"Rising upon his Couch of Death Albion beheld his Sons
Turning his Eyes outward to Self. losing the Divine VisionAlbion calld Urizen & said. Behold these sickning Spheres
Whence is this Voice of Enion that soundeth in my Porches
Take thou possession! take this Scepter! go forth in my might
For I am weary, & must sleep in the dark sleep of Death
Thy brother Luvah hath smitten me but pity thou his youth
Tho thou hast not pitid my Age O Urizen Prince of Light Urizen rose from the bright Feast like a star thro' the evening skyExulting at the voice that calld him from the Feast of envy
First he beheld the body of Man pale, cold, the horrors of deathBeneath his feet shot thro' him as he stood in the Human BrainAnd all its golden porches grew pale with his sickening light
No more Exulting for he saw Eternal Death beneath Pale he beheld futurity; pale he beheld the Abyss
Where Enion blind & age bent wept in direful hunger craving
All rav'ning like the hungry worm, & like the silent grave(Erdman 313)
Terrific Urizen strode above, in fear & pale dismay
He saw the indefinite space beneath & his soul shrunk with horror
His feet upon the verge of Non Existence; his voice went forth
Luvah & Vala trembling & shrinking, beheld the great Work
And heard his Word! Divide ye bands influence by influence
Build we a Bower for heavens darling in the grizly deep
Build we the Mundane Shell around the Rock of Albion"
Continuing in 314:
"Mighty was the draught of Voidness to draw Existence inQuoting The Circle of Destiny on page 154:
"The Mundane Shell--the star world which now comes into being is an
attempt to put "bounds to destiny..binding in the fullness of life
from the emptiness outside.
On page 149:
Jacpb Boethe had a similar conception of the star world.
He associated the star world with the lesser intelligence which
governs our world, a fragment of the of the higher intelligence
which is from God.