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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili - Dismemberment in the woods

Identifier

003858

Type of spiritual experience

Background

The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, written by Francesco Colonna, a Dominican friar in the 16th century, is an allegory, but contains most of the types of spiritual experience.  In the picture below we see the second form of rebirth Polia witnessed…

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The source of the experience

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

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