Pordage, John - They cry out – O love, you have satisfied our hunger
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Wisdom of John Pordage [editor Arthur Versluis]
They cry out – O love, you have satisfied our hunger and quenched our thirst, you have filled us with the highest exulting joys. Behold, we desire no longer to have any will of our own, but that our wills may be thine.
When this love essence mingles with the spirit, it begets in it a divine and spiritual understanding and opens his spiritual senses of seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and feeling. Thus the blind properties of nature come to see spiritually and intellectually, the deaf to hear, the dumb to sing, the barren to become fruitful.
When this love fire tincture enters into the dark-fire-forms and penetrates the burning sulphur, poisonous mercury and salt nitre of the fire spirit and change them into its own nature, there arises such triumphing joy, ravishing ecstasy and exultation as none can imagine but those that have felt them. This love fire tincture proceeds from the union of the fire and the light and is the joy and end of eternal nature; nor is there any birth to be looked for or enjoyed beyond this birth of love.