William Blake TarotTwo scenes from the Book of Urizen are collaged into one image. Below, Urizen explores his "dens, mountain, moor, & wilderness, with a globe of fire," while above, a naked woman pushes back obscuring clouds to reveal the firmament. Urizen blindly strides, left foot forward, on a "fearful journey" through "forsaken mountains," encountering "cruel enormities" and "dread terrors" writhing in the sky. His globe of imagination is enclosed by his selfishness, and its black flames provide no light. He does not see the lion, who represents ignored instincts, and life's exotic surprises. The woman is Enitharmon, the imagination at work, who tries to shed light on the struggling Urizen.
Six of Science (Passage)
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