In his poem called "Europe," which is a prophecy about you, William Blake said: "Then Enitharmon woke,
nor knew that she had slept, and eighteen hundred years were fled as if they had not been."
Told in the form of a story, Blake used the name "Enitharmon" to express any emanating desire or image.
Enitharmon is the emanation of Los, who - in the story - had the similitude of the Lord and all imagination.
Entering into his image (his Enitharmon), Los dreams it into reality; and when he awoke he knew not that he
had slept, yet eighteen hundred years had fled.
In my case, 1,959 years had fled as though they had not been. And I had no idea I had entered into an image
called Neville and made it real. But I, all imagination, so loved the shadow I had cast, I entered into it and
made it alive.
To those in immortality I seemed to be as one sleeping on a couch of gold, but to myself I was a wanderer.
Although lost in dreary night, I kept the divine vision in time of trouble. I kept on dreaming I was Neville until
I awoke, not knowing I had slept; yet 1,959 years had fled as though they had not been.
Blake tells us that in the beginning we were all united with God in a death like his. Then we heard the story
and entered into our shadows. Now, a shadow is a representation, either in painting or drama, in distinction
from the reality portrayed. Paul recognized the shadow when he asked the Galatians: "Who has bewitched
you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: did you
receive the spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish, having begun with the spirit
are you now ending with the flesh, by seeing Jesus Christ as someone on the outside?"
Having heard the story of Jesus Christ, you are called upon to enter into it as the central character and remain
there until the story externalizes itself.
God destined us, in love, to be his sons through Jesus Christ according to the purpose of his will. Falling in
love with his