Notebook – 'The Whole Created Firmament' by Jacob Böhme
Size: 16 x 10 cm.
Inner pages: ruled (verso blank)
Price: € 7,50 (incl. 21% VAT)
The Works of Jacob Behmen, the Teutonic Theosopher, ed. William Law, 1764-1781
This is the opening image of the first of three pop-up tables illustrating Böhme’s ideas on the origin, fall and regeneration of man. They were made by Dionysius Andreas Freher (1649-1728), a follower of Böhme and one of the artists to have been inspired by his thought. The first table shows the material world, which is ruled by the zodiac and the planets. The tables can be opened to reveal layer after layer the innermost core of existence: God, who created the universe. Jacob Böhme (1575-1624) was Germany’s most influential mystic and original thinker of the 17th century. Only one of his works was published in his lifetime; he was banned from publishing when he came into conflict with the established church.
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