Spiritual concepts

Incendium amoris


There are some people on the spiritual path who reach a stage where they deliberately invoke an inner heat.  And this is known as the Heat of the Mystic.

Incendium amoris - the Heat or Fire of Love  - tends to be the Catholic name given to this phenomenon. 

'Emotional ardour of a more intense type attended by an actual rise in body temperature'.

The ardour may be directed at a Christian figure such as Jesus or the Virgin Mary, or at God.