By Dr. Leland Jensen


Depiction of St. Brendan and his monks.

Source: Pearl River Ancient Order of Hibernians

The concept of the return of Jesus and the City of Gold which is to be in America wasn’t first visualized by Joseph Smith, but goes all the way back in history.

The Voyage of St. Brendan

One of the most popular books in Europe prior to and at the time of Columbus was called The Voyage of St. Brendan. In that book, Irish monks have a vision of a maiden who describes the United States to them as a great land across the Western Sea, divided in half by a mighty river (the Mississippi). She then gives the prophecy that the second coming of Jesus is to be in the US.

This book was very popular, and its graphic imagery and prophecy prompted both Columbus and the Danish Vikings before him (who were in search of Valhalla) to travel to America. The Voyage of St. Brendan was written around 600 AD! In his book, St. Brendan describes his voyage, giving very specific details about sea-lanes and routes. By reading this book, Columbus had all the necessary information on how to get to America.

For Instance, Christopher Columbus from information based upon known and provable facts drew conclusions which led him unerringly across the vast ocean to the unknown continent of America. (116)

Columbus came to America looking for the return of Jesus which he knew, according to prophecy, had to be in America. Columbus was a very religious man and he believed that he was fulfilling prophecy by coming to America. Columbus wrote his Book of Prophecy, which he gave to the Queen and King of Spain in order to get money for his voyage. Upon entering the Gulf of Pariah and seeing the fresh water there, he proclaimed that he had discovered the paradise of Adam and Eve, where he believed he would find Jesus and the heavenly temple and the City of Gold (New Jerusalem), and usher in the 1000 years of peace.

Before Columbus, the Vikings came to America looking for about the same thing. Where did this information come from, which St. Brendan, the Vikings, and Columbus used to come to America?

The Dans

The name Dan, in Hebrew, means Judge. When Jacob blessed his sons, he blessed Dan to be the judge and to be the intellectual.

Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way….” (117)

The serpent is the symbol of the intellect. As such, the Dans had a very important role to play in the plan of God. In 721 BC, Shalmaneser V, King of Assyria [who conquered the ten tribes of Israel], did carry away Israel into Assyria and put them in Halah and in Habor and the cities of the Medes, (118) which are modern-day Iraq and Iran. The Dans, who were the intellectuals, were too smart to remain in captivity and be absorbed into the culture of their pagan captors.

After leaving Assyrian captivity, they inhabited for some time the land just west of the Black Sea. Then we find the rivers “Dn iester, and the Don.” Then, in either ancient or later geography, we find these way marks. Dn-aau, the Dann-inn, the Dan-aster, the Dan-dari, the Dan-ez, and the Don, the Dan and the U-don; the Eri-don, down to the Danes. “Danmark” means “Dan’s Mark.”

In Genesis 49:17 Jacob, foretelling what should befall each of the tribes, says: “Dan shall be a serpent by the way.” Another translation of the original Hebrew is “Dan shall be a serpent’s trail.” It is a significant fact that the tribe of Dan named every place they went after their father, Dan. (119)

This was like a serpent’s trail. The Dans left Assyria and went westward and northward into Europe. On their way, they left their name “Dan” all the way along. That is, they migrated up the Dan-ube.

The Dans were Great Civilizers

When the Dans arrived in that peninsula in the North Sea now called Denmark (Dan’s mark), they brought their civilization and religion with them. They civilized the peoples around them and ruled over them for a long time. All civilizations are the result of the Revelations of God brought by the various Manifestations.

When Shalmaneser V conquered the ten tribes of Israel in 721 BC and brought the northern tribe of Dan to Assyria, the northern tribe of Dan was in the most northern part of Israel, bordering on Syria. The southern tribe of Dan was in the southern part of Israel, bordering on Judah. This southern tribe of Dan was living on the seacoast of the Mediterranean. They took to their boats and sailed away, ending up in Ireland.

When Assyria captured Israel, these Danites struck out in their ships and sailed west through the Mediterranean and north to Ireland. Just before his death, Moses prophesied of Dan: “Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan” (Deut. 33:22). Along the shores of the Mediterranean they left their trail in “Den,” “Don,” and “Din.”

Irish annals and history show that the new settlers of Ireland, at just this time, were the “Tuatha de Danaans,” which means, translated, “Tribe of Dan.” Sometimes the same appears simply as “Tuathe de,” meaning the “people of God.” And in Ireland we find they left these “way marks:” Dans-Laugh, Dan-Sower, Dun-dalk, Dun-drum, Don-egal Bay, Don-egal City, Dun-gloe, Din-gle, Dunsmor (meaning “more Dans”). Moreover, the name Dunn in the Irish language means the same as Dan in the Hebrew: judge. (120)

The symbol for the tribe of Dan is the serpent and it represents the intellect.

