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Jul 10, 2024

Since this is another Huge Niblet episode, we decided to talk a little bit about philosophy. More importantly, we discuss Diogenes the Cynic and what the philosophical meaning of the word “cynic” is. Then we cover 3 chapters in Approaching Zion, all while keeping the question, “Was Hugh Nibley a modern day cynic?” in mind. 



Show notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynicism_(philosophy)#cite_ref-dudley5_8-0

https://www.worldhistory.org/article/740/the-life-of-diogenes-of-sinope-in-diogenes-laertiu/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeCKQnWogxI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EM_cfYcDjY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xl_7Ivi2og



Sword of Laban

Approaching Zion, by Hugh Nibley 

 

Pages from Hopi History by Harry C James: https://archive.org/details/pagesfromhopihis0000jame 

 

The False Gods We Worship, by Spencer W. Kimball: http://www.nauvoo.com/library/kimball-false.html  

 

Black Mesa Peabody Coal controversy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mesa_Peabody_Coal_controversy 



Happy News https://www.goodgoodgood.co/articles/small-island-nations-maritime-court-pollution-ruling 

 

In case you want to see where Shannon got the product placement information: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/mcdonalds-french-fries-truth/  

 

Next Live Show! Book club meeting: July 22, 2024, 6:00 pm (MST) 

Book: No Nonsense Spirituality: All the Tools No Faith Required by Brittney L. Hartley.  Patrons come prepared to discuss the book! 



Other Appearances: 



Come see Bryce on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing another titled Pearl of discount plastic Price. This link is for Episode 1:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZTnLYXsY8 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa



Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

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Jun 29, 2024

Happy Pride Month! To celebrate, we interviewed the amazing Shelly Johnson from Latter Day Lesbian podcast. She talked about the balance between navigating tough situations between the church’s control over family and resisting its influence in these family situations. In Media of Great Price, we discuss the book Closeted: My Life As a Gay BYU Student, by Jonathan Alder. After which we tell you about the new campaign headed up by David Tennant and Dannii Minogue to help Trans youth. 



Show notes

 

Shelly Johnson’s links: 

Latter Day Lesbian website: https://www.latterdaylesbian.org/ 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/latterdayles 

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2311239802538428/ 



Media of Great Price

Closeted: My Life as a Gay BYU Student, by Jonathan Alder 

Jonathan Alder’s website: https://jonathan-alder.com/ 



Happy News https://www.thepinknews.com/2024/06/18/david-tennant-and-dannii-minogue-remind-trans-youth-they-are-loved-in-vital-new-campaign/ 

 

Next Live Show! Book club meeting: July 22, 2024, 6:00 pm (MST) 

Book: No Nonsense Spirituality: All the Tools No Faith Required by Brittney L. Hartley.  Patrons come prepared to discuss the book! 



Other Appearances: 



Come see Bryce on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing another titled Pearl of discount plastic Price. This link is for Episode 1:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZTnLYXsY8 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa



Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Patreon page for documentary: https://www.patreon.com/SeerStonedProductions

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

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Jun 12, 2024

Let's talk about the Law of Consecration. First we will start with the background leading into it, as well as what it means and how it’s applied in early magic and occult before Mormonism. Next, we cover two chapters in Approaching Zion by Hugh Nibley that are on, you guessed it, the Law of Consecration. We end with some happy environmental news that should make everyone feel good. Enjoy!   

 

Show notes

Frederick G. Williams

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/f-g-williams-co-account-book-october-1833-november-1835/14#full-transcript#12663060396937193650

https://byustudies.byu.edu/article/joseph-smith-and-the-1834-d-p-hurlbut-case/

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/frederick-granger-williams#15314640672430267174

https://byustudies.byu.edu/article/the-medical-practice-of-dr-frederick-g-williams/

https://www.benchmarkbooks.com/pages/books/21463/frederick-g-williams/the-life-of-dr-frederick-g-williams-counselor-to-the-prophet-joseph-smith

 

Francis Barrett’s The Magus

https://archive.org/details/b24926747/page/34/mode/2up?view=theater

 

Law of Consecration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA-By_W0b0o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKQ9jNxm1zw

https://www.mormonwiki.com/Law_of_Consecration

https://askgramps.org/what-is-the-difference-between-communism-and-law-of-consecration/

https://www.fromthedesk.org/lets-talk-about-the-law-of-consecration/



Sword of Laban

Approaching Zion, by Hugh Nibley 

 

Pages from Hopi History by Harry C James: https://archive.org/details/pagesfromhopihis0000jame 

 

The False Gods We Worship, by Spencer W. Kimball: http://www.nauvoo.com/library/kimball-false.html  

 

Black Mesa Peabody Coal controversy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mesa_Peabody_Coal_controversy 



Happy News

https://electrek.co/2024/06/05/us-solar-q1-2024/

 

Other Appearances: 



Come see Bryce on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing another titled Pearl of discount plastic Price. This link is for Episode 1:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZTnLYXsY8 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa



Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Patreon page for documentary: https://www.patreon.com/SeerStonedProductions

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

Venmo: Shannon-Grover-10

 

May 29, 2024

In 1977, a book was published that shocked much of the world. It was an almost instant bestseller and ended up being translated in 20 languages and has sold more than 21 million copies today. The book has been described as one of the most influential novels of the modern feminist movement. The book? The Women’s Room by Marilyn French. We will talk about the author, the book, and the impact it had. 

 

Show Notes: 

 

The Women’s Room by Marilyn French: can be found anywhere books are sold. 

List of Feminist Literature: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_feminist_literature 

Marilyn French: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_French 

LA Times article when she died: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2009-may-05-me-marilyn-french5-story.html 

NY Times review written by Anne Tyler when book first published: https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/98/04/19/specials/tyler-french.html 

You’ve come a long way, baby” published by the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/sep/13/featuresreviews.guardianreview36 

A History of Women in Higher Education: https://www.bestcolleges.com/news/analysis/2021/03/21/history-women-higher-education/ 

 

Media of Great Price: 

 

Everything Everywhere All At Once 

Where it’s streaming: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/everything-everywhere-all-at-once 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6710474/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_2 

 

Happy News:  2 teens win $50,000 for ultrasound microplastic filtration device https://www.businessinsider.com/teens-win-fifty-thousand-for-ultrasound-microplastic-filtration-device-2024-5 

 

  

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see Bryce on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing another titled Pearl of discount plastic Price. This link is for Episode 1:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZTnLYXsY8 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

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One time Paypal donation for Bryce: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

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May 15, 2024

Part 2 of Episode 150! Yay!! And now for something completely different. This episode is a bit of a departure from our regular show. We invite Alex Criddle and Cody Noconi, researchers into the psychedelic origins of Mormonism, to respond to the recent debate on the Mormon Book Reviews channel between ourselves and Mormon apologist, Brian Hales. Brian attempts to provide the apologetic response to the theory that Joseph Smith utilized psychedelics (entheogens) in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in order to facilitate visionary experiences for the early Saints. Disinformation requires much greater effort than simply stating information so we do our best to debunk his debunking (rebunk the theory?). This one is a long haul so we split it into 2 episodes to make it a little more digestible.

