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Annalee Skarin (Kohlhepp)

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: American Falls, Power, Idaho, USA
Death: January 17, 1988 (88)
Red Bluff, Tehama, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frederick John Kohlhepp and Mary Ella Hickman
Wife of William Michael Gorman; Hugo Joseph Elof Avarell and Reason Eugene Skarin
Mother of Avon Everett Gorman; Annalee Hope Hilton; Hugo Joseph Avarell and <private> Moat (Avarell)
Sister of Minerva Bernetta Teichert; Eda Amelia Kohlhepp; Frederick William Kohlhepp; Constance Margaret Kohlhepp; Sara Ella KOHLHEPP and 5 others

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About Annalee Skarin

Biographical Summary:

Annalee Skarin (July 7, 1899 – January 17, 1988), the granddaughter of "Wild Bill" Hickman, was a popular New Age/Metaphysical author who believed in the possibility of attaining Physical Immortality through the ardent pursuit of Christian principles, which she summarized as gratitude, praise and love.

In her writings she rejects the regular Christian doctrine that physical death is inevitable. While she accepts the Christian doctrine that virtuous people can die and be later admitted to Heaven, she regards this path as "the dreary backdoor entrance", and asserts that the path to true glory involves Ascending to Heaven with one's physical body alive and intact, via a process she calls "translation" (overcoming of bodily death).

Originally a devout Mormon, she was excommunicated from the LDS Church shortly after publication of her first book, Ye Are Gods, because it was perceived by high-ranking members of the church that the book's contents seriously blasphemed against Mormon belief. She was readmitted to the church only after her death.

Many proponents of New Age thought believe that Annalee Skarin, along with her husband Reason Skarin, have indeed achieved physical immortality. In fact, word-of-mouth stories abound within the New Age community of Annalee and/or Reason Skarin materializing to people, sharing words of wisdom, then dematerializing. On the other hand, there is evidence that she physically died of natural causes.

Books by Annalee Skarin

  • Ye Are Gods (ISBN 9780875167183, published by De Vorss and Co, 1952)
  • To God the Glory (ISBN 1891265024, published by De Vorss and Co, 1956)
  • Temple of God (ISBN 1891265040, published by De Vorss and Co, 1958)
  • Secrets of Eternity (ISBN 1891265059, published by De Vorss and Co, 1960)
  • Celestial Song of Creation (ISBN 1891265067, published by De Vorss and Co, 1962)
  • Man Triumphant (ISBN 1891265032, published by De Vorss and Co, 1966)
  • Beyond Mortal Boundaries (ISBN 1891265075, published by De Vorss and Co, 1969)
  • The Book of Books (ISBN 1891265083, published by De Vorss and Co, 1972)

It is also widely believed that the book:

  • Sons Of God, by Christine Mercie (ISBN 9780875160597, published by De Vorss and Co, 1954)

which Skarin references in her other works, was in fact written by Annalee Skarin herself.


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Annalee Skarin's Timeline

July 7, 1899
American Falls, Power, Idaho, USA
Rockland, American Falls Precincts, Oneida, Idaho
Rockland, American Falls Precincts, Oneida, Idaho
November 7, 1907
Age 8
June 9, 1918
Age 18
Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
7, 1920
Age 20
Salt Lake City Utah Temple
May 26, 1923
Age 23
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States