6 episodios

Exploring the limits to which people have attempted to get closer to God.

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    • Cultura y sociedad

Exploring the limits to which people have attempted to get closer to God.

    King Strang of Beaver Island (Part Two)

    King Strang of Beaver Island (Part Two)

    A Mormon priest-king sows discord among his followers, his island, and the people of Michigan. Who shot King Strang?

    • 55 min
    King Strang of Beaver Island (Part One)

    King Strang of Beaver Island (Part One)

    As a child, James Strang, set out to be a lawyer, a priest, a legislator, and a king. Bold ambitions for an American boy, but King Strang of Beaver Island met every one. In addition, he had at least 4 wives, in a plural marriage.

    • 44 min
    Bluegrass Jesus and the Karma Police

    Bluegrass Jesus and the Karma Police

    The Mel Lyman Family started as a group of bluegrass musicians and LSD aficionados who broke away from the liberal-hippie ethos of the 1960s to create a conservative community, in which adversity was served up with a healthy portion of sexism, hallucinogens, hard work, and severe discipline. Their main objective was to serve their leader, the bluegrass … Continue reading "Bluegrass Jesus and the Karma Police"

    Mithras: The Rolling Stones to Christianity’s Beatles

    Mithras: The Rolling Stones to Christianity’s Beatles

    In Ancient Rome, men would gather in caves adorned with reliefs of a man slaying a bull and a lion-headed man wrapped in snakes. Who were they and what were their initiation rituals.

    Yankee Tantra: Free Love and Bible Communism at Oneida, Part One

    Yankee Tantra: Free Love and Bible Communism at Oneida, Part One

    Discussion of John Humphrey Noyes, his religious conversion and his creation of a Christian paradise on earth, that included free love, mutual criticism and communal living.

    Part 2–Yankee Tantra: Free Love and Bible Communism at Oneida

    Part 2–Yankee Tantra: Free Love and Bible Communism at Oneida

    Discussion of John Humphrey Noyes, his religious conversion and his creation of a Christian paradise on earth, that included free love, mutual criticism and communal living.

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