Coronation On Carmel (ePub)

The Story of the Shrine of the Bab Volume II: 1922-1963
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This thrilling saga conveys the drama, excitement and challenges associated with the completion of the Shrine of the B?b.' Dr Janet Khan Continuing the thrilling story of the Shrine of the B?b, this volume covers the building of the superstructure of the 'Queen of Carmel'. A drama opens on Mount Carmel in Haifa in the Holy Land in 1922. The new head of the Bah?'? Faith, Shoghi Effendi, begins the project to complete the Shrine of the B?b by building a domed superstructure. Aged only 24, he is faced with an almost impossible task. He has nowhere near enough money, no competent assistants, no building experience. Undaunted by the challenge, Shoghi Effendi toils towards his goal through decades of upheaval and opposition. As time moves on, he gathers support from the growing Bah?'? community worldwide, and particularly from his wife, who becomes his tireless collaborator; an eminent Canadian architect; an Italian nobleman; a selfless donor; a Haifa construction engineer; a can-do American project manager he nicknames 'Hercules'; and an Arab called 'The Man with the Golden Touch'. This is an inspiring, thrilling story that also includes the only woman known to have held the reins of a world religion, a member of European royalty whose pilgrimage is thwarted, and a pioneer female photographer. In 1953 Shoghi Effendi unveils to the world the golden-domed Shrine of the B?b on Mount Carmel, set amidst gardens of a mystical charm. He names the Shrine 'Queen of Carmel'. This true story follows Journey to a Mountain (1850-1921), the pulsating description of the transfer of the sacred remains of the B?b from Persia to the Holy Land, and their interment in the Shrine built by 'Abdu'l-Bah?. The third volume spanning 1963-2001, the first detailed account of the transformation of Mount Carmel into a breathtaking vision of garden terraces is also available. More information can be found on the author's website www.michaelvday.com
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