Human Heart – One and Undivided
by Wolfgang A. Klebel
The story of a remarkable life journey, providing insights into how we make decisions, and into the heart’s abilities that will help every individual to fulfil the potential of his or her life.
This book draws on the story of the ‘watchman’ told by Bahá’u’lláh in The Seven Valleys to describe the author’s own life journey, seeking meaning in life and at last finding it in the Bahá’í Faith. In parallel, it also presents the science of neurocardiology and how it has reestablished the importance of the heart for mental, emotional and physical well-being. Dr Klebel writes that the underlying unity of a person encompasses both the heart and the brain. The heart expresses itself through feelings, often today referred as ‘emotional intelligence’. We know about the heart’s decisions and conclusions only when they become conscious in the brain.
Describing the Bahá’í Faith as ‘the religion of heart and unity’, and quoting extensively from seminal Bahá’í texts, the author demonstrates how understanding the essential harmony between science and religion will have a major impact not only on global society but on our personal lives as well, leading to a ‘human heart one and undivided’.
About the author
Born in Vienna, Austria shortly before World War II, Wolfgang Klebel became a Catholic priest, studying at the best Catholic universities in Rome and Austria. Eventually, however, he left the priesthood, moved to California, United States, and became a psychologist treating mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including in a women’s prison run by the State of California. He became a Bahá’i in his early sixties. Drawing on his background in theology, philosophy and psychology, Dr Klebel has presented papers at the ’Irfán Colloquia and the American Association for Bahá’í Studies.