For Mysterium magnum is nothing else than the hiddenness of the Deity, together with the Being of all beings, from which one mysterium proceeds after another, and each mysterium is the mirror and model of the other. And it is the great wonder of eternity, wherein all is included, and from eternity has been seen in the mirror of wisdom. And nothing comes to pass that has not from eternity been known in the mirror of wisdom. But you must understand this according to the properties of the mirror, according to all the forms of Nature, viz. according to light and darkness, according to comprehensibility and incomprehensibility, according to love and wrath, or according to fire and light, as has been set forth elsewhere. The Magician has power in this Mystery to act according to his will, and can do what he pleases. But he must be armed in that element wherein he would create; else he will be cast out as a stranger, and given into the power of the spirits thereof, to deal with him according to their desire. Of which in this place no more is to be said, because of the turba.

OK Böhmer.

4 thoughts on “Groans

  1. Quite the build-up there for a pun! ;)

    Seriously, though, there’s some people who aren’t even into Böhme who still talk like this and think it makes them profound. I’ve met too many like this…often in Seattle…


    1. LOl Jakob Boehme is my 11th great grandfather. I’m in the family business apparently.


      1. Wow–that is cool!

        I think, too often, we forget that many of these sorts of spiritual practitioners had families, children, and so forth, and thus have descendants amongst us now…perhaps because there’s so little focus on their actual lives in the philosophical and religious discourses, and also because we’ve been accustomed to think that so many premodern mystics of the past 1500 years in the Western world must be Christian, and therefore likely Catholics and thus probably clergy and/or celibate. Tragic, really, that such is the case, but there we are.


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