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CHAPTER ONE of the book, Joe, Me, and the Real Illuminati®: The Transfiguration

Here’s the first write and rough draft of chapter one.

My hope is that my delivery of this information will cut through the blindness of so many deceived minds, and penetrate the hardness of so many deceived hearts.

The religious of this world couldn’t be more deceived than they are at this present time.

I hope this book helps.


The Transfiguration

Everyone has an ego. Joe and me weren’t exempt from this rule. However, our egos were bigger, much bigger, than anyone else’s, because we were chosen to be messengers by a group of the most intelligent humans to ever exist upon the earth—the Real Illuminati®.

Some might suppose that our egos grew after we were chosen and recruited by this group. These some would be wrong. We were chosen because of how big our egos had become as a result of what we had experienced during our lives before we met the Real Illuminati®.

Joe and I wouldn’t have agreed to the offer had our egos not have been as big as they were. Nevertheless, the members of this group would not have chosen a person to be their messenger unless that person’s ego had grown sufficiently like ours had.

“Grown,” however, is not the best word to describe what happened to Joe’s and my egos. Our egos were transfigured.

Typically, a person’s ego grows exponentially to their self-esteem and self-importance. The ego gives one a personal identity and is responsible for enhancing and supporting whatever identity and purpose a human being has chosen for their own life. A person’s ego grows, according to how others see the person’s value to the world, or rather, how important they are to others.

The world defines who people are and how important they are based on a mutual agreement and understanding that humans develop as they grow from little children to an aged adults. If we tow the line and do what the world has established as its standards of success and happiness, then our ego grows. If we do not, it does not grow, and we experience low self-esteem and importance.

Because Joe’s and my egos transfigured instead of grew, the world had nothing to do with how big our egos had become … ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

During a singular and unique event that no other human upon the earth had experienced during our lifetimes, Joe’s and my egos were immediately transfigured in a way that made it impossible for our self-esteem and self-importance to grow any larger.

Upon experiencing this important event in our lives, Joe and I immediately knew that each of us, individually, was the most important human who exists presently, who had existed in the past, and who would exist in the future. Joe and I couldn’t have loved ourselves more than we did immediately after our transfiguration. We also realized that all other humans were just as important and great as we are. After our transfiguration, we couldn’t have loved and respected others more than we did.

One can only imagine the problems that Joe and I ran into, when we presented ourselves to others as the most important and smartest humans upon Earth. We were persecuted and reviled by those whose egos were threatened by our claims. A fourteen-year old American teenager and a twenty-five-year old Mormon were telling their parents, siblings, leaders, politicians, scientists, scholars, historians, and whomever else had an ego grown from the world’s fertilizer (shit) that we knew the “mysteries of God in full,” and that they didn’t have a clue.

Joe and I could explain how ancient great metropolises (cities) once existed, wherever there are vast deserts presently upon Earth. We could explain how billions of people were living in these ancient, highly technologically advanced cities, only to destroy themselves and leave these cities to deteriorate over millions of years, until nothing was left but sand and, under that sand, the crude oil to which these buildings, materials, and products had returned through the natural law of entropy.

Joe and I could explain everything about the universe. We could explain everything a human would want to know about galaxies, about solar systems, and about the planets. We knew what these celestial bodies were, where they were, why they were, how they were, and most importantly, who created them.

The most dangerous thing that we knew, the thing that brought the most persecution and reviling upon us, the thing that got Joe killed, was what we knew about god, about the devil, and about everything else associated with the religions that had developed throughout time. Further, what we knew about science could confound the most learned and experienced scholars that have ever existed.

Throughout his life, Joe would tell his family, friends, and followers, “If I told you everything that I know about the mysteries of God, you would rise up and kill me.”

Although Joe never directly told people what he knew, those who didn’t understand him hated him and killed him. Shortly before he was murdered, and under the direction of the Real Illuminati®, Joe wrote a play that symbolically presented many of the things that he knew, but could not reveal during his life. This play would eventually become the most holy priesthood ordinance of a church that continues to misrepresent Joe’s life and legacy.

In the LDS Temple Endowment presentation, Joe taught the people that ALL of them were involved in the creation of the earth. He symbolically presented each person as a god named Michael. In his play, Joe presented how each human was a god equal with all other gods, before being “put into a deep sleep,” in order to be able to experience life upon the earth, which Joe properly called “the lone and dreary world.”

