Shrine of 'Abdu'l-Baha

This year is historic because (i) it marks the Bicentenary of the birth of the Bab, and (ii) The Universal House of Justice has announced its plans to build the Shrine of the ‘Abdu’l-Baha near the Ridvan Gardens, and appointed its architect, Mr Hossein Amanat. There are references to the Shrine of the Master on p. 277 of "Journey to a Mountain", footnote 76., and in "Coronation on Carmel" see pp 20-21 and footnotes 23 to 3 and in “Coronation on Carmel” (Chapter 3, pp 20-21. In the forthcoming “Sacred Stairway” there are references to Mr Amanat and his design of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice, and to the other buildings on the Arc which he designed.

Third book

Editing of the completed manuscript for the third book in this trilogy will begin this month.The book covers the period 1963-2001 and so tells the dramatic story of the planning, construction and opening of the Terraces of the Shrine of the Bab. It will be available in April next year.


Due to the big demand for copies of "Journey to a Mountain", George Ronald Publisher ordered a reprint, and the books have been rushed to bookstores. It is good to see the interest in this book and the interest in "Coronation on Carmel" so soon after its launch.