Jakob Bohme

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Jakob Bohme AKA Jacob Boehme AKA Jacob Behmen aka the Teutonic Theosopher aka Jacob of Bohemia

German 1575 – 1624


Comments: Mystic; followers were known as Behmenists; very influential; speculative Alchemy; - “Erkenntnisprocess” aka quiet meditational self study; political conditions allowed his writings @ 1620;


Teachers: Paracelsus; Abraham Behem; Valentin Weigel; Martin Möller; Meister Eckhart aka Eckhart von Hochheim of the Friends of God; Pastor Philip Jakob Spener (1635-1705) of Pietism; Jean Albert Adelgreiff; Paul Felgenhauer, alchemist; Paul Nagel ; Elias Eller (1690-1750); Anna von Büchel; Elias Eller Baron Justinian Ernst von Weltz, (1621-1668) ; Nicolas-Pierre-Henri de Montfaucon de Villars, author of Count of Gabalis, 1670 ; Michael Psellos , author of Peri energeias daimonon; Antoinette Bourignon de la Porte of Quietism; Quirinus Kuhlmann (1651-1680) ; Simon Morin (1623-1663); Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de La Motte-Guyon, aka Madame Guyon, (@1648 – 1717) of Quietism; Caspar Schwenckfeld aka Caspar Schwenkfeld von Ossig ; Johann Arndt; Martin Moller, of the Brotherhood of God’s True Servants, 1600; Dr. Balthasar Walther, alchemist, 1599; Johannes Kepler, 1607; Paul Kaym; Balthasar Tilke; Esaias Stiefel; Ezechiel Meth; George Starkey AKA Eirenaeus Philalethes aka the peaceful lover of truth;


Students: Franz Hartmann; Balthasar Walter; William Blake, poet; Karl von Ender; Coenraad van Beuningen; Abraham von Franckenberg; Johannes Bureus; Joachim Morsius‎; John Amos Comenius; Samuel Hartlib; Johann Georg Gichtel; Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg aka Novalis; Edward Taylor; William Law ; Alexander Whyte; W.P. Swainson; Hans Martensen; Anne Judith Penny; Basarab Nicolescu ; Margaret Lewis Bailey ; Cynthia Bourgeault; Wayne Kraus; Emanuel Swedenborg ; Richard Maurice Bucke, M.D, author of Cosmic Consciousness ; Johann Georg Gichtel; George Rapp of the Harmony Society; Martinez de Pasqually ; Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin Jean-Baptiste Willermoz ; Augustin Chaboseau ; Papus; George Fox; his eventual wife Margaret Fell; Elias Hicks ; Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775 – 1854) aka von Schelling ; Franz Xaver von Baader, author of Vorlesungen zu Jacob Boehme’s Lehre, 1855; Eva Margaretha von Buttlar aka Mother Eve aka the Sophia of Böhme ,(1670 - 1721) of the Buttlarsche Rotte aka the Buttlarian gang and the "Christliche und Philadelpische Sozietät" (aka Christian and Philadelphical Society); Justus Gottfried Winter; Dr. Johann Georg Appenfeller; Johann-Willem Petersen (1649-1727); Madeleine Elrich,; Christine-Régina Bader ; Adélaïde Schwartz ; Anne-Marguerite Jahn, the ‘Pietist singer’; Anne-Eve Jacob aka ‘the sucker of blood'; Jean-Guillaume Petersen; Eleonore von Merlau, his wife; Guillaume Postel  ; Rosemonde-Julienne von Asseburg of the troupe of Pietist Sibyls ballet dancers; ; Johann Georg Gichtel , ‘the spiritual husband of the Virgin