Speaker: Elizabeth Quick

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 …

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Women’s Prophetic Drumming Tradition

Women’s Prophetic Drumming Tradition Through a combination of newly excavated artifacts and biblical textual evidence, scholars are reconstructing an ancient tradition of women’s spirituality known as “drum, dance, and song.” Mormon women are heirs to a tradition that stretches from the Bee Priestesses of Neolithic Anatolia and Crete, to the later Bee Priestesses of ancient …

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