The Mystical Theology and Celestial Hierarchies of Dionysius the Areopagite; With Elucidatory Commentary by the Editors of the Shrine of Wisdom and Poem on the Superessential Radiance of the Divine Darkness by St. John of the Cross. DIONYSIUS the AREOPAGITE, the, of the Shrine of Wisdom.

The Mystical Theology and Celestial Hierarchies of Dionysius the Areopagite; With Elucidatory Commentary by the Editors of the Shrine of Wisdom and Poem on the Superessential Radiance of the Divine Darkness by St. John of the Cross

Surrey UK: The Shrine of Wisdom, 1965. Second Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. 74pp. Light blue cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Two great mystical treatises attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite. "The Mystical Theology" describes the ascent of the human soul to God, and its envelopment in the shroud of Divine Darkness. "The Celestial Hierarchies" recounts the processes of purgation, illumination and perfective-union through which the Angelic choirs guide the soul in preparation for its ascent to God. Cloth a bit rubbed at corners and spine ends, a bit of light flecking to cloth, flower ink stamp on front blank, unmarked. Overall a tight clean VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Item #66764

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