Mysticism Resources
"I AM the Mystic Fane which the Hand of Omnipotence hath reared. I am the Lamp which the Finger of God hath lit within its niche and caused to shine with deathless splendour."
(Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p74)

This utterance clearly establishes the mystical source of the Bahá'í Faith in the supernal station of the Manifestation of God. We invite you to read the mystical writings of our beloved faith,
and then, wherever you journey, may this blessing of Bahá'u'lláh go with you:

"Peace be upon him that inclineth his ear unto the melody of the Mystic Bird calling from the Sadratu'l-Muntahá!"
(Bahá'u'lláh, Kitáb-i-Íqan, p257)

We invite you to submit your insights, meditations, and mystical poems for inclusion on these pages. Please email submissions to .

The Seven Valleys

"The Seven Valleys was written to a Sufi Mystic in answer to his questions. The questions asked seem to be about death in God and life through Him and about love for the beloved of God and His manifestations." (Jenabe Caldwell, Reflections, p. VII)

In The Seven Valleys you will find quotations from the Sufi Mystics and from the great master poets Rumi, Hafiz, Attar, and others. Seekers can access their togs and tools and acquire a wondrous guide for their own spiritual journey here, within The Seven Valleys of Bahá'u'lláh.

The Seven Valleys (on Planet Bahá'í)
"Realms of Consciousness (Nasut)"
"Reflections on The Seven Valleys"
The Seven Valleys (illustrated text)
Study Outline for The Seven Valleys
The Seven Valleys: A Meditation by George Townshend
Mystical Aspects of the Bahá'í Faith as presented in The Seven Valleys
The Realms of Divine Existence as Described in the Tablet of All Food
What is Bahá'u'lláh's Message to the Sufis?
Comparison of The Seven Valleys and the American Indian Peace Shield
The Seven Valleys--Preamble
The Seven Valleys Magical Mystical Tour Comes to Atlanta!
The Seven Valleys: Commentary and Text
The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys: Preface
Mystical Work Inspires Playwright
The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys: Bahá'u'lláh
The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys: English, Persian, Arabic
The Seven Valleys: Audio Presentation
The Seven Valleys: Faculty Notes
The Wisdom of Luqman: Valley of Wonderment
Bahá'í Writings: The Seven Valleys
Knowledge Map of The Seven Valleys
Seven Valleys of Bahá'u'lláh and Farid ud-Din Attar

Sufi Mystics in the Seven Valleys

Explore the lives and writings of Sufi mystics and poets, including Rúmí, Hafiz, and others.

Sufi Poets and Mystics

Sufism Resources for The Seven Valleys

Included in this section are resources which are essential to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Seven Valleys and other mystical Bahá'í Writings.

Sufi Cosmology
Glossary of Sufi Terms
Planes of Consciousness
Wahiduddin's Web
Sufi Resources
Hazrat Inayat Khan Teaches About Zikr
Islamic Culture
The Sufi Literature Archive
Äæàëàë àä-äèí Ðóìè
Commentary on "I Was a Hidden Treasure"

The Four Valleys

In the Seventh Valley Bahá'u'lláh states, "...and the heart is endowed with four stages, which would be recounted should a kindred soul be found." Then, in The Four Valleys, He proceeds to describe them to us.

The Four Valleys (on Planet Bahá'í)
The Four Valleys: Tablet Study Outline
Will, Knowledge, and Love in The Four Valleys
The Worlds of God
The Four Valleys: Faculty Notes
Comparison of Islamic Religious Modes with The Four Valleys of Bahá'u'lláh
Are the Four Valleys Four Stages in One Path or are They Four Paths?
The Four Valleys: A Commentary
The Four Valleys: Russian Text
Knowledge Map of The Four Valleys
A Plan for Deepening on The Four Valleys
The Four Valleys: Audio Presentation

The Hidden Words

"The Hidden Words is a treasury of divine mysteries. When thou ponderest its contents, the doors of the mysteries will open."

