Sunday, November 13, 2005

From Cacœthes Scribendi
On the dark night of the soul
The classic from St John of the Cross

As old friend Mark Bonocore explained to me, the Spanish mystics talked about three stages in moving towards God (towards theosis or deification as the Orthodox shockingly and correctly put it), the first stage that’s all sweetness and light (which many/most mistake for the third stage), the dark night in which most people quit and finally union with God.

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