Symbolism

Restoring the pentagram to its proper place

Nov 21, 2011
5 min read

Most people today associate the pentagram with evil, but why? The truth may cause you to see this ancient symbol in a totally new light.

Discovering sacred teachings in LDS Chapel architecture

Nov 14, 2011
9 min read

Is there an amazing host of rich symbolism contained in the architecture of LDS chapels? I’ve put together some information that suggests that there is more than meets the eye; you might never look at you local chapel the same way again.

Do Latter-day Saints Need a Symbol?

Jun 1, 2011
3 min read

I came across an interesting paragraph on the blog “Dave’s Mormon Inquiry” about symbols, the meanings that are attached to them and if Latter-day Saints should have a symbol representative of their faith.

White Cloth, Fire and the Glory of God

May 16, 2011
6 min read

It has occurred to me over the years that there is something significant about white cloth and its use in religious practices and metaphors.

Three: The Exploration of Archetypal Symbols Series

Mar 14, 2011
7 min read

Third times the charm, three strikes and you’re out, three-part harmony…three is all around us, it gives us a frame of reference and is connected to the holy and divine as it represents stability and completeness. Read about some of the most intriguing characteristics of the number three.

Sanctuary Vesture: A Brief Overview and Comparison via Temple Study

Mar 6, 2011
10 min read

Matthew B. Brown wrote an article on TempleStudy comparing the general ideas behind ancient Israelite and Latter-day Saint ceremonial temple clothing. It’s a short but informative read.

The universe in the diatonic musical scale

Feb 28, 2011
3 min read

What do the seven simple notes that make up the diatonic scale happen to do with the universe? Well, take a look and see for yourself, you’ll probably be as astounded as I was to learn the connection.

Two: The Exploration of Archetypal Symbols Series

Feb 21, 2011
5 min read

Two is probably one of the most amazing numbers when you consider all that it is connected to. This number is connected to some of the most important doctrines and principles like creation, opposition, witnesses and more!

One: The Exploration of Archetypal Symbols Series

Feb 16, 2011
5 min read

This will be the first in a series of posts exploring basic archetypal symbols and their meaning within a doctrinal context. This first post will focus on the number one and some of it’s many meanings.

The “All-Seeing-Eye” Symbol and the Urim and Thummim Connection

Feb 6, 2011
8 min read

I’ve noticed a connection between the familiar “all-seeing-eye” symbol that adorns everything from our money, to occult and Masonic imagery and the Salt Lake Temple. All this aside, there’s another connection that I find far more fascinating.

The Sower, the Tree of Life and the Degrees of Glory

Dec 27, 2010
6 min read

There are several similarities between the the parable of the sower, Nephi’s vision of the tree of life and the LDS doctrine of the degrees of glory, I’d like to point out a few.

Sacrament: The Witness of the Willing

Nov 8, 2010
21 min read

I’ve been thinking about how we refer to the sacrament as an ordinance that “renews” our baptismal covenants, but is that all there is to it or is there more? Of course there is more! The more I learn about any gospel topic or doctrine, the more I find incredible depth and richness.

The Wise Man on the Mountain

Sep 27, 2010
18 min read

At some point in life we all may have struggled with becoming distracted while we pray; our minds wander off to other topics or we don’t feel like a connection is being made. Several years ago my Institute of Religion teacher shared something with me that changed how I viewed prayer forever.

The Two Trees

Sep 20, 2010
33 min read

In her 2010 FAIR Conference presentation “The Two Trees”, Valerie Hudson discusses the relationship and differences between men and women in the gospel with insights into the two trees in the Garden of Eden.

Physical Parallels Between The Book of Mormon and Jesus Christ

Sep 10, 2010
2 min read

The Book of Mormon is said to be another testament of Jesus Christ. To most, the words of the book are the testament, but have you ever thought of the physical parallels?

The Sacred Number 8

Aug 13, 2010
2 min read

The number 8 occurs many times in scripture under different contexts, it’s interesting to see these occurrences and think about their meaning.