The Ascent of Mount Carmel

Saint JOHN OF THE CROSS (1542 - 1591), translated by David LEWIS (1814 - 1895)

The Ascent of Mount Carmel is one of the timeless classics of Christian contemplation, radical in its time and deeply influential in the world today. St John of the Cross and St Teresa of Avila worked together to reform the Carmelite Order in the Roman Catholic Church, in which he is honored as one of the Doctors of the Church. An active priest and teacher in his lifetime, this work is considered primary source material the training of Spiritual Directors, and an essential set of guidelines for all students of Revelation through Divine Love. ( Ed Humpal)

Genre(s): Christianity - Other

Language: English

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Play 01 Stanzas Ed Humpal
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Play 02 Prologue Ed Humpal
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Play 03 Book I, The Obscure Night; Chapter I, Two Kinds of this Night Ed Humpal
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Play 04 Book I, Chapter II, The Nature of the Obscure Night Ed Humpal
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Play 05 Book I, Chapter III, The Privation of the Desire Ed Humpal
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Play 06 Book I, Chapter IV, The Mortification of the Desire Ed Humpal
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Play 07 Book I, Chapter V, The Same Subject Ed Humpal
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Play 08 Book I, Chapter VI, Two Great Evils of the Desires Ed Humpal
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Play 09 Book I, Chapter VII, The Desires Torment the Soul Ed Humpal
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Play 10 Book I, Chapter VIII, The Desires Darken the Soul Ed Humpal
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Play 11 Book I, Chapter IX, The Desires Pollute the Soul Ed Humpal
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Play 12 Book I, Chapter X, The Desires Make the Soul Lukewarm Ed Humpal
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Play 13 Book I, Chapter XI, Freedom from the Desires Ed Humpal
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Play 14 Book I, Chapter XII, Desires Which Injure the Soul Ed Humpal
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Play 15 Book I, Chapter XIII, The Night of Sense Ed Humpal
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Play 16 Book I, Chapter XIV, The Second Line of the Stanza Ed Humpal
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Play 17 Book I, Chapter XV, The Last Lines of the Stanza Ed Humpal
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Play 18 Book II, The Second Night, Chapter I, The Second Stanza Ed Humpal
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Play 19 Book II, Chapter II, The Cause of the Second Night Ed Humpal
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Play 20 Book II, Chapter III, Faith, The Dark Night of the Soul Ed Humpal
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Play 21 Book II, Chapter IV, The Soul Must be in Darkness to be Guided Ed Humpal
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Play 22 Book II, Chapter V, Union of the Soul with God Ed Humpal
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Play 23 Book II, Chapter VI, Virtues that Bring the Soul into Emptiness and Darkness Ed Humpal
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Play 24 Book II, Chapter VII, Freedom and Detachment in the Way of Life Ed Humpal
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Play 25 Book II, Chapter VIII, Nothing Comprehensible can be a Means of Union with God Ed Humpal
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Play 26 Book II, Chapter IX, Faith may attain the Divine Union of Love Ed Humpal
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Play 27 Book II, Chapter X, Divisions of the Apprehensions of the Intellect Ed Humpal
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Play 28 Book II, Chapter XI, Hindrances from the Apprehensions Ed Humpal
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Play 29 Book II, Chapter XII, Of Natural and Imaginary Apprehensions Ed Humpal
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Play 30 Book II, Chapter XIII, When to Withdraw the Intellect from Imaginary Forms Ed Humpal
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Play 31 Book II, Chapter XIV, Necessity of Observing these Signs Ed Humpal
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Play 32 Book II, Chapter XV, Exerting the Natural Faculties to Enter Contemplation Ed Humpal
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Play 33 Book II, Chapter XVI, Imaginary Apprehensions Supernaturally Represented Ed Humpal
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Play 34 Book II, Chapter XVII, Communication of Blessings to the Interior Senses Ed Humpal
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Play 35 Book II, Chapter XVIII, How these Visions can become Occasions for Error Ed Humpal
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Play 36 Book II, Chapter XIX, Revelations, though True, may Deceive Ed Humpal
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Play 37 Book II, Chapter XX, Divine Locutions are Not Always Certain in their Causes Ed Humpal
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Play 38 Book II, Chapter XXI, God Displeased with Certain Prayers, though Answered Ed Humpal
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Play 39 Book II, Chapter XXII, Unlawful to Enquire of God by Supernatural Means Ed Humpal
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Play 40 Book II, Chapter XXIII, Spiritual Apprehensions of the Intellect Ed Humpal
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Play 41 Book II, Chapter XXIV, Two Kinds of Spiritual Apprehensions Ed Humpal
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Play 42 Book II, Chapter XXV, Nature and Division of Revelations Ed Humpal
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Play 43 Book II, Chapter XXVI, Two Kinds of Pure Truth Ed Humpal
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Play 44 Book II, Chapter XXVII, Disclosure of Mysteries may Hinder Divine Union Ed Humpal
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Play 45 Book II, Chapter XXVIII, Interior Locutions which Occur Supernaturally Ed Humpal
