BK2 Chap 23 – 25 – “The Ascent of Mt. Carmel” by St. John of the Cross
translated by David Lewis
read by Ed Humpal
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,
In darkness and concealment,
fily house being now at rest.
Which begins to treat of the apprehensions of the understanding that come in a purely spiritual way, and describes their nature.
Which treats of two kinds of spiritual vision that come supernaturally.
Which treats of revelations, describing their nature and making a distinction between them.