“Thou shalt LOVE thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.” (Moses, Leviticus 19:18)
Moses was the second of nine Manifestations of God during the last 6000 year cycle of the spiritual evolution of humanity.
“Thou shalt LOVE thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.” (Moses, Leviticus 19:18)
Moses was the second of nine Manifestations of God during the last 6000 year cycle of the spiritual evolution of humanity.
Adam was the first of nine Manifestations of God during the last 6000 year cycle of the spiritual evolution of humanity.
Video series with the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith –www.bahaifireside.org
When ‘Abdu’l-Bahá came to America in 1912 he spoke before congress, met with high-ranking officials and visited followers of all religions. He spoke at churches, groups and societies almost every day of his eight-and-a-half month journey. After these daily meetings, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá would gather with interested parties at one of the believers homes and sit around the fireplace. In this informal atmosphere ‘Abdu’l-Bahá would answer questions and deepen them in the spiritual teachings of the Bahá’í Faith.
Since that time, these “firesides” have developed into a series of classes which offer the seeker a priceless education in religion and the proofs for the Bahá’í Faith – “the waters of life free of price”.
The Seventh Angel – Some Answered Questions, Chapter 11.
Recognized as the greatest teacher of the Baha’i Faith and coronated Knight of Baha’u’llah by Shoghi Effendi for his pioneering and teaching efforts in Africa and America. Dr. Jensen also fulfills biblical, as well as Baha’i prophecies for the seventh angel who would usher in and establish the Kingdom of God that Jesus foretold, Baha’u’llah revealed, ‘Abdu’l-Baha expounded and Shoghi Effendi delineated and formed.
Dr. Jensen wrote dozens of books which contain his explanations and commentaries regarding the Baha’i Faith, the Covenant and the Will and Testament, the Book of Revelation and the Divine Plan of God.
Biography of Neal Chase
(This Document was compiled by the loving friends and in interview with the living Guardian).
Neal Chase is the great grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, third President of the Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah (www.UHJ.net) and current Guardian of the Baha’i Faith seated upon the throne of King David which is to last forever (Psalms 89; Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, page 15).
Background and Education
Neal Chase was born on Candlemas Sunday, January 30, 1966 in Bridgeport Connecticut, home of the Charter Oak. As a child he attended Live Oaks elementary School. Later his family moved to Oak Park, Michigan, in Oakland County, where they lived in Stratford Court near 8 Mile Road on the limit of the city of Detroit. He received his secondary education at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was elected to student government without campaigning, and graduated as President of his class. He attended college for two years at Michigan State University, in East Lansing Michigan, located near the home of Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), where he first came into contact with the Baha’i religious faith in 1985.
In 1987, on March 21, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he helped to establish the Mid-Western Baha’i Center of the United States, giving public talks at the University of Wisconsin, on diverse subjects such as the Harmonic Convergence, the Prophecy of Great Pyramid of Giza, the Book of Revelation as well as holding Baha’i Firesides in his home, and continuing his research and educational work.
After moving to Montana in August of 1990, he lived in the city of Deer Lodge, Montana, continuing research on prophecy fulfillment and publishing his book “Ezekiel’s Temple in Montana”. He later re-entered school in 1995 at the University of Montana, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology on 22 December, 2000 AD, with a minor in History, and a specialization in symbolic systems in Mathematics, of which he also received the Mac Johnson Family Scholarship award for Mathematical Analysis in 1997. He currently holds a Master’s Degree, Master of Science in Psychology, and is working on his doctoral program toward completion of his Ph.D. Thesis.
Religion and Spirituality
As a young boy in Connecticut, Neal Chase, began to be aware of religious and spirituality experiences occurring in every day life. In a recent interview he explained that though he was not able to articulate it then due to his extreme youth, it came in general the form of a supernatural, yet invisible, persistent Presence. This Presence had a definite mind, will and purpose, and though its effects were noticed and observed by all those present during these occasions, the other people would come up with excuses to deny its existence, or to explain away it effects as mundane coincidences. He explains:
“This Presence or Entity, was attempting to communicate, not just to myself, but apparently to everyone – it had a definite message to communicate to all the world of humanity, and was continually and persistently trying to make itself known. However, these attempts would wax and wane, like the Moon and the Tides, depending upon the amount of love or light in the room. It would appear to withdraw during episodes of negativity, and in its absence calamity, accidents and catastrophes would occur to greater and lesser degrees.
“The people I was surrounded by at that time were scientific, but avowed atheists, of a purely materialistic foundation. Ethnically my background of my family of origin is Jewish on both my father and my mother’s side. Jewish means descended from the tribe of Judah, that is, the tribe of King David. But as atheists, secular Jews, I was, therefore brought up with no religious indoctrination or belief system of any type, which was a great blessing for myself on this plane, for it provided me with no preconceived ideas whatsoever.
“At any rate, directly experiencing and observing the effects of this phenomenon we have mentioned, helped to create in myself a life-long dedication and desire to both love to know and to come into constant direct contact with this Presence. Later, as I got older, I found that others had reported such events within their own life-times, or had pursued the evocation and invocation of such experiences – and that many of these people came from my own hereditary background as Hebrews from the family and lineage of Abraham, who himself had these types of natural, yet metaphysical, lifelong experiences. For example, Jesus, a descendant of Abraham through King David through his father Joseph (Rom. 1:3, 4 KJV), had similar experiences as this, until finally, un-submerging from the Jordan River – Jordan means ‘the descender’ – he went up onto the Mountain for 40 days and 40 nights, and met with the Devil and Satan.
“Moses likewise went up onto a mountain where it is said he conversed with God while in the presence of bush that burned but which was not consumed. This is actually a species of plant from that area called the ‘gas plant’ — Dictamnus albus Fraxinella — that Moses happened to be standing in front of upon Sinai when he had his experience. This plant secretes an oil from its leaves, which when very hot become gaseous and ignite on fire. Thus the leaves give off a gas that burns with a flame of fire from every individual leaf, yet the species of bush is not consumed at all. It is all very scientific. Likewise Buddha under the bow tree in India, Krishna in the war chariot of Arjuna, Adam in the Garden of Qadman, Muhammad in the Cave of Hira, Zoroaster (of the Magi) at the setting sun, the Bab in a dream, and Baha’u’llah in the Siyah-Chal (the dungeon of the Black Pit), Who describes this presence as the appearance of a Beautiful Maiden, as well as all the other believers such as Galileo, Bruno, John Dee, Newton, Einstein, MLK (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), the Hebrew prophets, Nostradamus, Joseph Smith, Wavoka, Black Elk, etc., all relate similar experiences to greater and lesser degrees.”
Born Again Baha’i
After having reached the age of maturity in his teens, Neal Chase, had a born again experience which resulted in his accepting Jesus and the scriptures of the Bible as authentic, though it obviously contained many mysteries that were unexplained. These would later be explained to him through the methodology of his mentor Dr. Leland Jensen, the last remaining Knight of Baha’u’llah. He explains that though he now recognized and accepted Jesus he was unable to join any Christian church or organized religion. Later he found out about Christianity, like Judaism and Islam, and the other world religions including Baha’i had been hijacked and turned into money making schemes by usurpers called “clergy” for their own aggrandizement and empowerment. In fact when all the promised ones and messengers from God appeared they were one and all opposed by this same “clergy class” of every day and age. The Jewish clergy such as Caiaphas was opposed to Jesus, the Christian clergy was against Muhammad, the Islamic clergy against that of the Bab, the followers of the Bab, like the followers of John the Baptist that were opposed to Jesus, were against Baha’u’llah, the so-called “Baha’is” were against ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and killed his grandson Shoghi Effendi, the first Guardian, and so the ball of corruption continues to roll down throughout the ages.
At the age of 19 while attending Michigan State University, he first learned of the Baha’i Covenant preserved in the School of Dr. Leland Jensen, the last remaining Knight of Baha’u’llah. After a thorough interview he was matriculated into the college — the Bet Midrash of Melchizedec, located in the Rocky Mountain of the United States — where he received an education in religion, free of price.
The Guardian explains that all throughout his life, experiences and education, where God is the Real Teacher, he has always remained on one steady course. That he never actually converted to any other religion or Truth other than that which he had always held and experienced from the beginning – instead it has been a continual process in deepening into the Reality, never being separated from it. That through these many experiences, though he has grown and matured spiritually as an individual, he has always remained the same personality and same individual since birth. He explains that this is not always the case for other people. For example take the famous cases of Paul or Nebuchadnezzar. These people belong to a religion or hold certain views that are different from that which is grounded in the Reality. Therefore when they come into contact with this Light, and it shines penetrating deeply into the core of their being, they undergo a conversionary experience which changes their personality and identity. Thus Saul became Paul. And Nebuchadnezzar lost his mind and ate grass like a cow, it says in Daniel, for 7 years, until his mind returned to him and was restored to the Kingdom under a different identity and different name re-created as wholly different person.
