Jakob Boehme

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German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy

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This visionary approach to language is exhibited, for instance, at the close of "The Signature of All Things," a poem which takes its direction explicitly from the mystical thought of Jakob Boehme: After reading for hours, While moths rattled at the lamp-- The saints and the philosophers On the destiny of man-- I went out on my cabin porch, And looked up through the black forest At the swaying islands of stars.
The allusions are not all to places--they are personal as well: from Max Jacob to Jakob Boehme, and from Montesquieu to Marshall Ney, they range across centuries and through the pages of our cultural archive.
To check off one more box on our been-there-done-that FLAMES list, we can't afford to spend a lifetime of painful questing as did Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Jakob Boehme, Meister Eckhart, Blaise Pascal, William Law, George MacDonald, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John and Donald Baillie, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen or Eugene Peterson.
This paper examines the Schusterkugel as a representation of two different theological strands, the mysticism of the seventeenth-century cobbler and theologian Jakob Boehme, and the theological rationalism that became so prominent during the following century of Enlightenment.
Benz emphasizes his continuation of the pious and mystical traditions of writers like Johannes Arndt, August Francke, Henry More, and perhaps Jakob Boehme. As Goodrick-Clarke points out in his introduction, important recent work, notably by Marsh Keith Schuchard and Jane Williams-Hogan, has argued persuasively that Swedenborg was also caught up in the flourishing esoteric and occultist milieu of his era, which sought spiritual enlightenment in such diverse places as the Jewish cabala, alchemy, numerology, and the rituals of the lodges of the several varieties of mystical Freemasonry.
Jakob Boehme, described God as an "abyss" and Ninian Smart thinks that Boehme's God is "the Ungrund--the undifferentiated absolute that is ineffable and neither light nor darkness ((328)).
While Buber's doctoral dissertation centered on the thought of two important Christian mystics, Nicholas of Cusa and Jakob Boehme, it was the nihilism and skepticism of modern culture of Friedrich Nietzsche that most gained his attention.