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A Final Tour of the Interior Castle

I have completed blogging through the Interior Castle. I still plan to revise and organize this site along with occasionally adding new material. Attached is a summary of the book with links to key subjects and sections.  Teresa of Avila: A

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A Tour of the Interior Castle*

A Tour of the Interior Castle Teresa of Avila: A Summary of the Interior Castle Even those devoting much of their life to studying spiritual literature find the Interior Castle a complex book. Richard Foster, author of the classic spiritual formation book Celebration of

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Spiritual Experiences with Substance

Teresa uses the marriage customs of her day to explain Unitive Prayer (i.e. becoming one with Him). This includes: Brief Meetings: A brief time in which we see our future Spouse. (Fifth Mansion) Betrothal Period: The promise to marry and learning to love

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 4

Act Now. Speak Later.

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Chapter Four Intellectual Visions An Intellectual Vision leaves a powerful impression in the “depths of the soul” but the actual event eludes description. The content of the Intellectual Vision is also much larger than the

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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