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Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul

John of the Cross - Author

Mirabel Starr - Introduction by

Thomas Moore - Foreword by

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ISBN 9781101099483 | 208 pages | 04 Feb 2003 | Riverhead | 18 - AND UP
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What a beautiful translation!..Starr offers us an entryway and a path into this sixteenth-century mystic's mind, and gives us a fine, personal introduction to begin our luminous journey." (Natalie Goldberg, bestselling author of Writing Down the Bones)

While imprisoned for his attempts to reform the Church, 16th-century Spanish mystic John of the Cross composed many of his now classic poems of the soul's longing for God. Escaping his captors, John fell into a state of ecstasy and finished Dark Night of the Soul, with additional commentary for other seekers.

Now, for the first time, a scholar unaffiliated with the Catholic Church has crafted "an engaging and evocative translation of John's most famous treatise." Drawing from Buddhist, Hindu and Judaic traditions, Mirabai Starr's fresh new translation restores the beauty and candor of the original while offering profound new relevance for the 21st-century seeker.

New translation and introduction by Mirabai Starr.

Dark Night of the Soul Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Prologue
Book I: Night of Sense
Book II: Night of the Spirit

“What a beautiful translation!…Starr offers us an entryway and a path into this sixteenth-century mystic’s mind, and gives us a fine, personal introduction to begin our luminous journey.”—Natalie Goldberg, bestelling author of Writing Down the Bones

 

“Mirabai Starr’s admirably modernized translation restores to us a classic in all its unflinching candor.”—Andrew Harvey, bestselling author of The Direct Path

 

“I am grateful for Mirabai Starr’s fluid, inviting translation of this important text.”—from the Foreword by Thomas Moore, bestselling author of Care of the Soul

 

“Starr, who teaches philosophy and religious studies at the University of New Mexico, offers an engaging and evocative new translation of John's most famous treatise, “Dark Night of the Soul.”…Starr's lyrical translation and her thoughtful introduction bring new life to John's powerful treatise on the life of the soul.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“When the ordeals of higher stages of the path of love begin, the seeker will find no more astute or accurate guide to their meaning and mystery than St. John of the Cross’s Dark Night of the Soul. Mirabai Starr’s admirably modernized translation restores to us a classic in all its unflinching candor.”—Andrew Harvey, bestselling author of The Direct Path

 

“What a beautiful translation! We all have used the title as an expression—“dark night of the soul”—but few of us have gone further. Starr offers us an entryway and a path into this sixteenth-century mystic’s mind, and gives us a fine, personal introduction to begin our luminous journey.”—Natalie Goldberg, bestelling author of Writing Down the Bones

 

“I am grateful for Mirabai Starr’s fluid, inviting translation of this important text. He translation allows me to adapt John’s words to my life with an immediacy I’ve never felt before in relation to this work. With this marvelous English version in hand…readers might discover their spiritual calling here and make the all-important shift from curing the personality to caring for the soul.”—from the Foreword by Thomas Moore, bestselling author of Care of the Soul

 

“Not only beautiful, it is remarkably sensual.”—Los Angeles Times

 


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