Writer, editor, and dancer
Life for Eileen Maddocks has been a series of differing tableaus, some marvelous and others not so much. But she focused on the positive and pushed ahead because she has always been a person of faith.
Eileen’s mother, who was raised in the Millerite tradition in the Advent Christian Church, studied Christian history and theology and raised her children in liberal Protestantism. But the stories of the Advent Christian grandparents and their church’s tent meetings were family lore.
Always a spiritual seeker, Eileen went to various Christian churches but did not find the answers to her questions. Then she explored New Age concepts for many years. In 1989, when the bottom dropped out of her life, she discovered the Bahá’í Faith and subsequently served at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa, Israel, for many years as a researcher and writer. There have always been challenges along the way, but most of her life tableaus since becoming a Bahá’í have been great.
Upon retirement, she returned to her New England heritage and is now living in the bucolic state of Vermont, a quiet refuge for artists and writers. Billboards are banned in Vermont!
Eileen describes herself as a curious student, always trying to learn. She writes in a manner designed to encourage readers to seek and explore for themselves.
Millerite heritage spurred Eileen to research the life of William Miller
Having spare time in retirement, Eileen was spurred by her heritage to research the life of William Miller and follow the convergent threads of prophecy from various religions that pointed to that pivotal year—1844. Her research became the exciting book 1844: Convergence in Prophecy for Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Bahá’í Faith.
The Coming of the Glory
She is now working on her trilogy The Coming of the Glory: How the Hebrew Bible Reveals the Plan of God, of which volume 1 was published in April 2020, and volume 2 will be released in April 2022, with volume 3 to follow a year or two later.
Eileen’s new artistic mode is developing and presenting segments from her books in an animated and colorful PowerPoint format via Zoom. Check them out on her YouTube channel:
The videos are also available here on the website, through my Blogs.
Eileen was a semi-professional ballet dancer in her retirement! Never say too old! Her cerebral lifestyle has been balanced with a serious study of ballet and four seasons (2015–2018) of performing in Farm to Ballet, a summer production of Ballet Vermont, that brings classical ballet to Vermont farm venues for thousands of people. Imagine dancing on green grass with breezes blowing and cows and sheep mooing and baaing their comments from afar. No longer performing, she can still be found regularly in studio classes.