Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul

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Penguin Putnam
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



Random House, Inc.
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 wroteDark 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



Baker & Taylor
The classic Spanish poem about the struggle of the soul to find God, written by the sixteenth-century saint while in prison, is accompanied by the author's own reflections on his work, in this first English translation of the poem and its commentary. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

The classic Spanish poem about the struggle of the soul to find God, written by the sixteenth-century saint while in prison, is accompanied by the author's own reflections on his work.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2003, c2002
ISBN: 9781573229746
1573229741
9781573222051
1573222054
Characteristics: xxi, 184 p. ; 20 cm

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patienceandfortitude May 03, 2013

This is way above my spiritual grade level, so I struggled with it. But I'm glad I made the effort.

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