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Dark Night of the Soul

ISBN13: 9780385029308

ISBN10: 0385029306

Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group (1 Jan. 1990)

Extent: 193 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 14 x 1.1 x 20.9 cm

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  • St. John takes us on a journey into ourselves, a journey of knowledge and self understanding, that encompasses our failings and imperfections. It shows us how in a place beyond words we can embrace sadness and grief, and seeking God, our lives will be turned around. He describes the 'arid and dark night of contemplation' which leads us to 'the knowledge of oneself and of ones misery.' True knowledge of our self and of our condition shows how far we must go to find God, who our restless hearts incessantly seek.

    The Dark Night of the Soul describes how first the senses, and then the spirit undergo a series of purgation, which aids in bringing it closer to God, and eventually preparing it for union with Him. The individual soul seeks Jesus in a mystical marriage. For after the dark night, comes the joy of mystical union with God.

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