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. JACOB BOEHME S AURORA OR Day- Spring Free Electronic text edition AURORA. That is, the Day-Spring. Or Dawning of the Day in the Orient Or. Aurora has 36 ratings and 2 reviews. Patrick\ said: I give it three Jacob was an an Genius of the Transcendent: Mystical Writings of Jakob Boehme. ‘Key’ of.

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Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. That is, the Day-Spring. Or a Description of Nature. How All was, and came to be in the Beginning. How Nature and the Elements are become Creaturely.

Also of the Two Qualities Evil and Good. From whence all things had their Original. And how all stand and work at present.

Also how all will be at the End of this Time. And how men work and act creaturely in Each of them. All this set down diligently from a true Ground in the Knowledge of the Spirit, and in the impulse of God.

By Jacob Behme Teutonic Philosopher. Keys to cover illustration on scribd: It is a book that introduces many of his ideas, and some of his explanations about nature can only be found in this, his first book. There are many themes in common with the theosophical neo-platonic tradition of Ammonius Saccas, Plotinus, Porphyry, Auora and Proclus, as well as with the Kabbalistic tradition. Hierarchies, the emanational generation aurlra 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.

He certainly acknowledged the idea of the potential Christ within the human being indeed, the New Testament refers to this possibility tooa transformation and realization possible for those oriented to the right way of life. The main purpose of this edition is to provide a searchable text for the researcher and student of Boehme and enable search-engines to index Boehme’s writings, in order to make his texts easily retrievable.

It is a complete text, including the preface of John Sparrow, Jacob Boehme’s preface and bodhme brief contents of this book. All footnotes have been kept. Italics are from Sparrow’s hand. The other editors have added some words in square brackets, as I myself have done too. Boehme’s work deserves to be available freely, after about four hundred years.

It is still relevant today, because it is process oriented and process philosophy Whitehead, Peirce, etc. Psychologists can also benefit greatly from the insights into human nature that Boehme offers to the careful reader.

Lastly, I wish you an inspirative study of this great work. Martin Euser Many more valuable documents of Boehme and other theosophical-kabbalistic sources, like my ebook on integrative spirituality and holistic science can be found at my main site: But of all the benefits that do accrue thereby it is one inestimable excellency of them that they help the minds of all sorts of people, that will take pains to read and consider them, in the understanding of the holy Scriptures: And they will help men to be able to discern the truth in the various expositions and opinions of all parties; also to still the differences, debates, controversies, disputes and contests; that all may be satisfied in a loving, friendly way, and so agree in one and the same truth together.

And among many differences in opinion that spring up there is one weighty and remarkable arisen, since the Light within, and Christ within, hath been pressed more than ordinary; one sort being judged to deny a Christ without, and the other, a Christ within; whereas it might be con- sidered [1 Cor.

Yet he that is not partaker of the same Christ within, or is not made conformable in his soul and spirit to him in his suffering, death and resurrection, in this life, in some measure, shall never be partaker with him in his glory in the life to come.

But if we suffer with him [ Rom.

Paul’s desire to know nothing but Christ [1 Cor. And if the same Christ that suffered at Jerusalem were not in every one, the wickedest man in the world could not crucify to himself the Lord of Glory [Heb. And what Christ did in the flesh once, always had and hath its powerful effect in the spirit of every soul that is united to him within itself, and not otherwise. Therefore we should learn to understand how it is Christ that was the Lamb [Rev.

His flesh is meat indeed, and his blood [John vi. And this he said when [he] himself was conversant with his disciples before his suffering and death. Therefore there cannot be a Christ within, and a Christ without, but one and the same Christ, within and without, then, now, and always, from eternity to eternity. There is another great difference: But they do not endeavour to reconcile the meaning of those texts which seem so extremely to differ.

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Be ye perfect, as your [Matt. Job was a perfect and upright bofhme. If any man sin not in word he is a perfect man. And there is mention made of the perfect law of liberty [James i. As many as be perfect, let them be thus minded, [Phil. On the other side: There is none righteous, no, not one; there is not a man that sinneth not; in many things we offend all.

