Saturday, March 29, 2014

INTRODUCTION

From Blake's Four Zoas
"Thus were the stars of heaven created like a golden chain
To bind the Body of Man to heaven from failing into the Abyss"

From First Corinthians, Phillips Translation
"But God has, through the Spirit, let us share his secret. For nothing is hidden from the Spirit, not even the deep wisdom of God. For who could really understand a man's inmost thoughts except the spirit of the man himself? How much less could anyone understand the thoughts of God except the very Spirit of God? And the marvelous thing is this, that we now receive not the spirit of the world but the Spirit of God himself, so that we can actually understand something of God's generosity towards us.
It is these things that we talk about, not using the expressions of the human intellect but those which the Holy Spirit teaches us, explaining things to those who are spiritual."

The Divine Economy does not operate like this world's economy. It is not designed to maximize profits but to increase the abundance of love upon which the soul of man is fed. Our spirits can be fed by Blake's images which he created to convey spiritual truth in symbolic language. I have selected sixty-four of Blake's pictures to accompany short statement which I wrote to describe the Divine Economy.

The contents of this blog is available as an ebook through the generosity of Ian Mulder of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. You may read the book online, download it to your computer or reader, or print a copy.


Divine Economy as a pdf file


Ian's comment:
To this cosmic introduction from the pens of William Blake & Ellie Clayton, I merely add a footnote to the last four words, "or print a copy".

You can simply print a copy, as Ellie suggests, or you can print it in the form of a high-quality book, double-sided and bound in a handy book size 8.3 x 6in.

I've prepared a short guide to the process which may help.
 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

64 - DARKNESS

Darkness cannot impinge on the light.
British Museum 
William Blake
Albion Rose