Temples

VIDEO: Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition – UPDATED: Jan 23, 2013

Jan 6, 2013
1 min read

The following is taken straight from TempleStudy.com, thanks Bryce for putting these videos together in one place. The conference “Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition,” which took place on October 29, 2012 in Logan, Utah, was filmed,…

What was to be and what is

Nov 4, 2012
1 min read

While pondering the blessings that surround us in our time, I also considered the many distractions and noise around us that pollute our thinking and our peace. I thought about how many prophets lived and died over the course of millennia who…

The Temple is the Peak and Obedience is the Climb

Oct 24, 2012
1 min read

If you are familiar with the articles here at oneClimbs, you’ll probably see a “climbing” analogy from time to time. I’ve been rappelling a few times and played around on some rock walls in the past but other than that, I have…

Sacred Silence and the Mysteries of God

Oct 13, 2012
7 min read

Occasionally I will hear the subject of “mysteries” brought up in a church class or in conversations with other church members like it is an off-limits subject; “Don’t go delving into those mysteries!” I often wonder if they know what…

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…

Jellyfish and Temple Teachings

Sep 18, 2012
1 min read

My father has worked for most of his life in residential marine construction and I used to spend a lot of time on job sites throughout my childhood. We worked down by the Gulf of Mexico and were well-acquainted with the sea…

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…

LDSSymbols.com is now live!

Jun 26, 2012
0 min read

  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.

The Meaning of the LDS Temple and its Ordinances

Mar 18, 2012
4 min read

In Denver Snuffer’s book, “Passing the Heavenly Gift”, he gives some great commentary on the meaning of the temple and its ordinances.

Parting the Veil

Mar 6, 2012
4 min read

The veil was one of the core elements of the Hebrew temple. It was the dividing line between this world and the symbolic, or from time to time, literal presence of God. There are many meanings, doctrines, principles, types and…

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.

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 “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.

Atonement and the sacred thou at the center of Joseph Smith’s Revelations by Blake T. Ostler

Nov 22, 2010
64 min read

This is a great paradigm-shifting article that I discovered years ago by Blake T. Ostler. There is some really great stuff in here ranging from the atonement and our private relationship to God and then some fascinating insights on sacred rites, sacrifice and even plural marriage. This is not a casual read, so make sure that you set aside the time!

Holocaust

Nov 15, 2010
3 min read

To most living today the word ‘holocaust’ is not a very pleasant word. But like many words today that make up our vernacular, this word has very ancient origins that take us far beyond World War 2.

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.

The Marvelous Work of Fulfilling the Covenant: Part 4 of 4

Aug 18, 2010
32 min read

In this final part of a four part series we will look into how the Abrahamic covenant will be fulfilled to all the families of the earth.