“Now this is different from the regular path of growth and transformation that is predestined for all in stages of maturation from the cradle to the grave, until in the final transformation the spiritual being is released from the mortal coil, as the caterpillar is released from the cocoon as a butterfly. The work in Greek for butterfly is psyche which literally means Soul. The Egyptians wrapped their dead in windings like a cocoon for the symbology of this reason. Thus the ancients had concept of the immortality of the soul as well, living transformed like the winged butterfly in the spirit world which is our real home of magic, love and light, where the Presence of God is absolute. Jesus called this true home the Kingdom of God. Now Baha’u’llah – The Revelation of the Most Great Name – has brought this Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Thus this is heaven on earth.
“The purpose the Davidic Kingship seated upon the throne of King David is so that we can recognize the true Universal House of Justice (www.UHJ.net) of Baha’u’llah from fakes, frauds, and imitations. This is so we can all live inside the shelter of this Spiritual City while our bodies are gathered together here on earth and our hearts dwell within this Kingdom. Those outside of this Kingdom, like those deprived of food and shelter in this world, suffer, are in darkness, and feel the sorrows of remoteness, madness, confusion, existential isolation and are sad.
“Therefore as the doors of this Kingdom are continually open, we call to them and invite them to the Supper of God. However, in that state outside the Kingdom, wars over oil and false religion occur on a daily bases. Rape, murder, injustice, ignorance, poverty, disease and all forms of depravity and illness are inflicted against the people almost on a daily basis. Therefore the people pray to God for relief. And God, being the Source of loving kindness IMMEDIATELY comes to their aid and answers their prayer. He sends them Baha’u’llah, the Prince of Peace and His everlasting Covenant of the Davidic Kingship to Comfort the people and establish this peace on earth from this time forth and for ever more.
“Thus the people pray for peace on earth and God immediately sends them the Prince of Peace, Baha’u’llah with His Covenant of peace. But the people don’t want Baha’u’llah and don’t want His Covenant. So the wars go on and the world remains in this state. This is prophesied to continue until the unimaginable point of unbearability. Then the people will think again and turn unto God. This will only occur after greater and greater levels of escalating catastrophes. Thus World War II was worse than World War I. Vietnam was worse than World War II. This current War, which really started with the 9-11, is worse than all the other wars put together, and is getting worse and worse every day. As it is based upon violence it is unwinnable.
“Only establishing the Covenant of peace will remove these difficulties. This will not be accomplished through war, but through education and understanding. This is the true foundation of this Kingdom. This is why God has sent us the love of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the wisdom and guidance of Baha’u’llah. So that we could us the document of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha to frame our own constitution for the Kingdom of God upon the earth. Everything is possible in this Kingdom. Nothing is possible outside of it. This is why it is written, “Behold I make all things new”.
“As long as we form that Council (of the Universal House of Justice:www.UHJ.net) with the Davidic Kingship as a working loyal, loving and equal co-member of the family of man, we remain under the provisions of the Covenant. If we reject this living person, and deprive or deny him his personal rights, freedoms and inheritance, then we have rejected, denied, and robbed every one of their individual rights, freedoms, and inheritances as well. His inheritance is not the greatest inheritance; it is only the most public, the most visible. Thus it is a “sign from God” (W&T, p. 11). A “sign” that as he is deprived all shall be deprived; as he has received all shall receive.
“Now for me personally, I have not one worldly desire or aim. My whole life demonstrates this for all who know me. Thus I have achieved my goals and received my inheritance of both this world and the next. Can we say that Jesus was deprived and cast out by God because he hung on the cross? Absolutely not! Can we say that Baha’u’llah was deprived of God’s love, Presence and grace, because He was imprisoned and in exile for 40 years? Heavens no! Thus like ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and all the other servants of this Kingdom, I am firm and secure in my inheritance, and as I have received this, so shall all the true believers under the provisions of this everlasting Covenant receive, and in greater bounty, and greater shares than that which I myself have been so generously given in both this world and the next.”
Neal Chase says that the best way to understand his position in society is that of an Exilarch. The Exilarchs are the exiled monarchs of King David. The word Exilarch literally means EXILed monARCH.
The first Exilarch is King Jehoiachin who was the last King to sit on the throne of King David in Jerusalem and the first King to be seated upon the throne of King David in exile, in Babylon. It states in the Bible that Nebuchadnezzar brought the Davidic King and the throne of King David is exile into Babylon with him. Later that one of Nebuchadnezzar’s successors took Jehoiachin out of prison and set him back upon the throne of David and exalted the throne of King David above the throne of the other kings in captivity. From that time foreword the throne-line of King David has continued in exile down to the present day.
The most famous of all the historical Exilarchs of the past is the Exilarch Bostanai. Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha are direct male sperm descendants of King David through Solomon and Exilarch Bostanai through his Persian wife Dara of the throne-line. Neal Chase is also a direct-male sperm descendant of the Exilarch Bostanai through his Persian wife Dara, but from the cadet branch of the family of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha that moved North into Russia out of the country of Persia which is modern day Iran.
The Shiloh Prophecy of Genesis 49:10 sates that the scepter shall depart between the feet and legs of Judah when Shiloh comes (KJV) and when it comes to whom it belongs (RSV). Between the feet and legs of Judah are the reproductive organs. The Shiloh prophecy is therefore the well known prophecy that when the second coming of Christ comes in the Potency of the Everlasting Father seated upon the throne of King David (Is. 9:6-7) He – The Ancient Root – will have physical son – the BRANCH – of which Baha’u’llah had ‘Abdu’l-Baha the Most Great Branch, and then after this Root and Branch, the throne-line shall pass out from between the feet and legs of Judah in fulfillment of this Shiloh Prophecy and thus be continued by adoption – the Grafted Branch (Heb. Tsemach). Thus ‘Abdu’l-Baha writes:
“Consider! The Divine Gardener cuts off the dry or weak branch from the good tree and grafts to it a branch from another tree. He both separates and unites. This is that which His Holiness Christ says: that from all the world they come and enter the Kingdom, and the children of the Kingdom shall be cast out.” (‘Abdu’l-Baha, Master’s Last Tablet to America, cf. Baha’i World Faith, p. 438)
This is what is meant when it states that the Gentiles will inherit the Kingdom. This is through adoption of the throne line. The prophecy further states (see Paul Romans 11 for more) that a natural branch shall then be grafted back in to inherit, when it comes “to whom it belongs”. This Shiloh Prophecy therefore is fulfilled in the throne-line succession directly following Baha’u’llah’s son ‘Abdu’l-Baha.
In fulfillment of Biblical prophecy ‘Abdu’l-Baha adopted an American from the prophesied family of Masons. This American is Charles Mason Remey Aghsan. His father’s family is that of Rear Admiral Remey of which an American battleship is named, and his mother, of the female line, is from the promised family Mason. Thus his middle name is actually the family name of the female line, and he was known to his friends as Mason Remey.
AGHSAN means BRANCH
As ‘Abdu’l-Baha adopted Mason Remey to be his son, Mason Remey not only inherited the throne of King David after his father ‘Abdu’l-Baha, but also the family sur-name of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha entitled “Aghsan”. Aghsan literally means “branches” Ghusn being the singular in Arabic and Persian for one branch. Baha’u’llah referred to all his sons and male descendants as Aghsan – branches. Thus ‘Abdu’l-Baha was called the Most Great Branch. Therefore Mason Remey AGHSAN, is the direct male-line successor to ‘Abdu’l-Baha upon the throne of King David.
An adopted son has all the rights and privileges of a natural son including the kingship. Mason in turn adopted his son Pepe, to succeed him as the only remaining aghsan in all the world. In 1991, Pepe adopted Neal Chase, a natural branch from the same family as that of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha back into the throne-line succession to inherit as his only son both the name of AGHSAN and the legal succession to the throne of King David after him. In the year 2001 AD, on the day of September 21, the Autumnal or Fall Equinox, God fulfilled His promise and brought forth his “servant the BRANCH [Aghsan]” (Zech. 3:8 KJV) and this was the projection of the identity of Neal Chase in this role as the modern day Exilarch seated upon David’s throne into the media, the internet and the court system.
