Anthony E. Larson
Writing is what I do for a living as well as for enjoyment. A freelance journalist for the last 20 years, published in several newspapers, magazines and websites, I have also been a successful video producer and writer, as well as an award-winning composer during my rich and varied career.
Though it was never my intent to be an author, I started my writing career the hard way by producing five books for the LDS community. It was my lifelong interest in prophecy that first led me to do so. When I came across a novel view of ancient history that seemed to marvelously illuminate the metaphorical language of the scriptures, I felt compelled to explain it to my fellow Saints. I felt compelled to demonstrate the incredibly broad application it had to the restored gospel and the teachings of the prophets. So, I started writing about it … and I haven’t stopped.
I retreated from big city life, choosing the wide-open spaces and big sky of Northeastern California, to live on a 40-acre ranch in a home I built years ago with considerable help from my eight children, before they all grew up, moved away and started their own lives.
Partially retired, I continue to write. I still compose and arrange orchestral and choral music on my computer-based digital system at home. I also dabble in the occasional video project.
Lastly, I continue to explore in print, online classes and video the implications of my research into ancient planetary history and its bearing upon the restored gospel. The more I discover about those ancient celestial events and conditions, the better I understand the origins of temple and scriptural imagery.
Like Joseph Smith, I say that Revelation is “the plainest book God ever caused to be written.” I can say that because I’ve found the key to all prophetic imagery, the language of the prophets. And so can you.
Happily, one need not be a prophet and receive visions to understand the language used by the prophets. All that is necessary is an understanding of the origins of their metaphors and imagery in cosmic apparitions that arose in Earth’s ancient skies. That applies to the Book of Abraham and the enigmatic Egyptian facsimiles as well. But perhaps most important of all is the meaningful significance I find in temple symbolism and the endowment rituals, which are chock full of information. It’s much like reading a book.
I urge you to consider the ideas presented here on this website, on my blog, in my books and in my classes if you wish to expand your understanding of the scriptures, the prophets and temple rituals.
Knowing these things will magnify your comprehension of the gospel and your testimony of its truthfulness beyond anything you ever imagined possible. Come, join me in a voyage of discovery and expansive vistas of knowledge.