John’s great delight was to wander in the forest of Soignes where God talked to him, and he could take notes on wax tablets. Then he would edit them in his cell to come up with works like ‘Spiritual Espousals’.
Unlike most authors he would not speak about his working methods. There was none of this “...then God said to me as he sat in a beech tree cleaning his ears with a pigeon feather: ‘Would you like some fresh wax for your tablets?’”
St. John of Ruysbroeck Facts and Figures
Name: John of Ruysbroeck
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: John van Ruysbroeck, Jan van Ruusbroec
Birth and Death Dates: 1293-1381
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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