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*Read Book ⚢ The Angel and the Sorcerer: The Remarkable Story of the Occult Origins of Mormonism and the Rise of Mormons in American Politics ⚢ Based on Levenda s research into Mormonism, Freemasonry, and esoteric societies over the past thirty years, this book is intended for an audience that is curious about Mormonism in light of the fact that at the beginning ofthere were two Mormons running for the GOP presidential nomination against two Roman CatholicsThere has been much confusion in the media over various Mormon phenomena, such as the magic underwear, polygamy Big Love style, and much else This book examines the beliefs and reveals the facts of Mormon ideas and practice, starting with its founder Joseph Smith Jr who began his religious career with rituals of ceremonial magic and divination, and ended it with Freemasonry, the largest militia in the state of Illinois, a candidacy for US president, and assassination Levenda also discussed the Mormons connection to Howard Hughes, Richard Nixon and Watergate as well as the role of Mormons in contemporary Presidential electionsThis is the fascinating story of a purely American religion, its occult origins, and the rise of Mormons in American politics Nowhere near as good as the seminal Mormonism and the occult text Early Mormonism and the Magic World View by scholar and historian D Michael Quinn Angel and the Sorcerer is a nice introduction to Mormonism s occult beginnings, but for those wanting a seriously deep dive into the various folk magic practices of the Smith family, and their influences on the ever evolving theology of Mormonism, one should really just skip this introduction and head straight for D Michael Quinn s massive Nowhere near as good as the seminal Mormonism and the occult text Early Mormonism and the Magic World View by scholar and historian D Michael Quinn Angel and the Sorcerer is a nice introduction to Mormonism s occult beginnings, but for those wanting a seriously deep dive into the various folk magic practices of the Smith family, and their influences on the ever evolving theology of Mormonism, one should really just skip this introduction and head straight for D Michael Quinn s massive Early Mormonism and the Magic World View I have studied the Latter day Saints LDS faith for several years now and this book took a different angle to explain the Mormon religion I would have never speculated sinister forces influencing the LDS faith until I read this book This was a new look and shed some light on the allegations of darker, occult, and demonic origins of Mormonism Was Joseph Smith really visited by the angel Moroni in his room Did Jesus and God appear to him in the wooded grove as he kneel praying Or was he visi I have studied the Latter day Saints LDS faith for several years now and this book took a different angle to explain the Mormon religion I would have never speculated sinister forces influencing the LDS faith until I read this book This was a new look and shed some light on the allegations of darker, occult, and demonic origins of Mormonism Was Joseph Smith really visited by the angel Moroni in his room Did Jesus and God appear to him in the wooded grove as he kneel praying Or was he visited by demonic forces appearing to deceive Joseph Smith Why was 23 September also the autumn equinox and important pagan ritual date chosen for Joseph Smith to be taught by angel Moroni There are so many things I learned in this book I am neither pro Mormon nor anti Mormon but this book presents a strong argument The author gives his opinions in a respectful and articulate way These may be allegations but they are worth reading The information presented is very clear and well balanced.This book raised even further questions and speculations I have about the LDS faith I still continue my own research into the proclaimed one true church as all other church creeds were an abominations as their leaders had become corrupt Read this book, gather information to help form your own opinions, and have educated conversation about this religion shrouded in secrecy Thanks Over the last few weeks I ve been spending a lot of time doing research on the life of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church I ve been especially interested in the occult influences that shaped his life, and was hopeful that The Angel and the Sorcerer might shed somelight on those influences TAatS lives up to its billing, though only barely It feels muchlike a beginning than an end, lacking a lot of detail that would have made for a much better book For instance, autho Over the last few weeks I ve been spending a lot of time doing research on the life of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church I ve been especially interested in the occult influences that shaped his life, and was hopeful that The Angel and the Sorcerer might shed somelight on those influences TAatS lives up to its billing, though only barely It feels muchlike a beginning than an end, lacking a lot of detail that would have made for a much better book For instance, author Peter Levenda mentions the influence of Freemasonry on the LDS Church, but doesn t bother to really spell out those influences Secret Mormon Temple Ritual is hardly a secret, and seeing a bit of it in this book would have been helpful I was expectingof a point by point look at the borrowings made by Joseph Smith, and instead I got some vague generalities Still, this is not a bad book, and there were a few bits and pieces that were new to me, I just wish it would have haddepth At a paltry 180 pages it s a quick read crying out fordetail, but for anyone looking for an introduction to the subject it s worth picking up The story of the LDS is a story of treasure hunters and sorcerers , writes Levenda Evangelical Christians, and others, may get disturbed by the roots of ritual magic, involvement in Freemasonry, plural marriage, or the baptism of the dead, as the History of that very American religion shows You should add to that the genetic search for the Lost tribes of Israel.Are Mormons really Christians What does it mean to have a Mormon candidate running for president Mind you, Levenda suggests The story of the LDS is a story of treasure hunters and sorcerers , writes Levenda Evangelical Christians, and others, may get disturbed by the roots of ritual magic, involvement in Freemasonry, plural marriage, or the baptism of the dead, as the History of that very American religion shows You should add to that the genetic search for the Lost tribes of Israel.Are Mormons really Christians What does it mean to have a Mormon candidate running for president Mind you, Levenda suggests, none would predict Nixon, a Quaker, would order the bombing of Cambodia, and would get impeached Joseph Smith too, was once a candidate for the presidency, but it was his intention to turn the USA into a Mormon nation He was murdered For some time the LDS became a bastion of Republican politics Though, in recent times, that tendency has become a bit diluted along the political spectrum And, we all know now, Romney lost the race back in 2012 Nevertheless, he s still politically active OK, Joseph Smith used a divining rod and the sheer stone in his translation work, namely Levenda calls him the first real leveraged buyout king , way before the time of wealthy Mitt RomneyThe Prophet Joseph Smith was not a natural orator, but his sentiments were so sublime and far reaching that everybody was eager to hear his discourses Lorenzo SnowIt s still polemic in our days the Christian character of Mormonism As for Joseph Smith being an angel , I will keep my doubts Levenda is sure about one thing America is a hounted house Nonetheless, the author will pose lots of questions check on chapter 10 entitled Implications , for example, whether Joseph Smith was a real prophet, at all If you would ask the American philosopher Truman Madsen, he would reply positively with, at least, 10 confirmatory reasons.But Madsen was a Mormon The book had come up in 2012, when Romney was nominated by the Republican party Just take a look at this tricky headline Donald Trump Jr identifies his favorite Democrat Mitt Romney In I ve watched someone saying that in 2012 five million evangelicals stayed home They wouldn t vote for a Mormon