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Ancient Sealed Metal Plates with Perhaps Secret Temple Texts discovered in Middle East?

UPDATE: See the latest updates about this discovery at Jordanian Lead Plates: Authentic or Forgery? – David Larsen at HeavenlyAscents.com has pointed out an interesting recent discovery (see his posts here and here).  A collection of dozens of books made from metal plates have been found in Jordan that initial tests show date from the […]

Mormon Temples Made Simple Video

Because of the sacred nature of the ordinances that members of the Church perform in temples, it can be difficult sometimes for us to describe to others what the temple is and what we do inside. I thought the video embedded below gave a good introduction to the temple.  You can watch it below (on […]

“The Temple as a Place of Ascent to God” – Notes from Dr. Peterson’s Fireside

On Sunday I had the opportunity of going to the Daybreak Stake Center in South Jordan and listening to a wonderful fireside given by Dr. Daniel C. Peterson about the temple.  I audio recorded the fireside, and have a digital copy.  Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get a hold of Dr. Peterson to ask […]

Words: Mysticism & Orientation

I think many times our culture produces preconceptions or stereotypes about words, images, cultures, forms, meanings, etc., that may not actually be true.  I have found this to be the case with the word mysticism.  Oft times I think we associate this word with gypsies, palm readers, fortune tellers, monks, or other so-called strange or […]

The Egyptian Ankh, “Life! Health! Strength!” – Part 2

(Continued from Part 1, which has been updated) As I mentioned in Part 1, the more interesting aspects of the Egyptian ankh are not necessarily what it means standing alone, but how the Egyptians used it in their texts and illustrations. There are three principal ways that the Egyptians used the ankh symbol, by itself, […]

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