Archetypes

Kids and the Temple

Jun 10, 2013
2 min read

I posted this photo on Instagram yesterday and have been thinking about kids and the temple. According to Val Brinkerhoff in an interview with temple architect Keith Stepan, the Las Vegas and Portland Oregon temples were the first for over…

The Impatient Build a Calf, the Patient Receive The Lamb

Jun 2, 2013
5 min read

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….

Follow oneClimbs on Instagram!

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!

How Will Governs the Cosmos

Apr 22, 2013
4 min read

I like to understand how things work. I do this by trying to see relationships and patterns between things to see if they make any sense. I’ve been pondering the subject of desire for quite a bit now and in…

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”…

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,…

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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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…

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…

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.

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.

Video: Nature by Numbers

Oct 29, 2011
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A fantastic short video that will help you appreciate the beautiful mathematical structure of nature. You’ll never look at a shell, flower or insect the same way again ;)