…the crowned serpent, has been adopted as a magical symbol of wisdom, for the true wisdom requires that man should have insight into the spiritual world. (121)

The Dans brought their religion and civilization to the Irish. When they arrived, they found a mixture of beliefs among the Irish. They found that the religion of primitive Ireland was nature worship, and after a time it included the religion of some of the Mediterranean civilizations. For example, the Phoenicians, near Tyre and Sidon, brought the religion of Enoch, or Adam. Enoch was the establisher of Adam’s religion.

Adam was a Universal Manifestation of God (the other two Universal Manifestations were Jesus and Baha'u'llah). (122) Enoch brought Adam’s teachings around the world. Enoch was the architect for the Great Pyramid of Giza, and for the pyramids in Central America. The Hopis are waiting for the return of Enoch, who they say will have the cornerstone of the Fire Clan tablet. The main teaching of Adam was the One True Invisible God. This was corrupted by Nimrod and Semiramis who corrupted Adam’s Revelation with the trinity that crept into many of the world’s religions, such as Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. It caused the ten tribes to separate from Judah after the corruption of Solomon, who bowed down to Ashtoreth (Semiramis) and Milcom (Nimrod). (123) The religion of Adam was not only monotheistic, it contributed to the development of agriculture, animal husbandry, language, and astronomy. The Arthurian legends and Stonehenge are rooted in Enoch’s religion.

However, not long after the corruption of Enoch’s, or Adam’s, religion – a corruption that had been spread by the Phoenicians who were trinitarians – the Irish also became corrupted by the trinity. This corruption was not at all like the monotheistic religion of Enoch. It was a religion with a pantheon of gods rooted in a trinity, with the head being Dagon the fish god. The attire Dagon wore is the same as the Pope wears today. After the Dans arrived in Ireland, they fought and taught against this crap of the trinity.

Later when St. Patrick, a Roman Catholic, came to Ireland wearing the garb of Satan, or Dagon, he showed how the three-leaf clover had three parts but was one leaf. Thus, he reintroduced the pagan trinitarian religion that had crept into Christianity. He drove the snakes out of Ireland when he drove the Dans (who were given the intellect that was symbolized by the snake) out of Ireland. They moved to Scotland and then finally to England where they civilized the English. This left the Irish without using their intellects, and they became Roman Catholic, with the exception of a few of them. Therefore, St. Brendan (Bran-Dan), an Irish monk, while studying the history of Ireland and the Dans, came to the knowledge of the City of Gold across the Western Sea, divided in half by a mighty river (the Mississippi). He had a vision of a maiden who gave him the prophecy of the second coming of Jesus in America. Columbus then made a voyage to America to search for the City of Gold, expecting to find the return of Jesus there, as St. Brendan had written in his book.

Columbus and His Book of Prophecy

Columbus read the book of St. Brendan, and it had maps, graphics, and directions to come to America, so when he sailed from Spain he knew exactly where he was going. Thus, Columbus came to America looking for the return of Jesus and the City of Gold. He knew according to prophecy it had to be in America. Columbus was a very religious man and he believed he was fulfilling prophecy by coming to America. Columbus wrote his Book of Prophecy and gave it to the Queen and King of Spain in order to get money for his third voyage. The Queen was very interested in the City of Gold and wanted Columbus to dig up the streets of gold, and bring the gold back to Spain. Spain at that time was in dire straits for money. They needed the money to build an armada to protect Spain from the English, who were becoming the masters of the sea. Upon entering the Gulf of Pariah, when he saw the fresh water there, Columbus proclaimed that he had discovered the Paradise of Adam and Eve, where he believed he would find Jesus and the heavenly temple and the City of Gold, New Jerusalem, and usher in 1000 years of Peace. But neither St. Brendan nor Columbus were able to find the City of Gold or the return of Jesus, due to their pagan beliefs in the trinity, with Jesus being God incarnate.

The Vikings

The Vikings, being of the Dans and the originators of the prophecies of the New World across the Sea, were privy to this information, as they were knowledgeable in the Revelation of Moses. The civilization of Moses was a microcosm of the macrocosm. That is, Moses’ microcosm was for a specific people, the twelve tribes of Israel, whereas Baha'u'llah’s system is for the entire world. They, the Vikings, rejected Christianity because of the trinity – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – as they believed in the One God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. When Solomon and the tribe of Judah bowed down to idols (Ashtoreth and Milcom), the ten tribes separated from Rehoboam, Solomon’s son and successor, because of this trinitarian paganism that Solomon bowed down to. But their (the tribe of Dan’s) religion was full of all kinds of promises, such as a new world coming. Therefore, the Vikings made a number of trips across the sea to find the fulfillment of their promise.

