BK2 Chap 18 & 19 – The Ascent of Mt. Carmel by St. John of the Cross – Mp3 audio & Text Podcast

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BK2 Chap 18 & 19 – “The Ascent of Mt. Carmel” by St. John of the Cross

translated by David Lewis
read by Ed Humpal

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Book 2

Wherein is treated the proximate means of ascending to union with God, which is faith; and wherein, therefore, is described the second part of this night, which, as we said, belongs to the spirit, and is contained in the second stanza, which is as follows.


In darkness, and in safety,
By the secret ladder, disguised,
happy lot !
In darkness and concealment,
fily house being now at rest.

Chapter 18

Which treats of the harm that certain spiritual masters may do to souls when they direct them not by a good method with respect to the visions aforementioned. Describes also how these visions may cause deception even though they be of God.

Chapter 19

Wherein is expounded and proved how, although visions and locutions which come from God are true, we may be deceived about them. This is proved by quotations from Divine Scripture.

1 thought on “BK2 Chap 18 & 19 – The Ascent of Mt. Carmel by St. John of the Cross – Mp3 audio & Text Podcast”

  1. Thank you for these. Could have saved myself much confusion if I had known this years ago. Have found this to be so true. The Lord has taught me much through these confusing and completely different meanings than what is sometimes shown. After experiencing much the Lord has shown me and taught me not to pay much heed to them. Also to be very careful about others claims of Visions and Prophecies. Being very careful to be assured of the Churches Approval. The Lord has allowed me to teach, and warn followers of False Apparitions and Prophets. The desire within a soul to share the experiences can sometimes be overwhelming, but needs to be put aside sometime indefinitely or they become clear after many years. Again, God Bless! Many thanks! Prayers / What to do about the guilty feelings of being secretive and hiding these from others? Fear of mentioning to Spiritual Directors? I have always thought that these were normal and that everyone had them?


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