I never thought to ask

“Hey Doug, do you want to go up Emigration Canyon to the house of a translated being and get a blessing?” my friend asked me.

It was the summer of 1999 and our daughter Denise was getting ready to do the coma thing a few months later. My friend had been up to this man’s home and declared he was legit, he was a translated being and gave great blessings. Since I had determined to be “open to other things” I told him I’d love to go to this man’s home.

I was amazed that this man drove old cars, not classics, just old. Upon meeting him I was told he was an attorney and knew all the Brethren. He left the room and I picked up a book where others that had come for blessings had signed their names. Much to my surprise I recognized more than a few of the names in the book.

Wow, I thought, if they came here this must be legit, or why else would they come? Maybe this guy really was what my friend claimed. As I think about it now, was I using those that I was familiar with as validation for my own desires and curiosities? Or had I just joined the herd and was now part of “group think” or the herd mentality? Should I have started “mooing” like a cow? Though I must admit that after seeing those familiar names I was a little excited to have this “translated being” lay his hands on my head.

He came in and talked to us for long while. He mentioned all the right names and his back ground. He was a little strange, just as I assumed a translated would be. I got my treasured blessing and went home happy. We all talked about the size of his hands, they were huge for such a small man. Surely another evidence of his translated state for sure.

I kept in contact with this man. A few months later Denise went into the coma. Later that evening I called and called his home to ask him to come to Primary Children’s Hospital to give Denise a blessing. The neurologists had pronounced that she wouldn’t last 24 hours and I thought a translated being could help. Wouldn’t you? I had already forgotten the blessing given on the way to the hospital by a man with true Priesthood.

After much effort I made contact with him and he immediately came up to PCMC. I took him into the NICU to where Denise was. I watched as the nurses parted like the Red Sea when he walked in. Some obviously knew him. I was highly impressed, just as I was when I was a young man and read how the crowd parted at the airport for President Kimball. Wow. He pulled the curtain around her bed and asked me stand outside while he did the blessing. I complied. He came out all red faced. Nevertheless I was very pleased to have had a translated being voice a blessing on our daughter.

Denise didn’t die, she woke up on day four as a ten-year-old baby and learned everything again – crawling, walking, eating, and talking, reading and such. Everything. I don’t remember crediting the translated being and his blessing on our daughter for her recovery, though maybe I did. You just don’t talk about these things to “church people”, do you?

We ended up interacting with this man on several more occasions and it became quite weird in my mind and with his actions. Finally I realized he was a fraud, was not a translated being, and had done much evil.

Upon realizing this I went to our daughter and told her he was an evil man and we were going to stay away from him from now on. What was her response?

“Boy Dad, it’s about time you understood that. I got tired of dealing with him waiting for you to get it. Did you know that blessing he gave me in the hospital was to kill me?”

You see, you can read our books and know firsthand all the dumb things I did as I became educated on how to live in a world where your daughter has no veil and all the strangeness that comes with that, all that is good so willing to help when allowed and even the evil that is assigned to help you depart mortality. I have always been grateful to the Savior that we hardly ever had to mention this man, who since has passed away. Praise God.

I have been grateful that I didn’t have to show how I looked to others for validation or how I responded to events and people, how I was so quick to join the herd. I remember my church saying to “stay in the middle, where it is safe.” Did they mean the middle of the herd? Is it “safe” there? If you stay there will you ever really learn?

Do you know the one person that I NEVER consulted with about this man and what or who he was? I know, you’ve already guessed. I never asked my Father or His Son about it. And because of that I brought in a man that tried to give a blessing to destroy my daughter.

So now when I see people go from one gifted person to the next and then next, I feel for them. I don’t say anything because it is their experience, like our daughter never said a word about my idiocy until I figured it out, even though she wanted to. How many of us have become infatuated with the gifted person that our close friend told us about or we heard about from Mary’s sister’s cousin’s son-in-law while riding down the elevator and how she/he did this and that and it was simply incredible. Incredible for whom? Why do we turn to mortals and not God? Because He is harder to talk to, to hear or communicate with? Or because there are so many gifted that are very willing to tell you all about it and what to do?

