The Errors of Sacred Codes (from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell)

by William Blake


Original Language English

All Bibles or sacred codes have been the causes of the following Errors:
     1. That Man has two real existing principles Viz: a Body & a Soul.
     2. That Energy, call'd Evil, is alone from the Body, & that Reason, call'd Good, is alone from the Soul.
     3. That God will torment Man in Eternity for following his Energies.

But the following Contraries to these are True:
     1. Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that call'd Body is a portion of Soul discern'd by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
     2. Energy is the only life and is from the Body and Reason is the bound or outer circumference of Energy.
     3. Energy is Eternal Delight.

-- from The Complete Illuminated Books, by William Blake

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