’Idál, 6 ‘Ilm (Knowledge), 178 B.E.


Volunteer Morning glories


Found a box of muffin mix from Aldi during the pantry cleanup:

And even five years past the “best used by” date, they still turned out looking pretty good especially with cream cheese frosting:


Astral Prospecting on Instagram: Amanita gemmata?

Also called “Jeweled Deathcap.” As the name suggests, do not eat it (of course the same might be said about my muffins, too)!


A climatic minute, a day, a year, an age, a cycle, all have just passed into eternity! The Book of Revelation records this rare moment in history, as revealed by Christ, The Master Key to this awe-inspiring Revelation is given by Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet of God for the New Age. It is explained by ’Abdu’l-Bahá, His duly appointed and recorded Interpreter. The author has taken this Master Key to open the doors of insight that the reader may thereby clearly apprehend in his own soul the vital significance of this auspicious moment in the spiritual history of mankind; that he may confidently cross, with divine authority, the bridge of understanding from the vague and misty Yesterday into the Golden Age of Tomorrow. … 1

It is to be understood that this book is not an interpretation by the author, but it is an explanation based on Keys given by Bahá’u’lláh and explained by Shoghi Effendi, the appointed interpreter, to the author. This helps in our understanding of this very important Book of Revelation revealed by Jesus Christ. … 2

“The Book Revelation is a very important book and very important in teach the interpretation of Biblical passages to Christians,” wrote Shoghi Effendi Rabbani, in a letter to the author, dated August 13, 1944. He stated that the Book of Revelation is the Master Bridge revealed by Christ for the followers of all religions, leading to the Kingdom of God upon the earth. This Master Key is sincerely presented after many years of research by the author, for the benefit of those eager to perceive the prophetic beacon light of truth, which has gleamed throughout the centuries. May this light inspire you to assist it to shine brightly in this Day. 3

My sister and brother-in-law recently relocated and chose to donate several books in their library rather than move them. Many of these volumes are not well-known, but due to the topics they cover and the manner in which their authors explore them, they warrant a nod of recognition before being sent on their way. Accordingly, most quotes referenced in the “Quoted” section come from these books. Maybe they will stir (or renew) your interest, too.

  1. Moffett, Ruth J. New Keys to the Book of Revelation. 1st ed., Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1977, xiii. [return]
  2. Ibid. xvi. [return]
  3. Ibid. xvii. [return]