Beliefs are not merely concepts in our mind, they actively shape our perception of reality, and even form that Reality.
The earliest known account of First Vision may not be the one in 1832, but many esoteric accounts in April-June 1829, in the Book of Mormon text itself.
A new translation of Joseph Smith's First Vision.
The hard problem of consciousness may lead us to an irreducible mysticism in the nature of the mind and body, namely that they are two sides of the very same one thing.
Mythologies run in cycles. We may be in the middle of a massive paradigm shift in the myths which point to our deepest meaning and identity in the cosmos.
What is Love? How do we know it? How are we One in it? The mystical experience shows us directly not only what Love is, but that we are Love.
What is God's relationship with nature? Is God supernatural or natural? Or both?
In the debate between science (or materialism) and spirituality, there are few who embrace both sides of the coin, who can see that they are One.
Have you ever wondered where the energy that makes up your body-mind comes from, both bound in material form and free-flowing in "spiritual" form, and that this may be a deeper aspect of You?
Might our universe be the ongoing unfolding of a black (white) hole Singularity, or One? And might we be that One reflecting on its Self?