Two things were standing out reading Purgatory 9 this time – one is how the beginning of the change happens through the dream of the Eagle and of being unified with the Divine. In some ways meaning that it is first when the Goal is discovered, or envisioned, or revealed, that the process really has begun. Continue reading “How the Change starts, in Purgatory 9.”
Starting now on our 5th reading of Purgatory on this website – we’re seeing the opening of the second book with even more clarity than last time. The bigger and more hidden background of the Paradiso is clearly felt, but the Journey starts more carefully with some smaller and practical steps. Here are the four Cardinal Virtues of Fortitude, Prudence, Temperance and Justice being introduced:
The rays of light from those four sacred stars
struck with such radiance upon his face,
it was as if the sun were shining there.
when Cato, the Guardian of the Mountain appears to the Pilgrim and Virgil. Continue reading “The Cardinal Virtues of Purgatory”