Morgan Freeman’s “First Vision” Account

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Morgan Freeman

Yes, that Morgan Freeman, the celebrity actor, producer, and narrator.

He recently recounted a personal experience he once had many years ago that recalls Joseph Smith’s First Vision. This was part of an episode of National Geographic’s television documentary series The Story of God, which he hosted. This multi-part series is full of intriguing ideas about God, an exploration of various cultures and religions’ understanding of what God is, and topics related to God such as the creation, apocalypse, miracles, and evil. The episodes are available for watching on YouTube. Continue reading “Morgan Freeman’s “First Vision” Account”

St. Augustine’s “First Vision” Account

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St. Augustine. (Painting by Justus van Gent, circa 1474)

St. Augustine, or Augustine of Hippo, was an early Christian theologian and philosopher, a Church Father, who was very influential in the development of Western Christian theology. This is from one of his most famous works, Confessions:

And being admonished by these books to return into myself, I entered into my inward soul, guided by thee… And I entered, and with the eye of my soul—such as it was—saw above the same eye of my soul and above my mind the Immutable Light. Continue reading “St. Augustine’s “First Vision” Account”

Lawrence Krauss on the Nature of Reality

In many ways science is discovering the same insights as spiritual people do, that reality is much bigger than the subjective world that we ordinarily perceive and experience. In the Big Think video posted below, Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author of the recent book The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far: Why Are We Here?, tells us about the strange phenomena that we are encountering as we peer deeper into our universe. We are finding that reality is quite different than we usually perceive it to be. Continue reading “Lawrence Krauss on the Nature of Reality”