(The) Golden String (William Blake Quoted in Bede Griffiths’ Autobiography)

“In one of the “Notebooks” of the great English Romantic poet William Blake, there’s a beautiful stanza which ultimately ended as the epigraph of “To the Christians” plate of his prophetic poem “Jerusalem”:

I give you the end of a golden string;
   Only wind it into a ball,
It will lead you in at Heaven’s gate,
   Built in Jerusalem’s wall.

Bede Griffiths used its first verse as the title of his 1954 beautifully written autobiography; the implication: this book, chronicling Griffiths’ personal experiences with faith, may lead you to the discovery of God as well.

Because, in his personal dictionary, discovering God is synonymous with discovering yourself.” (Quoted from: “The Golden String PDF Summaryin 12min Blog — Books, Audiobooks and Summaries. https://blog.12min.com/the-golden-string-pdf/)

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