"Tenth Book of Paradise Lost ", continued / review by  Walter
H. Johnson,in Colorado,Usa/  Text  by John Milton //date, 9-
16-'99/                                                 ----
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       v915 /tenth book /   "...,and unwitting have
offended,unhappily decieved ;thy suppliant I beg and clasp thy
knees ;bereave me not ,whereon I live ,thy gentile looks ,thy
aid ,thy council in this uttermost distress,my only strength
and stay."                        
        v.990/   "...That after life , must be at last food
for so foul a monster ,in thy  power it lies ,yet,....ere
conception to prevent ,THE RACE UNBLEST,to be yet ,unbegot."
         "Childless thou art,childless remaine:so Death shall
be decieved,his gut,and with us two be forced to satify his
rav'nous maw." (Idea from ECCLESIASTES,that all is vanity and
loss;that Shroud Imagry itself is product of pain and torment./
       v.833  "...,first and last ,on me ,me only ,as the source
and spring of all coruption,all the blame 'lights due; (&) so
might the  wrath."(OF GOD) /again, rememberance and self(image)
via extreme violence./
             v.1015 /  "...,self-destruction therefore sought
,refutes that excellence thought in thee ,and implies ,not thy
contempt ,but anguish and regret  for lose of life .."/  "Doubt
not  ,but that God hath wiselier armed his vengeful ire ,than
so to be forestalled ;..."/  
          v.1095 /  "Undoubtedly,he will relent and turn from
his displeasure ;in whose look serene ,WHEN ANGRY MOST ,HE SEEMED
AND MOST SEVERE ,WHAT ELSE BUT FAVOUR ,GRACE AND MERCY SHONE?"/
               v.1065 / "...,while the winds blow moist and
keen ,shattering the graceful locks of these fair spreading
Trees ;which  bids us seek some better shroud,some better warmth
to cherish ,our limbs benumbed .."/Is the Turin Shroud  a warning
to take shelter,.in the Earth Itself as did the Hopi ,a new
end and beginning ;a new sort of Ark , as in the film ,"IMPACT"...?/ Indeed,no few times ,the idea has hit me ,paralized
military at the door ,a bright morning light atop the door of
Joseph's tomb;a heavy door that would withstand blast or most
anything ;AS WITH THE  GREAT PYRAMID ,OVER BUILT TO WITHSTAND
TIME AND EVEN WAR. 
           Indirectly ,even the survival of the Turin Shroud
for so long a time ,is in part  due to defencive walls ,ie,
the Massive walls of Edessa  ,where in ,it is reported ,said
cloth was hiden over the city-gate ,in a sealed jar.If any
country is not prepared for modern war ,it is the USA. Indeed,it
is beyond amazing that any number of our cities haven't already
been the targets of smuggled devices. Cash hungrey Russian
mobsters have no compuntion in dealing in
mega-tons.Ironically,back even as late as the 1920s , Russian
Armies marched under the flag of the Eddesa-Cloth, manifestly,the
partually folded Turin Shroud.  / 
                    v.1070 /book ten /Paradise Lost ,continued,
  "...,limbs benumbed,ere this diurnal Star leave cold the
night,how we ,his gathered beams reflected ,MAY WITH MATTER
SERE(DRY) FOMENT ,OR BY COLLISION  OF TWO BODIES GRIND THE AIR
ATTRITE (BY FRICTION) TO FIRE ,AS LATE  THE CLOUDS ,JUSTLING
OR PUSHT WITH WINDS ,rude in their shock (& IGNITE) tine  the
slant lightning ,whose thwart flame ,driven down ,kindles..."/
    The above text speaks clearly of remote-viewing of the
targeted resurrection ;the firey nature of the  Shroud imagry
and the unconsious realization that the techtonic-plates of
this globe are ever active ,grinding out  violent outbursts
of heat ,motion and ,yes, light./ "BY COLLISION OF TWO
BODIES....G R I N D ."    (Perhaps the quake of Joseph's lavish
tomb and the door thereof ,being like a huge millstone,are not
so much seperate ideas ,but one of a larger reality;note also
the name Bethlehem(house-of-bread).
        Mark 16 / "Who will roll away the stone for us from
the door of the tomb? (....)..,they saw that the stone was rolled
back --it was very large." /
             St. Matthew 28 /  "And behold ,there was a great
earthquake;for the angel of the Lord decended from heaven and
came and rolled back the stone..."/ "And two men(half/half shroud
imagry)stood by them in dazzling apparel...."/(Source of the
idea of the two witnesses of revelations(ie...photo imagry ,front
and back).  /  "Why seek ye the living among the dead(static/."/
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------------------------------------------------Book 11 of
Paradise Lost ,by Milton  /---------------------------------
---------------------------   verse one / "Thus ,they in lowest
plight ,repentant stood."/ Shroud imagry of Jesus is indeed
of a man in his "LOWEST STATE.
