art ~ spirit ~ transformation

e*lix*ir   #6
autumn 2017



  • His Pen

  • Translations

  • O Nightingales!
    by Nader Saiedi and Anthony A. Lee
  • Tablet addressed to Ali
    by Nader Saiedi
  • Arabic Devotional Writings
    by Stephen Lambden
  • Tablet of the Sun of Reality
    by Stephen Lambden

  • Essays

  • The Art of Translation
    by Brian Miller
  • Signs: Quranic Themes in the Writings of the Báb
    by Todd Lawson

  • Personal Reflections on Bahá’í Texts

  • O Pen!
    by Sandra Lynn Hutchison

  • Photo Narrative

  • Bahá’u’lláh in the Holy Land: Dwellings, Gardens, and Resting Place
    by Dean Wilkey

  • Voices of Iran

  • A Glimpse of the Glorious Landscape of Freedom
    by Rojin Ghavami

  • Art

  • Calligraphy
    by Dr. Muhammad Afnan

  • Looking Back on Books

  • Days of Remembrance: Selections from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh for Bahá’í Holy Days

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    Dean Wilkey

    Photo Narrative:
    Bahá’u’lláh in the Holy Land —
    Dwellings, Gardens, and Resting Place

    The sea gate through which Bahá’u’lláh passed when He entered the city of Akka (Acre) on August 31, 1868.

    A view of a section of the sea wall near the House of Abbud.

    A view of the city of Akka, where Bahá’u’lláh lived from 1868 to 1877.

    The prison, where Bahá’u’lláh revealed a number of tablets to the rulers of the world, including His Second Tablet to Napoleon III, which was taken out of the prison beneath the hat of a visitor.

    The House of Abbud as it looked in the time of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Here Bahá’u’lláh revealed the Kitab-i-Aqdas, His book of laws.

    The foyer of the House of Abbud, where Bahá’u’lláh received a growing number of visitors.

    Mazra‘ih, a house in the country a few miles north of Akka, where Bahá’u’lláh lived from 1877 to 1879 and revealed, among other Writings, Lawh-i-Burhan, the Tablet of the Proof.

    The Ridvan Garden, where Bahá’u’lláh revealed the ‘Tablet of Trustworthiness.’ The garden was rented by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in 1875 and used often by Bahá’u’lláh.

    The Mansion of Bahá’u’lláh as it looked in the time of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

    The Mansion at Bahji, as it looks today. Here Bahá’u’lláh revealed many tablets, including Lawh-i-Karmil (Tablet of Carmel) and Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.

    The resting place of Bahá’u’lláh — the Qiblih or Point of Adoration.