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On Mysticism, Transcendence, Meditation, Seers & Stones

What is mysticism?  That is the million dollar question. It is incredibly difficult to define. Wikipedia defines it as the “pursuit of communion with, identity with, or conscious awareness of an ultimate reality, divinity, spiritual truth, or God through direct experience, intuition, instinct or insight.”  What?  By combining all possible definitions into one, they have […]

Honesty Precedes Zion

I received this scripture and quote in my inbox today. And let every man deal honestly, and be alike among this people, and receive alike, that ye may be one, even as I have commanded you. (D&C 51:9) Brigham Young taught that honesty preceded Zion, and that when this was achieved by the Saints, there […]

Revelations to Build Temples

Professor Daniel C. Peterson wrote a column in the Deseret News today about temples.  In particular, he focuses on how temples have anciently been revealed through prophets of God, and how that pattern continues in these latter days.  Examples include: Kirtland Temple as was revealed to Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Frederick G. Williams Salt Lake […]

What of Art?

The following was written in response to a comment by “nate” on a post at Millennial Star which discussed the merits of the new film Les Misérables. In summary, the commenter claimed that art is “just art,” and in the end is escapism, overrated, simple entertainment, will not change your life (no matter how great […]

Death Before the Fall? First Impressions

This is a follow-up to “The Age of the Earth” post, although I suppose that one was really laying the groundwork for this one.  This is where everything comes to a head (like the one shown here).  Was there death before the Fall of Adam and Eve?  It is a very delicate question, because there […]

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