The Hidden Words (on Planet Bahá'í)
A History of The Hidden Words
Conqueror of Hearts
A Study Guide to The Hidden Words
The Hidden Words
Knowledge Map of The Hidden Words
Concordance for The Arabic Hidden Words
Hidden Words Affirmations
Allusion to Progressive Revelation in the Persian Hidden Words
The Hidden Words: Audio Presentation
The Hidden Words: Faculty Notes
The Hidden Words: Compilation from "Lights of Guidance"
The Hidden Words: Tablet Study Outline
Love Relationship Between God and Humanity
The Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah: A Reflection
Calligraphie de Textes Saints
The Hidden Words of Bahá'u'lláh
International Bahá'í Library: Collections
About The Hidden Words
A Concordance for The Arabic Hidden Words
The Leiden List: The Hidden Words
Commentary on The Hidden Words by Adib Taherzadeh

The Kitáb-i-Íqán (The Book of Certitude)

"This is a book of promises....on every page there is a promise for those who have the perception to see the meaning."
(Marion West, from a class given at Bosch Bahá'í School, November l978)

The Kitáb-i-Íqán
The Kitáb-i-Íqán, 1882 Bombay Lithograph Edition
Glossary to the Kitáb-i-Íqán
The Station of the Kitáb-i-Íqán
A Study of the Kitáb-i-Íqán
Study Outline to the Kitáb-i-Íqán
Kitáb-i-Íqán in Persian
Kitáb-i-Íqán in Arabic
On-Line Course on the Kitáb-i-Íqán from Africa
Bahá-u-lláh: The Kitáb-I-Íqán
Companion to the Kitáb-I-Íqán
Kitáb-i-Íqán: Index
The Kitáb-i-Íqán
Seeing With the Eye of God
Bahá'u'lláh's Prophetology
The Kitáb-i-Íqán: Audio Presentation
Dating the Kitáb-i-Íqán
The Kitáb-i-Íqán: An excerpt from Ugo Giachery
Kitáb-i-Íqán: Faculty Notes
Kitáb-i-Íqán: A Study Guide
The Book of Certitude: Commentary from God Passes By
Symbol and Secret
Quranic Quotations in the Kitab-i-Iqan

Gems of Divine Mysteries

"The essence of the divine mysteries in the journey of ascent set forth for those who long to draw nigh unto God....."

Gems of Divine Mysteries
Gems of Divine Mysteries
New Volume of Bahá'í Sacred Writings
Seven Cities in the Spiritual Journey to God
Gems of Divine Mysteries
Gems of Divine Mysteries: Review
Javáhir'l-Asrár: Faculty Notes

Tablet of the Holy Mariner

"The ship is unmoored and put out to sea on a journey to the tree of life situated beyond the shore of the crimson seas."
(Michael Sours)

Tablet of the Holy Mariner (at Planet Bahá'í)
The History of the Tablet of the Holy Mariner
Tablet of the Holy Mariner Study Outline
References on Mystical Writings
Understanding the Holy Writings
A Study Compilation
Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds: Faculty Notes
Tablet of the Holy Mariner: Arabic Translation
The Tablet of the Holy Mariner (PDF Format)
The Tablet of the Holy Mariner
The Tablet of the Holy Mariner
Text Illustrations; Michael Sours
Study compilation on the Tablet of the Holy Mariner

Reflections of the Divine Word

Writings and commentaries by Bahá'í mystics and selected authors.

Vádíy-i-Talab (The Valley of Search)
Vádíy-i-`Ishq (The Valley of Love)
Mamlikat-i-Ma'rifat (The Valley of Knowledge)
Maqám-i-Tawhíd (The Valley of Unity)
Madíniy-i-`Istighná' (The Valley of Contentment)
Vádíy-i-Hayrat (The Valley of Wonderment)
Vádíy-i-Faqr-i-Haqíqí va Fanáy-i-Aslí (The Valley of True Poverty)

Bahá'í Mysticism Sites

Web sites featuring themes relevant to Bahá'í Mysticism.

Millennial Mystics
Archéologie du Royaume de Dieu
John Wiegley's Site (includes John's mysticism essays)
Die Kampferquelle (mysticism site in German)

Mystic Bahá'í Topics

Commentaries and studies of interest to the mystic, metaphysician, and Bahá'í scholar.