As this kingship is not recognized by the majority of the people who are still unaware of this, the actual implementation of government for the material affairs of all mankind remains impeded; and thus this kingship and the current guardian remains in exile.
Also as the mainstream “Baha’is” led by Ruhiyyih Khanum and the “Hands” have violated the Covenant of Baha’u’llah and broken every single provision of the sacred Will and Testament (W&T) of ‘Abdu’l-Baha which is the Charter of the Kingdom: this kingship remains in exile from the historical Baha’i World Center properties of the Heroic and Formative Age in Haifa Israel as well. Thus it is in exile as an Exilarch. As Ruhiyyih Khanum and the “Hands” have violated the Covenant: They have no executive branch. They are the Covenant-breakers (W&T, p. 15)!!
However, in the place of its exile, the snow-white spot where ‘Abdu’l-Baha designated its Rest in the Rocky Mountains of the United States during his visit in 1912, this fulfills the visions of the Book of Revelation for the New Jerusalem prophecies in the Rocky Mountains. This prophecy has been fully explained in the Book “Ezekiel’s Temple in Montana” by Neal Chase and is depicted upon the map herehttp://www.bupc.org/new-jerusalem.html at www.BUPC.org.
Thus everything is how it should be!
Prophecies, Predications and Press Releases
Though the author of many books, letters, papers and articles of many subjects, Neal Chase has received the most public notoriety for his press release in which he accurately predicted the many future events now all come to pass, pertaining especially to the siege of the city of New York (the 9-11) and the War on Terror with al-Qaeda, and the invasion of Iraq and the killing of Saddam Hussein. These are fully explained atwww.BUPC.org. What is unusual about this controversial subject, is the confirmation of many witnesses to this that themselves are of the mainstream or material perspective, as this article from the Missoula Newspaper demonstrates:
“In an editorial in The Missoulian, editor Mark Matthews, who had conducted several personal interviews with Neal Chase in his home in Missoula years earlier writes in ‘A Time to Weep’, written only days after the 9/11 attacks:
“How could this have happened [the 9-11 attacks]? Some will say it’s the beginning of the Biblical End Times. For a number of years, members of… Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant have predicted that the World Trade Center Towers would be bombed by terrorists.” (The Missoulian, Editorial, September 20, 2001)
A year after the 9/11 attacks The Missoulian newspaper also published a statement from Victor Woods, that Neal Chase had accurately predicted the date of the attacks. (Missoulian article September 16, 2002). The accuracy of this prediction is well known to everyone in Montana that saw or watched Neal Chase on MCAT (Missoula Community Access Television, on his program Baha’i Phone-live that aired from 1992 until 2001” (Michaud, J. Understanding Prophecy Fulfillment)
Thus Mark Matthews a Journal independent of the Baha’i faith documents that for many years Neal Chase, along with Dr. Jensen had predicted the current state of world affairs of the now so-called “War on Terror”, which Neal Chase described as a “World Civil War” as well as the triggering event, the destruction of the Trade Towers.
Still yet come is the expectation of the nuclear attack on the UN Building, and the escalating entanglement with Israel and Iran. Neal Chase accurately predicted over a half a dozen events in what he published as a prophetic time-line, as well as giving the exact dates from the scriptures for the execution of Saddam Hussein, stating that the final attack on the UN Building is to occur after the assassination of Saddam which was fulfilled on Eid al-Adha, several years ago. This prediction can be viewed on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un1q-03RrPU and the Prophecies Press Release and Predictions can be studied here http://www.bupc.org/bupc-press-releases.html atwww.BUPC.org. The Guardian has explained the prophetic significance of the killing of “Mabus” related to the death of “Usama b.” Laden in which the “kill order” was given on April 29, 2011.
Court Cases: Montana and Colorado
After September 21, 2001, Neal Chase has been continually attacked by the Covenant-breaking Baha’is in variety of court cases and venues. Of the collateral damage in these cases is the loss of his two children and the dissolution of his first marriage.
The Covenant-breakers first tried to hijack the second IBC/UHJ that Dr. Leland Jensen had established on January 9, 1991, exactly 40 years after Shoghi Effendi had established the first one in January 9, 1951. Exactly as the Hands and the liaison officer of the first Council Ruhiyyih Khanum had one and all rejected Mason Remey AGHSAN and attempted to hijack away the first IBC/UHJ and set up a headless Monster “UHJ” in its place, remarkably enough, the newly appointed members of the second IBC/UHJ including the second Liaison Officer, also attempting to dissolve the second IBC/UHJ. Neal Chase along with the other loyal members of the Council, active and firm in the Covenant were able to prevent this, and the council remains established since 1991.
Having found themselves removed from the Council by their own nefarious activities, outside the provisions of the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and unsuccessful in their attempt to imitate Ruhiyyih Khanum and the “Hands” – their coalition coup fell apart each going their own separate ways and making different claims. This resulted in the formation of more than one minority factions, none of which in and of itself amounted to either a quorum or majority of the Council.
One notorious faction led by the former Treasurer of the Council, allied itself with another faction led by the former wife of Neal Chase, who had taken away his two children via the American family court system, using religion and his role as the Guardian as pretext, all the while telling the children that their father had been expelled from the Baha’i Faith as Covenant-breaker (that is by her group allied with the group of the Treasurer) and therefore they should shun him and have no contact with him on these religious grounds whatsoever. This joint scheme was first run through the Courts system of the local Colorado Baha’i Council and then up through to the second IBC/UHJ. When it failed there, that is it divided the IBC/UHJ members, these two factions then took the case to the State Courts of both Montana and Colorado: to Montana to destroy the IBC/UHJ, and in Colorado, to separate the children from their father.
However in the interim, these two factions separated themselves from the rest of the community, declared Neal Chase and those with him to be Covenant-breakers, and began to indoctrinate and alienate his own children into this way of thinking as well. It was Mason Remey all over again. Families were destroyed, homes wrecked, by these usurpers who – with no authority from the Will and Testament and text of the Covenant – aggrandized to themselves the switcheroo to declare those who remained firm in the Covenant as violators.
This choice of tactic by his former wife, though reported to the Colorado court as definite “parental alienation” by the Court appointed special advocate, was upheld and enforced against him and his two minor children by the Colorado Family courts. Not knowing what else he could do, not wishing to further disrupt the lives of his children who received threats, and alienation tactics by the other parties after his visits with him, and after a very long and protracted attempt to be able to preserve visitation and relationships with his children, and after going into debt into the amount of tens of thousands of dollars, when asked about this, he said:
“These types of things happen to many people – therefore why should I be spared from these things, when my mission to is to help the people. Jesus was not the only person crucified thousands of years of ago, this was a common occurrence that happened to many people. Another famous example is Spartacus. Examples such as these led to the fall of the Roman Empire. America must transform or fall as well.
“The choice rests its leadership in government, in education, in the media, etc. The Baha’i faith brings justice for all, not justice for one. Therefore Baha’u’llah suffered 40 years of injustice, ‘Abdu’l-Baha 40 years, Dr. Jensen suffered this type of injustice as well, when he had the “stone with seven eyes” before him, and so shall I.
“This is because this faith, the true Baha’i Faith, establishes something the world has never seen before, Justice. Therefore those that promote this learn a lesson in justice through these types of glaring injustices. Many of the people have lost their families and loved ones in these types of violations of the Covenant. Having survived these things many of these people – have seen through the lies, slander and calumny of the enemy, and have seen and felt the real love, and light, and kindness, and perseverance of those true ones under the provisions of the Covenant, and have now come back from the many other groups (who masqueraded as “Baha’i”). These determined souls have found refuge, haven and reunion with their families and loved ones here under the provisions of the Covenant in the true Kingdom, in association and communion with the living Davidic King, an aghsan, the great grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, in exile. It is the love of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and his scared Will and Testament that has drawn them all back, and re-grown the beautiful leaves, flowers and fruit on this blessed tree of the international community of the Covenant.
“This is what ‘Abdu’l-Baha himself has said in his Last Tablet to America, “Behold from all over the world they come and enter the Kingdom, and the children of the Kingdom are cast out!” The real thing is to live the life, this means not hating anybody or anyone form any reason. Jesus said we must love one another. Thus you must love you neighbor, but you don’t have to love the bad things he does to you. I have fullest confidence of God’s wisdom in all things. In the end all the people will come back under the Covenant. They will do this in this life or the next. What choice have they? There is nowhere else to go, but into the Light. Surely they can hide from this for a few short years here in the material world; but in the end, as we live on His earth, and breathe His air, and eat His food, there is nowhere else to go, no other place, haven or refuge. The problem for the people is the type of adjustments they may need to make based upon what they have done. Therefore ours is not to judge or condemn, but to leave them over to God for He is the prayer hearing prayer answering Lord! For example is the prayer or sacred verse “There but for the grace of God go I!” Therefore in cases such as these we must be very cautious to not only remain firm in the Covenant according to the letter, but to the spirit as well. When my other children are mature and are grown into their own, I will see them again, soon enough. This is predestined; if they share these same qualities and attributes we have spoken of here today.”
