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Blake and Antiquity

The classic book on William Blake as prophet of the New Age

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Published:
Aug 15, 2023
1978
Pages:
184
Size:
6.13 x 9.25 in.
Illus:
91 b/w illus.
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William Blake (1757–1827) inhabited a remarkable inner world, one that he brought vividly to life in his poetry, painting, and printmaking. Blake and Antiquity situates this brilliant and enigmatic artist within the Western esoteric canon, revealing his indebtedness to Neoplatonism, the Gnostics, alchemy, and astrology. In this book, Kathleen Raine demonstrates how Blake rejected conventional orthodoxy and went in search among the occult traditions of antiquity for symbols that might expand the mind’s awareness into a spiritual state where space, time, and even death are transcended.