Tag: Dante

Dante’s Divine Comedy and Spiritual Intelligence. Two new online courses this autumn!

Spiritual Intelligence in Seven Steps online course – full details here: https://www.markvernon.com/events/spiritual-intelligence-in-seven-steps Dante’s Divine Comedy online course – full details here: https://www.markvernon.com/events/dantes-divine-comedy-an-introduction-to-the-spiritual-journey For more about Mark Vernon – www.markvernon.com

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How can we transhumanise? And why we need to

An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. Dante coined the word “transhumanise” in the Divine Comedy, 700 years ago. “Trasumanar” is the transformation he will undergo in order to share

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Where is heaven? A response to Sam Harris & Jonathan Pageau

An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. Sam Harris raised the question of the location of heaven, not least in the space age, when “up there” is not straightforwardly a

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Dante’s Paradiso. Awakening to the Light. A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake

An audio version of this conversation is at my podcast, Dante’s Divine Comedy, available via podcast feeds. This episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues continues Rupert and Mark’s exploration of Dante’s Divine Comedy, taking a lead from Mark’s book, Dante’s Divine

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Dante on Idealism. Or Dante in dialogue with Bernardo Kastrup and others

An audio version of this talk can be found in my podcast Dante’s Divine Comedy available via podcast feeds. This is a contribution to recent dialogues on idealism between Bernardo Kastrup, John Vervaeke, Matt Segall, Philip Goff and others, including

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Why Paradise? Part 3 of 3 talks on Dante’s Divine Comedy

An MP3 version of this talk is at my podcast, Dante’s Divine Comedy, available via your feed. Paradise. Destiny for a chosen few? Dismissed today by many. Or might it be the end for us all? Dante tells us to

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Why Purgatory? Part 2 of 3 talks on Dante’s Divine Comedy

An MP3 version of this talk can be found at my podcast, Dante’s Divine Comedy, found on your podcast feed. The mode of life called purgatorial is a medieval superstition, according to some, and the very purpose of mortal life,

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Sexual Mores & Divine Eros: Why we need Dante to teach us about love

An MP3 version of this talk is on my podcast, Dante’s Divine Comedy, which can be found on your podcast feed. The liberal world and western churches increasingly seem to suffer from the lack of a sophisticated understanding of erotic

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Why Hell? Part 1 of 3 talks on Dante’s Divine Comedy

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

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Dante’s Purgatorio, How to be transformed: a conversation with Rupert Sheldrake

An MP3 version of this conversation is on my podcast Dante’s Divine Comedy, available via your podcast feed. This episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues continues Rupert and Mark’s exploration of Dante’s Divine Comedy, taking a lead from Mark’s book, Dante’s

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