Books by Samuel Shaffer
Three of which are co-authered with Samuel by W. C. Stuart and K. F. Nickle
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.)
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.)
The World of Samuel Shaffer
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 and story games etc.
1996-1997 - We moved to FL. and this is actually where my journey really started. My brother Ben and I started reading Yogi Ramacharaka. 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. 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 dimensions 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 and doing Wing Chun Kung Fu. I got married in the Idaho Falls Temple and everything was going smoothly until this orthodoxy started 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 some serious tension.
2010 - After the tension got to be too 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. I 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/mormon. 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. Sannhedanism is kind of a mix of Paganism, Gnosticism and Mormonism. 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. 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 in a mind.
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. 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, and that they exist beyond a shadow of a doubt. The website I have made for the Titans is, http://templeofthetitans.webs.com/.
2013-2014 - After I met the Titans again I started going on adventures again and having really deep revelations and experiences. During this time the Titans taught me the logic by which I could prove logically that these deep things exist. Arguments such as mathematic infinites, which prove everything must exist sooner or later. Arguments about actually experiencing, and mechanical processes being inadequate to produce such a non-local phenomenon; and the fact that reality is what is experienced and any other definition would be meaningless. After being schooled by the Magi and Titans I had a Yazna and I changed my name to Frederick Warren Schafer. After this I started expressing my new experiences in poetry and scriptural type writing. I also had an experience where I remembered that my spiritual head had been taken from me before I went on my mission and it was granted back to me which brought back floods of lost Veritan memories about the Voyage of the Titans and other things. After this I wrote Anathoth, Oh Io and The Endowment of the Titans. I have now most recently been reading the works of Joseph Morris and other great Mormon thinkers which has also re-awoken some memories about my Mormon beliefs, and now everything is coming together into one great whole, of all the spiritual knowledge I have gained and how it all fits together. I am a crazy traveler, please read my things and gain something from what I have learned!
Late 2014 - One night I had a vision of John the Beloved. What happened next happened in rapid succession and is recorded in the following links, http://voiceofzion.webs.com/kingdomdeclaration.htm,