Separation seems to be a theme that shows up in every spiritual tradition, and the overcoming of it to union is the goal of the seeker.
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.
It is perhaps the greatest paradox of all, which the mind will never understand. That is the point.
Can we know anything absolutely? Is there an absolute objective truth out there? What does mysticism say about this?
Is the body an essential part of our true Self? Or is it like a temporary temple for the Divine to live?
What is God's relationship with nature? Is God supernatural or natural? Or both?
A reinterpretation of a revelation to Joseph Smith on the glory of God.
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 [...]
I suggest that Joseph Smith's earliest direct encounters with God happened in mystical experience, or what is also known as altered states of consciousness.
A prominent belief in Jewish tradition is that the coming Messiah will "rebuild the temple." Jesus too said he would "rebuild the temple." But what temple?