Seven Cities in the Spiritual Journey to God
What If Fear Were Extinguished?
The Psychology of Mysticism
Archetypal Patterns
Bahá'í Cosmogony
Mysticism and the Bahá'í Revelation
Relativism: A Basis For Bahá'í Metaphysics
Understanding Without Comprehension
"Mysticism and the Bahá'í Community" by Dr. Moojan Momen
Joy is at the Heart of it All
The Eternal Quest for God
Theological Teachings: Dr Moojan Momen
Nonverbal Messages

Bahá'í Mystic Poets

A collection of poems from various Bahá'í poets on mystical themes.

Bahá'í Poems and Poetry
Bahá'í Poetry: Main Collection
Nine Tempestuous Moons
Nightingale's Poems in English
Nightingale's Poems in French
The Poetry of Kim Bowers
Corner Poetry: Robert E. Kogan

Prayers and Blessings

A collection of prayers from many faith traditions.

Bahá'í Prayers
Bahá'í Prayers in Many Languages
Native American Prayers and Blessings
World Prayers
The First Bahá'í Prayer
Prayers by Bahá'ís
A Native American World Blessing
Searching for God in Time and Memory
Prayers and Meditations of Bahá'u'lláh: Audio Presentation
The Long Healing Prayer: Audio Presentation
Create in Me a Pure Heart
Prayers and Meditations
Recalling Health to the Spirit
Prayers and Meditations of Bahá'u'lláh

Meditative Journeys

Companions of profound inner meaning and beauty for times when you just wish to go quietly within.

Tree Mantra
Siyah-Chal (a Shockwave presentation)
The Spiritual Energy System
The Spiritual Sanctuary
The Garden of Ridvan (a Shockwave presentation
Bahá'í Mandala
Healing Mandala
A Counselling Meditation
The Open Gate
Babaji's Divine Light Invocation
Eye of God
Meditative Journey
Arbol de la Vida
Spring Forest Qi Gong


A collection of prophecies from the Bahá'í Writings and other religions and traditions concerning the Bahá'í Revelation.

Prophecies of the Ages
Prophecy Fulfilled
Prophecies Fulfilled
Hopi Prophecy
Ages and Cycles
More Prophecy Links at Planet Bahá'í
Catastrophe, Armageddon and Millennium
Apocalypse Unsealed
Prophecies Fulfilled From Isaiah and Micah
Hindu Prophecies
Comparison of the Suriy-i-Haykal and the Prophecies of Zechariah
The Proofs of Prophethood
Prophecies from the Founders of the Religions
Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era
North American Prophecies
The Changeless Faith of God
Progressive Revelation
Bahá'u'lláh: Manifestation of God
Mount Carmel
Les Textes Sacres

Sacred Symbols

Graphic representations of Bahá'í Symbols and explanations of the inner meanings.

Art of the Greatest Name
Quintessence of the Greatest Name
The Pentagram as a Symbol of Spiritualisation
A Pentacle Drawn by the Báb
A Talisman by the Báb
The Nonagram
Byzant Symbols: the Pentagram
Bahá'í Symbols
Symbols of Light
Symbol of the Greatest Name
The Greatest Name
Webs of Light
Mystical Wheels
Sacred Symbols
Sacred Geometry
Library of Esoteric Symbols
Nonagram: The Star of Goliath

World Mysticism Links

Religious Resources
Eastern Mysticism
Kalachakra Initiation: Wheel of Life (with the Dalai Lama)
Om's Home: Spiritual Inspiration
Zarathushtra (Zoroaster)
Awaken Visions: Visionary Art and Inspiration
Sacred Geometry
The Mystics of Islam
Mysticism - Encyclopedia Article
Mysticism Texts
Buddhist Mysticism Quotations
Sacred Text Archive
Christian Mysticism
Mysticism : Underhill
Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
Builders of the Adytum
Maitreya Sangha
Sacred Places
Interactive Qabalalistic Tree of Life
Hinduism:Mystical Experiences
Hindu Mysticism
Aube Mystique
Sacred Times for World Religions

Beyond This Life

Happy Halloween!
Light After Death