Date: February 10, 2019 10:04PM
kathleen Wrote about:
> The Scrumptious World of Synesthesia... where senses overlap —> where people hear color or smell music.
A lovely post from you, Kat. But it provides much foul-smelling food for thought.
Your descriptions remind us so much of the Kirtland temple visions reportedly rained down on Joseph's dupes back in the 1830's.
Their version of this synesthesia was likely triggered by entheogens.
Were entheogens available to Joseph Smith?
In 1998, Richard Evans Schultes, former director of the Botanical Museum of Harvard University and the “father of ethnobotany” identified three culturally important entheogens available in the area where Joseph lived and traveled: Datura plant, Amanita muscaria mushroom and peyote cactus.
Anyway, I'm tired, but the site below may convince you that Joseph, along with his pals and handlers spiked the temple wine to produce the wild visions and holy rollings of which we read.http://www.mormonthink.com/backup/Mormon%20Visions%20and%20Joseph%20Smith%20Holy%20Ghost.htmhttp://www.mormonthink.com/backup/Mormon%20Visions%20and%20Joseph%20Smith%20Holy%20Ghost.htm