Bahá'í Library Online
. . . .
>>   Published Articles
TAGS: - Bahai World Centre buildings, monuments and gardens; Active force and its recipient; Archetypes; Arts; Bab, Shrine of; Be and it is; Bible; Causality; Christianity; Civilization; Cosmology; Creation; Elements; Genesis (Bible); God, Names of; Heidegger; Interfaith dialogue; Invocations; Islam; Lasse Thoresen; Lawh-i-Karmil (Tablet of Carmel); Love (general); Love of God; Manifestations of God; Meditation; Music; Philosophy; Prayer; Primal Will; Quran; Science; Seven stages of creation; Spirituality; Terraces; Unity; Will of God; Word of God; Worlds of God
add tags
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.


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.
Back to:   Published Articles
Home Site Map Links Copyright About Contact
. .