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"Los" according to alchimists and William Blake

 
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Dav
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:07 pm    Post subject: "Los" according to alchimists and William Blake Reply with quote

I've been reading a couple of William Blake and books about Alchimists lately and i've read semething that i though was cool and made me think about Los Bolts.

According to Blake, "Los" is the divine aspect of the imagination, the god of genius, in France there is an expression that is "éclair de genie" that can be translated as "genius bolt" so "Los Bolts" could mean that too, maybe that is not that interesting but i share this with you anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's worth sharing hun, I always like to see what people are reading too as I am nosy about books. Lots of people are mind, I have a lot in my front room on shelves and on the rare occasion anyone cares enough to visit me they always seem to wander over and chat about them.
Personally I can't get much into Blake, spoiled by having to study him for school and intense religious feelings I've never been able to relate to. Good luck to you making sense of it! It's hard for a thick girl like me.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is worth sharing. I always took the 'los' as spanish for 'the'. While I still think it is, I think the connection is still interesting.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! And I always just thought "eclair" was a delicious pastry, does "eclair" really meant "bolt" like a bolt of lightning??
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep that´s it!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So cool! So eating a chocolate eclair is like eating a bolt!!
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