Joan of Arc: The Mystic Legacy examines the external and internal forces that shaped this heroic life, from her childhood in the rural marshlands of Lorraine, to the halls of power, where she claimed her right to command the French army. This unique exploration of mortality and spiritual transcendence documents the rise and fall of the luminous girl in armor whose actions altered the outcome of the Hundred Years War, and whose openly stated prophecies were ultimately fulfilled. Thirty-seven full color photographs of historic sites in France breathe life into the text. January 6th, 2012 marks the six hundredth anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc. Although the historic events that unfolded during her lifetime (1412-1431) are well documented, few people know the details of her true story. Joan of Arc: The Mystic Legacy reveals why her achievements as a military commander have been overshadowed by controversy; and how at the age of nineteen, she became convicted of witchcraft and heresy, and was sentenced to death, by fire. In 1429, at age seventeen, how did she capture the attention of men in power, let alone influence their decisions? What was the source of her confidence, as she stepped onto the most unlikely of public stages during the Late Middle Ages, an era when the voices pf women were silenced? The answers to these questions are taken from her trial testimony. The esoteric elements in descriptions given by Joan, as she related the events of her life, have not been interpreted from the perspective of contemporary cross-cultural mysticism, until now. Readers are encouraged to exercise their independent faculties, in attempting to comprehend unfathomable historic events witnessed by multitudes, and the constant references, made by Joan, to her daily interactions with the three angelic guides who she named and described as the Voices who counseled and advised her.
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Published November 11, 2011
by Golden Fields Press.
Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality.