The Marriage of Heaven and Hell – William Blake

If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. — William Blake

The Doors of Perception – Heaven and Hell – Aldous Huxley

Two short stories by Aldous Huxley inspired by William Blake and drug trips!

Paulo Coelho makes an implicit reference to Blake in The Alchemist.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

Synchronicity: I thought of these lines yesterday and their implicit reference in The Alchemist, then today at around the same time I get sent this video of Blake’s paintings!

Music: Kuh by Replikas, a Turkish band.

Also see

William Blake – God Is The Imagination – Gnostic

To see a world in a grain of sand

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2 Responses to “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell – William Blake”

  1. Susan Says:

    Wonderful….I have Blakes ‘The Marriage…..’ and love Huxley’s ‘oeuvre’,
    but so few people to ‘share’ with, except at a ‘distance’ per receiving and
    replying to mails from you and Coelho….
    Thank you, Love Sue

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