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Intellectual Visions

Teresa of Avila: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Ten: Intellectual Visions We recently completed Teresa of Avila’s chapter on Imaginative Visions (Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine). We now move to Chapter Ten. Teresa returns to the topic of Intellectual Visions that she discussed

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 10

Spiritual Greed

Teresa of Avila: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine Imaginative Visions: Part Eight Be on your guard against all kinds of greed. (Jesus) The habit of having to have things we don’t need, is likely greed. Greed can also infest our spiritual lives.

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 9

Spiritual Locutions and Our Character

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Three We’ve been learning about spiritual “locutions” [direct messages/personal revelation]. Yet where do these locutions come from? Do they come from God, our imagination, or the devil? This is our ninth post* on discerning the source

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 3

Spiritual Progress

Let the conclusion of the whole matter be this. We must strive all the time to advance, and, if we are not advancing, we must cherish serious misgivings, as the devil is undoubtedly anxious to exercise his wiles upon us.

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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 4, Spiritual Warfare

Marriage as a Spiritual Metaphor

I am only making a rough comparison, but I can find no other which will better explain what I am trying to say than the Sacrament of Matrimony. The two things work differently, for in this matter that we are

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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 4