There is no genuine contemplative practice in Mormonism, an inner meditative gaze deep in consciousness. I offer a possible format for a uniquely Mormon practice.
The "Urim & Thummim" were perhaps Joseph's own eyes, which in a mystical state of consciousness could "see" the visionary "plates." He lost these "gifts" for a time.
Experience is essential on the mystical path. Words are insufficient to know the Divine. Let's meet together to facilitate experience and support each other.
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?
Are meditation or spiritual development "retreats" creating a privileged class of "spiritual" people, those with the means to afford such "luxuries"?
Russell Brand is an unconventional spiritual commentator, but I think he is right about the nature of consciousness and mysticism, and how these can change the world.
A few short thoughts about my contemplative practice, and what it does for me, in me, revealing Spirit.
It seems that many people may give up on meditation or other contemplative practices because they do not provide quick results, particularly in our instant gratification culture today. It can take significant dedication and discipline in practice before we see any fruits. But there are other possibilities on the horizon that may help us along [...]
What's in store for ThyMindOMan.com? Where have we been, and where are we going? The Gift is being invited into my life and yours, as are some great new offerings.
I voice this podcast episode for Methods Podcast, which introduces the vipassana method of meditation.