clasped hands LDS endowment


Why this website?
Site contents
About the endowment


The Initiatory
The Endowment Proper
 The Creation
 The Garden
 The Telestial World
 The Terrestrial World
 The Veil


Baptism for the dead
Second anointing


Historical documents
Masonic parallels
The endowment on film
Garments & temple clothes
Suggested readings

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This website provides access to current and historical texts of the endowment, without exposing those few portions of the ceremony that are explicitly reserved for initiates. By creating this site, I hope to discourage researchers from using temple exposés produced by individuals and organizations hostile to Mormonism.

This website presents the temple ceremony with a degree of transparency that many Latter-day Saints will find uncomfortable. However, the site does not reveal any information that is protected by covenants of non-disclosure. For a fuller explanation of my motivation to create this site, read Why this website?

FOR NEWCOMERS: If this is your first visit, I strongly recommend that you read Site contents to learn how the site can serve your particular research interests.

This site is an independent initiative. It has no official connection to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or any other Mormon organization.

Your endowment is to receive all those ordinances in the house of the Lord which are necessary for you, after you have departed this life, to enable you to walk back to the presence of the Father, passing the angels who stand as sentinels, being enabled to give them the keywords, the signs and tokens, pertaining to the holy priesthood, and gain your eternal exaltation in spite of earth and hell.

--Brigham Young

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