And the Apostle John, who no doubt was then born of God, saith: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there qurora no truth in boehmw — if jjacob say, not if he or they say, or whosoever saith.


And while he was in the instant of high revelations, he fell down before the Angel to worship him, thinking it had been God; but the Angel said to him, See thou do it not, for I am iacob fellow- servant.

And these great differences cannot be reconciled by the distinction of a time or condition of men unconverted, before they have attained perfection, before they are righteous, or before they are sanctified. But they may beohme decided by the understanding, what it is that sinneth in man, and what it is in man that is perfect and cannot sin. For as the soul in this life entereth into the one or the other through obedience to it, that soul is either righteous and perfect, or wicked and im- perfect, as the Scriptures testify: And every one that shall be presented perfect, is to be presented perfect in Christ Jesus, so that our perfection consisteth in him, not in self.

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And so the gifts of God are perfect, or else we could not be saved by faith, for that is not of ourselves, but is the gift of God. And therefore it may well be said by the Apostle Paul, after his high revelation, I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing.

Dwelleth — not hath dwelt, or did dwell before his conversion, or at the beginning of the writing of that Epistle, but at that instant dwelleth in him no good thing in his flesh. Also, says he, I do find a law in my members rebelling against the law of my mind, and leading me into captivity to the law of sin; so that the good which he would do, that he did not, but the evil which he would not do, that he did.

To will was present with him, but how to perform it, that he did not know, and then says, So in my mind I serve the law of God, which is perfect, but in my flesh I serve the law of sin. Also the Apostle John saith, Let no man deceive you, he that doth righteousness, is righteous. And, His servants ye are to whom ye obey, whether of obedience unto righteousness or of sin unto death. Also it is said, The soul that [Ezek.

If a righteous man which is indeed a perfect man so long as he is a servant to righteousness departeth from his righteousness, and doth that which is wicked, in the wickedness which he doth he shall die: And on the other side: If a wicked man turn from his wickedness and doth the thing which is good and righteous, in the righteousness which he doth he shall live, saith the Lord. Thus a righteous man can sin, and a wicked man can do that which is righteous; yet it is the soul in the wicked man that turneth and doth righteousness in the mind, and the will, and the spirit, and the heart, and the life, through Christ in the soul.

And it is the soul in the righteous man that doth that which is wicked, and the mind, and will, and spirit, and heart, and life, through the power of sin, corruption and imperfection, also of the flesh or the body of death, which is this mortal flesh and blood.

Therefore we should not let sin reign in our mortal bodies, that we obey sin in the lusts there- of; but we should strive after perfection, that Christ may be formed in us. We should give God our hearts, and he will cleanse them for us, and make us after his own heart, and will make our hearts, desires and minds pure, and then they are perfect; for nothing that is impure, and so, imperfect, can enter into the kingdom of God.

Thus in our minds, If we do the will of our Father which is in heaven, we shall know of the words of Christ, whether they be of God or no — which they that heard them from his own mouth, and did not so, could not know.

But we are not to condemn those that have not attained to our measure of light, grace, knowledge or perfection; but to let our light so shine before men, that they may see our good works, and glorify our Father which is in heaven. And then they will say, God is in us of a truth: If we be strong we should help those that are weak in light or understanding, and should declare the Gospel to those that sit most in darkness and in the shadow of death; and guide one another’s feet into the way of peace.

And then we shall be like him who is in our hearts, meek and lowly; and so we shall find rest unto our souls. And then, when he who is now our life shall appear, we shall also appear with him in glory.

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And when we have received the unction of the Holy One in our souls, we are then come to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to the Church of the first-born which are written in heaven. And yet some that were so did not know by what death they should glorify God. And in death the body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption; sown in dishonour, raised in glory; sown in weakness, raised in power; sown in imperfection, raised in perfection; for this mortal must put on immortality.

Thus, though we are risen with Christ in our souls, spirits and minds, serving the law of God in this life with a perfect heart — nay, though sin dwell in our flesh, yet if we let it not reign in our mortal or imperfect bodies, so that we obey it not in the lusts thereof — then the Holy Spirit dwelleth in our minds, and in our bodies, which are the temples of the Holy Ghost.


