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28 September - William Blake's 'Jacob's Ladder'

William Blake’s (1757-1827) watercolour of Jacob’s Ladder is one of about eighty watercolours which Blake made between about 1800 and 1806 for his loyal patron, the civil servant Thomas Butts (more of Blake’s works for Butts follow in tomorrow and Friday). 245 more words

Daily Reflections

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This is the first of three posts I have written for the Agnellus Mirror blog - associated with the Franciscan International Study Centre in Canterbury. I was asked to write three posts on angels in William Blake's images for 'Angeltide' (tomorrow is the feast of Michael and all Angels, and 1st October commemorates Guardian Angels) - my PhD research was on Blake, who famously saw angels in a tree on Peckham Rye, and elsewhere. This first post is particularly related to Blake's time in West Sussex.

Is this my One?

His vivid mind can’t see,
So often,  as the heart speaks….

And thus the words,
They flow, from his soul,
Grown weary.

—— Here he talks to her in his head—— 191 more words

Love

The River of All Souls

When I was in my early twenties, I had this vision.

I was speeding over a black desert, and I don’t just mean it was at night I mean the great rolling waves of sand were midnight coloured through and through and the sky itself was a doorway to every dimension sprinkled with thousands of stars, and I was rushing through the air at a crazy sonic speed, flying towards a ridge of grey mountains and I could see ahead of me a light getting brighter and brighter, and as I got closer I could see this figure – so vast I didn’t have a word big enough really I don’t think any human does – and it was surrounded by eight enormous wings that flamed gold like looking into the heart of the Sun and I’m thinking… 201 more words

Addiction

Marte, Nolasco Lead Angels Over A's, 8-1

ANAHEIM (AP) — Rookie Jefry Marte hit his first career grand slam in a seven-run fourth inning Tuesday night and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-1. 386 more words

Sports

In the Lap of The Holy Trinity

In the ancient city of Yaroslavl, 250 miles outside Moscow, one of the prime attractions is a sculpture of the Holy Trinity.  The only one in Russia because before it was built only statues of Christ were allowed to be depicted in stone. 369 more words

Philosophy

Card For Today

Our card for today, Wednesday, September 28th, is taken from the Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards – All That Glitters – “A need to see beyond the superficial; the desire to don a mask or dress something up to disguise it’s true nature; trying to be something you’re not; chasing after every sparkly new thing; being mercurial.” 601 more words

Spirituality

Jesus' Parable of the Rich Man

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels, with love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke 16:19-31

 Jesus said to the Pharisees: 494 more words

Daily Angel Message