Ok, I’m really going out on a limb here, in case I wasn’t already out on the leaves! 😉 But why not. Are we “made in God’s image and likeness”? How might this relate to science? Continue reading “A Theory of Everything?”
The human ego, our psychological self, is entrenched in division, in separation, in me versus you, tribalistic ingroup versus outgroup, my religion or no religion, Continue reading “The Ego & the True Human”
God wants to speak to us. God yearns for it, and many of us yearn for it too. God wants us to know Him ourselves, in our Selves. This is the very definition of Eternal Life (John 17:3). But we must do our part. We must get out of our own way. We must surrender and submit our egos, our egoic mind and “natural man,” in order to allow God to speak to us. The Prophet Joseph Smith seems to have known how to do this, but we seem to have lost this ability today, even the kinds of practices that lead to it. Continue reading “Our Loss of Mystical Consciousness”
I believe that meditation and other related contemplative techniques, including the use of seer stones, can help us become aware of the Divine and enter God’s Presence. This post introduces some concepts from psychology and neurobiology which might begin to help explain how this happens. Continue reading “How Meditation & Seer Stones Might Lead to a Clear Mind & Divine Revelations”
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.
There are many benefits to meditation: spiritual, religious, practical, psychological, emotional, etc. Psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman talks through some of them in this video. Continue reading Daniel Goleman on The Many Benefits of Meditation