Symbolism

“Nature is a divine revelation for which we only have a corrupted text.”

Mar 25, 2015
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Source: http://www.jrganymede.com/2015/02/18/fallen-creation/

That Great Book Written in Symbols

Mar 18, 2015
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“Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes – I mean the universe – but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written….

John the Baptist: Locusts and Honey, Chaos and Blessing

Mar 14, 2015
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A friend of mine was interested in the symbolism of the beehive and bees so I sent him this article. We were talking about John the Baptist and how he ate locusts and honey and what that might have meant. Then…

David O. McKay Temple Address

Feb 16, 2015
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An address on the Temple ceremony by President David O. McKay given Thursday, 25 September 1941, at 8:30am, Salt Lake Temple Annex (Manuscript in BYU Library Collections.)

Macrocosm, Mesocosm, Microcosm

Feb 11, 2015
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Macrocosm: the harmonious order of the natural Universe. Mesocosm: the harmonious order reflected in the organization of society, in art, architecture, music, and sacred objects made by people. Microcosm: the harmonious order of the Macrocosm reflected in miniature within the…

Constructing the Universe With Four Categories of Number

Jan 23, 2015
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“One and two are considered the parents of numbers, not really numbers themselves. And they give birth to the digits three through nine, in other words, trinity to the trinity of trinities. And with that and zero you can create…

Videos of 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

Dec 5, 2014
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Source: TempleStudy.com The Interpreter Foundation has announced the availability of the videos of the presentations given at the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference which took place on 25 October 2014 in Provo, Utah. Videos of each of the presentations are now…

LDS Symbol Cards are GO For 2014!

Nov 18, 2014
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You can now purchase LDS Symbol Cards at the following URL: http://symbolcards.com

The Shelf vs. The Garden

Jun 28, 2014
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There is a phrase I hear repeated every now and then among members of the church. Typically when there is an issue they come across that challenges their faith, they are able to either reconcile that issue one way or…

We Are Not Particularly a Symbol-oriented people

Apr 16, 2014
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OneClimbs reader, Richard N., posted a portion of this quote in a comment a few days ago. He was kind enough to transcribe the full quote from an audio CD by S. Michael Wilcox. “Part of our problem is that…

Most Temples Have a Theme

Mar 17, 2014
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“According to Keith Stepan (former Managing Director of Temple Construction), many LDS temples are thematic, making use of a single visual motif to unify the exterior architecture and interior design and furnishings. These unifying motifs potentially point to a particular doctrine or concept.  At the Mt….

Why President McKay was “Disappointed in the Temple”

Mar 10, 2014
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President David O. McKay once said that he was “disappointed” when he first went through the Temple and he explains why. I think this could be helpful to any who are preparing for the temple, or who are still trying to…

An LDS Meetinghouse in American Fork, UT Emphasizes 8

Feb 18, 2014
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I was up in Utah for a wedding and while driving around American Fork I stopped my car when I saw this LDS meetinghouse. I was immediately reminded of a chapel here in Nevada that I really like. Just like…

Deliverance & Rebirth: Hidden Treasures in Alma 5

Feb 14, 2014
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I was preparing an Elders Quorum lesson and felt particularly drawn to Alma 5. I fell in love with this chapter during my full-time mission days and when I really, really read it, I was highlighting so much that I…

“The Lady Of The Temple” Conference via the Academy of Temple Studies

Dec 5, 2013
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This conference which took place on October 23, 2013, in Logan, Utah was filmed and posted here at the Academy of Temple Studies and at TempleStudy.com. First off, let me just say that I was really blown away by this conference; the…

The Struggles of Approaching Symbolic Learning

Dec 3, 2013
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I’d like to give an internet high-five to the Church for this great page they put up for the youth called “Symbolism and Temple Preparation“. We do a great job of teaching “that the teaching in the temples is done in…

Help Kickstart the LDS Symbol Cards Project!

Oct 18, 2013
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LDS Symbol Cards are a unique way to explore symbols within the context of the Latter-day Saint faith. >>> VIEW THE KICKSTARTER PROJECT AND WATCH THE VIDEO! >>> Symbolism is a passion of mine. I absolutely love the subject because…

Early Analysis of the Potential Symbolism of a New South Jordan Meetinghouse

Oct 16, 2013
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Link to the Deseret News article I was listening to the This Week in Mormons Podcast when I heard this chapel mentioned. As I looked at the photos, some things stuck out to me. I wish there were some better photos…

In just a few days…

Oct 11, 2013
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This is just a little bit of early notice before the LDS Symbol Cards project goes live in the next few days on Kickstarter! As soon as I finish the promo video, we should be good to go and I’ll…

Karate Kid Perspective on Ordinances

Aug 9, 2013
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For those who have seen the original Karate Kid movie you’re probably familiar with the famous “wax on, wax off” lesson that Mr. Miyagi taught Daniel. I like the updated version of this lesson presented in the new Karate Kid movie…