Dante’s Divine Comedy and Depth Psychology

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Date(s) - 23rd March, 2024
10:30 - 12:30

C G Jung Club


The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is many things: a personal crisis, a diatribe against politics and the church, an unsurpassed exploration of love. But at heart, it is an unfolding of the realisation that “I am more than I am”, discovered by journeying through aspects of reality.

This talk examines the transformation Dante underwent, which human beings can still undergo, and focuses on the emergence of Dante’s spiritual intelligence, examining these alongside the insights from various psychodynamic traditions, including Jung’s.

Dante anticipates many features of depth psychology: enantiodromia, the timelessness of the psyche, the integration of desire and intellect, the encounter with spiritual entities, the function of transcendence.

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