From The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
by William Blake


The voice of the Devil

   All Bibles or sacred codes have been the causes of the following Errors:
   1. That Man has two real existing principles: Viz: a Body & a Soul.
   2. That Energy, call’d Evil, is alone from the Body; & that Reason, call’d Good, is alone from the Soul.
   3. That God will torment Man in Eternity for following his Energies.
   But the following Contraries to these are True:
   1. Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that call’d Body is a portion of Soul discern’d by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
   2. Energy is the only life, and is from the Body; and Reason is the bound or outward circumference of Energy.
   3. Energy is Eternal Delight.