Dante Aligheri's(1265-1321) momumental work The Divine Comedy, is one of the the greatest creative works in human history. It is also, in my view, the first truly competent scientific presentation of the inner psychological working of the human mind. The dilema of modern human psychology is certainly, partly to be found, in its utter failure in grasping teh significance of Dante's work, in finding solutions to tadays psychological problems and failures. It is perhaps the best presentation of the absolute distinction between human beings and animals, ever written.
If our society remains in darkness, respecting the significance of Dante's discovery,we will not be able to meet the challenges of creative insight that are so vital to our future.