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TITLEMysteries of Alast: The Realm of Subtle Entities and the Primordial Covenant in the Babi-Bahá'í Writings
AUTHOR 1Farshid Kazemi
TITLE_PARENTBahá'í Studies Review
ABSTRACTOne of the more esoteric concepts in Shi'i and Shaykhi thought is the "realm of subtle entities," 'ālam-i dharr, a sort of pre-existence for the archetype of humanity, which is relevant to free will and the seven stages of creation.
NOTES First presented at Irfan Colloquia session #88 (2009). Posted by author to
TAGS- Interfaith dialogue; - Islam; Alast (Primordial Covenant); Arc of ascent and descent; Covenant; Free will; Seven stages of creation; Shaykhism; Shiism
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