Sophia’ 1669; Serge Hutin; Jacques Cazotte , author of The Amorous Devil (1772); Charles Fourier ; John Humphrey Noyes; Ernst Christoph Hochmann von Hochenau (1670-1721); Gottfried Arnold; Quirinus Kuhlmann; Peter Poiret (1646-1719); Father Miguel de Molinos (1628-1696) , author of A Spiritual Guide Intended to Led the Soul to Perfect Contemplation and the Rich Treasury of the Peace of the Heart; Robert Marcus Owen and the Owenites; Abram Combe; George Rapp; Josiah Warren; Léonone Labilliére of La Maison des Poetes; Miss Esther Hersey ; Charles Tuller Garland of the April Farm Love Colony, @ 1925; Count Nicholaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf; Werner Buddecke; David Konig; (Abraham von Franckenberg is in twice) ; Friedrich Christoph Oetinger , author of Selbstbiographie, 1845 ; Julius Hamberger ; Rabbi Koppel Hecht of Frankfort-on-Main; Jacob Spaeth;; John Pordage; Jane Lead; Alfred T. Rolfe; Martin Buber; Antoine Faivre; Robert T. Llewellyn; Charles Muses; Abraham Willemszoom van Beyerland; Curt von Faber du Faur; Johannes Angelius Werdenhagen; Johannes Janssonius; Anna Maria van Schurman; Abraham von Sommerfeld; Dionysius Andreas Freher, (1649-1728); Evelyn Underhill; Aldous Huxley; William James; Charles Frederick Nordenskjold aka August Nordenskiöld aka Nordenskjöld, Alchemist; - Karl von Endern; Hans Sigismund von Schweinitz , 1623; Gregorius Richter Jr., son of his persecutor; Jacob Jr., eldest son; Tobias Bohme, son; Michael Bohme, son; Elias Bohme, son; Karl Gottlob von Anton, of the Upper Lusatian Society of Sciences, 1814; Ernst-Heinz Lemper; Edward Taylor, 1691; Charles Muses; Reverend William Law, 1764; Adam McLean; Glenn Everett; Marcel Roggemanns; Brent Dean Robbins; Donivan Bessinger; Edward A. Beach; Bruce B. Janz; John Wesley of Methodism; Hegel; William Q. Judge; Jay Kinney; Rafal T. Prinke; Rudolph Steiner; Arthur Versluis; Thomas Noack; Carl Joseph von Campagne; The Aurora Community of Oregon; Arthur Lillie; Paul Felgenhauer, author of Jehior aka The Day Dawning aka The Morning Light of Wisdom aka Aurora Sapientise aka Jehior, Containing - The three Principles, or Originals of all things whatsoever. Whereby are discovered the great and many Mysteries in God, Nature, and the Elements, hitherto hid, now made manifest and revealed, 1673; 1st draft of “Tafel der drei Prinzipien” (aka Table of the Three Principles), 1623; Rev. William Erbery aka William Erbury, 1604–1654 ; Samuel Pordage, aka Lame Mephibosheth aka the wizard's son; his father John Pordage ; William Law; John Byrom‎‎ ; Dr. George Cheyne‎; J. D. Leuchter aka Jeremias Daniel Leuchter; Allen Leppington; John Berry ; Loretz; Carlshoff; Peter Lambert de Lintot, 1726-1798, author of Les Mystères de la Pierre Cubique, artist of The Freemason at Work, & of the Masonic Rite of Heredom in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; Rev. John Fletcher of Madely; Francis Oakely; Thomas Mills of Bristol; John Sparrow, 1661; Mary Pratt; the Loutherbourgs (Philip James de Loutherbourg and wife Lucy);




