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.
Category: spiritual voices
The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 4, Into the Unknown
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.
The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 2, The Lullaby
The opening lullaby in Frozen II is replete with mystical symbolism of all kinds, which frames the rest of the film's story.
The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 1, Introduction & Opening Myth
The 2019 Disney animated musical film Frozen II is filled to the brim with mystical themes and symbols, expressing some of the deepest and most profound spiritual ideas of history in a creative new narrative.
On Lineages and Transmissions of Mystical Knowledge and Spiritual Power
Can mysticism or spirituality be transmitted from one person to another? I suggest yes and no.
The LDS “Prophet” Shares 5 “Absolute Truths”? My Commentary
President Russell M. Nelson of the LDS Church shared 5 "absolute truths" a few days ago, and I comment on where I think he was right, and where I believe he was unfortunately mistaken.
The Mysticism of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
Scrooge is a metaphor of the egoic mind, dismissing mystical experience as pathological.
The Next Chapter of ThyMindOMan.com: Living in the Gift
What's in store for ThyMindOMan.com? Where have we been, and where are we going? The Gift is being invited into my life and yours, as are some great new offerings.
"Are More People Achieving Stream Entry These Days?" with guest Culadasa on Deconstructing Yourself
On my morning run I listened to this podcast with host Michael Taft of Deconstructing Yourself talking with Buddhist teacher Culadasa (John Yates), author of The Mind Illuminated. It was a great discussion of the deepest realizations that come through meditation, from a Buddhist point of view.
Excerpts from Symeon’s Discourse on the “Mystical Resurrection of Christ”
The following are excerpts from a discourse given by the Byzantine Christian monk and poet, Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022 AD), to the monks of the Monastery of St. Mamas.