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Joseph Smith as Nephi: Parallels in retrieving the Gold/Brass Plates

Joseph's experiences seem to parallel those he "translated" in the Book of Mormon, perhaps indicating a deeper spiritual-mystical allegory and myth.

A New Facebook Group “Reconstructing Mormonism”

We will be discussing how we may reinterpret the ideas of Mormonism (and Christianity) in the light of classic mysticism, interspirituality, modern science, psychology, and other progressive and constructive approaches.

The Nondual Scientific and Mystical Reality of our Self

Transcending dualism back to the nondual unity of the One, of the Singularity, is something which we may approach from scientific, philosophical, and mystical perspectives.

Coming Out as our True Self

What masks do we wear? What roles do we play? What self do we think we are? It is probably not the true Self. Coming out goes deep within.

Joseph Smith’s Mystical Christification in the First Vision

I suggest that Joseph realized Christ in himself in his First Vision, and I think this can be seen in many details in his accounts.

The Mystical and Archetypal Nature of a “Heavenly Book” and Joseph Smith’s “Gold Plates”

A tradition of a "heavenly book" runs through many traditions, including Mormonism with its "gold plates." What spiritual reality might these traditions be pointing to?