Saturday, November 14, 2009


Blake tells us about the Divine Family and some of its members in Milton, Plate 21 (E116).

"But all the Family Divine collected as Four Suns
In the Four Points of heaven East, West & North & South
Enlarging and enlarging till their Disks approachd each other;
And when they touch'd closed together Southward in One Sun
Over Ololon: and as One Man, who weeps over his brother,
In a dark tomb, so all the Family Divine. wept over Ololon.

Saying, Milton goes to Eternal Death! so saying, they groan'd in spirit
And were troubled! and again the Divine Family groaned in spirit!

And Ololon said, Let us descend also, and let us give
Ourselves to death in Ulro among the Transgressors.
Is Virtue a Punisher? O no! how is this wondrous thing?
This World beneath, unseen before: this refuge from the wars
Of Great Eternity! unnatural refuge! unknown by us till now!
Or are these the pangs of repentance? let us enter into them

Then the Divine Family said. Six Thousand Years are now
Accomplish'd in this World of Sorrow; Miltons Angel knew
The Universal Dictate; and you also feel this Dictate.
And now you know this World of Sorrow, and feel Pity. Obey
The Dictate! Watch over this World, and with your brooding wings,
Renew it to Eternal Life: Lo! I am with you alway
But you cannot renew Milton he goes to Eternal Death

So spake the Family Divine as One Man even Jesus
Uniting in One with Ololon & the appearance of One Man
Jesus the Saviour appeard coming in the Clouds of Ololon!

Tho driven away with the Seven Starry Ones into the Ulro
Yet the Divine Vision remains Every-where For-ever. Amen.
And Ololon lamented for Milton with a great lamentation."

John Middleton Murry in his work William Blake, on Page 242 makes this comment:

"It is the central verity of Blake's gospel of Christianity that all men are Jesus, and that they become Jesus by knowing that they are. By the knowledge of the reality of 'the One Man, even Jesus', we pass into the reality and become part of it. No man, nor creature, nor thing can inherit a part of Eternity: we inherit the whole, or none at all."

Gospel of John, 17:21
"Just as you, Father, live in me and I live in you, I am asking that they may live in us, that the world may believe that you did send me. I have given them the honour that you gave me, that they may be one, as we are one - I in them and you in me, that they may grow complete into one, so that the world may realise that you sent me and have loved them as you loved me."

One Man, even Jesus

I am reminded that holograms exhibit that characteristic of containing data to reproduce the whole image in each part. It is exciting to me that a fairly recent scientific, technological development demonstrates an esoteric truth that the whole is contained in each individual part. The indivisibility of the whole into unrelated parts was a truth that Blake well knew. He realized that each is contained in the One, and that the One is contained in each. The All Encompassing cannot be divided.

"Since each point in the hologram contains light from the whole of the original scene, the whole scene can, in principle, be reconstructed from an arbitrarily small part of the hologram. To demonstrate this concept, the hologram can be broken into small pieces and the entire object can still be seen from each small piece." Wikipedia

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