‘Face of a Rose’






For three months I have been looking for a way to tell my reader what must be told. In 1971 I ran into a group of black people living in my building on Beacon Hill who were looking at Islam and Christianity, seeking a way to combine them. They were considering killing me until they learned about Meher Baba via another tenant who I took to see a film about his life. Two days later, Shaheb invited me into his apartment down the hall, and said;

“Why didn’t you tell us who you were. We were going to kill you. Meher Baba is the one we have been looking for.”

We ended up taking the Mafia to court. They had come to own our building and wanted all the tenants out. I talked Shaheb and his followers from arming themselves and holding a standoff in a building built in 1779, that was located two blocks from the Kennedy house, and three blocks from the State House. I went to court for six months seven blocks away. We won our case after a failed attempt on my life. Two thugs broke into the managers apartment, and cut the throat of the black labrador puppy that belonged a couple that was squatting. These killers smeared the blood of this innocent puppy all over the walls as I stood in the hall hearing its cries.

This is what Mary Ann’s attorney did not want the judge who preside of the child custody to recall, because he presided over our Jihad with the Mafia. Brit Tharaldsen was thirteen when she took the witness stand and told Judge Boutillini she would rather live with me that her own father. My stepdaughter then heard the Judge tell the bailiff to take me up to his office and handcuff me to his desk. Forty minutes the judge come in.

“I know I know you. Where do I know you from?”

“You don’t know me. We never met.”

The cock crows thrice.

In the last two days I have listened to an ex-Jihadist on CNN give a message aimed at young westerners flocking to ISSIS who are cutting the throats of journalists – MESSENGERS! I found the dead puppy stuffed behind the toilet.

I became a follower of Meher Baba in 1967 when I was twenty years old. I had a fall while on LSD, and members of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love were wondering if I was a Satguru, the one who would lead them in a cosmic holy war against the Military Industrial Complex. I was much more that that. I had seen God. I believe I am QUTB.

Ten years ago I founded Baja-Israel and placed the Shekinah on Santa Cruz Island. My female angel bid me to do these things, and, then she was gone. Where did she go? In my novel ‘The Gideon Computer’ I put her at the cosmic epicenter of a massive computer build to capture human souls. She is in disguise.

In my unfinished novel ‘The Lion of God’ I have Mary Magdalene, and Saint Thomas, running a cheap religious trinket stand in India, they pestering the good folks lined up to visit the tomb of divine saint. Here is the tomb of Hazrat Babajan who was considered a QUTB. Her name means ‘face of a rose’. She is kin to the Prophet Mohammed.

I also began a theological novel ‘Where Art Thou’ which is the first question put to Adam and Eve, and thus humanity. Young Jihadist are seeking conscious contact in the Web…..with God!

Meher Baba used an alphabet board to speak out against the use of LSD. I understood I had TRESPASSED, had found heaven while on a powerful dose of LSD. I have been repairing that rent for forty seven years. For the most part I succeeded in doing the impossible. However, there is a fresh tear in the Fabric of Heaven that is made by the World Wide Web that was invented by so called Hippies looking to create a alternative world. Several years ago young Arab men and women employed the computer to launch the Arab Spring that has morphed into ISSIS.

Before newspapers and television, there were books and messengers. Divine Messages were sent by the QUTB and for the most part were received and passed on by what can be described a spiritual osmosis. I caution against the word PSYCHIC TRANSMISSION, for we are God-made computers that are much more advanced then any computer can be. The term ‘made in His image’ is the key. When we hide from God, we are not only hiding from THE TRUTH, but are disappearing the opportunity to be one with THE TRUTH.

“Where art thou?”

Yesterday I found a Newsweek article in my new dentist office. It may explain how ISSIS came to be. Young people all over the world want out of THE LAB. They want to live life in ernest. We are growing numb to the human experience that is shame-based. My secret work has been to destroy the shame-base virus that always infects the Godhead.

To hear about the naked pics of celebs taken from THE CLOUD, is Biblical, a sign of New Genesis that some scholars say was written by a woman. I concur. Having studied the Indian religion at twenty, I had no problem believing Mary Magdalene was a QUTB. So called women scholars who attached themselves to the Holy Blood and Grail, could not accept my input about Meher Baba and Hazarat, because that is not the horse they rode in on.

What amuses me, is that no one has the guts to declare women have an ego, and it is identicle to the ego of a man. We Hippies discovered this while taking LSD with women. This was the naughty breakthrough, because religious men are prone to wrap women who get near them in a Shroud of Shame. No sooner out of the box, ISSIS is wrapping young women in shame.
Perhaps naked photos of ISSIS warriors posted on the Web, is called for?
Keep their heads wrapped!

