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BK3 Chap 7 – 12 – “The Ascent of Mt. Carmel” by St. John of the Cross
translated by David Lewis
read by Ed Humpal
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Which treats of the purgation of the active night of the memory and will. Gives instruction how the soul is to behave with respect to the apprehensions of these two faculties, that it may come to union with God, according to the two faculties aforementioned, in perfect hope and charity.
The evils inflicted on the soul by the knowledge of supernatural things if reflected upon. Their number
Of the second evil: the danger of self-conceit and presumption
Of the third evil: the work of the devil through the imaginary apprehensions of the memory
Of the fourth evil of the distinct supernatural apprehensions of the memory: the impediment to union
Of the fifth evil, resulting from the imaginary supernatural apprehensions: low and unseemly views of God
The benefits of withdrawing the soul from the apprehensions of the imagination. Answer to an objection. The difference between the natural and supernatural imaginary apprehensions.