The Inner Mansions


Divided Loyalties


Garden 2

Union (featuring Frankie Rose)

New Life

Sigur Ros -Varúð

“I began to think of the soul as if it were a castle made of a single diamond or of very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.”

John 14:2

Campfires by Greg Stimac.

“All who leave the land and put to sea will ‘find the same things’ – the land sinking below the horizon, the gulls dropping behind, the salty breeze.  Tourists, merchants, sailors, pirates, missionaries – it’s all one…I shouldn’t be at all disturbed if it could be shown that a diabolical mysticism, or drugs, produced experiences indistinguishable (by introspection) from those of the great Christian mystics.  Departures are all alike; it is the landfall that crowns the voyage.”               

- C.S. Lewis


Photo by Erin McCown.
Purgation is the consequence of conversion:
Purgation is the repentance, confession, amendment of life and self-stripping that follows. There are two essential acts in this remaking of character: the positive act is the cleansing of that which is to remain; the negative aspect is the stripping away of all that is opposed to the Eternal.

Photos by Alison Scarpulla.

Movement from an original close communion with God,

to a separation from God,

and finally to a reunion with God.

(Source: Flickr / aliscarpulla)