Monday, January 9, 2017

Blue Star Kachina

The following are videos taken at Rexburg Idaho of what I know to be Blue Star Kachina on a cloudy day on 01/09/2017

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3 

The following are pictures taken at Rexburg Idaho of what I know to be Blue Star Kachina on a cloudy day on 01/09/2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

What the City of Enoch is to look like.

The Revelationof St John the Divine

Chapter 21

Those who overcome will be sons of God—The earth attains its celestial glory.
 And I saw a anew bheaven and a new cearth: for the first heaven and the first dearth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
 And I John saw the holy city, anew bJerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a cbride adorned for her husband.
 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will adwell with them, and they shall be his people, and bGod himself shall be with them, and be their God.
 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more adeath, neither bsorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more cpain: for the former things are passed away.
 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things anew. And he said unto me, bWrite: for these cwords are true and faithful.
 And he said unto me, It is done. aI am bAlpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the cwater of life freely.
 He that aovercometh shall binherit call things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my dson.
 But the fearful, and aunbelieving, and the abominable, and bmurderers, and cwhoremongers, and dsorcerers, and idolaters, and all eliars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the fsecond gdeath.
 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last aplagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high amountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy bJerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
 11 Having the aglory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve agates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
 15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
 16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the alength is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand bfurlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
 17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
 18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure agold, as it were transparent bglass.
 22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God aAlmighty and the Lamb are the btemple of it.
 23 And the city had no need of the asun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the bLamb is the clight thereof.
 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall awalk in the light of it: and the bkings of the cearth do bring their glory and honour into it.
 25 And the agates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that adefileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s bbook of life.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

One of The Sixteen Stones of The Brother of Jared

Edwin Rushton Seer Stone- One of the Sixteen stones touched by the hand of the Lord, Jesus Christ, in the presence of the Brother of Jared. Images from the book, "Ensign to the Nations" by Ogden Kraut.

The following is from John Heinerman's book Hidden Treasures of Ancient American Cultures: Chapter 11, pp 158-162.

In Voices From The Past (Provo: BYU, 1980; pp. 42-43) is recounted an incredible conversion experience by Francis Asbury Hammond, who knelt in prayer to know if the Book of Mormon was true or not. “I used but a very few words in my petition. Yet before the words were fairly uttered from my lips, a sheet of flame or fire commenced to descend upon me. Not very warm at first, but shock after shock succeeded till my whole frame seemed literally consumed with fire; and yet it was not like the fire that we use daily, [for] if we touch it will immediately give pain. This was heavenly fire, and filled me with joy unspeakable.” For him there were moments like unto that time when the finger of the Lord touched those sixteen stones for the Brother of Jared, causing them to glow continuously day and night in light or dark. What he felt was the same divine substance or element that went into each of those small molten glass rocks, namely, some of the heavenly virtue should always be attached to the Holy Priesthood of the Son of God. 

This holy element of the priesthood is illuminating, radiating, glowing, brilliantly transparent, and very much like a subdued fire with its wonderfully electric sensation that thrills through a body’s central nervous system, muscle tissue and utmost extremities, totally sanctifiying whatever it comes into contact with. This is precisely what the Lord Jesus Christ imparted from His own spiritual tabernacle, which body would eventually resemble, to those wonderful stones on Mount Shalem / Mount T'ai in eastern China. No wonder then that Apostle Orson Pratt, upon blessing some virgin olive oil one time to be used in the administration of the sick, prayed thusly over it: “And may thy finger O Lord, touch this oil now and impart unto it the same type of virtue which thou didst put into each one of those stones for the Brother of Jared; that this oil may give life, even as they gave light…” 

