Monthly Archives: May 2014

Authenticating Mystical Experiences: Spiritual Guides

I am very ready to give credence to those who have great learning. For even if they have not themselves experienced these things, men of great learning have a certain instinct to prompt them. As God uses them to give

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Authenticating our Mystical Experiences: Quality

“If we are really very fond of vanities, the devil will send us into transports over them; but these are not like the transports of God, nor is there the same delight and satisfaction for the soul or the same

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Stories and Parables

The stories I tell have been some of the most popular posts on this blog. To make these more accessible I’ve collected them under a new category called Stories and Parables. To access these stories, scroll to the lower right side of

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Removing Barriers

I can’t give up that quick. My life is a candle and a wick. You can put it out but you can’t break it down, In the end we are waiting to be lit.  (Laura Marling)  In the Prayer of

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Deception

The soul “wonders if the whole thing was imagination . . . if the favor was a gift of God, or if the devil was transfigured into an angel of light. It retains a thousand suspicions, and it is well

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