This is a very interesting article I found while searching under "seer stone" through Google's university search for BYU (google.com/univ/byu).
Dr. Priddy Meeks "journal is one of the very few documents available to American history which faithfully reflects the American folklore of the early 19th century. Ideas on witchcraft and devil-possession, engagingly chronicled by Dr. Meeks, were widespread among the American folk of his time, and are by no means dead today."
His experiences with seer stones within the LDS church, and knowledge of magic outside the Church create interesting discussion.
The journal is a little long so I will just post the link found on the Mormon Literature Website: Historical Chips- Priddy Meeks.
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