Robert Wright did not “violate” anything and has been falsely accused of that heinous charge. The easiest way to describe what really happened, in a way that everyone can understand it, would be like this: This is a case of the Pope excommunicating his wife’s ex-husband. It has nothing to do with anything the ex-husband has done and the scheme has been in the works since at least when the Pope got remarried. But to see it in full context, to look at both sides of the coin, to know the truth of the matter, we need to go back to where it all started.
Shortly after I graduated from High School, in 1982, I found out about my Native American roots. I stopped going to church and got onto the Red Road which eventually led me to Hopi Land in Arizona. It was here that I found out about the promised one for Native Americans, the Bahana and that many thought this person was in the world. So I started traveling, hoping to find him. God answered my pure prayers and led me right to him!
It was in 1990 that I went to Missoula, Montana and finally met Dr. Leland Jensen, the Seventh Angel, Hopi Bahana and Establisher of the Baha’i Faith. Doc and I liked each other immediately. Soon after, he told me that if I wanted to stay in Missoula for a while and study and deepen on the Baha’i Faith he would rent his basement to me, which I accepted. I then lived with him, washed his dishes, planted and harvested his farm, maintained his yards, buried his pets, and studied the Baha’i Faith daily with him for 3 and 1/2 years. Doc deepened me well on the inner workings of the true Baha’i Faith and he personally groomed my education to become a lifetime pioneer, to travel the world teaching and raising Baha’i communities from scratch. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a very interesting, and heated, discussion about the Wilmette Baha’i lawsuit against the BUPC, over the right to use the word “Baha’i” in our teaching efforts. I am sure you will find some good Baha’i q&a here:
You can come back here and discuss the topic also.
This year, 2008, Dreamtime celebrated her 7th anniversary. Dreamtime is a uniquely Colorado festival in Paonia.
After the Rainbow Gathering, I got a hold of the management at Dreamtime and they scholarshipped us for a “Prophecy Campus” at Dreamtime 2008. The timing was sweet and no one can say there isn’t spontanaety at Dreamtime. This festival is small but real sweet. Victor and Josiah joined me, and together we built a little shanty shelter and set up a stove and a lantern and that big orange tent. It was windy in the am but the fort was strong and held up to all weather.
We were listed in the Dreamtime schedule booklet for three talks. We actually did five talks. Read the rest of this entry »
I was milling through some stuff that I thought was lost after my last move and I found this article I wrote back in 1995. It is pretty good stuff and really, really digs into the authority, or lack there, of the Hands of the Cause under the guardianship of Shoghi Effendi.
I hope you enjoy the read. Feel free to talk about it in the blog thread also. Here is the link to:
The Authority Of The Hands.
A guest has requested a discussion about Amit-Abha. Baha’is understand that Amit Abha is Baha’u'llah, as he wore the red robe, and as He is the 5th Manifestation of God after Gautama (Sanskrit; Pali: Gotama), Siddhartha (Sanskrit; Pali: Siddhattha). “Amit” means “Infinite” and “Abha” means “Light” or “Glory.” Baha’u'llah’s Revelation comes directly from God (the Infinite Absolute One), as it did for Jesus and Moses and Mohammed and Zoroaster and Krishna and Buddha and Adam and the Bab. Read the rest of this entry »
We just celebrated the 12th day of Ridvan. These 12 days are in celebration of the the 12 days Baha’u'llah spent in the Garden of Roses in Baghdad culminating in His proclamation in 1863. We had a great feast, lots of Baha’is showed up, including the Guardian, Neal Chase. There were excellent readings and prayers and a sweet presentation. The food, both spiritual and physical, were delicious.
Here is a link to the Proclamation of Baha’u'llah.