Serpent Mound

This past October I visited the sacred Serpent Mound in Ohio for the first time. It was a beautiful place and the size was amazing! No picture can really describe the way you feel as you walk around such a monument. It is almost mythic in proportions! Serpents are sacred animals in many cultures. AmongContinue reading “Serpent Mound”

Sacred Space

Various native traditions and stories are associated with Serpent Mound. Mekoce Shawnee Chief, Frank Wilson, tells a story that connects the mound with a ritual of spiritual cleansing: If you count the curves in the Serpent, there’s seven of them, there’s seven curves before it gets to the head. And seven, the way I wasContinue reading “Sacred Space”

Ohio’s Mounds

This is a picture of the Fort Ancient entrance – not an easy place to enter if you aren’t wanted! The Book of Mormon supports such sites when it reads “…the Lamanites could not get into their forts of security by any other way save by the entrance, because of the highness of the bankContinue reading “Ohio’s Mounds”

Book of Mormon Geography

After crossing Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois as part of Zion’s Camp in 1834, Joseph wrote a letter to his wife Emma. He described “wandering over the plains of the Nephites, recounting occasionally the history of the Book of Mormon, roving over the mounds of that once beloved people of the Lord, picking up their skullsContinue reading “Book of Mormon Geography”