The attempt to destroy the IBC/UHJ in the Montana Courts bore no fruit for the violators either. In the end, they disbanded and went their own separate ways. All that remains, is the evidence, proofs, bona fides and legal credentials within the court system, for lawyers to see how the succession of the throne-line of King David continues legally from Baha’u’llah, to his son ‘Abdu’l-Baha, to his son Mason, to his son Pepe, and then to his son, Neal Chase, the great-grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha.http://bupc.org/genealogy/genealogy-of-christ.html
Court Cases: United Nations and United States Federal
Begun a little while after, but continued con-currently with the Colorado and Montana cases, began the assault against the UHJ (www.UHJ.net) by the original group or ex-IBC members and their successors the ones that attacked Mason Remey AGHSAN back in 1957-1960. Thus while the ex-menders of the second IBC set up by Dr. Jensen were attacking the Guardian, the ex-members of the first IBC set up by Shoghi Effendi attacked him as well. They first attacked him in the United Nations through World Intellectual and Property Organization, whose international courts are based in Geneva Switzerland. Having no formal background in law whatsoever, he single handedly wrote the legal response to their caviling and claims citing the Will and testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and showing that they were the ones outside the legal provisions of the CHARTER (the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, see Shoghi Effendi, World Order of Baha’u’llah, page 144 for more) and therefore could not be the actual Universal House of Justice that Baha’u’llah revealed, ‘Abdu’l-Baha delineated and Shoghi Effendi constituted on January 9, 1951 that continues on to this day atwww.UHJ.net. They lost the case. Thus Goliath fell to one small stone flung by a descendant of King David. The Guardian therefore won the right for all the Baha’is of the world to teach the faith under the provisions of the Covenant internationally at the United Nations venue. Is it any wonder that the teaching effort has exploded on the scene internationally since that time? Now the majority of people are becoming educated to the meaning and provisions of very single verse of the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha.
Not satisfied with this sudden and devastating defeat, the Covenant-breakers then dragged the dead carcass of their defeat into United States Federal Court in the city of Chicago – forcing the Guardian to come down off the mountain with the other members of the UHJ to be deposed as well as to testify in open court. They lost again.
This episode has been chronicled by the station chief of the United States Mid-West Baha’i Center who attended the proceedings as witness to these historic events. The Covenant-breakers appealed the decision. So this Cause progresses through opposition as it is written: “What man pans for evil God plans for Good so that many people shall be saved”.
Television and Radio. Every Friday night from 1992-2001, Neal Chase, hosted a weekly live call-in talk show on MCAT (Missoula Cable Access Television) called Bahá’í Phone-in Live. The format allowed callers to discuss issues ranging from religion, world events, politics, and special interests. Neal Chase was also invited to be a guest on the Art Bell radio show Coast to Coast AM on March 25, 1993, soon after the first World Trade Center Bombing which he accurately predicted. Neal Chase also appeared on Michael Moore’s TV Nation Episode Five where Dr. Leland Jensen was featured.
Neal Chase has also appeared in many other publications, reviews and literature, some of which focused upon the scientific study of the Baha’i Faith.
“One of the most significant events in the history of the [Baha’i Faith ] BUPC was the recruitment of Neal Chase, a spiritual seeker from Wisconsin who proved to be brilliant at synthesizing Jensen’s teachings [establishing Baha’u’llah] with other prophetic beliefs… By 1990, Jensen, then seventy-six, had turned much of the responsibility for interpreting the scriptures over to Chase.” (Stone, J. R. Expecting Armageddon, p. 271, 272).
Neal Chase is re-married and currently lives in the United States of America in the Rocky mountains with his wife and their two children.
Aside from the large body of his published and unpublished letters, writings, press releases and research materials, some of his most notable publications include:
Ezekiel’s Temple in Montana.
Lazarus the Sick World.
Higher Dimensional Geometry in Mathematical Modeling.
Religion and Spirituality in the Psychology of Personality.
Universal Cycles of Time: 2012 and the Celestial Magi.
Joseph Pepe Remey (February 13, 1922 – April 11, 1994) is the grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, second President of the Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah (www.UHJ.net), and second Guardian of the Baha’i Faith seated upon the throne of King David which is to last forever (Psalms 89; Will and Testament (W&T) of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, page 15).
Joseph (Giuseppe) Pepe, Jr. was born on February 13, 1922 in Newark, New Jersey son of Giuseppe Pepe Sr. and Anna Rayca. Pepe, as he liked to be called, was a teacher by profession, and an avid lover of the arts, music and culture. He was first introduced to the Baha’i faith in the 1950’s when he attended several Baha’i feasts. It was at one of these Baha’i gatherings in Italy that he first met Mason Remey that was to become his adoptive father.
Pepe served Mason loyally as Mason’s son and secretary until his passing in 1974. After the passing of Shoghi Effendi in 1957, Pepe traveled with Mason to the United States in 1960, and then subsequently moved with Mason to Florence, Italy. He was adopted by Mason as his only son and heir in the year 1963. This was filed in the Court of Appeal in Florence, Italy in 1964. Pepe was bequeathed “all things tangible and intangible” in his father Mason’s Last Will and Testament. This entitlement in Mason’s Will was Mason’s final appointment for his successor affectively voiding all previous appointments. Pepe is buried alongside his father Mason in a beautifully sculpted white marble double-vaulted tomb of the Classic Style in the city of Florence, Italy.
Guardianship of the Baha’i Faith
As the only son of Mason Remey, Pepe was the only surviving Aghsan left alive in all the world after the passing of Mason Remey. Though many people urged Pepe to take a firm public stand, regarding his Presidency of the Universal House of Justice (www.UHJ.net), Pepe put himself forward publicly as reluctant to come forward to take an active position, explaining in several letters that it was more important that the true body of believers be raised up, than that the head should come forward without a body.
“It is so much more urgent for the Baha’i Faith today to achieve that UNITY which would permit a spiritually healthy and sound BODY of believers to come into play for what good is a HEAD without a functioning BODY? We have already seen during Mason’s Guardianship how poorly that works.” (Pepe to Dr. Jensen, 24 July 1975)
The Guardianship of the Baha’i Faith is restricted to appointment from the family line of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha only. Others claiming “guardianship outside of that family line, now entitled Aghsan (literally branches) are determined to be outside the provisions of the Covenant, by the criteria given on page 12 of the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha which is the Charter of the Baha’i faith (see “World Order of Baha’u’llah,” p. 144).
Writing and Test
In Pepe’s correspondence with Dr. Leland Jensen, and various believers, Pepe confided his true intent about his own role as the successor of Mason Remey:
“If Mason had been recognized by the masses of believers as both spiritual and administrative head of the Faith then I would naturally have fallen in line as his successor. I have encouraged confused individuals to turn to Donald Harvey (as you pointed out). I have never considered Donald the spiritual successor to Baha’u’llah. (Pepe to Dr. Leland Jensen, 18 January 1994)
“Pepe told me that the one thing that got through to him in all the recent correspondence was that Mason Remey would have liked what (was) presented about him being the Aghsan. Pepe told me that if Mason was an Aghsan, so was he himself, and then naturally all the others could be put aside for the guardianship mentioning Donald Harvey in this light. He said words to the effect that if Mason Remey was an Aghsan, so was he, and therefore he would of course be the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith…he would have no other recourse than to accept his guardianship.” (Transcript of a Phone Conversation of Pepe to a believer, Sept. 4, 1990)
“Mason was confident that in time the masses of Believers would come to the conclusion that they NEEDED and WANTED a Guardian. Had they done so during his lifetime, I should not have objected to being his successor. Mason would have delighted in (the) conclusion regarding the Afnan and Aghsan branches and if it is true that Mason was, in fact, the adopted Aghsan son of `Abdu’l-Baha, and if that fact were to be generally accepted, then I should not be able to refuse being his only possible successor….The fact will always remain that IF THE Baha’i FAITH MUST HAVE A GUARDIAN TO PROGRESS, then ONLY MASON REMEY COULD HAVE FULFILLED THAT ROLE, and Mason Remey intended me as his successor…” (Pepe, 25 July 1991. Personal names omitted for privacy)
“From what Mason told me about Shoghi Effendi’s experience as Guardian and how it affected him…plus what I experienced in the first person regarding what the Guardianship did to Mason, believe me, I wouldn’t wish that role on my worst enemy. Nevertheless, if I were convinced that coming forth and taking a definite stand as Mason Remey’s successor would result in peace and harmony amongst all the Baha’is, I should not hesitate one minute to do so…Mason awaited the day when the masses of Baha’is (now termed sans-guardian Baha’is) would WANT a Guardian. Should the time come when those masses should turn to me, I could NOT refuse to fulfill the role, for not to do so would be a violation of the faith and trust that Mason Remey placed in me…. I am dedicated to that end.” (Pepe, 9 May 1992. Personal names omitted for privacy)
Notability and Contributions
Pepe’s widely recognized contribution to the enduring historical record of the Baha’i Faith concerns his specific efforts and focus on preserving and rehabilitating the good name of his father Mason Remey. His efforts focused on validating that in fact his father Mason was the true Guardian after Shoghi Effendi, as well as the legall’y adopted son, therefore an Aghsan, of ‘Abdu’l-Baha.
