Updated on May 10, 2020
When ancient civilizations are studied, there are indications that they lived at a higher level than we do now – spiritually. That many were able to see through the veil, as it was an accepted thing and part of their life.
My sighted daughter and friend have both confirmed this. Especially before the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. So it has always amazed me that in today’s society we are so blind spiritually, especially among those that claim to be “chosen” of the Lord and where their “religion” was started by a young man believing that God would tell him things if he asked in faith. Yes, Joseph Smith believed he could get an answer from the world of Spirits or the other side of the veil. He not only believed it, he proved it.
He talked about being given understandings by the Spirit. He wrote of meditating, yes meditating. Did you miss that scripture? He spoke of the Lord touching “the eyes of our understandings and they were opened.” Somehow I doubt Joseph was speaking about his mortal, physical eyes. In today vernacular we’d call it the “third eye” being opened.
“Now this caused us to marvel, for it was given unto us of the Spirit. And while we meditated upon these things, the Lord touched the eyes of our understandings and they were opened, and the glory of the Lord shone round about.” (D&C 76:18-19, emphasis added)
We have taught for years about these concepts, of the third eye and such. It is this eye that receives revelation from God or the Heavens. It is called your pineal gland and is in the center of your head. Light comes down through your crown chakra and enters the pineal gland. There is more to it, but you can read about these things in books, ours or others, I don’t care.
My friends have told me that I have become less “snarky” over the past three years writing this thing, this blog. I’m going to become snarky today on purpose. I’m going to give some quotes from a talk that Denver Snuffer gave at a seminar we did in in the summer of 2008. I have never released or shared it but recently asked and received permission to release it if I so choose. Right now I don’t so choose, other than small parts that shed light on what we are told to write in this blog. Please don’t write me and ask for it. Now my snarkyness. I won’t answer. When we are told to, meaning by revelation, we will release it here.
Back to the subject at hand and to quote:
“You know there was a time when our language was still permeated by words of usage and descriptors which presumed a whole different world than the one we live in now. Words like envision or light. We accept the idea of anything that is not in front of your face being described and using the word envision as the proper word to use when you’re talking about it. Can you envision what Utah will look like in 2050? Can you envision what the new temple in Draper will look like when it is completed? Can you envision this or that? It’s a holdover from another period of time in which the visionary experience was so commonplace that it leaked into the
vocabulary, permeated the vocabulary and we all thought it, we all thought it perfectly appropriate. Can you give me further light on that subject? Can you shed some light on the subject yet?
….So, then we get, we encounter, Joseph defies categorization. Joseph brought a flood of light, literally a flood of light. I appreciate the efforts of the scholars, I applaud the work they do, but they don’t give us the answers. You have to find a revelator if you would like to get the answers. And the preeminent one for out time was and is Joseph Smith.”
You need someone that can see through the veil, a revelator. How does a revelator “see?” Let’s continue:
“Joseph was way out ahead, we have still not caught up. And we displayed the least amount of curiosity about the things which are most enticing. He throws out a statement and just dangles it and then no more and, and what was the reaction of Nephi to the dangling statements versus the reaction of Laman and Lemuel to the dangling statements? We know what Laman and Lemuel said, they said, “The Lord maketh no such thing known unto us.” And what did Nephi say, he said, hey, have you inquire of Him, have you asked, have you asked, have you asked? ‘No we haven’t asked. The Lord maketh no such thing known to us.’
….So this is from page 51 (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith), ‘We consider that God has created man with a mind capable of instruction, and the faculty which may be enlarged in proportion to the heed and diligence given to the light communicated from heaven to the intellect, and that the nearer man approaches perfection the clearer are his views and the greater his enjoyments.’ This is Joseph Smith using prose to describe the process, because for Joseph it was prosaic, it was poetry, it was a thing of beauty. Light communicated from Heaven to the intellect. A mind capable of instruction. A faculty that may be enlarged in proportion to the heed and diligence that’s given. These aren’t just idle words. These are Joseph trying to put into the English language a description of a process. And the process works.”
Yes it does. Let me finish with one last statement:
“That’s what Christ did. Christ gave no heed to the things that were pulling him in the one direction and he gave strict heed to the things which were enticing Him to the other direction. And he obtained, as section 93 explains, a fullness of that. So if there is an increasing flow of light, an increasing flow of truth that comes to someone by their heed and diligence in following the commandments, then that seems like a fairly simple formula for someone to follow if they’re interested in obtaining further light and knowledge.
There was a time when all of these words crept into the language and their usage in our common vernacular became popular when everyone, everyone simply assumed that we all were in contact with the Mystic, with the Mythic, with the forces that were around you. Everyone simply assumed that was the case. There was a way of, describing the phenomenon and the way that the ideal was reduced to words, was by using the concept of a third eye. Why that? It was because physically your eyes are the source that light gets to you. You perceive light through your eyes. So, if you’re going to collect light from somewhere else, two things were essential. The first thing is you have to realize that it’s there and then you have to be willing to see it.
Well it was a fairly common thing because people weren’t as well educated as they are now. They weren’t schooled in naturalism and the philosophies of men which we have so successfully comingled with scripture that we have essentially supplanted, in all of Christendom, the gospel of Christ and replaced it with the doctrines of men, and the precepts of man, and the Creed’s of men. And we’re beginning to develop our own set of creeds.”
I am grateful for my lack of education. I know there are those that declare they are “wordsmiths.” I cannot and will never make such a claim. I will lay claim to hearing Him, seeing things the mortal eye can’t see, and being involved in wonderful experiences of light and knowledge. Maybe our desire should be towards learning how the spirit works with those mythic things that only the third eye can see or perceive of.
One last thing from the talk that I can’t help but share because most of you will have had experiences like he describes:
“Why does a mother suddenly know that her child is in danger at the edge of the camp, with her back turned and drops everything and runs and catches her child before he or she falls in the creek? We’ve all read stories about, tuition or intuition or PMS? Somehow it’s ovarian. See, we tend to reduce that to the biological function now, but there was a time when everyone accepted the fact that was sight, that was vision, that was light. She saw it. She envisioned it.”
Are we too educated to “see” what Joseph and Snuffer are talking about? It is mightily important to grow our spiritual sight in these times. Especially with all the experts, lab coats, religionists, government and church leaders telling you what to do. What does our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ say? Now that may just take the third eye to see and hear, don’t you think?