Celebrating the Male Mysteries by R. J. Stewart

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The third status has its roots in both the first and second status; Elijah or his disciple Elisha along with St. Benedict signifying the monastic spiritual way of life that will dominate in the third status. Elijah is a pivotal figure in that he is the symbol of the Holy Spirit in both the first and third status. He is identified with fire in that he brought down the Divine fire on Mount Carmel when he confounded the prophets of Ba’al and he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire. He announces the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father, and he will announce the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Son as the second status comes to an end.

37 And those very phantasms . . were Divine causes to teach me about my character and to successfully pass trials. . ”38 Abulafia recognizes that the visions of that first period were actually Divine tests designed to allow him to discover his true character, and prepare him for his ultimate role. Thus, the many visions with apocalyptic undertones that Abulafia relates in the works written during this fifteen-year period, and which caused him to embark on a course of action leading him to Rome in 1280, from the perspective of hindsight may have been a misinterpretation of the Divine will.

36 Salimbene provides interesting instances of reinterpretation of Joachim’s teachings, and shows how widespread these ideas were in certain circles. 37 However, the chronicle seems to indicate that at a certain moment Salimbene became a little more circumspect about Joachimism. ”38 However, this remark was made in the aftermath of the controversy surrounding John of Parma who had been forced to resign, to a senior member of the order who was clearly not enamored either by John or by his Joachite leanings.

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