An illustrated guide towards the Phoenix Initiative curriculum:

       Given herein are the Names and Attributes of God known as the fruits upon the Trees of Paradise. These were known and approved by the Bab and Baha'u'llah as the Calendar of Badi. The following is a compilation as formed from the Baha'i Calendar, The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys, and Gems of Divine Mysteries. It extends from Earth into the Kingdom of Baha.

As concerns the human soul, there is neither ascendency, nor descent, rather, the journey "unto God" and the coming "into being".

The Sacred Tree is the Sadratu'l-Muntaha (The Divine Lote Tree) in the Worlds of God, the five divine Worlds of Consciousness known to man. In previous religions it was known as the Tree of Life (Tree of Anisa) and is revealed to Baha'is as extending throughout the Kingdoms known to exist beyond the individual's physical death.

Eve was taught of the Tree of Knowledge by the serpent. Today we are taught the Tree of Life by Baha'u'llah.

The 9th dimension is the Kingdom of God.

The Path of Balance is the path of faith revealed to a true believer in the "twinkling of an eye". It is the middle path, the trunk of the Tree of Anisa, the Tree of Life.

The 8th and 9th Valley known to the mystic wayfarer as Resignation and Immortality are spoken by Baha'u'llah in Gems of Divine Mysteries.

The four kinds of believer told by Baha'u'llah in the Four Valleys are those who transcend the world of Zaman beyond the Garden of Ridvan.

This and the following illustration comprise the Phoenix Initiative as a Baha'i course of study, prayer, and meditation on the Names and Attributes of God given to us as the Baha'i Calendar by the Bab and Baha'u'llah. The goal in completing such a study is to "know ones own self", the Divine Self that completes its journey of the soul unto God beyond the Garden of Ridvan, the Garden of Paradise.

The classes are designed for ages six through twenty-one, a study of fifteen years. Should a student seek to arise at a quicker pace he may be included within a study with older classmates, thus completing these studies in nine years at the age of fifteen.

 

 
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Compiled by Zoharo DeTafalla - 155 - 179 BE