Emma Smith as Shaman

Emma Smith as Shaman In recent years, much has been spoken and written about Joseph Smith and shamanism. But many people would be surprised to learn of the shamanic elements in the life of Emma Smith. While much has been published about male shamanic traditions, this session will explore the lesser-known forms and traditions of female shamanism and the evidence for their existence in the life and work of Emma Smith. It will also look at parallels between Mormonism and other shamanic religious and cultural traditions, ancient and contemporary.

Elizabeth Quick, Margaret Toscano