Pepe was an expert source and eye witness authority pertaining to the history of the Faith, and the role of his father Mason. Scholars of the Baha’i Faith, have also commented on Pepe’s role in this as well: “letters from Mason Remey and Giuseppe Pepe, are critical to understanding what really happened during the mid-1960 period of Mason’s Guardianship.” (Reed, B. 3/11/2002)
Anyone and everyone that supported Mason as the true Guardian was supported by Pepe of which he contributed a tremendous amount of personal and historical information pertaining to the Baha’i Faith.
Passing and Appointment of Successorship
In continuing the method of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Joseph Pepe adopted and appointed Neal Chase, to be his Aghsan-son and successor to the Guardianship in 1991 in the same manner and style as that in which ‘Abdu’l-Baha legally adopted and appointed Mason Remey. Pepe announced this in his letters sent to the three “sub-Guardians” — “Hands” — who were to “give their assent” (W&T, p. 12) to the one Pepe appointed to be the Guardian, who is his only son and successor. These “Hands” (“sub-Guardians”) followed the same route as the “Hands” of Shoghi Effendi before them who rejected ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son, Mason Remey. Later, just prior to his passing on April 11, 1994, Pepe again finalized his appointment of Neal. Neal Chase is the current living President of the Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah (ww.UHJ.net), the sole remaining Aghsan, seated upon the throne of King David, alive in the world today.
• “The Most Mighty Document” (1979) by Dr. Leland Jensen
Charles Mason Remey (May 15, 1874 – February 4, 1974) is the son of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, first President of the Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah (www.UHJ.net), and 1st Guardian of the Baha’i Faith seated upon the throne of King David which is to last forever (Psalms 89; Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha (W&T), page 15).
“I have adopted you [Charles Mason Remey] as my son [Persian: Aghsan]. You have to appreciate this favor very much indeed. One should see that you are living according to the requirements of this sonship. You should be aware of your responsibilities. My prayers will help you. I always pray for you. ” (‘Abdu’l-Baha to Mason Remey, cf. “The Diaries of Mason Remey”, Folio 2, “A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Reminisces of the Master, 1921”, pp. 127-129. New York Public Library Collection)
The most distinguishing feature of the life of Charles Mason Remey is his staunch and unwavering stance against the glaring Violation of the Covenant-breaking “Hands” of the Baha’i Faith. The atrocities of the Hands-Faith is infamous in its severities, cruelty, and disruption of the lives and families of the people. Knowing full-well that Charles Mason Remey was the legally adopted Aghsan-son of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and the first duly appointed President of the Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah (ww.UHJ.net), these “Hands” led by Ruhiyyih Khanum and Hasan Balyuzi proceeded to hijack the Baha’i World Faith away from the true Universal House of Justice set up by Shoghi Effendi himself on January 9, 1951.
These “Hands” thus mislead millions of people into becoming scattered outside the provisions of the Covenant all throughout the entire globe. Mason Remey alone and unaided, as the adopted son of ‘Abdu’l-Baha stood in clear opposition to their violation, usurpation and atrocities.
Mason to this day remains a beacon of light guiding the people back as a “sign of God” (W&T, p. 11) to the recognize the true Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah (www.UHJ.net) from fakes, frauds and imitations — such as the fraud set up by the “Hands-Faith” in Ridvan of 1963 on Golomb (Golem) Street that has no executive seated upon David’s throne. They have no executive branch! They are the Covenant-breakers! They are in violation of the Covenant on page 15 of the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha!
Mason Remey was a pure, stainless, praiseworthy, and spiritual soul. Mason received nothing but the vehement confirming support of BOTH ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and Shoghi Effendi throughout their entire lifetimes, and respective ministries. The Founders of the Baha’i Faith have only the praises and glad-tidings of the blessings, and confirmations of God for Mason Remey. The slander of the violating “Hands” against Mason Remey, the only surviving son of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, is unfounded, undeserved, and without any merit. The people should free themselves of that slander, and political mudslinging against Mason, which prevents them from recognizing the true Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah (www.UHJ.net). As ‘Abdu’l-Baha has written:
“ALL-PRAISE TO HIM Who, by the Shield of His Covenant, hath guarded the Temple of His Cause from the darts of doubtfulness… through the aid of men whom the SLANDER of the SLANDERER AFFECT NOT, whom no earthly calling, glory and power can turn aside from the Covenant of God and His Testament, established firmly by His clear and manifest words, writ and revealed by His All-Glorious Pen and recorded in the Preserved Tablet.” (W&T, p. 3)
Birth and Early Religious Life
Charles Mason Remey, known to his friends as Mason, was born in Burlington, Iowa, on May 15, 1874. Mason was the eldest son of Rear Admiral George Collier Remey and Mary Josephine Mason Remey, the daughter of Charles Mason, the first Chief Justice of Iowa. One of his ancestors, John Howland, came to America as a pilgrim aboard the Mayflower.
Charles Mason Remey’s parents raised him in the Episcopal Church. Remey was introduced to the Baha’i Faith in 1899 by May Ellis Bolles, the future mother of Ruhiyyih Khanum, while in Paris, France. Mason immediately accepted Baha’u’llah as the second coming of Christ prophesied to appear in the potency of the “Everlasting Father” seated upon the throne of King David (Isaiah 9:6, 7).
Mason soon traveled to the Holy Land, circa 1900, where he completed the Baha’i Firesides series with ‘Abdu’l-Baha himself, at the school in Haifa. Upon Mason’s graduation from the Fireside series, ‘Abdu’l-Baha immediately adopted Mason as his son and successor to the throne of King David. ‘Abdu’l-Baha then appointed Mason over the International Baha’i teaching affairs for firmness in the Covenant.
“O thou herald of the Covenant! Thy letters have been received and an answer has been written. Verily thou art firm in the Covenant, art self-sacrificing, art the son of the Kingdom and dost deserve the confirmations of His Holiness Baha’u’llah.” (December 1920 – translation by Shoghi Effendi)
Profession as Architect
Remey trained as an architect at Cornell University (1893-1896) and the Ecole des Arts in Paris, France (1896-1903). ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the son and successor of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, appointed him to design the future Baha’i Temple at Mt Carmel, Israel. Shoghi Effendi, the grandson and successor of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith from 1922-1957, approved Remey’s design for the project. Shoghi Effendi further directed Mason Remey to design Baha’i Temples for construction in Teheran, Iran; Kampala, Africa; and Sidney, Australia, and to initiate the design of the International Baha’i Archives in Haifa, Israel. During ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s leadership of the Faith, Remey was responsible for the approval of the design for the “Mother Temple of the West,” the Baha’i House of Worship in North America, built in Willmette, Illinois, beginning in 1920.
‘Abdu’l-Baha praised Remey’s efforts and character in a Tablet to Corrine True, published in the Baha’i newsletter “Star of the West” in August 1920. What follows is one of the many examples of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s affection and love for Mason Remey:
“Praise be unto God, that the model of the Mashriq’ul Adhkar made by Mr. Bourgeois was approved by his honor, Mr. Remey, and selected by the Convention. His honor, Mr. Remey is, verily, of perfect sincerity. He is like unto transparent water, filtered; lucid and without any impurity. He worked earnestly for several years, but he did not have any personal motive. He has not attachment to anything except to the Cause of God. This is the spirit of the firm and this is the characteristic of the sincere.” (Star of the West. Volume 11, No. 9, 20 August 1920 p. 139).
