Have you read D. Michael Quinn's "Early Mormonism and the Magic World View?" On this episode of Mormonish, Landon and Rebecca present a discussion of Quinn's ground breaking book on early Mormonism and folk magic.
This was a revolutionary concept when the first edition of the book was published in 1987. Very few members knew anything about the prevalence of folk magic and the occult in the early days of the church and it's importance in the Smith household itself.
This book is a must read to truly understand the origins of the church. If you haven't read the book and don't think you want to tackle it, this presentation and discussion offers a great synopsis of the important information in the book.
This episode was taped as a spooky Halloween edition of The Good Book Club in October 2022, so don't be surprised by anything you see!
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