June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.
In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic with Rachel Dupras, Ethan Crofts & Ilia Sclearenco who sing “Atom’s Heart” from “The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys” where Baha’u’llah quotes various poets.
This song was filmed and recorded in Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, December 2017.
Lyrics & Quote
Split the atom’s heart, and lo! Within it thou wilt find a sun
Dost thou reckon thyself only a puny form When within thee the universe is folded?
Cleanse thou the rheum from out thine head And breathe the breath of God instead.
In thy soul of love build thou a fire And burn all thoughts and words entire.
Baha’u’llah quoting various poets in ‘The Seven Valleys’
Randomly bursting into song is a daily occurrence for Jordan, something which his friends find both hilarious and terrifying, however, for their own survival, they have grown accustomed to acts of randomness. Growing up in both the Czech Republic and Australia, and looking like he’s from neither, Jordan took to creating Youtube videos from a young age, the intention of his content is to make people happy and hopefully spread some positivity juice. He is now studying Media in Melbourne Australia, and singing for his classmates. (he really does not sing that much)
Dear Jordan, your music and photography are both joyful! Keep learning and growing and sharing. From. Audrey Mike, 78 year old (Senior Youth!!) From the coast of North Carolina
Audrey Mike (February 2, 2018 at 2:30 PM)
Absolutely inspiring! Thanks for sharing. Baha’i youth are once again moving the world on the wings of music which radiates spirit. You carry the rest of us along.
Richard Young (February 2, 2018 at 10:46 PM)
Beautiful! Youths on fire for the love of Baha’u’llah.
Criselda R. Figuerres (February 2, 2018 at 12:43 PM)