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- The Complete Works of Saint John of the Cross, of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, translated from the original Spanish by David Lewis; edited by the Oblate Fathers of Saint Charles, with a preface by Cardinal Wiseman (London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864).
- Volume I may be read online, and is available in multiple formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.), at Internet Archive and Internet Archive (2nd copy)
- Volume II is available at Internet Archive and Internet Archive (2nd copy).
- A microfilm copy containing both Volumes I and II is available at Internet Archive.
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“There is a man I know who was carried out of himself in Christ, fourteen years since; was his spirit in his body? I cannot tell. Was it apart from his body? I cannot tell; God knows. This man, at least, was carried up into the third heaven. I can only tell you that this man, with his spirit in his body, or with his spirit apart from his body, God knows which, not I, was carried up into Paradise, and heard mysteries which man is not allowed to utter.” (II Corinthians xii, 2-4)