The Interior Castle: Exploring the Depths of the Soul - Hybrid

Saturday, April 27, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT  

Interior Castle Exploring the Depths of the Soul Juliana Cesano 4.27.24Join us for this special practice-based spiritual experience with Juliana Cesano in collaboration with Contemplative Outreach Chicago.

In 1577, St. Teresa of Avila wrote The Interior Castle after she received a vision picturing “the soul as if it were a castle made of a single diamond or of a very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms.” This castle has seven mansions or dwellings. Each one of them represents a different stage on the spiritual path. In the center of this castle is the Sun, or the King, who gives all the splendor and beauty to the rest of the castle. The closer we approach the center, the greater the light.

“Believe the incredible truth that the Beloved has chosen for his dwelling place the core of your own being because that is the single most beautiful place in all creation. Waste no time. Enter the center of your soul.” –Mirabai Starr, Introduction to The Interior Castle

In this workshop, we will explore and experience:

  • The spiritual path as described in this great classic of Christian mystical literature
  • The nature of each mansion and the conditions for progression
  • How to discern where we are and our next step toward the Divine Center
  • The stages of prayer and the practices and virtues that aid us in each stage
  • A contemplative practice based on St Teresa’s teachings

Hybrid workshop: Join in-person or online through a private YouTube link

Location: 1926 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL, or online via private YouTube link

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ulianacesanoJuliana Cesano is a third-generation Theosophist who has been actively involved in the Society’s work for more than 25 years. She became a staff member at the National Center of the Theosophical Society in America in 2007, where she currently serves as the Member Education Director and the National Secretary. She is an international speaker, and her main focus over the past 15 years has been the transformational power of contemplative practices.