An MP3 version of the talk is on my podcast channel, Dante’s Divine Comedy, available on podcast feeds.
The notion of hell is delighted in by some and causes offence in others. So why did Dante write about this infernal domain on his journey through reality? What is its meaning? What might be learnt from it?
The inferno illuminates how desires go awry, the nature of our being is misunderstood, perceptions narrow, and how societies, even civilisations, become lost.
This is the first of three talks, originally hosted by the Fintry Trust. Why Purgatory and Why Paradise follow.
The talk draws on Mark’s book, Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Guide for the Spiritual Journey – https://www.markvernon.com/books/dantes-divine-comedy-book