Unveiling the Mystery of Dante

An Esoteric Understanding of Dante and his Divine Comedy

Eric L. Bisbocci

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  • Explores Dante's connection to esoteric movements
  • Analyses the language of Dante's poetry to reveal transmission of sacred knowledge
  • Discusses The Divine Comedy in the light of Rudolf Steiner's threefold thinking

An in-depth study of Dante's Divine Comedy which includes an exploration of Dante's connection to esoteric movements.

229 x 152 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Art & Literature
608 pages
Publication date:
27 Jul 2017


This unique study examines Dante's Divine Comedy in relation to the evolution of consciousness, and explores Dante's connection to the Knights Templar, the Fedeli d'Amore, and other esoteric movements.

By analysing the poetry of Dante and the other Italian poets of the Fedeli d'Amore, the author investigates the existence of a 'secret language' and the transmission of sacred knowledge hidden within the lyrics of those who partook in the Dolce Stil Novo (Sweet New Style), the most significant literary movement in Italy during the 13th century.

The book culminates in an in-depth analysis of the Divine Comedy in its entirety, canto by canto, based on the threefold nature of the human being -- thinking, feeling and willing, as outlined by Rudolf Steiner.


Eric Bisbocci has travelled to more than eighty countries in his life, experiencing their cultures and spiritual manifestations. As well as having studied Anthroposophy for more than thirty-five years, he received an advanced degree in Romance Languages with a focus on Italian literature. He has translated several books by the Italian anthroposophist, Massimo Scaligero. His first book is on the esoteric nature of Dante's Divine Comedy and its relationship to Anthroposophy and reflects his lifelong passion for Dantean thought.

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