Most of the images we have about the Vikings are misconceptions written by pagan Christians, painting the Vikings as pagan, marauding, raiding Norsemen, worshiping many gods. Nothing could be further from the truth. Their so-called gods such as Odin, were not gods at all, but the history of their ancestors of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Jeroboam, etc. Their great god Odin was none other than Adam. The legends of the Scandinavians were not myths, but prophecies of what is now taking place in this century, having their origin in a pure Revelation from God. Also among them were those who, like Daniel, Isaiah, and other minor prophets, were able to go behind the veil and perceive the plan of God. Thus, they were able to name the players in the scenario of the Baha'i faith.

Valhalla is Baha'u'llah. The ‘V’ and the ‘B’ are interchangeable. Asgard is the world of the gods in Norse legends, but it is also a symbol of New Jerusalem spoken of in the Book of Revelation, “…and the name of the city of my God, the New Jerusalem which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name [Baha'u'llah].” (124) Balder is Shoghi Effendi. Thor, who is redheaded with a red beard, and carries a hammer, is King David, whose lineage is to exist forever. The two Christs, Jesus and Baha'u'llah, are descended from King David. The lineage of the first Christ came to an end with the passing of Jesus, as He didn’t marry and have a son. However, the lineage of David seated on the throne of David is the one that is to last forever (Psalm 89). That is, all of Baha'u'llah’s ancestors all the way back to King David were seated on the throne of David in exile. They were called exilarchs, which means exiled monarchs. This lineage is of this world. Baha'u'llah continued this lineage in His Covenant, where He passed it on to 'Abdu'l-Baha, who then passed it on to his son Mason Remey. Then Mason Remey passed it on to his son, Joseph Pepe Remey, who would pass it on to his son, and then on and on forever. Shoghi Effendi placed 'Abdu'l-Baha’s son at the head, as president, of the first International Baha'i Council, whose constitution would last for half a million years with this genealogy of King David being its presidents. This Council was to go through four stages and become the Universal House of Justice. This plan of God was derailed by the Covenant-breaking Hands when they went against Shoghi Effendi and his plan, establishing in its stead a bogus House of Justice, minus its head (a Headless Monster), doing away with the Davidic lineage that is to last forever. This Davidic lineage is the executive branch, which is an integral (125) part of the Universal House of Justice. This Headless Monster of the “Hands” cannot live any more than you can live without your head.

Hammer, Belt and Gauntlets

Thor and his hammer (gavel) sits at the head of the Universal House of Justice. Thor or Thouros is another form of Zero, which means the seed. When the term seed is used it is referring to the seed of David as the executive, or head, of the Universal House of Justice (a legislative body revealed in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah), which will preside as a democratic monarchy over the entire world when the Kingdom of God on earth is established. Thor, just as Odin, does not represent any one individual in particular, but rather a position a person holds.

In addition to the hammer or gavel that Thor uses to keep the assembly in order, he has a Belt. The Belt is a symbol of the complete body of the Universal House of Justice. The succeeding executives after Shoghi Effendi are not infallible in their decisions. Only when the entire Universal House of Justice with the Davidic lineage as its president makes a decision, does it reflect the Will of God. The entire assembly as stipulated in the provisions of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha is what gives the president seated on David’s throne his strength, just as the belt of Thor gives him the strength needed to wield his mighty hammer.

The gauntlets Thor wears in order to throw and retrieve his hammer are significant as well. They symbolize of the Hands of the Cause of God. The Davidic King can appoint Hands in order to assist him in spreading the faith around the world. These Hands are to be absolutely submissive to the executive branch, and the executive branch needs the Hands to protect the faith and assist him. 'Abdu'l-Baha outlines the duties of the Hands of the Cause of God in his Will and Testament.

My object is to show that the Hands of the Cause of God must be ever watchful and so soon as they find anyone beginning to oppose and protest the Guardian of the Cause of God, cast him out from the congregation of the people of Baha and in no wise accept any excuse from him. (126)

The Hands of Shoghi Effendi, after his passing, were the greatest opponents of Shoghi Effendi. They took over and prevented the Baha'is from turning to Shoghi Effendi’s successor, the first International Baha'i Council, which was the Universal House of Justice in embryo, to which all must turn. They then dismantled it entirely and substituted a freak in the place of Shoghi Effendi’s successor, which is to be abhorred because it eliminated the executive branch of Baha'u'llah’s Universal House of Justice. In addition, it did away with the lineage of David that was to last forever, and was to succeed Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha, and which Shoghi Effendi had placed as the president, which is a hereditary position. 'Abdu'l-Baha’s son was to function as the head of the embryonic International Baha'i Council that was to go through four stages and become the Universal House of Justice with 'Abdu'l-Baha’s son, or his son’s son, and so on, as its president.

