Joseph Losing the “Plates” and “Interpreters” was Mystical not Literal

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.

Was Joseph Smith intentionally deceitful or lying about the “Gold Plates”? A Mystical View

If Joseph made the plates he had in his possession, then didn't he lie in saying otherwise? Maybe there is more to it, which ties into the mystical nature of his visions.

The Mysticism of the Hard Problem of Consciousness

The hard problem of consciousness may lead us to an irreducible mysticism in the nature of the mind and body, namely that they are two sides of the very same one thing.

Nihilism in the Light of Mystical Experience

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?

Why Love Another? What for? Mysticism Doesn’t Just Tell Us—It Shows Us!

What is Love? How do we know it? How are we One in it? The mystical experience shows us directly not only what Love is, but that we are Love.