Updated: 27 Dec 14
Merry Christmas; Happy New Year!
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I want to discuss a history "task" with you. It could involve your unbeliever brother Michael and his superior documentary detection skills. Here is a blog about the idea . Check out the hyperlinks, too.
OK so we've talked about this.I will be interested in, and it should speak for itself, the disposition of the original document [ARTIFACT] if it still exists, and whether or not it was involved in any way in the process of changing church policy toward blacks.
It could've found its way up the chain and used or shredded, or could've been shredded by Ferren (does he have memoirs or a collection of papers?) Either way, despite the First Presidenc(ies) seemingly being devoid of authentic revelation and inspiration, and making what could simply have been another prudent political call, the change of mind (but not necessarily the heart) still, by definition of how it all works, involved divine calculations, probability plans & influences.
And i'd still like to know whose words those are [in the revelation].
I'm getting new insight on possible explanations for who might have come through you from reading lorna byrne (irish). Perhaps we should pay her a visit? Are her ubiquitous guardian angels what we are calling spirit guides? She says GAs [guardian angels] never incarnate so perhaps they're different; perhaps we have both dedicated to each of us?!
It seems like the spirit guide is your plan manager and the GA is your protector and source of emotion. Hmmm. I'm ordering her books because she's a modest, straight-forward person who I'm willing to support through patronage. I think you'll like what she says.
Tom informed me that one of Spencer W. Kimball's sons had his diaries, which were probably given to the Church, but which he probably had a copy. Great lead!
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Can you refer me to current LDS Church archivists who would have access to the personal and institutional records of David O. McKay and/or Spencer W. Kimball?
The McKay diaries are not accessible at LDS Archives, but a second set is available to the public at the Marriott Library, U of U. I am not aware of anyone who can give access to the Kimball papers.
11 Dec 14. Just called the Curator at U of U Special Collections to follow up. Yes, she got my email and is "working on it."Below is a reply from [GAP], per your request. I am not confident that the Marriott set is as complete as the LDS set. I have only one piece of evidence to back this up, which is a hand-written poem of mine titled "Nathan's Cry" written to McKay and dated 26 Oct '65. I had hand-delivered it personally to Clare Middlemiss at McKay's church office on that date. LDS church historian Glenn Rowe found it in August 2005 among McKay's personal papers (don't know which ones) and scanned it for me [see attachment].
My questions for you:
1. Diaries: Can I inspect McKay's diaries in your library on-line for two periods?
a) Summer (probably late July) 1957, when McKay was at his summer home in Laguna Beach, CA. (In those days Laguna Beach Ward Bishop Ferren L. Christensen was the custodian of McKay's Laguna Beach home and personally introduced me to McKay at the local ward.)
b) Second half of 1968 thru 1970…
a) Is there any correspondence with/from Newport Beach Stake President Ferren L. Christensen during the 1968-70 period?
b) Is there any correspondence or notes about/from/to Spencer W. Kimball during this latter ('68-'70) period?
3. LDS archivists: Do you know anyone at the LDS archives that I could contact? Glenn Rowe is no longer reachable.
Wow!!! What, indeed, could be more important?!!"…I don’t give a rats f**king ass if it’s popular or safe... (ROTFLMAO!) I’ve experienced several legitimate, authentic, extraordinary, independently-unique and profound spiritual events that you, if you presume to love and/or be interested in that which is God/Allah and/or the divine process, should want to know about, as well is why, when and how they occurred. And you should be interested in how you might experience extraordinary and authentically divinely-enlightening direct contact with the mind-expanding divine realm yourself. Can you be honest with yourself? Regardless of what your beliefs are and what church you may belong to, isn’t such a thing worth considering and ultimately experiencing? What could be more important?"