Khalil Gibran & The Prophet

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Juliet Thompson, one of the Disciples of Abdu’l-Baha, moved to New York City, she made her home in Greenwich Village, on W. 10th St. near Fifth Avenue. 


Among Juliet’s closest friends was a well-known writer and artist and a fellow seeker: Khalil Gibran. 


Gibran lived across the street from Juliet. He had been born in northern Lebanon, then a part of the Ottoman Turkish Empire.


Juliet introduced the Baha’i Faith to Gibran by giving him Baha’u’llah’s Hidden Words in Arabic. 


This Profoundly moved him, and he described them as “stupendous literature”. 


Gibran also met Abdu’l-Baha through Juliet.