 

Show notes:

Video version: https://youtu.be/3l0L1EHtQOo

Support our research and outreach: https://www.patreon.com/SeerStonedProductions

Original here: Psychedelics & Early Mormonism Theory Brian Hales Responds on Mormon Book Reviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE7J0y_cPpg

 

Further information:

The Higher Powers of Man” - Frederick M. Smith was a prophet of the RLDS Mormons and paternal grandson of the founder Joseph Smith. In 1918 Frederick published this Ph.D. dissertation breaking down altered states of consciousness from an early psychologist’s perspective, specifically, religious states of ‘ecstacy’ as he called it. A lengthy chapter devoted to peyote is particularly worth reading.

The Higher Powers: Fred M - Smith and the Peyote Ceremonies” - Shelby Barnes’ 1995 paper highlighting the curious psychedelic interests of Frederick M. Smith. While Barnes does not make any direct connections to Joseph Smith and psychedelics, Barnes does note that Frederick’s interests were an attempt to find the reliable keys to visionary revelation that his grandfather Joseph had demonstrated.

Restoration and the Sacred Mushroom”  - Dr. Robert Beckstead’s seminal research paper presented at the August 2007 Sunstone Symposium. Beckstead’s paper was the first to propose the possibility that Joseph Smith used psychedelics to facilitate visionary experiences.

A 1920’s Harvard Psychedelic Circle with a Mormon Connection: Peyote Use amongst the Harvard Aesthetes” Alan Piper’s 2016 paper highlighting Frederick M. Smith’s interest in psychedelics, and how as a standing Mormon prophet Fred was funding a 1920s group of Harvard students with peyote.

Revelation Through Hallucination: A discourse on the Joseph Smith-entheogen theory” - Bryce Blankenagel and Cody Noconi’s 2017 follow-up paper further explores the hypothesis originally put forward by Dr. Robert Beckstead a decade earlier.

The Entheogenic Origins of Mormonism: A Working Hypothesis” - Dr. Robert Beckstead, Bryce Blankenagel, Cody Noconi, and Michael Winkelman’s paper published in the Journal of Psychedelic Studies in June 2019. This was the first paper on the subject published in an academic journal.

Visions, Mushrooms, Fungi, Cacti, and Toads: Joseph Smith’s Reported Use of Entheogens” Brian Hales’ 2020 response paper to the one published in the Journal of Psychedelic Studies. As a believing Mormon engaged in academic apologetics, Hales details what he perceives to be holes in the proposed hypothesis.

The Psychedelic History of Mormonism, Magic, and Drugs” - Cody Noconi’s book published in 2021.

Psychedelics as a Means of Revelation in Early and Contemporary Mormonism (Part 1)” Alex Criddle's 2023 paper that was originally presented at the Forms of Psychedelic Life conference at UC Berkeley (April 14-15, 2023).

Psychedelics as a Means of Revelation in Early and Contemporary Mormonism (Part 2)” A continuation of Alex Criddle’s 2023 paper.

A Real Spiritual High: In Defense of Psychedelic Mysticism” An enlightening philosophical essay from Alex Criddle.

Bibliography and further reading:

  • The Varieties of Religious Experience, by William James

  • The Higher Powers of Man, by Frederick M. Smith

  • The Magus, by Francis Barrett 

  • A Key to Physic, and the Occult Sciences, by Ebenezer Sibly

  • Hearts Made Glad: The Charges of Intemperance Against Joseph Smith the Mormon Prophet, by Lamar Peterson

  • The Seven Sisters of Sleep, by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

  • The Encylopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications, by Christian Rátsch

  • Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers, by Richard Evans Shultes, Albert Hoffman, and Christian Rátsch

  • The Dictionary of Sacred and Magical Plants, by Christian Rátsch

  • Witchcraft Medicine: Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants, by Claudia Muller-Ebeling, Christian Rátsch, and Wolf-Dieter Storl

  • Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible, by Chris Bennett and Neil McQueen

  • Liber 420: Cannabis, Magickal Herbs and the Occult, by Chris Bennett

  • Cannabis: Lost Sacrament of the Ancient World, by Chris Bennett

  • Plants of the Devil, by Corinne Boyer

  • The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name, by Brian C. Muraresku

  • Veneficium: Magic Witchcraft, and the Poison Path, by Daniel A. Schulke

  • Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism, by Daniel A. Schulke

  • The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens, by Richard Evans Shultes and Albert Hoffman

  • Where the Gods Reign: Plants and Peoples of the Colombian Amazon, by Richard Evans Shultes

  • Vine of the Soul: Medicine Men, Their Plants and Rituals in the Colombian Amazonia, by Richard Evans Shultes and Robert F. Raffauf

  • Ethnobotany: Evolution of a Discipline, Richard Evans Shultes and Siri von Reis

  • Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion, by Jonathan Ott, R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, and Carl A. P. Ruck

  • Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History, by Jonathan Ott

  • Plant Intoxicants: a Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants, by Ernst Bibra and Jonathan Ott

  • Age of Entheogens & the Angels' Dictionary, by Jonathan Ott

  • Drugs of the Dreaming: Oneirogens: Salvia Divinorum and Other Dream-Enhancing Plants, by Jonathan Ott, Gianluca Toro, and Benjamin Thomas

  • The Road to Eleusis, by R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann, Carl A. P. Ruck, Huston Smith

  • Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences, by William A. Richards

  • Entheogens, Myth, and Human Consciousness, by Carl A.P. Ruck and Mark Alwin Hoffman

  • Mushrooms, Myth and Mithras: The Drug Cult that Civilized Europe, by Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark Alwin Hoffman and Jose Alfredo Gonzalez Celdran

  • Sacred Mushrooms of the Goddess: Secrets of Eleusis, by Carl A.P. Ruck

  • The Apples of Apollo: Pagan and Christian Mysteries of the Eucharist, by Carl A.P. Ruck, Clark Heinrich, and Blaise Daniel Staples

  • Psychedelic Mystery Traditions: Sacred Plants, Magical Practices, Ecstatic States, by Thomas Hatsis

  • The Witches’ Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic, by Thomas Hatsis

  • Alchemically Stoned: The Psychedelic Secret of Freemasonry, by PD Newman

  • Angels in Vermillion: The Philosophers’ Stone: From Dee to DMT, by PD Newman

  • Theurgy: Theory and Practice: The Mysteries of the Ascent to the Divine, by PD Newman

  • The Psychedelic History of Mormonism, Magic, and Drugs, by Cody Noconi

  • Magic Mushrooms in Religion and Alchemy, by Clark Heinrich

  • Psychedelic Medicine, by Richard Miller

  • Mushroom Medicine: The Healing Power of Psilocybin & Sacred Entheogen History, by Brian Jackson

