We have explained what the Book of Mormon really is.
It was simply a literary attempt to create an American version of the European King James Bible’s New Testament teachings of Jesus. Jefferson’s Bible was a similar attempt. Without our help, but solely because of our influence after we anonymously met with him, Thomas Jefferson wrote what he thought would make the American people more open and accepting of the native American peoples.*
*The original 1804 title of Jefferson’s Bible clearly explains its purpose and intent:
The Philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth, being Extracted from the Account of His Life and Doctrines Given by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; Being an Abridgement [sic]of the New Testament for the Use of the Indians, Unembarrased [sic] [uncomplicated] with Matters of Fact or Faith beyond the Level of their Comprehensions.
The American Christians of Thomas Jefferson’s day rejected his attempt. The hearts and minds of early American Christians are so entrenched in the Bible being the ultimate “word of God” (as well as are the modern Christians) that we knew it would take a new “word of God” to influence a change of attitude. (Please read our explanation of the MWAW Pedagogy at this link.)
If one believes that God’s word comes through the written word, then in order to open the hardened hearts of the early American Christians, it would take God’s written word.
The Book of Mormon was envisioned and eventually created and published as an attempt to influence the closed-minded European-American Christians of the early United States (New World). Its intent was to inspire American Christians to reconsider their Christian beliefs and ideology and make them more compatible for a “promised land” of hope for the disenfranchised, marginalized, and downtrodden of the Eastern Hemisphere (Old World).
We have explained (and will explain in more detail in our upcoming book, The Dream of Mortal Life, Understanding Human Reality–A Final Warning To The Human Race) that during this Sixth Dispensation of Human Time,** the Earth’s two major land masses (the Eastern and Western Hemispheres) were intentionally kept apart so that the inhabitants of each would not know of the other until a certain time.
**Each ‘dispensation of human time’ is a time period when the people living upon Earth knew of each other and cooperated together while living life upon Earth. There have been five previous time periods during billions of years of Earth’s existence when humans cooperated together as a cohesive society. All of these societies eventually met their demise when people lost focus of the universal principle of individual free will. However, pockets of people fled society and lived “off grid” similar to how some choose to live today to escape the rat race of human cooperative living. These few isolated enclaves survived, albeit without the technology that had developed and flourished during the time periods in which these “off grid” people separated themselves from their respective societies. In The Dream of Mortal Life book we will explain in detail how these few isolated groups survived over billions of years to become the ancestors of all humans who now live upon Earth.
The purpose of keeping the two continents separate and isolated was to allow humans to develop to a point of cooperation and societal cohesion that would support individual free will. If human society failed on one of Earth’s hemispheres, then the other would be ready to allow a second opportunity.
Again, the purpose of mortal life is for one to be born upon Earth to experience life according to the will of the individual, not according to the will and needs of another mortal.***
***Being born upon Earth implies the conscious reality of a higher entity having an experience outside of the higher entity’s true reality. This takes place in the higher entity’s mind similar to how mortals participate in realistic dreams. Earth is what we call the dream environment where the higher entity experiences its dream sequence. Presently, when a human body is created, a higher entity (we refer to these as advanced humans) chooses to connect their brain to the infant’s mortal brain at the time of birth. The connection causes the mortal infant to take its first breath, which allows the advanced human’s brain to benefit from the mortal experience. The purpose of connecting to the mortal body is to allow an experience that is completely controlled and in response to the needs of the advanced person’s brain. This is what “free will” is. (These details will be further explained in The Dream of Mortal Life book.
In modern times, progressive generations call “supporting free will”: embracing one’s True Self. From the great ancient Sumerian and Egyptian societies through the GrecoRoman and medieval time periods, Eastern Hemisphere humans failed to cooperate enough or sufficiently enough to establish Earth as a place where humans could exist and each enjoy their unique, individual free will.
We have used the term “mists of darkness” in our religious writings to represent anything done upon Earth that does not support the reality of the true nature of all humans (i.e., that we are actual, equal advanced humans [higher entities than our mortal Self] having a mortal experience).
In our religious prose, we refer to our mortal human nature as Lucifer, “the devil,” or “Satan.” Lucifer is the part of our mortal proclivities and propensities (individual desire) that does not support either our own free will or the free will of others. It tempts us to follow another or support another’s free will in spite of our own.
