Turning The World Upside Down Pt. 4
Thomas JJ Altizer
Satan is absolutely primal in my theology. Now, let’s go back to William Blake. The most comprehensive vision of Satan that we have is in Blake. And to Blake, absolute majesty, absolute power, absolute rule, absolute authority is the body of Satan. And we’re called upon to awaken ourselves to Satan and to the satanic rule that has consumed us. And Blake gave us these glorious visions of Satan, absolutely glorious visions of Satan. And of course, the whole point of this is to open ourselves to that total evil which is consuming us, so that we can turn it upside down, so that we can be liberated from it. But we have to awaken to it first; we have to awaken ourselves to the satanic power, which is everywhere.