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Play 46 Book II, Chapter XXIX, Words Formed by Self Recollection Ed Humpal
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Play 47 Book II, Chapter XXX, Words Wrought Supernaturally Ed Humpal
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Play 48 Book II, Chapter XXXI, Substantial Interior Locutions Ed Humpal
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Play 49 Book II, Chapter XXXII, Intellectual Apprehensions Arising from Interior Locutions Ed Humpal
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Play 50 Book III, The Active Night, Chapter I, Apprehensions of the Memory Ed Humpal
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Play 51 Book III, Chapter II, Evils to which the Soul is Liable, when not in Darkness Ed Humpal
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Play 52 Book III, Chapter III, Evil Through the Natural Apprehensions of the Memory Ed Humpal
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Play 53 Book III, Chapter IV, Evil Through the Natural Knowledge of the Memory Ed Humpal
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Play 54 Book III, Chapter V, Profit of Forgetfulness and Emptiness Ed Humpal
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Play 55 Book III, Chapter VI, Imaginary and Supernatural Apprehensions Ed Humpal
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Play 56 Book III, Chapter VII, Evils Inflicted by Supernatural Knowledge Ed Humpal
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Play 57 Book III, Chapter VIII, Self Conceit and Presumption Ed Humpal
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Play 58 Book III, Chapter IX, Imaginary Apprehensions of the Memory Ed Humpal
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Play 59 Book III, Chapter X, Distinct Supernatural Apprehensions Ed Humpal
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Play 60 Book III, Chapter XI, Imaginary Supernatural Apprehensions Ed Humpal
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Play 61 Book III, Chapter XII, Benefits of Withdrawing from the Imagination Ed Humpal
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Play 62 Book III, Chapter XII, Spiritual Knowledge as it Relates to the Memory Ed Humpal
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Play 63 Book III, Chapter XIV, Guidance in Relation to the Memory Ed Humpal
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Play 64 Book III, Chapter XV, The Obscure Night of the Will Ed Humpal
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Play 65 Book III, Chapter XVI, The First Affection of the Will, Joy Ed Humpal
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Play 66 Book III, Chapter XVII. Joy in Temporal Goods Ed Humpal
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Play 67 Book III, Chapter XVIII, Evil Resulting from Joy in Temporal Goods Ed Humpal
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Play 68 Book III, Chapter XIX, Benefits of Withdrawing from Temporal Goods Ed Humpal
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Play 69 Book III, Chapter XX, Joy in Natural Goods is Vanity Ed Humpal
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Play 70 Book III, Chapter XXI, Evils of Rejoicing in Natural Goods Ed Humpal
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Play 71 Book III, Chapter XXII, Benefits of Not Rejoicing in Natural Goods Ed Humpal
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Play 72 Book III, Chapter XXIII, Nature and Varietes of Sensible Goods Ed Humpal
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Play 73 Book III, Chapter XXIV, Evils of Rejoicing in Sensible Goods Ed Humpal
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Play 74 Book III, Chapter XXV, Benefits of Self Denial in Sensible Things Ed Humpal
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Play 75 Book III, Chapter XXVI, Moral Goods, and Lawful Rejoicing in Them Ed Humpal
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Play 76 Book III, Chapter XXVII, Seven Evils of such Rejoicing Ed Humpal
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Play 77 Book III, Chapter XXVIII, Benefits of Repressing Joy in Moral Goods Ed Humpal
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Play 78 Book III, Chapter XXIX, The Fifth Kind of Goods in Which the Will has Joy Ed Humpal
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Play 79 Book III, Chapter XXX, Evils from Rejoicing in this Kind of Goods Ed Humpal
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Play 80 Book III, Chapter XXXI, Benefits of Self Denial in the Joy of Supernatural Graces Ed Humpal
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Play 81 Book III, Chapter XXXII, The Sixth Kind of Goods Ed Humpal
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Play 82 Book III, Chapter XXXIII, The Conduct of the Will with Respect to Intellect and Memory Ed Humpal
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Play 83 Book III, Chapter XXXIV, Of Spiritual Goods that Distinctly Affect the Will Ed Humpal
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Play 84 Book III, Chapter XXXV, The Ignorance of Some People in the Matter of Images Ed Humpal
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Play 85 Book III, Chapter XXXVI, The Joy of the Will in Sacred Images Ed Humpal
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Play 86 Book III, Chapter XXXVII, Oratories and Places of Prayer Ed Humpal
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Play 87 Book III, Chapter XXXVIII, The Right Use of Churches and Oratories Ed Humpal
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Play 88 Book III, Chapter XXXIX, Continuation of the Same Subject Ed Humpal
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Play 89 Book III, Chapter XL, Evils of Indulgence in Places and Objects of Devotion Ed Humpal
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Play 90 Book III, Chapter XLI, Other Motives of Prayer Ed Humpal
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Play 91 Book III, Chapter XLII, Three Kinds of Devotional Places Ed Humpal
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Play 92 Book III, Chapter XLIII, How the Will is to be Directed in these Devotions Ed Humpal
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Play 93 Book III, Chapter XLIV, The Second Kind of Goods in which the Will Vainly Rejoices Ed Humpal
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