Birth of Universal Guidance – Writings of Tahirih

 

BIRTH OF UNIVERSAL GUIDANCE

WRITINGS OF TAHIRIH QURRATU’L-AYN

STARR* SAFFA PRODUCTION

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Film: “TAHIRIH DIVINE VOICE” Starring Shanta Surendran, Directed by Starr* Saffa

“Tahirih Divine Voice” is a film about a Woman born in Persia in 1814 who held the Cosmic Christ Spirit and had the Divine Mission of ending the patriarchal cycle of duality and beginning the Cycle of harmony, balance, and Oneness. As She says in Her writing, The Morn of Guidance, the principle of opposition is changed to that of unity. Thus far it has been a 160 plus year process but humanity is fast reaching the  critical mass where Her Prophetic Words permeate the hearts and the Greater Plan of Creation is becoming a reality. The film is in three parts. Enjoy and leave your comment. Living Love, Starr* Saffa (Scriptwriter, Producer, Director).

*Please press on one video at a time.

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfaE_A8u83E]

http://youtu.be/RfaE_A8u83E (click for second part of Tahirih Divine Voice)

Trailer for Starr* Saffa’s film “Tahirih Divine Voice”

 

This is a teaser for the short film “Tahirih Divine Voice” which is about the life and achievements of Tahirih Qurratu’l-Ayn who was a radical religious leader that disrupted the status quo of Persia mid nineteenth century. She was at the forefront of women’s emancipation in the East and impacted the West as well.

                         The Miracle of Tahirih

                 

“Returned Dispensation of Tahirih Qurratu’lAyn” by Starr* Saffa

O QURRATU’L-`AYN !Ye Are The Stars in the Heaven of Understanding

Stretch not Thy hands wide open in the Cause, inasmuch as the people would find themselves in a state of stupor by reason of the Mystery, and I swear by the true Almighty God that there is yet for Thee another turn after this Dispensation.


Poster for the liberating thealogy Dispensation of Harmony of TahirihAnd when the appointed hour hath struck, do Thou, by the leave of God, the All-Wise, reveal from the heights of the Most Lofty and Mystic Mount a faint, an infinitesimal glimmer of Thy impenetrable Mystery, that they who have recognized the radiance of the Sinaic Splendour may faint away and die as they catch a lightning glimpse of the fierce and crimson Light that envelops Thy Revelation. And God is, in very truth, Thine unfailing Protector.

 

Selections from the Writings of the Báb, pp. 53-54

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* Please note: Betty Butler’s  Podcast Review of Tahirih Thealogy and the Tahirih Path Advices: http://starrsaffa.com/reviews.htm

 

STANDINGWOMEN VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

“When the wisdom of the Grandmothers is heard, the world will heal.” –Native American Prophecy

“This is the great Net of Light that will hold the earth at the times of change that are now upon you. The energies of yin and yang are shifting, and you are needed to do this work.”

The Great Council of the Grandmothers

The Grandmothers say, “The time is now and women must lead. It can be no other way.” (They represent the birthing principle as Mothers of the World – one of harmony and balance). They are calling us to come forward and step into our power. Perhaps they are also calling you. All, women and men alike, are welcome to this work.

 

Nawruziyyih – The Tahirih Cycle

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Nawruziyyih – The Female Cosmic Spring Time for Humanity

by Andrew Carter

Tahirih- Portal to new Universal Cycle & Source, presented by Starr* Saffa

Selection from Tahirih’s Poems

 

Birth of Universal Guidance

The Breeze of Guidance commanded the breath of life to begin

The Universe has been illuminated, every horizon, every Being

No more sits the sheikh in the seat of hypocrisy

No more is the mosque a business selling holiness

The epiglottis is cut from the throat

Silencing the pretentious sheikhs and their deception

The world is set free from superstitions and vain imaginings

Humankind set free from confusion and misconceptions

With the Power of Equality injustice becomes evaporated

And with intuition and knowledge ignorance destroyed

The carpet of justice is spread everywhere

The seeds of love and friendship scattered throughout

The false verdicts eradicated from all horizons

And concepts of opposition and separation changed to that of unity.


