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Dante and the siren

Identifier

006712

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

 

Dante – The Divine Comedy

'I am' she said 'I am the sweet siren
Who leads sailors astray on the high seas;
So full of pleasure am I to those who hear me!

I turned Ulysses from the wandering path
With my songs; and he who gets used to me
Rarely escapes; so completely do I satisfy him'

…...........

'Why do you keep your eyes fixed on the ground?'
My guide began to say to me, at the point
When we had both advanced a little …...........

And I said 'I go in such doubt and fear
Because a vision I had just now so draws me
That I cannot stop myself thinking about it'

'You saw' he said 'that ancient sorceress
On whose account alone there is weeping above us;
You saw how a man frees himself from her.

The source of the experience

Dante Alighieri

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Siren

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Love with visualisation
Manic depression

Commonsteps

References