William Blake was born on this day exactly 260 years ago. William Blake was one of the greatest poets of the English language, but he was also a mystic whose vision continues to inform the lives of many people. His vision was Christian, but it was so broadly Christian that it included all religions. One could see him as the Thomas Merton of the 18th Century way ahead of his time. Famously he wrote “All Religions are one”, of which this is the title page:
One of Blake’s most passionate followers in the 20th Century was the poet and mystic Kathleen Raine. Here is a link to one of her many books on Blake which is freely available: http://thehealingproject.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Kathleen-Raine.-1970.-William-Blake.pdf
To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wildflower…That’s what creativity means to me!