O friends! The Hands of the Cause of God must be nominated and appointed by the Guardian of the Cause of God. All must be under his shadow and obey his command. Should any, within or without the company of the Hands of the Cause of God disobey and seek division, the wrath of God and His vengeance will be upon him, for he will have caused a breach in the true Faith of God.…

This body of the Hands of the Cause of God is under the direction of the Guardian of the Cause of God. (127)

Loki and His Children

LOKI is the troublemaker. Historical Loki was Nimrod, who was the son of Cush, who was the son of the cursed son of Noah named Ham. Noah had three sons with him on the Ark: Shem, the beloved son, who was given the robe of Adam (that is, he was to continue in authority the line of Adam); Japheth; and Ham, the cursed son. Upon leaving the Ark, Ham stole the robe and ran with it. This robe was then given to Ham’s son Cush, who gave it to his son Nimrod. Noah divided the Middle East into three parts. The northern part was given to Japheth, which was Siberia, stretching west to Russia. The southern portion was given to Ham, which consisted of the land south of the Mediterranean. Shem had all the land in between, that is, the Middle East all the way to the Straits of Gibraltar, including all of Europe, but not Russia.

After the flood, the animals were increasing in number faster than man was. They had sharp teeth and sharp claws, and they could run faster than man could. They caught men, tore them apart, and ate them, until it looked like man would cease to exist. Nimrod was a giant, maybe eight or nine feet tall. In a cartouche, he is pictured tearing the horns off a bull and putting them on his own head. Then he is shown tearing a lion apart with his bare hands. He is the centaur of mythology, that is, he was the first man to ride the horse. He did two great things. He started decimating the animals that were harmful, and he gathered the people into cities. His wife Semiramis, who was from a family of masons, built walls around the cities and built towers so they could look out over the walls to see if it was safe to go out and forage for food. Nimrod tamed the leopard to accompany him on his hunts for animals, just as people use dogs for this purpose today. This is how Nimrod got his name. The Babylonian name for leopard was “nimr.” “Rod” means “to subdue.” Nimrod also trained other men into hunting parties, and they built cities all over the Middle East, all the way to the Straits of Gibraltar.

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Out of that land went forth Ashur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah: the same is a great city. (128)

Thus, Nimrod was a great benefactor to the people. Also, Nimrod was a very great teacher of the religion of Adam, having the people obey the laws of Adam. Thus, a great new spiritual civilization was established, replacing the civilization of the Adamites who were drowned in the flood for becoming corrupt. Nimrod had taken over the territories of Japheth and Shem, bringing them all into his empire.

The people of Nimrod’s empire loved and eulogized Nimrod as the greatest person ever, to the point of worship, but they had some problems. They said, “Nimrod, we love you dearly but we have several concerns,” one being that the Laws of Adam were strict, and they wanted more freedom. In addition, it was very difficult for them to worship an Invisible God that they had never seen. Nimrod obliged them by doing away with the religion of Adam and His Laws, returning them back to their paganism, the worship of the sun, moon, and stars. Nimrod proclaimed that he was Saturn and his father Cush was Jupiter. This is where we get the word Satan, from “Saturn.”

The prophet Isaiah refers to Nimrod as Lucifer.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (129)

Thus, Loki was Nimrod of history. However, the so-called legends of the Vikings were not legends but prophecies that are now being fulfilled. First, Rex King was declared to be Satan by 'Abdu'l-Baha’s son, for going against him. Rex thought he could set himself up above Baha'u'llah and make his throne in the hereafter, above that of Baha'u'llah’s.

Next was Balyuzi in conjunction with the female god, known in Norse prophecies as Hel. She is the queen of the ninth religion, Baha'i.

Loki had three children from an ogress from Jotunheim called Angrbode. that were even more terrible than himself. [The first monstrous son was Baha'u'llah’s brother Mirza Yahya who was an opponent of Baha'u'llah. The second monstrous son was Muhammad Ali who was the opponent of 'Abdu'l-Baha.] Yet a third time Angrbode gave birth, on this occasion to a female child whom Odin cast down into the Underworld to become queen of Hel. She was given the name of Hel and made absolute ruler over many peoples of the nine worlds [the Baha'i faith] who came into her power. (130)

The Third Child of Loki: "Hel"

Just how did the “Hands” get control of the Baha'i faith? You know it just didn’t happen by itself! No way, no how! According to reason, and according to the Holy writings, the Hands were not to become reactivated and take control after they had ceased to be Hands. When your spirit leaves your body, your physical hands cease to be active, and they don’t become reactivated. They die along with the rest of the body. The same was true for the Hands of Shoghi Effendi after he passed away.

When you die, your hands also cease to be active. They no longer do things for you after you’re dead. The very same thing is true in the Baha'i faith. The Hands are appointed by, and under the direction of, a living guardian only.