  • The Religious Experience: It’s Production and Interpretation., by Timothy Leary

  • Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Significance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals, by Huston Smith

  • The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, by James Fadiman

  • Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide, by Paul Stamets

  • Soma: divine mushroom of immortality, by Robert Gordon Wasson

  • The Philosophy of Natural Magic, by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

  • Dwellers on the Threshold; Or Magic and Magicians, with Some Illustrations of Human Error and Imposture, by John Maxwell

  • The History of Magic, by Eliphas Levi

  • Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences, by Albert Mackey

  • The German Sectarians of Pennsylvania, by Julius F. Sachse

  • God on Psychedelics: Tripping Across the Rubble of Old-Time Religion, by Don Lattin

  • The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs, byAlexander Dawson

  • The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, by Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzne, and Richard Alpert

  • Entheogens and the Future of Religion, by Robert Forte

  • How To Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan

  • The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America by Don Lattin

  • Psychedelic Drugs Reconsidered, by James B. Bakalar and Lester Grinspoon

  • The Peyote Cult, by Weston LaBarre

  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences, by Rick Stassman

  • A Hallucinogenic Tea Laced With Controversy, by Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Roger Rumrrill

  • Occurrence and Use of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Containing Psilocybin Alkaloids, by Jakob Kristinsson and Jørn Gry

  • Psychedelics Encyclopedia, by Peter G Stafford

  • Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research Since the Decade of the Brain, by Nicolas Langlitz

  • Stairways To Heaven: Drugs In American Religious History, by Robert W. Fuller

  • Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic, by Mike Jay

  • DMT and the Soul of Prophecy: A New Science of Spiritual Revelation in the Hebrew Bible, by Rick Strassman

  • Liquid Light: Ayahuasca Spirituality and the Santo Daime Tradition, by G. William Barnar

  • Distilled Spirits: Getting High, Then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk, by Don Lattin

  • The Mystery of Manna: The Psychedelic Sacrament of the Bible, by Dan Merkur

  • Psychedelic Sacrament: Manna, Meditation and Mystical Experience, by Dan Merkur

  • LSD and the Divine Scientist: The Final Thoughts and Reflections of Albert Hofmann, by Albert Hoffman

  • The Doors of Perception, by Aldous Huxley

  • Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy, by Don Lattin

  • LSD: Doorway to the Numinous: The Groundbreaking Psychedelic Research into Realms of the Human Unconscious, by Stanislav Grof

  • LSD and the Mind of the Universe by Christopher Bache

  • Plant Teachers: Ayahuasca, Tobacco, and the Pursuit of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby and Rafael Chanchari Pizuri

  • Visionary Vine: Psychedelic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon by Marlene Dobkin de Rios

  • The Antipodes of the Mind by Benny Shannon

  • Ancient Psychedelic Substances by Scott Fitzpatrick

  • Psychoactive Sacramentals: Essays on Entheogens and Religion by Stan Grof, Huston Smith, and Albert Hofmann 

  • The Shaman and Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms by Don Jose Campos

  • The Religion of Ayahuasca: The Teachings of the Church of Santo Daime by Alex Polari de Alverga 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

May 15, 2024

Part 1 of Episode 150! Yay!! And now for something completely different. This episode is a bit of a departure from our regular show. We invite Alex Criddle and Cody Noconi, researchers into the psychedelic origins of Mormonism, to respond to the recent debate on the Mormon Book Reviews channel between ourselves and Mormon apologist, Brian Hales. Brian attempts to provide the apologetic response to the theory that Joseph Smith utilized psychedelics (entheogens) in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in order to facilitate visionary experiences for the early Saints. Disinformation requires much greater effort than simply stating information so we do our best to debunk his debunking (rebunk the theory?). This one is a long haul so we split it into 2 episodes to make it a little more digestible.

 

Show notes:

Video version: https://youtu.be/3l0L1EHtQOo

Support our research and outreach: https://www.patreon.com/SeerStonedProductions

Original here: Psychedelics & Early Mormonism Theory Brian Hales Responds on Mormon Book Reviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE7J0y_cPpg

Further information:

The Higher Powers of Man” - Frederick M. Smith was a prophet of the RLDS Mormons and paternal grandson of the founder Joseph Smith. In 1918 Frederick published this Ph.D. dissertation breaking down altered states of consciousness from an early psychologist’s perspective, specifically, religious states of ‘ecstacy’ as he called it. A lengthy chapter devoted to peyote is particularly worth reading.

The Higher Powers: Fred M - Smith and the Peyote Ceremonies” - Shelby Barnes’ 1995 paper highlighting the curious psychedelic interests of Frederick M. Smith. While Barnes does not make any direct connections to Joseph Smith and psychedelics, Barnes does note that Frederick’s interests were an attempt to find the reliable keys to visionary revelation that his grandfather Joseph had demonstrated.

Restoration and the Sacred Mushroom”  - Dr. Robert Beckstead’s seminal research paper presented at the August 2007 Sunstone Symposium. Beckstead’s paper was the first to propose the possibility that Joseph Smith used psychedelics to facilitate visionary experiences.

A 1920’s Harvard Psychedelic Circle with a Mormon Connection: Peyote Use amongst the Harvard Aesthetes” Alan Piper’s 2016 paper highlighting Frederick M. Smith’s interest in psychedelics, and how as a standing Mormon prophet Fred was funding a 1920s group of Harvard students with peyote.

Revelation Through Hallucination: A discourse on the Joseph Smith-entheogen theory” - Bryce Blankenagel and Cody Noconi’s 2017 follow-up paper further explores the hypothesis originally put forward by Dr. Robert Beckstead a decade earlier.

The Entheogenic Origins of Mormonism: A Working Hypothesis” - Dr. Robert Beckstead, Bryce Blankenagel, Cody Noconi, and Michael Winkelman’s paper published in the Journal of Psychedelic Studies in June 2019. This was the first paper on the subject published in an academic journal.

Visions, Mushrooms, Fungi, Cacti, and Toads: Joseph Smith’s Reported Use of Entheogens” Brian Hales’ 2020 response paper to the one published in the Journal of Psychedelic Studies. As a believing Mormon engaged in academic apologetics, Hales details what he perceives to be holes in the proposed hypothesis.

The Psychedelic History of Mormonism, Magic, and Drugs” - Cody Noconi’s book published in 2021.

Psychedelics as a Means of Revelation in Early and Contemporary Mormonism (Part 1)” Alex Criddle's 2023 paper that was originally presented at the Forms of Psychedelic Life conference at UC Berkeley (April 14-15, 2023).

Psychedelics as a Means of Revelation in Early and Contemporary Mormonism (Part 2)” A continuation of Alex Criddle’s 2023 paper.

A Real Spiritual High: In Defense of Psychedelic Mysticism” An enlightening philosophical essay from Alex Criddle.

