Mysterium Magnum: An Exposition of The First Book of Moses Called Genesis by Jacob Boehme


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London: John M. Watkins, 1965. 2 volumes. 1256 pages. Slight markings to jackets, a few small stains to the cover on volume one, internally clean and unmarked. Overall, a very good set.

'Jacob Boehme was born in 1575. He received little if any formal education and was apprenticed to a shoemaker at Goerlitz in Saxony. From an early age he seems to have been devoted to the study of the Bible as well as a growing, inner sense of the reality of God.

Walking one day in the fields, when he was twenty-five years old, the mystery of creation was suddenly opened to him, of which he later said that "in one quarter of an hour I saw and knew more than if I had been many years at the university . . . and thereupon I turned my heart to praise God for it."

Mysterium Magnum was written by Boehme the year before his death, expresses the universal experience of all mystics;

When we consider the visible world with its essence, and consider the life of the creatures, then we find therein the likeness of the invisible, spiritual world, which is hidden in the visible world as the soul in the body; and we see thereby that the hidden God is nigh unto all and through all, and yet wholly hidden to the visible essence.'