God “Pointed”/”Touched” Joseph Smith’s Eyes in the First Vision, Revealing the “Beloved Son” in Him

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.

Jesus isn’t coming, but Christ is already here

We often have a literal conception of Jesus' return, but the spiritual-mystical realization infinitely outshines it.

Joseph Smith as Nephi: Parallels in retrieving the Gold/Brass Plates

Joseph's experiences seem to parallel those he "translated" in the Book of Mormon, perhaps indicating a deeper spiritual-mystical allegory and myth.

A New Facebook Group “Reconstructing Mormonism”

We will be discussing how we may reinterpret the ideas of Mormonism (and Christianity) in the light of classic mysticism, interspirituality, modern science, psychology, and other progressive and constructive approaches.

Joseph Smith’s Mystical Christification in the First Vision

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.

The Mystical and Archetypal Nature of a “Heavenly Book” and Joseph Smith’s “Gold Plates”

A tradition of a "heavenly book" runs through many traditions, including Mormonism with its "gold plates." What spiritual reality might these traditions be pointing to?