In his play, Joe presented the god Michael as becoming the man Adam in the Telestial world. The first scene showed the creation of the earth by Michael and two other gods. After the earth was created, the other gods put Michael into a dream state (mortal life), in which he would not remember that he was actually a sleeping god equal with the other two. During the final scene, these other two gods awoke Michael from the deep sleep to join them in going on to create “other worlds like unto the ones that we have heretofore created.”

When Joe’s followers first watched his play, they didn’t understand much. After his death, they understood even less. Eventually, Joe’s play would be edited, transfigured, and turned into one of the most deceptive forms of doctrine taught by any religion upon Earth. This play’s current presentation is nothing like its original form. The leaders of the church that corrupted Joe’s name and legacy have destroyed the mysteries of God that Joe incorporated into his play.

I was an “endowed” member of this church for twenty-five years of my life. I saw Joe’s incredible play countless times; but I never understood its meaning.

On June 16, 1987, my ego was transfigured. Immediately, I knew exactly what Joe was trying to tell the members of the audience who would watch his play. Joe couldn’t have penned a better symbolic presentation of the mysteries of God that he knew!

Here’s how our egos were transfigured:

From our very first memories, Joe and I were taught that there existed a singular and powerful God who was aware of humans living upon Earth and concerned about our well-being. We were taught to pray to God and ask for help in our trials and tribulations.

Most of our religious prayers followed a format that Joe used in his play to describe how mortals pray to God for guidance:

“Oh God, hear the words of my mouth. Oh God, hear the words of my mouth. Oh God, hear the words of my mouth.”

Joe was in his fifteenth year (fourteen-years old) and I in my twenty-sixth year (twenty-five-years old), when we first approached God in prayer to find out if we were significant and important enough to receive an answer to our sincere questions. Both Joe and I were in search of answers. We wanted to know the real truth about things, especially about religion.

We were both confused and conflicted about God and the religions that professed to know and honor Him. Unlike Joe, who had been exposed to many different American Christian sects of the early 19th Century in the United States of America, I had only been exposed to one religion my entire life—the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon Church or Church).

Almost two decades after his first attempt to ask for God’s help, Joe would release an official statement about what happened to him as a young American teenager.

Joe wrote:

“During this time of great excitement my mind was called up to serious reflection and great uneasiness; but though my feelings were deep and often poignant, still I kept myself aloof from all these parties, though I attended their several meetings as often as occasion would permit. In process of time my mind became somewhat partial to the Methodist sect, and I felt some desire to be united with them; but so great were the confusion and strife among the different denominations, that it was impossible for a person young as I was, and so unacquainted with men and things, to come to any certain conclusion who was right and who was wrong.”

By the time I reached my twenty-sixth year, I was a very devout and staunch believer in the religion that I was taught was the only true church of God upon the earth. I was taught that all other religions were from the devil.

From 1984 to 1988, I worked as a security officer for the Church. During my time working for the Church, I became aware of how Church authorities were handling the investigation of a few bombings that had occurred, by which a couple of prominent members were killed. Watching from behind the scenes also caused a “great excitement [in] my mind.” I too “was called up to serious reflection and great uneasiness … though my feelings were deep and often poignant.”

Joe and I were confused. However, we both were taught that there was a supreme God who watched over humankind. We both believed that, if God watched over the earth, then God was aware of us. If God was aware of us, then maybe He would answer our sincere prayers. But were we significant enough in the eyes of God to have our prayers answered?

Regardless of what the world thinks of us now, Joe and I were extremely humble when we first approached God with a sincere heart and real intent, asking for understanding. Neither of us thought of our self as of any great significance to anyone but to our self.

Joe wanted to know: “What is to be done? Who of all these parties are right; or, are they all wrong together? If any one of them be right, which is it, and how shall I know it?”

I wanted to know: “How could it be possible that the Lord’s chosen leaders could be deceived by Mark Hoffman?” Mr. Hoffman was the man who killed a couple of people to cover up his fraud in creating bogus Mormon historical documents and selling them to the Church and to other prominent members.

Joe prayed to God in a nearby grove of trees in April of 1820. I prayed to God in an upper room of the LDS Temple located in Salt Lake City, Utah in June of 1987.

