The heart of the soul – 6

“The illumination of the nous [the heart of the soul] is man’s healing . . . it is the beginning of a healing process that will continue” (Met. Hierotheos. [2010], The illness and cure of the soul, p. 102). “The benighted and darkened nous must be illumined and brought to life. Certainly, the person whose soul is ill is filled with passions, dominated by thoughts and entangled by fantasy. Nevertheless, if he wants to be cured, he must turn his attention primarily to this point. He must cure his nous” (p. 104). “We cannot conceive of salvation without the healing of the nous” (p. 105), whereby illumination of the nous is the person’s receipt of the “baptism in the Spirit” (p. 119).