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A Journey with Dante's Comedy

A Journey with Dante's Comedy

By Richard B. Emerson
Dante's Divine Comedy is a living and glowing story that can help us discover more of the deep treasures and beauty of life, and the wealth of intellectual and spiritual wisdom from Dante's times in the 13 hundreds. This podcast is a Journey through these discoveries and learning, that can enrich the very sense of being, in a gradual unfolding of Paradise.
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Love and Wisdom, in the Sphere of the Sun
How Dante connects Seraphims and Cherubims with the Franciscan and Dominican Orders, as two major defining elements of the Divine and Theology itself, in the sphere of the Sun.
May 29, 2021
The Birth of the Divine Comedy
The moment when the Poem is born. From John Ciardi's translation of the Divine Comedy.
May 4, 2021
The Mystery of Beatrice's Prophecy
A suggestion for interpreting the number "515" at the end of Purgatory. From
May 4, 2021
Enter Emperor Justinian. Canto 5 in Paradiso.
Highlights and reflections on Chapter 5.
April 29, 2021
Paradiso, Canto 1. Reading and commentary.
Looking at the great translation of the Divine Comedy by John D. Sinclair from the 1940s. 
April 28, 2021
Group Reading of Paradiso - Welcome!
We've just started a group reading in our community on - and would like to welcome everyone to join in!
April 27, 2021
Free will, and adjusting Misguided Loves
Reflections on Canto 18 in Purgatory.
April 12, 2021
Episode 12 – The Canto of Light
Reflections on Poem 15 from Purgatory – the Poem of Light.
April 3, 2021
Episode 11 – Creativity, Renewal, and the First Day on the Terraces
Reflections on the first four Terraces, the psychological process on each level, and the role and nature of Art ant the Artist.
March 29, 2021
Episode 10 – The symbolism of The Earthly Paradise
Reflection on Canto 28-33 in Purgatory. A unity of personal and general Revelation with Scripture, and Beatrice.
March 29, 2021
Episode 9 – Purgatory as Process, and the Divine Arts.
Reflections on Purgatory 9 and 10, the threshold into what Dante saw as the symbolic Church Life, and apprehending the Divine Arts with Humility.
March 27, 2021
Episode 8 – Lady Philosophy, and the Participatory Nature of Purgatorio
Reflections on Canto 9 and Canto 2, in Purgatorio.
March 26, 2021
Episode 7 – Dante as a Person
Reflections on canto 7, and some descriptions of the person Dante by his late-contemporary fellow writers Boccaccio and Petrarch, coming one generation after him in Florence and Arezzo.
March 23, 2021
Episode 6 – The Comedy and Eastern Theology.
Reflections on Theosis, in the Comedy.
March 21, 2021
Episode 5 – The Portal into the Heavens, with the Moon.
How the twin Portal of the Moon opens a material and spiritual experience, simultaneously.
March 21, 2021
Episode 4 – Dante’s Argument for Virtues, in his Times.
Reflections on Canto 6.
March 21, 2021
Episode 3 – Building Virtue like a Steady Mountain.
Reflections on Canto 5.
March 20, 2021
Episode 2 – The story of Phaethon, and the Pilgrim’s Role in Canto 4.
Reflections on Canto 4 in the Purgatory.
March 20, 2021
Episode 1 – The New Poetry in Purgatory, and the nature of the Climb.
Welcome to this first episode! The youtube channel is here:…
March 20, 2021