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Mysteries of Alast

AuthorFarshid Kazemi
Title of item
Mysteries of Alast
Subtitle of item
The Realm of Subtle Entities and the Primordial Covenant in the Babi-Bahá'í Writings
Parent publication   Bahá'í Studies Review
Date of this edition 2009
Permission author
Posted 2014-05-10 by Jonah Winters
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Abstract One of the more esoteric concepts in Shi'i and Shaykhi thought is the "realm of subtle entities," 'ālam-i dharr, a sort of pre-existence for the archetype of humanity, which is relevant to free will and the seven stages of creation.
Notes First presented at Irfan Colloquia session #88 (2009). Posted by author to
Tags Alast (Primordial Covenant); Arc of ascent and descent; Covenant (general); Free will; Interfaith dialogue; Islam; Seven stages of creation; Shaykhism; Shiism
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