           "Grace decending,had removed the stoney (armors of
Rome) from their hearts ,and made new flesh regenerate grow.."/
a form of re-birth ,a new life /
           verse 50 /  "..,eject himtainted now ,and purge him
off as a disteper(....)..,and ofthe incorrupt, corrupted."/
    "....That know no gross ,no unharmonious mixture foul,EJECT
HIM...TAINTED..."/ tomb coverings .
            v.212/ "A glorious apprition ,had not doubt and
carnal fear that day dimmed Adam's eye."/  Again,idea of
imperfection ;as with the second Adam,somehow a doctrine has
grown up that Jesus was somehow  nonhuman and immune to all
  our foibles;indeed, if the comparrison is taken any distance
at all , JESUS' SHROUD IMAGE IS AS MUCH A WORK OF CHAOS AND
DARK,AS OF ANYONE'S GENIOUS. How can I say this?  One hint of
his true feelings and trepidations toward the death on the
cross,and what followed, reread his supposed words ,in the olive
garden,the night he was betrayed. He seemingly was being drawn
forward by the crush of events,and when the world was totally
shut out by hewn stone ,his healing powers were set to perhaps
this self-same task and one more ,a cloth seed of faith,from
which have grown up  many ......"/Only 1950 years later,is the
processes and the violence thereof ,dimly understood./
          verse xi/240 / "...;and the arch-angel soon drew nigh
,not in his shape  celestrial,but as Man ,clad to meet Man;over
his lucid (bright) arms,a military vest ,of purple
flowed(....)...,his starry helm ,unbuckled(....),by his side
,as in the glistering zodiac ,hung the sword,Satan's dire
dread,and in his hand ,the spear."/ fairly  good "HIT" ,as remote
-viewers say;these items and more  were heaped upon Yeshua ,in
his hours of weakness.
         v.320/  "This most affects me,that departing hence
,as from his face ,I SHALL BE HID,DEPRIVED(of)his blessed
counttt'nance;here I could frequent with worship ,place by place
,where he vouchsafed presence divine ,..."/
       Indeed ,if "HIS" visage and  that which God is a part
of ,and actively interested in,HEAVEN AND PARADISE;then that
which is the other ,as with the reflective coverings of war
(vs. the life-energies of creation) ,then indeed ,war and all
it's trappings are as an American general once said ,"WAR IS
ALL HELL." /
            v.460 /  "Alas,both for the deed and for the cause!
But have I now seen Death? Is this the way that I must  return
to native dust O SIGHT OF TERROR,FOUL AND UGLY TO BEHOLD, HORRID
TO THINK ,HOW HORRIBLE..."/   "DEATH THOU HAST SEEN INHIS SHAPE
ON MAN;BUT MANY SHAPES OF DEATH (TOMB COVERINGS "upon" MAN-Seed
of Woman(Eve/Mary) and many are the ways that lead to his grim
cave,all dismal;yet to sense more terrible at the entrance ,than
within."/ What is this bit of wisdom getting at?  I would think
that the seeing of the death strook coming is devestating to
any id and ego ,nursed so long on the teet of delusion. Perhaps
that is just the reason so many people are going off the deep-
end and running amuck...,the forfeiture of all hope in the light
of foreknowlege...,forknowing of oblivion ,on just too many
levels.
         v.506/  "Can thus the image of God in man,created once
so goodly and erect,though faulty since ,to such unsightly
sufferings ,be debas'tunder inhuman pains?WHY SHOULD NOT
MAN,RETAINING STILL DEVINE SIMILITUDE IN PART ,FROM SUCH
DEFORMITIES BE FREE,and for his maker's image sake,exempt?"
  "Their maker's image ,answered Michael,"THEN FORSOOK THEM
WHEN THEY VILIFIED TO SERVE UNGOVERNED APPITITE,and took his
image whom they served,(to be),a brutish vice,inductive mainly
to the sin of eve."/Turin Shroud imagry ,largely give the
impression of  one man ,taking on all the sin and evils of the
world....,any leaving them in HELL(static/still image,never
changing,forever the rememberance of the evils men  do ,under
God's
sun./////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
///////////////////////////////// v.712 /  "He looked ,and saw
the face of things quite changed;the brazen throat of war had
ceast of roar,all now turned to jollity and game,luxury and
riot ,feast and dance."/  Much like the old prophets , the idea
of God being ignored by the mases is much agonized over./
      v.764/  "O,Visions ill foreseen! BETTER I HAD LIVED
IGNORANT OF THE FUTURE...(...),dispenst the burden of many ages
,on me(alight) (all) at once,BY MY FOREKNOWLEDGE , ,gaining
birth abortive,to torment me ere their being..."/ It is widely
spoken ,though whom to credit the words ,I know not ,that man
is  the one animal ,that most knows of his own
mortality(DEATH);other takes on the subject=== /  "For by man
,death entered the world." /   "For in much knowledge ,also
there is much sorrow."/Many psycics call their "gift"...,at
times ,a curse ,for seeing the end of all things laid out before
your  second-sight ,leaves on at times adrift in the wreckage
,anchorless and vunrable .
