Books by Samuel Shaffer
Three of which are co-authered with Samuel by W. C. Stuart and K. F. Nickle
Book of Samuel Warren Shaffer,
Expedition of the Magi,
Voyage of the Titans, (included in The Green Candle which is below!)
The Green Candle,
The History of Veritanism,
The Veritan Companion, (including the unabridged versions of Expedition of the Magi, Voyage of the Titans, Journey of the Door Walkers and the History of Veritanism! Here is The Veritan Companion PDF.)
The Book of Enthnar,
The Art of Magicism,
Brilliant, (The actual writing is WiL's on this one but I told him the story which is why it says it was under my direction.)
The Basics of Sannhedanism Compilation,
The Pagan Oracle, Compilation,
The Better Book (of Mormon), Compilation. Here is a paperback version here.
Paintings by Samuel Shaffer
House Under the Tree,
Canada Riding on Swans,
Castle in the Clouds,
Door Walker Death,
Music by Samuel Shaffer
House Under the Tree,
Oasis of Pillars,
Orfacius is Watching You, (Ascention with lyrics. Vocals by Monte Emerson.)
Song of the Forest,
Candy Cane Man, (Vocals by myself.)
Dream Formula Remix, (Original by the Cynic Project.)
Poetry of Samuel Shaffer
This Forest Green, in Voyage of the Titans:
This forest green I have never seen
How lovely the trees lean
How ever so green the leaves so clean
It is a pity it has never been seen.
To Chloris Goddess of Flowers
Lord of My Soul
Bottom of the page at the Voice of Zion home page.
Cycles of Time
Toward the bottom of the Council of the Seers home page.
The Goddess is the Goddess, posted only here.
Endless Stars of light and space of dark,
Emptiness is the usefulness of all!
Silence between each note a song,
Opposition the beauty of rhyme.
As above and so below, we doth proclaim,
Separateness and ignorance we do so blame.
Force and freedom the fight through all time,
Chaos and Order the same!
At the bottom here, Ain Goddess of Dandelions,
I in this moment, posted only here.
What is this being, this continuity of life?
I close my eyes, star light shining in my window,
Each moment a single state of being experienced,
Then the thought in that moment - what is this?
I begin to see my thoughts like particles waving,
like a single drop of glass gliding over a dusty ocean;
in sequence each particle of thought appearing anew,
A series of neurons firing and as each goes off what is I?
Particles appear and disappear like a quantum wave I move through.
If this is what I am, then am I different in every moment?
Like an eddy in a river is at once one thing but never again the same.
Neurons fire on the loom of life like a wave of endless experience.
In this moment I am part of everything, a multitude!
Death and birth happens in every moment without end.
I know not which direction I am moving in time.
Each moment is autonomous in the illusion caused by memory.
The illusion of continuity is a product of this information system,
every moment a different bit of matter receiving input.
The mystery of freewill solved, we are just experiencing.
No choice can be made when we are different every moment.
The afterlife obsolete, since death has become a none event,
The electrons moving through our brains are not constrained-
they flow endlessly through time, space and mind.
We are a different core being or experiencing principle every moment.
I get sickedned with words, I say so much but nothing is ever conveyed.
I proclaim that words only get in the way and I have said too much again.
When people gather together there is always so much that they have to say;
they are looking for each other wondering around in some Darwinian acceptance parade.
If they just accept each other, - they would know that true love is free.
Just take off your shirt and trust me now, and I will love you the way you want to be.
Lets smoke this pipe and drink this wine together and fly through worlds of endless glee.
Spiritual knowledge is true and tribal and now the shaman must gracefully just be.
It is sad when your view of the universe is so expansive and awesome and every time you try to express it to others they misunderstand you. Even your art is glossed over never conveying the feelings you are trying to express. Such an expression as this is seen by others as arrogance, and your explanations are blown off as strange or obscene. Words are like walls not doors, and the minds of others seem unreachable. At times it almost makes you feel like a different species entirely. Nothing can keep your mind within the confines of political or religious dogmas, your mind wonders the expanses of possiblities and anything that comes out of your mouth is taken the wrong way or is seen as nonsensical or even offensive. You just can't seem to keep your thoughts or words in the lines of expected limits. If you have any of these symptoms you may be a Neanderthal like me. Even this expression is cowering under the stare of disapproving eyes.
