I grew up a member of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormons.
The past two years have been very turbulent. I went
through a divorce, which brought me immense pain,
and found love with the most wonderful woman in the
world, which has brought me great joy. I've discovered
much about myself, about love, about life. I feel
I've outgrown the shell of organized religion.
I think organized religions
are a means to raise people's consciousness, but once
a person truly incorporates their teachings, they
no longer serve a purpose. Over the past few months
I've learned a great many truths, many of which tie
in with Mormon doctrine, many which do not. Every
nation is granted the religion it deserves, what God
feels will best serve their culture. The truth from
God is interpreted through the lens of their cultural
mindset. Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, Joseph Smith,
and others, each received the truth, coming from a
higher plane, and each did their best to spread their
religion to the world. The world (culture by culture)
benefited enormously from their revelations. Those
who truly incorporated the teachings of these enlightened
souls made great strides in the growth of their own
I think everyone can reach the state of enlightenment
where they can add to the enlightenment of others,
maybe not on the scale of the great religious leaders
mentioned above, but certainly to those they come
into contact with. And when you think about it, isn't
that what the previous religious leaders did? Worked
among their own contemporaries trying to lift them
up to a higher place. Hopefully, we can somehow achieve
a similar result.
That's the impetus behind World Beyond. My goal is
to provide information others may find useful to help
them progress along their own journey. A large part
of my latest infusion of enlightenment comes from
reading the books listed on this site's reference
page. Not that I have all the answers, or even any
of the answers. I don't think any of those books has
all the answers either. In reality, no one else can
decide what you need. Each individual has to make
that decision. Find the truths that work for you and
I think we can all come up with the answers we personally
need, if we're willing to search. I honestly believe
one of the results of the monumental changes of the
past century is the marginalization of organized religion.
Now, we each have the opportunity to make our spiritual
journeys as individuals. We don't need a priest to
intercede on our behalf. We don't have to follow archaic
beliefs, traditions handed down by men whose goal
was to maintain power and control over their flock,
rather than help their flock grow spiritually.
The means are readily available for like-minded individuals
to share their thoughts and grow together. Take the
opportunity. I hope you find this web-site useful.
Please take advantage of the discussion board to share
your insights. Or contact us via email. I want to
hear from you.
The Mormon religion was a vehicle that took me a long
way down the path of enlightenment, now, the terrain
has changed, I must leave the vehicle, and travel
the next phase of the journey on foot. May God bless
each of you on your own journey. I hope to meet many
of you along the way.