A translation of Joseph Smith's insights, about the power of spiritual influence, and how it can easily be lost by ego.
What does it mean to see God's "face"? To see God "face to face"? Perhaps it is not the literal meaning that we often think it means.
Is it possible for us, as finite beings, to experience the Infinite? How?
Beliefs are not merely concepts in our mind, they actively shape our perception of reality, and even form that Reality.
What can contemplation tell us about the speed of light or causality? Perhaps a lot, even All.
We often have a literal conception of Jesus' return, but the spiritual-mystical realization infinitely outshines it.
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.
The "Urim & Thummim" were perhaps Joseph's own eyes, which in a mystical state of consciousness could "see" the visionary "plates." He lost these "gifts" for a time.
Experience is essential on the mystical path. Words are insufficient to know the Divine. Let's meet together to facilitate experience and support each other.
Yes, actually, I think there is a Way. But it's perhaps not the Way that most people think, desire, or hope, but I suggest it is Divine.