On 7 April 1844, the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith gave a sermon in which he said this:
Here then is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God—you have got to learn how to be a God yourself in order to save yourself, to make yourselves Gods, to be Kings and Priests to God, the same as all Gods have done…
That is a curious thought. How do we learn how to “be a God”? What does that mean? Continue reading “Learning how to be a God”
In my post yesterday I said,
The only God that we can find and perceive and know directly as such, I believe, is the one that can be found in the very center and heart of our own Self and Being and Consciousness. That is where God is. That is where God lives. That is God, in humanity.
Some may wonder, “But isn’t God a person, a human being? Doesn’t God exist somewhere as an individual person, as we’ve come to believe all our lives?”
Continue reading “Is God a Person?”
by Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1831
If thou canst bear
Strong meat of simple truth
If thou durst my words compare
With what thou thinkest in my soul’s free youth,
Then take this fact unto thy soul,—–
God dwells in thee.
It is no metaphor nor parable,
It is unknown to thousands, and to thee;
Yet there is God. Continue reading “Emerson’s Poem, Gnothi Seauton (Know Thyself)”
The word contemplation usually brings to mind someone thinking deeply about something. Perhaps similar to pondering something, or meditating upon a thought or subject matter. But this modern meaning is not what the word used to mean. Continue reading “The Meaning of Contemplation”
I came across a passage several years ago that I blogged about. I thought I’d say some more about that passage today.
…it could very well be that we’re the products of an elaborate simulation… Moreover, we may not be who we think we are. Assuming that the people running the simulation are also taking part in it, our true identities may be temporarily suppressed, to heighten the realness of the experience.
Continue reading ““Who Am I?” The Simulation Hypothesis Mindfully and Mormonly Reconsidered”
I started my talk yesterday at the Mormon Transhumanist Association Conference with this:
“It’s getting late in the day. Maybe this will help us wake up a bit. It’s Groundhog Day!” Continue reading “Groundhog Day’s “I’m a god””