The Foundation for
the Investigation of Reality


  1. To preserve, complete and computerize "The Master Index of the Worlds of God," a unique conceptual index of existence and reality compiled from the Baha'i Writings, and created by the National Reference Library Committee (NRLC) of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States (NSA).
  2. To research the lives of Marian Crist Lippitt, the prime mover of the NRLC, and her mentor, H. Emogene Hoagg.
  3. To collect, preserve, study, promote and apply courses, publications and games Lippitt and Hoagg developed from this model of reality found in the Baha'i Writings.
  4. To develop new applications based on this model of reality, and document similar concepts in the sacred writings of other religions and traditions.

The Foundation for the Investigation of Reality (FIR) recognizes that successfully investigating reality involves learning about:

  1. one's own self or identity,
  2. why one ought to be self-motivated to investigate reality,
  3. the faculties one can use or is endowed with to investigate reality, and
  4. how to apply the answers to these questions to routine everyday behavior, and thereby uplift the condition of one's own life situation and those of fellow human souls.

Applications of this model of reality may be used to accomplish these goals.

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Page last updated: Sept. 15, 2001