Exploring the The Book of Job as Illustrated by Visionary Artist William Blake


A profound scripture believed by many scholars to be the oldest book in the Old Testament. A deep exploration of the Dark Night of the Soul. The book of Job explores the struggle of the Lightworker in the worlds of lower light, under prosecution by the lower system of things, energy of entropy and fallen mind energies that deny the Higher Worlds and the divine reality of a Living Godhead. Job, with his higher awareness true reality of many Universes, a Living God of Love and his Higher Faith, Love and Wisdom endures the loss of everything but his own life and ultimately endure the long suffering and conquers the lower energies of limitation. A deep teaching of the system of things in this world and the higher psychology we need as Light-workers to overcome these energies, becoming Victorious and anchoring the Higher Light/Love. William Blake as a prophetic writer and artist deeply captures the deeper spiritual truth and mystery of this scripture in his art.

An example of the higher significance in his illustrations is explored below:

Above: When the Morning Stars Sang Together, from the Butts set. Pen and black ink, gray wash, and watercolour, over traces of graphite

One can see within this picture a multi-dimensional exploration of reality.

On the earth plane we have Job with the other protagonists from this part of the text. Job looks up in prayer to the heights and is aware of the struggle that is happening in the mid heavens above.

A God like figure (one may see as the Ancient of Days) commands or is victorious over the lower energies that echo the book of Revelations in the mid-heavens. The divine woman of Revelations has conquered/rides the multi - headed beast/serpent energies and angel of light has command over the 4 horses of the apocalypse.

At the top of the work we see the heavenly star realms. The 4 angels (which one could see as the Archangels Michael, Uriel, Raphael and Gabriel) raise their hands above to acknowledge the Most High, the God of Gods of Gods. Behind them the clouds/mist (which can represent the Holy Spirt or the energy of the Divine Mother) rise up even higher behind them further into the heavens. They sing prayers like the angels around the throne in the Book of Daniel, the eternal song that all beings sing in Praise to the Most High; Holy Holy, Holy is Lord God of Hosts; the song that sustains all of creation.

More info about the illustrations and image source by Blake: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake%27s_Illustrations_of_the_Book_of_Job


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