“Often thought of being led directionally by “the [Holy] Spirit” to drunken Laban, Nephi first foreshadows the influence of “the spirit” later encountered after unsheathing the sword. The talking spirit comes of the sword itself, carried by Laban and which in voice commands Nephi to slay the man. That sword is also featured in Words of […]Read more "Old Sky Hewer"
Nearly every Thursday, a group of individuals gathers in a room in downtown Salt Lake City. I heard of the group from a friend whom I met during my days in The Remnant movement and knew I was reading Daymon Smith’s books. The majority of the group has known one another for years. The group has […]Read more "Tale of Izilba – Thoughts on Words"
A long, strange adventure preceded this tale’s reception, but in the end, I simply wrote what I heard. If there was magic, it was in hearing, then listening, and in trusting. […] Here all I ask is: Can you make room in your world for a new history born from true myth, where gods merciful […]Read more "A few thoughts – Introduction"
As I mentioned in my last post, I am going to be focusing my writing on Words. For anyone who would like to read along with me, below is the reading schedule. Note: The physical volumes can be purchased here and here. If you would like to read them for free, you can access each volume […]Read more "Words – Reading Schedule"
In 2020, I want to focus on Words – Words of The Faithful, Words of Them Which Have Slumbered, and The Book of Mormon. I will end up creating a reading schedule for anyone interested in following along. It will be around 22-pages per week, so roughly three pages per day. Each week, I’ll write […]Read more "A Year of Words"
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 […]Read more "Reflections while on a train"
For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my first-born in the wilderness, righteousness could not be Brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, Neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound In one. Wherefore, if it should be one body […]Read more "Opposition in all things"
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 […]Read more "Be Perfect"
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 […]Read more "Free(ish) Will"
It has been a minute since I’ve had the opportunity to put to paper a few thoughts I’ve had regarding Doctrine and Covenants 76. The more I have thought about it, the more I want to break it down. According to the written account, Smith and Rigdon were in the act of translating the Bible […]Read more "Through the Lens – D&C 76, part 2"