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Dust in the Eyes

Oh, human blindness! How long, how long shall it be before this dust is removed from our eyes? For although, as far as we ourselves are concerned, it seems not to be bad enough to blind us altogether, I can

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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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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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A Tour of the Interior Castle (1)

This post has been updated: Click here. Navigating the Interior Castle (as a book and as a metaphor for our soul) can be challenging. I like to give an occasional outline to give the reader and myself some sort of

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Posted in Summaries

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