Samuel Brown, BCC perma and author of In Heaven as It Is On Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death, will be in Seattle the weekend of February 26-27, giving two talks.
On Saturday, Sam will speak at Molly Bennion’s home in the 98112 zip code in Seattle at 7pm on February 25. The subject for the evening will be “Investigating Mormon Masonry.”
Intersections between Mormonism and American Freemasonry have caused considerable controversy among Latter-day Saints and their critics. The large majority of the work on this topic, on both sides, is intensely myopic. In this presentation, which extends the treatment of Masonry in _In Heaven_, Sam explores the assumptions central to the study of Mormon Masonry, considering how to understand influence and tradition, while exploring the meaning of Western esotericism at the intersections of early Mormonism and American Freemasonry. Because space is limited, RSVP is required. Comments, questions, and confirmations should be directed to Molly Bennion at bennion AT seanet DOT com.
On Sunday, Sam will present a fireside at 7pm at the Seattle North Stake, 5701 8th Ave NE, Seattle 98105 on “The Early Mormon Conquest of Death.” The talk will be in a more devotional vein and explore the personal meanings of the early Mormon legacy with regard to the question of human mortality and what comes next. No need to RSVP for this fireside.