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The Interior Castle Summary
Teresa of Ávila

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The Interior Castle Summary

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St. Teresa of Avila's The Interior Castle was written in obedience to an assignment given her by the spiritual leaders in her monastic order, and was completed in 1577. It was to be a work on the subject of prayer, and throughout the book, Teresa talks about how intimidated she is to be writing on such an expansive topic. She is, however, given a vision of how such a thing might be explained, and so uses the analogy of a castle to describe the depths of intimacy with God that the human spirit passes through over a lifetime dedicated to prayer and contemplation. There are seven levels, referred to as dwellings, each one closer to the heart of God and further from attachment to the things of this world, each one involving both blessing and struggle.

The first dwelling is the one in which the individual first recognizes there...

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