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18 Jun
2012
Podcast 16: Motion Picture

Podcast 16: Motion Picture

On June 18, 1912 a motion picture was made of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard MacNutt. This week’s podcast features the account of J. G. Grundy of that event, as well as a talk by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá […]

18 Jun
2012
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The Motion Picture of the Master

The Motion Picture of the Master

Picture an age: an age where film is still in its early years – is still considered quite a novelty — and since its inception, it hasn’t disappointed us as a potent magnet to all sorts of creeds and philosophies. […]

11 Oct
2011
Photography and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Photography and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

  A life untouched by photography is unusual today.  Our world is saturated with imagery and our encounters with it deeply affect our perception on an emotional, political, and ideological level. Photographs communicate ideas and facts, convey experiences and represent […]

29 Sep
2011
Brooklands Airfield

Brooklands Airfield

I have been thinking a lot about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s trip to Brooklands airfield on September 29th in 1911. It strikes me that it was an accumulation of relatively unlikely, but wonderful occurrences. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, who was a visitor from the East, was sighted […]

22 Aug
2011
Transportation and Technology: The Steamship

Transportation and Technology: The Steamship

‘Abdu’l-Bahá undertook His travels West just after the turn of the century. This was a time marked by significant changes in the worlds of transportation and technology. Through advances in technology and in the processes of production, a diverse means […]