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St. Theresa of Avila and Meditative Union

St. Theresa of Avila and Meditative Union

Meditative Union in the Fifth Mansion of the Interior Castle The analogy of the cocoon and butterfly has been used for many purposes.  The main and primary theme involves change and new life.  St. Theresa also utilizes this analogy in her chapter on the Fifth Mansion in her classic work, “The Interior Castle“.  Each mansion represents a state of union the soul experiences with God.  As one travels inward, they come across certain states of spirituality or “mansions” in which the soul experiences God.  The meditative union in the fifth mansion is a beautiful union with God that St. Theresa