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Plate 50, Copy D
Man cannot be healed of his disunity without recovering that portion of himself which Jung calls the Anima and Blake calls the Emanation. The complete man consists of the humanity and the Emanation, two contraries which together make a whole being. The negation of the contraries, named the Selfhood, Spectre or Shadow, was confronted in the first book of Milton. That which opposed Milton's healing was annihilated opening the way for the process of integration to continue through his assimilating his Emanation. In book two Ololon follows Milton's descent. She assumes responsibility for driving Milton into the Ulro and enters the transformative process.
Although Ololon can be seen as Milton's emanation, Ololon is much more than that. She takes the form of a sweet river in Edan, she is a multitude of Eternals, she appears as a twelve year old virgin, a moony ark, and finally as a garment dipped in blood containing the literal expression of the Divine Revelation.
Jerusalem, Plate 88, (E 246) "But if the Emanations mingle not; with storms & agitations Of earthquakes & consuming fires they roll apart in fear For Man cannot unite with Man but by their Emanations Which stand both Male & Female at the Gates of each Humanity"
Milton, Plate 21 , (E 115) "There is in Eden a sweet River, of milk & liquid pearl, Namd Ololon; on whose mild banks dwelt those who Milton drove Down into Ulro: and they wept in long resounding song For seven days of eternity, and the rivers living banks The mountains wailld! & every plant that grew, in solemn sighs lamented."
Milton, Plate 21 , (E 115) "And they lamented that they had in wrath & fury & fire Driven Milton into the Ulro; for now they knew too late That it was Milton the Awakener: they had not heard the Bard, Whose song calld Milton to the attempt; and Los heard these laments. He heard them call in prayer all the Divine Family; And he beheld the Cloud of Milton stretching over Europe. 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."
Milton, PLATE 30 , (E 129) "There is a place where Contrarieties are equally True This place is called Beulah, It is a pleasant lovely Shadow Where no dispute can come. Because of those who Sleep. Into this place the Sons & Daughters of Ololon descended With solemn mourning into Beulahs moony shades & hills Weeping for Milton: mute wonder held the Daughters of Beulah Enrapturd with affection sweet and mild benevolence"
Milton, Plate 34 , (E 134) "All fell towards the Center sinking downward in dire Ruin Here in these Chaoses the Sons of Ololon took their abode In Chasms of the Mundane Shell which open on all sides round Southward & by the East within the Breach of Miltons descent To watch the time, pitying & gentle to awaken Urizen They stood in a dark land of death of fiery corroding waters Where lie in evil death the Four Immortals pale and cold And the Eternal Man even Albion upon the Rock of Ages[.] Seeing Miltons Shadow, some Daughters of Beulah trembling Returnd, but Ololon remaind before the Gates of the Dead And Ololon looked down into the Heavens of Ulro in fear"
Milton, Plate 36 , (136) "For Ololon step'd into the Polypus within the Mundane Shell They could not step into Vegetable Worlds without becoming The enemies of Humanity except in a Female Form And as One Female, Ololon and all its mighty Hosts Appear'd: a Virgin of twelve years nor time nor space was To the perception of the Virgin Ololon but as the Flash of lightning but more quick the Virgin in my Garden Before my Cottage stood for the Satanic Space is delusion For when Los joind with me he took me in his firy whirlwind My Vegetated portion was hurried from Lambeths shades He set me down in Felphams Vale & prepard a beautiful Cottage for me that in three years I might write all these Visions To display Natures cruel holiness: the deceits of Natural Religion[.] Walking in my Cottage Garden, sudden I beheld The Virgin Ololon & address'd her as a Daughter of Beulah[:] Virgin of Providence fear not to enter into my Cottage What is thy message to thy friend: What am I now to do Is it again to plunge into deeper affliction? behold me Ready to obey, but pity thou my Shadow of Delight Enter my Cottage, comfort her, for she is sick with fatigue Plate 37  The Virgin answerd. Knowest thou of Milton who descended Driven from Eternity; him I seek! terrified at my Act In Great Eternity which thou knowest! I come him to seek"
Milton, Plate 39 , (E 141) "So Milton Labourd in Chasms of the Mundane Shell, tho here before My Cottage midst the Starry Seven, where the Virgin Ololon Stood trembling in the Porch: loud Satan thunderd on the stormy Sea Circling Albions Cliffs in which the Four-fold World resides Tho seen in fallacy outside: a fallacy of Satans Churches PLATE 40  Before Ololon Milton stood & percievd the Eternal Form Of that mild Vision; wondrous were their acts by me unknown Except remotely; and I heard Ololon say to Milton I see thee strive upon the Brooks of Arnon. there a dread And awful Man I see, oercoverd with the mantle of years. I behold Los & Urizen. I behold Orc & Tharmas; The Four Zoa's of Albion & thy Spirit with them striving In Self annihilation giving thy life to thy enemies Are those who contemn Religion & seek to annihilate it Become in their Femin[in]e portions the causes & promoters Of these Religions, how is this thing? this Newtonian Phantasm This Voltaire & Rousseau: this Hume & Gibbon & Bolingbroke This Natural Religion! this impossible absurdity Is Ololon the cause of this? O where shall I hide my face These tears fall for the little-ones: the Children of Jerusalem Lest they be annihilated in thy annihilation."
Milton, Plate 40 , (E 142) "But turning toward Ololon in terrible majesty Milton Replied. Obey thou the Words of the Inspired Man All that can be annihilated must be annihilated That the Children of Jerusalem may be saved from slavery There is a Negation, & there is a Contrary The Negation must be destroyd to redeem the Contraries The Negation is the Spectre; the Reasoning Power in Man This is a false Body: an Incrustation over my Immortal Spirit; a Selfhood, which must be put off & annihilated alway To cleanse the Face of my Spirit by Self-examination."
Milton, Plate 41 , (E 143) "Then trembled the Virgin Ololon & replyd in clouds of despair Is this our Femin[in]e Portion the Six-fold Miltonic Female Terribly this Portion trembles before thee O awful Man Altho' our Human Power can sustain the severe contentions Of Friendship, our Sexual cannot: but flies into the Ulro. Hence arose all our terrors in Eternity! & now remembrance Returns upon us! are we Contraries O Milton, Thou & I O Immortal! how were we led to War the Wars of Death Is this the Void Outside of Existence, which if enterd into Plate 42  Becomes a Womb? & is this the Death Couch of Albion Thou goest to Eternal Death & all must go with thee So saying, the Virgin divided Six-fold & with a shriek Dolorous that ran thro all Creation a Double Six-fold Wonder! Away from Ololon she divided & fled into the depths Of Miltons Shadow as a Dove upon the stormy Sea. Then as a Moony Ark Ololon descended to Felphams Vale In clouds of blood, in streams of gore, with dreadful thunderings Into the Fires of Intellect that rejoic'd in Felphams Vale Around the Starry Eight: with one accord the Starry Eight became One Man Jesus the Saviour. wonderful! round his limbs The Clouds of Ololon folded as a Garment dipped in blood Written within & without in woven letters: & the Writing Is the Divine Revelation in the Litteral expression:"