The Son’s decisions and power to act come from the Father, the Source, the One.
The mind-body problem has vexed philosophers and scientists for ages. How do these two relate? Mysticism may hold a key to penetrating the problem to its source.
Christ consciousness is a term that is often seen as New Age woo-woo, but it has deep and genuine mystical roots, and I think it is the future of Christianity.
For many people, religious language is failing. New words are being used to refer to similar religious ideas.
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.
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.
A late thirdhand account of the First Vision from John Alger in 1893 may be corroborated by some early secondhand (esoteric) references in some songs and hymns recorded in 1833, which may also have connections to a recorded revelation in 1830.
I introduce a new translation of Joseph Smith’s First Vision, giving some background to this interpretation of his mystical experience, the nature of translation, its pseudepigraphal nature, how it was done, and more.
Consciousness may be the “inner” experiential (spiritual) side of the “outer” material (physical) cosmos, these being two irreducible aspects of One thing.
We live at the crossroads of a dual-nature. How well we bear that cross, integrating these dualities into one, may define our life.