Bibliography and further reading:

  • The Varieties of Religious Experience, by William James

  • The Higher Powers of Man, by Frederick M. Smith

  • The Magus, by Francis Barrett 

  • A Key to Physic, and the Occult Sciences, by Ebenezer Sibly

  • Hearts Made Glad: The Charges of Intemperance Against Joseph Smith the Mormon Prophet, by Lamar Peterson

  • The Seven Sisters of Sleep, by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

  • The Encylopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications, by Christian Rátsch

  • Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers, by Richard Evans Shultes, Albert Hoffman, and Christian Rátsch

  • The Dictionary of Sacred and Magical Plants, by Christian Rátsch

  • Witchcraft Medicine: Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants, by Claudia Muller-Ebeling, Christian Rátsch, and Wolf-Dieter Storl

  • Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible, by Chris Bennett and Neil McQueen

  • Liber 420: Cannabis, Magickal Herbs and the Occult, by Chris Bennett

  • Cannabis: Lost Sacrament of the Ancient World, by Chris Bennett

  • Plants of the Devil, by Corinne Boyer

  • The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name, by Brian C. Muraresku

  • Veneficium: Magic Witchcraft, and the Poison Path, by Daniel A. Schulke

  • Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism, by Daniel A. Schulke

  • The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens, by Richard Evans Shultes and Albert Hoffman

  • Where the Gods Reign: Plants and Peoples of the Colombian Amazon, by Richard Evans Shultes

  • Vine of the Soul: Medicine Men, Their Plants and Rituals in the Colombian Amazonia, by Richard Evans Shultes and Robert F. Raffauf

  • Ethnobotany: Evolution of a Discipline, Richard Evans Shultes and Siri von Reis

  • Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion, by Jonathan Ott, R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, and Carl A. P. Ruck

  • Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History, by Jonathan Ott

  • Plant Intoxicants: a Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants, by Ernst Bibra and Jonathan Ott

  • Age of Entheogens & the Angels' Dictionary, by Jonathan Ott

  • Drugs of the Dreaming: Oneirogens: Salvia Divinorum and Other Dream-Enhancing Plants, by Jonathan Ott, Gianluca Toro, and Benjamin Thomas

  • The Road to Eleusis, by R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann, Carl A. P. Ruck, Huston Smith

  • Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences, by William A. Richards

  • Entheogens, Myth, and Human Consciousness, by Carl A.P. Ruck and Mark Alwin Hoffman

  • Mushrooms, Myth and Mithras: The Drug Cult that Civilized Europe, by Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark Alwin Hoffman and Jose Alfredo Gonzalez Celdran

  • Sacred Mushrooms of the Goddess: Secrets of Eleusis, by Carl A.P. Ruck

  • The Apples of Apollo: Pagan and Christian Mysteries of the Eucharist, by Carl A.P. Ruck, Clark Heinrich, and Blaise Daniel Staples

  • Psychedelic Mystery Traditions: Sacred Plants, Magical Practices, Ecstatic States, by Thomas Hatsis

  • The Witches’ Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic, by Thomas Hatsis

  • Alchemically Stoned: The Psychedelic Secret of Freemasonry, by PD Newman

  • Angels in Vermillion: The Philosophers’ Stone: From Dee to DMT, by PD Newman

  • Theurgy: Theory and Practice: The Mysteries of the Ascent to the Divine, by PD Newman

  • The Psychedelic History of Mormonism, Magic, and Drugs, by Cody Noconi

  • Magic Mushrooms in Religion and Alchemy, by Clark Heinrich

  • Psychedelic Medicine, by Richard Miller

  • Mushroom Medicine: The Healing Power of Psilocybin & Sacred Entheogen History, by Brian Jackson

  • The Religious Experience: It’s Production and Interpretation., by Timothy Leary

  • Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Significance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals, by Huston Smith

  • The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, by James Fadiman

  • Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide, by Paul Stamets

  • Soma: divine mushroom of immortality, by Robert Gordon Wasson

  • The Philosophy of Natural Magic, by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

  • Dwellers on the Threshold; Or Magic and Magicians, with Some Illustrations of Human Error and Imposture, by John Maxwell

  • The History of Magic, by Eliphas Levi

  • Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences, by Albert Mackey

  • The German Sectarians of Pennsylvania, by Julius F. Sachse

  • God on Psychedelics: Tripping Across the Rubble of Old-Time Religion, by Don Lattin

  • The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs, byAlexander Dawson

  • The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, by Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzne, and Richard Alpert

  • Entheogens and the Future of Religion, by Robert Forte

  • How To Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan

  • The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America by Don Lattin

  • Psychedelic Drugs Reconsidered, by James B. Bakalar and Lester Grinspoon

  • The Peyote Cult, by Weston LaBarre

  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences, by Rick Stassman

  • A Hallucinogenic Tea Laced With Controversy, by Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Roger Rumrrill

  • Occurrence and Use of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Containing Psilocybin Alkaloids, by Jakob Kristinsson and Jørn Gry

  • Psychedelics Encyclopedia, by Peter G Stafford

  • Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research Since the Decade of the Brain, by Nicolas Langlitz

  • Stairways To Heaven: Drugs In American Religious History, by Robert W. Fuller

  • Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic, by Mike Jay

  • DMT and the Soul of Prophecy: A New Science of Spiritual Revelation in the Hebrew Bible, by Rick Strassman

  • Liquid Light: Ayahuasca Spirituality and the Santo Daime Tradition, by G. William Barnar

  • Distilled Spirits: Getting High, Then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk, by Don Lattin

  • The Mystery of Manna: The Psychedelic Sacrament of the Bible, by Dan Merkur

  • Psychedelic Sacrament: Manna, Meditation and Mystical Experience, by Dan Merkur

  • LSD and the Divine Scientist: The Final Thoughts and Reflections of Albert Hofmann, by Albert Hoffman

  • The Doors of Perception, by Aldous Huxley

  • Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy, by Don Lattin

  • LSD: Doorway to the Numinous: The Groundbreaking Psychedelic Research into Realms of the Human Unconscious, by Stanislav Grof

  • LSD and the Mind of the Universe by Christopher Bache

  • Plant Teachers: Ayahuasca, Tobacco, and the Pursuit of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby and Rafael Chanchari Pizuri

  • Visionary Vine: Psychedelic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon by Marlene Dobkin de Rios

  • The Antipodes of the Mind by Benny Shannon

  • Ancient Psychedelic Substances by Scott Fitzpatrick

  • Psychoactive Sacramentals: Essays on Entheogens and Religion by Stan Grof, Huston Smith, and Albert Hofmann 

  • The Shaman and Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms by Don Jose Campos

  • The Religion of Ayahuasca: The Teachings of the Church of Santo Daime by Alex Polari de Alverga

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May 1, 2024

Every General Conference the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces new temples. We walk through the history surrounding a few of the worldwide temples, along with some of the subtle international political maneuvers necessary to open the door to a new temple project. Wherever the church wants a temple, leaders must curry the favor of local and national politicians and regulators, doing so with no legal oversight. This two-way-street of backscratching opens the way for national security risks. After that we jump into Hugh Nibley’s Approaching Zion where he talks about gifts and laments how much people have to work for money when God provides everything we need. We round out with an update to the USDA guidelines for school food nutritional requirements being improved.

