Noah was 10th in the line of Adam:
"And these the names of the Twenty-seven Heavens & their Churches Adam, Seth, Enos,
Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech: these are Giants mighty
The first in the 'New Age:
Noah, Shem, Arphaxad, Cainan the second, Salah, Heber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor,
Terah, these are the Female-Males A Male within a Female hid as in an Ark & Curtains,
Abraham, Moses, Solomon, Paul, Constantine, Charlemaine Luther, these seven are the
Male-Females, the Dragon Forms Religion hid in War, a Dragon red & hidden Harlot"
Noah's Age inaugurated a level of material existence. After the Flood they existed in matter,
in the Sea of Time and Space.
One might say that Noah as "the man of Imagination survived the the flood of time and space
by building an ark of love for himself and his family.
For Blake the ark symbolized love; he depicted it as a crescent moon in two different Plates of Jerusalem:
|Plate 44 of Jerusalem|
|Jerusalem plate 24|
Tharmas the last named of the Four Zoas was also 'the parent power.' He emerged from the
water like the first living land creatures which appeared in the evolutionary process. He is not
as active and articulate as the other three Zoas. His role is that of a motivating force, always
seeking and searching and impelling others to speak and act. The object of his search is his
emanation Enion whose reunion with Tharmas is a feature at the feast of the Eternals at
the culmination of the Four Zoas.