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To judge the Lamb of God

Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 23:22

The Red Dragon on Dr John Dunn. To judge the Lamb of God

Satan’s Synagogue is William Blake’s name for the false religion that worships the base powers of this world.

Manmust and will have some religion; if he has not the religion of Jesus, he will have the religion of Satan, and will erect the Synagogue of Satan.
It is called a synagogue because it murders Love, adhering instead pharisaically to a vengeful law.

Urizen called together the Synagogue of Satan in dire Sanhedrim
To judge the Lamb of God to death as a murderer and a robber.
(Blake’s Jerusalem)

In The Mythology, Love is known variously as God, the Word, Logos, Jesus, Creativity
.

Pictured: William Blake, The Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun (1803).

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Man in the image of the first violator

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 at 12:34

Endless cycle broken on Dr John Dunn. Man, in the image of the first Violator

In the Mythology, Ananke is the symbol of undifferentiated Oneness, equilibrium, the endless repeating cycle and entropic death. The champion of violation is Eros, the victims of equilibrium are the Innocents, the promoters of the One are the Children of Urizen. Ultimately the contest is between Love and Evil.

In the one infinite Cosmos without man, there would be no ‘that is’, there would be no ‘be’ing.

Where there is no being, there is void, no-thing; there is 0. Without man, 1=0.

The struggle is against the return of the One, the return of Ananke.

For to break free is a coming to being, with the implication that not to break free is to exist in a state of non-being, or locked in the closed circle of 0.

Ananke is entropic death.

Each triumph against Ananke is birth and new life.

New life demands the breaking of the equilibrium, the endless repeating cycle.

For life to break free, Ananke must be violated.

Violation comes first; the wilderness must be beaten back and equilibria overturned. For what is life? It is violation at all levels, from the human individual to the cosmic. Life must be actively chosen over 0.

The wilderness is never conquered. There is a natural and eternal tendency to return and ouroboros is the symbol. This return is the passive fatalism of a sub-humanity that obeys the tendency in its various iterations: Spinozism, Marxism, Kabbalah, the mind lost in the Heart of Darkness.

What will be the measure of success?

For the individual it will be by how much he is distinguished from the herd.

For mankind as a whole it will be by how much we are distinguished from nature through art, architecture, feats of engineering and the active control and management of the Earth. The ultimate measure will be the density of the population made possible by man’s marshalling of the Earth’s resources to his own health and benefit.

Beyond that it will be by how far into space the mind of man has penetrated.

What of the Orphic egg metaphor? It has its chicken and egg limitations. Yes Eros broke free; but only after an egg itself was penetrated and fertilised.

A 1=0 equilibrium has to be violated from outside; there has to be an outsider.

In the Creation, the equilibrium of 0 was violated by God.

The equilibrium of the Garden was violated by the Devil.

The equilibrium of Adam was violated by Eve.

The equilibrium of fallen man was violated by the Incarnation.

Man, in the image of the first Violator, is the proof of God.

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Every thought is a message from an angel

Monday, 19 July 2021 at 23:14

Angels on Dr John Dunn. ...building the Mythology

Every thought is a message from an angel

Without the angelic voices the world of simple perception would be but a single undifferentiated entity.

No tree falls in the forest unless observed,
A shifting of molecules, an event occurred.
There was a stirring in the viscous soup
And man applied the girding hoop.


In an infinite Cosmos without man through which to channel the thoughts of angels, there would be no ‘that is’, there would be no ‘be’ing.

Where there is no being, there is void, no-thing; there is 0. Without man, 1=0.

Where the origin of thought in the angels is not known, e.g. amongst the Innocents, or denied, e.g. by the followers of Urizen, there is a tendency for the individual to confront the object as something wholly apart, given and ready-made. Thus his relationship with the object becomes conformity, dependence, and mystical submissiveness to reality. Faith rises, but in the lowest form - as faith in the physical fact. There may be a token differentiation between the objects he confronts in the world of perception, but if the individual lives with faith in the physical fact, he lives too in thrall to the one reality - and, as we have seen, 1=0.

However, where thoughts are grasped at their inception, rather than reflections back from a presupposed reality, the voices of angels are heard.

