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Mormon Discussion: 317: Dowsing Rods, Banded Jasper, and Gizzard Stones

Today we tell a story.  This story involves the Seer Stone used for the translation of the Book of Mormon but a story you likely have never heard.  We set all the messiness of Mormonism aside and instead focus deeply on the Seer Stone itself.  This small rock has a history of its own and that history runs billions of years into the past.  Find out today on Mormon Discussion how Dowsing Rods, Banded Iron Jasper, and Gizzard Stones all play a major role in Joseph Smith finding perhaps the most unique stone on planet Earth!

Resources:

Dan Vogel – Chapter 4 Slippery Treasures

The Surprising Geology of Joseph Smith’s Brown Seer Stone

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One thought on “Mormon Discussion: 317: Dowsing Rods, Banded Jasper, and Gizzard Stones

  1. Folk magic? Sounds like a combo of New age style belief, neuroscience, and even native American methods. There is a book about Frank Fools Crow, Lakota healer, who uses very similar methods. Dowsing is for anything that is lost or needs to be found. What is treasure magic? I was interested in the topic but the dramatization is kind of ridiculous. I’ve used dowsing rods to find my car keys and sprinkler lines in my yard. Didn’t know I was doing treasure magic.

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