Ann Purcell is the author of the book The Transcendental Meditation Technique and The Journey of Enlightenment, from which I’ve cited several “First Vision” accounts. Ann has a friend who is Mormon who sent her a note about my website, ThyMindOMan.com, and Ann contacted me. Through email exchanges I’ve come to know Ann better. She is a kind, wise, humble, and gracious person, who I am grateful to know and call my friend.
Ann invited me to write a guest post for her blog, Enlightenment is for Everyone: Exploring Potential From Every Angle. I wrote about Joseph Smith’s First Vision experience from a mystical awakening universal divine grace perspective, using the various extant firsthand and secondhand accounts. My blog post is titled “The Divine Light of a Lowly Farmer Boy.” You may read it on Ann’s blog.