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Notebook – 'Creation' by Jacob Böhme


Size: 16 x 10 cm.
Binding: stitched
Inner pages: ruled (verso blank)
Price: € 7,50 (incl. 21% VAT)

Cover Illustration

The Works of Jacob Behmen, the Teutonic Theosopher, ed. William Law,  1764-1781

This engraving visualizes the creation according to Böhme: we see the separation of light from darkness when God said: ‘Let there be light’. Böhme believed light and darkness were opposites and yet inseparable. There is no light without darkness, and the constant battle between the two is present in everything: in nature and in mankind. Böhme acknowledged the reality of darkness but stressed that man had the power to overcome darkness and turn to the divine light. 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. The engraving was made by Dionysius Andreas Freher (1649-1728), a follower of Böhme and one of the artists to have been inspired by his thought.

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