Poem of Tahereh Qurratu’l-Ayn  1840

from the Book of Poems of Fatemeh Zarin Taj – Tahirih Qurratu’l-Ayn

Edited by Dr. Sam Vaseghi and Dr. Soheila Vaseghi

Published by the Iranian Burnt Books Foundation

World Archives of Iranian Exile Literature

Translated from Farsi to English June 2009

 

Video: Birth of Universal Guidance



 

Hi Andrew

You do bring interesting truth to the discussion table.I love your comparison of Francisco Goya being seen as the last of the Old Masters and the First of the Modern and as you write:


“I see the Writings of the Bab as the last scriptures of the Abrahamic cycle and the scriptures of Tahira (reason and intuition) as the first scriptures of the new cycle:”


Then you go on to say:


“…the Tahira scriptures of reason and intuition are written in the heart (not in books) so the controversy of the Azali-Baha’i religions is redundant. Neither of these men submitted themselves to the guidance of Tahira (otherwise they would not have attempted to continue the old religion under the guise of Babism or Baha’ism).”


Starr*: Exactly!, Tahirih’s teachings and Her thousands of treaties permeated the world because they are the WORD from God for this Age where Universal Prophethood is the new paradigm. It is therefore, as you say, beating in the hearts.

I was reading on line that Tahira wrote thousands of treaties, many of which were locked away in Baha’i headquarters in Iran; yet believers knew nothing of them till recently. In spite of the attempt to marginalize Her Brilliant Spirit, Her Voice rings out again today.

Here’s to Tahira’s Dream for humanity, entitled “Birth of Universal Guidance” further unfolding into the New Cycle.

Living Love, Starr*


 

York Crucifixion and Tahirih: Female Cosmic Christ

              Madonna Crucifixion

‘The York Crucifixion’, is a Happy Dagger Theatre presentation, supported by The City of Perth. It is showing at The Rechabites’ Hall, Northbridge until 23rd March. Shows at 7.30, late shows Friday and Saturday at 9.30 pm. 

The other day the phone rang with the information that some one was doing a play here in Perth about the crucifixion of a Female Jesus/Madonna with a similar theme of the title of my book: “Tahirih: Female Cosmic Christ Spirit of the Age” which has been advertised in Perth through TV, Radio, Newspapers, and Book Launch Flyers (1st and 2nd Editions).   

The play is entitled “The York Crucifixion” which features Renee McIntosh as a semi-naked Jesus on the cross persecuted by soldiers. The local clergy has reacted negatively to the idea that a woman could play the part of Jesus in a lead up to Easter. The Director, Andrew Hale, says the play is about examining ‘love and sacrifice’ yet the clergy reject the right of the Arts to examine these themes if they use religious icons such as Jesus. Some community members ridicule the Government for contributing $28,000. towards the production. 

The thing that gets me about this negative reaction by the churches is that they have been out of balance by portraying God and the Messengers with male pronouns throughout the patriarchal Abrahamic cycle with no consideration of the Divine Female Counterparts. Obviously this has made religion out of balance by focusing on the male gender and marginalizing the ‘other half’ of Divinity.   So at the end of the day I have to congratulate Happy Dagger for coming out in an effort to rebalance society and giving the churches a chance to show their bigotry in clinging to outworn models of duality and their obvious rejection of harmony, balance, and Wholeness.  

My first publisher, who is a devoted Catholic, said that he saw no reason why Christ could not return as a Female. I am so encouraged by his calibre of thought.  

Starr* Saffa 

DIVINE COUNTER –PARTS: Tahirih & The Bab; Kosmic Balance Album by Starr* Saffa

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 The Bab and Tahirih    (Twin Manifestations)      Jesus and Mary  

 

In today’s thinking we are finding that ideas of duality are giving way to concepts of wholeness, especially as we are in the ending echoes of the patriarchal cycle and birthing the new one of Balance. Of course to bring about Balance the female aspect of wholeness needs to be supported and emphasised as an equal component of that Oneness. 

Perhaps this is why the truth of Mary Magdalene being an equal Counterpart of Jesus has surfaced. Indeed, it is the reason that the truth of Tahirih being a twin Messiah to that of the Bab is now being brought to light also. They were the dawn breakers of the new Paradigm of Balance who made their claims as the returned Christ Spirit in the 1844 period so as to prepare humanity for the Shift we are now experiencing.

  Here is a link to an album which has two songs which support this transformation. 

Kosmic Balance Album: http://tinyurl.com/2×92nt

Some Tahirih Thealogy Advices by Starr* Saffa

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                                 Sacred Symbol of Tahirih

Tahirih Advices For Humanity    
   

Tahirih’s life (Iran, 1844) was devoted to upraising all who dwell on earth. Her essence is living within us today and therefore it behoo0btn-starr.jpgves us to create our own Thealogy around Her example and teachings through our own experiential gnosis. As an example I share some of the works that I and others are beginning to develop. May Tahirih Thealogy encourage and empower others to do likewise. 