Many have told me about a modality they have heard about and how great it is. Some have learned healing modalities. I sit back and wonder if they went to the Savior about it and if not how long their “experience” will last or if they will ever figure it out?

What does your Father in Heaven have to say about it? What does the Savior say about it? Are we enamored with the new person because of the hype of others, their gifts, or the herd mentality? Or because it is so much easier to go to an “oracle” to learn what God wants or to be healed? I watched this for nearly a decade with our daughter. Do you know how many people told us they’d give us a home or they’d give us money if she would just confirm that their “ship was going to come in soon.” Or, “Denise, should I divorce my husband?” kind of questions. Things you should take to God and maybe never ask another mortal let alone a ten or eleven-year-old young woman. I always wanted to tell them to go elsewhere to screw up their lives, rather than come to our home to see the “oracle” and do it.

What if we went to our Father first, in humble prayer, while fasting and begging for an answer to our questions. How might life turn out? Might it be according to His will and not some psycho, oh I’m sorry, I mean psychic oracle, like some guy that had been declared to be a translated being.

Now you might understand why when people call for help I am so slow to answer. Not because I don’t want to help, but because I need to first get my Savior’s permission and then see what He wants done. That can take time. Might it be important to get His permission before we even make a call for help? And then you won’t have to declare, “I never thought to ask.”

Don’t worry, I have plenty of other mistakes you haven’t heard about. Yet. I’ve worked hard at making all I can so you won’t have to so much.

Strange work indeed…

A good friend pointed this scripture out to me.

“And the lord of the vineyard said unto one of his servants: Go and gather together the residue of my servants, and take all the strength of mine house, which are my warriors, my young men, and they that are of middle age also among all my servants, who are the strength of mine house, save those only whom I have appointed to tarry;

And go ye straightway unto the land of my vineyard, and redeem my vineyard; for it is mine; I have bought it with money.

Therefore, get ye straightway unto my land; break down the walls of mine enemies; throw down their tower, and scatter their watchmen.

And inasmuch as they gather together against you, avenge me of mine enemies, that by and by I may come with the residue of mine house and possess the land.” (D&C 101:55-58, T&C 101:12))

This sure is a strange troupe the Lord gathered: warriors (I suppose they are immortal), young men (for the PC group – young women too), those of middle age among His servants. This is the strength of His house, except for those that tarry. Are those that tarry translated beings? So are translated beings part of this work He is describing?

Then this strange troupe is told to go to the land of His vineyard and then redeem it? What is that all about? How would they, mortals and immortals, redeem the land for the Lord of the vineyard?

The troupe is then told to “get” to His land. Is this a command? They are then to break down the walls of His enemies. Who are His enemies? Could it be the Adversary and his evil guild? Then they are to throw down their tower. What tower? Who has towers and what would their purpose be? Don’t towers usually broadcast? Or are they just towers to watch for their enemies? Why would these towers have watchmen with them? Are they that important? How do you “scatter” watchmen?

It then states that the watchmen are going to gather against the troupe. The Lord then tells them to avenge Him of His enemies. Does this mean to destroy them? How do you avenge an evil (immortal?) army that has apparently gathered to welcome you to their towers, walls, and the land they have taken over?

All this is done so He can come with the residue of His house and possess the land. This is a strange work the Savior is describing, isn’t it.

It also sounds to me like this is a lot of work. There are many “action” words in the Saviors statement: Go, gather, take, get, break, throw, scatter, and avenge. This is no small task He has assigned to His warriors, young men, and those of middle age. I’d sure like to get a look at this “motley” group. I bet they would be considered strange by many others not doing or understanding this assignment. Do you think they would also look strange while doing said work?

If you find them, let me know. I’d like to take a look at this motley crew.

What a strange scripture.

The Savior’s work is strange work indeed.

More room at the Inn

Because of demand we secured a much larger room for the Pendulum workshop.

It is still on November 3 and starts at 8:30 AM and goes until about 4 PM.

The cost is still donation.

