The Interior Castle Setting & Symbolism

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The Castleappears in non-fiction

The analogy that frames the whole book is that of a crystal castle filled with light emanating from the center where God lives and calls souls to worship. The castle is the soul itself, and its dwellings are organized from outer, where the world holds sway and fights for the soul's attention, to inner, where the voice of the world grows quiet and the soul is able to be attentive to the teaching and worship of God.

First Dwellingappears in non-fiction

This is where the soul first enters when she has decided to turn inward to pray. The world is still very loud and pressing in around her, but her attention has begun to deepen to eternal things.

Second Dwellingappears in non-fiction

The soul begins to understand the benefit of leaving the temptations of the world behind and is better able to hear God...

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