John of the Cross tries to explain the mystical process that follows the soul until it reaches its union with God. In order to get this, the poet uses an allegory: the search of the husband (Christ) by the wife (the human soul). A SPIRITUAL CANTICLE OF THE SOUL AND THE BRIDEGROOM CHRIST BY ST.
Publication date 1909 Topics Mysticism, Mystical union Publisher London : Thomas Baker Collection Wellesley_College_Library; blc; americana Digitizing sponsor Boston Library ... THE present volume of the works of St. John of the Cross contains the explanation of the "Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ." The two earlier works, the "Ascent of Mount Carmel" and the "Dark Night of the Soul," dealt with the cleansing of the soul, the unremittant war against even the smallest imperfections standing in the way of union with God ... In the Spiritual Canticle St.