The “Psychic pendulum detective” will be here to teach and I can’t wait. It’s one thing to teach when you’ve worked with something for a short time, and a whole different story when like this guy, you’ve worked the program for over twenty years.

This workshop is to prepare us for next Spring when we bring in the man that has used pendulums for health reasons. His father was quite gifted and learned it use over many years. Can’t wait for Spring to come now.

We have plenty of seats. Those that register will be given the rest of the details.

Workshop is Full

The workshop is full.

I may try to get a slightly bigger room, if so I will have more spaces.

If you still desire to attend, I will put you on the waiting list and let you know. There are usually five or six that also drop off that have reserved a space. So let me know.


Psychic Detective Pendulum Workshop

There are 15 seats left for our workshop.

We will be doing a workshop on Saturday, November 3 in the SLC area.  There are 15 seats left for this workshop.  Please do not email your confirmation back to us unless you know you will be going.

I’m very excited for this particular workshop.  We have invited a man that does Psychic Detective work using a pendulum.  His name is Dan Baldwin.  He has helped many law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI and many local ones.  He has also helped agencies in many other countries.  Dan has been on national radio talking about his work. He is also an author.  It is all good and well to hear and read what someone does, it is totally different being able to see, do it, and to be able to ask questions. That is why we invited him to come and do a workshop.

Having done psychic detective work for over twenty years, he is well qualified to teach us how to use a pendulum to get answers.  He will only teach about psychic detective work, but the principles can be applied to many other areas of inquiry.  For example, I used my pendulum to find a really bad stink in our garage that we just couldn’t seem to locate.  I’ve used it for second witnessing revelations I’ve received from prayer.  There are many examples where this “tool” can be used.

I know of people that have their spouse hide something in the home and they used their pendulum to find it.  Of course this is done for practice.

Pendulums can be used to determine where portals are located and how strong they are.

We have written about Denise’s medical doctor having me use one on my mother’s leg and how the pain went away.

You will leave this workshop knowing how to use the pendulum as a tool for many things.  You will also know when to not use it, how to prepared yourself for its use, etc.

The workshop will start at 8:30 AM and go until about 4 PM.

You will need to bring a pendulum and note taking material.

As stated above there are 15 seats left for this workshop. You must be registered to attend.

“You Bet Your Bippy”

I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful young man yesterday.

If I had to guess I’d say he is around 15 years old, maybe a year less. He is playing sophomore football for a high school. He is a solid, well-built young man.

I asked how they did this week, knowing the varsity team had won its game. He informed me he played sophomore ball and the team they played that week didn’t have many players on it. He then said the most amazing thing, “The kid I played against was probably the smallest kid on their team.”

He had to “go against” this smaller kid the entire game. At one point I guess he had knocked this kid on his butt and this young man leaned over to his “opponent” on the ground and asked him if he was all right. He told me that his own coach was irritated with him for doing such an act. (“There will be NO compassion on this football field!”)

You see, in war, the idea is to annihilate the other side. My older brother played football in the late 1960’s for a school up in the Salt Lake City area. I remember him telling us how the coaches were teaching them where and how to hit an opposing player to take him out of the game, even permanently. You know, what bone to break to make sure he doesn’t come back on the field. This would be the modern day gladiators, not to mention Mixed Martial Arts and such.

Another older brother told me that he played football because it legally allowed him to go out and try to kill people or at least maim them. (Yea, I know, nice guy.) This anger and aggression made him a real good football player. He eventually got over it and is a good man now days.

Anyway, we put our hands on this young man to clear him and he was unbelievably loaded with weapons of war, of all types.

I looked over at Z and asked how he got these weapons all over him. “Playing sports,” she replied.

Since he has only played organized football for three weeks, I asked her if all of what was on him was a result of the past three weeks of football.

“Oh no, it’s also from his video games,” she answered. “There are all kinds of entities and such in the video games that will come out and attach.”

