Interior Castle

Item Number: 59400

Catalog Code: 9780385036436

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8 1/4"  (20.9 cm) x 6"  (15.2 cm) x 0 5/8"  (1.58 cm)
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One of the most celebrated works on mystical theology in existence, as timely today as when St. Teresa of Avila wrote it centuries ago, this is a treasury of unforgettable maxims on self-knowledge and fulfillment.

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TERESA OF ÁVILA (1515-82), also called St. Teresa of Jesus, was a Spanish nun and one of the great mystics and religious women of the Roman Catholic Church. She was the leader of the Carmelite Reform, which restored and emphasized the austerity and contemplative character of this religious order. Canonized in 1622, she was elevated to Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI in 1970, the first woman to be so honored. E. ALLISON PEERS is the translator of many great works of Spanish verse and mysticism.


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This item received 5 stars overall. A map for your soul

Interior Castle is one of the most advanced books on prayer ever written. Of course I want you to read it yourself, but it's pretty profound, so here's a bit of a road map: It goes through the seven different "conditions" in which the soul can be in this life, which are called "mansions" of the interior castle of the soul. The interior castle is made of diamond with the seven mansions in a spiral. God is in the seventh mansion in the center. His light radiates throughout the mansions through the diamond. The soul moves from one mansion to the next through the maturation of her prayer life. She can easily move backwards by committing sin or being lazy in the faith. It is much easier to move backwards than forwards, so it's like the spiral is arranged as a cone, the path inwards going up, with the seventh mansion at the top.

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