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|I.||How Real Are Our Realities?||1|
|II.||Have You A Soul?||9|
|III.||Man, Know Thy Place||15|
|IV.||Is Faith a Word or a Power?||24|
|V.||The Power of Vision||34|
|VI.||The Pathway of Glory||42|
|VII.||The Atomic Power of the Soul||56|
|VIII.||How Thoughts are Planted, and How They Produce||69|
|IX.||"Seek and Ye Shall Find"||79|
|X.||The Storehouse of Eternal Knowledge||93|
|XI.||"Abide in Me and I Will Abide in You"||101|
|XII.||The Power and Majesty of Almighty God||110|
|XIII.||The Power of Transmutation||136|
|XIV.||The Substance of Eternal Elements||144|
|XV.||The Three Great Tests||160|
|XVI.||Love, The Glory of the Universe||171|
|XVII.||"There Shall Be No More Death"||181|
|XVIII.||The True Pattern of Each Individual Life||198|
|XIX.||"In The Name of Jesus Christ"||209|
|XX.||Oil for the Lamps of Israel||222|
|XXI.||"Ye Are Gods"||239|
|XXII.||The Lamb's Book of Life||266|
|XXIII.||The Keys of All Power||275|
|XXIV.||The New and Everlasting Covenant||303|
|XXV.||"Labor Not for that Meat that Perishes"||317|
Posted March 26, 2009
"Ye Are Gods" was first published in the 1950s and was the first best-selling book by Mormon writer, Anna Lee Skarin.
The central concept of the book is the foundational doctrine of Mormonism: that human beings may progress to Godhood; that God Himself, and all other Gods were once human beings who progressed to Godhood. This is summed up in the old Mormon saying "As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may become."
Skarin writes that progression to Godhood and Celestial Glory comes from following the Light within. (Mormonism teaches that a fine material--which can't be seen by the naked eye--flows throughout the galaxies. This material is called by several names: Spirit, Light, Intelligence. It is eternal and completely natural. No God created it. It is the thing which governs all life that exists anywhere in the endless universe, and it some
how influences and is connected to human intelligence and perception. In this respect, Mormonism resembles the cosmology laid out in THE GOLDEN COMPASS and HIS DARK MATERRIALS by Phillip Pullman.)
Skarin's book was a best-seller--particulary in Utah and Idaho where the vast majority of the population is Mormon.
However, her ideas were rejected by the leadership of the LDS Church in Salt Lake City (Mormonism's largest denomination.) Skarin was a memember of the LDS Church. The leaders of the Church told her to renounce her ideas and to cease publsihing her book. She refused and was excommunicated. Neverthless, she went on to write a half dozen or more best selling books on the subject, and continued to have a wide readership not only among Mormons but many followers of what would become the New Age movement.
Skarin mixes Mormonism with spiritual concepts that are more Eastern and Catholic.
Posted September 3, 2000
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