Tag: God

  • Experiencing God

    “And one of the most important things that we [members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] emphasize about God when we talk about God is the fact that God is a person like us; fingers, toes, eyes, nose. And that’s important, I think, with respect to doctrine. But when we try to […]

  • The Forgetting

    Sorrow, shame, anger, and hate wrap around me, bind me and squeeze. The pressure builds. I cry out, “I can’t do this!” and my beloved responds, “You already have. You have simply forgotten.” I break free, like a butterfly from his cocoon. I feel God’s love on my wings and breathe it deep into my […]

  • A Holy Temple

    Between two trees, I stretch my altar. Beneath the sky, I send my praise. This place, this beauty, this temple, Amid the trees and song of a stream, Unites mind and body; a joyful reunion.

  • Certainty

    The Pearl of Great Price, Mormon Scripture, has a written account of theophany in which Moses (which Moses? I’m not certain) sees God (which God? I don’t know. Eru-Jesus? The Father-Manwe?). There is a moment where the vision ends or takes an intermission, where Moses is left to himself, as the glory of God had […]

  • Through the Lens – D&C 76, part 2

    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 […]

  • 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 […]