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The followers of Urizen led the innocents out of themselves

Monday, 31 July 2023 at 20:32

Urizen the book on Dr John Dunn. Another entry into the Book of Brass by Blake's Urizen

The followers of Urizen led the innocents out of themselves
The future extracted from the present and the cost of the past born by the present

The followers of Urizen led the innocents out of themselves with the promise of happiness to come …into Beulah. “We just want to be happy…, we just want to be happy…”, the innocents droned on and on.

And the followers of Urizen led them into debt, and with this came the objectivisation of past and future; the future extracted from the present and the cost of the past born by the present.

The innocents were resigned to the only existence they knew, and Urizen was respectfully acknowledged at the due times and dates.

“We just want to be happy…, we just want to be happy…”

And the children of Beulah found contentment;

and the followers of Urizen collected the taxes and the debts;

and the children of Beulah were born into debt;

and the followers of Urizen provided the drugs;

whilst the children of Beulah descended into the One, which is to say they were dragged down to nothing, to death.

Followers 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 followers of Urizen.

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

© John Dunn.

The anti-Love, the masonry of hate, the followers of Urizen

Sunday, 30 July 2023 at 17:24

Urizen nets on Dr John Dunn. Blake's Urizen and the nets of debt

The anti-Love, the masonry of hate, the followers of Urizen
With self-hatred substituting for Love in their own lives, their quest is to impose a Loveless life upon others

What neutralises the salvific outcome of encounter?

Answer: the inability to respond to encounter.

What is the cause of that inability?

Answer: the children of Satan.

What distinguishes man from animal?

Answer: Dante and Coleridge would answer - the ability to create, above all the ability to create oneself.

What does it mean not to create?

Answer:It means being at the mercy of others who will do the creating for you;as such, it reduces man to being led by the nose as an animal.

Who is doing the leading?

Answer: again, the children of Satan.

Children of the fallen angel, they are fallen themselves, with no hope of redemption

Their ring through the nose of the forlorn and lost is an amalgam of financial insecurity, debt and an assortment of drugs, not all of them by any means chemical.

With self-hatred substituting for Love in their own lives, their quest is to impose a Loveless life upon others.

They that dwelleth without love, what are they?

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

Root them out, pleads Eros to the Innocents, root them out!
© John Dunn.

Satan as the god Urizen, the demiurge, a distant Jehovah

Saturday, 29 July 2023 at 21:44

Demiurgic god on Dr John Dunn. William Blake's Urizen

Satan as the god Urizen, the demiurge, the distant Jehovah

Satan fell into the objectivised world, to become god of this world, and Adam and Eve and their issue worshipped Satan as the god Urizen, the demiurge, a distant Jehovah, the 'self-deluded and anxious' shaper of pre-existent matter.

And the children of Satan led men and women into Beulah with the promise of happiness to come, into the land of false innocence, that is innocence devoid of Love, from which arises the constant and nauseating refrain… “we just want to be happy…, we just want to be happy…”

In a world devoid of Love, they objectified god, which is to say they idolised their god; they were idolaters and their children were born into idolatry.

And their god was an all-knowing god who controlled the affairs of man from across a divide, the puppeteer pulling the strings of mankind, an over-bearing father, a failed architect, and the ‘Accuser of the World' who unfairly condemned Adam and Eve when he was the one at fault.

The deluded innocents of Beulah had carried over the worshipping of the demiurge from the followers of Jehovah, which made it Devil Worship.


© John Dunn.

Mooning from a church tower

Friday, 28 July 2023 at 21:41

YouTubing on Dr John Dunn. YouTube

New video production

To be published at 8pm on Friday 28th June. Please click here at the due time.

See other videos on my YouTube Channel.


Commentary to the new video follows below.

Mooning from a church tower

Hello and welcome to the ride.

You join me as I ride through the village of Easton on the Hill in the very north of Northamptonshire.

The cottages here are built of a stone which has an almost golden hue, which not betrays its iron content, but also glows beautifully in the summer sunshine.

Look at that clear blue sky, a wonderful day to be out and about on a motorcycle.

I’m heading for the church which has a noteworthy tower.

There… you can see the church tower in the distance.

And here’s the Church on the left, and as I’ve just missed the gate, I’ll have to do a quick U turn.

The original Norman church built on this hill of Easton-on-the-Hill dates from the twelfth century and has been enlarged and altered over the many years.

How about this for a stunning entrance, the south porch covered in blossom.

On this glorious early summer’s day the church is brim full of light.

George IV elevated the local Lords of the Manor to become Marquises. In return the king’s coat of arms was positioned to dominate the nave.

The obvious enlargements to this church consist north and south aisles.

The north aisle there, with the round Norman arches is the older of the two, being twelfth century.

The south aisle with the pointed gothic arches was a style which came later came later in the thirteenth century.

There’s an interesting piece of cartographical history associated with this glorious tower.

The church is 285 feet above sea level, and the tower is 100 foot to the top of the pinnacles.