Of those sixteen stones that the Brother of Jared and his people brought with them across the water to North America, only one seems to have survived over the last four (4) millenniums, the other fifteen being unaccounted for at this time. The history surrounding its rediscovery is just as incredible as the stone itself. An early Latter-day Saint by the name of Edwin Rushton was at home resting one afternoon in early May, 1846 when he had an “open vision” in broad daylight. He was led “to a ravine a few blocks south of the Nauvoo Temple” by the Holy Spirit and shown within a depth of five feet below the surface “a pot of treasure on top of which was a record of plates about three by six inches in measurement. On top of these plates was a beautiful seer stone, clear as crystal…” With the kind assistance of three other priesthood brethren, he obtained that stone on May 4th by digging at the same spot he had seen in vision; he left the treasure and plates, however, being unable to retrieve them for some strange reason. The hole was filled and he kept the stone in his possession. He used it from time to time to help other church members locate lost articles or other things of great value to them. “The stone is described as being about the size of a hen’s egg, having the appearance of molten glass, light sea green in color, irregular of surface, nearly kidney-shaped with wrinkles or hieroglyphic marks, called ‘the rising sun.’ on a concave surface.” 

Apostle James E. Talmage, a geologist by training, was once invited to inspect Edwin Rushton’s seerstone by his wife when he called at her home in company with Angus M. Cannon on February 21st, 1893. “To my surprise Sister Rushton suggested that we take it. While examining it in the house of Brother Rushton, a tiny flake, scarcely larger than a grain of wheat, fell off from an end. This I took of, intending to use it for a simple chemical test. Durinf the afternoon I made a careful examination of the stone. It is transparent, of a greenish tinge, low fusibility and hardness, specific quantity of 2.5, contains silica. And the alkalies, in fact, appear to the eye and under test to be a piece of glass, plain and simple. It weighs 66 grams (nealy two and one fourth oz.). The chemical tests were confined to the flake which broke off in our hands, as I did not wish to mutilate the stone in any way. This determination of the simple lithological nature of these stones in no way to my mind removes the possibility of them possessing unusual virtues.” 

The stone is quite ancient and has its origins with the Brother of Jared on Mount Shalem, where it along with 15 others, were touched by the finger of the Lord himself. This egg-size stone of “molten glass” has been used a number of times since its discovery by certain faithful men and women possessed of seership capabilities to find lost objects, people, or animals, usually with very good success, it is presently in private hands, but could very easily work again for anyone worthy enough to operate it by childlike faith, submissive humility, and unlimited compassion. For this seerstone still contains the inert virtue that once illuminated it with life and light for the benefit of traveling Jaredites. And that virtue can be unclocked at any given time under the right kind of circumstances.

Consider what happened in ancient times with the Old Testament prophet Elisha. He was a man obviously filled with a great deal of eternal priesthood element in life, as evidenced by the many great miracles he performed for others. Upon his death, as written in 2 Kings13:20-21, his body was entombed in the usual sepulcher reserved for such purposes. In time, the elements of nature claimed the flesh of his corpse, leaving only the skeletal remains behind. Now a band of marauding Moabites had invaded the land “at the coming in of [a certain] year.” One of their number was slain and in making a hasty retreat “they cast the [dead] man into the sepulcher of Elisha; and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.” On account of the priesthood virtue which still remained in the prophet’s weathered bones. One who has handled the Rushton’s seerstone in the past, with faith and priesthood virtue in himself, declared to me in all soberness that “an electric sensation thrilled through my system, and I was astonished to see the stone give off flickering soft light for a few moments.” But the good brother’s surprise turned to fear and the moment that happened, the stone’s brief luminescence quickly evaporated . 

The foregoing information concerning the Jaredite glow-stone found by Edwin Rushton in Nauvoo comes from the following several sources: Kate B. Carter, Our Pioneer Heritage (SLC: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1964; 7:575-576; James E. Talmage Journals 6:87-90, Lee Library, Special Collections, box 27, folder 4, BYU; the Journal of Edwin Rusgton, p. 3; William Evans Perkes’ History of Richard Rushton, Sr. & Family and Seerstones (Dugway, UT: n.d. [no date]; pp. 45-61); Journal of Mary Ellen Kimball (SLC: Pioneer Press, 1994; pp. 65-66); Frederick Kesler Diary, entry for March 12th, 1882, Western Americana, Univ. of Utah, SLC; and an oral interview with Patriarch William E. Perkes of Fillmore, Utah on Friday, October 25th 1985.