century Mormons, fell into disuse. Contrast this with the early LDS Deseret News, edited by the second counselor in the LDS First Presidency, which carried an astrological table in its first issue.
The use of Astrology among the Mormons goes back to the Order or Fraternity (called by outsiders the Fraternity of Rodmen). Mormon William W. Phelps, whose family is linked to the Fraternity, published an almanac in 1863 which refers to the LDS use of astrology and the to prophecies. "The moon's days in the signs of the Zodiac are also given near enough for the general reader." His 1865 Deseret Almanac also had Zodiac information.
Many Mormons have enjoyed the practice of the Mormon religion, but felt very disturbed by the Temple ceremonies. Many are so disturbed they never return after their first experience. They have good reason to be disturbed.
1. John Taylor. Millennial Star 13:337-338, Nov. 15, 1851
4. Joseph F. Smith. Millennial Star. 67:628, Sept. 1905
4a. Hunt and McMahon. The Seduction of Christianity, p.68
5. Scottish Rite Masonry, Vol. II, p. 373
6. Roberts, Freemasonry In American History, pp. 243-44
8. Naifeh, Steven and Gregory White Smith. The Mormon Murders. NY: New American Library, 1988, pp. 336-337. It may be argued that these authors aren't the top authorities on Mormonism. But there are many other qualified observers who have said similar things, this quote was simply easy to find.
9. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 39, N.Y: James T. White & Co., 1949, p.13
10. The Herald (newspaper) Oct. 22, 1892 cf. Frank J. Cannon's book.
11. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 39, p. 13. His Masonic membership is mentioned in 10,000 Famous Freemasons.
12. Deseret News, Dec. 19, 1893
13. Taylor, Samuel W. Rocky Mountain Empire The Later-Day Saints Today. N.Y.: Macmillan Pub. Co., Inc., 1978, p. 115
14. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 20, p. 49. He is also mentioned in the book 10,000 Famous Freemasons.
15. Tanner, Gerald and Sandra. Mormon Spies, Hughes and the CIA. Salt Lake City: Utah Lighthouse Ministry, 1978, esp. pp. 12-4, but the whole book relates to the topic.
16. ibid., p.l and other pages
17. Tanner, Gerald and Sandra, op. cit.
18. witnessed by Author
19. Church of Scientology broshure
20. various sources—common knowledge
2oa. Various LDS statements document this. As a starting point on studying Mormon plans and prophecy for the future read the respected Mormon historian Duane Crowther concerning the coming New Age Millenium etc. in his book Prophecy Key to the Future. The H.I.S. Ministries International, P.O. Box 21918, Salt Lake City, has put out a tract "The Mormon Plan for America" which outlines the coming Theocratic world government the Mormons expect.
21. Rev. Moon's claim are widely known. For primary documentation is Ken Sudo's 120-Day Training Manual, pp. 152, 160
22. Hansen, George. To Harass Our People, The IRS and Government Abuse of Power, pp. SS44-SS46.
23. Col. Bo Hi Pak, Opening Address, Sixth CAUSA Conference, held at the Key Bridge Marriot Hotel, Arlington, VA, Nov. 17-20, 1983—copy of speech given to delegates.
24. The Orange County Register, Apr. 15, 1990, p. G4
25. art. "Auto Deal Made With Red China" Spotlight (Jan. 1990) p. 3.
26. Spotlight (Jan. 1990) p. 5 quoting Dr. Gunnar Gorglid, the Swedish economist who is a UN consultant on Asian affairs.
30. W. Cleon Skousen, The Naked Communist, Salt Lake City, Ensing Pub. Co., 1958, p. 12
31. Young, Brigham. Journal of Discourses, 14:93
32. interviews with various Mormons
33. Crowther, Duane. Prophecy Key to the Future, p. 91 cf. Journal of Discourses, 21:150-53.
34. from Author's own experience
35. Schoebelen, William J. and James R. Spenser. Mormonism's Temple of Doom. Idaho Falls, ID: Triple J. Pub., 1987, p. 22
36. Quinn, Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, (1987), p. 194
38. Yorgason, 1974, p. 47 as quoted by Quinn, op. cit. p. 195
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