|Author:||Marsha Keith Schuchard|
|Title:||Why Mrs Blake Cried: William Blake and the Erotic Imagination|
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William Blake's Sexual Path to Spiritual Vision. Marsha Keith Schuchard. 10 people found this helpful. This book will place Blake and Swedenborg, and others of lesser renown, into a rich historical context that includes Protestant and Kaballistic illuminatory traditions and practices, as well as the early cultural confluence of Eastern Buddhist and Tibetan traditions and practices with Western audiences. This is not a book for the squeamish or the moral fundamentalist, as these people will likely not be able to abide with the truths being revealed. For the rest of us, it will become a major cornerstone of Western literary and esoteric scholarship.
When William Blake died in 1827, his widow Catherine appointed Frederick Tatham his literary and artistic executor. No sooner had Tatham accepted the position than he was, in the words of William Michael Rossetti, brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, "beset" by "Swedenborgians, Irvingites, or other extreme sectaries", and compelled to thrust "a gag into the piteous mouth of Blake's corpse". The cast of characters is dizzying and the settings unlikely. Schuchard starts with the eccentric Count Zinzendorf, leader of the Moravians, who were involved in an "esoteric tradition of Christian Kabbalism, Hermetic alchemy, and Oriental mysticism". Schuchard's detailed book shows why Catherine cried but it also shows how, in the end, the Blakes achieved some harmony after all. About Author: Marsha Keith Schuchard, Ph.
Why Mrs Blake Cried offers a new insight into the work of Blake and takes us on an extraordinary journey through secret societies and ancient rituals. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Не удалось найти ни одного отзыва. Why Mrs Blake Cried The Sexual Basis. Marsha Keith Schuchard, Ph. D has written extensively on eighteenth-century Cabalistic and "illuminist" Freemasonry and its influence on Swift, Ramsay, Swedenborg, and Blake. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Библиографические данные. Why Mrs Blake Cried: William Blake and the Sexual Basis of Spiritual Vision.
Marsha Keith Schuchard. Written by a leading William Blake scholar, this is an intriguing and controversial history of the poet and artist, which reveals a world of waking visions, magical practices, sexual-spiritual experimentation, tantric sex and free love. Categories: Psychology\Love, erotic. Pages: 41. ISBN 10: 0712620168.
Why Mrs Blake Cried book. So why 4 instead of 3? Well, the topic is fantastic, and the actors even more so (Blake, Zinzerdorf, Swedenborg, what more can man ask?). Jan 24, 2018 Peter rated it really liked it. It's amazing that this book is 10 years old and it's still the last good book written about William Blake.
Marsha Keith Schuchard examines William Blake's unorthodox sex life in Why Mrs Blake Cried, says Jad Adams. Why Mrs Blake Cried: William Blake and the Sexual Basis of Spiritual Vision by Marsha Keith Schuchard 448pp, Century, £1. 9. She shows an (arguable) association of some of Blake's early work with people on the sexual scene of the day, including the quack Dr James Graham, with his virility-enhancing "celestial bed", and the mesmerists, who were accused of erotic titillation in the guise of therapy. It adds up to a fantastic miscellany of sex and mysticism, though sometimes Schuchard seems to be working hard to make the pieces of her jigsaw fit. Hardcover published 2006-03-02 in United Kingdom by Century. Alert if: New Price below. Schuchard reveals a weird esoteric, erotic and apocalyptic counterculture, brewing in what we otherwise consider the "enlightened" 18th century.
William Blake and the Erotic Imagination. by Marsha Keith Schuchard. The discovery of Blake family documents took Schuchard on a journey of detection that led her to a cast of radical characters including Cagliostro, Zinzendorf and the mystic Swedenborg, and to a world of waking visions, sexual-spiritual experimentation, kabbalistic magic, tantric sex and free love. Why Mrs Blake Cried offers a new insight into the work of Blake and takes us on an extraordinary journey through secret societies and ancient rituals. Biography & Autobiography Religion & Spirituality Nonfiction.
What made Mrs Blake cry was her husband's recourse to concubines if the marital bed did not provide sufficient ecstatic and prolonged potency. Keith Schuchard bravely explores the "sexual-spiritual underworld" of this great poet and artist, drawing on newly uncovered archives and photographic techniques that reveal the extreme eroticism of Blake's drawings before they were censored.