The First Endowment of the Ministry is the Endowment of the Deacon, every Deacon and Teacher in the Fellowship of Christ should receive this Sacrament as it was given to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
The Kirtland endowment ceremonies consisted of preparatory washings, at first administered in the homes of the Saints.
This article will not be an exhausting look at Kabbalah by any means. However, it is the hope of the author to help readers and students better understand Mormon Kabbalah in light of other types of Kabbalah.
Shelosh-'Esreh Middot HaRakhamim is known in English as the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy. These are Divine Attributes taken from Exodus 34:6–7 and tell us that that God governs the world, according to Kabbalah and Judaism.
As we practice lishmah we are in the Shekinah, the Presence of God; and we are the Shekinah, the congregation.
Shem HaMephorash, or the 72 Names of God, are not literally the names of God. Rather, they are powerful meditations designed to help us focus and use the gifts of the Spirit.
With the raising awareness, there has been much written about the chakras and the reason and purpose for being in our bodies. There is a lot of good and accurate information as well as a lot of teaching on the subject of the chakra system that misses the mark. In this article I will begin to clarify and bring into your awareness a better understanding of this topic.
There is a feedback mechanism that G-d knows every thing going on. It is revealed that G-d is everywhere and in everything. There is a way knowing. “By knowing himself he knows all things.”
I am writing this mostly to understand myself better. I know there are nuts and bolts that apply to Lishma. Some of those I know what they are, many I do not know and can only learn as I participate or observe others who experience the condition called lishma.
Kaf Hei Tav is the eighth name of God. It is a meditation and mantra for defusing negative energy and stress. On a personal level this can be used for cleaning, or renewal. When used as a Priesthood ordnance, it may be used for comfort, cleansing and exorcisms. It draws on the purifying Light of Christ to cleans, restore, and refresh.
Dr. Michelle G. Wiener has written an excellent paper on the temple and unity. As her paper points out, the four traditional methods of unifying the Saints, "(1) Faith and Order, (2) Life and Work, (3) Common missionary efforts, and (4) A renewed commitment to theological education," historically fall flat repeatedly.
Christians everywhere say that Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Jesus even said this of himself. But what does this mean? Is it merely bringing the physically dead back to life or is it something more?