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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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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 5

Spiritual Sweetness and Spiritual Consolations

To put it briefly, worldly joys (spiritual sweetness) have their source in our own nature and end in God, whereas spiritual consolations have their source in God, but we experience them in a natural way . . . .  (Teresa

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Posted in 4th Mansions - Chapter 1