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  1. Dec 2018
    1. 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).

  2. May 2017
    1. The Word of Wisdom was “given for a principle with promise” (D&C 89:3). That word principle in the revelation is a very important one. A principle is an enduring truth, a law, a rule you can adopt to guide you in making decisions. Generally principles are not spelled out in detail. That leaves you free to find your way with an enduring truth, a principle, as your anchor.Members write in asking if this thing or that is against the Word of Wisdom. It’s well known that tea, coffee, liquor, and tobacco are against it. It has not been spelled out in more detail. Rather, we teach the principle together with the promised blessings. There are many habit-forming, addictive things that one can drink or chew or inhale or inject which injure both body and spirit which are not mentioned in the revelation.Everything harmful is not specifically listed; arsenic, for instance—certainly bad, but not habit-forming! He who must be commanded in all things, the Lord said, “is a slothful and not a wise servant” (D&C 58:26).

      This reinforces the idea that we should not look for an official policy on all aspects of every principle. Just use it as a guide to make good decisions.

  3. Feb 2016
    1. Mormons are relatively friendly to other religious groups.

      I am just as ready to die in defending the rights of a Presbyterian, a Baptist, or a good man of any denomination; for the same principle which would trample upon the rights of the Latter-day Saints would trample upon the rights of the Roman Catholics, or of any other denomination who may be unpopular and too weak to defend themselves. It is a love of liberty which inspires my soul... --Joseph Smith