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Dark night spirituality

Peter King

Dark night spirituality

Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Etty Hillesum : contemplation and the new paradigm

by Peter King

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Published by SPCK in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968,
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, -- 1906-1945,
  • Hillesum, Etty, -- 1914-1943,
  • Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, -- 1906-1945 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Hillesum, Etty, -- 1914-1943 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Spirituality.,
  • Purgative way to perfection.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter King.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 85 p. ;
    Number of Pages85
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16608115M
    ISBN 100281048843
    LC Control Number95098070

      The dark night of the soul. This phenomenon describes a malady that the greatest of Christians have suffered from time to time. It was the malady that provoked David to soak his pillow with tears. It was the malady that earned for Jeremiah the sobriquet, “The Weeping Prophet.” It was the malady that so afflicted Martin Luther that his. The growth opportunity in a Dark Night of the Senses is to move from a “top-down” spirituality (passively receiving blessings from God) to a “bottom up” spirituality (participating with the Spirit’s deep work of truth and grace inside us).

    Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the façade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” – Adyashanti Spiritual awakening means being awake to your real nature and that is not a walk in the park because being aware.   The dark night of the soul is one of those very dramatic terms that people use for a wide variety of experiences. In essence, things are going really badly, and the person really, really doesn’t like it in a dark night of the soul. This term can be represent a wide variety of experiences.

    Get this from a library! Dark night spirituality: Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Etty Hillesum: contemplation and the new paradigm. [Peter King] -- "Dark Night Spirituality is an introduction to the contemplative tradition, exploring the key idea of the dark night of the soul. By drawing on the writings and lives of Thomas Merton, Dietrich. 6. The active night of the senses involves our own effort, supported by grace, to mortify the inordinate desires of the senses (St John of the Cross often uses the phrase, “mortification of the appetites”).All the things we outwardly or secretly love and desire, which prevent us from setting our hearts on God, like creature wealth and selfish sensual pleasures, need to be put to rest, as.


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While in The Ascent, St. John talks about "the senses" as the pleasure we get from things in the world, in The Dark Night, "the senses" are spoken of as the pleasures we get from discursive spiritual exercises. Ap Dark Night of the Soul: Purgation of Spirit. Angela Sophia Ramblings dark night of the soul, mystic, mystical experience, mystical transformation, mysticism, spiritual emergence, St.

John of the Cross. After months of darkness without any sense of guidance, I have finally come across a most comforting piece of mystical literature: Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross. Wherein is expounded the first line of the first stanza, and a beginning is made of the explanation of this dark night p.

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The first is that authentic spiritual growth requires monumental struggle and tragedy. Suffering is not something designed to test the spiritual elite; it simply arises from the circumstances of life.

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SYMPTOMS OF SPIRITUAL AWAKENING. You start to realise that you have been living your life completely opposed to your inner truths.

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Those who experience the Dark Night feel completely lost, hopeless, and consumed with melancholy. Dark Night Of The Soul describes the painful experiences and their significance on the spiritual journey of St. John. The dark night is perceived by mystics and practicing monks from several religions to be a blessing in disguise, whereby the individual is stripped (in the dark night of the senses) of the spiritual ecstasy associated with acts of virtue.

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The dark night of the soul doesn't come at the beginning of one's journey to God. Traditionally, spiritual directors identify three primary stages (or ways) of growth in holiness. The first is the purgative way, where we break habits of vice, acquire habits of virtue and learn to live a Catholic life.

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