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The Divine Comedy's Empyrean, illustrated by Gustave Doré
The Divine Comedy's Empyrean, illustrated by Gustave Doré

Empyrean, from the Medieval Latin empyreus, an adaptation of the Ancient Greek, "in or on the fire (pyr)", properly Empyrean Heaven, is the place in the highest heaven, which in ancient cosmologies was supposed to be occupied by the element of fire (or aether in Aristotle's natural philosophy). It was thus used as a name for the firmament, and in Christian literature, notably the Divine Comedy, for the dwelling-place of God and the blessed, and as the source of light. The word is used both as a substantive and as an adjective. Having the same Greek origin are the scientific words empyreuma and empyreumatic, applied to the characteristic smell of burning or charring vegetable or animal matter. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (858x952, 205 KB) Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven (The Empyrean); from Gustave Dorés illustrations to the Divine Comedy, Paradiso Canto 31. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (858x952, 205 KB) Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven (The Empyrean); from Gustave Dorés illustrations to the Divine Comedy, Paradiso Canto 31. ... Dante shown holding a copy of The Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the seven terraces of Mount Purgatory and the city of Florence, in Michelinos fresco. ... Doré photographed by Felix Nadar. ... Medieval Latin refers to the Latin used in the Middle Ages, primarily as a medium of scholarly exchange and as the liturgical language of the medieval Roman Catholic Church. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... Just-lit match Fire is a self-sustaining oxidation process accompanied by heat and light in the form of a glow or flames. ... This drawing from an Icelandic manuscript dated around 1750 shows the Earth surrounded by the eight classical spheres. ... // Cosmology, from the Greek: κοσμολογία (cosmologia, κόσμος (cosmos) order + λογια (logia) discourse) is the study of the Universe in its totality, and by extension, humanitys place in it. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Chinese Wood (木) | Fire (火) | Earth (土) | Metal (金) | Water (水) Hinduism and Buddhism The Pancha Mahabhuta (The Five Great Elements) Vayu/Pavan (Air/Wind) Agni/Tejas (Fire) Akasha (Aether) Prithvi/Bhumi (Earth) Ap/Jala (Water) Aether (also spelled ether) is a concept used in ancient and medieval science as a substance. ... Aristotle (Greek: Aristotélēs) (384 BC – March 7, 322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. ... Firmament refers to the sky or the heavens. ... Dante shown holding a copy of The Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the seven terraces of Mount Purgatory and the city of Florence, in Michelinos fresco. ...



Music


Empyrean.Band name of Australian artists Cameron Gehringer and Julian Clayton. Genre- Rock Discography Cyclone Standards. 2006.


Empyrean, a professional contemporary music ensemble founded in 1988 by composer Ross Bauer in California.



This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain. Encyclopædia Britannica, the 11th edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

Concepts of Heaven
Christian Kingdom of God | Garden of Eden · Paradise | New Jerusalem | Pearly gates
Islamic Jannah | Houri | Sidrat al-Muntaha
Mormon Celestial Kingdom | Spirit world
Ancient Greek Elysium | Empyrean | Hesperides
Celtic Annwn | Tír na nÓg | Mag Mell
Norse Valhalla | Asgard
Other Indo-European cultures Paradise | Olam Haba | Svarga | Aaru | The Summerland | Myth of Er | Fortunate Isles
Related concepts Nirvana | Millennialism | Utopianism | Golden Age | Arcadia

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Empyrean Ensemble (217 words)
Empyrean Ensemble is a professional contemporary music ensemble devoted to the performance of music of our times.
By presenting compelling performances and diverse programming, Empyrean provides the audience opportunities to experience new musical sensation with high artistry, given by its seven excellent core musicians, who are the finest in California specializing in new music performance.
Empyrean is now co-directed by composers Kurt Rohde and Laurie San Martin.
purevolume™ | Empyrean (189 words)
Empyrean is many things but above all, a band on the edge of mainstream with and underground influence sitting on the verge of breaking out.
Empyrean was formed in 2001 by brothers Mike and Adam DeLancett with the intent of creating a form of music that was deeply emotional and spiritual, yet reflected their "take no shit" dispositions and hard-headed ambitions and determination.
After a few line up changes Empyrean as it now stands is the remaining material from nearly five straight years of writing, revision, and recording.
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