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Authenticating Our Mystical Experiences: Certitude

God implants Himself in the interior of that soul in such a way that, when it returns to itself, it cannot possibly doubt that God has been in it and it has been in God; so firmly does this truth

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Half-Learned Spiritual Guides

Of this I have the fullest experience; and I have also experience of timid, half-learned men whose shortcomings have cost me very dear. At any rate, my own opinion is that anyone who does not believe that God can do

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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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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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