- Abdu’l-Baha was the eldest son of Baha’u’llah. When Abdu’l-Baha passed away on 28 November 1921, He was eulogized as One who led humanity to the “Way of Truth,” as a “pillar of peace” and the embodiment of “glory and greatness.”
Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.
In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.
In this episode I’m at my home in Los Angeles talking with my dear friend and musician, JB Eckl. JB’s worked on countless musical projects including The Badasht Project which he is widely known for in Baha’i circles. He tells me how he ended up in a rock band in Mexico as a teen, why we need music and the arts in everything we do, and why he loves Bob Marley so much. We also talk about dieting, guitar solos, how the arts can translate complex ideas, and the importance of empathy. He also shares one of my favorite songs at the end, so hit play and listen in the conversation!
To find out more about JB Eckl and some of the things we covered in this podcast, check out the following links:
- Check out JB Eckl’s website: www.jbeckl.com
- Check out JB Eckl’s album Sparks.
- Check out JB Eckl’s band Dig Infinity.
- JB talks about the conference of Badasht which you can learn more about here.
- Check out the albums from ‘The Badasht Project’ here:
- Read Baha’i Blog’s interview with JB Eckl about The Badasht Project here: Visionaries: An Interview with JB Eckl of Badasht
- JB mentions Eric Dozier, musician and cofounder of The Badasht Project, and who is also featured on Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions: “Unity Prayer” by Eric Dozier.
- JB mentions Rachael Price, lead singer of Lake Street Dive.
- We talk about Nader Saiedi and his books Gate of the Heart and Logos and Civilization. You can also listen to Nader Saiedi’s interview on the Baha’i Blogcast here.
- I mention the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
- JB mentions the book Baha’u’llah and the New Era by J.E. Esslemont.
- JB quotes Rumi: “The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
- JB mentions singer Yosi Mesbah, who was interviewed here on Baha’i Blog as well: Cellar and Sky: An Album by Yosi Mesbah
- At the end of the podcast, JB sings the song ‘New Creation’, which can be found on the album Badasht Vol. III: Visionaries
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Thanks for listening!
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