It’s best to explore this series sequentially beginning with its introductory blog. Each blog builds upon the other in describing the various stages one must undertake in order to Ascend the Noble Mount in quest of Union with the Unborn. John of the Cross was adamant in terms of this resolve. There are two nights that must be endured—one a transcendence of sensorial impressions, and the other entailing a transfiguration of the spirit itself. Neither are an easy climb, yet the Dark Night of the Spirit demands an almost herculean endurance before the realization dawns that one must eventually surrender to higher spiritual agencies THAT initiate a series of purifications that alone will lessen the load and open the transcendental gate to Divine Illumination and Mystical Coitus.
Make no mistake, this is not an easy road to follow. It’s like going through a rigorous spiritual obstacle course that disciplines the adept’s resolve to work things out regardless of the pain involved. But like enduring the long-night of being in labor, the eventual spiritual breakthrough and liberated birth into a new and vibrant dimension of being is worth the cost of apparent endless agony. Although a most stringent endeavor, I encourage the sincere and authentic spiritual adept to take the plunge. Infused Contemplation is quite unlike experiencing anything else in today’s wide and wimpy plethora of pseudo-spiritual rubbish that offers no depth but only wading-through interminable puddles of mediocrity. It is the Real Stuff that true Spiritual Sojourners are made of, because they’ve had enough of empty paths that lead nowhere and who yearn for a way that leads to the awakening and revelation of their Authentic and Best-Self. One knows in their heart of hearts that anything worth one’s salt entails hard work and devotion. Ascending the Noble Mountain of Primordial Perfection is such a venture, and the payoff is beyond anything hoped for or imagined.