Rational Revelation

Revisiting Mormonism from a New Perspective

ra∗tion∗al, adj.
1. Having or exercising the ability to reason.
2. Of sound mind; sane.
3. Consistent with or based on reason; logical: rational behavior.

rev∗e∗la∗tion, n.
1. The act of revealing or disclosing.
2. Something revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized.

This site is for ex-Mormons seeking to understand their experiences.

We will explore how Mormon culture and doctrine controls the thoughts, behaviors, and emotions of members without their knowledge, and how this effects the ability of members to have flexible beliefs, leave the organization, and ultimately recover from the emotional and spiritual abuse they may have experienced.

In a word, Mormonism is a cult. Ex-cultists of all types find they continue to have difficulties long after leaving. Ex-Mormons are no different. This site is intended as a resource to help in the recovery process.

UPDATE: I've recently written a book entitled Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control. The new website, at Recovering Agency contains all of these articles, some of them updated, plus new resources. This older site is not being maintained, but will remain online as an archive.

"We are in a great school; and it is a profitable one, in which we are receiving very important lessons from day to day. We are taught to cultivate our minds, to control our thoughts to thoroughly bring our whole being into subjection to the spirit and law of God, that we may learn to be one and act as the heart of one man, that we may carry out the purposes of God upon the earth." (Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, pp. 10-11.)

Copyright 2005, Luna Flesher, Luna Lindsey