An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds.
The Divine Comedy is all about guides – finding guides, following guides, conversing with guides. Virgil and Beatrice are the best known, but there are other modes of guidance that Dante seeks and explores.
Angels, dreams and myths accompanying Dante, even in the darkest moments. He learns to be present to them and trust that whilst in one encounter they can bring fear or shame, in another they inspire wrestling and struggle, and then in another again bring divine light and insight.
For more on Mark’s book, Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Guide for the Spiritual Journey see – https://www.markvernon.com/dantes-divine-comedy
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