 

Show notes

https://journals.openedition.org/chinaperspectives/6383

https://apnews.com/article/china-foreign-influence-utah-legislature-mormon-church-921526d0c8eda2732c361488d20dd1b4

 

Happy News

https://apnews.com/article/school-meals-lunch-nutrition-sugar-sodium-aa17b295f959c72ef5c41ac3cd50e68d

 

Other Appearances: 

 

Psychedelics & Early Mormonism Theory Brian Hales Responds on Mormon Book Reviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE7J0y_cPpg

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

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Apr 17, 2024

It’s that time of year again. We go through all the talks from #GeneralConference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from top to bottom.

 

Show Notes: 

 

EntheoMagus Documentary Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0uHmmToTec

 

Documentary screenings: April 27-28, 2024 in Salt Lake City, UT At the Natural Law Apothecary.
April 29, 2024 At Brewvies

 

May 11, 2024 Portland, OR at the  Fifth Ave Cinema, 

 

https://seerstonedproductions.com/ to get a ticket

 

Find Brandon Crockett here: https://seerstonedproductions.com/ through the contact form. 

 

Find Alex Criddle here: https://alexcriddle.com/  

 

Find Cody Noconi here: mormonsanddrugs@gmail.com

 

Naked Mormonism links to 2019 “Entheogenic Origins” paper: 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6MXig8juxUKfMkJAIoYDxB

https://open.spotify.com/episode/75DZPdYHHhXCXjpwwuNVkX

https://open.spotify.com/episode/79EGBuWTJTBdJrMcHzoBxJ

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

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Apr 3, 2024

We’re very excited to invite a panel onto the show to discuss the forthcoming documentary about psychedelics in early Mormonism, EntheoMagus! We’re joined by the creators, Brandon Crockett, Cody Noconi, and Alex Criddle, to discuss the documentary, its genesis, and the overall future of the Smith-entheogen theory. Two sets of screenings are coming in late April and early May so if you’re in the SL, UT or Portland, OR areas, mark your calendar and grab your tickets before they’re all gone. Admission is free and we’re looking for any and all feedback!

Show Notes:

EntheoMagus Documentary Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0uHmmToTec

Naked Mormonism links to 2019 “Entheogenic Origins” paper: 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6MXig8juxUKfMkJAIoYDxB

https://open.spotify.com/episode/75DZPdYHHhXCXjpwwuNVkX

https://open.spotify.com/episode/79EGBuWTJTBdJrMcHzoBxJ

Contact Cody for a PDF or ebook of his book: mormonsanddrugs@gmail.com

Documentary screenings: April 27-28, 2024 in Salt Lake City, UT At the Natural Law Apothecary.
April 29, 2024 At Brewvies

May 11, 2024 Portland, OR at the  Fifth Ave Cinema,

https://seerstonedproductions.com/ to get a ticket

Find Brandon Crockett here: https://seerstonedproductions.com/ through the contact form.

Find Alex Criddle here: https://alexcriddle.com/  

Find Cody Noconi here: mormonsanddrugs@gmail.com  

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel.

Mormon News Roundup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_XVScOBGKY

Latter-Daily Digest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Lu00FuBVU

  

Other Appearances:

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

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Mar 27, 2024

Scripture study!!! Well, sort of. We’re talking about the codenames contained in the Doctrine & Covenants sections 78, 82, 92, 96, 103, 104, and 105. Names like Gazelam, Ahashdah, Pelagoram, Mahalaleel, Mahemson, Shederlaomach, and (most importantly) Talents, all appear concerning the Secret Combination of the United Firm, or United Order. We discuss the history of the names, who’s involved, and why they appear in the first place. Huge thanks to Gene Judson of Latter-daily Digest for inviting us onto the show and suggesting the topic! After that we chat about a movie concerning a secret combination, Hot Fuzz! We wrap with some happy news about biodegradable micro-polymers hoping to replace plastics!

 

Show Notes:

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2203&context=byusq

https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/blog/ask-us-top-five-reference-questions-about-doctrine-and-covenants-publishing?lang=eng

https://comparedandc.com/

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/5015/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_code_names_in_the_Doctrine_and_Covenants

 

Happy News https://today.ucsd.edu/story/biodegradable-microplastics 

 

Media of Great Price: Hot Fuzz: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425112/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt 

Where it’s streaming: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/hot-fuzz 

 

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel. 

 

Next Live Show! 

 

EntheoMagus Documentary Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0uHmmToTec

 

Mormon News Roundup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_XVScOBGKY

 

Latter-Daily Digest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Lu00FuBVU

  

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

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Mar 13, 2024

It’s time for our next installment of Huge Niblet’s Approaching Zion! He spends basically the entire section lamenting higher education and any information from sources other than the “p”rophet’s counsel. Does he want us to be zealous, or learned? Nobody knows! But before that we have a quick debrief and error correction from the last episode of Mormonism Live with Dan Vogel and Bryce discussing the Spalding theory of Book of Mormon authorship. Don’t miss the discussion linked below. Then we round out the episode with some happy news about Christians getting supermad about being held to the same legal standard as non-Christians.

 

Show Notes:

 

Mormonism Live Spalding discussion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwLZ68Z6LAI&t=6201s

 

ChurchisTrue authorship analysis:

https://wheatandtares.org/2020/04/23/book-of-mormon-wordprint-studies-in-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2KodKO9RYp69XCm0rtDCHkzSyd2i6Knmbu-asaDyFFnyNZvMIPGtf3Zb8

 

Happy News

https://www.christianpost.com/news/canadian-bill-would-remove-religious-exemption-from-hate-speech.html

 

Sword of Laman:

https://archive.org/details/mindofman0000nige/mode/2up?view=theater

 

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel. 

 

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

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Feb 28, 2024

We did it! We FINALLY did it! After years and years and years of requests from many listeners we have finally taken a look at Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s very first Sherlock Holmes book —  A Study In Scarlet. We look at the time period Doyle was writing it and why he would take on Mormonism in his first book. We also take a look at the impact the story had on how Mormons were treated in film. And since that book is an outsider looking into Mormonism, we decided that for the Media of Great Price segment, we’d look at a film of an insider looking out of Mormonism. Yes, after many listener requests, we watched the shitshow that is the Mormon film 17 Miracles. Following that discussion we cleanse all palate’s with some good news out of the UK about leaving a treaty that allows fossil fuel companies to sue governments. Enjoy your listener request episode! 

