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William Blake Tarot
Eight of Science (Restriction)

Urizen, still weeping, has ceased resisting and is bound in irons. He has reached a "state of dismal woe," manacled by his own abstract ratiocinations. His closed eyes signify that he exists in spiritual darkness; he has become "in chains of the mind locked up." Limbs contracted to his torso, he is an aged fetus, his wisdom imprisoned within his own dogmatism. This represents the "eternal mind" trapped in the mortal flesh, making us focus on the needs of the body instead of the spirit. Even so, the intellectual light and creative fire of the "eternal mind" still emanate from the figure's head.

The William Blake Tarot explores the mystical vision and artistry of the renowned English painter and poet. Through rich interpretations focused on creative undertakings, it has long been the deck of choice for artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. For more information about this deck, or to buy your own personal copy, go to www.blaketarot.com.