Jacob Boehme page: free, downloadable and searchable text-editions

Jacob Boehme (Böhme) hardly needs any introduction. The shoemaker from Görlitz received an inner illumination that enabled him to see deep into the intricacies of "God's creation".
You can find many of his writings for free download on the web, notably on www.scribd.com and on Bruce Janz's webpage (see below for links).
His main works "Mysterium Magnum ", "Election of Grace" are/were (see below) only freely available as a pdf of images (no searchable text).
One could buy these books or download paid versions of course, but I am of the opinion that by now, after so many centuries have passed since their first publication, these works should be freely available in a searchable and indexable format. I am working on that, so, bit by bit (anyone who would like to assist me?-see link to contact form on indexpage) , some texts with the specifications as just set out have become available at last. "De Signatura Rerum" is already available in text format. See link below. In footnotes, some German and French words appear now and then; diacritical marks for these are left out. In my own processing of Boehme texts I usually insert such marks for enhanced precision. As of August, 2009, many texts have been processed already as you can see.
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Clavis, or Key to Boehme's work

Jacob Boehme's Clavis or Key
Fully searchable text-edition with figures and table
Jacob Boehme's Clavis or Key
Mobi pocket version of the Clavis (pc-users: Right-click and save as..)

Four Tables of Divine Revelation

Jacob Boehme's Four Tables of Divine Revelation
Fully searchable text-edition; a good companion to his other work

Franz Hartmann on Jacob Boehme

Franz Hartmann on Jacob Boehme
An extensive introduction to Boehme's work. One of the best!
Free downloadable text

Three Principles of the Divine Essence

Three Principles of the Divine Essence Chap. 1-4
The A, B, C of Jacob Boehme's writings.
Good to start with, together with the Clavis or Key.
Three Principles of the Divine Essence Chap. 5-7
Three Principles of the Divine Essence Chap. 8-16

Three Principles of the Divine Essence Complete text!

Threefold Life of Man

Threefold Life of Man, Introduction and Chapters 1-2
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 3
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 4
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 5
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 6
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 7
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 8
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 9
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 10
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 11
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 12
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 13
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 14
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 15
Threefold Life of Man, Chapter 16
Threefold Life of Man, Chapters 17 and 18

Threefold Life of Man, All Chapters plus introduction
plus aphabetical list of topics!

Large document (> 7MB). You may want to right-click and save target as..

Aurora, or, Day-Spring

Aurora, Chapters 1-2
Aurora is Jacob Boehme's first book, unfinished, but his ideas are elaborated
in "Three Principles of the Divine Essence" and "Threefold Life of Man",
which should be studied together with the Aurora. (Sparrow/Ellistone translation)
Aurora, Chapter 3
Aurora, Chapter 4
Aurora, Chapter 5
Aurora, Chapter 6
Aurora, Chapter 7
Aurora, Chapter 8
Aurora, Chapter 9
Aurora, Chapter 10
Aurora, Chapter 11
Aurora, Chapter 12
Aurora, Chapter 13
Aurora, Chapter 14
Aurora, Chapter 15
Aurora, Chapter 16
Aurora, Chapter 17
Aurora, Chapter 18
Aurora, Chapter 19
Aurora, Chapter 20
Aurora, Chapter 21
Aurora, Chapter 22
Aurora, Chapter 23
Aurora, Chapter 24
Aurora, Chapter 25
The Aurora or Day-spring, complete, free e-book!

Small intro to Jacob Boehme

Swainson's excellent intro to Boehme

Hans Martensen's book: Jacob Boehme: his life and teaching. Or Studies in theosophy

Jacob Boehme Resources of Bruce Janz

Signatura Rerum

Signatura Rerum, Chapter 1
Index to Signatura Rerum (complete work)

The Election of Grace

Election of Grace, Preface and Chapter 1
Election of Grace, Chapter 2
Election of Grace, Chapter 3
Election of Grace, Chapter 4
Election of Grace, Chapter 5
Election of Grace, Chapter 6
Election of Grace, Chapter 7
Election of Grace, Chapter 8
Election of Grace, Chapter 9
Election of Grace, Chapter 10
Election of Grace, Chapter 11
Election of Grace, Chapter 12
Election of Grace, Chapter 13
Election of Grace, All Chapters together!

Mysterium Magnum

Boehme's work on the first book of Moses, Genesis.
Interpretation of allegories, figures, symbols in Biblical Genesis
Intro and first chapter of Mysterium Magnum
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 2
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 3
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 4
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 5
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 6
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 7
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 8
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 9
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 10
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 11
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 12
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 13-14
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 15
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 16
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 17
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 18
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 19-22
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 23
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 24-26
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 27
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 28
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 29
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 30
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 31
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 32
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 33
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 34

Mysterium Magnum, part one, complete!


Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 35
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 36
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 37
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 38-39
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 40
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 41
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 42
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 43
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 44
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 45
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 46
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 47
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 48
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 49
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 50
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 51
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 52
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 53
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 54
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 55
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 56
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 57
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 58
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 59
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 60
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 61
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 62
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 63
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 64
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 65
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 66
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 67
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 68
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 69
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 70
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 71
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 72
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 73
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 74
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 75
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 76
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 77
Mysterium Magnum, Chapter 78
Table of Chief Matters of Mysterium Magnum
An elaborate index of many hundreds of names, places, notions, and figures found in Biblical Genesis
Mysterium Magnum, part two, complete!


Jacob Boehme: Forty Questions of the Soul
Forty Questions of the Soul

Four smaller works of Jacob Boehme:
Mysterium Pansophicum
Six Mystical Points
Six Theosophic Points
Theoscopia

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