AND THE BOOK OF JOB
Blake shows Job and his wife surrounded by their children and their flocks, at prayer, the Lord's Prayer, their musical instruments hung in the tree, the sun setting behind a Gothic cathedral.
Then, in a series of engravings, Blake shows Satan, in the likeness of Job's son rebelling against his father, negotiating with God, Job's temptation. Here, as Job's faith is weakening, his sons and daughters killed, his flocks lost, the cathedral now become a Stonehenge, about the murdering of children, Job gives alms to a beggar in his own likeness, patronizingly, God above him, in their image, the way blocked by Satan's tumult.
Jon is increasingly tormented, by even his friends. He now sees God, in his own image, as his Terrifyer. But this is a false God, mirroring the falseness in himself. He struggles and proclaims, 'For I know that my Redeemer liveth'.
'When the morning Stars sang together, & all the Sons of God shouted for joy'. Again harmony returns. Job and God mirror each other, not in terror but wonder.
God then shows Job the wonders of the Creation, Behemoth and Leviathan, like Satan, all of his creating, all beneath him.
Job's family and
flocks are restored. 'And God blessed the latter end of Job more
than the beginning'. They now play their instruments in joy, are
like the Morning Stars/Sons of God, the Sun rising on the right.
In Innocence again, and Wisdom.
with Freud and Adler, omitted the spiritual aspect, rebelled
against God. Viktor Frankl returned psychiatry to its spiritual
dimension. Likewise, Alcoholics Anonymous
sees the importance of faith for healing, not seeking power only
in oneself, as does fallen Satan, but in acknowledging beyond
oneself a 'Higher Power', the true God, not the false of one's
own mirroring and its anguish and hate and terror. Then can come
the music of the Morning Stars singing together.
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