The Davidic Line of Descent from Baha’u’llah
In the Book of His Covenant and in the Aqdas, Baha’u’llah appoints His eldest son ‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Most Great Branch, to succeed Himself upon the Throne of David (Baha’i World Faith, p. 209). ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son, Husayn, died in infancy so Baha’u’llah appointed ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s brother, Muhammad Ali, the lesser Branch, to succeed ‘Abdu’l-Baha. But Muhammad Ali broke the Covenant of Baha’u’llah, so at the same time that ‘Abdu’l-Baha cut this Branch off the Davidic tree, He adopted Mason Remey to be “His son”, in the same manner that the Christians state that Joseph adopted Jesus to be his son, grafting this Branch to the Davidic tree. He called Mason Remey “Aghsan”—my son—almost every time that he addressed him. These are found in many Tablets addressed to Mason Remey recorded in the “Star of the West” Magazine. He is the only person in this world that he referred to as Aghsan, my son, grafting him into the Davidic tree (“O My Dear Son!”, ‘Star of the West’ p.144 Vol. X. “O thou enlightened and beloved son!”, ‘Star of the West’ p. 229 Vol. XI).
“O my dear son! Numerous letters have been received from you and their contents have all been conducive to happiness. Praise be to God, thou art confirmed in service to the Kingdom, art promulgating divine teachings, art raising the call of the oneness of mankind, art detaching the souls from ignorant racial prejudices, art summoning them to the investigation of truth, art showing forth unto them the light of guidance and art offering them the chalice of the wine of the love of God. This blessed purpose of thine is the magnet of the confirmations of the Abha Kingdom.” (‘Abdu’l-Baha to Mason, July 1919 – translation by Shoghi Efffendi)
“O thou enlightened beloved son!” (‘Abdu’l-Baha to Mason, November 1920)
‘Abdu’l-Baha didn’t speak English. The way you say “my son” in Persian is “Aghsan”. In ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s ‘Last Tablet to America’ He states: “Consider! The Divine Gardener cuts off the dry or weak branch from the good tree and grafts to it a branch from another tree. He both separates and unites” (Baha’i World Faith, p. 438). Not only did the Christians uphold the adoption principle for the Messiahship as in the Joseph-Jesus instance, but ‘Abdu’l-Baha upheld it in His Last Tablet to America; this principle has been upheld all the way back into antiquity and all the way down to our present times by peoples, kindreds and governments. It is a universal principle. (The Most Mighty Document (TMMD), p. iii)
The Law of Adoption
When ‘Abdu’l-Baha adopted Mason Remey to succeed him to the throne of David as his son, this was legal and binding. According to the laws of the Ottoman Empire of the Middle East that ruled over Palestine before it became the state of Israel, a legal adoption occurred when a man called another his son. Then the British Mandate of the West which succeeded the Ottoman Empire retained the adoption laws of the Ottoman Empire as legal and binding under their rule. Then, for the Israeli government, the law for adoption remained the same. If a man calls another his son and leaves him a token to show inheritance (whether it be a stick or a stone or something), then the adoption is legal and binding. When ‘Abdu’l-Baha proclaimed that Mason was his son (privately, publicly and in letters published in Star of the West Magazine), these were not “vague terms of affection but expressed the precise legal relationship which had been created between them.” Here is cited the law of adoption in the Middle East (from Ottoman times to the present) upheld by the British Mandate of the West and the Israeli Supreme Court on June 22, 1960, long after ‘Abdu’l-Baha adopted Mason to be his son and heir.
“This idea of equating adopted children with natural children in matters of succession is well expressed in a responsum of Rabbi Jacob Emden which the learned Judge cited in another decision, In re: Succession of the late Yoseph Blum deceased (4) (at pp. 161), as follows: “If he rears the child for the glory of God the child is certainly to be regarded as his child and not only in lineage, but even where the child had parents and is being brought up by the stranger as a meritorious act, if the latter has no children [‘Abdu’l-Baha had no living natural sons] and is bringing up the child to be his son and to succeed him and they address each other as father and son” (response of Yavetz, Part I, section 168). So also with the deceased in the present case: He reared the child as his daughter to succeed him, and she called him “father” and he called her “daughter.” These were not vague terms of affection but expressed the precise legal relationship which had been created between them – at any rate with respect to the matter of succession.” (Selected Judgments from the Israeli Supreme Court, Vol. III, pp. 426-7.)
This was usually confirmed by some token such as a stick or a stone, or something, to make it definite that it was meant that it was a legal adoption. This is called institutive evidence.
“Institutive evidence is that which is created or adopted as a memorial of a fact and for the purpose of being evidence of the fact. The stone set up for a boundary; the giving of a clod of earth or a twig in livery of seizing as evidence or the transfer of the title [etc]….” (Sagebeer, The Bible in Court, p. 104.)
“The Master gave Mr. Remey what no one else ever received – relics of the Blood and Hair of Baha’u’llah; in the East this act symbolizes Mr. Remey’s adoption as a Son by ‘Abdu’l-Baha and his becoming a member of the Holy Family.” (Questions and Answers about Charles Mason Remey and the Baha’i Faith, by F.C. Spataro.)
Shoghi Effendi recognized ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s adoption of Mason as true and legal. Immediately after the death of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi called Mason to the Holy land in February and March of 1922 giving to him a “package of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s most sacred possession,” which was left to Shoghi Effendi, as the executor of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Will to deliver to Mason Remey as his inheritance: “locks of Baha’u’llah’s hair” (which represents the headship of the International Baha’i Council/Universal House of Justice) and “drops of his coagulated blood” (which represents the bloodline of David and Baha’u’llah). On the outside of the package Shoghi Effendi addressed it to ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s “dear son” whom he later appointed to the headship of the IBC/UHJ. The hair and blood are the tokens of inheritance. ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s most prized possession shows the evidence of the legal adoption passed on from father to son – ‘Abdu’l-Baha to Mason. This type of evidence of a token is called “institutive evidence.”
(The Most Mighty Document (TMMD), p. iv)
The packet’s outside envelope contained these handwritten words:
“Coagulated drops of Baha’u’llah’s All-Sacred Blood and Ringlets of His Most Blessed Locks presented as my most precious possession to ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s “dear son” Mr. Charles Mason Remey as a token of my Baha’i affection and brotherly love. Shoghi”
On the packet’s inner sealed envelope was handwritten:
“Of all the remnants of Baha’u’llah’s all-Sacred Person, the most hallowed, the most precious, confidently delivered into the hands of my brother and co-worker in the Cause of God, Mr. Remey. Shoghi March 1922”
Click Here to see Photo of Original Document and Handwriting of Shoghi Effendi http://bupc.org/hair-and-blood.html
Continuing the Davidic Throne-Line
At the time that ‘Abdu’l-Baha adopted Mason as his son, Mason was not yet married. As his father, ‘Abdu’l-Baha was eager to see that his son Mason should marry, and have grandchildren that would ensure the continuation of the Davidic throne-line that ‘Abdu’l-Baha had inherited from his own father, Baha’u’llah, before him. Noticing that Mason and Juliet Thompson had taken a natural interest in each other, ‘Abdu’l-Baha encouraged their union, and acceptance of Juliet as his soon to be daughter-in law.
According to Juliet Thompson’s diary, ‘Abdu’l-Baha took interest in Juliet’s relationship with Mason, and in 1909 asked Juliet how she felt about it, requesting of her:
“Give my greatest love to Mr. Remey and say: You are very dear to me. You are so dear to me that I think of you day and night. YOU ARE MY REAL SON. Therefore I have an idea for you. I hope it may come to pass.”
He told me He loved Mason Remey so much,” Thompson writes, “and He loved me so much that he wished us to marry. That was the meaning of His message to Mason. He said it would be a perfect union and good for the Cause. Then he asked me how I felt about it.” Juliet Thompson, The Diary of Juliet Thompson, pp. 71-76.
In preparing for Juliet and Mason’s engagement and marriage, ‘Abdu’l-Baha gave to Mason Baha’u’llah’s lapis lazuli ring with the Baha’i ringstone symbol engraved upon the large deep blue stone. Mason had the ring turned into a decorative pin as an engagement broach that he gave to Juliet while they were going steady.
