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Dante - Purgatorio

Identifier

000949

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Dante – The Divine Comedy

'But look, that is Eunoe which flows there;
Lead him to it, and in your usual way
Bring his fainting strength to life again'
 
As a gentle soul who offers no excuse
But makes her own will of another's will
As soon as that other is disclosed to her;
 
So, when she had taken me with her
The lovely girl set out; and to Statius,
Said in commanding manner 'Come with him'.
 
If, reader, I had room to write more
My poem could still not tell you everything
About the sweet drink of which I could never have had enough

But since all the pages designed for this
Second part of the poem have been filled,
The rules of art stop me at this point.
 
I came back from that most sacred of streams,
Made afresh, as new trees are renewed
With their new foliage, and so I was
 
Clear and ready to go up to the stars.

The source of the experience

Dante Alighieri

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Forgiveness

Symbols

Purgatory

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Forgiveness

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