The interior castle by st teresa of avila presents a remarkable description of the entire spiritual life from the first release from mortal sin into sanctifying grace through the mystical marriage of the soul with christ as a journey through what she called the interior castle. Contents introduction xi the interior castle preface i the first mansions chapter i description of the castle 4 ii the human soul 12 the second mansions.
The source domain is interior castle that has seven mansions one must go through in order to achieve union with god the journey present here is a spiritual journey where the soul must enter in the interior castle in order to become one with god through spiritual union.
By examining teresa’s portrayal of the human soul, her constant support for self-contemplation and knowledge and her sensually poetic language, this essay will argue that the interior castle was an influential work in this transition from the medieval collective consciousness into the renaissance independent christian.
Comparing these two with accounts in genesis, she considers the interior castle as a metaphor for the orderly creation of the cosmos leading to humanity created in god's image, whilst the watering of the garden in teresa’s life is a metaphor for the soul in the more immanent god – reflected in the shaping of adam (ahlgren 2005, 15. Contents introduction xi the interior castle preface i the first mansions chapter i description of the castle 4 ii the human soul 12 the second.
Interior castle, like many of her other books, was written in a very simplistic way, yet her thoughts were profound and full of theological significance she described the subject of her writing as such: “i began to think of the soul as if it were a castle made of a single diamond or of very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms, just as in heaven there are many mansions” (10. Thus, the christian, like the castle, is constantly adding new mansions where the ‘light of divinity’ can dwell each person is perpetually developing with layers that must be recognized in order to possess authentic individuality. The interior castle, or the mansions isis unveiled a master-key to the mysteries of ancient and modern science and theology by helena petrovna blavatsky vol 1 sex worship an exposition of the phallic origin of religion by clifford howard parochial sermons by e b pusey vol 2.
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