Teresa of Avila

  1. Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515-1582)
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  • Further, Langdon deems the sculpture — which depicts St. Teresa of Avila in spiritual ecstasy, based on a description in her autobiography — as pornographic, as it supposedly depicts the saint “on her back in the throes of a toe-curling orgasm.” Ron Howard, Angry & Demeaning?
  • Nolasco: and therewith from Carmel mount the children of Elijah prophet led by Albert bishop and by Teresa of Avila, calced and other: and friars, brown and grey, sons of poor Francis, capuchins, cordeliers, minimes and observants and the daughters of Clara: and the sons of Ulysses
  • Or is that really any more helpful than those absurd late nineteenth-century attempts to classify Teresa of Avila as a 'hysteric'? Notes and Links
  • Many of these hermits are also visionaries, an idea which comes out of tales of mystic saints like Teresa of Avila and Francis of Assisi, who were close to real-life Christian shamans.
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