I suggest that the physical object that Joseph had in his possession was not literally ancient gold plates, but plates of his own creation which talismanically represented the "gold plates" of his visions, aiding his mystical translation of those visions.
As science seeks a unified theory of everything, of reality as a whole, we may need to focus more on contemplating the nature of consciousness and our own self to find the answer.
The opening lullaby in Frozen II is replete with mystical symbolism of all kinds, which frames the rest of the film's story.
The 2019 Disney animated musical film Frozen II is filled to the brim with mystical themes and symbols, expressing some of the deepest and most profound spiritual ideas of history in a creative new narrative.
Many people want to reduce our life and consciousness to the physical brain today, but I think we can go much deeper to the Source of our Life and all things.
The communal structure that humans evolved in is fragmenting, from large family groups, to small nuclear families, with damaging effects. We're losing mystical communion and thus community as well.
Should we encourage patriotism in and for our country? What might mysticism say about that?
A prayer for Mormonism, and for Mormons.
I have a chat with Glenn Ostlund about my journey from Mormonism to mysticism, and related mystical metaphysics and spirituality.
An exploration of questions proposed to mysticism as a potential source of solutions to the mind-body problem.