O friends! The Hands of the Cause of God must be nominated and appointed by the Guardian of the Cause of God. All must be under his shadow and obey his command…. This body of the Hands is under the direction of the [living] Guardian of the Cause of God…. (131)

When the guardian dies and is no longer the living guardian, he can no longer continually activate and control his Hands, just like when you die, you will not be able to activate and control your hands. Just like your hands, on your death, cease to function, so do the Hands of the guardian cease to function as Hands. (132)

Shoghi Effendi appointed the Hands, and in his last letter he called the Hands the chief stewards, and indeed they were the chief stewards during his lifetime, but when he died those that had been Shoghi’s Hands, ceased to be Hands, and thus ceased to be chief stewards. That is, the Hands were only “chief stewards” during the lifetime of Shoghi Effendi. Nothing that Shoghi Effendi wrote or instituted could in any way be construed to mean that the chief stewards were to succeed Shoghi Effendi, for that would be in violation of the Will and Testament, and certainly Shoghi in no way could be in violation of the Will.

So then, just how did the Hands come to life and take control? The Baha'i world should have been cognizant of what was going on, however, they were asleep. Thus, an evil force came and did all of this. This force didn’t come to save the faith as they put forth, but to continue their positions as Hands in the faith.

This evil force had to be very astute and subtle. It had to be in a position to orchestrate with cunning a scheme using deceit, artifice, and stratagem. Nefarious violations such as the one stated above have always occurred at the very top. With Jesus, it was Judas, the most zealous apostle. With Baha'u'llah, it was His own brother Mirza Yahya. With 'Abdu'l-Baha, it was also his brother, Muhammad Ali. Just who could this person be that put the Hands in authority? Certainly, it couldn’t be Ruhiyyih Khanum! Wasn’t she the wife of the Beloved Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, and didn’t he give her the spiritual name “Ruhiyyih Khanum,” which means “spirit-like lady?” She was so highly revered and eulogized that to even suggest she could be that evil force would be sacrilegious. If you thought for even a minute that I was in the least way inferring that she would do such a thing, you would immediately tear up this book and refuse to hear anything more that I have to say. Therefore, it is out of the question to even consider her but, since she was in a very strategic position, we must peruse this possibility if we are to identify the real culprit. She was the only one present at the passing of Shoghi Effendi. She was a Hand, and she was Shoghi Effendi’s liaison officer to the first International Baha'i Council, which was both the Universal House of Justice in its first stage, and the successor to Shoghi Effendi. Ruhiyyih was very well aware that this was Shoghi Effendi’s successor.

After she found Shoghi Effendi dead in his room while they were in London, she, as his liaison officer, sent a cable to Leroy Ioas, the secretary of the IBC in Haifa, stating that Shoghi Effendi was sick with the Asiatic flu. She requested that Leroy send cablegrams to all National Spiritual Assemblies asking for prayers from the believers for Shoghi Effendi’s recovery. As Shoghi Effendi’s liaison officer, it was assumed that Shoghi was having her request this for him. That is why she said he was only sick, because she was no longer Shoghi’s liaison officer, as he was dead. She was also no longer a Hand, as Shoghi was already dead. She then had a rendezvous with the Persian Hand Balyuzi, who was living in London. It was he who had all the other Persian Hands declare “Bada” in a secret conclave. Bada means God has broken His Covenant. After talking with Balyuzi, Ruhiyyih sent another message to the secretary of the IBC/UHJ, stating that Shoghi was dead, and requesting that the IBC (the authoritative successor to Shoghi Effendi) send cablegrams to all National Spiritual Assemblies, requesting them to inform all Local Spiritual Assemblies of his death, and to direct the believers to turn to the “Hands” (“cling institution Hands”). (133) She did this as the liaison officer, continuing her status in that position although it was now known that Shoghi was dead. The reason she sent this message to the secretary of the IBC/UHJ is that she knew that the IBC, being the embryonic UHJ, was the authoritative body that was to succeed Shoghi Effendi, to which all the Baha'is should turn after his passing. As the IBC was the authoritative body, by having the cablegram state that the Baha'i World should turn to the Hands (a non-authoritative body) instead of the IBC (the authoritative body), through use of this artifice and stratagem, she was having the IBC relinquish its authority and give it to the Hands, which is in violation of the Covenant and the Will and Testament. The IBC is the infallible Universal House of Justice in its first stage. The Hands are only servants of the guardian, and they have no authority of their own. Without a guardian they don’t even exist, much less act as an authoritative figure.

The next day Ruhiyyih Khanum sent another cablegram from London, but this time it was not to the secretary of the IBC. By-passing the IBC, she sent it directly from herself to all the National Spiritual Assemblies, to inform the mass of the Baha'is that the “Hands” would assemble and decide what to do next (“meeting Hands shortly Haifa will make announcement to Baha'i world regarding future plans”). Here she was setting up the “Handsa non-authoritative body that ceased to exist and function as Hands after the passing of Shoghi Effendi – to become an authoritative body in place of the genuine authoritative body, the IBC/UHJ.

