London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 05, 2009 -- Other worldliness has never seemed so close to home, as this beautiful illustrious book by Frances Ripley. We are gently implored to look outside ourselves, outside the humdrum of our straight - jacketed lives, to be still, silent and aware.
In Frances Ripley's book, Visions Unseen, we are given an intimate and detailed account of an extraordinary journey, a journey which wholly relies on Ripley's recognition of her own personal 'calling'. It is the unseen world of the Nature Spirits that Ripley is drawn to, she dedicates her book to it. It's a testimony to how we all can be more in 'tune' with nature, and all that this gives if we only stop, look and observe.
This charming book detailing Frances experiences with the metaphysical world is a curious read. It delights and challenges equally. As humans we are inclined to believe that anything that can't be detected under a scientist's microscope does not exist. This book gently implores you to look again.
Frances Ripley was born in Scotland, Edinburgh. Her schooling was in Dunkeld situated in extensive grounds by the River Tay. It is here Frances explored the delights that the woodland paths offered her, a chance to study nature.
In her adult life, Ripley has never abandoned her connections with people and nature, joining groups such as the Spiritualist Association, making use and making a connection with her very special talent that manifested itself in her drawings.
This book is a gentle and persuasive whimsical ride that transports you to the world that most people would like to deny.