Poem to Selene
In orbit of the moon there is a pool with walls of glass
Just before I am submerged in it I see the waving of the moon
I swim into the water no down or up just a large white orb
A blue glistening comes from the side due to a cresent earth
A large full moon is before me as I move through the water
I listen to the chanting of monks reverberating in the tank
I am a human sacrifice so that I can be reborn a son of Selene
The light of the moon and water divine, I am alive in death
If you are actually experiencing this moment, then that is the basis of the definition of real. You can't say experience is not real and say something else is. The basis of real is what can be experienced. There is no more profound way to know that you exist then to experience existing, and if you experience this moment - you know of your own existence. The definition of know is to experience something; and if you are actually experiencing, there is no way it is mechanical, unless you admit that all mechanical systems which includes all matter experiences. If you actually experience you are real; and if real means anything but that, then real doesn't mean anything. Also if these people who deny their own consciousness are anything but robots then they are denying the sun at noon day so to speak. I am actually experiencing this moment right now as I type this; and from this particle or wave of being, that I am, in this moment, I know that nothing but something infinite or nonlocal could produce actual existence.
The Short Stories of Samuel Shaffer
The World of Samuel Shaffer
The Translations of Samuel Shaffer
"The Translation that I feel is the most correct of all my Translations is The Book of Antiochus I; and second the Book of Jaredite Generations & Coriantumr, and then Merlin is third I think."
Temple of the Titans
Council of the Seers
A Note From Moroni,
The Book of Ponael,
The Book of Lehi,
The Book of Joseph the Son of Lehi,
The Book of Aminadi,
The Book of Phinlahi,
The Book of Zelph,
The Book of Madoc,
The Testimony of Arieah,
The Testimony of Esus,
The Coronation of Pammeticus,
The Book of Abraham Part II,
The Book of Messiah Ben Joseph,
The Vaidevutis Ensign,
The Silver Bough
The Book of Lilith,
The Book of Odin,
The Book of Merlin,
The Book of Seeress Hechsa,
Translations in the Additional Library,
The Admonition of Thanlil,
The Sayings of Mannus,
The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trimagus,
The Roseau Stone,
The Petra-glyph of Wotan,
The Account of Memnala,
The Book of Fritzion,
The Garden of Light
Some Articles by Samuel Shaffer
Voice of Zion
Two Messages to the African Church of Self-Restoration,
One Man or Many?
Free-agency and Spiritual Anarchy,
In the Mouth of Two or Three Witnesses,
What is an Experiencing Being?
A Revelation from Vala,
The Mystery of Sealing,
My Real History of the World,
Outline for Missionary Discussions,
Bible Verses I have a Problem with,
Temple of the Titans
Oaths of the Gods,
The Net of Indra,
Preface to Journey of the Door Walkers,
Ain Goddess of Dandelions,
Religion of Eolinn,
Vision of Baphomet,
The Liturgy of Asher,
The Religion of the Green Man,
Websites Pertaining to Samuel Warren Shaffer
Songs that People have Written for or about me; for which I am grateful for such great friendships
Into the Darkness, By W. C. Stewart
Sam Story, By W. C. Stewart
Samm, By Monte Emerson
Voyage of the Titans, By Monte Emerson
1980s - First I grew up in Paradise CA. and even though we were LDS, we were still semi pagans, that is we were always talking about tree spirits and stuff.
1993-1996 - We moved to Columbia UT. and the same sort of stuff continued under the guise of fantasy etc.
1996-1997 - We moved to FL. and this is actually where my journey really started. My brother Ben and I started reading Yogi Ramachakra. I started seeing auras and tree spirits and all kinds of strange things, and we became closet pagans even more.
1998-2002 - We moved back to Price and then to Provo and Provo is where my journey really got going, and where I met the Titans. First I met my friend WiL, and we started talking about supernatural things and meditating. As we meditated we figured out how to go to other dimensions through higher states of consciousness etc. and we started something we called the Veritan movement. To make a long story short we encountered a being called the Overmind and his minions who always tried to keep us from finding the portals to other dimension which we would find on self induced rites we called adventures. We also met good beings who would help us called the Magi. In these other states we finally found beings even more powerful than the overmind called the Titans. We had many encounters with them and even saw their space ships, and an extended repeating dream I had inspired my book The Voyage of the Titans. The website for Veritanism is, http://veritanism.webs.com/.
