- --- In aubrey-blake@y..., lininnv@a... wrote:
> Do you agree with the title of this discussion group? Was, in yourA lady once asked Blake if his visions were things that he actually
> esteemed opinion, Blake a mystic, an esoteric philosopher? If you
> disagree with this title of 'mystic' and reject supernaturalism as a
> description for Blake's work, what word would you choose?
saw before his eyes, but Blake pointed to his head, implying that it
was only mental images. Blake's creativity was not only very
advanced, but very serious to him. And it's the great depth and
great seriousness of his work that gives the false impression that he
was a mystic, seer, or even, a madman.
Was he an esoteric philosopher? Absolutely. With the depth of
Blake's ideas, and the complexity of his world views (and other world
views), his poetry is completely interwoven with strong philosophical
pronouncements. Work such as his would practically be impossible to
create without being a quasi-philosopher.