Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dark Night of the Soul

The Dark Night of the Soul is a poem written by St. John of the Cross, a mystic from the 1500's.   John was born in an era in which it was popular among the religious to seek the supernatural, however John cautioned his contemporaries  against seeking God just for the supernatural things but rather should seek him for the union.  That journey of union was about ridding our attachments for the world and seeking only the union.   It was John's belief that God allowed those to suffer the dark night of the soul in order to rise to ascent with God (union).  

John Michael Talbot wrote this song to the poem.   It is rather dark so perhaps it is not for you.  

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