He has a mystical experience in which he sees "Pure White Light" and feels an "All-Embracing Love."
I suggest that the physical object that Joseph had in his possession was not literally ancient gold plates, but plates of his own creation which talismanically represented the "gold plates" of his visions, aiding his mystical translation of those visions.
A new translation of Genesis 1, updating many ideas in terms of modern cosmology, but also in mystical terms of God's own Incarnation in and as the cosmos, and in all Life as well.
One of the major themes in Disney's Frozen II is the journey into the unknown, which is a common element of the mystical journey into communion with the Divine.
Physics tells us that all things are made up of massless light-speed particles that have become bound together giving rise to mass and spacetime. Is this the Incarnation?
Many people want to know the ultimate nature of the universe, the ultimate reality. Many seek it through science. But mysticism and contemplation may offer the Way that actually realizes that One, which is Love.
In a truly stunning paradox, extremes can flip around into their shadow opposites. They can also reveal a transcendent unity, or greater Whole.
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As science seeks a unified theory of everything, of reality as a whole, we may need to focus more on contemplating the nature of consciousness and our own self to find the answer.
This song is almost like a "First Vision" in itself, full of mystical allusions and symbols, suddenly realizing the Light, the Love, the One.