Perfect Contemplation

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Perfect Contemplation is a term syncretic with Perfection. It is used by St. Teresa of Avila [1] to refer to a state of persistent and consistent Connection.

Syncretic Terms

Perfection > Al-Insan al-Kamil, Arhat, Cosmic Man, Final Fulfilment, Perfect Contemplation, Perfected One, Redemption, Ritambharapragya, Siddhi, The Unity, Tikkun, Triumph of Spirit, Triumph of Spirit Archetypes, Triumph of Spirit Narrative

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St. Teresa's book The Way of Perfection is a Connection Manual aimed at teaching the Carmelite nuns how to achieve perfect contemplation

God does not allow us to drink of this water of perfect contemplation whenever we like: the choice is not ours; this Divine union is something quite supernatural, given that it may cleanse the soul and leave it pure and free from the mud and misery in which it has been plunged because of its sins.[2]


  1. St. Teresa of Avila. The Way of Perfection. New York: Dover Publications, 2012.
  2. St. Teresa of Avila. The Way of Perfection (Dover Thrift Editions) (p. 67). Dover Publications. Kindle Edition.