The Understanding of Good:
Thoughts on Some of Life’s Higher Issues
Jeanne de Vietinghoff
Translated by Ethel Ireland Helleman
Introduced and edited by Christine Mary McGinley
Jeanne de Vietinghoff, 1875-1926
Jeanne de Vietinghoff’s The Understanding of Good was first published in French in 1910 and translated to English in 1921. We have revived this obscure and extraordinary work of poetic philosophy for the reader interested in deep spiritual nourishment.
From the introduction:
“Jeanne de Vietinghoff was one of those rare souls who are able to speak to us about the life of the soul and remind us that this is our true life, the only life that matters. She urges us to look beyond our worldly existence ― our circumstances, our life-course, even our relationships ― and see that the only thing that can bring us true happiness is our development as spiritual beings. That development, that unfolding of the soul, she insists, can only happen through the constant search for truth and through the effort we invest in listening to our own souls.
“Jeanne de Vietinghoff’s The Understanding of Good is a work we may return to again and again for the deeper understanding we find each time. It is a work that convinces us not only of the nobility of the soul through which such truths found expression but also of the higher source from which they came.”
Philosophy, Spiritual Enrichment, Transcendentalism
Hardcover, 192 pages
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8.5″ x .75″
Weight: 13 ounces
Gleam of Light Press, 2016
Available through all major booksellers