Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Plate 2 of MHH
LC  Rare books Rosenwald

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 

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. 

Good is the passive that obeys Reason. 
Evil is the active springing from Energy.  Good is Heaven. Evil is Hell.

Why did Blake cite Isaiah 33 and 34 in this plate? Try Isaiah and Blake.

June Singer, a jungian authority wrote The Unholy Bible, 
Blake, Jung and the Collective Uncounscious; the title is a 
reflection of Blake's statement at the end of MHH:

"I have also The Bible of Hell, which the world shall have 
whether they will or no." 

Jung was a student of Blake and some say that the four zoas is reflected in Jung's four functions.

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