Term now familiar in Western mystical psychology: 16th-century Spanish Carmelite St. John of the Cross (whose writings reveal much Qabalistic understanding) used it to describe the intense desolation which characterized the eighth of his ten stages of spiritual ascent, corresponding to the experience of Binah, the Third Sephira.
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The Page of Pentacles from the Wizards Tarot
The first six months of quarantine have been very difficult for me (this is written in August; and I'm sure I'm not alone). One of the things that really helped me was...