One of Time s women of the century, Helen Keller, reveals her mystical side in this best selling spiritual autobiography Writing that her first reading of Emanuel Swedenborg at age fourteen gave her truths that were to my faculties what light, color and music are to the eye and ear, she explains how Swedenborg s works sustained her throughout her life.This new edition iOne of Time s women of the century, Helen Keller, reveals her mystical side in this best selling spiritual autobiography Writing that her first reading of Emanuel Swedenborg at age fourteen gave her truths that were to my faculties what light, color and music are to the eye and ear, she explains how Swedenborg s works sustained her throughout her life.This new edition includes a foreword by Dorothy Herrmann, author of the acclaimed Helen Keller A Life, and a new chapter, Epilogue My Luminous Universe.
Light in my Darkness One of Time s women of the century Helen Keller reveals her mystical side in this best selling spiritual autobiography Writing that her first reading of Emanuel Swedenborg at age fourteen gave her t
A beautifully written piece on Helen Keller s love and devotion to her religion She explains the basic beliefs of Swedenborg Christianity, and then in her own lyrical style talks about how it has touched her, and how wonderful it is I read a lot of religious books from many different religions This one is amazingly approachable, even if you disagree with her religion She writes from a completely personal I perspective, and is never offensive or exclusionary Honestly it was just a highly pleasant [...]
I would like to read this book because Id like to see how a blind and deaf person writes.
I ve read Light In My Darkness several times Each time I enjoy it .Helen Keller is known as an inspirational figure, an author, an activist, even a socialist She is less known as a Christian mystic and avid reader of the spiritual writings of Emanuel Swedenborg 1688 1772.Light In My Darkness is than Keller s exposition of her religion and tribute to Emanuel Swedenborg It stands on its own as a personal expression of Keller s own spirituality and mystical experience Yes, you will learn something [...]
Helen Keller traces her spiritual development Swedenborgianism, with its concepts of a universal spiritual reality and brotherhood, a loving God, and an afterlife in which no one would suffer from limitations and handicaps, appealed to Helen.You have got to think that someone with the handicaps that Helen Keller dealt with was searching for answers and meaning She was an amazing woman who thought deeply.
Keller s observations are ever fresh and pertinent, and I will begin again on this one again very soon, though I don t think I finished it completely I was pleasantly surprised with Keller s insights and presentation.
At my first dinner in Heaven, I will be seated between Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Keller So many beautiful ideals and life positions.
Basically a rewrite of My Religion A very approachable introduction to Swedenborg s views on religion which formed the basis on which HK based her lifetime of work
Beautiful, incredible spirit None other like her in this realm However, I found it a bit antiquated, naturally Maybe I was a bit distracted, I was reading it along with many other modern memoirs.
Helen Keller is one of my heros It s interesting to read of her religious affiliation Swedenborg s philosophy.
Started going to the New Church again, and someone there handed us this book It is a very powerful book, as I never new how Helen Keller was a Swedenborg Keller is extremely intelligent, and makes a captivating case for the new church Her explanation of Swedenborg s thoughts and ideas are something I ve never heard articular this well before, and makes me think I ll try to read some of Swedenborg next Some of the background on Swedenborg s life in Chapter 2 is just astonishing He went from writi [...]
Very interesting to see this alongside D.T Suzuki s work on Swedenborg.
Helen Keller speaks in a beautiful, touching, inspiring way about her faith, which was influenced profoundly by the Swedish scientist, philosopher, and visionary, Emmanuel Swedenborg Many of Swedenborg s teachings resonate with gospel truths restored through Joseph Smith I believe Swedenborg was one of the forerunners who helped prepare the way for the gospel to be restored He knew understood so much, though not the fulness.
Great insight into the thinking of Helen Keller
Very interesting religious experience.
It was interesting to read of her spiritual journey Not her biography.
A blind deaf girl, her life, and her teacher.
Very good book
What an amazing woman she was.
Interesting Story of her life