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Author: Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624.
Title: XL. questions concerning the soule·: Propounded by Dr. Balthasar Walter· And answered, by Jacob Behmen. Aliàs Teutonicus Philosophus. And in his answer to the first question is the turned eye, or, philosophick globe. (Which in it selfe containeth all mysteries) with an exposition of it. VVritten in the Germane language. Anno. 1620.
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Print source: XL. questions concerning the soule·: Propounded by Dr. Balthasar Walter· And answered, by Jacob Behmen. Aliàs Teutonicus Philosophus. And in his answer to the first question is the turned eye, or, philosophick globe. (Which in it selfe containeth all mysteries) with an exposition of it. VVritten in the Germane language. Anno. 1620.
Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624., Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624. Clavis., Sparrow, John, 1615-1665?, Walther, Balthaser, 1586-1640., Simons, Matthew, printer. d. 1654,

London: Printed by M.S for H. Blunden, at the Castle in Corne-hill, 1647.
Alternate titles: Viertzig Fragen von der Seelen Urstand, Essentz, Wesen, Natur und Eisenschafft. English
Subject terms:
Soul
Mysticism -- Terminology
Theosophy -- Terminology
Translations -- 17th century.
Advertisements -- 17th century. -- Great Britain
Walther, Balthaser, -- 1586-1640.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A76951.0001.001

Contents
title page
A CATALOGUE OF THE 40. QUESTIONS.
table of contents
TO THE EARNEST LOVERS OF WISDOME.
TO THE READER.
THE AUTHORS PREFACE TO BALTHASAR WALTER.
The first Question Answered. QVESTION the First. Whence proceeded the Soule Originally at the beginning of the World?
The first Forme.
The second Forme.
The third Forme.
The fourth Forme.
The fift Forme of Fire in the Eter∣nall Will.
The sixt Forme of Fire.
The Exposition of the Philoso∣phick GLOBE or EYE, of both the Threefold Circles which signifie espe∣cially the two Eternall Principles, The Third being also cleerely understood there∣in, and how it must be understood.
Number. 1. Abysse.
Of the Three Circles.
Of that halfe of the Threefold Circle at the Left hand, and of number 2.
Of that halfe of the Threefold Circle at the Right hand.
What the Crosse signifieth.
Of the Eye in the Circle.
The Expositton of the Circle at the Left hand. number 3. 4. 5.
Of the A. number 3. and of the Tin∣cture, number 6.
Of the O. number 4. and of Principle, and of Fire; number 7.
Of V. number 5. and of Essence, number 8.
A further Exposition of the first Principle, and of the Mysterie of the Beginning in the Creation, also of the Darke world: and how the Angle or line of the Crosse, and number 9. at the left hand, with its upper and nether space must be understood.
Of FATHER: N. 9.
Soule. number 10.
The Soules Will: number 11.
Will number 12. and Soule, number 13.
HOLY GHOST. number 14.
Image; number 15.
Abysse number 16.
Of the Word Omnipotence; number 17. and Wrath; number 18.
Craft; number 19.
Devill; number 20.
Devills Art; number 21. 22.
Will; Number 23.
Darknesse: number 24.
Fire; number 25.
Anguish; number 26.
Death; number 27.
Will, number 28. Light, number 29. Spirit, number 30. Man: number 31.
Image: number 32. God: number 33.
The ninth Number; number 34.
Soules Eternall Habitation: number 35.
Angelicall World: number 36.
Proud Devill: number 37. Will of the Devill Lucifer: number 38.
Abysse of the Darke world: number 39. Eternall Hell of Devills: number 40.
The other line of the Crosse upwards.
SONNE; number 41. and of the Heart.
Of the Heart in the Crosse.
Heaven; number 42.
Pure Element; number 43.
Holy Ghost; number 44. Sonne: number 45.
Father: number 46. Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdome and understanding; number 47.
Humanity, Flesh: number 48.
Paradise; number 49.
Divine Essentiality; number 50.
Christs Flesh; number 51. 52.
Mysterie; number 53.
Wonder; number 54. Angel; number 55. Spirit; number 56.
Foure Elements; number 57.
The Soules Joy in Ternario Sancto; number 58.
Spirituall Bodies Habitation: number 59.
Earth; number 60.
Earthly Man; number 61.
Wonder; number 62.
Babell; number 63.
Owne Reason in Babell; number 64.
Wonder of the Great Folly; number 65.
The Conclusion.
Now we come againe to the sixt Forme of Fire.
The seventh Forme of Fire.
The eight Forme of Fire.
The ninth Forme of Fire, The great Earnestnesse.
The Tenth Number and Forme of Fire. The Gatein Ternarium Sanctum.
The second Question. What are the Essences, Sub∣stance, Nature, and Propertie of the Soule?
The third Question. How is the Soule created the Image of God?
The fourth Question. What was the Breathing in of the soule, and when?
The fift Question. How is the Soule peculiarly fashioned, and what is its Forme?
