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Symeon the New Theologian - How are You at once the source of fire

Identifier

016372

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

How are You at once the source of fire - by Symeon the New Theologian

English version by George A. Maloney, S.J.
Original Language Greek

How are You at once the source of fire,
how also the fountain of dew?
How at once burning and sweetness,
how a remedy for all corruption?

How do You make gods of us men,
how do You make darkness light?
How do You make one reascend from Hell,
how do You make us mortals imperishable?

How do You draw darkness to light,
how do You triumph over night?
How do You illumine the heart?
how do You transform me entirely?

How do You become one with men,
how do You make them sons of God?

The source of the experience

Hesychastic mysticism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Fire
god
God
Light

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Controlled breathing
Sexual stimulation

Commonsteps

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