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Dark Night of the Soul

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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

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Prologue
Book I: Night of Sense
Book II: Night of the Spirit
 

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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

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Prologue
Book I: Night of Sense
Book II: Night of the Spirit
 

Read More

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781573229746
    • Manufacturer: Riverhead
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781573229746
    • ISBN 10: 1573229741
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2003
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: St John of the Cross
    • Page Count: 184
    • Width: 5.18 inches
    • Height: 0.56 inches
    • Length: 7.50 inches
    • Weight: 0.35 pounds
    • SKU: 9781101099483
    • Manufacturer: Riverhead
    • Author: St John of the Cross
    • ISBN 13: 9781101099483
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2003
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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