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From my Unicentric Paradigm<> book:

World of Dreams: This state, wrapped up within each of us and hidden in the 
innermost reality of this world, is the portal to the Archangels (الملائكة 
عَلَّى, ʾal-MalāꞋikaẗ ʿAllaỳ) “between them” (بينهما, bayna-humā), i.e., the 
“Jacobʼs ladder” between the heavens (السموات, ʾal-samawāt) or the next world 
and the earth (الارْض, ʾal-ʾarḍ) or this world. These inner-dimensional, 
interdimensional, and transtemporal healing Beings, such as the Maiden 
(الحوريّة, ʾal-Ḥūriyyaẗ), are sometimes misidentified as strictly 
extraterrestrial. Perhaps they live both on and spirituallly within various 
cosmic spheres. Their omnipresence becomes evident once our physical senses are 
dimmed. “It would be true if thou wert to contend that this same world 
[experienced in dreams] is, as decreed by the All-Glorious and Almighty God, 
within thy proper self and is wrapped up within thee. It would equally be true 
to maintain that thy spirit, having transcended the limitations of sleep and 
having stripped itself of all earthly attachment, hath, by the act of God, been 
made to traverse a realm which lieth hidden in the innermost reality of this 
world. Verily I say, the creation of God embraceth worlds besides this world, 
and creatures apart from these creatures.” (Bahá’u’lláh, “Súriy-i-Vafá” or 
Tablet to Vafá, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed after the 
Kitáb-i-Aqdas<>. Page 187-188.) Dreams are 
real, not the mental idealizations of psychodynamic therapists.
Mark A. Foster, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
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