Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 21: THE LADDER

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THE LADDER

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Dante sees ladder

Means Spiritual Vision

It is a symbol

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NOTE:

Four planets are devoted to the cardinal virtues: wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance. Each planet has a symbol.

The Sun is devoted to wisdom. Its symbol is the Circle, which is a symbol of Divine Infinity: Infinite Power, Infinite Knowledge, and Infinite Benevolence.

Mars is devoted to courage. Its symbol is the Cross, which is a symbol of Human Salvation.

Jupiter is devoted to justice. Its symbol is the Eagle, which is a symbol of Earthly Order.

Saturn is devoted to temperance. Its symbol is the Ladder, which is a symbol of Spiritual Vision.

People of the Middle Ages were very concerned about these things: Divine Infinity, Human Salvation, Earthly Order, and Spiritual Vision.

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