Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul
Internationally renowned motivational teacher, spiritual instructor, and popular theologian Caroline Myss has created a transcendent work of unique insight and revelation in Entering the Castle. This exciting new teaching of contemporary mysticism is also a brilliant synthesis of the psychology of consciousness and of Eastern and Western mystical traditions. Myss provides a highly original inner path to self-knowledge -- which is also the road into a spiritual knowledge of God and your own soul -- as she reveals a necessary external path, one that takes you out into the world to serve God and others as a mystic without a monastery -- without having to retreat into total silence, self-denial, or isolation.
As her main template for this extraordinary, modern spiritual journey, Myss uses the beloved, revered writings of The Interior Castle by Teresa of Ávila. Adapting Teresa's vision of the soul as a beautiful crystal castle with many floors, or mansions, and many rooms within those mansions, Myss guides us from room to room, helping us meet different aspects of our self, our soul, and our spirit -- preparing us for the ultimate encounter with God and our own divinity. Through intense practices and methods of spiritual inquiry adapted for contemporary life, she helps us to develop our personal powers of prayer, contemplation, and intuition and to ascend the seven levels of soul knowledge that build an ever stronger interior castle of our own -- a soul of strength and stamina.
Reviews of: Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul
This book is a truly inspiring read. First the writer, Caroline Myss shares her own personal journey from within. The read is truly inspiring and motivational to everyone. After sharing her personal journey and how she achieved it, the second half of the book is exercises. Something wodnerful to help a novice to "the Castle" learn more about it, and how to put it into practice. The idea of the book is St. Teresa's seven interior mansions. The seven interior mansions are explained and elaborated upon throughout the book in beautiful and clear, easy to read manners. It will show you your own personal seven steps to your deepest inner self.