Tag: Meditation

  • Seeking a Dream

    The Dream Several weeks ago, I had a highly vivid and lucid dream. I was in a second-hand occult store (used spell books, tarot decks, etc.), and I found a tarot deck that caught my eye. I was flipping through the cards, and various cards started to come out of the deck and fall onto […]

  • To meditate, or not to meditate: that is the question!

    It is no secret that meditation can reduce stress, pain, depression, and more. It is also no secret that meditation also can make changes to our brain!  These changes include: Enlarges the prefrontal cortex. This area of the brain is responsible for rational decision-making. Studies have shown that meditation increases grey matter (brain cells) in this region. Shrinks the amygdala. The […]

  • Dreams, Recollections, and Reality

    Recollection “Are you praying, Elder?” asked Elder Ward. “Hmmm? Oh. Yes. I am!” he responded. Truthfully, he hadn’t been. He had been captured a daydream, in which he was somewhere else. He had been thinking not of home, but of a future life. Besides, to pray to God is not to hear from God, and […]

  • Free From What?

    Naval tweeted, “Write to learn, not to teach.” I find that fascinating. It has been my experience (not always, but often) that I can go back to something I’ve written and learned quite a bit; if nothing else, I learned how much I enjoyed writing that piece. As part of meditation practice, I’ve decided to […]

  • 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 […]