Scala Perfectionis – amateur theologian at work…

Doing some research for my novel and came across this, the scala perfectionis of mysticism, or how to think like Christ. Consists of the following stages:

  1. The purgative or ascetic stage (punishment and deprivation)
  2. The illuminative or contemplative stage
  3. The unitive stage, in which God may be beheld face to face.

Sounds like writing to me.

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