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The Dark Night of the Soul

  • 116 Pages
  • 0.52 MB
  • English
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Poetry & poets: 16th to 18th centuries, Poetry anthologies: 16th to 18th centuries, Religion, Religion - Classic Works, Institutions & Organizations, Religion / Christian Life, Christian Life - General, Christian life, Christianity, Early works to 1800, Gifts, Spiritual, Spiritual
ContributionsHalycon Backbouse (Editor)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10620754M
ISBN 100340422742
ISBN 139780340422748

Contrary to popular belief, the dark night of the soul does not denote great suffering, often seeming to manifest without reason and bringing forth no worthwhile outcome. Rather does it mean that God takes us, in love, to places where we would not or could not go ourselves in order that we might grow spiritually, and while there can be considerable pain, there is also great by:   As his guides through the Dark Night of the Soul, May uses two 17th-century Spanish mystics, St.

John of the Cross and When one hears the phrase, "dark night of the soul," one thinks of emotional or spiritual anguish: an experience where one is either crushed or fixed by suffering, but May's approach is constructive if no equivocal/5.

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Dark Nights of the Soul isn't a how-to book for getting oneself out of "depression;" instead, Moore's focus is on giving readers new perspectives for self-compassion and endurance to help them through the journey and learn from their most painful personal by:   Thomas Moore does it with this book that looks at the spiritual/psychological experience St.

John of the Cross called the "dark night of the soul." While Moore begins the book comparing the dark night to the biblical story of Jonah in the whale he draws on a wide variety of spiritual traditions and the works Jung and Hillman to explore how the dark night which he claims is not depression can teach /5.

The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth/5(). This mysterious and confusing transitional experience is called the dark night of the soul. After his attempt to find God in worldly things, John of the Cross spoke of God as ‘nada’ which is Spanish of ‘nothing’ or ‘no-thing’, meaning that our senses cannot perceive It, and our minds cannot grasp Its .