K.E. Hansen takes readers on an enlightening excursion of scripture in her work The Soul’s Journey Into Light.
Examining the enigmatic book of Revelation, the author draws theological insight not only from her ample understanding of the Bible but through a deeply personal mystical experience that she underwent in 2012. “This vision,” she shares, “showed me that Jesus wants to…make transformative changes within each of us.”
Hansen contends that Revelation is a “roadmap” to higher consciousness, one that works on two levels. The first provides an outer meaning, one that prophesizes the end of the world. The second imparts a personal pathway that helps us grow in wisdom and “light.” To demonstrate these two aspects, she examines each chapter of the aforementioned work, explaining the signs and symbols of each verse as well as the spiritual secrets embedded in the text, which can ultimately help us to lead more God-centered lives. Demons, for instance, are not just outward signs of evil, but inner temptations that we all experience in our day-to-day lives.
The Soul’s Journey Into Light is well-argued, and the author’s voice is at once authoritative, didactic, and inspiring. Writers exploring Revelation often paint it in dark, doomsday strokes. While Hansen acknowledges the eschatological aspects of the book, she aims to help readers examine the meaning behind the text and to embrace the mystical aspects of surrendering to God’s will in body and soul.
Overall, Hansen’s book sparkles like the light she believes exists in all things. Although there are some awkward sentences throughout (e.g., “Just as the force of God’s intentions brings results in the universe, even so, God has given you ‘power’. 2 Timothy 1:7, and the force of your intentions and your willpower brings results”), her prose is also often direct, effective, earnest and uplifting.
Fans of Christian mysticism as well as books like A Course in Miracles, Interior Castle, and works by Ernest Holmes will find much to appreciate here.