God is always present, but our thought-filled minds become veiled from recognizing that Presence.
Is it possible for us, as finite beings, to experience the Infinite? How?
A psychotherapist tells of her most sacred visionary experience she had back in 1969.
Harding's experience of having no head parallels Joseph Smith's First Vision experience in remarkable ways.
The mind-body problem has vexed philosophers and scientists for ages. How do these two relate? Mysticism may hold a key to penetrating the problem to its source.
What can contemplation tell us about the speed of light or causality? Perhaps a lot, even All.
The "new" union-covenant with God is found inward, not outward.
Transcending dualism back to the nondual unity of the One, of the Singularity, is something which we may approach from scientific, philosophical, and mystical perspectives.
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.
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.