“Who told you you were naked?”

Meher Baba’s great work was to unite all the religions of the world so that all humanity would own love, dignity, and respect for one another’s quest to know God. We so called Hippies were practicing what many preached.

Jon the Nazarite




In 1954 Meher Baba declared himself to be the Avatar of the Age, which is a similar term like the Buddha, Christ or Prophet of the present time and said that all religions of the World should be regarded as “beads on one string.” He stated that he has come to redeem the humanity from the bondage of false spirituality and show the real path to God’s Love, which he explained could be found in one’s own heart.

Qutb, Qutub, Kutb, or Kutub (Arabic: قطب‎), literally means ‘axis’, ‘pivot’ or ‘pole’.[1] Qutb can refer to celestial movements and used as an astronomical term or a spiritual symbol.[2] In Sufism, a Qutb or Kutb is the perfect human being, al-insān al-kāmil, who leads the saintly hierarchy. The Qutb is the Sufi spiritual leader that has a Divine connection with God and passes knowledge on which makes him central to (or the axis of) Sufism, but he is unknown to the world.[3] There is only one Qutb per era and he is an infallible and trusted spiritual leader. He is only revealed to a select group of mystics because there is a “human need for direct knowledge of God”.[4]

According to the Institute of Ismaili Studies (Ismailism is a branch of Shīʻa Islam), “In mystical literature, such as the writings of al–Tirmidhi, Abd al–Razzaq and Ibn al–‘Arabi (d. 1240), [Qutb or Kutb] refers to the most perfect human being (al–insan al–kamil) who is thought to be the universal leader of all saints, to mediate between the divine and the human and whose presence is deemed necessary for the existence of the world.”[5]

Contents [hide]
1 Scriptural Evidence of Qutb
2 Temporal Qutb and Cosmic Qutb 2.1 Temporal Qutb
2.2 Cosmic Qutb

3 The Cosmic Hierarchy of the Qutb
4 People named Qutb or Qutb-ud-din
5 Buildings
6 Things
7 References

Scriptural Evidence of Qutb[edit]

In the teachings of al-Halkīm Tirmidhī, there is evidence to suggest that the qutb is the head of the saintly hierarchy which provides scriptural evidence to support the belief in the qutb. The hadīth attributed to Ibn Mas‘ūd has been used as proof that a qutb exists. This hadīth was called into question for its reliability of the sanad and was discarded by MuhammadRashīd Ridā.[6]

Temporal Qutb and Cosmic Qutb[edit]

Temporal Qutb[edit]

There are two different conceptions of the Qutb in Sufism: Temporal Qutb and Cosmic Qutb. The temporal and cosmic qutb are connected which guarantees that God is present in the world at all times. The temporal qutb is known as “the helper” or al-ghawth and is located in a person on Earth. The cosmic qutb is manifested in the temporal qutb as a virtue which can be traced back to al-Hallādj. The temporal qutb is the spiritual leader for the earth-bound saints. It is said that all beings – secret, animate, and inanimate – must give the qutb their pledge which gives him great authority. The only beings exempt from this are al-afrād, which belong to the angels; the djinn, who are under the jurisdiction of Khadir; and those who belong to the tenth stratum of ridjālal-ghayb.[6]

Due to the nature of the qutb, the location where he resides, whether temporal or cosmic, is questionable. It is thought by most that the qutb is corporeally or spiritually present in Mecca at the Ka’ba, which is referred to as his maqām.[7]

Cosmic Qutb[edit]

The Cosmic Qutb is the Axis of the Universe in a higher dimension from which originates the power (ultimately from Allah) of the temporal Qutb.[8] [9][10]

The Cosmic Hierarchy of the Qutb[edit]

The cosmic hierarchy is the way that the spiritual power is ensured to exist through the cosmos. Two descriptions of the hierarchy come from notable Sufis. The first is Ali Hujwiri’s divine court. There are three hundred akhyār (“excellent ones”), forty abdāl (“substitutes”), seven abrār (“piously devoted ones”), four awtād (“pillars”) three nuqabā (“leaders”) and one qutb. [11]

The second version is Ibn Arabī’s which has a different, more exclusive structure. There are eight nujabā (“nobles”), twelve nuqabā, seven abdāl, four awtād, two a’immah (“guides”), and the qutb.[12]

