’Idál, 15 Kalimát (Words), 179 B.E


We’re looking forward to later this season to see if our bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) blooms.

The hostas have overwhelmed it and though it may have bloomed in past years we didn’t see them. So, here’s hoping!


Posted a riff to GAVNet News about grasslands inspired by Julia Rosen’s article in The Atlantic, “Trees Are Overrated.”

Considered a couple of questions:

  • How could one’s time be exchanged for basic needs and quality of life within an altruistic economy motivated by service to humanity?
  • If it could how would it compare to attention / authoritarian economies, in terms of efficiency and reliability, where fear and/or greed drive such exchanges?


Another creative collage by Astral Prospecting:

Astral Prospecting on Instagram and Astral Prospecting on Facebook

Marc Bosserman on Instagram Marc Bosserman on Facebook, and Marc Bosserman Music and Musings on YouTube

Tab’s Galaxy on YouTube


The Bahá’í Cause covers all economic and social questions under the heading and ruling of its laws. The essence of the Bahá’í spirit is that, in order to establish a better social order and economic condition, there must be allegiance to the laws and principles of government. Under the laws which are to govern the world, the socialists may justly demand human rights but without resort to force and violence. The governments will enact these laws, establishing just legislation and economics in order that all humanity may enjoy a full measure of welfare and privilege; but this will always be according to legal protection and procedure. Without legislative administration, rights and demands fail, and the welfare of the commonwealth cannot be realized. Today the method of demand is the strike and resort to force, which is manifestly wrong and destructive of human foundations. Rightful privilege and demand must be set forth in laws and regulations. 1

  1. ʻAbduʼl-Bahá. The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by ʻAbduʼl-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912. Edited by Howard MacNutt. 2nd ed. Wilmette, Ill: Baháʼí Publishing Trust, 1982, 238. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/promulgation-universal-peace/17#691206303 [return]