A prayer for Mormonism, and for Mormons.
My Conversation with Glenn Ostlund about Mysticism
I have a chat with Glenn Ostlund about my journey from Mormonism to mysticism, and related mystical metaphysics and spirituality.
Temple or No Temple: Where does God Really Live?
Religious history often depicts temples as sacred places where God is present and is known. But what kind of temple?
The “Ahman Prayer”: Toward a Mormon Contemplative Practice
There is no genuine contemplative practice in Mormonism, an inner meditative gaze deep in consciousness. I offer a possible format for a uniquely Mormon practice.
Energy and Matter are that Holy One
We know that these two are equivalent, and actually make up what we are. Could this have something to do with the One?
The Body-Mind is a Temporary Form of our Divine Identity
Is the body an essential part of our true Self? Or is it like a temporary temple for the Divine to live?
The Mysticism of The Wizard of Oz: Our Journey Home
Have you ever considered that The Wizard of Oz is an excellent example of the Hero's Journey, of the monomyth, of the mystical experience of our journey back Home?
A Mystical Interpretation of the Messiah Rebuilding the Temple, or Christ Coming to the Temple
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?
Notes on “Contemplation” from a Lecture with Fr. Laurence Freeman
Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a lecture with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB, at the Carmelite Monastery of Baltimore in Towson, Maryland. It was sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters of Baltimore, and the Benedictine Sisters of Emmanuel Monastery, as well as The World Community for Christian Meditation, of [...]
1 Corinthians 3 BHT, Who Teaches the Truth?
An addition to the BHT, where Paul addresses the people in Corinth about who teaches the truth about God. (The painting above is "Conversion on the Way to Damascus," by Caravaggio, c. 1600-1601.)