Jacob Boehme

Boehme (1575-1624) was a German Lutheran mystic, who is known for his work Aurora a reflection on a vision he had while focusing on the beauty of a sunbeam. He is most known for dealing with the concepts and relationships of sin and redemption.

 

“When in such sadness I earnestly elevated my spirit into God and locked my whole heart and mind along with all my thoughts and will therein, ceaselessly pressing in with God’s Love and Mercy, and not to cease until he blessed me… then after some hard storms my spirit broke through hell’s gates into the inmost birth of the Godhead, and there I was embraced with Love as a bridegroom embraces his dear bride.”

 

“In this light my spirit suddenly saw through all, and in and by all creatures, even in herbs and grass it knew God, who he is, and how he is, and what his will is: And suddenly in that light my will was set on by a mighty impulse, to describe the being of God.”

 

“What kind of spiritual triumph it was I can neither write nor speak; it can only be compared with that where life is born in the midst of death, and is like the resurrection of the dead.”

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