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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 5

[The imperfections of the capital vice of anger into which beginners fall.] 1. Because of the strong desire of many beginners for spiritual gratification, they usually have many imperfections of anger. When the delight and satisfaction procured in their spiritual … 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 – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 4

[The imperfections of lust, the third capital vice, usually found in beginners.] 1. A number of these beginners have many more imperfections in each vice than those I am mentioning. But to avoid prolixity, I am omitting them and touching … Continue reading

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