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"And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not." (3 Nephi 9:20)
"If there is no change of ordinances there is no change of Priesthood. Wherever the ordinances of the Gospel are administered, there is the Priesthood." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.158)
"The spirits of just men are made ministering servants to those who are sealed unto life eternal, and it is through them that the sealing power comes down." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.325)
"And that same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there, only it will be coupled with eternal glory, which glory we do not now enjoy." (D&C 130:2)
"The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal [co-eternal] with God himself. I know that my testimony is true; hence, when I talk to these mourners, what have they lost? Their relatives and friends are only separated from their bodies for a short season: their spirits which existed with God have left the tabernacle of clay only for a little moment, as it were; and they now exist in a place where they converse together the same as we do on the earth,
I am dwelling on the immortality of the spirit of man. Is it logical to say that the intelligence of spirits is immortal, and yet that it has a beginning? The intelligence of spirits had no beginning, neither will it have an end. That is good logic. That which has a beginning may have an end. There never was a time when there were not spirits; for they are co-equal [co-eternal] with our Father in heaven." (King Follett Discourse)
"The King of Shiloam (Salem) had power and authority over that of Abraham, holding the key and the power of endless life. Angels desire to look into it, but they have set up too many stakes." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.322)
"And now it came to pass that Alma took Helam, he being one of the first, and went and stood forth in the water, and cried, saying: O Lord, pour out thy Spirit upon thy servant, that he may do this work with holiness of heart. And when he had said these words, the Spirit of the Lord was upon him, and he said: Helam, I baptize thee, having authority from the Almighty God, as a testimony that ye have entered into a covenant to serve him until you are dead as to the mortal body; and may the Spirit of the Lord be poured out upon you; and may he grant unto you eternal life, through the redemption of Christ, whom he has prepared from the foundation of the world. And after Alma had said these words, both Alma and Helam were buried in the water; and they arose and came forth out of the water rejoicing, being filled with the Spirit." (Mosiah 18:12-14)
One of Joseph Smith's greatest Revelations is found in D&C 88. In it he gives the outline for the School of the Prophets and the Second Endowment. We call it the Second Endowment because most people are familiar with the Endowment that Brigham Young developed; a shorter version of which is still practiced in LDS Temples to this day. The Second Endowment however contains portions and important ordinances that were practiced in the School of the Prophets and in the Kirtland Temple.
For those who do not know, Canata is a girl that I saw a vision of in a dream. The dream was so impactful upon me that I wrote a book about it called Voyage of the Titans. If you have not yet read that Book then I would suggest that you do read it. In my opinion Voyage of the Titans is the most important scripture that I have brought forth and is certainly the most impactful experience that I have had during my life. Here is a link if you are interested in reading about Voyage of the Titans.
Below are works of Hans Woodman, that outline his belief system
Imagine the Expanse
A drop in the midst of the Infinite
There are infinite planes of existence; in other words there are Universes without end, numberless, an infinite quantity. There are therefore also infinite worlds and dimensions. The infinite nature of everything mandates that anything which could exist does exist somewhere. So in other words there is an infinite quantity of everything which follows any possible set of physics laws, and which does not contradict reason or geometric laws. Also taking into account the fact that there are infinite planes and dimensions, it is then clear that there is infinite or eternal time backwards and forwards also, (time cannot start without a place with time for it to start in. Nothing can begin if there is not time for it to begin in, etc.)
Therefore any level of intelligent progression that could have happened anywhere has happened in every corner of existence given infinite anterior time and infinite planes for it to arise in.
We are actually in fact experiencing, at least I know I am with complete certainty by any reasonable definition; and hence that which is experiencing within us – whether they or it, be subatomic particles or something else, must have the ability to experience again when placed under similar conditions.
