Symbolism

Patterns of 4 in Alma’s sermon to the Zoramites (Alma 32-33)

Jul 23, 2020
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In a Come Follow Me study session with my family, we pointed out the four aspects of what planting the word/seed would do and how the first letter of each aspect formed the word S-E-E-D. Most people are aware of…

Interpreting Symbols and Creating Your Own Meanings

Apr 8, 2020
9 min read

The following image was sent to me by a oneClimbs reader. The request was to help interpret the symbols on her ward meetinghouse steeple. I decided to reply to her in the form of a full post since the information…

A Professional Logo Designer’s Analysis of The Church’s New Symbol

Apr 5, 2020
4 min read

Ok, all joking aside, I was really intrigued by this new “symbol” or logo that was introduced at the Saturday evening session of General Conference. I can see why they did this though. The Moroni statue has become the de…

Symbolism on my mind.

Apr 29, 2019
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I love symbolism so much. I spent years buying books and diving deeply into the subject almost obsessively. I found a way to ‘flip a switch’ in my mind to where I started looking at everything differently and it constituted…

Jesus’ Teachings Concerning Stumbling Blocks

Apr 24, 2019
4 min read

If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than to have two hands or two feet and be cast…

C.S. Lewis on Symbolism

May 17, 2017
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“Symbolism exists precisely for the purpose of conveying to the imagination what the intellect is not ready for.” – Walter Hooper, ed., The Collected Letters of CS Lewis, Vol. II (San Francisco, 2004), 565 My good friend Rick N. sent…

Sugardoodle presents: Temple Symbol Hunt

Apr 19, 2016
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A fun idea about how adults, youth, and kids can learn about symbolism and temples with a sketchbook and LDS Symbol Cards.

Pointing Fingers and Blame-shifting

Mar 10, 2016
2 min read

Junior Ganymede had a great post about Lehi’s Vision and the people pointing the fingers. The post author had been out with the missionaries and the woman they were teaching had some insights that were expounded upon, here’s a small snippet: The…

Finality Robs Symbols of Their Meaning

Nov 1, 2015
2 min read

This quote brilliantly sums up a critically important key to understanding symbols. “One explanation of a symbol that has been given does not preclude someone else seeing beyond that. Symbols were intended to expand our freedom of expression and feelings, not limit…

Macrocosm, Mesocosm, Microcosm

Feb 11, 2015
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Macrocosm: the harmonious order of the natural Universe. Mesocosm: the harmonious order reflected in the organization of society, in art, architecture, music, and sacred objects made by people. Microcosm: the harmonious order of the Macrocosm reflected in miniature within the…

The Shelf vs. The Garden

Jun 28, 2014
11 min read

There is a phrase I hear repeated every now and then among members of the church. Typically when there is an issue they come across that challenges their faith, they are able to either reconcile that issue one way or…

Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant

May 13, 2014
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I love symbols, and I love spirals and how they are used in architectural symbolism. The following videos are not about architectural symbolism, but the principles that are presented are worthy of consideration on a whole myriad of levels. Vi Hart, the…