When contemporary Friends speak to each other of the Light Within, do we have a shared understanding of what we mean? Is it the same Light that George Fox spoke of? Rex Ambler explores how early Friends thought about and engaged with the Light in ways that have mostly been lost to Friends today. How could we be enriched – as individuals and as a community – by recovering some of the early Quaker experiences of Light? Discussion questions included.
About the Author(s)
Rex Ambler is known for his search to experience and understand the Light and the workshops he developed and materials he wrote to share what he discovered. He taught theology for over thirty years at Birmingham University in England and has more recently traveled extensively to teach Quaker meditation, or “Experiment with Light,” helping those interested to set up “light groups” to practice it – see www.experiment-with-light.org.uk. His many publications include Light to Live By: An Exploration in Quaker Spirituality; The Quaker Way: A Rediscovery; Truth of the Heart (an anthology of the writings of George Fox); and Living in Dark Times (Pendle Hill Pamphlet #447). He also contributed to John Lampen’s Seeing, Hearing, Knowing – Reflections on Experiment with Light. Rex has run for Parliament in Britain as a Green Party candidate.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #425