Lehi's dream in the Book of Mormon might be an esoteric mystical-allegorical account of Joseph Smith's own First Vision.
Tag: eternal life
What is “Eternal Life”? A Mystical Perspective
What is the nature of existence beyond our mortal life? Do we have anything to do with it? Yes, very much so.
#45 David R. Hawkins’ “First Vision” Account
A mystical experience of a boy in 1939 Wisconsin remarkably resembles many other such "First Vision" experiences in history.
Luke 20:34-38 BHT: Marriage and the Resurrection
A new translation of Jesus' words about marriage and the resurrection.
The Mystical Resurrection or Reincarnation of the Ocean in every Wave
I suggest that unique waves never return, but rather the ocean continues waving. The ocean is waving in you now.
The Mysticism of “Past Lives” or “Premortality”: Two Perspectives
Did we live before this life? Many religions say so, secular minds often say no, but could there be validity to both?
Is “God” a Black-White Hole Singularity? The Mysticism of Cosmology
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?
Is Physical Death the Death of our Individual Personhood?
When the finite body dies, is that the end of our person, or do we continue on? Yes and no.
A Bodily Resurrection of Jesus? or of Christ? A Mystical View
Did Jesus come back from the dead, or should we look deeper for the truth of resurrection?
The Two Deaths in Mystical Christianity
I think that Christianity may have conflated Jesus's mystical experience of an ego death, perhaps at the time of his baptism when the "heavens opened," in which his individual psychological self "died" and he was was "reborn" of Spirit, or "raised up" (resurrected) to his identity in Christ consciousness (a consciousness of nondual union in God/Reality), with his biological death on the cross. These two deaths seem to have been conflated at some point, resulting in a supernatural conception of the resurrection.