William Blake: Imagination and Spiritual Sight, Pt 1

William Blake argued that the imagination is the key human faculty for knowing fourfold vision, life to the full, and our divine destiny. But he also knew it needed cultivating, training, discerning.

In this talk, I look at Blake’s images that can become part of such a training. I also describe the schema of Ulro, Generation, Beulah and Eden-Eternity, which can become a guide to help understand our own states of mind, as well as offering a path to imaginative freedom.

The talk was the first of three given at The Fintry Trust on 21st July, 2020.