William Blake TarotUrizen energetically moves away with his hands raised beside his head. He could be wailing in sorrow, fleeing from a situation he 'can't handle', or straining against a globe of fire. In the story, Urizen "sickend to see...that no flesh or spirit could keep his iron laws." Leading with his unspiritual foot, he attempts to push the globe of light (his imagination or soul), trying to 'get away with something'. In doing so, he blocks the spiritual light. His energetically flowing robe is the complex emotional residue of his actions, which are "stretch'd from the sorrows of Urizen's soul."
Seven of Science (Lamentation)
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