John of the Cross was described by Thomas Merton as “the greatest of all mystical theologians,” and his writing stands at the pinnacle of the Christian esoteric tradition. The Dark Night of the Soul, his best-known work, is considered a peerless account of spiritual blindness and its eradication by divine grace, and his astute analysis and advice have meaning and usefulness for many who find themselves in an apparent impasse or quandary on the path.

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