Coronation on Carmel

 "Coronation on Carmel", the volume that takes the story of the Shrine from 1922 to 1963, is scheduled to be available in the UK in March 2018, and in the USA in early April.

This volume has original information, original photographs and a narrative that tells an amazing story of planning, persistence, and achievement.

Behind, in the middle and in front of everything is the inspiring figure of Shoghi Effendi, initially alone but later leading his small but effective team of Hands of the Cause.

In detail, and aimed at all readers but especially at pilgrims, one chapter describes the architectural features of the arcade and superstructure.

Who was the "man with the golden touch"?Who was the Guardian's "Hercules", and who was his "Titan"? The book lets you know.

Women rise to great  heights in this story, and one of them, Amatu'l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum, is quoted  describing some scenes of great power and beauty.

Personally, I love this era.


Almost sold out but next volume coming

Good news... "Journey to a Mountain" is close to being sold out!

I am looking forward to working on a second edition.

Meanwhile the second volume (1922-1963) in the series is set to appear before the end of this year, and the third (1963-2011) next year.

Some fantastic never-before-seen photos will be in volume 2. Spectacular shots of the Terraces will illustrate the third volume.

Volume 2

Good news. The manuscript for Volume 2 (1922-1963)  of the series on the story of the Shrine of the Bab is now in the hands of the editor, May Hofman, of George Ronald Publisher. The book is scheduled to appear before the end of 2017.  It covers the challenging, exciting  and uplifting era  when Shoghi Effendi prepared to complete the Shrine with a domed superstructure, and when he achieved his goals. New information, great photos, illustrations and map.

Review on bookstore site

Journey to a Mountain is a meticulously researched story of the recovery and concealment of the remains of the Bab. 

The level of detail is extraordinary and even the naming the key participants with their backgrounds is key to understanding the level of their devotion to their belief in the oneness of humankind and that a new age of spiritual renewal had commenced.

 This document discloses previously unknown facts about the condition of the Bab's remains and the loving treatment they received in great adversity.

The storage and secret moving of the remains from place to place and the final arrival in the Holy Land to be hidden again until their final interment in the crypt of the Shrine of The Bab in Haifa Israel is one of the greater stories of all time.

When you buy this book and start reading you will only put it down to sleep and dream about the Bab and his glorious mission. Buy this book, do yourself a favour.  

( by Paul Toloui-Wallace.)

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This review is from: Journey To A Mountain (Paperback)

Journey to a Mountain is an outstanding example of the finest possible research into a historical figure who is one of the two most important religious figures of our age. This true story is a triumphant testimony over every possible adversity an how religious bigotry is defeated. Following His execution the Bab's body was discarded in a sewer canal, His followers retrieved His body and over the next 60 years moved it from concealment places in Persia finally the remains were secretly smuggled into Akko Palestine to be concealed for some years until being entombed in their final resting place called the Shrine of The Bab in Haifa Israel. Do yourself a favour, buy this marvellous book.

Talks on the book

There was a great reception by the audience to my presentation on "Journey to a Mountain "at the Brisbane Baha'i Centre of Learning on 21 July. I showed photos and maps on a big screen to illustrate the talk. Lots of book signing and conversation afterwards.  Dr Janet Khan introduced me, and my wife, Chris, read a prayer to start.

I also gave a  talk to the wider community on the book. They did not fidget at all..I was amazed., I I  did the signature routine again for some books, the role of an author I have come to find.