As many scholars and researchers have noted, Mormonism possesses several Gnostic aspects—including the person’s ability to become a god, an emanation theology and a radical deconstruction of biblical texts. The “American Religion” also champions an otherworldly experience with higher forms of consciousness. Of course, there is plenty of Mormon orthodoxy that stifles the Divine Spark. We explore the Gnostic traits and influence on Mormonism, from the original ideas of Joseph Smith to the history of the LDS Church. You may even drink coffee and watch South Park during this definitive quest.
Astral Guest—Scott Smith, author of God Reconsidered.
Uploaded May 19, The Year of Our Demiurge 2016.
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