Roots of Western Mysticism

Week 12

READING: GMW 221-267; NET: Boehme, Mysterium Magnum excerpt, Signature Rerum excerpt

Mysticism and the Traditions of Protestantism: Lutheranism, Reformed Church, Anabaptism

Protestant & Reformation Links:

Early Modern Mystics

Valentin Weigel (1553-1588)



Jacob Boehme (1575-1624)


Angelus Silesius


Swedenborg, Emmanuel (1688-1772)


Mysticism at the Dawn of Modernity

Nicholas of Cusa