The room in which my transfiguration took place was where the Church’s twelve apostles gathered for meetings. The room was very opulent. There were 12 chairs of the most ostentatious construction and 12 portraits hanging on the walls. These portraits were of the current twelve apostles. The fact that they had their own portraits hanging on the walls of the room, where only they met, added to my confusion and “great uneasiness.”

Joe and I reported what happened as we were praying. Right after the event, neither of us told the real truth about what really happened. Joe was never allowed to tell what really happened. I wasn’t allowed until many years after the event.

From 1820 to 1838, Joe would give different accounts of what happened to him. I began to reveal the real truth around 2012. What we each eventually officially reported to the world was not a decision that either of us made alone. Although Joe and I would officially make our reports differently, we were influenced and directed by the same group of individuals—the Real Illuminati®.

Joe first met a few members of this group in September of 1823. I met them for the first time in March of 1991. Neither of us told the real truth about our involvement with these people. However, we were instructed to report our interactions with this group in similar ways.

Joe was directed to report that he had been visited by a resurrected personage, who was a “messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni.” At the time Joe’s final and official account was given, the world would know Moroni as the son of Mormon. Mormon was the principal character and alleged ancient author of the Book of Mormon.

I was directed to report that I had been visited by a resurrected personage named Joseph Smith, Jr. Joseph Smith was the “Author and Proprietor” of the 1830 publication of the Book of Mormon. This is the “Joe” of whom I write in this memoir.

Joe reported that he had received “a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. He also said that the fulness [sic] of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants [of the Western Hemisphere].”

Two-thirds of the gold plates were sealed with bands. Joe was recruited and instructed to “translate” the unsealed portion of the gold plates. I was recruited and instructed to “translate” the sealed portion. I am the “Author and Proprietor” of the 2004 publication of The Sealed Portion.

To perform the translation, Joe and I were given, as reported and described by Joe:

“Two stones in silver bows—and these stones, fastened to a breastplate, constituted what is called the Urim and Thummim—deposited with the plates; and the possession and use of these stones were what constituted “seers” in ancient or former times; and that God had prepared them for the purpose of translating the book [both unsealed and sealed].”

Joseph first met our recruiters almost four years after his First Vision. However, Joe was not given the two stones until he began his part of the translation of the unsealed portion of the gold plates in September 1827, again, almost four years after he was first approached by the Real Illuminati®.

One might wonder why they waited for four years after Joe’s ego had been transfigured to introduce themselves to him. These people were well aware of the young American teenager and wanted to observe how he handled the transfiguration of his ego. Behind the scenes, unbeknownst to Joe, they watched him learn and grow throughout his life. Again, the Real Illuminati® were most interested in how Joe handled himself from the time that he experienced the event known as his First Vision.

I also had no knowledge that these people were aware of and watching me. Not only were they following and observing my life since the time of the event that I experienced in the LDS/Mormon temple in June of 1987, I was informed that they had actually been watching me my entire life. (How these people were able to watch Joe and I throughout our lives, and why they were, will be covered in another chapter.)

These people were very interested in what Joe and I would do, how we would act, and how we would live our lives from the time of the event that occurred when we prayed to God for answers and our egos were transfigured. There is a responsibility attached to knowing the “mysteries of God in full.” (This responsibility is explained below.)

When I experienced the transfiguration event, I thought that what had occurred to my mind could happen to anyone’s mind who was as humble, contrite, and sincere, as Joe and I were. Until I met the Real Illuminati® almost four years later, I was of the belief that one day I would run into other people like me who had experienced what Joe and I had. I was wrong. Unless a mortal has a special mission to perform that can help humanity learn real truth and progress towards peace and harmony, a mortal is not allowed to experience the transfiguration that we did.

Neither Joe nor I thought that we would become a source of information that could help save others. Again, I thought that anyone could experience a transfiguration of their ego and immediately know what was unfolding to my mind. In essence, this type of transfiguration is simply the removal of the “veil” (state) of forgetfulness that I described above in Joe’s play. This “veil” was placed over Adam’s mind, when the god Michael was put to sleep by the other two gods, so that he could experience life upon the earth as Adam.

Anyone whose ego is transfigured will immediately recognize the reality about human existence; that each of us is equal to all of us; and that we have always existed, worlds without end. We were not created by anyone, nor can we be destroyed by anyone. Sure, our mortal body can be killed, but not our eternal soul. (This and many more of the “mysteries of God” will be detailed when necessary.)

