As I add new translations to the BHT, I thought it would be good to also publish a blog post noting each specific addition, so that you may know about those updates.
The following is a translation today of 2 Peter 1:19-21, which concerns the scriptures and prophetic revelation and interpretation of the Word. Continue reading “2 Peter 1:19-21 BHT, Scriptures & Prophecy”
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Bengali author, poet, essayist, playwright, novelist, composer, and painter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, the first non-European to do so.
He recounted the following experience that he had while in Calcutta, India: Continue reading “Rabindranath Tagore’s “First Vision” Account”
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Catholic writer, theologian, Trappist monk, and mystic. The following is from his book New Seeds of Contemplation, describing his experiences in contemplation: Continue reading “Thomas Merton’s “First Vision” Account”
I shared this account in my introductory paper about mysticism, but I think it should be shared as a stand-alone post as well. This is because it is so stunningly similar in many respects to Joseph Smith’s accounts of the First Vision.
Prior to founding AA, Wilson was an extreme alcoholic, and was admitted to the hospital several times for it. At about age 39, on what would be his last visit to the hospital in 1934, he showed signs of delirium tremens, a condition caused by withdrawal from high intakes of alcohol. Similar to Joseph Smith, he found himself in an extremely distressed mental state. He later recounted: Continue reading “AA Co-Founder Bill Wilson’s “First Vision” Account”
He lays asleep, unknowing
Emptiness and nowhere
No time, no space Continue reading “God Wakes”