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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

The Authenticity of Our Spiritual Experiences

Photo Copyright: Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons  I noted this short video about the Bernini sculpture in my last post. If you haven’t seen it yet, I would encourage you to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKcJvjP9zgY  (Kahn Academy with Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 2

A Higher Flight

Summary: Sixth Mansions – Chapter One We learned about many exterior and interior trials in Chapter One of the Sixth Mansions. The first exterior trial comes from The Critics. Critics inflict damage through criticism, gossip, contempt, and lying. The second trial

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 2

The Great Light of the Dark Night

Interior Trials: Part VI We cannot avoid or conquer the “Dark Night of the Soul”. We rely on our spiritual routines to no avail. Prayer provides little comfort. Mediation is nearly impossible. “Solitude is even worse” — although we also

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 1

Dark Night of the Soul

Interior Trials: Part V We are powerless to end the “Dark Night of the Soul”. Teresa says, “grace is buried so deeply that the soul seems not to feel the smallest spark of any love for God”. No “earthly consolations”

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 1