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Ebook Dark Night of the Soul by San Juan de la Cruz read! Book Title: Dark Night of the Soul
Date of issue: February 4th 2003
ISBN: 1573229741
ISBN 13: 9781573229746
The author of the book: San Juan de la Cruz
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 693 KB
Edition: Riverhead Books

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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 treasure.

But 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 understand.

This new translation by Mirabai Starr is clear, modern and accessible.

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Ebook Dark Night of the Soul read Online! San Juan de la Cruz (English: St. John of the Cross), born Juan de Yepes Álvarez, was a major Counter-Reformation figure, a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar & priest. He was a reformer of the Carmelite Order & is considered, along with St Teresa of Ávila, as a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. He's also known for his writings. Both his poetry & his studies on the growth of the soul are considered the summit of mystical Spanish literature & a peak of all Spanish literature. He was canonized as a saint in 1726 by Pope Benedict XIII. He is one of the 33 Doctors of the Church.

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