Visiting 'Abdu'l-Baha

Visiting 'Abdu'l-Baha : Volume 1: The West Discovers the Master, 1897-1911

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Among those who visit 'Akká, some have made great forward strides. Lightless candles, they were set alight; withered, they began to bloom; dead, they were recalled to life and went home with tidings of great joy. 'Abdu'l-Bahá

. . .each pilgrim brings back information and suggestions of a most precious character, and it is the privilege of all the friends to share in the spiritual results of these visits. Shoghi Effendi

This two-volume series on pilgrims who visited 'Abdu'l-Bahá in the Holy Land may be seen as a companion to 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Their Midst, about 'Abdu'l-Bahá's three-year journey (1910-1913) to Egypt, Europe and North America. The present volume covers the time from 1897 until the Master's departure on His journey to the West, while the second volume begins with His return to Haifa at the end of 1913 and covers the time until His passing in 1921.

Virtually all pilgrims and many other visitors wrote down what 'Abdu'l-Bahá said, including many of His talks, both formal and informal. Their accounts provide a great wealth of stories that help illustrate who 'Abdu'l-Bahá was in the context of history and how he taught and interacted with others. Most of these accounts come from personal diaries and letters initially written in longhand, though many were later typed. They are to be considered 'pilgrims' notes', but are a fascinating and moving testimony to how 'Abdu'l-Bahá affected and transformed those He met, described in their own words.


Mírzá Habíbu'lláh Afnán

Alma Albertson

Arthur and Mary Agnew

Wellesca (Aseyeh) Allen-Dyar

Anne Apperson

Azíz'u'lláh Azízí

Laura Barney

May Bolles

Edith and Joseph de Bons

Thomas Breakwell

Isabella Brittingham

William Jennings Bryan

Madame De Canavarro

Thornton Chase

Stanwood Cobb

Helen Ellis Cole

Ella Cooper

Josephine Cowles de Lagnel

Grace Crockett

Charlotte, Louise and Eleanor Dixon

Arthur and Elizabeth Dodge

William and Wendell Dodge

Hipployte Dreyfus

Sarah Farmer

Frank Frank

Lua and Edward Getsinger

Ellen Goin

Ella Goodall

Helen Goodall

Julia Grundy

Anton Haddad

Mary Hanford Ford

Joseph and Pauline Hannen

Hooper Harris

Phoebe Hearst

Helen Hillyer

Emogene Hoagg

Anna Hoar

William Hoar

Herbert Hopper

Marion Jack

Edith Jackson

Florence and Ali-Kuli Khan

Yúnís Khán

Ibrahim Kheiralla

The Knobloch sisters

Edward and Carrie Kinney

Mary Lucas

May and Sutherland Maxwell

Howard and Mary MacNutt

Edith and Marie-Louise McKay

Susan Moody

Harlan Ober

Agnes Parsons

Julia Pearson

Margaret Peeke

Frances Phelps

Myron Phelps

Mason Remey

Ethel Rosenberg

Sigurd Russell

Edith Sanderson

Mary Scaramucci

Carl Scheffler

Sydney Sprague

Jean Stannard

Ethel Stefana Stevens

Howard Struven

Juliet Thompson

Harriet Thornburgh

Maryam Thornburgh-Cropper

Emma Tronvé

Corinne and Arna True

Robert Turner

Valíyu'lláh Varqá

Louise Waite

Jane Whyte

Roy and Laurie Wilhelm

George and Rosa Winterburn

Maria Wilson

Edwin Woodcock
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17.27mm | 467.2g
  • George Ronald
  • Welwyn, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0853986177
  • 9780853986171
  • 1,436,008