I quit working for the Church and left the LDS/Mormon religion in the early part of 1988, a few months after my own First Vision had occurred. Two years later (March of 1990), my own father—a staunch LDS member, who would one day serve as a bishop and high priest in the Church—traveled to Snohomish, Washington, with my ex-wife and her father, to deceive the Snohomish County Sheriff and attempt to get me arrested and thrown in jail.

The Real Illuminati® watched carefully and observed how I would handle this very traumatic event. They wanted to see what kind of man I had become. My reaction to what my father, ex-wife, and her father had done would tell them all they needed to know about my personal character.

In brief:

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s department would record Event No. 90-2028. This report would tell the real truth about how I was viewed and being treated by my own father. My father believed that I had gone crazy when I left the Church, sold all my possessions, and was living a very humble, simple, austere, and unmaterialistic lifestyle with my then-wife and children. (Again, my ego was as large as it could ever be. No amount of the world’s values or successes could increase it. For this reason, I lived, on purpose, very poor and unattached to most worldly possessions and relationships.)

My father lied to law enforcement. He perpetrated the most vicious lies possible. He told authorities that my wife at the time was afraid of me. He testified that I would not let my ex-wife see our two children, and that I had been on the run, hiding away from her. He reported that I had a gun and would kill anyone who tried to take away my oldest children, of whom I was legally awarded full custody.

Sheriff deputies entered the small farm store where I worked at the time. Guns drawn, they ordered me to put my hands up where they could see them. I was handcuffed in front of my four-year-old son. For the better part of an hour, I was held.

The sheriff eventually entered the store and embarrassingly told his deputies to take off the handcuffs. The sheriff informed me that, while I was held in handcuffs, he and a county social worker had investigated my father’s claims and found them to be malicious lies. He advised me that I had a good legal case against my father and was hoping that I would forgive him and his deputies for their involvement in the incident. The sheriff told me he had informed my father that he would be arrested if ever stepped foot in Snohomish County again.

Because my ex-wife was involved in this incident, I had all the legal evidence I needed to restrict her rights to visit our two children. Nothing could have served a normal man’s ego more than the legal control that I then had over my ex-wife and her ability to see our children.

But I am not a normal man with a normal ego.

Just a year later, I would travel from Washington to Montana to meet privately with my ex-wife and her new husband. During this meeting, I unconditionally forgave her and expressed my sincere desire for her to see our children anytime she could. In fact, I informed her and her new husband that I would be moving from Washington to Montana, so that she could be closer to the children and facilitate more visitation.

The way I acted towards my ex-wife and my father was all the proof the Real Illuminati® needed to know they were recruiting the right person to help them translate the sealed portion of the gold plates. My ego was exactly the kind their messenger needed in order to be trusted.

I have never intentionally hurt another person. It is simply not part of my nature. Although I could fill pages with how I have been persecuted and reviled, none can give honest and credible evidence that I ever mistreated any of my enemies.

Joe was very similar to me. Neither of us had a disposition to hurt anyone, not even an enemy. Joe would confess:

“No one need suppose me guilty of any great or malignant sins. A disposition to commit such was never in my nature. But I was guilty of levity, and sometimes associated with jovial company, etc., not consistent with that character which ought to be maintained by one who was called of God as I had been. But this will not seem very strange to any one who recollects my youth, and is acquainted with my native cheery temperament.”

The Real Illuminati® were very aware of what happened to Joe after his First Vision. When Joe was mandated by them to give an official account of what had happened to him, he wrote about how he was treated:

“Some few days after I had this vision, I happened to be in company with one of the Methodist preachers, who was very active in the before mentioned religious excitement; and, conversing with him on the subject of religion, I took occasion to give him an account of the vision which I had had. I was greatly surprised at his behavior; he treated my communication not only lightly, but with great contempt, saying it was all of the devil, that there were no such things as visions or revelations in these days; that all such things had ceased with the apostles, and that there would never be any more of them.

“I soon found, however, that my telling the story had excited a great deal of prejudice against me among professors of religion, and was the cause of great persecution, which continued to increase; and though I was an obscure boy, only between fourteen and fifteen years of age, and my circumstances in life such as to make a boy of no consequence in the world, yet men of high standing would take notice sufficient to excite the public mind against me, and create a bitter persecution; and this was common among all the sects—all united to persecute me.

