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 dive into the world of Masonry and Mormonism. In 1842, Joseph ascended to Master Mason “at-sight,” and seven weeks later revealed his Temple Endowment ceremony. If we view more of Joseph Smith’s timeline, we find Masonry was highly influential on the prophet from his earliest years, long before the Book of Mormon ever entered the public sphere. Cheryl Bruno, who is currently writing a book on Mormonism and Masonry, joins us periodically to help us walk through the history of these intertwining fields of philosophy.

Links:

Episode

Regius Poem
http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/regius.html

History of Freemasonry
http://www.msana.com/historyfm.asp

MormonThink on Masonry and Mormonism
http://www.mormonthink.com/temple.htm#masons

William Morgan affair
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morgan_(anti-Mason)#Aftermath:_the_anti-Masonic_movement

Free Masonry its Pretensions Exposed
https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=FAsAAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PR1

Dictionary of Symbolical Masonry Rev G. Oliver
http://www.sacred-texts.com/mas/dun/dun09.htm

Founding Fathers in Masonry
http://freemasoninformation.com/masonic-education/famous/united-states-masonic-founding-fathers/

Age of Enlightenment and Freemasonry
http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/freemasonry_enlightenment.html

Masonic Presidents
http://www.32nddegreemasons.org/what-is-the-scottish-rite/little-known-facts/

Scottish rite Order of High Priesthood
http://www.travelingtemplar.com/2012/04/order-of-high-priesthood.html

Order of Melchisedek
http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/love.html

Mormon Endowment and Masonic Ascendency comparison
http://www.mormonismi.net/jamesdavid/masendow.htm

Mormonism and Freemasonry comparison
http://www.salamandersociety.com/foyer/masons/

Occult and Masonic Influence in Early Mormonism
http://mit.irr.org/occultic-and-masonic-influence-in-early-mormonism

Mason-Mormon ties: What’s fact, what’s fiction
http://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/faith/ci_3401255

Scott Gordon FairMormon Mormon Temples and Freemasonry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsbsG-kE2W0

Mormon Expression 144-145
http://redninjas.com/files/MormonExpression/

Other projects:

Protect LDS Children documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zXcUQfuPaA&t=721s

Mormon Satan, Brother of Jesus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yonzAxOLbBc

Show Links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: Ep_100.mp3
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