I introduce a new translation of Joseph Smith's First Vision, giving some background to this interpretation of his mystical experience, the nature of translation, its pseudepigraphal nature, how it was done, and more.
Tag: Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber’s Fallacious “pre/trans fallacy” and the Condescension of Children
This fallacy says that people mistakenly believe that children are connected to the Divine in a similar way as those mystics who transcend ego. I don't think this is mistaken at all.
Eight Points of Agreement of Perennial Wisdom from Contemplatives of Eight World Religions
In the 1980s there was a group of contemplatives from several different religions that gathered to dialogue, and they came up with eight points of perennial wisdom that they seemed to share in their experience of an Ultimate Reality.
A Conversation on Mysticism between Wayne Teasdale and Ken Wilber
An intriguing conversation about mysticism in this globalized interspiritual world today.
Did the Ancient Prophets write Literally or Metaphorically?
Some have argued, including myself, that the ancient prophets wrote symbolically, metaphorically, and not literally. But is that really the case?