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Download ´ La noche oscura del alma 107 è « Plus les choses divines sont en soi claires et manifestes plus elles sont naturellement obscures et cachées à l’âme Il en est ici comme de la lumière naturelle plus on veut fixer le soleil en face et plus on éblouit la puissance visuelle et on la prive de lumière De même uand cette divine« Plus les choses divines sont en soi claires et manifestes plus elles sont naturellement obscures et cachées à l’âme Il en est ici comme de la lumière naturelle plus on veut fixer le soleil en face et plus on éblouit la puissance visuelle et on la prive d. I took this book up on my 10 day Mount Shasta retreat and it became the reverberating background of my whole experience In the translation by mystic scholar Mirabai Starr St John of the Cross's description of the phases of the soul as she 'el alma' nears unity with God far transcends any traditional definitions of Catholicism The 'Dark Night of the Soul' is not merely a period of intense depression it is the annihilation of the ego the final stage when spiritual rituals symbols and beliefs no longer suffice and there is no comfort but emptiness the awareness that 'I Am Nothing' In every major religion from Buddhism to Judaism enlightenment or spiritual union or perfect consciousness is described as the ultimate Nothing Zero The dissolution of self into Oneness Like Rumi's devotional poetry to the eternal presence within St John of the Cross posits the soul as lover and God as Beloved In the darkness of night the wounded soul rises up in response to the affections of the will Like a lioness or a she bear that goes looking for her lost cubs the wounded soul goes anxiously forth in search of her God In darkness she feels only his absence She feels like she is dying with love for him Mind body and soul are purified and illuminated in preparation for total union and the process according to John is excruciating The price as Rumi says is your life But to know God means to know yourself and as Jung said The way to light is through the darknessFor anyone who is inflamed by love longing this book is a beautiful and validating guide Love is like a fire It rises perpetually upward yearning to be absorbed at its very center

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E lumière De même uand cette divine lumière de la contemplation investit l’âme ui n’est pas encore complètement éclairée elle produit en elle des ténèbres spirituelles parce ue non seulement elle la dépasse mais parce u’elle la prive de son intelli. I finally managed to make my way through this It's remarkable reading but it sure ain't easy reading This book was so heavy I might only be able to read blogs by the Real Housewives for the rest of my life

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La noche oscura del almaGence naturelle et en obscurcit l’acte »Sur le chemin mystiue l’expérience de la nuit n’est ni noire ni dramatiue ni tragiue Ce magnifiue traité poétiue montre au contraire u’elle est réceptrice de leçons divines Une œuvre majeure de la voie négati. 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