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E-PUB ⚝ The Secret History of Dante: Unearthing the Real-Life Mysteries of the Inferno õ , too new agey An enjoyable and informative read with some surprising revelations and insights about Dante and the Mystery Traditions Unfortunately the Kindle edition has quite a few typos, otherwise I d have rated it four stars. Lovely little book about Dante s life and his work, focusing on his connection to the Templars and the occult symbolism of his writings Another focus is on initiations by mystery schools, ranging from the ancient Egyptians and Greek, to the Romans and freemasonry Reality has emanated from a great Cosmic Mind in successive stages These stages are ruled by comic intelligences angels or gods Some of these gods and angels are the spirits of the stars and planets and therefore their movements, Lovely little book about Dante s life and his work, focusing on his connection to the Templars and the occult symbolism of his writings Another focus is on initiations by mystery schools, ranging from the ancient Egyptians and Greek, to the Romans and freemasonry Reality has emanated from a great Cosmic Mind in successive stages These stages are ruled by comic intelligences angels or gods Some of these gods and angels are the spirits of the stars and planets and therefore their movements, as tracked by astrology, influence our lives By prayer and ceremony we may work with these gods and angels to influence the world and in this way mind may move matter Human spirits fell down through the successive stages and into matter, forgetting their spiritual origin, and before the end of time will rise again Each individual human spirit makes this descent before birth, then re ascends after death and may make the journey again in subsequent reincarnations There are certain techniques of initiation by which individuals may be enabled to make this journey while still alive and awake and so access the higher intelligences and even the great Cosmic Mind There are certain techniques of physiological manipulation and complementary meditation through which individuals may make the journey These initiations and techniques mark a stage in the transformation of the whole human being, including the physical body, in accordance with a divine plan which is working out through history and which will be completed when the whole cosmos is transfigured Mark Booth s The Secret History of Dante is a competent introduction to the supposed, and controversial, esoteric cryptic tradition in the works of Dante Alighieri There are chapters on the Knights Templar and Dante s connection to them a reading of the 6th book of the Aeneid for those that have not or are too lazy to read Virgil though Mr Booth insists on the alternative spelling, Vergil, and never explains why a search for the entrance to the inferno Hell , and many other amusing di Mark Booth s The Secret History of Dante is a competent introduction to the supposed, and controversial, esoteric cryptic tradition in the works of Dante Alighieri There are chapters on the Knights Templar and Dante s connection to them a reading of the 6th book of the Aeneid for those that have not or are too lazy to read Virgil though Mr Booth insists on the alternative spelling, Vergil, and never explains why a search for the entrance to the inferno Hell , and many other amusing diversions Ultimately, the book does not convince, but for those looking for an introduction to the hidden, or supposedly hidden, aspects of the poet s works this is an excellent place to begin One negative is the book was far shorter than it could have been in some ways it almost felt rushed and most sections need far deeper readings than what they received Perhaps Mr Booth was in a hurry Recommended for those with a conspiratorial bent of mind and for those who enjoy light entertainments with an Alt Speculative History perspective Rating 3 out of 5 stars