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168: Seer Stones, Folk Magic, and Alvin’s Hand

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With The Church releasing photos of the Seer Stone it seems to beg the question what really is at the root of our discomfort with this narrative.  For me the answer is obvious….. Treasure Digging and Folk Magic and the depth of the details of how all the characters involved are just that……. involved.

We hit on the Chase family, magic circles, guardian spirits, throat slit Spaniards, Obadiah Dogberry, and Alvin’s Hand.  This one was fun and I hope you find it fun too.

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

https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/27599/3/Parker_Stuart_AC_201103_PhD_thesis.pdf

http://undergroundnotes.com/graphics7/Dialogue_V27N03_211.pdf

https://exploringmormonism.com/palmyra-magic-timeline/

http://en.fairmormon.org/Joseph_Smith/Seer_stones

http://en.fairmormon.org/Joseph_Smith/Seer_stones/%22Rock_in_hat%22_used_for_Book_of_Mormon_translation

http://en.fairmormon.org/Book_of_Mormon/Translation/Joseph’s_use_of_the_seer_stone_as_a_youth

http://fr.fairmormon.org/Joseph_Smith/Seer_stones

https://www.lds.org/ensign/1987/08/the-alvin-smith-story-fact-and-fiction?lang=eng

http://mit.irr.org/changing-first-vision-accounts-1827-first-vision-account-related-willard-chase

http://www.fullerconsideration.com/sources.php?cat=HP-FBC

 

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3 thoughts on “168: Seer Stones, Folk Magic, and Alvin’s Hand

  1. Bill, I swear a few of the times you say BY’s name…you say “bringemyoung”.
    Just thought that was interesting. Was this subliminal on your part, or my part?

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