Close Connections: The Bridge Between Spiritual and Physical Reality

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Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2005 - Religion - 305 pages
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Examines the bonds between physical and spiritual reality and their implications for science, offering insight into the theological and philosophical relevance of the interplay between both worlds as they are understood through authoritative Baha'i texts.
 

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Contents

The Value of Physical Existence for Essentially Spiritual Beings
1
The Mystery of the Hidden Treasure
17
The Manifestation as Intermediary
33
The Manifestation as AllKnowing Physician
47
The Genesis Myth
65
Evolution as Divine Process
87
The Great Chain of Being
109
How Small Is That Quark?
125
Some Proofs of the Soul
169
Some Distinctions between Mind and Soul
201
Mind and Will
217
The Daily Miracle
233
The Brain as Intermediary for the Soul
241
The Longing to Cross Over
267
Notes
277
Bibliography
287

How Big Was That Bang?
139
The Genesis of Self
153

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