Great conversation on the art of reading Dante Aloud (in Italian): Continue reading “How to Read Dante Aloud”
From the Sphere of the Sun – and how Love and Wisdom are expressions of the highest Angelical Beings, and also expressed through the Franciscan and Dominican Orders of Dante’s time in the 13 hundreds.
Continue reading “Cherubim and Seraphims, how Love and Wisdom shape the World”
Excellent conversation about Paradiso Canto 1, by Patrick Boyde (University of Cambridge) and John Bruce-Jones (StantonMarris).
Among the many highlights is the idea of the Hermeneutic Circle regarding reading Dante; that one needs to understand the overall picture to understand the elements, but one needs to understand the elements in order to understand the overall picture. Which is what we have sometimes referred to here as the metaphor of “mosaic” in understanding Dante; gradually one learns the smaller pieces and cantos, and then gradually an overall image and world emerges out of the whole Poem. Continue reading “How Love moves things to Rest”
How the final moment of the Divine Comedy, is also the Birth of the Poem!
Continue reading “The Birth of the Divine Comedy”
Towards the end of the Garden of Eden there is a Prophecy given from Beatrice, which until this day still is an unsolved mystery as to what it means, 700 years later.
Beatrice is prophesying in verses 40-51 that “God’s Emissary” eventually shall come and it will be as “five hundred, ten and five”, or the number 515. Some scholarly guesses have been that 515 could be the Roman numbers DXV, which could give us DVX or “Dux”, a “leader” in Latin. And thus pointing to f.ex. the historical leader of Emperor Henry VII.
But we’d like to propose another directional hypothesis for this number in this article. Continue reading “The Mystery of Beatrice’s Prophecy”
Here’s Tom in L.A. talking about the Giants at the Well in Inferno, right before the descent into Circle 9 and Cocytus He’s making a great series!
In about a week’s time, he will start with the Purgatory as well – the favorite canticle for both of us!
His channel Tom LA Books is here: www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Se0davqIVb5KsQ1ruCZ_Q
We’d like to invite everyone to our group readings and conversations online about the Paradise! Every Monday and Thursday from April to August we’ll be discussing a new canto in Paradiso in our Dante community, and next up is Canto 5 on Thursday, April 29th!
Here is some more information:
A big welcome!
Here are some examples from our new Dante community – of favorite artworks and illustrations of the Divine Comedy!
From the top; the Empyrean in Paradiso, The opening of Inferno with the Three Beasts, and King Nebuchadnezzar.
Add your own favorites here: https://www.reddit.com/r/dantescomedy – and welcome!
We’re doing a group reading of Dante’s Paradiso with two cantos pr. week in our new Reddit community – open for all!
From tomorrow Monday 26th we’ll discuss Canto 4 in Paradise, on Thursday 29th Canto 5, and then Monday and Thursday from then.
A big welcome to all readers and lovers of Dante!