Dante and Doré -- Sources

Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the articles ‘Dante and Doré’.
By Ludo Vrebos, based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
These sources presume the prior reading of the article ‘Dante and Doré’.

Visit to hell

Dante described scenes that he perceived in hell.
Many of these scenes can be situated in the ‘Land of Hatred and Lust and Violence’ as these dark sphere are called in the books by Jozef Rulof.
Theo who tells his life story in the book ‘Through the Grebbe Line to Eternal Life’ visits this Land of Hatred with his father as spiritual guide:
The place where father now takes me is called the Land of Hatred.
The name already reveals which souls reside here.
They have to learn what it means to love.
For this purpose they have to release themselves from the hatred which keeps them imprisoned here.
There is no fire here either, the land is cold and barren, because where love is lacking, nothing green can grow.
They are not that badly off, the demons here say, they live, have fun, they can even go to earth if they want to enjoy anything there which attracts them.
Through the Grebbe Line to Eternal Life, 1942
Many of the drawings by Gustave Doré correspond to the spiritual reality:
Passion and violence, they are still not looking for anything else.
I see their lives, like Dante I now experience the hells in life after death.
Like Dante, I could never have imagined that I would ever experience this.
I once read his description, looked at the pictures which Doré drew for them.
And now I experience, that much of what they depicted corresponds to the reality.
Much, but not nearly everything.
The whole reality cannot be described or depicted either, father lets me feel.
Through the Grebbe Line to Eternal Life, 1942
Dante also visited the hells and heavens along with his guardian angel:
Dante visited the hells and heavens along with his guardian angel, our medium did that with my master and now I am doing it with my father.
How grateful I am to God that this has been given to me.
Millions of people inhabit the hells.
All these beings went under as a result of their wrong deeds on earth.
Here hatred lives beside hatred.
Here one thief, one murderer looks for another.
Their auras are demonic.
I want to learn about their lives later.
All degrees of evil are represented here.
I can examine the life of the soul in all its forms here.
God gives me that opportunity, because I made a heaven my own.
Thousands along with me will descend into the hells in order to study and to prepare themselves for a higher consciousness as a result of this.
Through the Grebbe Line to Eternal Life, 1942
In an analysis of black magic, Jozef Rulof indicates that Dante only saw a few scenes from the hells:
In those hells all the magicians of the earth live together, you meet all the grades and kinds there.
They are devils.
I was able to follow them there and my master explained all those kinds of people to me.”
“You experienced it like Dante?”
“Something like that, but a bit more; Dante saw a few scenes, but not more.”
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
Dante did indeed experience actual spiritual out-of-body experiences:
Yes, Dante departed from his body, he saw something of the astral world, but none of the spiritual laws, or he would have given you something completely different; by their wisdom, you will know the consciousness of the prophets.
Jeus of Mother Crisje Part 3, 1952


In the drawings by Doré about the hells, deformed people can also be seen.
During a contact evening, Jozef Rulof explains how the spiritual body of the people in the dark spheres can become deformed due to their destructive thinking and feeling:
Now speaking of human ‘deformation’, Mr Veenkamp ... this is now possible, if the astral personality already deforms itself here, because it has brought its Divine attunement to brutalization.
That means, now listen carefully and you will know ... that you as a human being gossip ... ‘deform’ your mouths away ... because you talk badly of and about your fellow being, the life of God.
However, God never meant this, Christ also talked about this.
I saw people there, men and women, who had lips, on which you could almost place the earth, those people expanded in such a way as a result of their false, dirty, beastly talk about the life of God here on earth.
Can you feel what this means?
Now such a Divine ‘particle’ of our organism ‘deforms itself’, because we give this particle form as a result of destruction and now this part destroys itself.
I saw women there, oh, mothers, do not be shocked ... who were so dirty, filthy, passionately unhappy, that they could no longer be recognised as mothers.
You see, that is ‘spiritual deformation’, but now as a result of the character, the self-destruction, the darkening of the personality.
That is the sacred truth.
Our hands, ladies and gentlemen, are no longer hands there, but inhuman claws.
A wild animal does not even possess ones like that.
Our emotional life as destruction and inhuman brutalization, created new organs?
No, those organs received another personality.
Gustave Doré was close to it, when he illustrated the spirit as a human being for the book of Dante.
Questions and Answers Part 1, 1950
Every destructive thought deforms the spiritual organism:
Yes, ladies, the men will soon also get their turn ... there you do not have a perm, your hair hangs like ... well ... you are already scared ... like that of drowned cats.
You see the mothers there like this, not wearing any dresses, they are rags, built up as a spiritual aura.
Their disgusting thinking and feeling brought them into that state.
I will not go into it anymore, you will no longer sleep, if you possess those powers, think about it, then I tell you: every wrong thought deforms your spiritual, wonderful organism, as mother and father!
Could it be any other way?
Dear people ... do good and you will give form to your inner life!
And the gentlemen?
You should see those sunk away, collapsed, worn-out thieves and murderers there.
They are no longer people, those men of creation, but devils in evil, vampires, there are no words sufficient to illustrate this child of God and ... the human being did this himself!
The horrible stench of the human being, who went under spiritually, ladies and gentlemen ... is already frightening, if you have to experience that.
And I had to get through it, because the masters want to warn the human being for all this destruction.
Questions and Answers Part 1, 1950
As a result, the spiritual body can also bleed out:
Guus Doré who drew in Dante was close by, but you see them completely bleeding to death (Gustave Doré (1832-1883) made illustrations for the book ‘The Divine Comedy’ by Dante).
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
Lips and claws:
Yes, of course.
Now you already have, you have spiritual scars ...
Yes, you have spiritual scars, but then they are the scars from lust and violence.
I told you that I saw people with lips, you could put half the earth on them, on those lips, because they kissed the whole world: lust.
A pincher, isn’t he, a thief; sir, they are no longer hands, they are claws.
Dante was close, Gustave Doré who made those drawings for Dante, with people with open stomachs ...
Questions and Answers Part 3, 1952
See the article ‘Spirit and spiritual body’.