Joannes Stobaeus’ “First Vision” Account

Joannes Stobaeus was a 5th-century AD compiler of Greek texts in Stobi, Macedonia. He likely read widely, and recorded many of the most interesting passages he came across from Greek authors, including poets and prose writers. The following seems to be a reference to the ancient Mysteries, religious rites, secret ceremonies and initiations, and what took place in them, perhaps a reference to the Eleusinian Mysteries. The reference may have come from Plutarch. Continue reading “Joannes Stobaeus’ “First Vision” Account”

The Influx of the Divine Mind into our Mind

Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American lecturer, essayist, poet, and mystic, wrote the following:

We distinguish the announcements of the soul, its manifestations of its own nature, by the term Revelation. These are always attended by the emotion of the sublime. For this communication is an influx of the Divine mind into our mind. It is an ebb of the individual rivulet before the flowing surges of the sea of life. Continue reading “The Influx of the Divine Mind into our Mind”

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The world is full of accounts of people who have experienced a heavenly light, and have communed with the divine. If you would like to submit an account, either personal or found, which you think is similar to Joseph Smith’s First Vision, please fill out the form at this link. Your submission will be reviewed, and may be included on this website. Continue reading Submit a “First Vision” Account for ThyMindOMan.com