: NM_183_Normies.mp3
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On this episode, we spend a bit of time familiarizing ourselves with one of the most powerful people in Mormon history. Few people left behind so much material to work with as Eliza R. Snow and her poems, written throughout her life, reveal a level of character development seldom seen through any other set of documents. We get a sense for her perspectives on religion, social issues, polygamy, the plight of the Native American, and Christian Zionism. When taken as a whole, Eliza’s lexicon charts the progression of humanity through Mormon history better than nearly any other source.

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Eliza R. Snow’s Poetic Lexicon
https://erslexicon.wordpress.com/poems-11-15/

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s newest book A House Full of Females
https://www.amazon.com/House-Full-Females-Mormonism-1835-1870-ebook/dp/B01FPH2N0M

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Direct download: NM_182_Normies.mp3
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On this episode, times are tough in Nauvoo. From fights against the anti-Mormons in Carthage to financial strain pressuring everybody in the Kingdom on the Mississippi, Mormon leadership is looking for possible solutions to increasing debt crushing Jo and the whole community. They decided the Nauvoo Temple was the most financially viable solution to return initial investment causes, which pushed all other city projects back years. Joseph Smith decides to call on the Green Mountain Boys militia to help the Nauvoo Legion in a campaign to make Missouri answer for her crimes.

Check out the Smith-entheogen paper in Journal of Psychedelic Studies here:
https://www.academia.edu/40786304/The_entheogenic_origins_of_Mormonism_A_working_hypothesis

Links:

Letter to Green Mountain Boys
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign1844.htm

Yelrom settlement
http://mormonhistoricsites.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/NJ11.1_Historic-Sites.pdf

Isaac Morley
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/isaac-morley

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Direct download: NM_181_Normies.mp3
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On this episode, a fight breaks out between the Carthaginians and the Mormons of Nauvoo. Olive Amanda Smith Fullmer filed an affidavit charging her partner, Milton Cook, with bastardy (abandonment) and the Mormon Sheriff, Horace Eldridge, is granted a warrant for Cook’s arrest. When Eldridge arrives in Carthage, he’s confronted by the citizens and unable to serve the warrant. He returns to Nauvoo and gathers a posse of Nauvoo Legionnaires, including Stephen Markham, to descend on Carthage and affect the arrest once and for all. The ensuing confrontation creates chaos and pandemonium and the local media outlets battle it out in print for determining what actually happened.

Check out the updated Smith-entheogen theory paper here!
https://www.academia.edu/40786304/The_entheogenic_origins_of_Mormonism_A_working_hypothesis
https://akademiai.com/doi/full/10.1556/2054.2019.020

Links:

Olive Amanda Fullmer Smith
https://www.geni.com/people/Olive-Fullmer/6000000002404621131

Milton Cook
https://www.geni.com/people/Milton-Cook/6000000014559008144

Quincy Whig
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/whig1844.htm

Warsaw Message Jan 1844
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign1844.htm#0110

Stephen Markham
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/stephen-markham

Revelation, Resistance, and Mormon Polygamy by Merina Smith
https://books.google.com/books?id=ydS9AwAAQBAJ&pg=PT128&lpg=PT128&dq=milton+cook+mormon&source=bl&ots=KeRqfRmEcz&sig=ACfU3U0FTrdRqTAmDw1y-Hz34Qnvq2ePOA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjz9cWg5dPlAhWxFjQIHbWWCt0Q6AEwAHoECAgQAg#v=onepage&q=milton%20cook%20mormon&f=false

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Direct download: NM_180_Normies.mp3
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On this episode, we discuss William Marks, his importance to our timeline, and a special council called to determine how loyal he was to the prophet. Just like last week, some had entertained thoughts that there was a Brutus in the highest rings of Mormon leadership waiting to backstab the prophet when his back was turned. William Marks is called in and various church officials testify about secret oaths and plots in the dark alleys of Nauvoo. Some police officers camp outside Marks’s home waiting to cut him off when the time was right. Jo plays dumb and everybody goes home for want of candles.

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Direct download: NM_179_Normies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST
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