Finding our way back to our true primordial state.

Pith instructions on the way.

The way back to our most simple being, the natural state, from the writings of St Juan de la Cruz:

Peace and transcendent holiness:
knowledge so perfect came unsought,
in deepest solitude was taught
to me in ways I can’t express
the narrow path to life, no less.

The Spanish poet and mystic, St Juan de la Cruz, a Discalced Carmelite friar of the 16th century, offers some beautiful poetry and particularly lucid exposition of the stream of spirituality flowing from Mount Carmel.

This site is intended as an aid to practice. The way to the most simple is most delicate. This editor knows of no better guide through the subtleties and nuances involved in this journey than this simple friar.

With gratitude to Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD. and Otilio Rodriguez, OCD. ( ICS Publications) for the translations of the complete works of St John of the Cross.

With gratitude to Sister Marjorie Flowers, OCD. for her translations of the poetry of St John of the Cross.