Written by an anonymous English monk during the late fourteenth
century, The Cloud of Unknowing is a sublime expression of
what separates God from humanity and is widely regarded as a
hallmark of Western literature and spirituality. A work of
simplicity, courage, and lucidity, it is a contemplative classic on
the deep mysteries of faith.
"Lift up your heart to God with a humble impulse of love and
have himself as your aim, not any of his goods ... Set yourself to
rest in this darkness, always crying out after him whom you love.
For if you are to experience him or to see him at all, insofar as
it is possible here, it must always be in this cloud and in this
darkness." -- The Cloud of Unknowing