Milton, Plate 2, (E 96) "Three Classes are Created by the Hammer of Los, & Woven Plate 3 By Enitharmons Looms when Albion was slain upon his Mountains And in his Tent, thro envy of Living Form, even of the Divine Vision And of the sports of Wisdom in the Human Imagination Which is the Divine Body of the Lord Jesus, blessed for ever. Mark well my words. they are of your eternal salvation:The colloquy begins (or continues) between Urizen and Los. Urizen separate from the unity of Albion has no individual existence. The work of Los is to create conditions through which Urizen can take form and acquire vision.
Urizen lay in darkness & solitude, in chains of the mind lock'd up Los siezd his Hammer & Tongs; he labourd at his resolute Anvil Among indefinite Druid rocks & snows of doubt & reasoning. Seven Ages are required for Urizen to acquire a skeleton, a circulatory system, five senses and his limbs.
Refusing all Definite Form, the Abstract Horror roofd. stony hard. And a first Age passed over & a State of dismal woe: Down sunk with fright a red round Globe hot burning. deep Deep down into the Abyss. panting: conglobing: trembling And a second Age passed over & a State of dismal woe. Rolling round into two little Orbs & closed in two little Caves The Eyes beheld the Abyss: lest bones of solidness freeze over all And a third Age passed over & a State of dismal woe. From beneath his Orbs of Vision, Two Ears in close volutions Shot spiring out in the deep darkness & petrified as they grew And a fourth Age passed over & a State of dismal woe. Hanging upon the wind, Two Nostrils bent down into the Deep And a fifth Age passed over & a State of dismal woe. In ghastly torment sick, a Tongue of hunger & thirst flamed out And a sixth Age passed over & a State of dismal woe. Enraged & stifled without & within: in terror & woe, he threw his Right Arm to the north, his left Arm to the south, & his Feet Stampd the nether Abyss in trembling & howling & dismay And a seventh Age passed over & a State of dismal woeIn response to the formation of Urizen, Los emanates separate female and male forms from his original unified form.
Terrified Los stood in the Abyss & his immortal limbs Grew deadly pale; he became what he beheld: for a red Round Globe sunk down from his Bosom into the Deep in pangs He hoverd over it trembling & weeping. suspended it shook The nether Abyss in temblings. he wept over it, he cherish'd it In deadly sickening pain: till separated into a Female pale As the cloud that brings the snow: all the while from his Back A blue fluid exuded in Sinews hardening in the Abyss Till it separated into a Male Form howling in JealousyThe labors continue within, while the consequences are perceived as in an exterior world. Time and space have become the canvas on which are written activities and characterisations of mental processes.
Within labouring. beholding Without: from Particulars to Generals Subduing his Spectre, they Builded the Looms of Generation They Builded Great Golgonooza Times on Times Ages on Ages First Orc was Born then the Shadowy Female: then All Los's Family At last Enitharmon brought forth Satan Refusing Form, in vain The Miller of Eternity made subservient to the Great Harvest That he may go to his own Place Prince of the Starry Wheels
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Plate 4 Beneath the Plow of Rintrah & the harrow of the Almighty In the hands of Palamabron. Where the Starry Mills of Satan Are built beneath the Earth & Waters of the Mundane Shell Here the Three Classes of Men take their Sexual texture Woven The Sexual is Threefold: the Human is Fourfold"And here the fallen Urizen has been identified with Satan, the adversary of God.
Milton, Plate 10 , (E 104) "Then Los & Enitharmon knew that Satan is Urizen Drawn down by Orc & the Shadowy Female into Generation"