Mortals are blinded by the idea that they must please another to be rewarded with love, money, honor or success, terms that are defined by “the others” whom mortals are trying to please.
Lucifer is directly responsible for the feeling and emotion of guilt. We feel guilty when we act or allow ourselves to be acted upon in a way that another has told us will make the other reject us and not value us. We have been convinced (blinded) that we are valueless, even to our own Self, unless we are pleasing another.
So Lucifer works two ways:
(1) causes us to feel guilt when we are not pleasing another;
and (2) makes us treat others in a way that causes another to feel guilt. Either way, individual free will is being impeded.
(1) We have no right to tell another who they should be, how they should live, or what they should do against their individual free will. (2) Similarly, we have no right to expect another to be what we want them to be so that our own free will is protected and supported by theirs.
Lucifer is the reason for the downfall of human society upon Earth.
Because each mortal is born with the same equal purpose … to experience life according to their individual free will … when this purpose is threatened, it is in our human nature (Lucifer) to fight or flight.
In other words, as a good example, we fall in love because we find someone who we believe loves us unconditionally and supports and embraces our desires. (Men learn this technique when pursuing a woman for sex. Listen to a woman, embrace who she is and what she wants out of life and she’ll give you anything you want.)
When the person no longer supports our free will, we get angry, argue, and fight, but only if we want to stay with the person. Otherwise, we simply leave the relationship. When we become angry with another and argue and fight with them, we are simply protecting our free will against theirs. Most would rather fight than leave (flight) because it’s natural for us to act in a responsive way that protects our free will against anyone who threatens it. Leaving diminishes our ability to stand up for and be firm in support of our free will. If we leave a relationship we gain no value in standing up for our right of free will because there would be no one around to stand up to.
If one of the partners in a relationship chooses flight over fight, but the other chooses to stay in the relationship to fight, free will causes the hate and discord that is often the result of failed relationships.
For example, if your free will causes you to desire a partner that will only have sex with you, and only you because this gives you value and importance, then you will only choose someone whom you are convinced will honor your free will. Your partner must promise to love you and only have sex with you. But if your chosen partner does not place enough value on your relationship to support and protect his or her own free will, the promise will not hold, because eventually, your partner will naturally (Lucifer) act in support of his or her own free will. When this happens, you have a choice. You can either hate the person for not supporting your free will, or you can understand and value (love) the person for supporting his or hers.
Mortals are taught (inculcated) to support another’s free will but they are not taught how to do it so that it doesn’t impede their own. Little children must support their parents’ free will or they will not be valued by the parents.
Mortals learn that they must give up their free will in order to support the free will of another.
In other words, little children start out on a “strait and narrow path” towards self-actualization … to embrace their True Self … to come to know who they are for who the really are … only to be overwhelmed by “the devil” of their parents. Children are tempted to do what their parents teach them by example: protect and support your own free will by forcing another to submit theirs to yours.
Life upon Earth has become an experience where an individual is trying to get others to submit their free will to the individual’s. We want to look pretty, dress pretty, act pretty, so that another’s free choice will desire to be a part of our experience. If we look pretty enough, dress pretty enough, and act pretty enough, we can entice another to give up their free will to become a part of ours. The same goes for all human acts upon Earth from the time that a little child is blinded by the “mists of darkness” that lead them into “broad roads” away from the “strait and narrow path towards their own Self Actualization” that they perish and are lost. Not that they actually, physically perish, but the true purpose for which they exist as a mortal is destroyed (perishes) and is lost.
Thus we wrote,
“And the mists of darkness are the temptations of the devil, which blindeth the eyes, and hardeneth the hearts of the children of men, and leadeth them away into broad roads, that they perish and are lost.” (BOM, 1 Nephi 12:17)
As we began to write the Book of Mormon through the young Joseph Smith, Jr., whom we had recruited to our cause because of an experience of enlightenment that Joseph had as an American teenager, he would tell us of his personal experiences with family and friends. He once told us of a profound dream that his father, Joseph Smith, Sr., had experienced. It was upon Joseph’s father’s dream that we based what is known in the Book of Mormon as “Lehi’s Dream.” This is the part in the Book of Mormon where we introduce the concept of the “Tree of Life” being Self Actualization, which is when a person loves their own Self as much as they do everyone else’s Self … i.e.,
“…the love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things.” (BOM, 1 Nephi 11:22)
The concept of God is directly tied to the actuality of every one of us being an advanced human of equal nature and purpose. Our true natures as advanced humans allow us as mortals to envision God as an entity that loves all of us equally. It is this vision that gives hope to the disenfranchised, marginalized, and downtrodden in the world. Although the world has set a standard of success and value that few are able to attain, the concept of a loving and protecting God that is always there for us supports the individual’s current status in mortal life.
