I Do Not Believe In The Atonement

*Previously published on 08/28/2016 - updated/edited today. I should say: I do not believe in the Atonement, capital-A, as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints™. I do not believe in an Atonement where Jesus, God’s favorite and perfect son, is sent to earth to pay for a debt he did not... Continue Reading →

Reflections while on a train

What is the nature of that which is observing? The Waking Up App, Rupert Spira, The Nature of Awareness I am sitting on a train on my way to work. It is peaceful. Nearly everyone around me is either looking at their phone, a book, or eyes closed (resting?). Each individual is focused on his... Continue Reading →

Be Perfect

Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, Or your Father which is in Heaven is perfect. Lesser Words of Jesus; 3 Nephi Over the last few weeks (months?), the above quote has come to mind. Jesus delivers the quoted words to those survivors who are gathered in the land called Bountiful after... Continue Reading →

Free(ish) Will

For the last few weeks, I have been attempting to sort out whether or not men have free will. In short, no, we don't have free will. We are extremely limited in what we are truly free to do, say, think, etc.. At best, we have free-ish-will. This is something akin to Compatibilism: we may not be... Continue Reading →

Through the lens – D&C 76

I believe that the Vision of the Kingdoms of Glory (Doctrine and Covenants 76) is due to an entheogenic substance. Or, at minimum, derived from an expanded state of consciousness through another modality (say, meditation, holotropic breathing, or something).   My goal is to make that case, to the best of my ability. To the best of... Continue Reading →

Mormons and Magick

Mormons, often unwittingly, participate in magickal ceremonies; also known as rituals. Don't believe me? Allow me to illustrate. O God, the Eternal Father! We ask thee in the name of thy son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify This bread to the souls of all those Who partake of it.  That they may eat in... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