The Mystic’s Lament

 

‘The vision of Christ that thou dost see is my vision’s greatest enemy

Thine loves the same world that mine hates; thy Heaven doors are my hell gates

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read’st black while I read’st white’

Blake’s ‘The Everlasting Gospel’ from which the above lines taken is a Mystic’s Broadside against Credo and Law [i.e. not just Judaic] and is to be read in that spirit.

We much prefer clear rules with their suggestion of logical truth to riding the convoluted turns of mystical text. A poor exchange.

Take a minute to read the Post on the Gospel of St. Thomas. And for your perusal I list below the eminently sensible, decidedly un-mystical Tenth Commandment:

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor‘.

This is most likely Hittite tribal law, and a good tribal law at that. But one promoted way past its grade.