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Teresa of Avila : Mystical Writings - Tessa Bielecki

Teresa of Avila

Mystical Writings

Paperback Published: 30th May 1994
ISBN: 9780824525040
Number Of Pages: 204

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This book is a lucid introduction to the life and writings of St. Teresa of Avila, with special emphasis on what makes Teresa a model for contemporary men and women. Teresa was a highly erotic woman, brilliant administrator, consumate diplomat, faithful lover, and an insightful observer of the human condition.

Forewordp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 12
Abbreviationsp. 14
Introductionp. 15
The Lifep. 16
The Writingsp. 26
The Road Mapp. 29
The Royal Roadp. 33
Beginning with Determinationp. 34
The Danger of Selfismp. 36
Meditationp. 39
Teresian Texts: The Royal Roadp. 40
Love and Friendshipp. 49
Male Friendsp. 50
The Meaning of Lovep. 52
Meditationp. 56
Teresian Texts: Love and Friendshipp. 56
Man and Womanp. 66
Mutuality and Interdependencep. 71
Emotional Addictionp. 74
Meditationp. 78
Teresian Texts: Man and Womanp. 79
Dare the Dreamp. 87
Leaving the Comfort Zonep. 89
Hard Work and Businessp. 91
The Dying of the Dreamp. 94
Meditationp. 97
Teresian Texts: Dare the Dreamp. 98
The Mystery of Sufferingp. 111
Physical Painp. 111
Emotional Disturbancesp. 113
The Meaning of Sufferingp. 114
Meditationp. 117
Teresian Texts: The Mystery of Sufferingp. 118
Personal Passionate Presencep. 131
Meditation and Contemplationp. 132
The Wandering Mindp. 134
The Real Presencep. 138
Meditationp. 139
Teresian Texts: Personal Passionate Presencep. 140
Intimacy and Ecstasyp. 150
Praise-Namesp. 151
True and False Ecstasyp. 154
Meditationp. 155
Teresian Texts: Intimacy and Ecstasyp. 156
The "Spooky Stuff"p. 166
Visionsp. 169
Locutionsp. 172
Ignoring Secondary Phenomenap. 173
Meditationp. 174
Teresian Texts: The "Spooky Stuff"p. 175
Signs of Growthp. 183
The Spirit of Freedomp. 184
Spaciousness and Spontaneityp. 185
Meditationp. 187
Teresian Texts: Signs of Growthp. 188
Chronologyp. 199
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ISBN: 9780824525040
ISBN-10: 0824525043
Series: Crossroad Spiritual Legacy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 30th May 1994
Publisher: CROSSROADS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.77  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.24

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