“It caused me serious reflection then, and often has since, how very strange it was that an obscure boy, of a little over fourteen years of age, and one, too, who was doomed to the necessity of obtaining a scanty maintenance by his daily labor, should be thought a character of sufficient importance to attract the attention of the great ones of the most popular sects of the day, and in a manner to create in them a spirit of the most bitter persecution and reviling. But strange or not, so it was, and it was often the cause of great sorrow to myself.”

By the time I was recruited and given the stones, they were no longer fastened in “silver bows” or “to a breastplate.” I was shown the plates and the stones shortly after I first met a few of the members of the Real Illuminati® in the spring of 1991. I was then living with my wife and children in a renovated school bus located in Kent, Washington. I was not given possession of the plates and stones, until I had relocated my family to a five-acre parcel in Victor, Montana.

My family wondered what had happened to me. What caused me to change my lifestyle, leave the Church, and have nothing further to do with the Church, or with any religion for that matter? Like Joe’s differing accounts, I gave my own particular accounts of what had happened to me.

In one account, I told my family that my deceased grandfather had visited me in the temple. I gave a few different versions, never revealing the real truth about what had really happened during my First Vision. There was really no way that I could have explained what had happened to me. So, I never tried.

Joseph and I couldn’t explain what had happened to us. We didn’t have the words. We didn’t have the “power that [we] could utter the things which [we] saw and heard.” In fact, “it was forbidden [us] that [we] should utter. … And whether [we] were in the body or out of the body, [we] could not tell; for it did seem unto [us] like a transfiguration of [us], that [we] were changed from this body of flesh into an immortal state, that [we] could behold the things of God.”

When their new American scripture, the Book of Mormon, was finally published, the REAL authors of this book explained how this ego transfiguration takes place. While introducing themselves and their “great and marvelous work” in the storyline, they explained their own First Vision:

“And behold, the heavens were opened, and they were caught up into heaven, and saw and heard unspeakable things.

“And it was forbidden them that they should utter; neither was it given unto them power that they could utter the things which they saw and heard;

“And whether they were in the body or out of the body, they could not tell; for it did seem unto them like a transfiguration of them, that they were changed from this body of flesh into an immortal state, that they could behold the things of God.

“But it came to pass that they did again minister upon the face of the earth; nevertheless they did not minister of the things which they had heard and seen, because of the commandment which was given them in heaven.”

For the above reasons, Joe would often tell his followers throughout his short life that, if he revealed all that he knew of the mysteries of God, they would rise up and kill him.

Owing to and starting with what my own father had done to me, I also wondered why I “should be thought a character of sufficient importance to attract the attention of the great ones of the most popular sects of the day [especially of the general authorities of the LDS/Mormon Church], and in a manner to create in them a spirit of the most bitter persecution and reviling. But strange or not, so it was, and it was often the cause of great sorrow to myself.”

I did not tell my followers all that I knew of the mysteries of God, until I was given permission to do so by those who had recruited me. Both Joe and I did what we were told to do. We were told to lie to the people. We were told that God wanted us to lie to people. We were told that the people who believed in the translated and published story from the gold plates,

“… were a stiffnecked people; and they despised the words of plainness, and [that they would kill us] the prophets, and sought for things that they could not understand. Wherefore, because of their blindness, which blindness came by looking beyond the mark, they must needs fall; for God hath taken away his plainness from them, and delivered unto them many things which they cannot understand, because they desired it. And because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble.”

When Joe published the final and official version of his First Vision, many prominent members of the early LDS/Mormon Church stumbled, and great was their fall. The Three Witnesses to the actual plates from which the unsealed and sealed portions were translated were some of the first to stumble.

Unscrupulous LDS historians and scholars have written false histories about what happened in 1838, when the early Latter-day Saints first experienced a mass exodus and excommunication of prominent LDS leaders.

What actually happened was this:

When Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris, and David Whitmer—The Three Witnesses—read Joe’s official account of his First Vision, it not only contradicted all the other versions that Joe had given, but it also contradicted the Book of Mormon doctrine.

