Category Archives: weeping

Five Senses Are Not Enough

Amidst the extensive sea of William Blake mythology and lore is Urizen, a key character that represents the logical half of Blake’s dual fundamentals that consist of reason and imagination. While he spreads new knowledge is some areas of the world, he is also notorious for “spreading despair” which alludes to his eventual “downfall into […] Continue reading

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Urizen’s Type of Tear

Blake created the characters of Urizen and Los as born rivals and with this, one of the two will triumph. The way “The Song of Los” is set up is similar to a debate. The beginning of “Africa” says, I will sing you a song of Los, the Eternal Prophet: He sung it to four […] Continue reading

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Childhood: A Time of Laughter, or a Time of Weeping?

Have you ever caught yourself rewatching a film you watched as a child, or listen to a song you heard growing up, and finally understood the dark, or “scandalous” humor/lyrics used that you never understood as a child? I know it happens to me a lot, especially within my four years here in college. The reason […] Continue reading

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