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Abstract:
Contributing to the creation of a new civilization as a researcher or an artist means participating in the process of never-ending unfolding; the divine names are the eternal archetypes organizing the material world; dialogue between thinking and reality.
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Creation

by Lasse Thoresen

published in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 12:1-4, pages 71-91
Ottawa, ON: Association for Bahá'í Studies North America, 2002
About: Divine creation moves from implicit and transcendent oneness to explicit and manifest multiplicity. To contribute to the creation of a new civilization as a researcher or as an artist means to make oneself available for participation in this process of neverending unfolding. The divine Names are the eternal archetypes organizing the material world. Divine Names are not concepts; they are tools for invoking the animated presence of a particular aspect of the creative force, thus enabling dialogue between thinking processes and reality. Such a dialogue favors a presuppositionless, susceptive attitude to reality as more adequate than the imposition of preconceived methodological assumptions.
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