Jesus isn’t coming, but Christ is already here

We often have a literal conception of Jesus' return, but the spiritual-mystical realization infinitely outshines it.

A New Facebook Group “Reconstructing Mormonism”

We will be discussing how we may reinterpret the ideas of Mormonism (and Christianity) in the light of classic mysticism, interspirituality, modern science, psychology, and other progressive and constructive approaches.

Joseph Smith’s Mystical Christification in the First Vision

I suggest that Joseph realized Christ in himself in his First Vision, and I think this can be seen in many details in his accounts.

The Mystical and Archetypal Nature of a “Heavenly Book” and Joseph Smith’s “Gold Plates”

A tradition of a "heavenly book" runs through many traditions, including Mormonism with its "gold plates." What spiritual reality might these traditions be pointing to?

Infographic—The Perennial Cycle of Religions: Mysticism to Politics v1.0

I created a graphic to better illustrate the evolution (or devolution) from mysticism to religion to politics, and back again, as originally modeled by David Steindl-Rast.

What is “Seeing” Christ? An Interspiritual, Mystical, and Psychospiritual Perspective

Is it seeing a man with brown hair, a beard, and a white robe? Or is there much more to the "Christ" than this?

The Perennial Cycle from Mysticism to Religion to Politics

What is the relationship between mysticism and religion? It is perhaps a cycle, which begins in mysticism and ends in fundamentalist dogmatic religion, and politics, where it begins again.

An Introduction to the BHT Translation of Joseph Smith’s First Vision

I introduce a new translation of Joseph Smith's First Vision, giving some background to this interpretation of his mystical experience, the nature of translation, its pseudepigraphal nature, how it was done, and more.