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The Divine (God)

William Blake introduces a number of major spiritual and philosophical ideas to readers through his writings. It is quite clear that this is a vital component to his life throughout his works.

One of the central features of William Blake's thought is that Poetic Genius and Divine Spirit are one and the same. He makes this clear in many locations throughout the work. This shows that he believes that there is a direct correlation of mind with spirit.

William Blake claims that it is due to the nature of human perceptual limitation that God is man. He tells readers that just as not every creative genius is the same, but has the same Poetic Genius controlling him or her, that the Divine is another name for the ultimate form of this same energy and that it manifests in various human forms. Each form will have a...

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