Tag: Joseph Smith

  • Resignation

    There is a common idiom in the English language: resign oneself to (something). The individual accepts what one must do, undertake, or endure. It is a type of acceptance of fate, or what one knows must come next. I look from my third story apartment across the way. I see three young men, each wearing […]

  • Grand Fundamental Principles of Mormonism

    Recently, on Twitter, Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) engaged with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, the group is part of #DezNat (Deseret Nation). From what I have seen, #DezNat is a cesspool (and probably should read and live by the article below). Anyway. Miller asked for a short article or book […]

  • 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 […]

  • Moses and the Burning Bush – a transcendent psychedelic experience?

    Moses and the Burning Bush – a transcendent psychedelic experience?

    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). […]