What One Sees Without Eyes

Selected Writings of Jacques Lusseyran

Jacques Lusseyran

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Lusseyran tells of experiencing 'light in myself' as a spiritual gift of love.

216 x 138 mm
Floris Books
Religion & Spirituality; Philosophy of Human Life
160 pages
Publication date:
21 Oct 1999


Jacques Lusseyran, blind hero of the French Resistance, lost his sight at the age of eight. In his best-selling autobiography And There was Light (Floris Books, 1999), he tells how he discovered the 'inner light' which allowed him to see the world in all its richness and depth, a light which sustained him through the terrors of internment at Buchenwald.

In this collection of writings, Lusseyran tells of experiencing 'light in myself' as a spiritual gift of love. He examines the value of 'seeing' for both blind and sighted people, and explores the nature of the inner space that we call 'I'. In two short memoirs, he recalls encounters in the death-camps which inspired and strengthened him to find an inner response to an outer hell.


'Jacques Lusseyran is a majestic human being - one would say almost a prototype of what we may become. His writing has a mythical power capable of transforming those who contact it. This is gritty, spiritual writing at its best.'
-- Larry Dossey, author of Reinventing Medicine


Jacques Lusseyran was born in Paris in 1924, and lost his sight in childhood. As a teenager, he led an underground resistance network during the German occupation of France. After the Second World War he bacame a university professor in the United States. He died in 1971.


Also available by Jacques Lusseyran:
And There Was Light

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