Steve Nobel interviews Tobias Churton, author of Jerusalem: The Real Life of William Blake. Follow Watkins Media on SoundCloud and listen to the latest interviews and talks.
Tobias Churton is a world authority on Gnostic spirituality, and a leading scholar in the field of Western Esotericism. He holds a Masters degree in Theology from Brasenose College, Oxford, and was appointed Honorary Fellow and Faculty Lecturer in Western Esotericism at Exeter University in 2005. Tobias is a filmmaker, poet, composer, and author. His latest book Jerusalem is on the life of William Blake.
In Jerusalem Tobias Churton expertly takes the reader beyond the superficial façade, showing Blake as the esoteric genius – a myth-maker, brilliantly using symbols and theology to express his unique insights into the nature of body, mind and spirit. Churton is not only deeply knowledgeable about Blake’s life and times, but also uses his shared values with Blake to enter into his labyrinth of thought and feeling.
On this podcast:
William Blake’s life.
Blake’s view on marriage and sexuality.
A political take on Blake’s work.
Blake and the Church.
Blake’s great legacy today.