This brought 18 of the 27 “Hands” to London. Mason, coming from America, arrived last. After burying Shoghi Effendi in London, they went to Haifa. There she had the “Hands” make a thorough search of Shoghi’s things to see if he had left a will. This was in order to have the “Hands,” as well as all the Baha'is, believe that this was the method in which a guardian was supposed to appoint his successor, although the Will and Testament states that the guardian must appoint his successor during his lifetime – not in a will, as this is only read after his passing. This was to derail the believers from looking for someone to be his successor, which Shoghi had already appointed, which he did in 1951 when he set up the first International Baha'i Council and sent out a cablegram announcing its formation. He appointed 'Abdu'l-Baha’s adopted son to be the president, putting the Davidic lineage, seated on the throne of David that is to last forever, as the executive branch of the IBC/UHJ. Because the executive branch (guardianship) is a hereditary, not an elected position, the president/guardian of the IBC remains the president/guardian when it becomes the UHJ, as the guardian is the head, or president, of the UHJ for life, and then he is succeeded by his son.

Shoghi Effendi was to be succeeded by his son that was not a biological son, which was the IBC/UHJ. Shoghi Effendi was appointed Guardian of the Cause of God by 'Abdu'l-Baha, to replace the Covenant-breaker Muhammad Ali, who was a male descendant of King David who was supposed to sit upon the throne of King David, succeeding 'Abdu'l-Baha who was seated on the throne of David. However, Shoghi Effendi was not a male descendant of King David. He descended from David through his mother who was 'Abdu'l-Baha’s daughter. The Davidic Kingship is passed down through the male line. Because Shoghi Effendi was a descendant through the female line, through his mother, he could not, nor could his son if he had one, be seated as the president of the Universal House of Justice. Therefore, when he set up his successor, the IBC/UHJ, he appointed 'Abdu'l-Baha’s son Mason Remey to be the head of that body. As the guardian is the head of the Universal House of Justice, therefore the head of the House of Justice is the guardian.

And now, concerning the House of Justice which God hath ordained as the source of all good and freed from all error…. By this body all the difficult problems are to be resolved and the Guardian of the Cause of God is its sacred head and the distinguished member for life of that body. (134)

When the so-called “Hands” finished their search and found no will, Ruhiyyih Khanum informed them that he also had no son. The idea was to convince them that the guardianship had ended. In order for her scheme to work, it was imperative for her to get rid of the guardianship. Had she brought her plan to the authoritative body, the IBC, which was set up by Shoghi to succeed him, no way, no how, would the IBC go along with this, mainly because the president of that body was 'Abdu'l-Baha’s son, the Guardian of the Cause of God, and he certainly would not allow someone to do away with the guardianship. Therefore, she bypassed what was the authoritative body and Shoghi Effendi’s successor, and went to the “Hands” – a non-authoritative group that ceased to exist as Hands with the passing of Shoghi – having them become the decisive authority in the Baha'i faith in place of the God-given IBC/UHJ. Their first decision was to get rid of the hereditary guardianship, which was the executive branch. The executive branch is an integral part of the IBC/UHJ. Without the integral part of the executive branch, there is no Universal House of Justice. What the Covenant-breaking Hands established on Mount Carmel is a Headless Monster.

Ruhiyyih Khanum was the Arch Covenant-breaker in this scenario but she would not have been able to accomplish this by herself. She had a partner in this crime. Right after she discovered that Shoghi Effendi was dead, she had a rendezvous with the Persian “Hand” Balyuzi, who was living in London. It was he who had all the other Persian “Hands” go along with her scheme to take over the control of the faith, as she did not speak Persian or Arabic, the languages of nearly half the other “Hands” who did not speak English. The two of them were instrumental in getting the “Hands” to meet in a secret conclave to take up the matter of the guardianship. After the first meeting, the other “Hands” were concerned about the guardianship, and they dispersed to pray and meditate. That night the Persian “Hands” and the Western “Hands” were separated, with the Persian “Hands” staying the night at Bahji and the Western “Hands” leaving for the Western pilgrim house in Haifa. The next day when the “Hands” met again in secret conclave, Hasan Balyuzi, native to Persia, had it all set up for the Persian “Hands” to declare the guardianship ended. Right after the prayers were said, Balyuzi arose and said “Bada,” meaning, “God has broken His Covenant” (making God a Covenant-breaker). Since God didn’t give Shoghi Effendi a son, the guardianship had come to an end. He said no more, then sat down, at which point the next Persian “Hand” sitting alongside him arose, and recited the same formula. This followed with each of the Persian “Hands” reciting “Bada.” After they had finished, Ruhiyyih Khanum was the next in line, and she said she was certain Shoghi Effendi did not have a son, so Bada, the guardianship had come to an end. This was followed by the Western “Hands” all reciting the same formula.

Thus, Ruhiyyih Khanum perfectly fulfilled the role of the third child of Loki – a female who was named Hel – with Balyuzi fulfilling the role of Loki. Ruhiyyih Khanum, also known as Ruhiyyih Rabbani, didn’t just take advantage of the situation of her husband’s death, she created it. That is, she didn’t make up a plan as she went along. It was very well worked out before Shoghi Effendi died.