People named Qutb or Qutb-ud-din[edit]
Qutb-ud-din Aybak (?-1210), Sultan of Delhi
Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki (1173-1235), Sufi saint from Transoxiana, who came to live in Mehrauli India
Members of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, ruling family of the kingdom of Golconda in southern India, (1518-1687)
Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah (d. 1320), third and last ruler of the Khilji dynasty in India
Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236–1311), a 13th-century Persian astronomer
Qutb ad-Din Mawdud (1149-1169), the Zengid Emir of Mosul
Qutb ad-Dīn Haydar (?-~1221), Persian Sufi saint (the Qutb is an honorific)
Qutb al-Din Muhammad (?-1127), was the first hereditary heir of the Khwārazm-Shāh dynasty.
Sai Baba of Shirdi (September 28-29,Unknown – October 15, 1918),was an Indian guru, yogi, and fakir who is regarded by his devotees as a saint. He was later named Qutub-e-Irshad (the highest of the five Qutubs as said in Sufism in Islam), a “Master of the Universe” in the spiritual hierarchy.
Qutb M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Ral (died 1986), Sufi Saint from Sri Lanka. Buried near Philadelphia

Meher Baba (25 February 1894 – 31 January 1969), born Merwan Sheriar Irani, was an Indian spiritual master who said he was the Avatar,[1][2] God in human form.[3][4]
Merwan Sheriar Irani was born in 1894 in Pune, India to Zoroastrian parents. At the age of 19, he began a seven-year spiritual transformation.[5][6] During this time he contacted five spiritual masters before beginning his own mission and gathering his own disciples in early 1922, at the age of 27.[7]
From 10 July 1925 to the end of his life, Meher Baba maintained silence, communicating by means of an alphabet board or by unique hand gestures.[8][9][10] With his mandali (circle of disciples), he spent long periods in seclusion, during which time he often fasted. He also traveled widely, held public gatherings and engaged in works of charity with lepers, the poor and the mentally ill.
In 1931, Meher Baba made the first of many visits to the West, where he attracted followers.[11] Throughout most of the 1940s, Meher Baba worked with a category of spiritual aspirants called masts,[12] who he said are entranced or spellbound by internal spiritual experiences. Starting in 1949, along with selected mandali, he traveled incognito about India in an enigmatic and still largely unexplained period he called the “New Life”.[13]
After being injured as a passenger in two serious automobile accidents, one in the United States in 1952 and one in India in 1956, his ability to walk became severely limited.[14][15] In 1962, he invited his Western followers to India for a mass darshan called “The East-West Gathering”.[16] Concerned by an increasing use of LSD and other psychedelic drugs,[17] in 1966 Baba stated that they did not convey real benefits.[18] Despite deteriorating health, he continued what he called his “Universal Work”, which included fasting and seclusion, until his death on 31 January 1969. His samadhi (shrine/tomb) in Meherabad, India, has become a place of international pilgrimage.[19]
Meher Baba gave numerous teachings on the cause and purpose of life, including teaching reincarnation and that the phenomenal world is an illusion. He taught that the Universe is imagination, that God is what really exists, and that each soul is really God passing through imagination to realize individually His own divinity. In addition he gave practical advice for the aspirant who wishes to attain Self-realization and thereby escape the wheel of births and deaths.[20] He also taught about the concept of Perfect Masters, the Avatar, and those on the various stages of the spiritual path that he called involution. His teachings are most importantly recorded in his principal books Discourses and God Speaks.

Hazrat Babajan (Balochi: حضرت باباجان) (c. 1806 – September 21, 1931) was a Pathan Muslim saint considered by her followers to be a sadguru or qutub. Born in Balochistan, Afghanistan, she lived the final 25 years of her life in Pune, India. She is most notable as the original master of Meher Baba.


In May 1913, Merwan Sheriar Irani, then nineteen years old, was riding his bicycle on the way to class at Deccan College, when he looked up and saw an old woman sitting under a neem tree surrounded by a crowd. He had cycled past on previous occasions but had never paid much attention to her, though he was aware that she was regarded by some as a Muslim saint; yet others thought her “a mad woman or a witch or sorceress.”[21] His father, Sheriar Irani, held Babajan in high regard.[22] Born into a Zoroastrian family, Sheriar Irani had been an itinerant dervish for a number of years[23] before finally settling in Pune and marrying. Babajan beckoned Merwan, who in turn was drawn towards her. For several months thereafter Merwan Irani would visit the saint; they would sit together yet seldom spoke. One night during January 1914, he was about to leave, and before doing so kissed Babajan’s hands, and she in turn held his face in her hands. She then kissed him on the forehead,[24] during which he received her spiritual grace (barakah).[25] The event subsequently left Merwan Irani in an enraptured state in which he remained abstracted from his normal surroundings for nearly nine months.[26] The young man would later become known as Meher Baba.