Starr* Saffa, Modern Day Tahirih, 2007

 

Some Advices to Consider 

Advices for a more harmonious civilization

First of all know that the Angels, Divas, Masters, Guides, and Helpers that reside in the unseen world are waiting to rush forth to aid you at all times in your endeavours in living in a Civilization that mirrors Heaven on earth.

 

 

*The first Advice is to know and love Yourself, for as you know and love Yourself you will know and love God/ess.  

*Honour that each person has their own gnosis and knowing of God, for you are all part of the Whole and what is Truth for one may not be Truth for another.  

 

*If thou choosest to bring another into the world of Being it is incumbent upon you to want that being and be prepared to love that being from the innermost parts of your heart, to ensure the education, and financial care for that child. When this intent and ability are in place it is required that two or more of you spend three weeks meditating and calling a Spirit that is needed in the civilization before bringing the physical elements of being together. In this way the talents that come to the world will be needed and wanted. The population quota must not be overstepped for each community.

 

*No longer will it be meet and seemly to farm animals or eat sentient flesh of any description. Rather each person should be supplied with enough land to grow their own raw vegetables, fruits, and herbs and fragrant flowers.

*If a dispute arises among yourselves, whether it be in the family, city, nation, or globally, the problem is to be fed into the Problem Solver (RicHter Post Computer Machine, Tahirih Thealogy page 245) , upon which facts are agreed upon, as all knowledge is everywhere at the same time and therefore can produce the best solution and all involved must strive to abide by that solution.

 

*Use the power of magnetic attraction for powering your needs, rather than technologies of force that rape and pollute the Mother Earth.

 

*Strive to use the power of living love in all thoughts, words, deeds, and relationships, for as you love, so shall your powers be.

“Tahirih – Uniting East and West ” by Starr* Saffa

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Unite East and West through Tahirih’s Life and Teachings, by Starr* Saffa

In Persia Tahirih is renowned for her mystical poetry, for championing women’s emancipation by unveiling in a misogynistic climate, and of course the Baha’i Faith claims it’s beginning in Babism which Tahirih on one level breathed into being, although they have for all practical purposes downplayed Her true status. My book “Tahirih Thealogy” reveals her messianic status which has been obscured and concealed by patriarchy and those who appropriated Her figure. Tahirih is unique in history and people may want to know why and what her unique station means to the people of today.This amazing modern Goddess/Messianic Player, whose Figure operates on many levels, appeared on earth to open the portal for humanity’s reconnection with the Infinite Consciousness, to inaugurate a new Universal Cycle, and establish the full emancipation of women.

The Sun has risen in the East and reached the Hearts of many in the West, which has the potential to go full circle back to the lands from which She came. Humanity’s progress during the past 160 years has unfolded since she breathed this Spirit into the world.

Tahirih appeared at the very time that religions throughout the world were expecting the Promised One, the 12th Imam, The Saoshyant, the Mahidi, return of Christ, etc who had been foretold in their Holy Books.

She announced at the Conference of Badasht (a three month Conference) in Iran in 1848, that the door on the past religious dispensations was now closed, and that the Gate for the new day had now dawned. At the same time She said that the Shari’a Law would no longer be applicable in that people must now practice the “Secret Key”.

The Secret Key, as was known by the Shaykhi Mystical Esoteric School is that ‘Intuitive Knowledge’ is the highest Truth. Along with the teaching of the Secret Key, Tahirih advocated the use of rational proofs as a balance. Thus it is evident that in this day of humanity’s maturity people are virtually their own prophets – and religion beyond religion will allow what has been to modernize in a way that gives power to the people. Footnote number #1

Because of these teachings and the abrogation of past dispensations Tahirih was persecuted and, like Mary Magdalene, denounced by the clerics as unchaste when of course such rumors were contrived and held no validity. As such the Bab, who Tahirih animated, who was also known as the 12th Imam that had been in occultation gave the title of “Tahirih” or “Pure One” to Her. Before this time the title of “Qurratu’l-Ayn” was bestowed upon her by Kazim-i-Rashti, head of the mystical Shaykhi school of thought. She was known as the Point of Divine Knowledge (Primal Point) and thus Her followers were called Qurratiya. (see footnote # 2)

In actual fact Tahirih was born with the name of Fatimih Zarrin Taj (Crown of Gold) Baraghani and she was known in Iran and Iraq as the return of Fatima (Mother Creating Principle). Fatima has been called the mother of her father (Prophet Muhammad) because of this station. See other discussions below in footnote number #3.

