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Mysticism and The Dark Night of the Soul

While it has been important in many religions, the Christian Mysticism tradition has long placed a particular emphasis on the Dark Night of the Soul experience. The 16th century Spanish Carmelite priest St. John of the Cross wrote a poem … Continue reading Continue reading

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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 1

[Quotes the first verse and begins to discuss the imperfections of beginners.] 1. Souls begin to enter this dark night when God, gradually drawing them out of the state of beginners (those who practice meditation on the spiritual road), begins … Continue reading Continue reading

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