Saturday, July 2, 2011

Blake's Myth

Blake's Myth

Unable to believe the conventional established theology, Blake felt that he must deal with it this:

"I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Mans
I will not Reason & Compare: my business is to Create."

He proceeded to create his own System. It was structured in the form of four zoas; each one had a name:

Tharmas: The body, sensation, water

Urizen the reasoning faculty. He fought Urizen for years (perhaps because he was so cerebral).

Luvah the feeling function. Blake leaned toward this one.
was said to be
Urthona: call it imagination or intuition.

The Four Zoas was to be the greatest unfished poem in the Engliah Language. Actually it was a sort of notebook or maybe a rough draft for the two major works, called Milton and Jerusalem.

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