There is no genuine contemplative practice in Mormonism, an inner meditative gaze deep in consciousness. I offer a possible format for a uniquely Mormon practice.
Science Mike shares a mystical experience he had that bears resemblance to Joseph Smith's First Vision, and other such encounters with the Divine.
A few short thoughts about my contemplative practice, and what it does for me, in me, revealing Spirit.
The "Holy Ghost" is perhaps one of the most mysterious figures in Mormon theology (and perhaps more generally in Christianity). Many Mormons likely know this being of the Godhead as a "personage of spirit," which "has not a body of flesh and bones," "were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell within us" (D&C 130:22). This already begins to sound quite supernatural, a ghostly person that may come and dwell within me? How are we to make sense of this?
It seems to me that there are at least four types of resurrection, or at least four stages of the process of being resurrected, or events that could be considered resurrection.
We've been surrounded by Christianity for many centuries, Mormonism for 200 years, yet it seems Christ consciousness hasn't penetrated most Western people, even those in Utah. Most don't know that Christ lives in them (Galatians 2:20).
I believe that meditation and other related contemplative techniques, including the use of seer stones, can help us become aware of the Divine and enter God's Presence. This post introduces some concepts from psychology and neurobiology which might begin to help explain how this happens.