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In the Presence of Angels
Reflections on Mattie Pearl and Emanuel Swedenborg
By Andrea R. Garrison
In October 2004, Andrea Garrison's mother, Mattie Pearl, passed into the spiritual world. The weeks leading up to her crossing were a powerful time for Andrea and the rest of her family as Mattie Pearl shared her love, her insights, and her visions of heaven with those around her.
Andrea knew from the time she was a little girl that there was a spiritual reality beyond what we could see, and her mother encouraged her to explore different understandings of the Divine. As an adult, Andrea encountered the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg and was struck by the similarities between his theology and her experiences. Her quest to find others who knew about the Swedish mystic led her to new friends and, ultimately, a deeper exploration of her family history.
Originally published as The Crossing Over of Mattie Pearl, this expanded edition tells more about Andrea's family history, including the role her father played in her life, as well as her reflections on Emanuel Swedenborg. Anyone who has mourned the loss of a loved one or been curious about the other side will be inspired and uplifted by this true story of a remarkable woman.
About the Author
Andrea R. Garrison is the author of The Crossing Over of Mattie Pearl, founder of The Mattie Pearl Foundation, and the host/producer of Online With Andrea, a global, multidimensional internet radio program that connects heart to heart. Andrea is committed to her spiritual explorations and studies. Visit her website: www.onlinewithandrea.com.