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The Cloud of Unknowing

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The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The book counsels a young student to seek God, not through knowledge and intellection (faculty of the human mind), but through intense contemplation, motivated by love, and stripped of all thought. This is brought about by putting all thoughts and desires under a "cloud of forgetting", and thereby piercing God's cloud of unknowing with a "dart of longing love" from the heart. This form of contemplation is not directed by the intellect, but involves spiritual union with God through the heart. (Summary by Wikipedia)

The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The book counsels a young student to seek God, not through knowledge and intellection (faculty of the human mind), but through intense contemplation, motivated by love, and stripped of all thought. This is brought about by putting all thoughts and desires under a "cloud of forgetting", and thereby piercing God's cloud of unknowing with a "dart of longing love" from the heart. This form of contemplation is not directed by the intellect, but involves spiritual union with God through the heart. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The book counsels a young student to seek God, not through knowledge and intellection (faculty of the human mind), but through intense contemplation, motivated by love, and stripped of all thought. This is brought about by putting all thoughts and desires under a "cloud of forgetting", and thereby piercing God's cloud of unknowing with a "dart of longing love" from the heart. This form of contemplation is not directed by the intellect, but involves spiritual union with God through the heart. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

40:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:31


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:52


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:09


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:16


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:38