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The Complete Works of St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church V1: General Introduction, Ascent of Mount Carmel, Dark Night of the Soul

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Paperback, 528 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1935)
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A long and difficult read for most, but well worth the effort.

There are long potions that are illuminating and touch the soul. There are also lengthy portions that are difficult to understand and lean on obscure and nebulous concepts that some readers will not be prepared to understand. It is important to push through, because the next section may be an answer you are looking for. The dark night is often represented as something negative in modern usage, but it should be interpreted as a time of
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San Juan de la Cruz (English: St. John of the Cross), born Juan de Yepes Álvarez, was a major Counter-Reformation figure, a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar & priest. He was a reformer of the Carmelite Order & is considered, along with St Teresa of Ávila, as a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. He's also known for his writings. Both his poetry & his studies on the grow ...more
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“So, then, as such water mingled with mud becomes foul, so the soul whose affections are set on created things becomes polluted; for then it resembles them.” 0 likes
“For the soul that is blind considers falsehood to be falsehood no longer, evil not to be evil, because it puts darkness for light, and light for darkness, and falls into endless disorders.” 0 likes
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