Such things as weapons, I guess. It reminded me how our subconscious mind takes all things for being “real.” That is why visioneering or envisioning with goal setting works so well. If we “see” it in our mind over and over with emotion, it is or will become our reality. It is best to pray and gain permission for what is desired is also what our Savior Jesus Christ desires for us. With the approval of the Heavens what is visioneered will come to pass much easier. It will benefit you and others. Of course He will give you what you want so bad your heart and mind are swallowed up in the desire, even if it is wrong to your everlasting condemnation. Therefore, be very careful what you envision for yourself and others.

I don’t play video games, but I would assume our subconscious mind actually can’t tell the difference and accepts the content that we’ve just experienced as being part of our actual world. I wonder if all the mind chemicals of an actual physical real world event would also come to play in a video game where we have the same emotions as someone actually performing these events in real life. I don’t know, just wondering. Some have told me that when they “accomplish a mission” on a video game they get the same satisfaction as if they had accomplished a similar thing in this mortal reality.

I wonder if this incredible young man will succumb to his coaches training and learn how NOT to have compassion for that young man he just dominated and put on his rear. We are told in the scriptures to become like the Lord Jesus Christ. I wonder what that looks like on a sports field. Something like this young man, making sure the person on the other side is okay?

What about the video games? What is that putting on people now days?

I asked Z if she would shield herself if she played a video game.

“You bet your bippy,” she replied.

Interesting concepts. Shielding ourselves playing video games, playing sports, and hey, how about living life?

Did you know that when a man and a woman have an “encounter” of a sexual nature it establishes a bond or connection between them, married or not? So these so called famous male athletes that brag about sleeping with a thousand women would have that many connections to them. A woman of the night would have a bond or connection for every person she has slept with. No wonder our God asks us to be faithful.

Does the same thing happen when you play a video game and your “avatar” or whatever it’s called does what men do in real life and sleep with a woman? Is there a bond established between that mortal man and the “electronic” woman?

What about that one Z?

Her answer, “Yes there is.”

It actually opens an evil portal to your very soul. A conduit that evil can now traverse into you.

And you thought weapons were bad.

You bet your bippy indeed.


I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “If these things you teach or write about were important they would be in the scriptures!”

If we are going to use the scriptures as the criteria for what we are going to study, then why in the world are we not discussing the “how it is done” for the following events in Sunday school, Fellowships, or other classes? The majority of what has been taught in our classes, seminars, workshops, or books are from the scriptures.

Below are a few of the many scriptures that talk about these events. It would be well worth your time to look them up.

Healing all manner of sickness and disease. (Matt. 4:23)

Those possessed with devils healed. (Matt. 4:24; there are numerous references to this)

Cleansing leprosy with the touch of a hand. (Matt. 8:3)

Healing from a distance. (Matt. 8:5-13)

Cast out devils. (Matt. 8:16; 9:32-33)

Cast out unclean spirits. (Luke 8:29)

Clearing the weather. (Matt. 8:26)

Hearing others thoughts. (Matt. 9:4; Matt. 12:25; Luke 6:8)

Raising the dead. (Matt. 9:18-25)

Restoring sight to the blind. (Matt. 9:27-30)

Receiving His image in our countenance. Alma 5:14)

Evil spirits returning to a person. (Matt. 12:43-45)

Manifesting food. (Matt. 14:15-21; Matt. 15:32-38)

Walking on water. (Matt. 14:25)

Manifesting money. (Matt. 17:27)

Satan can bind us with bonds. (Luke 13:16)

God speed or teleportation. (John 6:21)

Father and Son will come and make their abode with us. (John 14:23)

Shielding. (Helaman 16:2,6)

The Savior using his warriors, young men, and those of middle age redeem His vineyard. (D&C 101:55-58)

I will end the list here. There are others such as invisibility, but the above are enough to get the point across. There are many events in the scriptures that one might consider to be “metaphysical” or miraculous. They all follow Natural Law and rules. Did not the Lord Jesus declare, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12)

It is interesting to me that casting out devils, demons and unclean spirits is mentioned so often in the scriptures yet so many believe they can’t be touched by the Adversary or his minions. If you believe this, they already own you. Is it what the LDS psychiatrists and family counselors told my attorney friend years ago at their annual meeting? To paraphrase them, those who were doing these things “didn’t understand how the mind works like we do now.” Were these people saying that the Lord Jesus Christ didn’t understand how the mind works?

