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The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage (The Spiritual Espousals) is a book by Flemish mystic Jan van Ruysbroeck. Born in the thirteenth century near Brussels, the author led a life of austerity and piousness, leaving his home at just eleven years old to place himself under the guidance of his uncle with a view to going into priesthood. His writings were widely circulated in his lifetime and he influenced an entire generation of Christian mystics. He was beatified on December 1st 1908, by Pope St. Pius X. The writings here include The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage, The Sparkling Stone, and, The Book of Supreme Truth, and includes notes and an introduction by Evelyn Underhill.
This book has 77,943 words, 111 pages in the PDF version. This translation by C. A. Wynschenk was originally published in 1916.
Production notes: This ebook of The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage was published by Global Grey on the 7th November 2018, and updated on the 12th November 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Initiation to Study' by Odilon Redon.