Live liminalist meet to discuss William Blake, Imagination vs Fancy, the occupation of the imaginal realms, the language of the soul and the question of embodiment.
Part One: Two Masters (0 – 30 mins)
Blake’s hidden aspect, an element of duplicity, the question of embodiment, true and false uses of the imagination, Imagination vs. Fancy, keeping it liminal, internalizing Blake, rebelling against influence, discovering Blake, as religious figure, Huxley’s Doors of Perception, Crowley’s Moonchild, culture and status, devotion to art, the road of excess, Blake and sex magic, Blake’s aspiration, living in poverty, a poetic mission, true poets of the Devil’s party, Milton’s Satan, Albion’s sleep, primordial man, the Druids, the medium and the message, artists not recognized in their own time, serving two masters, Blake’s assumption of relevance.
Part Two: A Blakean Edifice (30 – 59 mins)
An invisible audience, soul & body continuum, the need for social recognition, spiritual rewards, solipsism, the voices from eternity, Steiner’s criticism of trance-painting, distinguishing psychic from spiritual realms, a second matrix, a cultural edifice of Blakean imagery, Blake’s influence, Christianity as psyop, Henry Corvin, activating the imagination from a moral foundation, magic & narrative construction, body morality, experiencing the reality of the soul with Dave Oshana, writing about the soul, distrusting mythology, a racial eggregore & the pseudo-numinous, the language of the soul, the imaginal realm, resonance.
Part Three: Colonizing the Imaginal (59 mins – 1 hr 23 mins)
The danger of images, the power of sensation, diaspora dance clubs, 2020 dance party, Blake’s poetry as music, drawing in the disembodied, facilitating embodiment, the hook of psychedelics, the devil’s bargain, the Blake trap, cultural context, living in a high-stress environment, occupied psyches, product placement in dreams, navigating monoculture, the limits of conspiracy theory, carriers of the conspiracy, willing soldiers of empire, battery people, the limits of control.
Part Four: The Body Plane (1 hr 23 mins – end)
First distrust of Blake, toxic culture, reinforcing the divide between spirit & matter, sensual enjoyment, accountability, an audience of the imagination, Joker archetype, two Blakes, mapping Hell, back to the body, nested within creation, a body plane, community trust & relaxation.