Clouds of Knowing and Unknowing

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An anonymous Christian mystic in the medieval period wrote The Cloud of Unknowing. I will contemplate, instead, the Cloud of Knowing.

The mystic wrote that the cloud of unknowing was a dark cloud that hovered between the ineffable God and the human who longed to know him:

​​”For the first time you [lift your heart to God with stirrings of love], you will find only a darkness, and as…

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