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DOWNLOAD La noche oscura del alma 107 E religious rituals and embracing a Being who can be known only through love His words Peers writes are a wonderful illustration of the theological truth that grace far from destroying nature ennobles and dignifies it and of the agreement always found between the natural and the supernatural between the principles of sound reason and the sublime manifestations of Divine grace One of the greatest contributions to the literature of mysticism Dark Night of the Soul offers support and encouragement to all who seek oneness with Go. I ve been wanting to read St John of the Cross for some time and awhile ago I happened to have picked up this little hardcover cheaply I finally began digging into it and after reading about half I have decided to read it later in a different translation It seems Mirabai Starr has taken it upon herself to take a few liberties with the text two of which are bound to annoy me The first is that she has minimized all direct Christian references The second is that she has translated El Diablo as the fragmented self and has replaced all references to evil sin hell and the devil as states and entities with other such psychobabblish terms If you want to interpret these Christian terms as metaphorical fine but by all means use the original metaphors don t attempt some bland substitution that kills the poetry and in all likelihood butchers the sense Of course the poet can speak to people of other religions but let s not pretend St John of the Cross didn t have a specifically Christian understanding of God and humanity and sin I certainly don t want to read Rumi with all references to Mohammed replaced by some nonspecified prophet figure either If readers can t take away truth from a writing without being catered to by having an author s original vocabulary replaced with terms they find appealingnever mind rant over

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DOWNLOAD La noche oscura del alma 107 This new edition of the Image classic with than 100000 copies sold brings E Allison Peers's magnificent translation of St John of the Cross's masterpiece Dark Night of the Soul to a new generation of readers and will renew the interest of those already familiar with its soaring poetry and timeless truths The sixteenth century Carmelite monk St John of the Cross stands alongside St Teresa of Avila as the West's best known and most beloved Christian mystic As Peers writes in the Introduction to his definitive translation of Dar. Although I received some insight from reading this treatise on spirituality I feel I am too much of a beginner to comprehend many of the interior experiences that are touched upon here particularly in the latter part of the work I suspect my own darkness and aridity which is at times considerable is neither as dark nor as potentially luminous as the darkness that lies in the heart of this great saint I would however recommend it anyway there is much here for even a beginner to treasureBut the poem of which this treatise is a commentary is something else again Inspired by the Song of Solomon it is a lyrical passionate cry the yearning of a human heart for the Divine that any lover can understandThis new translation by Mirabai Starr is clear modern and accessible Profetiens Utvalgte Phenomena 1 interest of those already familiar with An Infamous Army its soaring poetry and timeless truths The sixteenth century Carmelite monk St John of the Cross stands alongside St Teresa of Avila as the West's best known and most beloved Christian mystic As Peers writes L'Aiguillle creuse in the Introduction to his definitive translation of Dar. Although I received some Remote Viewers The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies insight from reading this treatise on spirituality I feel I am too much of a beginner to comprehend many of the Cesario Gussago Sonate a uattro Sei Et Otti interior experiences that are touched upon here particularly The Korean War is at times considerable Sara och Clovnen som grät Sara #4 in the heart of this great saint I would however recommend The Exclamation Mark Hesperus Classics it anyway there Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 is much here for even a beginner to treasureBut the poem of which this treatise Bruce Lees Kampfstil 2 Bruce Lees Kampfstil #2 is a commentary Lehrbuch Der Albanischen Sprache is something else again Inspired by the Song of Solomon Madame Tussaud A Novel of the French Revolution it The Time of Stalin Portrait of a Tyranny is a lyrical passionate cry the yearning of a human heart for the Divine that any lover can understandThis new translation by Mirabai Starr The Summer Without Men is clear modern and accessible

