Worlds Apart - written by Jenni Shell, founder of the Mystery School of Maat and The Order of the White Lion, describing the motivation behind her life’s work. Available in paperback, Kindle and *iBooks formats.
Jenni has written a highly inspiring factual account, which traces the circumstances and consequences of traumatic events in two early childhoods: the one of her mother in the Edwardian era, and her own in the last years of the Second World War and after.
Although her mother had been diagnosed with a form of schizophrenia, there were indications that she might have been silenced, and it became her daughter’s heartfelt commitment to bring to light the ‘truth’ about what might have been a tragic misdiagnosis.
Trying to understand her mother’s suffering led the young woman to discover spiritual meaning in many so-called ‘delusional’ realities and synchronicities, which seemed to contradict her traditional upbringing. We become witness to a life-long search in an attempt to reconcile reason, practicalities and the soul’s cosmic way of communication, and how this experience led her into mediating and teaching what she had learnt to many others.
Worlds Apart is, in a personal sense, a late and moving story of redemption: an account of the never told events that triggered her mother’s illness, and ultimately the path of healing commenced in the next generation.
In 1981 Jenni founded Maat – a Mystery and later Qabalah school - designed to inspire individuals to put into practice their life as personality, soul and spirit, beyond any rigid perspective. Well over 6,000 people from all walks of life attended and have had the chance to work closely with this powerful, down to earth and modest teacher.
Despite her exposure to the public, Jenni has not sought a great deal of public attention. Worlds Apart shows why. Her whole life’s focus - initially triggered by family trauma – has always remained in exploring the fine line between what can be misunderstood as mental illness on the one hand, and the urgent language of spiritual impressions on the other.
The need to understand the vital forces of the psyche and adjust one’s life practically in order to grow as human being, has always been at the centre of her life and teachings.
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