 

Show Notes

https://www.jstor.org/stable/27089071?read-now=1&seq=39#page_scan_tab_contents

https://www.jstor.org/stable/27089071?read-now=1&seq=39#page_scan_tab_contents

https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/victorianstudies.56.1.85?read-now=1&seq=4#page_scan_tab_contents

https://web.archive.org/web/20060923063139/http://historytogo.utah.gov/salt_lake_tribune/in_another_time/041094.html

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-was-arthur-conan-doyle-fascinated-mormons-180965353/

https://archive.org/details/StudyInScarlet/page/n167/mode/2up?q=danites

https://archive.org/details/cityofsaintsacro00burtuoft/page/xii/mode/2up?view=theater

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1041&context=mormonhistory

https://archive.org/details/conferencereport1912a/page/54/mode/2up?q=portray&view=theater

https://theeverydaycinephile.com/series/utah-in-film/the-beginnings-of-utah-film-history-the-mormon-exploitation-film/

https://theeverydaycinephile.com/series/utah-in-film/mormon-portrayals-in-classic-hollywood/

https://theeverydaycinephile.com/series/utah-in-film/celebrating-125-years-of-utah-and-the-movies/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_censorship_in_the_United_States

https://web.archive.org/web/20061020125538/http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1980/2/1980_2_12.shtml

Media: 17 Miracles

Happy News: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/22/uk-quits-treaty-that-lets-fossil-fuel-firms-sue-governments-over-climate-policies

Kang, Lydia; Pedersen, Nate. Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel.

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Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

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Feb 14, 2024

It’s time to take a look at the early Utah economy as created by Brigham Young, a ruthless capitalist in his own right. We take a brief look at the beginnings of the California Gold Rush and how much the Mormons were involved, as well as the battle for control between Bloody Brigham and Samuel Brannan. Which also leads us into Part 1 of our deep dive into Approaching Zion by Hugh Nibley. We discuss the first two essays and show the contortions Hugh Nibley has to make in order to present Bloody Brigham Young as a utopian. And to wash that image from your eyes, we will close out with some fantastic news about, of all things, the most recent Super Bowl and renewable energy. Enjoy! 

 

Show Notes:

https://utahstories.com/2016/07/the-legend-of-brighams-gold/

https://rsc.byu.edu/california-saints/apostles-amid-gold-seekers-1849

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/goldrush-samuel-brannan/

https://www.historynet.com/latter-day-scoundrel-sam-brannan/

https://historytogo.utah.gov/mining/

 

Sword of Laman: 

 

chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/https://coast.noaa.gov/data/Documents/OceanLawSearch/Senate%20Hearings_Committee%20on%20Commerce%20Oct.%20&%20Nov.%201971.pdf  

 

Happy News: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/energy/2024/02/10/super-bowl-58-100-percent-solar-powered/72538610007/ 

 

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel. 

 

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

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Jan 31, 2024

The Community of Christ, formerly the RLDS church, has named its new president! We bring on guest Evan Sharley to help us navigate the history of the RLDS/CoC, the climate into which Stassi Cramm is ascending to the office of prophet/president, and the current issues within the Community of Christ which converge to give a bleak impression of its future. Then we review the movie Whale Rider, a heartfelt legend-exploration story about progress overcoming conservatism. Then we wrap with some happy news about OpenAI and ChatGPT.

 

Show Notes

Gileriodekel.com - Evan's personal website

facebook.com/people/Heart-of-Discernment/100087683864565 - Heart of Discernment (progressive advocacy group)

Gileriodekel.com/Maxims - Maxims of the Mother (Evan's book gathering her thoughts and beliefs)

heartofdiscernment.com/polyamory-panel - Sunstone 2023 panel

heartofdiscernment.com/polyamory-primer - About polyamorous families

https://gileriodekel.com/books/

 

Media: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298228/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_2 

 

Happy News https://thetechbasic.com/openai-seeks-to-combat-the-use-of-chatgpt-for-political-purposes-in-the-u-s-elections/ 

 

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel. 

 

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

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Jan 17, 2024

Today we take a look at the man who is inarguably THE best apologist of the mormon church. Yes, we are talking about Hugh Nibley.

 

Show Notes:

 

Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life by Boyd Peterson 

Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith by Martha Beck 

Hugh Nibley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Nibley 

Hugh Nibley Biography: https://interpreterfoundation.org/bibliographies/hugh-w-nibley/biography/ 

Charles Nibley (Grandfather): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_W._Nibley 

Lives of the Saints: Mormonism’s Troubled Legacy:  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/01/21/lives-of-the-saints 

Faith of An Observer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xw_0_zZDVE 

Hugh Nibley, 94; Mormon Scholar, Professor and Author: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2005-mar-02-me-nibley2-story.html 

Hugh Nibley WIll Never Happen Again: http://archive.timesandseasons.org/2021/10/hugh-nibley-will-never-happen-again/ 

No Ma’am That’s Not History

http://www.sainesburyproject.com/mormonstuff/No%20Ma'am%20That's%20Not%20History.pdf

Sunstone article about Fawn Brodie

https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/034-32-37.pdf

 

Happy News

https://www.ketv.com/amp/article/plattsmouth-voters-recall-school-board-member/46333101?fbclid=IwAR0UisXhFIHr4GpcpM1eDH_qU_VLl_2HBVaAKyQuFBi43Mnx5-T3pb3kJwQ

https://www.ketv.com/article/highway-administration-banning-funny-electronic-messages-signs/46383174

 

Next Live Show Q&A! Saturday, January  27, 2024 at 9:00 AM (MST) 

 

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel.

 

Other Appearances:

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

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One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com

Jan 3, 2024

Newest Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Patrick Kearon, joins replaces M. Russel Ballard in the highest leadership body of the Mormon hierarchy. Who is he, from where does he come (professionally and otherwise), and what does his calling mean for the future of the wealthiest religion in the world? We do an apostolic profile with what publicly-available information can be found about Patrick Kearon, and his wife Jennifer Hulme-Kearon. After that we’re joined by Jen from ExMo Candle Co. to discuss the winner in the Glass Box War for the official Destroying Angel candle. Then we chat about Thank You For Smoking, a movie about propaganda and the power of argumentation through the lens of Big Tobacco (™) and finally we wrap with good news about an across-the-board cost of living increase for minimum wage workers.

