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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (442 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Laake Narrator: Meredith MacRa Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Secret Ceremonies is the story of the awakening of Deborah Laake. A devout Mormon, she attended Brigham Young University, received good grades, was popular - but most of all, she found the One, the man who declared that his claim to her was a matter of divine revelation. Thus, while still in her teens she was married in the sacred chambers of a Mormon temple.

From there her life began to disintegrate. Divorced by age 20 from a man she never loved, barred from the Mormon temple and threatened with excommunication, she found her depression deepening. Still trying to live up to the church's expectations, she married again, unaware that the resulting mental illness would propel her into a hospital ward of unabashed psychotics. It was there, among the truly unconventional, that she somehow recognized a modern world beckoning to her from beyond the closed patriarchal society that had always sheltered her yet kept her from true maturity. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kaye | 2/7/2014

    " I actually read this when I was very young, and attributed it more to the religion of Mormonism, but re-reading it, as an adult, I saw it as a journey through depression and insecurity. If you have ever been a sufferer of depression, you will recognize yourself in parts of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dena Beck | 1/13/2014

    " very interesting memoir of a former Mormon "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chrissy | 1/9/2014

    " This book is mostly about the author's descent into mental problems and how the church failed her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denidevine | 1/8/2014

    " Facinating look at a part of Mormonism...the author commited suicide after the book was out. "

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