The Porch. Vol. I, No. 2. June, 1910, (containing the text of ) "A Theosophical Letter or Letter of Divine Wisdom Wherein the Life of a True Christian is Described" Jacob BOEHME.

The Porch. Vol. I, No. 2. June, 1910, (containing the text of ) "A Theosophical Letter or Letter of Divine Wisdom Wherein the Life of a True Christian is Described"

London: The Scriptorium / John M. Watkins, 1910. First Edition. Softcover. Small square octavo. 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. 48pp. Original printed soft paper wrappers. The second number of this short-lived mystical journal published by John Watkins. This number is entirely devoted to Jacob Boehme's "A Theosophical Letter or Letter of Divine Wisdom Wherein the Life of a True Christian is Described" (translated from the German by John Elliston, 1649). In a review of this volume published in Aleister Crowley's "The Equinox, Vol. I, No. 4" Victor B. Neuburg described it as "A most exquisite treatise on the life of the soul. Boehme is a passive mystic, or quietist, of the very first water; he really perceives the underlying realities of Christianity, a religion which is so hidden by mounds of dirt and rubbish that it needs a very great mystic to get to the bottom of things without becoming defiled. I hope Mr. Watkins is a true Christian." Crowley himself referred to "The Porch" as an "admirable series" and "a delightful addition to our periodical literature." Numerals identifying the issue number neatly inked on the otherwise blank spine. Wrappers a little chipped and worn, previous owner's name in upper margin of front wrapper, still a VG+ copy of a very uncommon publication. Item #61612

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