Albertus Magnus – On union with God - The nature of ecstasy and union
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Albertus Magnus – On union with God
When a man is united by his intelligence and will to the Divine will and goodness, his imagination and passions have no hold over him, and he troubles not whether men give him love or ridicule, nor heeds what may be done to him. Know well that a truly good will does all and is of more value than all……
To [his destiny] are all his actions simply and purely directed. He seeks nothing outside of [the Great work], but knows that of a truth he has found in this all the good and all the happiness of perfection. Then will he be in some measure transformed.
Such a knowledge of the truth renders the soul humble, makes her a hard judge towards herself, but merciful to others. Behold, this is wise and spiritual doctrine, grounded upon the truth, and leading unto the knowledge and service of [the Great Work].
True life becomes their inalienable possession; for ever free from all fear of the vicissitudes of time and change, they repose in the peaceful enjoyment of this inward happiness, and in sweet communication with [the spirit world]. Their abode is for ever fixed, in [the Holy spirit], … "the Way, the Truth, and the Life."