Authored by: Vargha Bolodo-Taefi

The World of the Bahá'í Faith

Print publication date:  December  2021
Online publication date:  December  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138367722
eBook ISBN: 9780429027772
Adobe ISBN:


 Download Chapter



This chapter introduces Bahá’u’lláh’s mystical writings and describes His use of mystical concepts and symbols. To understand the Bahá’í view on mysticism, this chapter offers a narrow and a broad definition of mysticism and examines the Bahá’í view on conventional practices, doctrines, experiences, and institutions that are the traditional loci of mysticism. The chapter considers the object of the spiritual journey in the Bahá’í Faith; provides an overview of the Bahá’í doctrines, concepts, and practices that redefine mysticism but continue the mystical narrative; and concludes with a discussion of how the Bahá’í Faith offers an organic alternative to organized mysticism.

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.