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COLLECTIONSUnpublished articles, Fiction
TITLEA Half Million Years
AUTHOR 1Dana Paxson
DATE_THIS2021
ABSTRACTExploring the 500,000-year Bahá’í cycle asserted by Shoghi Effendi, in two versions: academic-style essay form, and story-narrative form.
NOTES See also Explanation of a Zoroastrian Prophecy: Length of the "Bahá'í Cycle" (Karl Weaver, 2017).
TAGS- Calendars (general); - Zoroastrianism; Ages and Epochs; Astrology; Astronomy; Báb, Station of the; Bahá'í Cycle; Bahá'u'lláh, Station of; Biology; Chemistry; Covenant; Cycles; Day-year principle; Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh (letter); Extraterrestrial life; Fiction; Future (general); Future Manifestations of God; Geology; Huruf (letters); Knowledge is twenty-seven letters; Physics; Prophecies; Science; Science fiction; Stories; Time (general); Zodiac
 
CONTENT

1. Essay form

About "A Half Million Years": Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian and Interpreter of the Bahá’í Writings, stated that the duration of Bahá’u’lláh’s overarching Revelation would span the Dispensations of many Manifestations Who succeed him through time, to the extent of a half-million-year span comprising the Bahá’í Cycle. This essay explores the passages in the Writings referring to and supporting this powerful statement, and engages the realm of science to grant insight into some of the implications of its meanings.

2. Story form

About "A Half Million Years (Excerpted and Edited)": This narrative, through the eyes of a wayfaring explorer, turns the essay A HALF MILLION YEARS into a fantasy story. The source essay explores how, Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian and Interpreter of the Bahá’í Writings, stated that the duration of Bahá’u’lláh’s overarching Revelation would span the Dispensations of many Manifestations Who succeed him through time, to the extent of a half-million-year span comprising the Bahá’í Cycle. This derived story takes the narrating wayfarer through the same elements of discovery as does the source essay (above).
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