Symbolism

Symbols, Images, Types, Metaphors, Similes, Parables, Motifs, Archetypes and more!

Jul 1, 2013
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Perhaps most of us throw around the word “symbolism” without understanding the various nuances of the subject. I created ldsSymbols.com with reference to the word “symbols’ because that is what most people understand. Alonzo Gaskill’s book “The Lost Language of Symbolism” defines…

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May 15, 2013
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I love photography and taking pictures of the unique things I find so I thought I share it all with you!

Symbolism of the Bee: “The Deseret Connection” by Hugh W. Nibley

Mar 25, 2013
59 min read

In response to an email question about the meaning of beehives sent in by Cameron to ldsSymbols.com, I dug up some information that I had read several years ago. I located the article I was looking for here, which contains a…

First oneClimbs Documentary: “Reading Temples”

Mar 21, 2013
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Did you know that you can “read” temples? What if all of the temples around the world today constituted a vast library of new scripture just waiting to be read if we had eyes to see? This presentation covers some basic…

The Nephite Interpreters

Mar 18, 2013
7 min read

Pictured above is my latest rendering of the Nephite Interpreters that were in the possession of Joseph Smith for a time. I have always wondered what these instruments must have looked like so I began by creating a few simple illustrations. Over…

Why Every Latter-day Saint Needs to Own This Book

Mar 9, 2013
3 min read

A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe is probably one of my favorite books in the whole wide world. Is it the be-all, end-all, of all things ever? Nope. So what’s the big deal about it? It is a “switch-flipper”…

Notes From the Climb: Jan 2013

Feb 3, 2013
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For something new, I’m going to be posting insights from my personal notebook that I feel are not too personal to share and may be of worth to some out there. If you are new to oneClimbs, you might not…

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Dec 31, 2012
5 min read

This Christmas I had some thoughts about the gifts that were given to the young Jesus by the wise men. I haven’t had time to really dig down deep and see what I can unearth concerning gold, frankincense and myrrh…

Video: Secrets in Plain Sight

Dec 3, 2012
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Set aside a good 3 hours and 43 minutes for a mind-bending tour laced with unbelievable parallels that defy coincidence. At first, the video might seem a little conspiracy-theoryish, but give it a chance and wait for the math. You’re…

Symbols of the Sacrament

Nov 28, 2012
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Looking forward without your eyes

Nov 27, 2012
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Moses and Facial Veils

Sep 30, 2012
4 min read

Did you know that Moses had to veil his face around the Israelites? Read the account is taken from Exodus 34:29-35 CEV: Moses came down from Mount Sinai, carrying the Ten Commandments. His face was shining brightly because the Lord…

The Mountain and the Climb

Sep 3, 2012
2 min read

The symbol of a mountain is a common archetype in religious traditions and is it any wonder? Their everlasting stability, their untouchable heights and the way the light paints them in quiet mornings and sets them afire in evenings have…

TempleStudy.com Fireside Discussion on Andrew Skinner’s book “Temple Worship”

Aug 5, 2012
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My good friend Bryce Haymond of TempleStudy.com hosted a Google Hangout discussion on Andrew Skinner’s book “Temple Worship”. It was fantastic to participate in this event and enjoy the fascinating information that was shared. I think we’re going to do this…

Plato, The Allegory of the…Living Room

Jul 10, 2012
5 min read

Below is an excerpt of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” with a few minor edits I’ve introduced. [Socrates] And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: – Behold! human beings living…

LDSSymbols.com is now live!

Jun 26, 2012
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  LDSSymbols.com is a new site that I just launched today to help anyone become more literate in the alphabet of LDS symbology. While not exhaustive, it provides a starting place to begin to identify potential meanings in some of…

Sikhism’s “Five Ks” and Other Sacred Clothing and Artifacts

Apr 15, 2012
5 min read

A look into the “Five Ks” of Sikhism and how the practice of this tenet of faith relates to LDS theology.

Of Parables, Symbols and QR Codes

Feb 12, 2012
7 min read

You’ve probably seen QR codes around and you may or may not know what they’re for, but God uses them, well, something like them to indicate that there are truths hidden in plain sight.

The Seal of Melchizedek?

Dec 26, 2011
59 min read

Alonzo L. Gaskill, an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU, brilliantly debunks the “Seal of Melchizedek” myth while sustaining the idea that, yes, we can create our own new meanings for symbols in our day.

A diamond sun and celestial worlds

Dec 12, 2011
2 min read

An interesting correlation between a somewhat recent scientific discovery and D&C 130