By Samuel D. Fohr
With out pretending to be thorough on so inexhaustible an issue, within the Esoterism of Dante Guénon still casts an unforeseen mild onto a in particular esoteric and initiatic element of Dante's paintings, and chiefly of his Divine Comedy. Dante used to be absolutely way over a literary genius, and one is justified in considering that many treasures stay to be stumbled on in what Guénon calls 'the non secular testomony of the center Ages'. the writer undertakes to set up that the 3 divisions of The Divine Comedy signify phases of initiatic awareness and testify to Dante's wisdom of conventional sciences unknown to the moderns: the technological know-how of numbers, of cosmic cycles, and of sacred astrology. He additionally touches at the all-important query of medieval esoterism, and corrects the mistakes of previous students who had in basic terms glimpsed the deeper that means of Dante's work-providing a completely new rationalization of various issues now not formerly elucidated. the various comparable subject matters are extra built in Guénon's Insights into Christian Esoterism.
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