- Dec 2018
And he cast himself upon his bed, being overcome with the spirit and the things which he had seen. And being thus overcome with the spirit, he was carried away in a vision
This describes a type of Dreaming Gate through which Father Lehi passed. Dreaming and the Navigation of Dreamscapes are the basis of ALL Shamanic practices. As a Father-Figure occupying Higher-Dimensional space with a trickle-down effect traceable across space/time in 3D levels of reality it is important to see Lehi as a Shaman. And the BOM gives us the chance to see him begin to see himself as such. In this way it is hoped that Vital Information/Energy is transmitted from one body to another. Quaking and Trembling is referred to as the Way of the Ancients or the process of "Beginning as in Times of Old" (see Mormon 9:27) and is a natural effect of transmission and transition of Energy/Information/Power from one Person/Group/Place/Time to another.
Typical examples of Dreaming Gates are when the (active) dreamer passes with at least some degree of consciousness from one dreamstate into another by remaining in a dreamstate and going to bed to enter into another while still retaining awareness of the previous dreamstate(s).