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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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Shallow Advice

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Fifth Mansions: Chapter One I have had a great deal of experience with learned men, and have also had experience with half-learned , fearful ones; these latter cost me dearly. At least I think that

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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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