The recommendation says that the first and the foremost qualification of the True Master (Satguru) is that he must have known the True Lord (God) himself.[3]
In one of Kabir’s songs[4] the satguru is described as the real sadhu:
He is the real Sadhu, who can reveal the form of the Formless to the vision of these eyes;
Who teaches the simple way of attaining Him, that is other than rites or ceremonies;
Who does not make you close the doors, and hold the breath, and renounce the world;
Who makes you perceive the Supreme Spirit wherever the mind attaches itself;
Who teaches you to be still in the midst of all your activities.
Ever immersed in bliss, having no fear in his mind, he keeps the spirit of union in the midst of all enjoyments.
The infinite dwelling of the Infinite Being is everywhere: in earth, water, sky, and air;
Firm as the thunderbolt, the seat of the seeker is established above the void.
He who is within is without: I see Him and none else.[5]

According to Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, a Hindu satguru is always a sannyasin, an unmarried renunciate,[7] but not all writers include this stricture.[8] Tukaram, a Hindu satguru, is known to have had a family, and Moinuddin Chishti also had children. Satguru Kabir had a son, Kamal, who was very devout.[9]

“I am an ordinary citizen of Libya. I am a part of the fabric of this nation, a normal Muslim,” he said in long-winded and carefully worded classical Arabic.
The LIFG “was not a terrorist organization,” he said. ” All our activities were inside our country with the aim of liberating our people from Gadhafi. That’s why we met and that’s why we worked. We did not give any blessing to any act that would hurt civilians or destroy public sector establishments, and anyone who has kept up with our activities knows that.”
Belhaj has played a crucial role in liberating Tripoli. Units under his control seized Gadhafi’s sprawling Bab al Aziziya compound days after the rebels entered Tripoli. He insists his goals are at one with those of the NTC.
“We are part of the Libyan people. We did not carry out any military acts with a particular ideology or under any flag,” he said


“If you have freedom, al Qaeda will go away,” said Osama Rushdi, a former Egyptian jihadist.
“Al Qaeda can work under a dictatorship regime, but I think if we open the door for all people to be part of society and have human rights, then there will be security not just in Egypt but around the world,” Rushdi told CNN.
But others caution that the coming years will not be without dangers.

“Change (in Egypt) is coming — with Allah’s permission — without a doubt, for this corrupt, rotten regime cannot possibly continue. The important thing is getting ready for change and being patient in that and preparing to accept sacrifices, then making use of the opportunities,” he wrote.
But now, faced with a script they never expected, al Qaeda’s top leadership could be in danger of losing the plot.
The televised scenes of secular, middle-class youngsters and Egyptians from all walks of life courageously, peacefully and ultimately successfully challenging the rule of President Hosni Mubarak have been transmitted onto tens of millions of television screens across the Arab world and have captured the imagination, providing vastly more attractive role models for young Arabs, whose hopes for too long have been strangled.
Delayed response from al Qaeda’s No. 2
From Zawahiri, who has regularly weighed in on political events in Egypt, there finally appeared to be a reaction — of sorts — to the Egyptian protests in a tape released on the Internet pn Friday.
In the audio statement, al Qaeda’s No. 2 neither directly acknowledges the protests nor the removal from power of Mubarak, instead referring to “what happened and happens in Egypt.” The statement was dated the second Islamic lunar month of Safar, which corresponded to the period between January 6 and February 3, indicating that it was recorded at least a week before Mubarak left office. Demonstrations gathered pace in Egypt on January 25


When he recorded the just-released message, it was possible that events could still play into his hands. During the first days of February the stakes in Egypt’s Tahrir Square for al Qaeda and the United States could hardly have been higher.
As the protests gathered strength, it appeared possible that the Mubarak regime might move to crush the demonstrators and that Arab street protesters would view the United States as complicit.
Such a crackdown, and the frustration of raised expectations across the region, could have created a newly receptive climate for al Qaeda’s key propaganda message — that the United States deliberately props up Middle Eastern dictatorships to prevent the emergence of an Islamic world power — and no doubt Zawahiri and other al Qaeda leaders would have exploited it to try to win recruits. But the ground shifted, Mubarak fell, and the United States strengthened its support for the demonstrators, hollowing out the al Qaeda narrative.

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