Commentary on the first few verses of the Quranic Sura of Rum; nine esoteric or mystical interpretations of the word al-Rum, transl. "Rome" or "Byzantium"; different types of soul; the soul's progress through the realms of creation.
Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #28, London School of Economics (July 14-6, 2000). Also published in Bahá'í Studies Review 12 (2004), pp. 67-90.