Ascent of Mount Carmel
Spiritual people suffer great trials, not so much of the aridities which they suffer, as of the fear haunts them as if they were lost on the road, believing that all the spiritual blessings are over for them, and God has abandoned them since they no longer can find help or pleasure in good things”.An excerpt, from the 10th chapter of “The Dark Night”; Book OneIndeed...this is the fear which comes to plague all pilgrims as they pass through the road which leads to God. St. John however, continually, lays down similar night lights atop of the guide posts along the way, ensuring everyone a safe passage. This book concludes the journey started in “The Ascent of Mount Carmel”. This illustrious pilgrimage to union with God is eloquently laid out in and expound from prose. St. John takes to pilgrim from the carnage of himself to the inner sanctum with God. Many theologians and spiritual master minds have written similar works, but none so precise as St John of the Cross.
A Dark Night of the Soul
This is continuation of the Ascent of Mount Carmel. This book continues on as book 4 and 5. It addresses the specifics enconutered in stage two.
The Kneeling Christian
This is a marvelous work written by an Englishman around the mid 1920's. The work provides the reader with a thorough intro to prayer, ushering them into the inner workings of God's will and the way and reason He does or does not respond. This particular text is an essential in any indiviual's library.
Cell of Knowledge
These various essays are compiled during the 1400’s although some of the works date back to 1150. This particular book is by Richard of St. Victor. M. Kempe is around the 1200’s. Walter Hilton dies in the late 1400’s.
There is a school of thought, which contends that this particular assembly was created to accompany the pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. Centuries later, it still is opened and read as modern pilgrims journey towards the Spiritual Jerusalem.
This is a compendium of information, compiled for the edification and ushering of the spiritual makeup and understanding required in their quest for God. This particular work is a showcase of a variety of distinguished individuals who write about the experiences, necessities and factors encountered and required by all who seek Him.
This work has remained a staple of those who earnestly seek God’s face a midst numerous writings and messages to properly equip the pilgrim. Much of what is written today, has its roots derived from some these very writings and authors. Much like a color wheel, the colors a really a combination of the fundamentals, which we tend to ornate the world around us.
This particular work has been painstakingly reformatted, translating numerous words from their original medieval vernacular into their modern equivalency. This has greatly enhanced the readability of this cornucopia of works and once again facilitates pilgrims in their quest to the Spiritual Jerusalem.