Category Archives: phallic imagery

“The wounds of Christ are a WHAT????”

Chris Ingle Moravian beliefs look at the wounds of Christ in quite a unique way, similar to how Blake looks at life and religion. Knowing now that his own mother was at the very least influenced by Moravian beliefs, if not a follower herself,makes total sense when we look at Blake’s work in “The Marriage […] Continue reading

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The Procreation and Rebirth of the Sinner

The Morovian teachings Blake was exposed to had an emphasized the production of knowledge, and in turn life, through bodily means. According to Marsha Keith Schuchard in “Young William Blake and the Moravian Tradition of Visionary Art,” Morovians believed “new souls [are] birthed [from] the gushing blood” of Jesus’ crucifixion wounds, since the phallic nails penetrate the […] Continue reading

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Gadzooks! Leviathan’s Wounds!

Moravian tradition features frequent sexual imagery, and this is comparable to Blake’s rather horrifying description of the Leviathan’s mouth. It is all incredibly strange. A large portion of Moravian theology focuses on the wounds of Christ. These include the wounds of circumcision and the wound of the spear in the rib. These wounds are highly […] Continue reading

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