There are many gifts of the Spirit listed above. They are available to all that desire to follow the Savior and do His will.


The workshop titled Metaphysical was a lot of fun last Saturday.

We came home from it after being gone for two days and entered our garage. It stunk, I mean the smell was really bad. My son’s socks and feet when he as a teenager never smelled this bad.

It was so bad we figured we had a dead animal somewhere in the garage. And for those that know me, I was not hoping it was a cat.

The problem was we couldn’t find the source of the smell. When you walked out there it was horrible and you figured you could find the source quite easily. Not so. Once in the garage the small seemed to come from everywhere. We looked and looked, smelled and smelled. All to no avail.

Wait! I thought. We just got home from a workshop where we discussed metaphysical things. One of those “things” was the use of a pendulum. A while ago we did a workshop on the use of a pendulum, but I have not heard much from those that use them. I know I use, especially as a second witness to answers I get in my prayers. (A second witness is a very good thing.)

Then my sweetheart actually asked me to come out and use my pendulum. Hey, we are quite synced together.

I went into the garage and asked the Savior for permission to use the pendulum to find the source of the stink.

He said, “Yes.”

I went out in a center part and faced all directions asking the pendulum if this was the origination of the stink. It kept “swinging” the “no” direction. Finally I stood facing east and asked. It swung “yes.”

“It’s right here,” I told my sweetheart.

We both smelled in that area and still couldn’t tell if it was the spot or not.

Soon my son-in-law came into the garage. He has considerable more height than I do and my sweetheart asked him for some help. He started to take some boxes down in that location and found the source of the problem. It was discarded and now the stink is going away.

I sure do love “metaphysical” things. A pendulum is a great tool the Savior has given us. Though we do need to be careful to not rely on it before asking the Savior.

Yes, it is just a tool, but it was sure a blessing to not have to tear the garage apart and to be able to use it to find the stink location so easily.

Praise God.

Oh, and it was really good to see all those familiar faces and meet some really great new people Saturday.

Rest of the Story

Several were not happy that I didn’t finish a story a few posts ago.

I will do that now, but first I need to let those here know about a workshop we are doing this coming Saturday. (Yes, in three days.)

I was told to do a workshop/seminar on August 25th at the SLCC, Larry Miller Campus in Sandy, Utah. It will start at 8:30 AM and last until about 4 or 5 PM. The cost as usual is donation, which we appreciate to help cover the building costs, etc.

There are only about 12 seats left for this workshop. Because of this you need to be registered to attend. Please don’t register if you “think” you might come. I wanted to invite those three or four that read this blog to register first before I do another email to my general list.

I hope you will pray and ask if you are to come, if not, great. If it is yes, awesome.

The working title of the workshop is:


The following is what I wrote in another post:

A few weeks ago my friend was going to drop by for a chat. I wanted to get outside before she showed up to get the “cedar needles” off of the chairs under the awning. The awning sits below two cedar trees and the wind makes sure there are always plenty of needles and such in the chairs.

My friend got here quicker than I thought and was already outside when I went out there to take care of the chairs.

“I’m sorry for not getting out here to clean the chairs off,” I told her.

“That’s okay,” she responded, “I asked the angels to take care of it.”

Now, I don’t know about you, but suddenly I was very curious to get a good look at that chair. It is made of fabric and is hard to get all of the needles out of it.

We chatted for a while. Finally, she stood up to leave. After she had walked ten feet or so away from the chair I causally walked over and took a look at it.

It was clean! And I do mean clean. As clean as when it was new.

“Okay,” I turned and said to her, “how did you do it? Or rather, how did the angels do it?”

I wanted to know how the spiritual realm was brought into our realm to accomplish a physical objective. I postulated an answer. She nodded her head yes, and confirmed that was how it was done.

“Well,” she answered……………

“………like I said, I asked the angels to clean it off, and they did.”

