Dark Night Of The Soul

Author : Saint John of the Cross
ISBN : 9781622780136
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

Dark Night Of The Soul

Author : St. John of the Cross
ISBN : 9780895559586
Genre : Religion
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In Dark Night of the Soul, Saint John of the Cross presents for us a portrait painted from his own experience of one who advances successfully through the struggles of the spiritual life. The dark night that St John describes is not abandonment by God but special consideration from Him for those who desire to purify and perfect their souls. With a soul purified from earthly attachments, we can advance through the much quoted but oft misunderstood dark night of the souls into unity with God. By accepting the desolation and difficulty of this process, the soul cooperates with God and opens itself to receiving and revealing more perfectly God's glory. Be not afraid--Dark Night of the Soul, though austere and exacting in its instructions for holy living, is laced with St. John's charity and kindness, his love of all things beautiful and sacred--including you.
Category: Religion

The Dark Night Of The Soul

Author : Gerald G. May
ISBN : 0061895172
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

Dark Nights Of The Soul

Author : Thomas Moore
ISBN : 9781405511124
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dark Night Of The Soul

Author : John of the Cross
ISBN : 9781629118505
Genre : Religion
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"In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God." —St. John of the Cross Why does God allow us to fall into this empty void? Does He not love us? Will He not help us? How do we deal with feeling abandoned in hopeless darkness? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? In sixteenth-century Spain, a poor monk became a spiritual giant. His life was devoted to prayer, poverty, solitude, and silence in pursuit of the beauty and goodness of God. When his intimacy with Jesus led to imprisonment, John used the time to compose a spiritual masterpiece in which he takes readers on a deeply spiritual journey through hardships and temptations to complete union with God. In a step-by-step process, he shows how God can use this "dark night" to eventually bring our human spirits into greater illumination, revealing heavenly wisdom and the passion of divine love. It is possible to walk securely through the darkness and experience the wonderful effects that are wrought in the believer as a result of the dark night.
Category: Religion

Ana Maria Pacheco

Author : Ana Maria Pacheco
ISBN : UOM:39015048321544
Genre : Art
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Between 1997 and 1999 Ana Maria Pacheco was the fourth artist-in-residence at the National Gallery, London. Her installation Dark Night of the Soul, which was exhibited there in 1999 and is presently touring the UK, has gained her a wide reputation as a pioneering artist for the new millennium.Pacheco grew up in Brazil where she was surrounded by a culture that was richly influenced both by the Catholic religion and by the rituals of the indigenous population. She was also aware of the modernist architecture that was introduced to Brazil from Europe in the 1930s, which stood in stark contrast to the colourful amalgam of processions, ceremonies and church art.Pacheco's suite of polychrome sculpture Dark Night of the Soul reflects all these competing influences, and translates the legend of St Sebastian into a twentieth-century context. This is the first work to trace the development of that work and its inspiration, and to document the finished piece through stunning and dramatic photography.John Hedgecoe has photographed the artist at work on the tableau, stage by stage. His images capture the stark, mysterious drama that the figures reveal. Sanda Miller's text throws light on the artist's imagination at work.
Category: Art

The Traveler S Guide Through The Dark Night Of The Soul

Author : Lenny Lynne Lunden
ISBN : 9781623099039
Genre : Self-Help
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Come out of the darkness into the light of your New Dawn with the clear and concise guidance within. Easy to read and understand, this marvelous book will serve as a lifeline if you are lost in a Dark Night. And if you are not in a Dark Night of the Soul, no matter where you are on your journey through life, understanding and applying the principles in this book will show you the way to bring more light into your life.
Category: Self-Help

Sadness Depression And The Dark Night Of The Soul

Author : Glòria Durà-Vilà
ISBN : 9781784503130
Genre : Psychology
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Revealing a tension between the medical model of depression and the very different language of theology, this book explores how religious people and communities understand severe sadness, their coping mechanisms and their help-seeking behaviours. Drawing from her study of practicing Catholics, contemplative monks and nuns, priests and laypeople studying theology, the author describes how symptoms that might otherwise be described as pathological and meet diagnostic criteria for a depressive disorder are considered by some religious individuals to be normal and valued experiences. She explains how sadness fits into the 'Dark Night of the Soul' narrative - an active transformation of emotional distress into an essential ingredient for self-reflection and spiritual growth - and how sadness with a recognised cause is seen to 'make sense', whereas sadness without a cause may be seen to warrant psychiatric consultation. The author also discusses the role of the clergy in cases of sadness and depression and their collaboration with medical professionals. This is an insightful read for anyone with an interest in theology or mental health, including clergy, psychiatrists and psychologists.
Category: Psychology

Dark Night Of The Soul

Author : Debra Zannelli
ISBN : 1938517660
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A centuries old vampire, Gregor, kills to sate his hunger for blood but also for the pleasure of the kill. Abused by his parents, Gregor hates anyone who reminds him of the weak and fearful child he once was. Gregor also has a son, Marcus, whom he took years ago, and attempted to make him into a creature like himself. But Marcus is nothing like Gregor. Trapped, painfully tormented by what he's been forced to become, Marcus clings to the humanity Gregor has tried to erase. He needs to feed on blood, but Marcus cannot find it in himself to attack innocent prey. Even on the night he was to make his first kill, Marcus rescues his intended victim. He saves the little girl, Maddy, and makes his escape. Years later the two encounter each other. Maddy recognizes Marcus as the face in the nightmares that haunted her since the attack. She knows Marcus is a vampire, but she understands his special nature - that of a tormented creature at war with his own demons. Knowing that, she comes to love him. But Gregor lurks. He returns to the New England town where his son Marcus escaped him. Still angry, wanting to punish all those who stand in his way, Gregor begins a killing spree and leaves a chain of bodies in his wake, The town's citizens hide in terror behind bolted doors. Gregor's murders spur Marcus who teams up with Maddy and her brother Judson. The three work with the local police and have a singular goal: stop Gregor before he kills again. The battle that begins brings all of them face to face with the best and worst mankind can offer.