Now this is where I might lose some, because there are also a few beliefs I hold which I cannot readily explain with reason concerning this, but which I will give now. I assume it (the principle upon which we experience) most likely has the ability to experience self-existence when it is not in similar conditions, seeing as something like the experiencing principle, or principle by which we experience, surely cannot be created nor destroyed. I believe that the part of me that is experiencing which I consider me, beyond my personality or information system (brain), exists on a self-existent principle as all subatomic particles do.
These two facts exist, there are infinite planes of existence and we are in fact experiencing this moment; and the principle upon which we experience surely can experience again when placed under similar conditions, making us infinite beings in the midst of infinity.
Since anything that could exist does exist, and since the highest level of intelligent progression has happened infinite times before, and given infinite amounts of anterior time has therefore filled every possible dimension and plane. Lastly seeing that we are infinite beings, it must then be assumed that we are part of this infinitely progressed intelligence or society. This also means that we must have chosen to exist in this condition, in this place, as mortal beings, being totally cut off from our society and any Godlike assistance. As we look out into the universe, we as of yet see no evidence of advanced intelligence, but silence. In light of the Fermi Paradox, silence might actually be really good evidence that we are Gods who have chosen to inflict ignorance and mortality upon ourselves.
Also seeing as there are infinite planes, it is also only reasonable to assume that there are an infinite number of beings like ourselves, which cannot be created nor destroyed, existing in the most advanced network that is possible to develop given infinite time and planes.
Material reality, possibly consisting of dark matter (spirit) or energy or what we term physical or gross matter, is all a huge distraction to the mind. If we have a body of dark matter or energy or physical matter, then we will by the nature of these five senses be totally distracted from the reality that is within the experiencing being itself. The five senses are the most profound subjective evidence of our existence through personal experience, which is why the writers of the Upanishads and Vedas gave them such close attention. However since material senses are such a huge distraction, the mind in its most advanced state must be untethered from external material stimuli.
The infinite, yet non-local particle that I have reasoned is our experiencing self must in its divine state therefore be suspended as it were in an Abyss. According to the law of vacuums the experiencing particle must also therefore fly to the space of least particles and there be seemingly isolated. It might not be an actual abyss, but it would seem so to a being receiving no stimuli. I however do not believe that any experiencing being is ever isolated from an infinitely advanced quantum communication system, seeing as this system is infinitely old, having never been first developed, according to the law of infinite anterior time. In fact I believe the existence of quantum mechanics is proof of this infinitely old and advanced system.
Since I believe that this network of minds is a more advanced state of being than our current material state I call it the Meta, or the higher; our slang signifying a higher state. I believe that this state is described in Mormonism as Outer-darkness or Disillusion. I believe that it is referred to in Buddhism as Nirvana, the pure lands, or Indra’s web. One religion seeks external Godhood while the other seeks internal Godhood. I believe that internal Godhood is our normal baseline state when not distracted by the five senses, while external Godhood is something that must be worked for, if indeed it is achievable at all in our reality; which is yet to be seen or proven.
Many believe that the reasoning power of the mind and all memories are contained in the physical brain, which is why many of you may have broken off from following my line of thinking when I started talking about the experiencing principle as a mind; and not just a point of input. How do I know that it is more than just a point of input? Reality would be just as infinite and beautiful, and much of my reason still intact even if this experiencing principle was simply a point of input that when stripped down to its essence has no identity or memories; and indeed if you believe that, that is okay. My reason for believing otherwise beyond the line of thought about the infinitely old and advanced civilization is a subjective and not an objective one. In fact I believe this experiencing principle is more than just an input allowing us to experience because of a vision I had.
While staring into a candle I saw a vision. The candle flame turned green and then I was taken as it were into it, and I saw numberless worlds and lives which I believe I have experienced. I cannot even remember a fraction of it, and what I saw also could not have been infinite simply by force of logic. It would take an infinite amount of time to see an infinite amount of things, of course. It however planted in me a seed, my strongest belief which I can never deny, that everything is infinite, beautiful and connected.
Scotlund Leland Moore