I have a lofty goal for 2019 – read every physical book I own. Is it possible? Maybe. Plausible? Unsure. Regardless, I’m going to do the best I can with the goal and see what happens. I decided to make my reading more entertaining – or something like that – by blogging about what I am […]Read more "What I am Reading"
In my last post, I explored the possibility that Moses’ transcendent experience found in The Pearl of Great Price (the Burning Bush?) was through the assistance of psychedelic medicine. I want to continue that exploration in this post. Moses, after many hours, comes down from his transcendent state and has the epiphany that man is […]Read more "Moses’ transcendent psychedelic experience: facing Ego"
I’m not the first, and will not be the last, to wonder if spiritual leaders – prophets – may have been influenced by psychedelics. As early as 1975, Lamar Petersen wondered if Datura seeds may have found their way into the bread, or wine, consumed at the dedication of the Kirkland Temple (Petersen, L. (1975). […]Read more "Moses and the Burning Bush – a transcendent psychedelic experience?"
Yesterday, Sunday, I attended Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). It was the first Sunday of the month, which means that it was Fast and Testimony meeting (if you’re unfamiliar with such a meeting, click here). During the fast and testimony meeting, there were beliefs expressed, such as, “I know that the […]Read more "What does the fox [err, text] say?"
Her fingers traced cuttings in the flatness on which they had lain, and wheedling out the mosses and turf and soil, her thumb could trace other cuttings, carvings, letters of rune of the old world. She worked to uncover the entire carving of writ, and awakened Zhera’, standing over him, and pressing her heel into his […]Read more "Correlation is not Causation"
I’m still working on the direction of this blog – it’ll be random, at best, I believe. I’m hoping to have a new blog post this upcoming week. In the meantime, there is an interactive website regarding The Book of Mormon and ties to Tolkien. https://reimaginingthebom.com/ Take a look. Join the journey.Read more "Reimaging The Book of Mormon Website"
I had hoped to have at least the beginnings of a blog post on fëar and hröar (specifically, whether or not it is possible for Elvish fëar (spirit) can occupy a Mannish hröar (body) if they reincarnated), but there has been too much material to sort through, dissect, discuss, and dismantle. I want to build […]Read more "Of Amdir and Estel"
[The Jaredite] history is given near the end of the Book of Mormon. It is that people, among the Faithful exiled from Numenor, whose pre-flight story has now been told in Words of the Faithful. The tales of Izilba and of Zhera’ bring together the world brought into story by Tolkien, and that other tale […]Read more "Reimagination: The Book of Mormon (in three volumes) – 11/01/2018"
Recently, an anthropologist (quoted below) said to a group of individuals that it is important to take this seriously. By “this,” he meant a specific thing – Estel – but I’ve allowed myself the liberty of expanding this to mean the sum of reimagination. This blog is my attempt to document the journey to reimagination. This blog […]Read more "The Journey Begins"