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The Interior Castle

By St. Teresa of Avila

El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle) or Las Moradas (The Mansions) was written by St. Teresa of Avila in 1577. According to contemporary accounts, St. Teresa had a revelation from God of a crystal globe in the shape of a castle containing seven mansions. This is St. Teresa's interpretation of that vision, describing the journey of faith through seven stages, ending with union with God.

Title Page and Front Matter
Chapter I. Description of the Castle- The First Mansion
Chapter II. The Human Soul- The First Mansion
Chapter 1. The Second Mansions- War
Chapter I. The Third Mansions- Fear of God
Chapter II. The Third Mansions-Aridity in Prayer
Chapter I. The Fourth Mansions-Sweetness in Prayer.
Chapter II. The Fourth Mansions-Divine Consolations
Chapter III. The Fourth Mansions-Prayer of Quiet
Chapter I. The Fifth Mansions-Prayer of Union
Chapter II. The Fifth Mansions-Effects of Union
Chapter III. The Fifth Mansions-Cause of Union
Chapter IV. The Fifth Mansions-Spiritual Espousals
Chapter I. The Sixth Mansions-Preparation for Spiritual Marriage
Chapter II. The Sixth Mansions-The Wound of Love
Introductory Note to Chapter III by the Editor
Chapter III. The Sixth Mansion- Locutions
Chater IV. The Sixth Mansions-Raptures
Chapter V. The Sixth Mansions-The Flight of the Spirit
Chapter VI. The Sixth Mansions-Spiritual Jubilation
Chapter VII. The Sixth Mansions-The Humanity of Our Lord
Chapter VIII. The SIxth Mansions-Intellectual Visions
Chapter IX. The SIxth Mansions-Imaginary Visions
Chapter X. The Sixthe Mansions-Intellectual Visions Continued
Chapter XI. The Sixth Mansions-The Dart of Love
Chapter I. The Seventh Mansions- Gods Presence Chamber
Chapter II. The Seventh Mansions- Spiritual Marriage
Chapter III. The Seventh Mansions-Its Effects
Chapter IV. The Seventh Mansions-Martha and Mary


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