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The four zoas by William Blake
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Bryan What's this about, Steve?

Steve Morrison The Four Zoas is a big “epic” poem by William Blake (who was also an awesome artist). He never totally finished it, but it's a sort of history of the world, cast in terms of Blake's unique mythology. It's about a fall from primal unity into earthly divisions, and attempts to achieve reunification through creative power. It's essentially a testament of Blake's own personal Christian credo. I found it very compelling and inspiring, as it deals largely with how an artist can achieve spiritual enlightenment through the act of creation. I would read "Marriage of Heaven and Hell" if you're interested in Blake--he illustrated many of his books and they're very cool.

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Bryan Looks very very cool. Thanks for the recommendation!

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