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James Johnston  

visual artist / architect, U.S.A.

Double Winged Bird, etching by James Johnson.
"And among the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh is the equality of women and men. The world of humanity has two wings - one is women and the other men. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should one wing remain weak, flight is impossible. Not until the world of women becomes equal to the world of men in the acquisition of virtues and perfections, can success and prosperity be attained as they ought to be."

Attributed to 'Abdul-Bahá

The Garden of Humanity exhibit has some 35 pieces of original paintings (watercolors and acrylics), drawings and prints (etchings and lithos). It is centered around Bahá´í themes and is designed to tell people about Bahá´í beliefs. It is offered to individual Bahá´í communities for their use, free of charge. The only responsibility the community has is to secure a venue. So far, the show has been in public libraries, coffee houses, student centers and art galleries. The show also has public presentations that include slides, music and readings...

Contact: Jim Johnston, 1712 W. Glenn, Springfield, Illinois 62704, USA,
tel: (217) 546 5615, email:

"I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father, And I saw that it was holy."

From the vision of Black Elk

"This is the Day in which God's most excellent favors have been poured out upon men, the Day in which His most mighty grace hath been infused into all created things. It is incumbent upon all the peoples of the world to reconcile their differences, and, with perfect unity and peace, abide beneath the shadow of the Tree of His care and loving kindness. It behoveth them to cleave to whatsoever will, in this Day, be conducive to the exaltation of their stations, and to the promotion of their best interests."


Black Elks' Vision, by James Johnson.

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