A translation of Joseph Smith's insights, about the power of spiritual influence, and how it can easily be lost by ego.
John 5:16-30 BHT: The Power to Act from the One
The Son's decisions and power to act come from the Father, the Source, the One.
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 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.
Matthew 23:13-39 BHT, Sorrows of Religious Authorities
An addition to the BHT, from when Jesus criticized the religious authorities of his day.
Henry David Thoreau’s “First Vision” Account
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) is widely known as a great 19th century transcendentalist essayist, poet, philosopher, naturalist, and historian, among other things. He is most well-known for his book Walden, and his essay "Civil Disobedience." The following comes from his poem titled "Inspiration."
What is Priesthood and Ordination?
I perceive that priesthood was originally an inner experience of Divine Power and Presence in humans, a deep Realization when they subdued their egoic psychological "natural man" self in consciousness, and perceived their real Being underneath it in Glory, beyond words. I believe humans eventually organized this mystical experience, and the knowledge of it, instituting it into the "ordination" to an "office" of "priesthood," meant to indicate those who had direct experience of God.