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Scandal in the Great Britain: A Writer Extraordinaire!

He's Everything London Needs!

Before William Blake, Romantic Poets had no idea what to write about (ok not really, but he's still such a new and revolutionary poet). However now, he is starting to heavily influence other Romantic poets with recurring themes of good and evil, heaven and hell, knowledge and innocence, and external reality versus inner reality. If that wasn't enough, William Blake goes against common conventions of our time by believing in sexual and racial equality and justice for all, rejecting the Old Testament’s teachings in favor of a new proposition that I PROMISE YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ("William Blake")!
Keep an eye on this up and coming writer!!!!

How Will William Blake Influence the future?

Hypothetically, since we can't look into the future, we do not know. However, the stars indicate a line from William Blake's "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" will become the title of Aldous Huxley's 1954 exploration of psychedelic drug use, "The Doors of Perception" as he details his journey from an afternoon trip from mescaline, a psychedelic cactus peyote, which brings him through various states of being. The states of being and perception that he undergoes ranges from something that he describes as "purely aesthetic" to "sacramental vision" in which share a likeness to William Blake's visionary perspective within his works (Williams).

Sample Some of William Blake's Work!

  • “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”
    ― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
  • “Then com'st thou forth a modest virgin knowing to dissemble/ With nets found under thy night pillow, to catch virgin joy/ And brand it with the name of a whore, and sell it in the night ” ("Visions of the Daughters of Albion").
    ― William Blake, Visions of the Daughters of Albion (lines 161-163)