Tuesday, May 01, 2012

plate 67


In this Plate Blake attempted to explain the mythical mechanism by which immortals undergoing ‘mortalization’ are provided with 'garments’ (Garments is Blake’s word [one of them] for the mortal body.) 
“The Twelve Daughters of Albion” (they’re listed a few Plates back, starting with Gwendelon.) They represent the various facets of the ‘Female Will’.

The Immortal One becomes a polarized Two contraries: male and female.
Another contrary is that of Rahab and Tirzah representing two types of Fallenness: War and Religion, the two sad States we have found ourselves in throughout history.

Here’s another naming of the two contraries:

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