An honest person who sincerely and with real intent reads the Book of Mormon has no choice but to accept that Jesus Christ is both the Father and the Son—ONE GOD. The references in the Book of Mormon about Jesus being just one God are plentiful and profound.

When Joe, under the direction of the Real Illuminati®, presented his official and final account of what happened to him as a young teenager, a new doctrine was first introduced—that the Father and the Son were “two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!”

Cowdery, Harris, and Whitmer loved the Book of Mormon more than they loved and trusted Joe. The Three Witnesses would lead many other prominent men and other members away from Joe’s new doctrine about Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus, the Christ.

Joe lied to the world—”because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble.”

At this time (1838), many of the leaders and members of the early LDS/Mormon Church were praying and receiving answers to their prayers. These answers and personal revelations had nothing to do with the simple Gospel of Jesus that was contained, in its fullness, in the Book of Mormon, as Joseph reported in the instructions that he had received from the “angel Moroni”:

“He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. He also said that the fulness [sic] of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants.”

Joe knew very well that these members and early leaders were being deceived in their hearts and minds by their own egos. He knew that, when these prayed to God for an answer to their prayers, they were being deceived by their own minds. Joe knew there was really no god who was hearing and answering the prayers of mortals living upon the earth.

It was through “revelation” and “answers” to their sincere prayers that the Three Witnesses received “acknowledgment” from God that Joseph Smith was a fallen prophet. Other leaders and members were receiving similar personal revelations and answers.

LDS/Mormon people believe with all of their hearts that there is a loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, who hear and answer their sincere prayers. Joe knew otherwise. This was one of those “mysteries of God” that, had he told them, they would have risen up and killed him.

Our transfiguration gave Joe and I all the evidence we needed that our own brain was powerful enough to answer our own prayers. When the “heavens were opened up” to our minds, through the “eyes of our understanding,” we were able to figure out what was happening, not only to our own minds, but to each and every mind of all people who approach their God hoping that their God will hear the words of their mouth:

“Oh God, hear the words of my mouth. Oh God, hear the words of my mouth. Oh God, hear the words of my mouth.”

Previous to 1838, when Joseph lied to the world about his First Vision, Joe had experienced a few other visions with a couple other prominent LDS/Mormon men. Sydney Rigdon and Oliver Cowdery would each report how they experienced a vision with Joseph Smith. Neither of these men ever claimed to have actually, physically, seen Jesus Christ, Moses, Elias, Elijah, John the Baptist, or Peter, James, and John. Rigdon and Cowdery were honest and transparent when they reported that “the eyes of our understanding were opened” when they had these visions with Joseph.

These men knew they didn’t actually see any other personage but Joseph. Although LDS/Mormons want to believe that they actually saw a resurrected personage, neither man ever reported that he did. What these men saw they saw through “the eyes of their understanding.” This is all they ever reported and of which they testified.

Had Oliver Cowdery actually seen a physical being during his own reported visions, there is no way he could have doubted Joe’s authenticity as God’s chosen prophet, seer, and revelator.

To help the early members of the Church realize and accept that it was very possible that Lucifer, the god of this world, was able to deceive them as an “angel of light” and answer their prayers, no matter how sincere or faithful the members were, Joe officially related what happened to him when he sincerely prayed:

“After I had retired to the place where I had previously designed to go, having looked around me, and finding myself alone, I kneeled down and began to offer up the desires of my heart to God. I had scarcely done so, when immediately I was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such an astonishing influence over me as to bind my tongue so that I could not speak. Thick darkness gathered around me, and it seemed to me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction.”

When Joe told his followers that, if he told the real truth about what he knew, they would rise up and kill him, many asked him if there would ever be a time when they would know these things for themselves.

Joe spoke many times of an “endowment from on high,” which would endow the people with the “mysteries of God in full.” Joe explained to the people that, until they had this “endowment,” they were susceptible to being deceived by Lucifer in the personal answers and revelations they were receiving when they prayed.

Joe explained to his followers that, although he knew “the mysteries of God in full,” he was “laid under a strict command that [he] should not impart only according to the portion of his word which he doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him.”

Joe often told his followers, the leaders, and the entire Church that they were under condemnation and held captive by the “chains of hell,” because they were not diligent in the things that they had been given, especially as they were given in the Book of Mormon. Joe knew that his people knew “nothing concerning [God’s] mysteries,” and because they didn’t, “then they were taken captive by the devil, and led by his will down to destruction. Now this is what is meant by the chains of hell.”