Friends: Herr von Schweinitz; W. P. Swainson; Heinrich Prunius; Hans Rothe; Karl and Michael Ender von Sercha; Johann Sigismund von Sweinichen; the Prince Elector of Silesia; Catholic Count Hannibal von Drohna; Dr. Tobias Kober; Katharina Kuntschman, wife; Bartholomaeus Scultetus, Mayor of Goerlitz; Hans Buerger; Johann Rambau; Karl Ender von Sercha; Dr. Benedikt Hinkelmann, alchemist; Caspar Donau, 1608 – 1615 ; Councilor Joachim von Loss of Dresden; Melchoir Bernt of Zittau; Johannes Rothe; Rev. Elias Dietrich; Dr. Michael Kurz (aka Curtius);



Enemies: Gregorius Richter; Esajas Stiefel; Peter Widmann; Gregory Richter; Esaias Stiefel; Balthasar Tilken; The Tanners Guild; the Threads Guild; Rev Nikolaus Thomas; Henry Brooke;


Organizations: Shoemakers Guild;

Author: Aurora; Die Morgenroete im Aufgang (The rising of Dawn) aka AURORA , That is, the Day-Spring. Or Dawning of the Day in the Orient Or Morning-Redness in the Rising of the S U N - That is The Root or Mother of Philosophy, Astrology & Theology from the true Ground - Or A Description of Nature, 1612, 1656; - “Morgen Röte im auffgang” aka “Morning Glow, Ascending”, 1612, later expanded into “Aurora”; “Beschreibung der drei Prinzipien göttlichen Wesens” aka Description of the Three Principles of the Divine Essence, 1619; “Vom dreifachen Leben des Menschen” aka Of the Threefold Life of Man, 1620; “Vom irdischen und himmlischen Mysterium” (aka Of the Earthly and Heavenly Mystery), 1620; “Eine kurze Erklaerung von sechs mystischen Punkten”; (aka A Short Explanation of Six Mystical Points), 1620 ; “Vierzig Fragen von der Seele” (aka Forty Questions Concerning the Soul) , 1620; Das umgewandte Auge” (aka The Eye turned back), 1620; “Von der Menschwerdung Jesu Christi” (aka Of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ), 3 vols, 1620; “Unterricht von den letzten Zeiten” (aka Instruction about the Last Times), 2 vols, 1620; “Erste Schutzschrift gegen Balthasar Tilke” (aka First Apology to Balthasar Tilke), 1621 ; “Zweite Schutzschrift gegen Balthasar Tilke” (Second Apology to Balthasar Tilke), 1621; “Von vier Complexionen” (aka Of the Four Complexions), 1621; “Bedenken über Esaias Stiefels Buechlein” (Scruples about the booklet of Esaias Stiefel), 1621; “De Signatura Rerum”, 1622; “Apologia, betreffend die Vollkommenheit des Menschen. Vom Irrtum der Sekten Esaias Stiefels und Ezechiel Meths” (aka Of the Error of the sects of Esaias Stiefel and Ezechiel Meth), 1622 ; “Von wahrer Buße” (aka Of True Repentance), 1622; “Von der neuen Wiedergeburt” (aka Of the New Regeneration), 1622; “Von der wahren Gelassenheit” (aka Of True Resignation), 1622; “Vom übersinnlichen Leben” – “Gespraech eines Meisters und Jüngers” (aka A Dialogue Between a Master and a Scholar), 1622; “Von goettlicher Beschaulichkeit” (aka Of Divine Contemplation), 1622; “Mysterium Magnum – Erklaerung über das erste Buch Mosis” (aka Exposition of the First Book of Moses aka the Major Mysteries), 1623; “Von der Gnadenwahl” (aka Of the Election of Grace), 1623; “De Poenitentia”, 1623 ; “Von Christi Testamenten” (Of Christ’s Sacraments), 1623; “Von der heiligen Taufe” (aka Baptism), 1623; “Von dem heiligen Abendmahl” (aka Supper), 1623; “An eine hungrige und durstige Seele – Gespraech einer erleuchteteten und unerleuchteten Seele” (aka A Dialogue Between a Soul Hungry and Thirsty and a Soul Enlightened), 1624; “Schutzrede gegen Gregor Richter” (aka The Defense Speech against Gregor Richter), 1624; “Schlüssel der vornehmsten Punkte – Clavis” (aka Key of the Main Important Points), 1624; “Vom heiligen Gebet” (aka Prayer Booklet for all Days of the Week), unfinished, 1624; “Betrachtungen goettlicher Offenbarung – 177 theosophische Fragen” (aka 177 theosophic questions), unfinished, 1624; The Way to Christ, 1622; Of Regeneration or The New Birth; The Life Which is Above Sense aka the SuperSensual Life ; The Way from Darkness to True Illumination ; An Address to the Earnest Lovers of Wisdom;


Quotes – “it is nought indeed but thine OWN Hearing and Willing that do hinder thee, so that thou dost not see and hear God. “;



Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakob_B%C3%B6hme; http://www.levity.com/alchemy/freher.html; see http://www.flamelcollege.org/library.htm, MEDITATION & MYSTICISM section for free electronic copies of some of his WORK; also see http://darkbooks.org/collection/Jacob-Behmen.html ; read him here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sat/index.htm; and here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/cjb/index.htm ; http://jacobboehmeonline.com/library ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesper_Swedberg ; http://www.aarmysticism.org/documents/Michaud08.pdf; http://janelead.org/studies.html ; http://www.passtheword.org/Francis-Lee/fl-intro.htm ; See modern version http://www.janelead.org/files/66046947.pdf ;http://www.notbored.org/resistance-47.html ; http://discoveryutopias.wikispaces.com/Failed+British+Utopias?f=print; http://universalium.academic.ru/237437/B%C3%B6hme%2C_Jakob ; http://jacobboehmeonline.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/JACOB_BOEHME-BIOGRAPHY_AND_LIST_OF_DOCUMENTS_BIOGRAPHY.35193551.pdf ; http://www.jacobboehmeonline.com/bio ; http://jacobboehmeonline.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/JACOB_BOEHME-BIOGRAPHY_AND_LIST_OF_DOCUMENTS_BIOGRAPHY.35193551.pdf ; http://www.passtheword.org/Jacob-Boehme/ ; http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/boehme/; https://archive.org/details/theosophiarevela03bohm ; https://archive.org/details/theosophiarevela07bohm ;