Tag: Metatext

  • Volume One: Introduction

    The first twenty-eight pages of A Cultural History of The Book of Mormon walk us through the meta-text generated about The Book of Mormon even before it was published. Daymon Smith extracts excerpts from newspapers at the time that showed how stories surrounding the unpublished book helped form/frame perceptions of it. “Gold Bible” stirred up […]

  • Moses’ transcendent psychedelic experience: facing Ego

    Moses’ transcendent psychedelic experience: facing Ego

    In my last post, I explored the possibility that Moses’ transcendent experience found in The Pearl of Great Price (the Burning Bush?) was through the assistance of psychedelic medicine. I want to continue that exploration in this post. Moses, after many hours, comes down from his transcendent state and has the epiphany that man is […]

  • What does the fox [err, text] say?

    Yesterday, Sunday, I attended Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). It was the first Sunday of the month, which means that it was Fast and Testimony meeting (if you’re unfamiliar with such a meeting, click here). During the fast and testimony meeting, there were beliefs expressed, such as, “I know that the […]