Category Archives: Last Judgement

Eternal Salvation through the Eternal Death of Selfhood

In William Blake’s Milton, Milton goes down to “self annihilation and eternal death” (Pl 15, ln 22) to attain eternal salvation. In the conclusion of the introduction in the first book, the narrator states, “mark well my words! they are of your eternal salvation” (Pl 2, ln 24). In other words, the story illustrated is […] Continue reading

Posted in Eternity, Last Judgement, Satan, The Last Judgment (11/6-11/13) | Comments Off on Eternal Salvation through the Eternal Death of Selfhood

Other Side of the Coin

Ololon’s annihilation connection towards her views of being Milton’s contrary are clear. Ololon claims it when she mentions “Is this our Feminine Portion, the Six-fold Miltonic Female? Terribly this Portion trembles before thee O awful Man” (202).  She makes connections to Milton by claiming to be the other female Six-fold counterpart to Milton. In a sense, […] Continue reading

Posted in apocalypse, Final, Last Judgement, The Last Judgment (4/4-4/11), William Blake's reception | Comments Off on Other Side of the Coin

William Blake and Enlightenment Media 2012-04-05 17:27:53

This post is responding to Blake Lively‚Äôs Milton, Selfhood and Communication with the Divine. Blake Lively raised a point that to annihilate oneself is to shift the focus of self-centeredness to God-centeredness. This is what Blake the character did at the end of Milton. Milton annihilates himself, so does the Virgin Ololon. Thus, Milton became […] Continue reading

Posted in Blake, Last Judgement, Milton, Self-annihilation, Selfhood, The Last Judgment (3/30-4/6) | Comments Off on William Blake and Enlightenment Media 2012-04-05 17:27:53