The Book of Job, Zen, and Turning in the Seat of Consciousness, November 7th 7-8:30pm ET

The Book of Job can seem confusing. A question often asked is: if Job was such an upright and pious man, why did he have to experience so much pain?

Seen from a true human perspective and without a religious interpretation, and using William Blake's illustrations, we will talk about the nature of our human awareness and our human potential. Find out more!

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Detesting religious dogma, William Blake was however deeply engaged with spirituality from an early age. For him, ancient stories such as the Book of Job were insights into the nature of our human existence. One of the last artworks he produced was his series of engravings illustrating key moments from the Book of Job.

Blake did not believe in a God far away in heaven, but rather wrote "To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour."

So how did he, and how can we, read the Book of Job in a more revealing, inspired, and non-religious manner? How does one hold eternity in one hour?

We will discuss the hidden yet clear meaning of the Book of Job, and how it relates to our essential human nature.