Originally presented as part of a symposium on John of the Cross, London, England, August 1991. Published in “A Fresh Approach to John of the Cross”(Edited by John McGowan, St. Pauls, Middlegreen, Slough, United Kingdom, 1993) this article outlines the six stages of transformation (in prayer, love and service) as articulated by John of the Cross.

Updated in 2018