Ascent of Mount Carmel/Book 1

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Ascent of Mount Carmel by John of the Cross
Book 1

BOOK THE FIRST

Wherein is described the nature of dark night and how necessary it is to pass through it to Divine union; and in particular this book describes the dark night of sense, and desire, and the evils which these work in the soul.[1]

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  1. The Codices give neither title nor sub-title: both were inserted in e.p. [‘Desire’ is to be taken as the direct object of ‘describes’; ‘these’ refers to ’sense’ and ‘desire,’ not to the dark night.]