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Mormonism and history/"Magic" in Mormon history
"Magic" in Mormon history
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- Question: Does Lucy Mack Smith's mention of the "faculty of Abrac" and "magic circles" evidence that "magick" played a strong role in the Smith family's early life?
- Question: Did Joseph Smith, Sr. practice "divination"?
- Question: Did early members of the "Mormon" Church believe in witchcraft?
- Question: Was the fact that the recovery of the Book of Mormon plates occurred on the autumnal equinox somehow significant?
- Question: Did Joseph Smith derive his religious ideas in part from a mysticism called Kabbalah?
- Question: Did Joseph Smith have a Jupiter talisman on his person at the time of his death?
- Stephen Robinson: "In the case of the Jupiter coin, this same extrapolation error is compounded with a very uncritical acceptance of the artifact in the first place"
- Question: What is the source of the story about Joseph Smith possessing a Jupiter talisman?
- Question: Could the list of items on Joseph's person at the time of his death have been incomplete?
- Question: What is the probability that Joseph Smith possessed items related to "magic"?
- Question: Was a "vagabond fortune-teller" named Walters Joseph Smith's "mentor"?
- Question: Did Joseph Smith's family own "magic parchments" which suggest their involvement in the "occult"?
- Question: Was a "magic dagger" once owned by Hyrum Smith?
- Question: Does the Book of Mormon’s reference to “slippery treasures” stem from Joseph Smith’s involvement in money digging and the occult?