In1843 Royal Engineers did a trigon-o-metrical survey from the tower using Ely Cathedral and the Boston Stump as reference points.

The map produced from this was to the largest scale ever known, 6 inches to the mile instead of the 2 inches previously used.

Apart from the cartographical, there’s also an interesting piece of scatological history associated with this tower. Way up there marked by the circle.

Perched on top of the South wall of the tower is a cheeky gargoyle.

Here’s the mooning culprit, taken from a few angles, with a strategically placed hole for diverting the rainwater from the tower roof.

He is clearly male and, lighten the photo a bit, and a state of perpetual arousal can’t be missed.

Legend tells us that the stone worker responsible aimed the figure towards the stonemason of Peterborough Cathedral in protest at not being paid.

Nice story, but grotesque figures of this sort are known in a few other medieval churches, and it was probably designed to deflect evil spirits,to cock a snook at the Devil, so to speak.

Time to move on…

Before I leave lovely golden Easton on the Hill, there’s just one further stop that I’d like to make.

And here it is, a small 15th-century building, the Priest's House, built for Thomas Stokke, who served as the parson of the church between 1456-1495.

He had the Priest's House built as a residence for a curate who could look after the church during his absences.

Stokke also left money to pay a chantry priest to chant prayers for his soul after his death. This priest lived here at least until chantries were declared illegal in Henry VIII’s separation from the Catholic Church.

Though small, the house was built to a very high standard, and those large arched windows, would have counted as a tremendous luxury in Stokke’s day.

The house later had other uses, as a school, stable and a cow shed. It was eventually taken into the care of the National Trust in 1963.

There’s been a lot of quarrying in and around Easton on the Hill over the centuries.

The house is full of memorabilia of iron ore and slate quarrying, as well as memories of village life.

And all the golden ironstone and stone slates are very much in evidence on the cottages and other buildings as I ride out of the village today.

Thanks for joining me on this little two-wheeled excursion.

If you’ve enjoyed the ride, please Like, Subscribe and perhaps even Share,and I’ll then let you know when I’m next out and about.

For now, I’m done.


© John Dunn.

Mooning from a church tower

Thursday, 27 July 2023 at 22:05

Mooner on Dr John Dunn. In production: a new YouTube Video

Mooning from a church tower

A motorcycling excursion in Northamptonshire

I ride to the lovely golden-stone village of Easton on the Hill in north Northamptonshire this time.

I visit a hilltop church with some noteworthy features, scatological as well as cartographical.

“Here’s the mooning culprit, taken from a few angles, with a strategically placed hole.”
I ride on to a 15th century house where a priest was paid to say prayers for the owners soul.

The publication date of this new short video is 8pm Friday 28th June. Please click here at the due time.


In the meantime other videos are available to see on my YouTube Channel.

© John Dunn.

Quirky, not beautiful

Wednesday, 26 July 2023 at 22:24

Duxford on Dr John Dunn. Back in June I motorcycled over to Duxford in Cambridgeshire to see a rare example of medieval art and architecture, St John’s church. I captured some of my visit on video, and I will later edit the results for publication on YouTube. In the meantime I have begun to draft out a few words of supporting commentary.As I produce such stuff, I usually include it on the home page of this website to keep it fresh to Google.

See videos previously published to YouTube on my YouTube Channel.

Quirky, not beautiful

Here in Duxford village there were once two parish churches, St Peter’s and St John’s.

In 1874 worship was amalgamated into St Peter’s.

This meant that St John’s was spared the usual Victorian restoration work, leaving us with a rare example of a rustic and unspoilt country church.

I’m struck by its quirky rather than beautiful exterior.

Lack of restoration has contributed to this quirkiness, because the work of every medieval architectural period remains in place. It’s a textbook of medieval architectural styles.

The lead ‘spike' that passes for a steeple on the tower was very was twisted in 1897 when a flagpole tied to it, to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, was blown about in a gale. Twisted it remains.

Look at the zigzag carvings around the door, which scream out the Norman origins of this building, not long after 1066.

Inside the church is a treasure trove of medieval wall paintings.

More on this later…


© John Dunn.

No before and after state, only now, the Beginning, Love, always

Tuesday, 25 July 2023 at 21:40

Chronos on Dr John Dunn. Chronos, Artus Wolfort, (1581-1641)

Does Chronos have a role? No. certainly he does not.

No before and after state, only now, the Beginning, Love, always

What is a world devoid of Love?

It is a world devoid of being.

It can be likened to the nothing that preceded the Beginning, the dried-up withered womb of blank indeterminate and indiscriminate oneness.

To live in a world devoid of Love is to be subsumed into the oneness, to live in harmony with nature, if you like, to be an animal.

The Beginning is where the animal is left behind and the human begins.

The metaphors break down at the point where chronology is introduced.

There cannot be a before and an after state.

There must be always a Beginning, or the before and after states become objectified as something apart, things pre-existing in which I might exist or between which I might move.

There is only now, the Beginning, Love, always.

But then there are the murderers of Love, of course…


© John Dunn.

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