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Cover Page · Author’s Preface · Glossary of Boehme’s Terminology · Chapter 1: What the Manifested God is: and of the Trinity. Chapter 2: Of the Word, or Heart of . Mysterium Magnum Frontpiece. Mysterium Magnum. PART ONE. An Exposition of the First Book of Moses called Genesis. written Anno by. Jacob Boehme. Mysterium magnum. An exposition of the first book of BOEHME, Jacob First Edition in English of Boehme’s masterpiece, a mystical interpretation of Genesis.

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Mysterium Magnum : Volume One

And in this Flagrat the Fire is enkindled: How Joseph Manifested himselfe before his Brethren. Although the Eternal [Essence] in reference to the Temporal is Spiritual, yet the true Spirit is much more subtile than that which it makes to a Substance in the Conception. Upon [or to] jaclb Way of Humility. Therefore Christ calls him a Prince of this World, viz. This figure stands thus. Should he have poured in more Love and Meekness into this Fire-source?

Now out of the Devouring of the Fire proceeds forth a Spiritual Essence, which is the oily Ground, and a watery Essence from the Mortification, which deprives the Fire Spirit of its Wrath, so that it is not able jacb set its wrathful Properties on Fire in the oily Ground; so that the Fire must burn through Death, and be only a Light: We ought not to look at the mote that is in our brother’s eye, before we have pulled the beam out of our own; much rather, ought we to be sure there is a mote in our brother’s eye before we think to go about to pull it out; some censure this author’s boehme-mysteruim to be full of nonsense, who yet confess they cannot understand them, why do they then judge; for, all that I apprehend not the sense of; is not nonsense in itself; though I think it so: For in the Eternal Speaking Word which is void [Beyond or without] of all Nature, or Beginning is only the Divine Understanding or Sound; there is neither Darkness nor Light; neither thick nor thin; neither Joy nor Sorrow; moreover, no Sensibility, or Perception [Finding or Apprehension] ; but it is barely a Power of the Understanding in one Source, Will, and Dominion; there is neither Friend nor Foe to it, for it is the only Good, and nothing else.

As Body and Soul are one, and yet the one is not the other; or as the Fire and the Water, or the Air and the Earth, are from boehme-mystegium Original, and yet they are particularly distinct, but yet they are mutually bound to each other; and the one were a Nothing without the other; thus we are to conceive and consider likewise of the Divine Essence, boehmw-mysterium also of the Divine Power.


But the Senses arise through Nature with the Motion in the Division of the Powers, where each Power perceives, and feels itself in itself; it is also the Original of Taste and Smell: Christian index Site map Site root. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

From the alphabetical list of topics, names and places, appended to this part, one can see how much ground Jacob Boehme has covered. When we consider what Kind of Life, Motion, and Dominion was before the Times of this outward World, in the Place of this World, and what Eternity is, then we find that it was and is to Eternity, such a Life, Motion and Dominion, as is above-mentioned.

The egress 4 from the will and mind, which is a spirit of the will and mind. An hellish thirsty wrathful Source, being as another Principle, or Beginning of another Property; which Source is wholly rough like the cold or hard Stones; a Mind which is horrible like to the Fire-blaze.

Such things as these are only mentioned in the Scripture; the knowledge whereof would make the soul delighted whether there be health of body or not; and it is far surpassing all other books: Of the Line of the Covenant.

Dost thou say I cannot; I am corrupt, and depraved? Should he then have drawn him with Rebuke? And we are with very entire and punctual exactness to consider of this motion of the eternal Mystery of the spiritual world. Now then, if God dwells in this same Essence, and has from all Eternity dwelt therein, and manifests himself in his own Mirror, and looks back through the Essence of the Soul into the Beginning of all Beings, what then has Reason to do, to taunt and cavil at me about that wherein itself is blind?

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To the struggles of the former to understand boehe-mysterium, we owe the gradual development of his capacity to convey and express more and more of that which he had received. In the Fire; where the Severation proceeds forth in the enkindling [of the Fire] in the Flagrat.

The Originall of Life.

The inward precious Figure standeth thus. His Wisdom and Power in divine Property are without Limit or Measure, innumerable, infinite, and unspeakable. This is now the manifested Word, which in itself is only One Power, wherein all Powers are contained. These both mutually circulate in themselves and out of themselves and yet cannot go any where [parted].

The history of Christ, and of all other things mentioned in the Scriptures, are infallibly true, that he was born of the Virgin Mary, that he is the Saviour of the world, was crucified at Jerusalem, rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven; the relating of this does not fully satisfy a soul; for the devils believe and know it all, and what has been discovered and spoken from God by words since the beginning of the world, and tremble: And yet he is the only one; in the Light he is the Love-fire Flame; and in the enkindled Fire in Nature he is a consuming Fire, according to which God is called a consuming Fire; and in the dark wrathful Source he is an angry zealous Avenger, in which Property the Spirits of the dark World consist.

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Whatsoever reaches not the holy Element and the eternal Fire- world, that is void of an eternal Life; for it arises out of Time: Of the Creation of the fift Day. But the Powers both in the internal and external World are all understood in the Light, or Love- fire, viz. But when it proceeds from the Fire in the Light, it coagulates, and is the Death of the Fire; whereby the Fire goes out; But if it be of a spiritual Nature, it is the Food and Refreshment of the Fire: Threefold Life of Man.

Now the Will seperates itself in the Fire’s Flagrat into two Kingdoms, where each dwells in itself, viz. Its Original is as a Smoke or vaporous Breath from the great Mystery of the expressed Word, which stands in all Places in the re-expressing, that is, in the re-breathing or echoing forth a Likeness according to itself; an Essence according to the Spirit.

Mysterium Magnum : Jacob Boehme :

There are many themes in common with the theosophical neo- platonic tradition of Ammonius Saccas, Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus and Proclus, as well as with the Kabbalistic tradition. Boehme intersperses his spiritual investigations with philosophical reflections. Of the Five Senses.

Therefore the Angels bear in them the great Name of Voehme-mysterium and like- wise all true Men who have the divine Power. Other writers have written from observations made upon experience by the outward senses from external objects, but that skill goes no further than the shell and cover of things, the spirit in nature being invisible to the outward eyes as well as the divine Spirit: Boehmw-mysterium if the transcendent sayings of the holy Apostles and Prophets be not understood, they are but dead to us and so are we to them.

The main purpose of this edition is to provide a searchable text for the researcher and student of Boehme and enable search-engines to index Boehme’s writings, in jscob to make his texts easily retrievable.

Here we cannot say with any Ground, that God is three Persons; but he is threefold in his Eternal Generation; he begetteth himself in Trinity; and yet there boehme-mysteriym but only one Essence and Generation to be understood in this Eternal Generation, neither Father, Son, nor Spirit, but the only Eternal Life, or Good. For the free Lubet, viz. Now we are to consider of the Severation in the Fire: The figure of it internally stands thus.

Jacob Boehme — Theosophy However, boemhe-mysterium Devil persuaded them that they should be wiser, their Eyes should be opened, and they should be as God himself.

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