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Jacob Boehme
1575 – 1624

Portrait of Jacob Behmen

Portrait of Jacob Boehme 
[Digital camera photo taken and contributed to Pass the WORD in April 2005]

The portrait above appeared in  Edward Taylor's
Jacob Behmen:Teutonick Philosophy Unfolded
Printed: London, 1691

 

 

Early rare portrait of Jacob Boehme

A Portrait of Jacob Boehme 
[Digital camera photo contributed to Pass the WORD on New Year's Day, 2008]

This early rare engraving was obtained from the personal library of
the late Jacob Boehme scholar, Charles Muses, who lived in Canada.

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An Introduction to Jacob Boehme 

[ Last update: November 30, 2012;  On-line at PTW since January 4, 1999 ]

Treasures from theWritings of Jacob Boehme
Man in "The Image of the Heavenly"
Man in "The Image of the Earthly"
Man in "The Restored Image"

[ Last update: November 30, 2012;  On-line at PTW since January 4, 1999 ]

The Way to Christ 1622:    

Consisting of Boehme's six (6) works on Repentance, Resignation, Regeneration, the SuperSensual Life, of Heaven and Hell, and the Way from Darkness to True IlluminationNote: As of July, 2006...All six of these reproductions have been restored to the 1764 William Law English Edition of The Way to Christ.

[ Last update: November 30, 2012;  On-line at PTW since Auguust 23, 1998 ]

1. Of True Repentance

by Jacob Behmen (Jakob Boehme) — 1622 How Man must stir himself in Mind and Will; and what his Consideration and earnest Purpose must be, when he will perform powerful and effectual Repentance: And with what Mind he must appear before God, when he would ask, so as to obtain, Remission of his Sins.

[ Last update: January 23, 2013;  On-line at PTW since March 21, 1998 ]

2. Of True Resignation

or Dying to SELF: by Jacob Behmen (Jakob Boehme) — 1622 How Man must DAILY die to his OWN Will in SELF; how he must bring his Desire into God, and what he should ask and desire of God; likewise How he must spring up out of the dying sinful Man, with a new Mind and Will through the Spirit of Christ; also What the Old and New Man are, and what each of them is in Life, Will and Practice.

[ Last update: November 30, 2012;  On-line at PTW since March 21, 1998 ]

3. Of Regeneration or The New Birth

by Jacob Behmen (Jakob Boehme) — 1622 How he that earnestly seeketh Salvation, must suffer himself to be brought out of the confused and contentious Babel, by the Spirit of CHRIST, that he may be born a-new in the Spirit of CHRIST, and live to Him only.

[ Last update: November 30, 2012;  On-line at PTW since March 21, 1998 ]

4. The SuperSensual Life 

or The Life Which is Above Sense: by Jacob Behmen (Jakob Boehme) — 1622 Two DIALOGUES between a disciple and his Master showing How the Soul may attain to Divine HEARING and VISION - to a life above sense; and What its Childship in the Natural and Supernatural Life is; and How it passeth out of Nature into God, and out of God into Nature and Self again; also What its Salvation and Perdition are and What is the Partition Wall that separates the Soul from God and How the Breaking down of this Partition is effected; of the two Wills and two Eyes within the Fallen Soul; and What is the shortest WAY to the attainment of the Internal Kingdom of God and Why so few Souls do find It.

[ Last update: November 30, 2012;  On-line at PTW since March 21, 1998 ]

5. Of Heaven and Hell

by Jacob Behmen (Jakob Boehme) — 1622 A DIALOGUE between a SCHOLAR,and his MASTER showing Whither the blessed and the damned Souls go when they depart from their Bodies; and How Heaven and Hell are in Man; Where the Angels and Devils dwell in this World's Time; How far Heaven and Hell are asunder; and What and Whence the Angels and Human Souls are; What the Body of Man is; and Why the Soul is capable of receiving Good and Evil; Of the Destruction of the World; Of Man's Body in and after the Resurrection; Where Heaven and Hell shall be; Of the Last Judgment; and Why the Strife in the Creature must be.

[ Last update: November 30, 2012;  On-line at PTW since March 21, 1998 ]

6. The Way from Darkness to True Illumination   

by Jacob Behmen (Jakob Boehme) — 1622 A DISCOURSE between a SOUL, hungry and thirsty, after the FOUNTAIN OF LIFE, the Sweet Love of JESUS CHRIST, and a SOUL ENLIGHTENED showing Which Way one Soul should seek after and comfort another, and bring it by Means of its Knowledge into the Paths of Christ's Pilgrimage, and faithfully warn it of the thorny Way of the World, which leadeth the fallen Soul that naturally walketh therein, into the Abyss or Pit of Hell.

[ Last update: November 30, 2012;  On-line at PTW since March 21, 1998 ]

Jacob Boehme Sampler:  Part One   

Part One: Contains the entire Author's Preface to Aurora: The Day Spring; excerpts from the Appendix to The Three Principles of the Divine Essence, entitled "Fundamental and True Description of the Threefold Life in Man"; two additional excerpts from The Three Principles of the Divine Essence; five excerpts from The Threefold Life of Man.

[ Last update: December 12; 2012;  On-line at PTW since August 25, 2005 ]

Jacob Boehme Sampler:  Part Two     

Part Two:  Contains excerpts from Forty Questions Concerning the Soul, four more excerpts from The Threefold Life of Man; one more excerpt from The Three Principles of the Divine Essence; an excerpt from Mysterium Magnum; and two excerpts from The Epistles of Jacob Behmen.

[ Last update: December 12; 2012;  On-line at PTW since August 25, 2005 ]

A Compendium of Repentance         

or The Key to Divine Mysteries, by Jacob Behmen (Jakob Boehme) — dated the 9th of February, 1623A short Description of the KEY which opens the DIVINE MYSTERIES, and leadeth to the KNOWLEDGE of them.   "Whosoever is desirous to attain  to Divine Vision in himself, and to speak with God in Christ, let him follow this course, and he shall attain it."

[ Last update: November 30, 2012;  On-line at PTW since October 26, 2006 ]

An Address to the Earnest Lovers of Wisdom     NEW

Seekers of Wisdom over the ages are reviewed and advice is given to the Readers of Jacob Boehme as to what they may expect to find among his writings and how to appoach them for best results.   Here is a reproduction of this short address which appeared very near the beginning of Volume One of Four, of The Works of Jacob Behmen, The Teutonic Theosopher; Reverend William Law's  Edition in English: London, 1764.

[ Last update: December 12, 2012;  On-line at PTW since December 12, 2012 ]

The Life of Jacob Behmen (Jacob Boehme)         NEW

Here is presented a transcription and reproduction of a manuscript that offers valuable perspective and insight which is worthy of attention.  The text appeared  near the beginning of Volume One of Four, of   The Works of Jacob Behmen, The Teutonic Theosopher; Reverend William Law's  Edition in English:  London, 1764.

[ Last update: December 12, 2012;  On-line at PTW since December 12, 2012 ]

Transcriptions from: " The Works of Jacob Behmen, The Teutonic Theosopher."
Reverend William Law's  Edition in English: Volume Four; London, 1764,
Printed for M. Richardson, in Pater-noster Row.

Other Jacob Boehme Resources

The Works of Jacob Behmen, The Teutonic Theosopher
Reverend William Law's Edition in English
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