 

Show Notes

Jennifer and Patrick Kearon’s talks/speeches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCcX_BrGqRI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs1zqc9-HzE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lImAFNL_Wi4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2onAy0uKVY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn3YJ2F8xMc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNdB7jrBMxs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF-z2kAgW8c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDH1KeSf5B8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5ktVGHMyLU

Richard G. Scott infamous victims clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXR4XiA5eoc

Other Links

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/18rcnwd/2023_year_in_review_the_recap_that_tscc_very_much/

https://www.deseret.com/2023/4/12/23680418/arizona-supreme-court-upholds-latter-day-saint-priest-penitent-privilege-in-sex-abuse-case#:~:text=The%20Arizona%20Supreme%20Court%20has,from%20a%20confidential%20spiritual%20confession.

https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2023-35

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2023/02/13/jana-riess-more-jesus-less/

https://floodlit.org/a/a519/

https://universe.byu.edu/2023/05/24/ex-byu-professor-admits-to-three-counts-of-sexual-battery-in-no-contest-plea/

https://religionnews.com/2023/12/11/new-mormon-apostle-is-a-bridge-builder-and-a-brit/

https://religionnews.com/2015/10/05/naming-of-3-new-mormon-apostles-raises-questions-about-race-international-diversity/

https://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2023/10/25/church-president-probabilities-changes-with-the-death-of-one-q15-member/

https://www.ensign.edu/elder-patrick-kearon

https://www.consultantscout.org/company-kearon-hulme-communications-in-clevedon-60343

https://clarity-project.co.uk/company/06078311

https://leedaily.com/2023/12/09/who-is-patrick-kearon-wife/

https://apnews.com/article/mormon-church-sexual-abuse-investigation-e0e39cf9aa4fbe0d8c1442033b894660

https://floodlit.org/a/a720/

https://gazette.com/news/courts/preliminary-hearing-waived-for-former-deputy-district-attorney-accused-of-child-sexual-assault/article_e4c450c0-87f0-11ee-81e7-1f88731633a9.html

https://apnews.com/article/jodi-hildebrandt-ruby-franke-child-abuse-0604b1f95978abdd11a341cb19088fba

https://www.deseret.com/2023/9/18/23880008/tim-ballard-responds-to-latter-day-saint-church-statement-operation-underground-railroad

https://www.propublica.org/article/utah-therapist-scott-owen-arrested-alleged-sexual-abuse-patients

https://apnews.com/article/mormon-church-investigation-child-sex-abuse-9c301f750725c0f06344f948690caf16

https://www.deseret.com/faith/2023/12/14/23993671/how-the-newest-latter-day-saint-apostle-ties-a-church-history-record-for-the-quorum-of-the-twelve

https://www.byui.edu/radio/lds-news/elder-patrick-kearon-called-as-new-apostle-for-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints

https://www.standard.net/news/local/2023/dec/08/lds-church-calls-new-apostle-to-serve-in-quorum-of-the-twelve/

https://www.deseret.com/2023/12/8/23993667/new-apostle-called-elder-patrick-kearon-joins-quorum-of-the-twelve-apostles

 

Media: Thank You for Smoking: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427944/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_1 

 

Happy News https://www.npr.org/2023/12/26/1221521157/minimum-wage-states-raises-jan-1 

 

Next Live Show Q&A!  Saturday, January  27, 2024 at 9:00 AM (MST) 

 

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel. 

 

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

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One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com

Dec 20, 2023

WAHOO! It’s that time of year again. Time for our last episode of the year because we’ve finished off everything for the year and we want to have some fun. And that fun is BOOKS, of course! Well, this time books, movies, TV shows, and video games. We each brought three for you. Shannon brought three books to movie adaptations and Bryce brought three games to movie/TV series adaptations. We had some fun and hope you do too! And Happy Holidays to all of you! 

 

Show Notes

 

First Blood: Book by David Morrell. 

Doom

Arcane A League of Legends Story 

Coldest City graphic novel by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart/Atomic Blonde:

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves: 

How to Train Your Dragon: Book by Cressida Cowell 

 

‘Destroying Angel’ Candle Scent War!!!

It’s down to the final countdown to go pitch in your vote for your favorite scent! Are you #TeamShannon or #TeamBryce? You have until December 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM (EST) to decide.  Make sure to leave a review once you’ve received the candle and tried out the scent for yourself! 

https://exmocandles.com/glass-box-wars/

 

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Dec 6, 2023

That’s right! We’re done!! But we have to get through the final 3 chapters before rounding it out and providing our conclusions. The new authoritative history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is mostly what we expected; New Mormon History is dead and Saints: The Standard of Truth telegraphs an era of academic retrenchment. These chapters cover the assassination of Hyrum and Joseph Smith in Carthage and the immediate aftermath and succession crisis to get the church into the hands of Bloody Brigham Young. This has been a big project so if you’re a patron of the show who supported the project, check your feed for a special post for my entire 200+ pages of show notes generated for these episodes. Apologies in advance for all the typos. #TeamBryce, signing off.

 

‘Destroying Angel’ Candle Scent War!!!

Come pitch in your vote for your favorite scent! Are you #TeamShannon or #TeamBryce? Make sure to leave a review once you’ve received the candle and tried out the scent for yourself!

https://exmocandles.com/glass-box-wars/

 

Show Notes

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/guide-declarations-martial-law-united-states

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorr_Rebellion

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Last_Public_Address_of_Lieutenant_General_Joseph_Smith.jpg

https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n358/mode/2up?view=theater

http://boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/HStout.html

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/samuel-harrison-smith

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/hosea-stout

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3162&context=byusq

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_(Bickertonite)

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V12N02_39.pdf

https://scblog.lib.byu.edu/2014/09/14/battle-of-nauvoo/

https://www.jstor.org/stable/43201320

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16noj_RBgUPc1pgFuGzp7sL8Gn3TvXNKr

 

Our Live Show Q & A was November 27, 2023. You can see it on Bryce Blankenagel’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@bryceblankenagel7707

 

Other Appearances: 

 

She Became Visible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2andBqOPcM

 

Almost Awakened

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ziJKR_D6s

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Nov 22, 2023

We’re in tunnel-vision mode until we finish this propagandistic pile of rubbish. Today is the penultimate episode of our long-form review of Saints. It begins in the spring of 1842 with John C. Bennett’s violent departure from Nauvoo and ends with the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor. Lots of things happen in this 2-year period and the book ignores most of them so let’s dive in. We do finish the episode with a tiny bit of happy news to keep us all positive as well as an update about the ongoing ExMo Candle Co Destroying Angel battle for the best scent. Patreon listeners get a tease for our next book review so be sure to tune in to the exclusive feed!

 

‘Destroying Angel’ Candle Scent War!!!

