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Stepping Out of the Boat

Interior Castle Sixth Mansions: Chapter Four Most of us have two belief systems. The first is what we believe we believe. This drives most our conversations, teaching, ideology, writing, and outward judgments of others. This is also what we believe the

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Spiritual Experiences with Substance

Teresa uses the marriage customs of her day to explain Unitive Prayer (i.e. becoming one with Him). This includes: Brief Meetings: A brief time in which we see our future Spouse. (Fifth Mansion) Betrothal Period: The promise to marry and learning to love

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Seeing the Whole

Intellectual Visions Teresa of Avila: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Four In Teresa’s time, a private apartment of a palace could have “an infinite variety of glassware, and earthenware, and all kinds of things, set out in such a way that you could

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Act Now. Speak Later.

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Chapter Four Intellectual Visions An Intellectual Vision leaves a powerful impression in the “depths of the soul” but the actual event eludes description. The content of the Intellectual Vision is also much larger than the

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Intellectual and Imaginative Visions

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Four We’re discussing the “raptures of the soul”. Teresa says, these raptures “carry the soul out of its senses”.  And even though we’re carried out of our senses, “the soul has never before been so

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