Behind The Veil: Never-before-seen videos of secret Mormon Temple rituals

Mormon temple rituals have been a closely held secret. Until now.




For the first time in the 180-year history of Mormonism (LDS church), secret Mormon temple rituals have been captured on film. 
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To see the entire Mormon temple "endowment ceremony," visit YouTube channel NewNameNoah.

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Comment by Helpertouch on March 31, 2014 at 1:32pm
How embarrassing that I actually did that s--t.
Comment by moomin on April 1, 2014 at 11:15am

i avoided it. something about the temple that always freaked me out ! thank goodness i never went through , whew !

Comment by Helpertouch on April 1, 2014 at 8:55pm

Watching this made me cringe--with embarrassment that I participated all those years. As I watch it, I notice how uniform, bare, and boring the whole thing is, as well as how illogical and anti-thought it is (there's the embarrassment). 

Comment by CaliD_11 on April 24, 2014 at 11:04am
I've never been through the temple, other than the baptism for dead as a teenager. Would you say that these videos are accurate? I guess there is a part of me that knew I'd never go through the temple and never had a desire to wear the holy-G's, and definitely knew I couldn't make that level of commitment when it was hard enough to sit through 3 hours of church, every single Sunday. I am still shocked when seeing the videos about the temple ceremonies. I had no idea this is what was done in the temple. I still find it very shocking, I guess my understanding of the temple and what really goes on were just not aligned. I just don't know what to say about the temple, other than why? Why does this go on? What is the Mormon meaning? Why is there any part of this that will help when on the other side?
Comment by What is wanted? on April 24, 2014 at 11:12am

Yes CaliD  this is a temple session. It's not Fake, not setup.  This is the real thing. 

Comment by David Hanton on April 26, 2014 at 11:21am

Correct. I should hasten to add that whilst the Mormon Church claim that oaths and ceremonies borrowed and adapted from Masonry are of an ancient origin and received by revelation, these ceremonies have been changed multiple times.

I believe it was in the late 1800s that the oaths of vengeance which were based on blood atonement (a variant of human sacrifice in which a sinner's throat needed to be slit and bled into the ground as the only way to atone for their sins rather than relying upon Christ's atonement, with the idea that those who participated in Joseph Smiths assassination should need to be punished in this manner) were removed. But the teachings on blood atonement and the oaths of vengeance were not removed in time to avert the Mountain Meadows Massacre in which over 100 innocent men, women and children were slaughtered by a group of misguided Mormons seeking vengeance, partially motivated by the ceremonies and the teachings they embodied.

In 1915, the 'Official Declaration' reversed the 'Adam God' theory that had been taught since the mid-1800s be abolished and replaced with Mormonism's present concept of the godhead. The concept that we worship Adam and that he is the only God with whom we have dealings was controversial from its inception by Brigham Young, but was instituted within the Temple Ceremonies to ensure that all Mormons would engage in this new teaching about deity, in which all participants consider themselves as Adam as they are taught to aspire to become gods of their own worlds, as Brigham taught that Adam was in our world. The Adam-God theory was then classed as damnable heresy by Bruce R McConkie, but vestiges of these teachings remain in the temple to this day.

Around 1990 was the most important set of changes in which the blood oaths were removed, whilst the gestures were retained. More minor changes with regards to when you stand or sit or the extent of touching of your naked body (under a sheet-like shield with a hole cut in the middle for your head) occurs within the initiatory ceremony were done later. Apologies to anyone offended by too much sharing of the ceremony, but I don't feel bound by my former oaths of secrecy as I didn't give informed consent to the ceremony as I was deceived regarding its nature and origin. I never would have entered or participated had I known what it was.

As a Sunday School President, Elders Quorum President, returned missionary etc I loved the temple and attended frequently - usually monthly and sometimes weekly. I should have found out what it was all about first... So much for sacred secrets.

Comment by Tirby on April 30, 2014 at 4:45pm

I always thought the initiatories were creepy! And after a few years of regular temple attendence I began to think about how cult-ish the endownment was. Watching this video makes me cringe at how brainwashed we were! 

Comment by concernedmom on May 21, 2014 at 12:06pm

I appreciate your sharing.

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