*NOTE: MUCH OF THIS INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM TEXTS DISCOVERED BY TEMPLE LEADER JUSTIN SMITH IN 2005. BURIED JUST OUTSIDE THE CAMP ARCADIA COMPOUND, JUSTIN UNEARTHED THEM WHILE DIGGING THE FOUNDATION OF WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN ANNEX SCHOOL FOR CAMP ARCADIA. THESE TEXTS HOLD A WEALTH OF HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE'S PREVIOUS INCARNATIONS, ALL IN THE CUYAMACA MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT RURAL COMMUNITIES. JUSTIN AND AARON SMITH IMMEDIATELY SAW THE VALUE IN THESE FORGOTTEN TRADITIONS, AND DEVOTED THEMSELVES TO SPREADING THE TRUTH. WHILE THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THESE TEXTS ARE INCORRECT, THERE ARE THOSE OF CAMP ARCADIA WHO WOULD SAY THE INFORMATION IS UNSUBSTANCIATED. OUR TEMPLE RESPECTFULLY DISAGREES WITH MANY OF THE STANCES OF CAMP ARCADIA THOUGH WE REMAIN AFFILIATED. MANY ESTEEMED LOCAL RESIDENTS NEAR THE CAMP HAVE CONFIRMED THE LEGITIMACY OF THE DISCOVERED TEXTS, INCLUDING LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR CARL COOTER, AS WELL AS REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER TED TELLENSWORTH.
Chief High Priest Daniels (formally William Jefferson Daniels) was one of several men plowing barley atop that East County San Diego Mountain on that fateful evening. It is rumored that the moment the scrolls were discovered, he actually spoke in tongues on behalf of the Messiah. While the other men attempted to anchor his levitating body, they were mysteriously "vaporized". As laser's and/or the weapons technology required for such an event had not yet been invented in the 1800's, this was clearly an immaculate vaporization from another dimension and/or deep space.
The next generation
Chief Priest Daniels bore two children before he died of cholera. Domizo(left) and Razar (right) by most accounts held equal clout in the early years of the church. Though their relationship would eventually grow hostile upon the Great Schism of 1910 (aka the Sub-Terranean Intelligent Reptile Theory), their benevolence paved the way for today's exceptional level of sect cooperation. Though our numbers are as few as three, there is a harmony that the Daniels would admire.
Learning from dark times
After claims of human sacrifice (to this day still unsubstantiated), funding for the church hit all time lows. While government grants continued, private donations dried up to almost nothing. To think just a few years ago that this new incarnation was nothing more than 2 young men secretly meeting in the Camp Arcadia commons room, just learning all this from forgotten texts, is down right inspiring. The lesson to today's followers: To forgive is to bath in stardust, to push forward is to travel the wormhole of prosperity.
The serpent conjuring dance represents not only our history, but our present, and the joy of our future. This is something Brother Dave taught us, another of his lessons without words and only a smile that we are forever grateful for. There are three parts to everything: clarity, time, and Their great plan. I hope this brief history of our gift has been informative and inspiring. Don't forget that every earthly life has a beginning, middle and ascension.
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