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Andrew Carter is a member of the Naqshbandi Sufi Meditation Circle which recognizes the Revelation of Tahirih and the Bab. He has created this painting entitled “Cantara” which in Arabic means ‘bridge’.

Andrew provides the following explanation:

“From this shore of the world to that shore of the Divine, the Bab is the bridge, and from that shore of the Divine to this shore of the world, Tahirih is the bridge; those who become of one heart and mind with Tahirih and the Bab themselves become a part of the bridge linking both shores.”



  1. tahirihstarr said,

    22/02/2008 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you Andrew for your lovely contribution to this Weblog. It will help readers understand the interactive pariety between Tahirih and the Bab and their joint mission of opening a new Universal Cycle of Universal Prophethood.

  2. Andrew said,

    25/02/2008 at 7:43 pm

    Thank you, Starr, for the opportunity to contribute to your spiritual mission.

    Many people have told me that they see the image of a chalice in this painting. This reflects the symbolism of light triumphant over darkness, a stream of light that nourishes life and love. The feminine reaches down to touch the masculine as the masculine reaches up to touch the feminine. Our masculine and feminine energies meet at the center, the chalice of the heart (the harmonizer).

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