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The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys through Creative Arts Exploration

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Duration
8 weeks
Weekly Study
4-6 HOURS
Dates
Aug 25-Oct 19
Register By
September 1, 2022

The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys through Creative Arts Exploration focuses on studying Bahá’u’lláh’s The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys through creative arts expressions such as drawing, writing, photography, crafts, music, and/or dance: both for those with background in the arts and for those with interest in but little or no experience in this approach. The Seven Valleys focuses on spiritual development and transformation, while The Four Valleys also focuses on the process of spiritual development, but from the perspective of four different approaches to this process: “They that seek to ascend to the heaven of mystic wayfaring are of four kinds only.” Also Included are short articles and videos presenting similar concepts found in diverse cultures.


Each week, the learner will be responsible for reviewing readings and videos and then creating artwork inspired by ideas and images presented, through the process of artistic exploration, rather than through intellectual or academic discussion. At the end of the course participants will be asked to create an artwork or activity that summarizes what they have learned and how this may be applied to other individuals and groups.

Read The Seven Valleys online (link goes to Bahá’í Reference Library)

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Margaret (Peggy) Caton, PhD, PsyD
Ethnomusicologist

My interest in music has led me to pursue different fields of study, through instrumental performance, ethnomusicology, music therapy, movement therapy, psychology, and shamanic practice. This began with focusing on music in and of itself, as a form of creative and aesthetic expression. Over time I became more aware of... See Faculty Bio

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