Lua Getsinger, one of the other believers at that time, who was already married to someone else, became torn by the engagement of Mason and Juliet. Lua, was very firm in the Covenant, and extremely active in the Cause, but far outshined her husband, which caused tensions. Lua also had a deep love for Mason, which they both shared, and the two of them were attracted to one another. But it was not meant to be. Thus ‘Abdu’l-Baha encouraged the relationship with Juliet.
In any case, Lua was unable to restrain herself and her actions, and knowing the wishes of ‘Abdu’l-Baha for the succession of the Kingship, nevertheless could not stop herself from meddling in the affair to such a point that Juliet and Mason were never married, and the union and engagement was called off.
When the engagement fell through, Lua took the Lapis Lazuli engagement broach from Juliet, and wore it as her own Baha’i pin for the rest of her life, until many years later (her own marriage dried up) she later committed suicide by drinking Laudanum, unable to live without being the wife of Mason, whom she loved so dearly, both of whom were so active in the Cause.
Upon the death of Lua, Mason went and retrieved the lapis Lazuli broach that he had made from the ring of Baha’u’llah that ‘Abdu’l-Baha had given to him.
Three Tokens of Appointment
As lapis Lazuli is a symbol of the throne of King David, used in the Bible — and the symbol of this as a “signet ring” is also prophesied — Pepe, the son of Mason, had the pin made back into a ring, and used this lapis lazuli intaglio ring as the third token of appointment for the Guardianship.
The first token that of ‘Abdu’l-Baha to Mason is that of the hair and the blood passed from ‘Abdu’l-Baha to Mason via the executor of his estate Shoghi Effendi. The second token used in the Testing of the people in the Guardianship, was the gold nine-pointed star medallion, which Mason had made for Shoghi Effendi, that Pepe then inherited. The third token is that of the lapis lazuli ring, which passed from Pepe to Neal via the executor of Pepe’s estate in 1994.
In following the example of Baha’u’llah that turned over all the relics, rings, pens, and pen case of the Bab to the Violator of the Bab’s covenant, Mirza Yahya, Neal gave all the possessions of Mason and Pepe that he inherited over to the various Covenant-breaking Baha’i groups. When asked about this Neal explained:
“The people are to go by the criteria in the Will and Testament to recognize the successorship to the throne of King David. This is given on page 12 that he must be a son, that is an Aghsan, and second he must be appointed by the previous Guardian. Once this is established then they can recognize the true Universal House of Justice (www.UHJ.net) of Baha’u’llah, from fakes, frauds and imitations — for the true UHJ is the one with that descendant of King David through Baha‘u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha as its living president. We cannot emphasize this point enough! — the Covenant-breakers in their obsession anti- the Davidic Kingship, have forced the issue to be this way. Though the Guardian/President has just a vote of one, and no veto power, the purpose of the appointed line is so we can recognize the true UHJ. It is the Council of the UHJ, and not the President, that has all power and is freed from all error.
“The people, therefore, are to learn the lesson that they are to go by the CRITERIA in the Will and Testament. They are not to go by those that possess the material relics, Baha’i shrines, gardens, centers and buildings. Possession of these items is NOT the criteria in the Will and Testament. If it were, then anyone could claim successorship by either stealing or fabricating fake relics! This is what led the majority astray in the first place, when the “Hands” hijacked all the relics and artifacts that were established in the Baha’i center archives in the Haifa in the Holy Land. The things I received such as the packet of the Hair and the Blood of Baha’u’llah, the medallions, and the lapis lazuli rings, and other artifacts, are not any more valuable than the other material possessions of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha. My wish was for all these to be eventually collected together into one place – a type of international Baha’i Smithsonian for all the people, and all Baha’i groups, to see and have access. Yes it is true these things played a significant role in the history of the Cause. But as that time has come and gone. They are simply that, relics of the past, previously used as institutive evidence, through which we came to understand and recognize the line of succession” (Interview with the Guardian, January 9, 2010)
Final Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: The Passing of ‘Abdu’l-Baha
At the time of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Baha the people were expecting Mason to directly succeed his father ‘Abdu’l-Baha. The news of Shoghi Effendi’s appointment replacing Muhammad-Ali, came as a shock and test to the people! The throne-line of David is not passed down through the female line. Shoghi Effendi was ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s grandson through a daughter. Therefore the people knew that Shoghi Effendi could not inherit the throne of King David. Nevertheless Shoghi Effendi had been appointed successor named in the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha as Guardian. No one was more surprised of this than Shoghi Effendi himself!
Shoghi Effendi was raised looking up to Mason Remey that was more than 20 years older than himself. Shoghi Effendi translated the many tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Baha to Mason and knew that Mason was to be ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son and successor to the throne. Shoghi Effendi expected that upon the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Baha Mason would be the successor in the Faith. Shoghi Effendi was there during these many occasions that ‘Abdu’l-Baha reiterated that Mason was to be his son and successor to the throne:
“I have adopted you [Charles Mason Remey] as my son [Persian: Aghsan]. You have to appreciate this favor very much indeed. One should see that you are living according to the requirements of this sonship. You should be aware of your responsibilities. My prayers will help you. I always pray for you. ” (‘Abdu’l-Baha to Mason Remey, cf. “The Diaries of Mason Remey”, Folio 2, “A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Reminisces of the Master, 1921″, pp. 127-129. New York Public Library Collection)
When Shoghi Effendi was named as Guardian in the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha the people rebelled against this. They attacked both Shoghi Effendi and the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha itself. Mason stated that the backbiting, and slander against Shoghi Effendi was almost unbearable. The people were declaring Shoghi Effendi to be an usurper and a Covenant-breaker. They were trying to win the allegiance of Mason to their side in opposition to Shoghi Effendi. What did Mason do? He crossed over the shun line of OPPRESSION that was forming against Shoghi Effendi, and went to see Shoghi Effendi himself! Arriving in the Holy land, Mason read the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha for the very first time together with Shoghi Effendi:
“Never have I read anything which gave me the joy and inspiration that this Holy document produced in my heart. It filled my heart with assurance that the Cause was safely guarded and gave me a fixed direction toward which to turn and a continuous center about which we are all to revolve so long as we are in this world. I rejoice at the Baha’i standard of excellence which it established…” (Charles Mason Remey, “A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land,” 1922, New York Public Library Collection, pp 8-9)
Understanding that both Mason Remey and Shoghi Effendi were the twin successors to ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi faithfully delivered Mason’s inheritance to the throne of King David. This was symbolized by the token of the packet of the hair and the blood of Baha’u’llah, that Shoghi Effendi gave Mason at the end of Mason’s 1922 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Shoghi Effendi then proceeded to set up the Universal House of Justice on January 9, 1951, and welcomed Mason Remey as its first President, the first President of the Universal House of Justice on March 2, 1951, that same year.
In 1950 Remey moved his residence from Washington, D.C., to Haifa, Israel, at the request of Shoghi Effendi. In January 1951, Shoghi Effendi issued his historic Proclamation announcing the formation of the International Baha’i Council (IBC), the evolution of which he described as:
“this first embryonic International Institution, marking its development into officially recognized Bahá’í Court, its transformation into duly elected body, its efflorescence into Universal House (of) Justice .” (Messages to the Baha’i World, p.7-8)
Shoghi Effendi announced Remey’s appointment as the President of the International Baha’i Council (IBC) in a cablegram dated March 2, 1951. The same cablegram to the Persian and Arabic Baha’is used the term “Ra’is” (meaning in both Arabic and Farsi “president” or “head”) of the IBC. “Ra’is” is the same term used by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in His Will and Testament in the passage on page 14 referring to the Guardian as the “sacred head and distinguished member” of the Universal House of Justice.
Ministry as Guardian
When Shoghi Effendi passed on in 1957, under nefarious circumstance, Ruhiyyih Khanum and the Hands of the Cause met in London and later in a private Conclave at Bahji in Haifa. Mason Remey had also been appointed among the contingent of the 27 Hands of Shoghi Effendi. Much speculation surrounds this time period because the Hands met in secret and kept no minutes of their meeting. According to the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha the “Hands” are not “freed from all error” and have no conferred infallibility. Knowing this, and knowing that the majority of people knew this as well, the “Hands” declared that as Shoghi Effendi had inherited the conferred infallibility after Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha – therefore they had to go from one point of infallibility to another point of infallibility. That next point of infallibility could only be the Supreme Institution named in the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the Universal House of Justice (www.UHJ.net).
