Six Theosophic Points – Jacob Böhme (1919)


Six Theosophic Points – Jacob Böhme (1919)


Title: Six Theosophic Points and Other Writings

Author: Jacob Boehme

Publisher: Constable and Company, 1919.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Slight wear and rubbing to cover, slight tanning. Inscription to back endpaper. Binding tight, text clean. 208pp., app 8″ by 5″.

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About Jakob Böhme (from Wikipedia):

Jakob Böhme (24 April 1575 – 17 November 1624) was a German philosopher, Christian mystic, and Lutheran Protestant theologian. He was considered an original thinker by many of his contemporaries within the Lutheran tradition, and his first book, commonly known as Aurora, caused a great scandal. In contemporary English, his name may be spelled Jacob Boehme; in seventeenth-century England it was also spelled Behmen, approximating the contemporary English pronunciation of the German Böhme.

Böhme had a profound influence on later philosophical movements such as German idealism and German Romanticism. Hegel described Böhme as “the first German philosopher”.

Böhme’s mentor was Abraham Behem who corresponded with Valentin Weigel. Böhme joined the “Conventicle of God’s Real Servants” – a parochial study group organized by Martin Möller. Böhme had a number of mystical experiences throughout his youth, culminating in a vision in 1600 as one day he focused his attention onto the exquisite beauty of a beam of sunlight reflected in a pewter dish. He believed this vision revealed to him the spiritual structure of the world, as well as the relationship between God and man, and good and evil. At the time he chose not to speak of this experience openly, preferring instead to continue his work and raise a family.

In 1610 Böhme experienced another inner vision in which he further understood the unity of the cosmos and that he had received a special vocation from God.

Contents include:

Six Theosophic Points

Six Mystical Points

On the Earth and Heavenly Mystery

On the Divine Intuition