Artifacts

Truths that Joseph Smith’s Seer Stone Continues to Reveal

Aug 10, 2015
16 min read

When I first saw the pictures of Joseph Smith’s primary seer stone my first thought was, “Oh, cool, I’m glad they released some pictures. I knew it was a small, chocolate-colored stone but I didn’t realize it had stripes.” and that was…

Yah of the Negev, the American Southwest and the Las Vegas Temple?

Apr 6, 2014
3 min read

In the book The Name of God: From Sinai to the American Southwest, James R. Harris asks the question: “Was the Shepherd of Israel, known as Jehovah, also known as Quetzalcoatl (The Feathered Serpent), as Pahana, as The Great Mystery,…

“The Lady Of The Temple” Conference via the Academy of Temple Studies

Dec 5, 2013
1 min read

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…

Happy September 22nd, the Day of the Sign

Sep 22, 2013
3 min read

Today was the day, 186 years ago that the Nephite record known as The Book of Mormon passed from immortal to mortal hands. Interestingly enough, that night as these events unfolded to the knowledge of a few, the Jews blew…

Follow oneClimbs on Instagram!

May 15, 2013
0 min read

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

First oneClimbs Documentary: “Reading Temples”

Mar 21, 2013
0 min read

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…

Piercing the Veil: Temple Worship in the Lost 116 Pages

Jan 7, 2013
20 min read

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…

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
0 min read

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…

A New Artistic Rendering of Izapa Stela 5: A Step toward Improved Interpretation

Jul 16, 2012
33 min read

For the past 46 years, the carved stone monument known as Izapa Stela 5 from southernmost Mexico has been discussed as a possible depiction of Lehi’s dream reported in 1 Nephi 8. From this the stela has come to be known in some Latter-day Saint circles as the “Lehi stone.”

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.

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

Temple Square Monument: The Law, Governments, Liberty, The Way

Aug 22, 2011
0 min read

Until recently, I had NO idea that this was at Temple Square. It is amazing to me that there it is, right in front of the Salt Lake Temple and I’ve never seen it.

*UPDATE: More Evidence That the “Lead Plates” Are Probably Fakes

Apr 4, 2011
2 min read

The plot seems to thicken more and more, it’s very exciting to watch it all unfold.

The “Face of Jesus” on the Lead Plates and more…

Apr 3, 2011
2 min read

The plot thickens in the story of these lead plates. Are they real? Are they fakes? More evidence on both sides of the argument.

*UPDATED: Possible First Century Christian Lead Plates Discovered in Jordan

Mar 30, 2011
1 min read

A group of 70 or so “books”, each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan somewhere between 2005 and 2007 – but are they real or a well-crafted hoax?

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.