There were over twenty-thousand martyrs who gave their lives for upholding Tahirih and the Bab’s teachings, and eventually Tahirih was martyred Herself. As I mentioned before Her voice is with us again today to assist in the transition to a balanced civilization.

Tahirih is unique for many reasons. Imagine a woman in a climate where women were kept uneducated and had no political voice arising unveiled as a main religious Leader to proclaim the end of one cycle and the beginning of another attracting men and women followers from Iran, Iraq and the surrounds. Imagine a woman proclaiming the full emancipation of women in such a climate.

Footnote Number 1
“The assembly of Badasht was the culmination of Qurrat al-‘Ayn’s Bábí career. Convinced of her own mission and free from family ties, she was more than ever determined to press home to the Bábí audience of her vision of religious independence and political revolt… she removed her veil in the middle of her speech to the Badasht gathering… One Isfahani zealot cut his own throat. Unrepenting, Qurrat al-‘Ayn proclaimed to the gathering: “…Today all religious obligations are abrogated… ” (Resurrection and Renewal, by Abbas Amanat, Cornell University Press, U.S.A., 1989, pages 324 – 326, ISBN: 0-8014-2098-9)

Footnote Number 2
“Holding regular gatherings… she spoke to large audiences from behind a curtain. In the inner quarters she also held classes for women. Her personality, theological knowledge, and mastery of Arabic impressed Arabs and Persians alike… The Qurratiya, as her followers came to be known in Iraq, were successful in transmitting her message to the Shi’ite public beyond Karbala, thus causing excitement… and anxiety for the Shaykhi and Usuli leaders alike… (Her) debate was based on Shaykhi ideas, but with a distinct messianic overtone… The fact that she had her own views contradictory to the Islamic law and legal injunctions, combined with the fact that she adopted certain ascetic practices like devotional prayers, and eschewing meat and cooked food, underscores her independent religious stance. Clearly, her commitment to the Báb provided her with a framework… The surviving examples of Qurrat al-Ayn’s works from this period testify to her skill in making use of the Qur’an and hadith for arguing the theme of progressive revelations… ” (Resurrection and Renewal, by Abbas Amanat, Cornell University Press, U.S.A., 1989, pages 300 – 303, ISBN: 0-8014-2098-9)

—- Footnote number 3 (various discussions re station of Fatima) Cont. of Badi’s review: Todd Laswson’s article: “The Most Learned of the Shi’a: The Authority of the Feminine and Fatima” (Oxford university Press – 2001) says that in a Babi context Fatima has a high cosmogonic status. Starr uses Lawson’s findings as substantial evidence to suggest that Tahirih, who was known as the return of Fatima, should then, also, be known to have messianic status.

Starr*: Basically Fatima was often referred to as the mother of Muhammad even though she was his daughter (because of her being part of the creating principle [esoteric understanding]).

Muhammad explained to the people that Fatima represents part of him (the female principle of Prophethood). There is always the male and female aspects of the Word being made flesh through the various levels of existence. Distinguished women, past and present: Fatima is Fatima This is a part of a lecture at the University of Toronto for CIRA 2001, April 2001 By: Massoume Price

“Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad that he created the universe for him and because of him. He later told him that Muhammad himself was created because of Ali and at the end proclaimed that both and all was created because of Fatima.(Hadith Ghodsi). http://www.iranchamber.com/podium/culture/020915_fatima_fatima.php

FATIMA (THE DAUGHTER OF THE PROPHET):

Jab Kabhi Ghairat-e-Insaan Ka Sawaal Aata Hai
Bint-e-Zehra Terey Pardey Ka Khayaal Aata Hai
Fatima bint Muhammad is one of the four noblest women in Islamic teachings. This is not just because she is the daughter of the Prophet of Islam or the wife of Imam Ali or the mother of Hasan and Hussain. These relationships are significant in themselves, but Fatima is important to the Muslims in her own right. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is seen as the perfect model of the values and teachings that were revealed in the holy Qur’an. He was the Last Prophet and the Qur’an was the Final Revelation: no prophet or scripture is to be sent after him. However, the Prophet was a man and so he could not be a complete role model for half of the humanity; therefore, there was a need for a perfect female model of Qur’anic values and teachings. And that role model for women was Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet. This is how Fatima is part of the Prophet; she completes the female dimension of the Prophet’s function as a complete role model for humanity.

