For in the revealing of the mystery is there a power given which is greater than
any other, even a power which would make as new again both Heaven and earth.
1st Endowment 1:40
So come my child, beside me sit, upon my bosom rest; let go the hurt which inward
burns and find in me some comfort; for where you have no wisdom, even I shall enlighten
you; where you find in you no strength and all your hope is gone, even I shall lift
you up beyond yourself to make you strong in me.
Yield therefore your lesser self and give to me your hurt, for in me shall you find
a greater healing than you have ever known; which healing will cause your life to
shine; for even I shall be for you a place of refuge to shelter from the storm.
Be you then most quietly still, let go your many burdens, hush the mind of all its
noise, let go your aggravations, rest you soft upon my breasts and in your ears I’ll
quietly speak, shaping through the softest whispers the song of all my wisdom.
For even as you are mortal, even so in ages past did I likewise choose to be; to
find in life a school of learning, drawing deep from all that’s common the most uncommon
things of all; shaping out of things made mortal, the seeds of immortality and eternal
life, filled with endless glory.
7th Endowment 1:7-10
For the Self of the self is filled with mystery, Casting light upon many shadows.
Book of Pearls 9:2
If, therefore, you would know the mysteries of God, then seek first the mystery within;
for therein shall you find an abundance of goodly things. For the kingdom of Heaven
is made to dwell in every man.
Know yourself and therein shall you be richly blessed. Seek without ceasing and then
shall you surely find hidden treasures in abundance; for whosoever finds shall be
filled with a multitude of wonder, for there shall unfold before them a sure knowledge
But whosoever shall fail in knowing themselves, even though they possess great knowledge,
they shall become as the morning mist which fades before the heat of day, being ignorant
of the mystery within.
For what profit have you if you should know even all the world, but have no knowledge
of the mystery within?
Now hear and understand that you might have hope in the promise of the Lord, for
whatsoever person shall seek the Lord his God, unto that one shall I reveal the mysteries
of Heaven. For I delight to make myself known unto all the children of men and not
just a few.
For at the birth of all your lives does God give into your keeping a book most finely
made, having on its many pages neither word nor spotted blemish, becoming within
itself pure and white and filled with expectation.
And to the infant child from which you come does God but sweetly speak, saying: “Choose
for yourself the life you live, and write herein the man or woman you wish to be,
shaping day by day the likeness of your nature.
Write, therefore, my good and noble child a story filled with goodness; causing that
the very angels should sing in Heaven, the wonders of this life you weave; to touch
for yourself the soul of God, and in their bosom dwell forever and anon.”
4th Endowment 22:46-48
For among the Gods is it rightly known that such small imperfections give birth to
a greater wisdom regarding the issues of that mortal life wherein the children of
God are made to live; and there springs up in the bosom of all a tender affection
filled with wisdom and compassion and mercy.
For the Gods know full well that in the living of the mortal life is there found
a time when kindness is greater than judgment, when compassion is more to be sought
This profound yet subtle wisdom do all the Lords and Gods of this greater Light tender
gently among themselves whereby holiness is made altogether happy and filled with
1st Endowment 4:12-14
Come then and this mystery receive, for in the beginning did Adam and Eve bring forth
from the very Heavens, the first of the gnosis to seed among the tribes of man; and
when they were planted, then came the minions of the Demiurge to uproot and to scatter
what God had foreordained…
Thus throughout each succeeding dispensation did God continue in faith to give even
more of the gnosis, here a little there a little; yet did the minions of the Demiurge
strive by every means to hide the things of God in darkness, being hopeful to drown
in obscurity the light of greater things.
Yet regardless of all these things, still did God continue faithful to reveal...
Wisdom 29:6, 8-9
...for mystery gives birth to mystery in the great Eternal Round.
7th Endowment 1:16
Be you then most quietly still, let go your many burdens...