Apparently ‘Hound-dog Joe Smith’ the Mormon ‘prophet’ first began ‘scrying’ when he was claiming he was having visions of angels and golden plates and working as a treasure hunter. Witnesses say that Smith practiced ‘crystal gazing’ by placing a stone in a white stovepipe hat, putting his face over the hat to block out all the light, and then divining information from the stone. As far as I know, this is not a Christian practice, I mean, those Catholics do some freaky things but they don’t do that. So where did he get it from? I’m pretty sure he got it from his parents because they claimed they had visions of angels and spiritual beings and also claimed they were in possession of magic rocks, but where did they get it from? Is it a Native American thing?