Professor Mark Alan Wright of BYU Religious Education discusses his background and Ph.D. in Maya Studies. He reflects on a number of Mesoamerican practices and their possible connection with the Book of Mormon, including “day-keepers,” Shamanism and divine investiture, taking the countenance of a god by wearing deity masks, and the Maya calendar system and prophecy.
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For Dr. Wright’s presentation on Nephite Daykeepers, see this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/
A HUGE thanks to Bro. Wright and Bro. Hamblin for sharing your great talents and knowledge to those of us who are a little more intellectually challenged. And keep up your great work at Interpreter.
Thank you for a very good podcast. Mark Wright will be the LDS go to guy for all things Mesoamerican.