Our potential for freedom lies in our successful reinstatement of the angelic voice into the process of thinking.
Eros, known variously as the ‘saved’ ‘saint’ ‘knower’ or the Child of Love, knows this.

Like the Logos and society, the world around us should be seen as the product of active, creative thought.

This,to some small extent, echoes William Blake’s belief that ‘Jesus is the imagination’, not meaning that Jesus is imaginary in the fanciful sense,but rather that imagination itself is the divine creator.

The angels enjoy the direct gaze of the divine creator.

Each message to man from an angel, is a differentiating act of creation in a world otherwise received passively by perception.


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Children of Urizen

Sunday, 18 July 2021 at 21:50

Urizen and chains on Dr John Dunn. The Mythology grows with the...

Children of Urizen

They hide amongst the Innocents.

They feed off the Innocents.

They set Innocent against Innocent.

They send the Innocents to war.


You know you've met them,

probably when you've thought about it afterwards.

They don't smile, they sneer.

They look at you with calculation.


Snared in Urizen's net, they are the living dead.

Their lives are empty and uncomplicated.

Being themselves devoid of love,

when they meet Him they murder Love.


God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. (I John 4:16)

They that dwelleth without love, what are they?


The anti-Love; the masonry of hate; the children of Urizen.

Root them out, pleads Eros to the Innocents, root them out!

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Beulah

Saturday, 17 July 2021 at 20:24

Blake on Dr John Dunn. Beulah

In William Blake’s mythology, there is a place called Beulah, which the Innocent might say resembles the traditional idea of Heaven. The Innocent are wrong of course. It differs from the traditional heaven in that it is a temporary place of rest, not a final destination. It is a place in which the do-nothing dumb masses might find contentment. Here the danger lies.

From Beulah, one can be tempted by the followers of Urizen to go down to Generation, the realm of birth and death, a sub-human world, driven by instinct.

Above is Eden: not the peace that passes understanding or the saints’ everlasting rest, but an active strife of contraries that reflects the dynamism of human nature. Eden experiences a kind of warfare, but spiritual warfare that is creative and constructive.

Creativity and constructive…
Only God and man can create something from nothing. The imagination and creativity are related to the First Creator. William Blake considered the human Imagination to be God.

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Stained glass of Leon

Friday, 16 July 2021 at 22:44

Stained glass on Dr John Dunn. Stained glass of Leon

The stained glass is the glory of Leon Cathedral in Spain.

The lower parts of the windows are decorated with vegetable motifs in the lancets and allegories of human realities in the rose windows, the sciences, the arts, the virtues the vices. As a very general rule we can say that at the base we find the mineral world depicted, over that the vegetable kingdom, and in turn over that, the world of mankind, capable of love and hate. In the highest places in the upper windows, shines the church triumphant, with all its legions of the blessed.



Biodiversity is subordinate to man, the angels and God and, arguably, only exists because of man, or, more specifically, man awoken, man touched by the Seraphim.

Without man’s powers of distinction, i.e. the ability to distinguish one thing from another, there would be the polar-opposite of biodiversity, or any diversity for that matter; there would be a return to amorphous oneness; nature would be one viscous soup, there would be too much God.


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Dictates of the angels

Monday, 12 July 2021 at 09:16

Angels on Dr John Dunn. Dictates of the angels

Who cares whether William Blake consciously used metaphors or not, he was trying to express a reality that is lost to common thought, i.e. the thought of the Innocents as understood in the Mythology, the living thought that arises simultaneously with sensory perception, but which is lost and seemingly presented back in the form of ‘reality’.

I am under the direction of messengers from Heaven daily and nightly…. But if we fear to do the dictates of our angels and tremble at the tasks set before us, if we refuse to do spiritual acts because of natural fears or natural desires! Who can describe the dismal tortures of such a state. (Letter Blake to Butts 1803)
We should instead understand the lost inner content of ‘reality’ as the messengers from Heaven, which arise as a simultaneous thought-pairing with perception.

By responding to the dictates of the angels, Blake saw the reality born of active creative endeavour, rather than a passive acceptance of the given and ready-made.


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