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Quotations from Jacob Boehme

1575-1624

I contemplated man's little spark, what it should be valued before God alongside of this great work of heaven and earth.

Aurora, Die Morgenroethe im Aufgang ('The rosy dawn ascending') (1612)

I did not climb up into the Godhead, neither can so mean a man as I am do it; but the Godhead climbed up in me, and revealed such to me out of his Love.

Aurora, Die Morgenroethe im Aufgang ('The rosy dawn ascending') (1612)

I therefore became very melancholy and highly troubled. No Scripture could comfort me, though I was quite well versed in it.

Aurora, Die Morgenroethe im Aufgang ('The rosy dawn ascending') (1612)

In this light my spirit suddenly saw through all, and in and by all creatures, even in herbs and grass it knew God, who he is, and how he is, and what his will is: And suddenly in that light my will was set on by a mighty impulse, to describe the being of God.

Aurora, Die Morgenroethe im Aufgang ('The rosy dawn ascending') (1612)

What kind of spiritual triumph it was I can neither write nor speak; it can only be compared with that where life is born in the midst of death, and is like the resurrection of the dead.

Aurora, Die Morgenroethe im Aufgang ('The rosy dawn ascending') (1612)

When in such sadness I earnestly elevated my spirit into God and locked my whole heart and mind along with all my thoughts and will therein, ceaselessly pressing in with God's Love and Mercy, and not to cease until he blessed me… then after some hard storms my spirit broke through hell's gates into the inmost birth of the Godhead, and there I was embraced with Love as a bridegroom embraces his dear bride.

Aurora, Die Morgenroethe im Aufgang ('The rosy dawn ascending') (1612)



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