A Muslim, for example, often says, “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great), before acting or allowing another to act upon them. In the Muslim mind, giving God the credit for everything that happens in their individual life maintains a personal sense of worth and control (free will). No matter what happens to a person who believes that God is greater than them, in spite of their free will, the individual feels that it is actually their own free will to submit the Self to whatever “God” has in mind for them. (We refer throughout the MWAW to Lucifer as “the God of this world.”)
Many Christians and adherents to other religions believe the same way.
The problem with religion is that the adherents have been “blinded” by the free will of the person who invented the religion, one claiming that God directed them and gave the religion’s creator His will for everyone else. For this reason, we have presented the idea that Lucifer is the creator and perpetrator of all of Earth’s religions, i.e., “the God of this world.”
Establishing a religion that supports your own free will by subjecting the free will of another to yours is one of the greatest mortal temptations. Why not claim special importance and value by claiming that God … the God that others have blindly been convinced is not actually their own Self, but a higher power outside of the Self … has chosen you to deliver a message to the world? It’s a very lucrative and self-sustaining program that supports a religious leader’s personal free will.
Religion is one of the greatest “mists of darkness,” “the temptations of the devil, which blindeth the eyes, and hardeneth the hearts of the children of men, and leadeth them away into broad roads, that they perish and are lost.” (See BOM, 1 Nephi 12:17.)
NOTHING leads an individual away from accepting their Self as the greatest, and every other person equally as great, more than religious belief. The only thing that can save a person from religion is the Real Truth about who we actually are and why we actually exist as mortals.
This “Real Truth” is the “rod of iron” that we presented in Lehi’s Dream:
“And it came to pass that they did come forth, and commence in the path which led to the tree.
And it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness; yea, even an exceedingly great mist of darkness, insomuch that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they wandered off and were lost.
And it came to pass that I beheld others pressing forward, and they came forth and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree.” (BOM, 1 Nephi 8:22-24.)
We then presented the reality of what a person experiences when one begins to think for oneself and pursue a love of Self and of others that opposes the vain imaginations and pride of the rest of mortal society:
“And after they had partaken of the fruit of the tree they did cast their eyes about as if they were ashamed.
And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth.
And it was filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their manner of dress was exceedingly fine; and they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those who had come at and were partaking of the fruit.
And after they had tasted of the fruit they were ashamed, because of those that were scoffing at them; and they fell away into forbidden paths and were lost.” (ibid, verses 25-28.)
Later in the storyline, we give clear clues as to what happened to the Americans who were given the opportunity to establish a place upon Earth where individual free will would be supported and protected. Keep in mind as you read what we have written that it is symbolic. The use of the terms “thunderings, earthquakes, and all manner of tumultuous noises,” as well as the effect these have on the physical earth, are symbolic and allegoric in nature.
Basically, we are describing in allegoric terms what happens to a society of humans that does not support individual free will of all equally. The “noise” of human activity becomes increasingly violent and loud, which drowns out the “still small voice” inside of each of us that reminds us who we really are and why we really exist. The story relates how when one “partakes of the fruit of the Tree of Life” and attempts to call out to his or her family about the “Tree of Life,” the sound of the rushing water in the filthy river drowns out one’s voice so that it cannot be heard. The “noise” is responsible for the eventual, physical downfall of human society.
Now consider how this was written:
“And it came to pass that I saw a mist of darkness on the face of the land of promise; and I saw lightnings, and I heard thunderings, and earthquakes, and all manner of tumultuous noises; and I saw the earth and the rocks, that they rent; and I saw mountains tumbling into pieces; and I saw the plains of the earth, that they were broken up; and I saw many cities that they were sunk; and I saw many that they were burned with fire; and I saw many that did tumble to the earth, because of the quaking thereof.
And the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold the fountain of filthy water which thy father saw; yea, even the river of which he spake; and the depths thereof are the depths of hell.