But if we let sin reign, then our souls and bodies are dens of thieves and murderers, and the habitations of all devils. This for the present is my understanding, which I pray may be enlightened and helped by the Father of Lights, from whom is every perfect gift to myself and all mankind, my brethren — who have several measures of the same light, and divers gifts by the same spirit, of which I desire to be made partaker from themselves; and shall highly rejoice myself therein, with them.

But the ground to the understanding of the things here mentioned, and of all things contained in the Scriptures, is exactly described in this author’s writings.

For they discover both where the things themselves are to be found, in which are hidden all divine and natural Mysteries, and likewise shew, as with a finger, how those secret things have proceeded to their being and manifestation, from the infinite Incomprehensibility, wherein nothing can be perceived — and yet all things have proceeded from thence; and how they have come to be as they are, to the discerning of what the effable, manifested, revealed God is, and what all creatures whatsoever are, we ourselves amongst the rest, and how we may attain to the true, only, and eternal happiness and blessedness of life everlasting, with and in God.

And can there be anything more useful, beneficial, necessary and worthy than this? Also further, by his writings we may come to understand how Christ is the Saviour of all men: Though it be confessed, and must be granted, that eternal salvation is attained by some infants, also by some innocent, ignorant persons of years that have been born of Heathenish, of Jewish and of Christian parents, being such as have served God according to the law of their forefathers, with an upright conscience; as Paul, who was a Jew; and so the eunuch, servant to Candace, Queen of Ethiopia, a stranger; and Cornelius, the Centurion; and all others fearing God, and working righteousness, in every nation are accepted of him, though they know nothing, as the Apostles knew it, of the great and common salvation that hath appeared to all men.

For, if any be cleansed from his sins, it is done by the blood of Jesus Christ, which cleanseth us from all sin; and this is effected in us and for us, though we know not of it, nor how it is done.

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And indeed, had not the Holy Scripture mentioned this thing concerning the blood of Christ, it had not been possible for any man, but such as the Prophets and Apostles were, to have procured any that are now called Christians to believe and confess it.

Neither can any one understand this, though he read of it in the Scriptures, but by the Holy Spirit within himself, which proceedeth from the Father and the Son in the soul of every one; and by the Word in the heart, the Word of faith, which is God and Christ, even that true, divine Light which lighteth every one that cometh into the world.

The same also may be said concerning all those that have been, are, or shall be saved, though they attain not in this life the understanding of the Mysteries of salvation, as those did who wrote the Holy Scriptures; neither can any one understand them as they did, but by the same gift of the Holy Spirit in the soul. Therefore let none boast that he is not born among those that are called Heathen, but among those that were outwardly called Jews of old, or Christians now, or of the Church of Rome, or Protestants, or of the reformed religion, or Presbyterians, Independents, Separatists, Seekers, or Perfectists; though every one of these has outwardly a high prerogative and excellency above the Heathen, yet their lives and fruits which do not exceed hacob lives and fruits of the Heathen will rise up in judgment against themselves.

But let every soul in love rejoice with all other souls in this: To those that hearken and yield to his will and word of life always calling, in the soul of every one auroa else none could be condemned for neglecting and contemning his call, as some will bealso boehm the soul to forsake that which it perceiveth to be evil, and embrace and co-work with that which it perceiveth to be good, holy and divine within itself.

Therefore also let every soul grope after God in its heart, that it may feel and know him, whom to know is life eternal; and feel the jaclb of enjoying the inestimable good things that are laid up for them that love God, though few here know anything thereof; and yet he will certainly give them unto us at that day, which [he] himself hath appointed, which day will also assuredly come, though no man knoweth when, nor what, it will be or bring forth, but he to whom God doth reveal it.

And, indeed, the writings of such persons, whose understandings have been filled with spiritual, divine Wisdom, are to be prized above all boehmee. And though it be an exceeding happiness and joy to us that God hath bestowed so large understanding on those that have written the Scriptures, therefore we ought diligently and frequently to read and deeply consider them; yet, in most of the Mysteries thereof the macob remaineth very dark to us — we having so little knowledge of the things spoken of.