So began the path to war where Light and Darkness meet, for on the world of man did
Shaemdiel set forth his hand to trouble Adam and Eve, to weigh them down in sorrow;
having called out from among his own, another of the Fallen who would foreshadow
his dark design.
For there was numbered among the Fallen the eldest son of Shaemdiel who in former
days of light and glory did hold the keys of mystery; and even this one did Shaemdiel
call forth to be the son of Adam and Eve, even Cain who through an act of dreadful
violence would start the war in Heaven.
6th Endowment 8:19-20
Wood also claimed that Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-1844), the founder of the Latter-Day
Saint (Mormon) religious movement, was the mortal embodiment of the Fallen prince,
Emerel. According to Wood, Joseph’s younger brother, Alvin Smith, was the mortal
incarnation of the Arch-AngelAriel, and the intended founder of the fifth dispensation
on this earth. In a tragic turn of events, Alvin died of a mysterious stomach ailment
in 1823 at the age of twenty-five. Wood also claimed that Alvin’s death was neither
an accident nor a result of natural causes, but rather, the result of a dark plot
conceived and executed by Alvin’s father (Ariel Disclosure).
And throughout each succeeding dispensation did Jehovah-Yahweh twist and bend the
words of God whereby he might establish a great confusion while yet our Shaemdiel
continued to seek out the children of God, to fill them with all manner of weariness.
Evensomuch that in the days of Ariel did the darkness some greater hold take, for
the heart of Joseph was filled with pride, and had it not been by some greater effort,
even Joseph would have fallen away into Jehovah’s keeping forever.
Yet did Joseph, in the last days of his sojourn, remember well the days of his instruction
and by some noble effort plant deep in the heart of all his following the seed that
leads to exaltation.
Thus, Most Holy Father, did the dispensations of our design go from greater to lesser;
for that which Michael established in strength did even Joseph barely achieve through
weariness; for evil did multiply and grow more heavy upon the children of God, evensomuch
that many did fall away, being exhausted in both mind and spirit.
1st Endowment 2:26-29
Yet over this one thing do I greatly puzzle, for in the presumptions of Joseph was
Joseph greatly tempted because of the delusions of this life, evensomuch that so
great a prince as he was almost turned aside forever.
Tell me, therefore, how this could be, that evil should be so great as to cause this
Joseph to stumble upon the way.”