In this spiritual masterpiece — a classic of Christian literature and mysticism — the author addresses pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections, describing methods of conversion through prayer, submission, and purification.
Release on 2014-03-01 | by Saint John of the Cross,Wyatt North
Author: Saint John of the Cross,Wyatt North
Pubpsher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
St. John of the Cross is widely considered one of the most prolific and important poets of his time. In fact, in Spanish poetry, the Spiritual Canticle and Dark Night of the Soul are two of the most important works of all time. He is known for his rich use of symbolism and imagery within his poetry. Dark Night of the Soul is the title of a poem written by 16th-century Spanish poet and Roman Catholic mystic Saint John of the Cross, as well as of a treatise he wrote later, commenting on the poem.
A guide to finding your way through life's ordeals
Author: Thomas Moore
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A 'dark night of the soul' is not a psychological syndrome, but a quest for meaning during life's darkest hours: the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, ageing and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing dissatisfaction with life. Thomas Moore's extensive experience as a psychologist and theologian has taught him that the dark night is a challenge to restore ourselves and to become someone of substance, depth and soul. By using these trying times as an opportunity to reflect and delve into the soul's deepest needs, we can find a new understanding of life's meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul has its roots in a favourite chapter in Thomas Moore's million copy bestseller, Care of the Soul. In this beautifully-written and thought-provoking work he explores our contemporary anxieties and insecurities and shows how these metaphoric dark nights can become transforming rites of passage.
Release on 2007-04-01 | by Saint John of the Cross,St John of the Cross
Author: Saint John of the Cross,St John of the Cross
Pubpsher: Cosimo, Inc.
While spiritual guidance may be simply a comfort to some, it is an absolute necessity to those who would undertake the monumental task of fulfilling the soul's destiny of unity with God. In coming into the presence of the divine Creator, man would find himself infinitely smaller and wholly finite, a crushing blow to the ego, but the necessary process by which one truly becomes communed with God. Proceeding through the forest of human imperfections, St. John of the Cross offers a light in the darkness. A sympathetic guide, this poem and its explication are offered to ease the task of shedding the mental trappings of human existence, and to encourage fortitude in the face of suffering and the detachment of the spirit from the merely imagined self in order to fully become a blessed child of God, ready and able to embrace the glory that entails. Spanish mystic and poet ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS (1542-1591) played a major role in the Catholic Reformation of the 16th century, and produced several renowned writings, including his Spiritual Canticle and Sayings of Love and Peace.
In this profound and intelligent book, Fiona Robertson acts as companion and guide through the dark night of the soul or spiritual emergency. Capturing the essence of the dark night journey with compassion and clarity, she has created an evocative, inspiring work to give succour to all those who are touched by the dark night.
Here Mr. Hall interprets an extraordinary work by St. John of the Cross. Written over three hundred years ago, it deals with Christian symbolism on a mystical level. Its early insights are invaluable for modern man's continuing growth.
A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth
Author: Gerald G. May
Now in paperback: a distinguished psychiatrist, spiritual counsellor and bestselling author shows how the dark sides of the spiritual life are a vital ingredient in deep, authentic, healthy spirituality. Gerald G. May, MD, one of the great spiritual teachers and writers of our time, argues that the dark 'shadow' side of the true spiritual life has been trivialised and neglected to our serious detriment. Superficial and naively upbeat spirituality does not heal and enrich the soul. Nor does the other tendency to relegate deep spiritual growth to only mystics and saints. Only the honest, sometimes difficult encounters with what Christian spirituality has called and described in helpful detail as 'the dark night of the soul' can lead to true spiritual wholeness. May emphasises that the dark night is not necessarily a time of suffering and near despair, but a time of deep transition, a search for new orientation when things are clouded and full of mystery. The dark gives depth, dimension and fullness to the spiritual life.
While imprisoned in a tiny prison cell for his attempts to reform the Church, sixteenth-century Spanish mystic John of the Cross composed many of his now classic poems of the soul’s longing for God. Written on a scroll smuggled to him by one of his guards, his songs are the ultimate expression of the spiritual seeker’s journey from estranged despair to blissful union with the divine After escaping his captors, John fell into a state of profound ecstasy and wrote Dark Night of the Soul. Later, he added an important commentary to his poem to guide other searching souls along the arduous path to communion with God. Here, for the first time, a scholar unaffiliated with the Catholic Church has translated this timeless work. Mirabai Starr, who has studied Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism, lends the seeker’s sensibility to John’s powerful text and brings this classic work to the twenty-first century in a brilliant and beautiful rendering
Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Etty Hillesum : Contemplation and the New Paradigm
Author: Peter King
Category: Purgative way to perfection
Drawing on the writings of Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Etty Hillesumand, this book explores the key idea of the dark night of the soul and of using contemplation as a response to an apparent impasse as a way into a more profound experience of God.
Release on 2009 | by Danger Mouse,Sparklehorse,David Lynch
Author: Danger Mouse,Sparklehorse,David Lynch
Pubpsher: powerHouse Books
Dark Night of the Soul is a collaboration between musical visionary Danger Mouse, iconoclastic filmmaker David Lynch, and celebrated rock recluse Sparklehorse. This limited edition book of photography, complimenting an all-new album, represents original material from some of the most creative people in music and film. Limited editon of 5000 copies, includes CD-ROM.