Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Curious Case IX


What, then, are we to make of the life, teachings, and accomplishments of Corky Ra?

In a November 2008 interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, the President of Summum, Su Menu, asked, “Why should Ra’s encounters in the 1970s with ‘advanced beings’ . . . be any more suspect than those of, say, Joseph Smith?” Why, she seemed to be asking in this rhetorical question, should her mentor’s revelations be any less valid than those of other founders, especially the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

When saying this, Ms. Menu had the local audience--the semi-established Mormon Church--in mind. But it's also fair to ask, Why should Summum Bonum Amen Ra's story of his meetings with his Summa Individuals be any less suspect than the story of the meetings of the Prophet Joseph Smith with his angels? Or, for that matter, than other stories of other reported meetings, including the classic tales of the Apostle (St.) Paul's encounter with the risen Christ?