The second part of the Book I of Milton is directed to the question freeing oneself from the cultural milieu and the wrath one feels toward it: the answer is forgiving.
Book II in which Ololon enters the soul answers the question of the expression to his vision: the answer is accepting forgiveness.
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Plate 46, Copy C
To integrate the emanation involves reversing the organizational pattern of hierarchy. When the feminine is seen as the completion of the unified man, the distant God on a throne in heaven loses its validity. When God is discerned as the interior God who unifies all things in himself, it modifies perception so that everything that lives is holy and the doors of perception are cleansed revealing the infinite.
Milton, Plate 40 , (E 141) "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 35 , (E 135) "And Ololon examined all the Couches of the Dead. Even of Los & Enitharmon & all the Sons of Albion And his Four Zoas terrified & on the verge of Death In midst of these was Miltons Couch, & when they saw Eight Immortal Starry-Ones, guarding the Couch in flaming fires They thunderous utterd all a universal groan falling down Prostrate before the Starry Eight asking with tears forgiveness Confessing their crime with humiliation and sorrow. O how the Starry Eight rejoic'd to see Ololon descended! And now that a wide road was open to Eternity, By Ololons descent thro Beulah to Los & Enitharmon,"