Was the vision of Moroni unique, or had Joseph experienced something similar before?
Nihilism is a philosophy that says that life is meaningless. It says there is no objective meaning, intrinsic value, or purpose in life. What does mysticism and the mystical experience say about that?
A "First Vision" experience of a woman on the occasion of her father's death.
A reinterpretation of a revelation to Joseph Smith on the glory of God.
Science Mike shares a mystical experience he had that bears resemblance to Joseph Smith's First Vision, and other such encounters with the Divine.
My vision is that we will realize ourselves as One, as Love, as Light, as the Cosmos itself.
These are some of my notes and reflections on Fr. Rohr's opening address at the conference a couple weeks ago.
What is qualia? What is the source of individual instances of subjective conscious experience, like seeing the redness of an apple? Where does the redness come from? I don't know, but here are some ideas. Energy in our environment impinges upon our sense organs causing a cascade of electrochemical reactions and nerve impulses that are [...]
St. Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022 AD) was a Byzantine Christian monk and poet, and was canonized as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox church. He wrote much about Christian mysticism, including his own experiences.