            v.795 / "The conquored also ,and enslaved by
war,shall with their freedom lost all virtue lose,(....);one
man exempt,the only Son of Light,in a dark age,..."/again ,note
the contrasting imagry of the tomb,LIFE REFLECTED BACK UNTO
ITSELF VIA THE HARSHNESS OF WAR./
           V.825 /IDEA OF A COMING TIME THEN TO MEET ANOTHER
HUMAN IS A THING OF TERROR,a new psyce prevails ,eat or die
;kill your own kind ,and hunt them without mercy or  second-
thought;devour the young to feed the self ; shot first ,and
talk latter:HELL,OR NEARLY SO.///////////////////////////////
                  "...,all fountains of the deep broke up ,shall
heave the ocean to usurp beyond all bounds ;till inindation
rise above the highest hills(....),with all his verdure spoiled
,and trees adrift ,down the great river."(OF Death)
     This ,as you might guess ,speaks to me in aligory of the
very face of Christ,over-come  by the muddy waves of
violence(rows of scales,a troubled sea....,that can never rest./
         Same idea again/   "..repenting him of Man,depraved
,(that He  was) grieved at his heart ,when looking down ,(AS
DID NARSISUS),HE SAW THE WHOLE EARTH FILLED WITH VIOLENCE,and
all flesh corrupting each their way;..."/
            "What mean those coloured streaks in
Heaven,distended as the brow of God,appeased,..."/The end of
all things  seen in Christ ,the  "head over all." /---------
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----------------------------------12th Book of  PARADISE LOST
//////////////  "Michael,in either hand ,leads them out of
paradise,the firey sword waving behind them."/Compare with other
expulsions ;LOT FROM SODOM, Israel from Egypt,Cain ,King of
Babylon,in his madness, Moses from the promised land ,Joseph
and Mary ,from before the infantiside of  Herod./
         verse 61 / "..,and,all in rage ,as mockt,they
storm;GREAT LAUGHTER WAS IN HEAVEN,AND LOOKING DOWN TO HEAR
THE HUBBUB STRANGE AND HEAR THE DIN,thus was the building left
rediculous ,and the work,confusion named."/
      v.185/  "A darksome cloud of locusts swarming down
..."//same/same images ,covering all/
    v420/ "...,the stars of morn shall see him rise out of the
grave ,fresh as the dawning light,thy ransom paid,which man
from death redeems,his death for man(....)..,this Godlike act
,annuls thy doom,..."/
          Cast off coverings / v.xii/455 /  "..;there ,shall
surprise the serpent ,prince of air ,and drag in chains though
all his realm,and there confounded leave; then,ENTER  I N T
O    G L O R Y   .."/
           VERSE  640 /  "...;WHEREAT ,IN EITHER HAND ,THE
HAST'NING ANGEL ,CAUGHT OUR LINGERING PARENTS ,AND TO THE EASTERN
GATE LED THEM DIRECT ,AND DOWN THE CLIFF AS FAST ,TO THE
SUBJECTED PLAIN ; THEN, DISAPPEARED."/
           "THE GATE (of paradise) ,with dreadful faces thronged
,and firey arms..."/ Christ,the doorway of "the sheepfold",
covered over in these wrathful imagries,like it would seen,
gate-keepers,or warning givers./ ---------------------------
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-------------------------------------Paradise Regained //////
written some years latter by Milton in the mid-sixteen
hundreds/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
////////////////////Book One /    v.185 /  "..,musing and much
revolving in his breast,how best the mighty work ,he might begin
of Savior to mankind ,and which way first publish(manifest)
his God-like office now mature,(.....),and with dark shades
and rocks environed round,his holy meditations ,thus pursued."/
coverings..."round" about /
          v.408 /  "...,composed of lies from the beginning
and in lies wilt end; who boasteth release from Hell,and leave
to come into the Heaven's of Heavens;..."/
            v.370 / "...,when he gave up into my hands ,Uzzean
Job ,to prove him ,and illustrate his high worth...."/
                      v.441 / "..,and run not sooner to his
fatal snare?FOR GOD HATH JUSTLY GIVEN THE NATIONS UP TO THY
DELUSIONS ;JUSTLY ,SINCE THEY FELL IDOLOTROUS ,but when his
purpose is among them to declare his providence to thee not
known ,whence hast thou then thy truth,but from him or his angels
(presiding)..."/
 
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/////////////////////////////////////Second Book / v.36 / "The
Kingdom, shall to Israel be restored: thus we rejoiced,but soon
our joy is turned into perplexity and new amaze..."/
               v.55 / "....;he will not fail nor will withdraw
(from) him now ,nor will recall ,MOCK US WITH HIS BLEST SIGHT
,THEN SNATCH HIM HENCE,SOON WE SHALL SEE OUR HOPE,OUR JOY
RETURN."/