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Guard ourselves against it

Thursday, 10 Feb 2022

Eyes down on Dr John Dunn. Guard ourselves against it

I thought the two following quotes by William Blake and Graham Greene were apposite to the innocents in the Mythology.

This life's dim windows of the soul
Distorts the heavens from pole to pole
And leads you to believe a lie
When you see with, not through, the eye.

― William Blake
The Everlasting Gospel

It is not the windows that you see with, rather you see through the windows.

It is not the eye you see with, rather you see through the eye.

That is… you should see through the windows and eye, with your own active consciousness and living thought. The danger of not doing this is that the immediate sensory images presented to the window or eye might be taken for the truth if not thought through.

This is the danger facing the innocents, which opens them to manipulation by the children of Urizen, who will happily provide the images to windows, eyes and screens.

The Children of Love are in grave danger from the manipulated innocents.

Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.


― Graham Greene, The Quiet American


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