Marriage of Heaven and Hell Essay

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THIS ESSAY IS NOT MINE. I DO NOT OWN THIS. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Jason Whittaker Zoamorphosis Essential Introductions 1. Blake’s Life & Works 2. Songs of Innocence and of Experience 3. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Forthcoming 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The Continental Prophecies The Urizen Books The Four Zoas Milton a Poem Jerusalem the Emanation of the Giant Albion The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Jason Whittaker Zoamorphosis Essential Introductions Rintrah Books Rintrah Books, Redruth, Cornwall 2010 This book may be shared freely under a Creative Commons licence so long as the author is attributed, but it may not be used for commercial purposes or modified without the author’s consent. For full details of this licence, go to: http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/. Contents Citations Chapter 1: The Eternal Hell Revives Chapter 2: The form & style of The Marriage Chapter 3: Swedenborg & The Marriage Chapter 4: Without Contraries is No progression Selected Reading 4 5 11 17 22 28 Citations All quotations are from David V. Erdman’s The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake. Revised edition. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney and Auckland: Doubleday, 1988. Citations are indicated by the letter E followed by the page number in Erdman’s edition. 4 The Eternal Hell Revives Chapter 1: The Eternal Hell Revives As a new heaven is begun, and it is now thirty-three years since its advent: the Eternal Hell revives. And lo! Swedenborg is The Angel sitting at the tomb; his writings are the linen clothes folded up. Now is the dominion of Edom, & the return of Adam into Paradise; see Isaiah XXXIV & XXXV Chap: Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence. From these contraries spring what the religious call Good & Evil.

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