From the Book of Job: “Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night…”

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William Blake:  Book of Job

Job: The Visions of the Night

 

Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night,
When deep sleep falls on men,   

Dread came upon me, and trembling,
And made all my bones shake.

  Then a spirit passed by my face;
The hair of my flesh bristled up.

  It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance;
A form was before my eyes;

  There was silence, then I heard a voice:

  Shall mortal man be more just than God?
Shall a man be more pure than his maker?

Job 4:13- 4:17

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One Response to From the Book of Job: “Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night…”

  1. Answer to Job by Jung is as difficult to understand as it was for Jung to write. Some understand that Jung was saying that God can become unconscious too and depends on people to keep him conscious, which is one way prayer is understood. To claim that God can be as unconscious as we are is a bold step theologically to take for Jung and I am sure he had many sleepless nights after he wrote.

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