Ancient Temple Practices

Tutorial on How to Use LDS Symbol Cards

Jul 20, 2015
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I created LDS Symbol Cards but didn’t really do much in the way of providing instructions. I thought I’d put together a little video that explains their origins and how I use them personally. Even if you don’t have any cards,…

Climb

Jul 16, 2015
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CLIMB, verb intransitive 1. To creep up by little and little, or step by step; to mount or ascend, by means of the hands and feet; to rise on any fixed object, by seizing it with the hands and lifting…

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

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…

“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…

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…

“Enoch And The Temple” Conference Videos Now Available (via TempleStudy.com)

Aug 6, 2013
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The following article was originally published on Bryce Haymond’s TempleStudy.com The conference “Enoch and the Temple,” which took place on February 19 and 22, 2013, in Logan, Utah, and Provo, Utah, respectively, was filmed. The videos are now available for free…

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…

On Mysticism, Transcendence, Meditation, Seers & Stones

Jun 30, 2013
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Originally posted at TempleStudy.com What is mysticism? That is the million dollar question. It is incredibly difficult to define. Wikipedia defines it as the “pursuit of communion with, identity with, or conscious awareness of an ultimate reality, divinity, spiritual truth,…

The Impatient Build a Calf, the Patient Receive The Lamb

Jun 2, 2013
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Freshly led out of Egypt, the children of Israel were delivered by a series of miracles that seem like they must have been incredible to witness. Camped at the base of mount Sinai, they were left alone without their leader, Moses….

The Relationship Between The Ancient Israelite Temple And The Endowment via TempleStudy.com

Apr 8, 2013
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The following article is from TempleStudy.com Professor William J. Hamblin has offered some good starting points in considering the relationship between the ancient Israelite temple ritual and the modern day LDS temple endowment.  It is from this vantage point that we should…

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…

“Putting on the Names”: A Jewish-Christian Legacy

Jan 28, 2013
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by Truman G. Madsen Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah Reprinted by permission from By Study and Also By Faith: Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS,…

A Few Notes About Temple-related Clothing From the Temple Institute

Jan 14, 2013
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All of the notes below are taken directly from the Temple Institute which is an organization seeking to rebuild the third temple on Mount Moriah. Moses was instructed by G-d that the garments of the priests were to be both…

Piercing the Veil: Temple Worship in the Lost 116 Pages

Jan 7, 2013
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Below is a transcript of a presentation by Don Bradley on some temple-related themes that may have been present in the lost 116 pages via fairlds.org. He makes some really interesting points and I was fascinated with the relationship between…

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

Jan 6, 2013
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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,…

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Dec 31, 2012
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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…

Moses and Facial Veils

Sep 30, 2012
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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…