Now, Shoghi Effendi had already set up the Universal House of Justice on January 9, 1951 almost 7 years before his own untimely passing, but Shoghi Effendi had never activated it. The other 8 members of the UHJ were also appointed by Shoghi Effendi as well, and Mason was the President with only a vote of one. The other 8 members of the UHJ including Ruhiyyih Kahnum the liaison officer, were all Hands of the Cause of God. These refused to activate the UHJ, and refused to allow Mason to call and chair a meeting. Had they called and chaired the meeting of the UHJ immediately on November 4th, 1957 when Shoghi Effendi died, these errors among the people would not have been made, and the “Hands” would not have been deceived into hijacking the Baha’i faith.
“All must seek guidance and turn unto the Center of the Cause [Shoghi Effendi] and [after Shoghi to] the House of Justice. And he that turneth unto whatsoever else is indeed in grievous error.” (W&T, p. 25)
Thus, when they turned to the “Hands,” which are “unto whatsoever else,” they were indeed in grievous error — the grievous error of COVENANT-BREAKING!!
Mason’s mistake, was not forcing the issue and calling the meeting of the Council of the UHJ immediately. Instead Mason went along with the other members as so-called “Hands” signing documents and making covenants with them, that the UHJ would be activated and incorporated with the State fop Israel, with him as the President in April of 1963.
Mason covenanted with the other “Hands,” that they would all stick strictly with Shoghi Effendi’s plans for 1963 which included the Israeli State Baha’i Courts Law officially recognizing the UHJ established in January 9, 1951 with Mason as its President as the Supreme Legal Body over all Baha’i affairs.
Mason signed these documents with the rest of the “Hands” acknowledging three points: 1) that the plans for the UHJ with him as its appointed President for 1963 were to go ahead as scheduled; 2) Shoghi Effendi had no son, and no successor, and that line of infallible guardianship from Shoghi Effendi had ended; and 3) all the other natural branches, Aghsan of the family of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha were either dead or expelled from the Baha’i faith as Covenant-breakers in the lifetime of both ‘Abdu’l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi. This left only one Aghsan alive in all the world, Mason Remey of the Davidic line — not that of Shoghi Effendi which was infallible.
However the majority of the people were ignorant about the details of these things. Mason’s mistake was trusting Covenant-breakers to keep their word! Once they were firm in the saddle, they — the “Hands” — immediately attacked Shoghi Effendi’s plan for the UHJ he himself set up in 1951 to become the officially recognized Baha’i Court in 1963! They met in November of 1959, and dismantled Shoghi Effendi’s UHJ with Mason as its president, calling for the election of a headless Council without a Davidic King as its president instead. This is when Mason Remey broke away from them in November of 1959, to defend the Universal House of Justice Shoghi Effendi set up in 1951, and made his proclamation in April 1960.
Proclamation as Guardian of the Baha’i Faith
In his Proclamation in April of 1960 Mason Remey announces that the Hands have violated the Covenant by attempting to dismantle the UHJ that Shoghi Effendi himself set up on January 9, 1951. The Hands were able to deceive the people because Shoghi Effendi set up the UHJ in four stages in the name “first International Baha’i Council.” The “Hands” used the pretext that the IBC was not actually the UHJ, but something else that was not freed from all error. Obviously the IBC is the UHJ and with the passing of Shoghi Effendi should have been activated as it had recovered full power from the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha.
Mason made his case as the first present of the UHJ, but it was too late the “Hands” and their cronies were already firm in the saddle. The majority of the people, then fell away and left the faith altogether, not going along with the violation of the Hands, but also not realizing that Mason Remey is the actual legally adopted son of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and therefore an Aghsan!
The Universal House of Justice, at the violation of the “Hands”, was then, “given the two wings of an eagle” and moved out of the Holy Land to the place designated by ‘Abdu’l-Baha during his visit to the United States of America in 1912 during his rest in the Rocky Mountains.
Notability and Contributions
A prolific writer, Mason wrote numerous published and personal articles promoting the Baha’i Faith, including `Abdu’l-Baha – The Center of the Covenant and the five volume A Comprehensive History of the Baha’i Movement (1927), The Baha’i Revelation and Reconstruction (1919), Constructive Principles of The Baha’i Movement (1917), and The Baha’i Movement: A Series of Nineteen Papers (1912) are a few of the titles of the many works Mason produced while ‘Abdu’l-Baha was still alive. Mason’s life was recorded in considerable details in his diaries which in 1940 he provided copies and selected writings to several public libraries. He also hermetically sealed hundreds of volumes of his writings, books and epistles, in vacuum sealed steal cases which he deposited in famous libraries throughout the entire world not to be open until the year 1995 that Mason prophesied the third guardian in succession from himself would begin his own ministry. Mason’s son and successor Pepe passed on April 11, 1994, making this prediction accurately fulfilled. Also included in most of the collections were authentic copies of the original tablets and letters ‘Abdu’l-Baha wrote to Mason.
Passing and Appointment of Successorship
Having faithfully served the Cause of God his entire life, and having signle handedley withstood the violation of the “Hands” Mason passed on surrounded by his loved ones and family 100 days short of his 100th birthday on Febrary 4, 1974.
Mason is laid to rest in double tomb of exquisite white marble near his home in outside Florence Italy. Later upon his passing in 1994, his son and successor, Pepe, was laid to rest next to Mason in the accompanying tomb.
To further test the people’s purity of heart, and working knowledge of the Covenant, Mason named many different people to be his successor as “guardian.” But only one of these, Pepe, was his Mason’s only son and therefore an Aghsan. The point is this. We must go by the criteria in the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha. The “Hands” were right that the line of Davidic Kingship (entitled the guardianship) is restricted to the family line of Baha’u’llah entitled “Aghsan” literally branches. But they were wrong to reject Mason and peep as the only surviving Aghsan that never violated the Covenant, the son and grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha respectively.
Today, decades after the Violation of the “Hands” and the hijacking of the Baha’i World center properties in Haifa, Israel, thousands, and thousands of people, from al around the world, are coming out of the scattering to find out the truth about Mason Remey, and realize the greatness of his spiritual station as well as the insurmountable obstacles he withstood throughout his entire life. Some have criticized Mason’s actions that he took during his ministry. His son and successor Pepe explains:
“The conditions under which he [Mason] lived FORCED HIM to make the many steps he took and thus a great confusion [in the minds of those who failed the test] ensued as a result.”
(Pepe to Dr. Jensen, 24 July 1975)
As the people realize the Mason is the Aghsan-son of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, they are able to escape the violation of Ruhiyyih Khanum and the “Hands,” and various other groups, and come back under the provisions of the Covenant by recognizing the true Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah established by Shoghi Effendi on January 9, 1951, with the Davidic Kingship as it presented, seated upon the throen fo King David that passed down through Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Mason, Pepe and Neal. The purpose of the Davidic Kingship being the president of the UHJ is so we can recognize the true Universal House of Justice (ww.UHJ.net) of Baha’u’llah from, fakes, frauds and imitations.
• “The Most Mighty Document” (1979) by Dr. Leland Jensen
Great grandson of Baha’u’llah through the daughter of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’. Known to Baha’i’s as the Afnan Guardian. Appointed in the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’ to be his infallible successor and head of the Faith. Shoghi Effendi was educated at Oxford and he was the principle translator of the works of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha’. Shoghi Effendi also wrote dozens of books and hundreds of letters explaining and delineating details of the forthcoming Baha’i Administration.
Shoghi Effendi formed 1st IBC (International Bahai Council)
Appointed Mason Remy to be the first Aghsan Guardian of Baha’i Faith.
Eldest son of Baha’u’llah. Known to Baha’i’s as the “Master” and the exemplar of the Baha’i Faith. Appointed in the Covenant of Baha’u’llah to be His infallible Successor and interpretor of His words. ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s name means “Servant of Glory”. ‘Abdu’l-Baha’ also revealed hundreds of books, prayers and tablets expounding upon the Revelation of his Father.
Baha’u’llah fulfills prophecy for the second coming of Christ in the potency of the Everlasting Father seated upon the throne of David that is to last for ever (Isaiah 9:6-7). Like Jesus Christ, the Herald of the Kingdom, Baha’u’llah fulfills prophecy by His prophesied name (Mark 8:38), His prophesied date, the time in which He was to appear, His prophesied address, or the place He was to come (Mt. Carmel, see Isaiah 35), and His prophesied profession or mission to reveal and establish the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven, by revealing the blue print for the House of the Lord with the Davidic King seated on the Throne of David as its president. Baha’u’llah does not do away with true Christianity, He fulfills it! Whereas Judaism is the root and Christianity is the branch, the Baha’i Faith is the leaf, flower, and fruit of this same tree of everlasting life planted by God of which if man eats, he lives for ever and ever.