And the mists of darkness are the temptations of the devil, which blindeth the eyes, and hardeneth the hearts of the children of men, and leadeth them away into broad roads, that they perish and are lost.
And the large and spacious building, which thy father saw, is vain imaginations and the pride of the children of men. And a great and a terrible gulf divideth them; yea, even the word of the justice of the Eternal God, and the Messiah who is the Lamb of God, of whom the Holy Ghost beareth record, from the beginning of the world until this time, and from this time henceforth and forever. (BOM, 1 Nephi 12:4, 16-18)
We based the Christian storyline on the concept of the simple teachings of Jesus as believed to be given to the world through the testimony of “the twelve apostles of the Lamb” in the New Testament Gospels of the King James Bible. These teachings, if not adulterated and accepted as they are given in the Sermon on the Mount (in Matthew, chapters Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7, and purposefully plagiarized in 3 Nephi 12, 13, and 14), inspire the idea that all people are equal and that we should embrace each other (don’t call a person a fool for any reason) and not fight each other, supporting individual free will and purpose.
Although we failed to inspire the American Christians to change their attitude and Christian ideology to support and embrace individuality and free will with our Book of Mormon, we gave clear clues in it about what will happen to “the great and spacious building” if the world continues to reject and fight against this simple concept:
“And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that the great and spacious building was the pride of the world; and it fell, and the fall thereof was exceedingly great. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Thus shall be the destruction of all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, that shall fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” (BOM, 1 Nephi 11:35-36)
We used the same allegoric representations to set up the conditions of humanity before the concepts taught by Jesus were revealed in the Western Hemisphere as they were in the Eastern, according to our story:
“And it came to pass that there was thick darkness upon all the face of the land, insomuch that the inhabitants thereof who had not fallen could feel the vapor of darkness;
And there could be no light, because of the darkness, neither candles, neither torches; neither could there be fire kindled with their fine and exceedingly dry wood, so that there could not be any light at all;
And there was not any light seen, neither fire, nor glimmer, neither the sun, nor the moon, nor the stars, for so great were the mists of darkness which were upon the face of the land.” (BOM, 3 Nephi 8:20-22)
Although there are still, and many more, “mists of darkness on the face of the land” that impede a person’s journey towards Self Actualization, and likewise support the “actualization” of all humans equally, … although these mists of darkness cause one to lose their way in a dark, lone and dreary world, we have provided our mortal experience with a “moon” to light our way through these mists. This “moon” is an allegorical representation of our True Messenger and the “light” (i.e., knowledge) that he reflects from our True Selves. He knows what our True Selves know and shines this light to a darkened world.
But because of the “thick darkness upon all the face of the land,” which is so great that humans who live upon Earth actually feel this “vapor of darkness” in their daily lives, the “light of the moon” cannot be seen.
Instead, there are those who want to kill our Messenger and “turn the moon into blood.” They want to kill our Messenger because his message, the light that he reflects from our True Selves … that we are all equal and deserve the right to pursue a mortal experience that supports our individual free will and desires … takes away from the worth that they receive from others who are against our message.
The enemies of our work are full of “vain and foolish imaginations” and consumed with pride as they fight against us and attempt to “turn the moon into blood.” They light their own personal candle or torch in the darkness and attempt to persuade others to follow them and their faint light.
But if we lose the moon, there can be no other light, because of the darkness, neither candles, neither torches; neither can there be fire kindled with fine and exceedingly dry wood.
In other words, “fire” is knowledge. The source of the world’s knowledge and wisdom is its “fine and exceedingly dry wood.” But no matter how much the world knows, no matter how “fine and exceedingly” profound its wisdom, it can light no fire that matches the light of the moon.
The wolves in sheep’s clothing may howl at the moon all night long.
Wherever they may howl, the moon will still shine upon a darkened world.
“The beauty of the night is that there is a moon that reflects that light of tomorrow.” –MWAW.
Listen to how Lucifer sings it. Consider also the noise of the song below and how it is sung. This song means something to the youth who are considered rebellious and useless members of society. When in actuality, if one were to know the lyrics behind the song’s “noise,” one would realize its profundity of Real Truth:
Wherever the Wolves May Howl
With somber eyes he gazed upon the pregnant evening sky,
Preparing to unleash its burden as the day began to die.
His blood ran cold to contemplate what was destined for that night,
Indoctrination into death bereft of God’s redemptive light …