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Intellectual Vision: Part Five

To authenticate the Intellectual Vision, Teresa tells us to look at the effects of the vision in our life. If these effects are not present, we should be suspect about the source of the vision. These effects include: Certainty about the

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 8

False Tears

Teresa challenges spiritual experiences governed by emotionalism and excessive crying. People cry. Crying is a normal emotional response. Some people cry more than others. Crying is not a sign of weakness, in fact, some people with great emotional strength cry.

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 6

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: Vision

Sixth Mansions: Chapter Five Flight of the Spirit: Part Four Flight of the Spirit To help us understand the flight of the spirit, Teresa compares our soul and our spirit to the sun and its rays. There is a certain

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 5

The Flight of the Spirit (Part One)

Sixth Mansions Chapter Five In Chapter Four of the Sixth Mansions we learned about “raptures of the soul”. Teresa says these raptures “carry the soul out of its senses”. She also refers to these raptures as ecstasies or trances. In chapter five Teresa

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