This was clearly backed up by the Book of Mormon:

“And now Alma began to expound these things unto him, saying: It is given unto many to know the mysteries of God; nevertheless they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of his word which he doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him.

“And therefore, he that will harden his heart, the same receiveth the lesser portion of the word; and he that will not harden his heart, to him is given the greater portion of the word, until it is given unto him to know the mysteries of God until he know them in full.

“And they that will harden their hearts, to them is given the lesser portion of the word until they know nothing concerning his mysteries; and then they are taken captive by the devil, and led by his will down to destruction. Now this is what is meant by the chains of hell.”

Joe and I knew that there is no actual God—Heavenly Father (Elohim) or Jesus (Jehovah)—who is hearing and answering the prayers of religious people when they are asking God to hear the words of their mouths. Had Joe told the people of his day this clearly and honestly, they would have risen up and killed him sooner than they did. In my case, I was finally allowed to tell the real truth about all things.

Joe and I knew, and know, that the people who claim to believe in and accept the Book of Mormon are under great condemnation because of how they reject its doctrines and lessons, honoring it with their lips, but their hearts are far from it. The early LDS Saints, as well the modern members of the Church, were and are a very proud, deceived, and blind people. As the story is told in the Book of Mormon, the leaders and members of God’s church never admit that they are wicked. They believe with all of their souls that they are righteous.

As explained above, the early Church had experienced a great attrition of members and of prominent leaders after 1838. The members believed that when they prayed to God, they were receiving direct and personal revelation from Him. Joseph knew otherwise. He knew that the people were being deceived by their own egos—Lucifer, the god of this world.

Joe knew that he was going to be killed. Two years before he was (in 1842), and because of the insistence of the members of the Church to have the “holy endowment” that they were promised, the Real Illuminati® helped Joe give them their endowment, described above as the play that Joe wrote to present the real truth in symbolism. The endowment presentation was not given in clarity and in plainness. The members didn’t deserve to be given the mysteries of God in full when they were continually “looking beyond the mark.”

Under the direction of the Real Illuminati®, and according to the secret oaths and covenants that many of the Latter-day Saint men accepted as righteous ceremonies, signs and tokens that they had received in the Masonic Temples of that time period, Joe gave them their anticipated endowment.

The original LDS Temple Endowment was very clear. It presented what Joe and I found out when our minds were illuminated with the real truth during our personal transfigurations:

The only god who hears and answers ALL of the prayers offered by any mortal upon this earth, no matter how sincere, is Lucifer—the god of this world.

During the time period presented in the endowment as the “lone and dreary world,” the characters Elohim and Jehovah have absolutely nothing to do with the “man Adam and the woman Eve.” These two beings, as presented in the Holy Temple Endowment, have no idea what is happening upon the earth and need True Messengers to “return and report.”

(NOTE: The original temple endowment presentation of 1842 has been drastically changed, edited, and transfigured by the leaders of the LDS/Mormon Church. One need only use a bit of honesty and integrity to find the original version.)

A person’s ego is responsible for how the person values the Self and gives purpose to the person’s life. This ego is what is responsible for the answers, revelations, and inspirations that affect and motivate the religious mindset. Joe and I were not immune to this. Our egos answered our prayers. Our egos allowed us the ability to be prepared when the Real Illuminati® approached us and asked us to help them perform their work.

The details of how Joe and I helped them translate and publish the record known as the gold plates of Mormon is given in the book, A New American Scripture—How and Why the Real Illuminati® Created the Book of Mormon. Because these evidences and details are given in that book, there is no need for me to repeat them in this memoir. This book gives the details of how our egos were answered when we both got on our knees in faith and sincerity and said:

“Oh God, hear the words of my mouth. Oh God, hear the words of my mouth. Oh God, hear the words of my mouth.”

In our case, and only ours alone, we paid no attention when the “god of this world” answered: “I hear you. What is it that you want?”

As explained in the original endowment play, we answered as Adam did—”We are looking for messengers that our Father promised to send us.”

Joe and I found those, who like us, had been illuminated with Real Truth®—that’s why they are now known as the Real Illuminati®—or rather, they found us.

Joe and I never found these True Messengers.

We became them.