William Blakethe ancient tradition that the world will be consumed in fire at the end of six thousand years is true, as i have heard from hell.

for the cherub with his flaming sword is hereby commanded to leave is guard at tree of life; and when he does, the whole creation will be consumed and appear infinite and holy, whereas it now appears finite & corrupt.

this will come to pass by an improvement of sensual enjoyment.

but first the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul is to be expunged. this i shall do, by printing in the infernal method by corrosives, which in hell are salutary and medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away, and displaying the infinite which was hid.

if the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.

for man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow drinks of his cavern.