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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 6

[The imperfections of spiritual gluttony.] 1. A great deal can be said on spiritual gluttony, the fourth vice. There are hardly any persons among these beginners, no matter how excellent their conduct, who do not fall into some of the … Continue reading

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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

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John of the Cross and Dark Night of the Soul

16th century Spanish poet, Roman Catholic mystic and Carmelite priest, Saint John of the Cross, wrote the poem Dark Night of the Soul and latera treatise commenting on the poem. It was written while John of the Cross was imprisoned by … Continue reading

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