Monthly Archives: May 2018

Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 29: GRIFFIN

https://pixabay.com/en/christ-jesus-religion-mosaic-898330/ *** GRIFFIN *** Symbol of Jesus Fully human and divine Eagle and lion *** NOTE: In the spectacular pageant, a griffin appears. The griffin is part eagle and part lion, and it is a symbol for Jesus, Who also … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 29: PAGEANT OF REVELATION

https://pixabay.com/en/fire-carbon-charcoal-hot-embers-2204171/ *** PAGEANT OF REVELATION *** Virgil is pagan — Pageant of revelation — Cannot understand *** NOTE: Dante and Virgil see a spectacular pageant. As a Christian, Dante is able to understand the symbolic significance of what he sees, … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 28: EUNOË

https://pixabay.com/en/forest-stream-water-trees-woods-918923/ *** EUNOË *** Name means “well minded” Remember every good deed Drink from Lethe first *** NOTE: After the saved souls purge their sins, they go to the Earthly Paradise and drink from two streams. First they drink from … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Critics Anecdotes

Richard Strauss had a rocky relationship with his wife, Pauline, and often there were senseless scenes with his wife yelling at him. Once, the Strausses and Lotte Lehmann were having coffee in a garden when rain suddenly arose, upsetting Pauline … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 28: LETHE

https://pixabay.com/en/brook-stream-rocks-flowing-47451/ *** LETHE *** drink from the Lethe no longer feel sting of sins you are forgiven *** NOTE: Two streams are here in the Earthly Paradise. The first stream that saved sinners drink from is the Lethe, which means … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 28: EARTHLY PARADISE

https://pixabay.com/en/flowers-orange-orange-petals-3215188/ *** EARTHLY PARADISE *** an eternal spring all plants grow here without seeds God created this *** NOTE: Adam and Eve sinned here and were banished, but saved souls come here after purging their sins. A lady is a … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 28: FOREST OF EDEN

https://pixabay.com/en/nature-forest-sun-moss-rays-green-3294681/ *** FOREST OF EDEN *** Top of the mountain Green leaves, soft light, steady breeze Forest of Eden *** NOTE: We think of the Earthly Paradise as a garden; it is a forest at the top of the Mountain … Continue reading

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