The appointment of the UK’s latest Prime Minister has prompted much comment, not least because Rishi Sunak is Britain’s first Hindu leader. He was sworn in as an MP with his hand placed upon the Bhagavad Gita, not the Bible. His success is a conspicuous manifestation of the deep links that exist between Indian and… Continue reading The Veiling of Things. Rishi Sunak, William Blake and the Bhagavad Gita.
I’ve notice a tendency to downplay the divine element in accounts of William Blake, and to reduce his understanding of the imagination to a human artefact, from its true status as a supernatural capacity that he knew. In this talk I consider 5 ways in which this can be resisted: – Blake’s insistence that “there… Continue reading “I give you the end of a golden string” – Blake, the Gita and God