“Did you visualize it already done when you asked the angels to clear it off?” I asked.

Her answer, “Of course, that is how these things work.”

I shouldn’t say much more, that is what the workshop is about – metaphysical.


“And it came to pass that after the more popular part of the Zoramites had consulted together concerning the words which had been preached unto them, they were angry because of the word, for it did destroy their craft; therefore they would not hearken unto the words.” (Alma35:3)

Since I received this assignment to teach about spiritual evil, how it works and what to do about it, there has been one statement that many have made to me that I have never quite understood:

“If you think about evil or learn about it, then it comes to you.”

First of all, we live in a literal cesspool of evil. It is all around us. Unless the person has truly cleared herself, her home, and her land, then shielded all of the above and never leaves, living in her cocoon the rest of her life, she will come in contact with it daily.

Once you go to the grocery store it is all around you. No matter where you go it is all around you. If you are a person of Light and really are following the Savior, there is a huge target on your back. You don’t have to “think or learn” about evil, they see you, know you, and desire to destroy you. And will work hard at doing so, either subtly or openly.

The idea that you can hide from them really cracks me up. We are in the middle of war, a war against the Adversary and all that he controls, mortal and immortal. You can’t hide.

So, what to do?

The above scripture says much. The popular (perhaps rich) part of the Zoramites were angry because of the words that Amulek spoke. Why? Because it was truth and did destroy their craft? What was their craft? To control and get gain? They were satanic. Satan is always about control, destruction, and keeping the masses ignorant, especially of his ways.

What did the “word” do for the “less popular” people? It educated them as to what was going on and about the Savior. If you are satanic you surely can’t have that, can you? Wouldn’t your desire be to keep the population you have control over totally ignorant.

If we take this analogy and bring it over to learning about evil and how it operates, what will that do to a person? Would the Adversary have the same goal, to keep the population ignorant of how he operates? If you understand his methods, motives, and what makes him tick, what will that do for you?

Perhaps help make you free? Would it enable to you to overcome what he is trying to perpetrate upon you because you will recognize it, see it for what it’s worth and perhaps know how to overcome or destroy it?

We are talking about gaining knowledge. Is that why Joseph Smith said, “Knowledge saves a man; and in the world of spirits no man can be exalted but by knowledge.” (TPJS, p. 357)

He also said, “The things of God are of deep import and time and experience and careful and ponderous and solemn thought can only find them out. Thy mind O man if thou wilt lead a soul unto salvation must search into and contemplate the darkest abyss and the broad expanse of eternity, thou must commune with God.” (DHC 3:295)

Hey, Joseph says we are to search into and contemplate the darkest abyss? What does that mean? To never consider it or learn about it? I don’t think so. It’s the exact opposite. If you don’t understand how the opposition works how in heaven will you ever become like our Savior and Parents? You won’t, will you?

Abraham understood we need to obtain knowledge if we desire to become like Them.

“…having been myself a follower of righteousness, desiring also to be one who possessed great knowledge, and to be a greater follower of righteousness, and to possess a greater knowledge.” (Abraham 1:2)

Knowledge is the key, is it not? How are you ever going to receive the Second Comforter? Through knowledge? Will you without it? How will you ever overcome the Adversary? Through knowledge? Or hiding your head in the sand, declaring that to learn about how hell operates only invites them into your life, when they are already there? (Cue the Poltergeist movie with the little girl looking at the TV. She turns, looks at you and says, “They’re here.“)

Words, or knowledge destroys the craft of the wicked, just as the popular Zoramites understood. The word or knowledge is also required to learn of the Gods of Light and to be able to converse and eventually dwell with them. Ignorance in either will cost you dearly.

It’s what my daughter found out. She has two daughters that are empathic. Life was literally hell until they found this out and learned how to help them. Now when they get “filled” up or have taken on others problems or emotions, they know how to help them and bring peace back into their hearts.

What a blessing knowledge or the word is. Yes, it does destroy the Adversary’s craft, but it also builds up the Savior’s work.

God bless.