Sorensen, Peter J. Books

William Blake's Recreation of the Gnostic Myth: Resolving the Apparent Incongruities
1995 0-7734-4188-3
This volume reads Blake's writings as an initiation into a divine revelation (gnosis) given to the poet-prophet. The vision is dualistic and heterodox, and bears a striking and consistent resemblance to the visions and writings of many of the Christian gnostics of ancient times. Based on this gnostic reading, the author asserts that, concerning Blake's so-called monomyth, both traditionalist and poststructural approaches can coexist.