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William Blake: Mystical Visions

Both Swedenborg and Blake were influenced by the Enlightenment and the tensions between science and religion.  Some have spoken of the Mystical Enlightenment as:

"various mixtures of Romanticism, the new prowess of the natural sciences, kabbalah, occultist theories, and numerous versions of Christian mysticism."          
-William Blake: Glances on His Engagement with the Theosophy of Emanuel Swedenborg by Francesca M. McCrossan, PhD, and Rev. Dr. James F. Lawrence, August 2007

Blake was especially fascinated by Swedenborg's mystical experiences.  When he was 8, William told his parents that he saw a tree filled with angels.  He had many more such experiences throughout his life.

Consider spending some time with William Blake's art.  And allow his art to inspire your own creativity.

 

 

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