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FACULTY: Christopher Buck, Necati Alkan
In Baha’u’llah’s Early Mystic Writings we will explore a theme that dominates Baha’u’llah’s early writings and continues throughout His revelation: the relationship of the individual to spiritual reality—to God, to spiritual truths, to principles of personal development, and to laws of conduct. We will explore Baha’u’llah’s Rashh-i-`Ama and some of His early poetry, The Four Valleys, The Seven Valleys, The Hidden Words, and the Tablet of the Holy Mariner. We will also read some Sufi texts that provide historical and literary context for allusions Baha’u’llah makes in His writings. We will round out our study with extensive commentaries and study materials by Baha'is on Baha’u’llah’s early mystic writings.
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Sunday, January 22, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
Wilmette Institute: An Online Learning CenterAdministrative Offices atBaha'i National Center1233 Central StreetEvanston, Illinois 60201-2886
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