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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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Imaginative Visions: Part Four

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine Imaginative Visions: Part Four We continue our discussion about Imaginative Visions. In an Imaginative Vision God reveals himself suddenly and only for a brief period of time. Yet, we can describe these visions in

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I Want to be Left Alone

Great Garbo I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, “I want to be left alone.’ There is all the difference. (Greta Garbo) For this reason alone, if for no other, the soul wants to flee people,

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 6

Flight of the Spirit: Authenticity

Sixth Mansions: Chapter Five Flight of the Spirit: Part Five In Chapter Four of the Sixth Mansions of the Interior Castle we learned about “raptures of the soul”. Teresa says these raptures “carry the soul out of its senses”. She also refers

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From the Ashes

The Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Four The Rapture of the Soul Teresa says, “One kind of rapture is this.” The soul is “not actually engaged in prayer” but “is struck by some word, which it either remembers or hears spoken

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