Joseph Smith & The Shaman’s Vision: A Forgotten Paradigm For The Life Of The Mormon Prophet

This presentation continues my consideration of the merits of the paradigmatic model of Joseph Smith as a shamanic personality as the most comprehensible way to understand and embrace his life and work. Utilizing the research of C.G.. Jung and Mircea Eliade and others on archetypal patterns of ancient religions and healing practices, this session furthers the attempt to integrate the most disparate aspects of Joseph’s life for a better understanding of him.

C. Jess Groesbeck, David Clark Knowlton