Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Perga 11

Drinking at the River of Life


Linnell family
Few of the Dante drawings were completely finished, and only seven engraved, but the series is one of the biggest undertaken by Blake and the last legacy of his imagination.
From Revelation
The River of Life
1Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.…


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the celestial realm. 

The Divine Comedy's Empyrean, illustrated by Gustave Doré
Empyrean, from the Medieval Latin empyreus, an adaptation of the Ancient Greek ἔμπυρος empyrus "in or on the fire (pyr)", properly Empyrean Heaven, is the place in the highest heaven, which in ancient cosmologies was supposed to be occupied by the element of fire (or aether in Aristotle's natural philosophy).

Use in literature[edit]

The Empyrean was thus used as a name for the firmament, and in Christian literature, notably the Divine Comedy, for the dwelling-place of God, the blessed, celestial beings so divine they are made of pure light, and the source of light and creation. The word is used both as a noun and as an adjective
Beatrice is  shown on the other side of the river.

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