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An ambitious queer reading of John of the Cross
Miguel Díaz takes the medieval mystic’s sexual metaphors for spirituality seriously—along with the lived experience of LGBTQ people.
A new translation of “The Dark Night of the Soul” thrills with adventure
In St. John of the Cross’s poetry, the dark night is also a night of profound, even ecstatic beauty.
by Amy Frykholm
Mystic traditions and modern psychology
I love pop psychology pieces that try to make sense of those Christmas-tree-colored splotches that appear on brain scans.
By Carol Howard Merritt