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The first important book of a Protestant Mystic (and heterodox thinker), I'd certainly prefer a smaller and/or more manegeable edition, yet the work is inspired, provocative and has been influential in the religious thought
It is very gratifying to see Sparrow's translation of Boehme's "Morgenrote am Aufgang" in print again. Jacob Boehme, the shoemaker from Gorlitz whose life was forever altered by a visionary experience, captured the imagination of Emerson and other Transcendentalist writers. Boehme saw nature as a reflection/representation of God's plan, a concept which American thinkers found congenial to their intrinsically optimistic world-view. "Aurora" was most likely first introduced into the U.S. by German Pietists. The original is enormously difficult to translate (or even to comprehend) in German. Thus, the 19th century reader was probably just as thrilled to find a translation as we are lucky to have a reprint of the Sparrow edition.
Jacob Boehme is probably one of the most unknown mystics of our time; due to the nature and seriousness of his works. He often cautioned his readers that reading his writings without ernest intention to live the "new birth" life is ternamount to invoking the Holy names of God within one's self, which carries with it consequences. Jacob's writings initiated me into true understanding of the christain faith and the scriptures that have been long misinterpreted by "babel". Jacob believed that any one can arrive at his understanding and wisdom if only they can resign themselves to God and give up selfhood and the insatiable seeking of the pleasures and glory of this world. The divine spark is in all!!