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DOWNLOAD La noche oscura del alma 107 K Night of the Soul The most sublime of all Spanish mystics he soars aloft on the wings of Divine love to heights known hardly to any of them True to the character of his thought his style is always forceful and energetic Dark Night of the Soul follows the soul's journey from a state of abandonment and darkness to a loving union with God In a voice at once grandiose and melodious and a style that combines the systematic theology of St Thomas Auinas with rapturous poetry St John describes the process of moving away from routin. There are two ways of thinking and speaking of God The first is the apophatic way or the via negativa the way of negation This way of thinking and speaking focuses on the transcendence of God and the inability of human language and experience to encompass all that God is and does The second is the kataphatic way or the via affirmativa the way of affirmation This way of thinking about God focuses on His immanence and His presence with us in and through His creation Charles Williams has rightly pointed out that each Christian must approach God through both ways to some degree or risk falling into heretical beliefs If God were ultimately transcendent then we would become Gnostics shunning matter and the material world as evil If God were ultimately immanent then we would become pantheists unable to separate God from His creation With that in mind I recently read The Dark Night of the Soul by St John of the Cross a practitioner par excellence of the apophatic way I intend to wrestle with this tough little book and its author and perhaps come to fisticuffs before it s all over We ll see how it turns outFirst of all some background St John of the Cross wrote of the dark night of the soul a time when the first excitement of conversion and service to God wanes and the believer is left with a sense of emptiness a sense of God s absence He may continue to practice the same spiritual exercises as before but the joy in them is gone It seems that he takes no pleasure in the things of God and this leads to a spiritual depression Most if not all believers will experience this at some point in their lives St Augustine St Francis Martin Luther GK Chesterton and CS Lewis all experienced these dark nights It is the goal of St John to show that when this occurs it is God s instrument to empty us of our pride and selfishness and focus us fully on Him drawing us closer to Divine Love So far so goodSt John open with an excellent discussion of the various manifestations of pride including prideful things such as the desire to be teachers rather than learners the desire to experience a spiritual high a sort of spiritual gluttony and the desire to be recognized for one s great learninghumilityholiness St John stresses total reliance on Divine Grace and the inability of humans to stir up within themselves these experiences of God God alone must give a sense of His presence as a gift St John is also very concerned with articulating a theology of suffering as an aid to those who suffer in their Christian walk All of these things are good and I appreciated them greatlyThat being said and I feel a bit guilty saying this I didn t like this book overall The whole of the book is permeated with an ascetic sort of dualism The goal of salvation in the mind of St John of the Cross is for the soul to become one with God to enjoy unity with its Creator In order for this to happen the person must be emptied first of every physical desire and pleasure and then of every spiritual desire and pleasure A perfect emptiness is necessary before the soul may enjoy unity with God Biblically the ultimate end of salvation is the resurrection of the body and eternal life in the new heavens and new earth St John s method like the entire ascetic project finds some sort of sharp division between body and soul and holds the soul up as the better of the two In the ascetic scheme we come closer to the Giver and embrace Him by scorning His gifts This whole way of thinking misses the fact that creation is charged with the presence of God Through sacraments and scripture we see God everywhere and His truth proclaimed throughout the universe An author would be puzzled if I claimed to be his biggest fan and then proved it by refusing to read his books If we love an author we will generally love his books and it often works the other way as well if we love the books we will develop a love for the author This in essence is the kataphatic way the way of affirmation St Francis revered nature and found God Dante loved Beatrice and found God Chesterton embraced the world and found God Lewis loved Balder and found GodHow do we balance this though to avoid having idolatrous thoughts of God One theme that is abundantly clear throughout The Dark Night of the Soul is that God is far than we see of Him in Scripture and far than we see of Him in creation Because He is transcendent all that we know of Him through His world and Word are still but part of the whole Our finite minds and language cannot properly conceive the full majesty and glory of God In St John s logic this leads us to the obvious conclusion that we ought to mortify the flesh and spirit in order that our souls may peel back the veil and see God as He truly is However not only is this not the only conclusion I believe it is the wrong conclusion Martin Luther himself recognized the transcendence of what he termed the Hidden God He recognized all the same problems as St John His solution however was that we will never be creatures that will be able to penetrate that veil for we will always be finite creatures God would be totally unknowable to us except for the fact that He condescended to meet us where we are This means that we should look at the things God has revealed about Himself in order to know Him physical things like the Word and Sacraments Only through these things can we know God for we cannot peel back the veil and see the ineffable nature of God By this the two ways the apophatic and kataphatic are reconciled in a way that St John can t uite reachSt John says that many who devote themselves to the contemplation of God that he encourages find it repugnant to speak of the things they have learned in secret for human language cannot tell of what they experience However we are told in Scripture that Jesus is the Word of God God has chosen to reveal Himself in words Language is God s divine creation It is true that we may not know God as He really is but that is because we cannot comprehend Him as He is We can only know Him as He reveals Himself and therefore through special revelation In other words words In fact I may go as far as to say that God does not want us to contemplate His nature or thoughts apart from what He has revealed to us Deut 2929Overall I had a hard time with this book I really wanted to like it I absolutely loved The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence but this was as different from the world affirming Lawrence as possible Often throughout Church history Christians have held that the way of affirmation of knowing God through His creation and revelation is the beginning which will eventually lead to the way of negation knowing God in a contemplative fashion apart from the things revealed Charles Williams reverses the two saying that we may start with contemplation but we must move on to affirmation as we mature I believe that this is Biblical in light to the great emphasis in the Scriptures on resurrection material blessings and the creation in general As Williams writes It is necessary first to establish the awful difference between God and the world before we can be permitted to see the awful likeness It is and will always remain necessary to remember the difference in the likeness Neither of these two Ways indeed is or can be exclusive


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  • La noche oscura del alma
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  • 16 July 2019
  • 9780385029308