Poesi

The conclusion of the whole matter – Blake: «We are in a world of Generation and death, and this world we must cast off.» The Sleep of Ulro; the passage through Eternal Death; the awakening to Eternal Life. And then we shall see that Generation is not the reality but a shadow of the reality; Generation is only an image of Regeneration. The real birth would be birth from the womb of the dream world. The real death is the death we are dead with here and now. Real life can only be life after death, or resurrection; life other than the life whose goal is death, and whose pattern is the repetition-compulsion, karma.

Blake, A Vision of the Last Judgement, 613, cf. Jerusalem