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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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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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Navigating Through Distorted Spirituality

Navigating Through Distorted Spirituality Imaginative Visions: Part Seven  There are many quality churches and effective spiritual leaders. But some churches distort spiritual work. Some appeal to popular taste to create cash flow or feed egos. Some give the devil space

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Discernment (Imaginative Visions: Part Six)

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine Imaginative Visions: Discernment for Spiritual Guides When a spiritual guide hears about a vision, she may be concerned about the source of the vision. Did it come from God? Did it

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Imaginative Visions: Part Five

Teresa compares the Imaginative Vision to Paul’s experience on the Damascus Road. The first thing we notice is the suddenness of the Vision followed by immediate peace and calm. The soul also receives instruction or revelation directly from the Lord. Teresa

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