Joseph Smith

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Joseph Smith AKA Joseph Smith, Jr. AKA J. S. Fletcher

America 1805 – 1844

Comments: Creator of the Mormon Church of The Later Day Saints of Jesus Christ; withholding any religious comments, Smith was an esoteric Freemason and Seer from the very active burned-over district of western New York during the Second Great Awakening which breed many occult and unusual religious movements, Churches and Communes. He was a Freemason, and the Fraternity rescued him from mobs. Around 1823 he would wear a special white top hat and meditate into a gem to have visions and search for treasure.; "theodemocracy"; Angel vision; scrying; geomancy; polygamy ; Sex magick; had 30 - 40 wives; His Aaronic Priesthood used quasi - Masonic Rites;


Teachers: angel Moroni; Franz Anton Mesmer ; P. B. Randolph; Andrew Jackson Davis (The Poukeepsie Seer); General Ethan Allen Hitchcock; Jemima Wilkinson (The Universal Friend) ;Emma Curtis Hopkins from the New Thought Movement ; Mary Baker Eddyof Christian Science fame; Emanuel Swedenborg; John Humphrey Noyes of Oneida Community; Thomas Lake Harriss of the Brotherhood of the New Life community; Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha'nish of the Mazdaznan movement; John Humphrey Noyes, Oneida colony, 1848; Robert Matthews aka “Joshua the Jewish Minister"; Jacob Cochran of the Cochranites of Maine; Orson Hyde ; Rev. Samuel Spauldin;


Students; Oliver Cowdery, 1st scribe; Edward Partridge; Sampson Avard, 1st Enforcer, or Danite; Sidney Rigdon; Brigham Young, 2nd Mormon leader; Sidney Gilbert; William Clayton; Don Carlos Smith; John Taylor; Willard Richard; Windsor Lyon; Heber Kimball ; Vilate Kimball; Orson Whitney; Sarah Noon; Sarah Ann Whitney; Samuel Brannan (1819-1889), in CA; Mary Elizabeth Rollins ; D. Michael Quinn, author of Early Mormonism and the Magic World View;

Friends:1st wife Emma Hale aka Emma Smith; Fanny Alger, 1st mistress; Martin Harris, neighbor; Alexander Doniphan, Defense Atty; Benjamin Winchester; Lucinda Pendleton; Louisa Beaman; Zina Diantha Huntington; Prescendia Lathrop Huntington; Emmeline Wells; Agnes Moulton Coolbrith; Marinda Nancy Johnson; Elizabeth Davis; Sarah Kingsley; Delcena Johnson, and her sister Almera Woodard Johnson; Martha McBride; Ruth Vose; Flora Ann Woodworth; Lucy Walker; Helen Mar Kimball; Hannah Ells; Elvira Annie Cowles; Desdemona Fullmer; Olive G. Frost; Melissa Lott; Nancy M. Winchester; Sarah Lawrence and her sister Maria Lawrence; Eliza Snow; Fanny Richard; Rhoda Richards; Fanny Young; Sylvia Sessions and her mother Patty Bartlett; Emily Dow Partridge and her sister Eliza Maria Partridge;

Enemies: John Whitmer; David Whitmer; W. W. Phelps; Gov. Lilburn Boggs of Missouri, site of 1838 Mormon War; Thomas C. Sharp, newspaperman; Illinois Governor Thomas Ford; Floyd C. McElveen; Nancy Rigdon; Gilbert W. Scharffs, author of Mormons & Masons: Setting the Record Straight;


Similar - Joanna Southcott (1750–1814). of the Southcottian sect of Christian Israelites; James Jershom Jezreel of the Jezreelites aka James Roland White;


Organizations: founder Church of Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ AKA Mormonism; Freemasonry, though his Charter was revoked, he and his brother continued to run 4 Masonic Lodges ; United Order of Enoch; Melchizedek priesthood ; Quorum of the Twelve;

Author: The Book of Mormon; dictated a lost "Book of Enoch," ;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Smith; http://www.salon.com/2014/04/20/blood_vows_joseph_smith_mormonism_and_the_invention_of_american_polygamy/ ; http://www.gutenberg.org/author/Joseph+Smith; http://www.josephsmith.net/josephsmith/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=041579179acbff00VgnVCM1000001f5e340aRCRD ; read him here- http://www.sacred-texts.com/mor/index.htm ; http://www.godpaths.com/mormons.html ; or listen - http://librivox.org/author/1474 ; http://strangedaze.doomby.com/pages/jezreel-s-tower.html ;http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/11/us/its-official-mormon-founder-had-up-to-40-wives.html; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/26/joseph-smith-wives_n_6180184.html;