Jacob Boehme

About Jacob Boehme

Jacob Boehme (1575-1624) was a simple shoemaker of Görlitz, Silesia (now part of Saxony, Eastern Germany) who has had an enduring influence within the path of what may be termed as inner alchemy. Historically, he occupied a significant position and can be seen as a bridge, or conduit, from a Germanic period of mysticism – referred to as Rhineland mysticism - that included Meister Eckhart (1260-1328) and his disciples Henry Suso and John Tauler. Boehme was followed by later Christian theosophers such as Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin (1743-1802), and Karl von Eckartshausen (1752-1803, author of the famous mystical work The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary).