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John Michell: A Pilgrimage to Paradise
I have very little of Mr Blake's company. He is always in Paradise--Mrs Blake
By Stella Maris
April 11, 2009
And was the holy Lamb of God on England's pleasant pastures seen?
© Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion--William Blake
Our thoughts this Easter holiday weekend are with the prolific author John Michell, who has sadly reached the penultimate stages of a terminal illness. Regarded by some as the founder of the modern "earth mysteries" counter-culture movement, almost all of us have been uniquely influenced by Michell's work in one way or another, particularly his theories on Glastonbury and the New Jerusalem.
And he took me up in spirit to a great and high mountain: and he showed me the holy city of Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God... and it had a wall great and high, having twelve gates, and in the gates twelve angels... On the east, three gates: and on the north, three gates: and on the south three gates: and on the west, three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them, the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
--from the Apocalypse of Saint John (Revelation 21)
Newton Coordinate:- Good Friday corresponding to the Feast of Saint Fulbert, April 10th, on the Greenwich Meridian.