Come pitch in your vote for your favorite scent! Are you #TeamShannon or #TeamBryce? Make sure to leave a review once you’ve received the candle and tried out the scent for yourself!

https://exmocandles.com/glass-box-wars/

 

Show Notes

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-expositor-7-june-1844/4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Law_(Latter_Day_Saints)

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/2#full-transcript

http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1844.htm#0522

https://www.toddmcompton.com/WWfamilies.htm

https://byustudies.byu.edu/online-chapters/volume-5-chapter-24/

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/maria-lawrence/

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/emily-dow-partridge/

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/sarah-ann-whitney/

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-newel-k-elizabeth-ann-smith-and-sarah-ann-whitney-18-august-1842/1#full-transcript

https://archive.org/details/historysaints00benngoog/page/n95/mode/2up?view=theater&q=rockwell

https://www.ldsdiscussions.com/happiness

https://files.lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/articles/rockymountainsa00sten.pdf

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/john-c-bennett-and-spiritual-wifery/#back_ajs-fn-id_16-8646

 

Happy News: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/17/waste-plastic-eu-ban-exports-non-oecd-countries 

 

Next Live Show Q & A!! November 27, 2023, 6:00 PM (MDT) on Bryce Blankenagel’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@bryceblankenagel7707

 

Other Appearances: 

 

She Became Visible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2andBqOPcM

 

Almost Awakened

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ziJKR_D6s

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Nov 8, 2023

AT LONG LAST! We’re joined by Jen from ExMo Candle Co. to talk all about her experience and what led her to processing and healing from the Mormon cult through blasphemous candles! She tells of her story with the church, attending a Mormon university, depression and self-destruction caused by shame through bishop’s interviews and “repentance”, and how she navigated her way out of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of course, she also announces the debut of a new candle… well TWO candles to be more accurate. After that we talk Death to Smoochy, a Robin Williams and Edward Norton flick directed by Danny DeVito. We wrap with happy news about rebuilding underwater reefs and a bit of listener mail.


‘Destroying Angel’ Candle Scent War!!!

Come pitch in your vote for your favorite scent! Are you #TeamShannon or #TeamBryce? Make sure to leave a review once you’ve received the candle and tried out the scent for yourself!

https://exmocandles.com/glass-box-wars/


Don’t miss our next live hangout on Nov 27th, 2023 at 6 p.m. MST on the NM YouTube channel!
https://www.youtube.com/@bryceblankenagel7707

Show Notes

https://www.yearofpolygamy.com/

MOGP

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266452/

Happy News

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/a45585627/marine-biologists-doubted-him-now-hes-revolutionizing-coral-reef-restoration/

Other Appearances:

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa


Email:
glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Oct 25, 2023

It’s that time of year! SpooOOOoooOOOookey stories! First we talk about a hotbed of paranormal interdimensional activity in the heart of Mormon country; Skinwalker Ranch! After that we deep dive into the sci-fi classic Frankenstein. We wrap with a quick reminder to get out and vote along with catching up on listener mail!

 

Show Notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Burns

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_S._Taylor

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ecbard

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/Soil%20Electrical%20Conductivity.pdf

https://www.reddit.com/r/sdr/comments/v4577h/16ghz_signals_a_simple_question_skinwalker/

https://www.utah.com/articles/post/what-is-skinwalker-ranch-and-whats-really-going-on-there

https://www.iflscience.com/skinwalker-ranch-bastion-for-the-paranormal-or-hoax-69969

https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/claims-about-pentagon-ufo-program-how-much-is-true/

https://www.hullingermortuary.com/obituaries/junior-hicks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinwalker_Ranch

https://www.deseret.com/1996/6/30/19251541/frequent-fliers

https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML2316/ML23165A245.pdf

 

MOGP

 

Mary Shelley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shelley 

Percy Bysshe Shelley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Bysshe_Shelley 

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein 

Frankenstein Castle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_Castle 

Luigi Galvani: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Galvani 

Giovanni Aldini: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Aldini 

Lord Byron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Byron 



Happy News

Just get out and vote, y’all!

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

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Oct 11, 2023

Our review of General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for October 2023 Sunday sessions.

 

Yes, our review of GenCon was longer than the actual GenCon. Thank you to all the wonderful folks who made this project happen! The last nearly 2 hours is patreon extras for you all you fantastic financial supporters of the show.

 

Show Notes:

 

Links:

Brad: https://twitter.com/ComfytheGhost

V (Friend from Serbia): @NoChillAuntie

Aurora: aurorarosea.com 

Alexis: https://www.youtube.com/@UtahSustainGardening 

Julie’s Twitter - @juliebr83

Tanner’s blog - https://diligenceovertime.blogspot.com/

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com

Oct 11, 2023

Our review of General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for October 2023 Saturday sessions.

 

Yes, our review of GenCon was longer than the actual GenCon.

 

Show Notes:

 

Links:

Brad: https://twitter.com/ComfytheGhost

V (Friend from Serbia): @NoChillAuntie

Aurora: aurorarosea.com 

Alexis: https://www.youtube.com/@UtahSustainGardening 

Julie’s Twitter - @juliebr83

Tanner’s blog - https://diligenceovertime.blogspot.com/

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Sep 27, 2023

It’s the listener show! Today we bring on a group of cohosts to attempt the impossible task of filling Shannon’s shoes while she continues to recover. Tanner presents a segment on the Kinderhook plates, drawing larger implications for how it disproves other Mormon scripture “translation” claims. Then Will takes us on a journey through reconciling his relationship with his mom through LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) and making his own “translation” of the Kinderhook plates. Then Julie gives us a rundown on the new Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. After that we’re joined by Friend from Serbia (V) to discuss the ongoing situation involving Connexions and its leaders, Jodi Hildebrant and Ruby Franke. We round out the show with some happy climate news based in the U.S.

 

Show Notes:

Will’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheSeerStoners / Tail end of Heavenly Mother LARP - https://twitter.com/TheSeerStoners/status/1576569834384809984

Ryan Gosling Talent Show at a Mormon church 1991 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJQvXCoNDzM

Julie’s Twitter - @juliebr83

Tanner’s blog - https://diligenceovertime.blogspot.com/

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Sep 13, 2023

Runnin solo today! While Shannon continues to recover we’re going to take the opportunity to do a segment that sent Shan to hospital in the first place! That’s right, we’re back in Saints: The Standard of Truth, the new, authorized history of Joseph Smith and his early religious movement. That’s it. That’s all we’re doing this episode! We talk missionaries in Europe, political machinations, President Martin Van Buren, polygamy, the endowment ceremony, Freemasonry, The Book of Abraham, so many other gems! This period of April 1839-April 1842 is one of the most complicated and adaptive periods of Joseph’s ministry and we hold on with the edge of our finger tips as the book rips us through it, hoping we aren’t stopping to smell the shitpiles the book conspicuously ignores along the journey.

 

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Show Notes

Warsaw Signal Archive (ThomASS Sharp) http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1842.htm

Nauvoo City Council Minute Book

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-city-council-minute-book-1841-1845/19

Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/mary-elizabeth-rollins/

Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/translation-and-historicity-of-the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng

Discussions over Joseph “turning the key” to the Relief Society

https://exponentii.org/blog/daughters-in-my-kingdom-something-better-the-female-relief-society-of-nauvoo-chapter-2/

https://wheatandtares.org/2021/08/02/do-women-have-priesthood-keys/

https://exponentii.org/blog/daughters-in-my-kingdom-something-better-the-female-relief-society-of-nauvoo-chapter-2/

https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/the-first-fifty-years-of-relief-society/part-2/2-2#inline-note86

https://bycommonconsent.com/2015/03/17/establishment-of-the-relief-society/

RS Minute Book by Eliza R. Snow

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/10#full-transcript

 

Mormon News Roundup Ep 76

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BtfLgWkJB4

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

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