The ideas in Hugh Nibley's now little-known series in the 1955 Improvement Era seem to have made their way into Mormon culture and discourse without reference to source. It made a small splash among Mormon observers of the day but deserves careful appreciation. A number of other modern writers both inside and outside the LDS Church have taken up similar themes, in some cases seemingly in ignorance of Nibley's work. We here give the twelve-part series as it appeared in 1955, sans illustrations.

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