The sitcom celebrity of How I Met Your Mother had an entheogenic "First Vision" experience of "Christ," and lives to tell about it.
A translation of Joseph Smith's insights, about the power of spiritual influence, and how it can easily be lost by ego.
I suggest that details in the accounts show that Joseph Smith experienced theosis or divinization in the First Vision, realizing his Oneness in God, or Christ living in him.
We seem to often think that Jesus always knew perfectly that he was One in God, and that this realization never wavered his entire life. But did it?
A state of consciousness which is purified of all thought forms seems to be identical to the Ultimate Reality/Truth.
Should we encourage patriotism in and for our country? What might mysticism say about that?
Religious history often depicts temples as sacred places where God is present and is known. But what kind of temple?
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.
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.
Is it seeing a man with brown hair, a beard, and a white robe? Or is there much more to the "Christ" than this?