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How to Conquer the World

Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Three What surprises me most of all now is that they have just as great a desire to serve him and that through them he be praised and that they may

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Flight of the Spirit: Authenticity

Sixth Mansions: Chapter Five Flight of the Spirit: Part Five In Chapter Four of the Sixth Mansions of the Interior Castle we learned about “raptures of the soul”. Teresa says these raptures “carry the soul out of its senses”. She also refers

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Flight of the Spirit: Imaginative Visions

Flight of the Spirit: Part 3 Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Five Teresa continues discussing the “flight of the spirit“. She also calls this the “sudden transport of the spirit”. When the spirit is transported, “the soul really seems to

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The Flight of the Spirit (Part One)

Sixth Mansions Chapter Five In Chapter Four of the Sixth Mansions we learned about “raptures of the soul”. Teresa says these raptures “carry the soul out of its senses”. She also refers to these raptures as ecstasies or trances. In chapter five Teresa

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