2002-2004 - What really broke this for a time was our LDS missions. On my mission I of course focused just on the plain orthodox gospel and any time I started thinking about deep doctrine my mission president had a talk with me, you know how it goes. So I really lost touch with my past and just did my mission.
2004-2006 - When I got home I was determined that I had grown up and had to stay orthodox now, even though I started reading the Journal of Discourses. I got married in the Idaho Falls Temple and everything was going smoothly until this orthodoxy wearing away at me, and a promise of nothing but a life of home teaching was getting to be to much. So I went to pray in the Temple and all the things I had been learning from Brigham from the back of my mind blossomed and I got the Revelation to become a fundamentalist. This seemed like the logical progression because I thought I had to believe what the Prophet said, and I had been brainwashed to be orthodox now.
2007-2009 - I went down to Leland's and was a good fundamentalist for at least a year, until it was just to boring as well. I wanted to get a seer stone and started praying for one when I was visited and shown where mine was. I started doing Translations which were much more fantastic than I could have come up with, and they began to start changing my mind about some things gradually. Leland approved of my first three Translations but after that the teachings about free-agency and many Gods became to unorthodox for him and we started having tension.
2010 - After the tension got to be to much and we disagreed on some major issues, like women's rights, polyandry and even Hermaphrodite Gods, I, Carolyn and Neil left and went to Idaho Falls. In Idaho Falls I continued to teach deeper fundamentalism, got a convert and everything was pretty normal until the lunar eclipse on the winter solstice.
2010 - On the eclipse I was inspired to go off in a field by myself and I had a visitation from Joseph Smith, who introduced Jesus Christ to me, Jesus anointed me and then introduced me to the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn. I met tons of my ancestors, including King Halfdan and even Odin, the Norse God. They explained to me that more would be revealed to me now faster than it ever had been. They also explained to me that the true believers were actually pagans. This is when it got really crazy.
2011-2012 - I started getting visited by all kinds of different Gods and became more and more pagan. I realized that Jesus and Joseph Smith were just two of many Sons of the pagan Gods and ancestors who had become enlightened, even though Jesus did some extra special things to show us the way. I also started teaching about psychological emanations, individuation and internal enlightenment. My religion got so much more advanced than traditional Mormonism that we gave it, its own name, which was Sannhedanism. The website for that is http://sannhedanism.webs.com/. During this time I also did a lot of pagan translations which you can find on http://silverbough.webs.com/.
2012 - Right around the time that we were about to move to Provo, I started really getting into science. For the sake of argument I had to concede that perhaps all these visitations were psychological emanations, especially since I couldn't show them to anyone else. I started studying psychology and things like that and became somewhat scientifically minded, or at least I did not rule out the fact that it might all be psychological.
2012 - When we got to Provo we got into studying the technological singularity with Ray Kurzweil, which was and is very interesting. I even concluded that perhaps God is a robot for a while, and even now I admit that the universe is probably being rendered.
2012 - Then one day I was meditating when I had this most spectacular of all spiritual experiences I have ever had. I realized that there were these particles or experiencing principles that were what actually experienced, that, that is what we were at our core; but furthermore I realized that we were not just one of these, but a flowing river of them. I realized that a moment ago the principle with which "I" experienced with was somewhere else in the universe or in another universe, and that it would be somewhere else in a moment; and that the illusion of continuity is caused by the memories of our brain. I realized that life was just flowing experiences and that I and everyone was truly one with the whole universe. In other words, a different being or particle of being experiences the information system we call ourselves every moment. We are a different being every moment.
2012 - Just after this I started seeing all the tree spirits and walkers again, and a week after this I met the Titans again for the first time since high-school. I have made a full circle in my round of progression and I have realized that the Titans and the Gods have been and always were the same beings. The website I have made for the Titans is, http://templeofthetitans.webs.com/.
Me Doing Wing Chun