The Three Principles of the Divine Essence; of the Eternal Dark, Light, and Temporary World. Showing What the Soul, the Image and the Spirit of the Soul are: As Also what Angels, Heaven and Paradise are. How Adam was before the Fall, in the Fall, and After the Fall. Jacob BEHMEN, Bohme Boehme.

The Three Principles of the Divine Essence; of the Eternal Dark, Light, and Temporary World. Showing What the Soul, the Image and the Spirit of the Soul are: As Also what Angels, Heaven and Paradise are. How Adam was before the Fall, in the Fall, and After the Fall

Chicago, IL: Yogi Publication Society, ND [ Circa 1970s ]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Small octavo. viii + 474pp + iv adverts. Red glazed pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spine and upper board, gilt device to upper board, b&w frontis. A nice hardcover reprint of this important work by mystic Jacob Boehme (1575-1624) who is most widely remembered as a Christian mystic. After having a variety of mystical experiences in his youth, he had a vision in 1600 (the year Giordano Bruno was immolated) in which he felt the spiritual structure of the world was laid open before him, and the relationship between good and evil explained. Although he was accused of heresy much of his world view was not out of step with Lutheran theology of the time, for Böhme believed that encouraged by fallen angels, humanity had fallen from grace to a state of sin, and that it was God's will to restore it. Boehme had a third vision when he was thirty-five in which "Nature opened wide the portals of her secret chambers and laid bare before his gaze the treasures hidden in the very depths of her pure virgin bosom." From this came the inspiration for this important study: 'The Three Principles of Divine Essence.' While a mystic above all, Böhme is said to have been influenced by Neoplatonist thought and the writings on spiritual transmutation of alchemical authors such as Paracelsus. He in turn inspired and influenced later mystical groups such as the Rosicrucians and the Theosophists, who held him to be one of their spiritual forbears, with Mme. Blavastky speaking highly of him and his work. Binding slightly cocked, NYC Weiser bookshop sticker on front pastedown, else appears fresh and unread. A tight, unmarked near Fine copy. Item #67362
ISBN: 0911662650

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