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Of the End Times Jakob Böhme

Of the End Times

Jakob Böhme

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JACOB BOEHME (1575-1624) was the son of peasant farmers, a shoemaker by trade, and had only a rudimentary education. One morning, watching the sunlight play on a pewter bowl, he experienced an extraordinary spiritual illumination, and started writingMoreJACOB BOEHME (1575-1624) was the son of peasant farmers, a shoemaker by trade, and had only a rudimentary education. One morning, watching the sunlight play on a pewter bowl, he experienced an extraordinary spiritual illumination, and started writing books. Amazing books. Scholars at the great German Universities were astounded that an unlearned craftsman could produce works like The Three Principles of the Divine Essence and The Threefold Life of Man.But Jacob Boehme explains:I never desired to know anything of the Divine Mystery, much less understood I the way how to seek or find it. I sought only after the heart of Jesus Christ...In this my earnest Christian seeking and desire, the gate was opened unto me, so that in one quarter of an hour I saw and knew more than if I had been many years together at an University...For I saw and knew the Being of all Beings, the Byss and Abyss- also the eternal generation of the Holy Trinity- the descent, and origin of this world, and of all creatures, through the divine Wisdom- I knew and saw in myself all the three Worlds- namely, the Divine, Angelical, and Paradisical World and then the Dark World, the original of the Nature to the Fire- and then thirdly, the external, and visible World, being a Procreation, or External Birth- or as a substance expressed, or spoken forth, from both the internal and spiritual Worlds- and I saw, and knew the whole working Essence in the evil, and in the good- and the mutual origin, and existence of each of them- and likewise how the fruitful bearing Womb of Eternity brought forth...And presently it came powerfully into my mind to set the same down in writing... {Epistles p. 19}For four centuries these writings have run through the world like a hidden stream, known only to a few. Among the few are Isaac Newton, John Milton, George Fox, Jane Lead, St. Martin, William Law, William Blake, Coleridge, Goethe, Angelus Silesius, Hegel, Schoepenhauer, Kierkegaard, Carl Jung, Martin Buber, George MacDonald, Emerson...