Carmelite Mystics

What does IST think of John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila? Is theirs a legitimate mysticism?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wrong board

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Disagree

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    'Where do you workout?"

    "The library."

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I tried to read Teresa of Avila and found her miserable. John of the Cross is worthy of sainthood though.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Teresa of Avila

      wrote her works during the Spanish Inquisition
      competed against nun Magdalena de la Cruz-definitely planted by the fallen to undermine Teresa's reforms

      >John of the Cross

      Happy feast day anons

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    /fitlit/ thread?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sure, why not? Who are the ISTest saints and mystics?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I remember reading about a desert father that moved rock boulders all day while praying the Jesus prayer so that he would not fall into sloth.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      That was a good April 1st

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    John of the Cross has IST vibes. I might even go so far as to say he is “literally me.” Idk about Teresa though.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does having weird religious books on your shelf even work getting babes?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not the goal. I have a trad girlfriend but am celibate.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        What's the goal then? Do those books help her get laid?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tri-Cities?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Virginia

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I REFUSE to read anything written by a woman.
    Edith Hamilton has a single good book, and Camille Paglia has some based quotes, but that is IT as far as good female authors go. Notice they both happen to be non-traditional lesbians, ie. spiritual men ?

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fitlit thread I guess?

    Anyways started reading Beam Stoker's dracula and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Only 100 pages in I'm a super slow reader. Its been a while.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      *Bram Stoker. Fucking autocorrect

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    what am I in for

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Existential dread for the rest of life.
      I'm mixed about having read this.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        it seems okay so far
        i appreciate the characterization of becker's thoughts as "the science of evil"

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's not too bad, but when he starts talking about the different layers of what motivates a man it struck a chord that's still ringing

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Recently got back into reading after swearing I wouldn't read another book until I finished the Bible. Took me a long time, but I made it. Followed it up with some Kierkegaard which I really enjoyed. Right now I'm just chilling out and trying to read Pynchon's stuff and taking a break with Murakami when Pynchon gets too overwhelming

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are these more accessible than cloud of unknowing? I found that too dense to get anything out of

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't know but would HIGHLY recommend reading something like the Catholic Catechism as a great base text for everything Christianity and then reading those.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is The Mystery of the Grail a good beginning to Evola?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      So they say. Read it not too long ago and it was a little hard to follow, but ultimately thought it was very interesting. Made me realize there a ton of books on the subject of the grail.

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