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Dante - Inferno - Canto 13

Identifier

001888

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Dante envisioned a forest which he termed the 'unnatural forest'. This was a forest in hell, where abuse against nature took place.

A description of the experience

Dante – The Divine Comedy INFERNO I

CANTO XIII

Nessus had not yet reached the other side
When we set out to travel through a wood
Which had no path marked in it at all
 
The foliage not green, but of dark colour;
The branches not wholesome, but knotted and twisted
There were no apples but poisonous thorns

The source of the experience

Dante Alighieri

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Spiritual path

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Insecurity
Loneliness and isolation

Suppressions

Manic depression

Commonsteps

References