Odin and Frigg’s second son was Balder, a person of very good report indeed. He stood out even among the AEsir. He was the fairest of the Gods [unique], (135) so fair-haired and pale-skinned that a power of light beamed from him. Everyone loved Balder and he himself loved all things, small and large, beautiful and ugly. He lived in Breidablik, the broad gleaming Palace with his wife Nanna. (136)

Balder represents Shoghi Effendi, the unique and first Guardian of the Baha'i faith. The light beaming from him is his spirituality and infallibility in setting up his administration and carrying out 'Abdu'l-Baha’s Divine Plan. He was called “The Beloved Guardian.”

Even though Balder (Shoghi Effendi) was so loving and full of light, Odin became aware of his son's demise. Odin also knew this was to be the first in a series of events that would lead to Ragnarok, or the doom of the gods, which is the great global catastrophe spoken of in all the world’s religions.

There are a lot of mysteries surrounding the death of Shoghi Effendi that have never been brought to light. First of all, Ruhiyyih Khanum lied when she sent out a message saying Shoghi Effendi was sick with the Asiatic flu, because it turns out, Shoghi Effendi was already dead. Knowing he was already dead, she waited to tell people, and instead she sent the message saying he was sick. She did not call his doctor in to sign the death certificate. Evidently, this would have raised too many questions, as he would have then had a coroner’s inquest to determine the cause of death. Shoghi Effendi was not that sick. Rather than calling in Shoghi Effendi’s doctor, she arranged for Dr. Adelbert Muhlschlegel to sign the death certificate. He didn’t know the condition of Shoghi Effendi, as he was not the attending physician. He was also a Baha'i and would accept Ruhiyyih Khanum’s story without checking it out, which is extremely bad practice. As a result, we don’t know how Shoghi Effendi actually died. We only know that Ruhiyyih Khanum was the last person to see him alive, and we also know she had an ulterior motive. She was like Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab, who led the ten tribes of Israel astray. They went and served Baal and worshiped him, (137) whereas Ruhiyyih has the Covenant-breaking Baha'is worship a Headless Monster.

Wife of Shoghi Effendi and Hand of the Cause Ruhiyyih Khanum, (Mary Sutherland Maxwell) (1910-2000)

Source: The Bab History Blog

Ruhiyyih was not that fond of Shoghi Effendi because he was the guardian and she was a spoiled brat, being an only child with well-to-do parents. She lived in luxury, but when she married Shoghi Effendi, everything changed. Shoghi was very frugal. Being the administrator of the guardian’s fund that Shoghi knew came from people’s donations, some of whom were poor, he was very careful not to spend money carelessly or wrongly. As a result, Ruhiyyih found herself in a lifestyle not to her liking. She saw Shoghi as a tightwad, or miser. She hated being deprived of the lifestyle she was bought up in. She knew Shoghi was not really like that, but he was like that because he was the guardian, and he was a responsible person. Therefore, Ruhiyyih Khanum set out to forever destroy the guardianship, an essential feature of the Universal House of Justice. First she had the “Hands” set up a conclave of “Hands” to have the guardianship ended. In the conclave, the harebrained excuse they used to do away with the guardianship was “Bada,” that God had changed his mind. They decided that since God didn’t give Shoghi a son, the guardianship had come to an end. Ruhiyyih knew that the first International Baha'i Council was the successor to Shoghi Effendi, as she sent out her first announcements that Shoghi was sick, and then the one saying he was dead, as evidenced by the fact that she sent out both of her announcements about Shoghi Effendi's sickness, and then his death, through the IBC. After that, she bypassed Shoghi’s son (the first International Baha'i Council), and went to a non-authoritative and unauthorized body of “Hands” (not found anywhere in the Baha'i Writings), to make a decision to have the guardianship ended. Therefore, because they were an unauthentic body of “Hands,” their decisions must be ignored and, by all means, their decisions must not be followed. Nevertheless, their decisions were followed. Her motive becomes clear in light of her attempt to destroy thousands of succeeding guardians for the next half a million years.

She had another problem. There was a guardian who was the president of the first International Baha'i Council that was to become a World Court in 1963, and later would become a Universal House of Justice with the guardian at its head. She couldn’t let this happen, so she had the “Hands” dismantle the first International Baha'i Council that Shoghi Effendi had set up by appointing the members including the head, and which was to become a World Court in 1963. In place of the true one that Shoghi Effendi had appointed, she had them set up a bogus Universal House of Justice without its head. Thus, going against Shoghi Effendi, she chopped off the head, as if she had a chopping block or guillotine. Then she was happy as she lived on in a lifestyle of affluence like the one she had before she married Shoghi Effendi. (When I was a boy, I saved my pennies so that when we visited the temple in Wilmette, I could donate money to the Baha'i fund. I went without in order to do this.)

