"All are Men in Eternity. Rivers, Mountains, Cities, Villages,
All are Human, and when You enter into Their Bosoms,
You walk In Heavens and Earths;
Just as in Your own Bosom You bear Your Heaven And Earth,
and all that You behold, though it appears Without, it is Within,
In Your Imagination of which this World of Mortality is but a Shadow."
(William Blake's Jerusalem, Plate 71:17)
You may ask yourself what Blake is talking about, yet this is the language of the Bible. Biblical language
evokes rather than describes. It is telling of another world, another Man and another age; for in truth, all of
the places in the Bible are human.
In the Book of Revelation, John sees Jerusalem become a woman, descending out of heaven adorned like a
bride for her husband. And in the 5th chapter of Micah we are told that Bethlehem is that woman out of
which God comes. Listen to the words carefully: "You, O Bethlehem, are so little to be among the thousands
of Judah, yet from you will come forth for me, one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from
ancient times. Therefore, he will give them up until that time when she who is in travail has brought forth."
Then we read in the 63rd [Chapter] of Isaiah, "O Lord, thou art our Father, our Redeemer from of old is thy
name." Here we see the Ancient of Days as our Father and Redeemer and, like Bethlehem, we are all in
travail, redeeming everything and bringing forth the Father of all life as our very self!
One day you will know an imaginative world where the mountains, rivers, cities, and villages are human.
Everything will be possible to you there, for when your imaginative faculties awaken, every thought is
objectively real. I don't care what it is, your every imaginal act will instantly become an objective fact. This
we are told throughout the Old Testament, but its language evokes and man finds it difficult to understand.
In the 14th chapter of Jeremiah you will find these words: "Thou, Lord are in the midst of us. We are called