That is why the Prophet of Islam described Fatima as follows: “The leader of all the ladies of Paradise.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, vol. 4, p.819.)

“Fatima is a part of me, and he who makes her angry, makes me angry.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, vol. 5, p. 61.)

According to the holy Qur’an (33:33) she is among the infallibles ones in Islam. This status of infallibility comes with being a part of the Prophetic mission: he is the perfect role model for the men whereas she is the perfect role model for women. http://www.ezsoftech.com/akram/women.asp

*Today Tahirih is both (representing balance of the individual) – Her figure operates on many levels including revelatory Maid of Heaven and the creating principle.

She ended the past paradigm, opened the Portal to Source for humankind, and began a Cycle of harmony where the indivuidual is a co-creator. No longer must the individual have to go through the Manifestation to reach Source.

Tahirih and the Surah of Joseph by Starr* Saffa

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Ya Tahirih-Qurratu’l-Ayn !

Tahirih and the Surah of Joseph

Recently someone on line had a dream about Tahirih and a man with a torn shirt of many colours. The dream reminded me of Tahirih and the Story of Joseph so I thought I’d write up something that indicates the relationship of Tahirih and the Story of Joseph , especially in that She is the One who knew the WORDS that the Bab would pen in relation to the Story of Joseph years before any one else did. The very Words that would prove he was the one that was being sought after as the return of the twelfth Imam. This is why she says “I am the Word the Promised  One utters”.

Basically in the story of Joseph, the half brothers of Joseph were jealous of him because he had prophetic dreams and his father loved him so and had even given him a coat of many colours. In one of his prophetic dreams he told of a time when the brothers would bow down and worship him. In their jealousy they threw him into a shallow pit or well. The half brothers took him out of the pit and sold Joseph into slavery. They bloodied Joseph’s coat and told the father Joseph was killed, which caused the father to be grief stricken.

Through his life Joseph continued to have dreams which ended up giving him position with the King as the Kings dream-interpreter. Thus the King named him as Governor. Joseph’s interpretation of the King’s dreams saved the region as they were able to store enough corn to see the region through a seven year season of famine. In the end the brothers bowed down to Joseph, not knowing who he was, and showed that they had changed into people of integrity, therefore, Joseph saved their lives and reunited the family.

How does this story relate to Tahirih? She was the one who had the prophetic dreams and was recognized by the Bab as the “Mirror of the Word of God on Earth”. This caused great jealousy among two brothers of the Babi community or family, namely Subh-i Azal, and Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri (later known as Bahá’u’lláh) who started sects of the Babi religion. Both completely ignored Tahirih and personally did not name her in any of their own works. This left their movements without the Spirit. In fact Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri even penned tablets where the Maiden of Heaven or Spirit cried in anguish because She could find no sincerity among them.

We are now at a period of time where Tahirih’s Divine and Prophetic Voice is rising again to usher people into the Shift of the Ages, giving people a chance to regain their integrity before there is a complete draught of the Spirit. Surely, like Joseph of a coat of many colours, Tahirih will embrace the progeny of those who went astray and bring the various hues of humanity into a united family under Her Banner once they show their hearts have been purified. Thus the bloodied torn coat of humanity will have been mended and melded together producing a beautiful multicoloured fabric.

*There’s another mystery regarding the dream the person on line had about Tahirih yet to be revealed.

Birth of Universal Guidance

The Breeze of Guidance commanded the breath of life to begin

The Universe has been illuminated, every horizon, every Being

No more sits the sheikh in the seat of hypocrisy

No more is the mosque a business selling holiness

The epiglottis is cut from the throat

Silencing the pretentious sheikhs and their deception

The world is set free from superstitions and vain imaginings

Humankind set free from confusion and misconceptions

With the Power of Equality injustice becomes evaporated

And with intuition and knowledge ignorance destroyed

The carpet of justice is spread everywhere

The seeds of love and friendship scattered throughout

The false verdicts eradicated from all horizons

And concepts of opposition and separation changed to that of unity.

Poem of Tahereh Qurratu’l-Ayn  1838 – 1840

from the Book of Poems of Fatemeh Zarin Taj – Tahirih Qurratu’l-Ayn

Edited by Dr. Sam Vaseghi and Dr. Soheila Vaseghi

Published by the Iranian Burnt Books Foundation

World Archives of Iranian Exile Literature

Translated from Farsi to English 2009

Tahirih, Cosmic Spirit of the Age

Tahirih, Cosmic Spirit of the Age

Selection from the poems of Tahirih

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