Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 28: GOD AND THE ANGELS

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GOD AND THE ANGELS

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point of brilliant light

nine rings of fire surround it

God and the angels

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NOTE: Dante sees a point of brilliant light while looking at the Mystic Empyrean. Nine rings of fire surround it. The closer a ring of fire is to the point of brilliant light, the faster it moves. The nine whirling rings of fire are the nine orders of angels. The point of brilliant light is God, Whom Dante is seeing from a distance. What Dante sees seems to him to be the reverse of what we see in nature. We see the Earth as the center, and the spheres around the Earth become more and more divine the farther they are from Earth. Here, however, the point of brilliant light is divine, and the rings of fire whirling around are holier the closer they are to the point of brilliant light. Of course, what is Dante is seeing now is ultimate reality, and not the inside-out version of reality that we get on Earth.

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