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The Aurora; translated by John Sparrow; edited by C.J.B. and D.S.H. Aurora, That is, the Day-Spring, or Dawning of the Day in the Orient, or Morning-Rednesse in the Rising of the SUN, That is, The Root or Mother of Philosophie, Astrologie & Theologie from the true Ground, Or A Description of Nature ... : All this set down diligently from a true Ground in the Knowledge of the Spirit, and in the impulse of God.

London: John M. Watkins, 1960. Second English Language Edition. Hardcover. "Bohme's mentor was Abraham Behem who corresponded with Valentin Weigel. Bohme joined the "Conventicle of God's Real Servants" - a parochial study group organized by Martin Moller. Bohme had a number of mystical experiences throughout his youth, culminating in a vision in 1600 as one day he focused his attention onto the exquisite beauty of a beam of sunlight reflected in a pewter dish. He believed this vision revealed to him the spiritual structure of the world, as well as the relationship between God and man, and good and evil."

The Aurora is Jacob Boehme's first book. It introduces many of his ideas, and some of Boehme's explanations about nature, human and divine..

"There are many themes in common with the theosophical neo-platonic tradition of Ammonius Saccas, Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus and Proclus, as well as with the Kabbalistic tradition. Hierarchies, the emanation (generation) of Cosmos, angelic kingdoms, trinities, signatura, ideation, duality, transformation can all be found with Boehme, as with the other traditions. Keep in mind that Jacob Boehme uses a very veiled style of writing. He had to do that, in order to survive the narrow-minded world of the fundamentalist Christians, at war with each other at that time."

This copy reprints the 1914 first English language edition and reproduces the Wenceslaus Hollar frontispiece and the 1656 British edition title page. First published in 1634 in German. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. Bound in blue cloth stamped in gilt at spine, in a very good orange pictorial dustjacket, although price clipped. Clean and little signs of wear. Item #10276

Price: $125.00

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