Hand of the Cause, Hasan Balyuzi (1908-1980)

Source: Find A Grave

Death of Balyuzi

All those who break the Covenant suffer terrible deaths. 'Abdu'l-Baha writes in the Will and Testament:

Were he to incline a hair’s breadth to the right or to the left, his deviation would be established and his utter nothingness made manifest. And now ye are witnessing how the wrath of God hath from all sides afflicted him and how he is speeding towards destruction. Ere long will ye behold him and his associates, outwardly and inwardly, condemned to utter ruin. (138)

Hasan Balyuzi suffered terrible guilt and remorse for his violation and his part in instigating the Persian Hands to declare Bada, that God had broken His Covenant. Below, as seen by the eyes of his son, is the terrible demise that he sank into prior to his death in 1980. Tormented by guilt and self-incrimination, he was “punished” (as his son put it) “by illness of the body and near mental breakdown” until his gruesome end.

I can still recall vividly that day of November 1957 when, as a child of thirteen, I stood on the graveside as Shoghi Effendi’s coffin was lowered into the ground. In that charged moment I can remember looking up at my father [Hasan Balyuzi] and marking how rigid and motionless he stood, his face almost devoid of expression. When he came to speak the final prayer, the one of Baha'u'llah’s which begins “Glory be to Thee, O God, for Thy manifestation of love to Mankind!” he did so almost in monotone, his voice sounding to me drained of emotion. I could not properly understand then, but believe now, in the knowledge of all that happened after, that at that moment his heart was broken. The depth of his grieving was such that he was in a state of profound shock in which his feelings were numbed so that emotion could find little outlet.

For six years after that he kept going, borne along by the force of events during a time of great crisis and momentous decisions, when the duties imposed upon him by his station as a Hand of the Cause had to be met. But after the culminating events of this period, the election of the first Universal House of Justice and the Baha'i World Congress in London in 1963, the increasingly fragile prop of physical health finally collapsed and he [Balyuzi] plunged into a dark and despairing retreat punished by illness of the body and near mental breakdown.

In her memorial article Mrs. Hoffman has written of how his mind was filled with the “foreboding of guilt for his wasted days and abdication of his responsibilities as a Hand.” (139)

Balyuzi must have felt like Judas after he betrayed Christ for thirty pieces of silver, but unlike Judas, who hung himself in despair, Balyuzi feared death. He was afraid that when he closed his eyes for the last time to this world, and opened them to the next world, he would realize the great punishment that awaited him, for he had committed the most great sin which is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit – he knew the truth and went against it –which is not forgiven in this world or the next. Christ on the cross said, “Father, please forgive them for they know not what they do.” He didn’t include Judas in this, for Judas knew what he did.

Note from what Balyuzi’s son said above, after “the election of the first Universal House of Justice… the increasingly fragile prop of physical health finally collapsed and he [Balyuzi] plunged into a dark and despairing retreat punished by illness of the body and near mental breakdown.” Balyuzi knew that House of Justice was not the Baha'i House of Justice, but a Headless Monster that he and Ruhiyyih had created.

This conspiracy of Ruhiyyih and Hasan M. Balyuzi resulted in the “Hands” becoming the deciding body of the faith in place of the IBC/UHJ after the passing of Shoghi Effendi. This resulted in the guardianship being declared ended and the Baha'is becoming oppressed, with the threat of expulsion for even discussing the matter among themselves, much less searching independently for the truth. What is wrong with all of this? On the very last page of the Will and Testament, 'Abdu'l-Baha states:

To none is given the right to put forth his own opinion or express his particular convictions. All must seek guidance and turn unto the Center of the Cause [Shoghi Effendi] and the House of Justice [IBC/UHJ]. And he that turneth unto whatsoever else is indeed in grievous error. (140)

What Ruhiyyih did was to have the whole Baha'i world turn to “something else” other than the IBC/UHJ that Shoghi Effendi had set up to be his successor, thus she was in “grievous error.” She is the only one who could possibly do this because during Shoghi Effendi’s lifetime she was, after him, the highest one on the totem pole, so-to-speak, and she was eulogized to such a degree as to make her free from suspicion. No one else could do this and get away with it. Ruhiyyih was not a simple person, nor was she an ignoramus. She was not to be suspect. She was the only one in such a position, and so respected, and she was knowledgeable and very precise. She knew exactly what she was doing. She knew that the IBC/UHJ was the successor to her husband, and she knew why Mason was part of the Holy Family. She sat on one side of Shoghi at the dinner table, and Mason sat in the seat of honor on his other side. She knew that Mason was the president (head) of the IBC/UHJ and the succeeding guardian. She knew she had the skill to pull off the coup of the century, and she knew she could get away with it, for she knew she was beyond suspicion, and thus the only one that could pull this off. Therefore, she, being HEL of the Scandinavian prophecies, became the Arch covenant-breaker, leading the entire Baha'i community into HELL.