The sixt Question. What is the Power and Ability of the Soule?
The first Power of the Will of the Soule.
The second Power of the Will of the Soule.
The third Power of the Spirit, or Will of the Soule.
The fourth Power of the Will of the Soule.
The fift Power of the Will, or Spirit of the Soule.
The seventh Question. Whether is the Soule Corporeall, or not Corporeall?
The eight Question. After what manner doth the Soule come into the Body of Man?
The ninth Question. Which way doth the Soule unite it selfe with the Body?
The tenth Question. Whether is the Soule Ex Traduce, and pro∣pagated after a humane bodily manner, or every time new created, and breathed in from God?
The eleventh Question. How and where is it seated in Man?
The twelft Question. How is the Soule enlightned, and what is the Illumination of it?
The exceeding Precious Gate of the Aurora.
But marke thisA. B. C.
The thirteenth Question. How doth the Soule feed upon the Word of God?
The fourteenth Question. Whether is such a new Soule without Sinne? We understand here, the propagated Soule in a Childe newly borne.
The fifteenth Question. How commeth sinne into the Soule? seeing it is the worke and Creature of God.
The sixteenth Question. How is the Soule kept in such union, both in the Adamicall, and Regenerate Body?
The seventeenth Question. Whence, and wherefore is the Contrariety between the Spirit and the Flesh?
The eighteenth Question. How doth the Soule depart from the Body at the Death of a Man.
The nineteenth Question. How is the Soule Mortall, and how immortall?
The twentieth Question. How doth the Soule returne to God againe?
The one and twentieth Question. Whether goeth the Soule when it departeth from the body, be it saved, or not saved.
The two and twentieth Question. What doth every Soule? doth it rejoyce till the last Judgement Day?
The three and twentieth Question. Whether doe the Soules of the wicked, without difference, (for so long a time before the Day of Judgement) feele any ease, or Refreshment?
The foure and twentieth Question. Whether doe mens wishes profit them any thing? or sensibly availe them, or no?
The five and twentieth Question. What is the Hand of God, and the Bosome of Abraham?
The six and twentieth Question. Whether doe the Soules of the Dead take care about Men, Children, friends, and goods? And whether doe they know, see, al∣low, or disallow their purposes, and endeavours.
The seven and twentieth Question. Whether doe the Soules departed, know and understand this, or that businesse and Art, whereof, while they were in the body they had sufficient Skill.
The eight and twentieth Question. Whether hath the Soule any more knowledge of Divine, Angelicall, Earthly, and De∣vilish things? and whether can it get more certaine experience, and knowledge of them, then it had in the body?
The nine and twentieth Question. What is the Soules Rest, Awakening and Glorification?
The thirtieth Question. What is the Difference between the Resurrection of the flesh, and of the Soule, both of the Living and of the Dead?
The one and thirtieth Question. What kinde of New glorified Bodies shall the Holy Soules have?
The two and thirtieth Question. What shall the Forme, Condition, Joy, and Glory of the Soule be, in the Life to come?
The three and thirtieth Question. What kinde of matter shall our bodies have in the Life to come?
The foure and thirtieth Question. What is the miserable and horrible Estate of the Damned?
The five and thirtieth Question. What is the Enochian Life; and how long is it to continue?
The six and thirtieth Question. What is the Soule of the Messiah, or Christ?
The seven and thirtieth Question. What is the Spirit of Christ which was willing, and which he commended into his Fathers hands?
The eight and thirtieth Question. What are the things that shall come to passe at the End of the world?
The nine and thirtieth Question. What, and where is Paradise with the Inhabi∣tants thereof?
The fortieth Question. Whether is Paradise mutable, and what shall it be afterwards?
Hallelu-jah.
A short Summary Appendix OF THE SOULE, The Image of the soule, and of the TURBA, which is the De∣stroyer of the Image.
title page
THE PREFACE TO THE READER Of these writings.
THE CLAVIS, OR KEY. OR, An Exposition of some princi∣pall Words, and Matters. How God is to be considered, with∣out Nature, and Creature.
A further Consideration, How this one God is Three-fold.
Of the Eternall word of God.
Of the Holy Name JEHOVA.
J.
E.
H.
O.
V.
A.
Of the Divine Wisdome.
Of theMysterium Magnum.
Of the Center of the Eternall Nature.
Of the Eternall Nature, and its seven Properties.
The first Property.
The second Property.
The third Property.
The fourth Property.
The fifth Property.
The sixt Property.
The seventh Property.
The first SUBSTANCE in the seven Properties.
The second SUBSTANCE.
An Explanation of * the seven Properties of Nature.
♄. The first Property.
☿. The second Property.
♂ The third Property.
☉ The fourth Property
♀ The fift Property.
♃ The sixt Property.
☽ The seventh Property.
Of the third Principle: viz. The visible world, whence that proceeded: and what The Creator is.
The second Day.
The third Day.
The fourth Day.
The fifth Day.
The sixt Day.
The seventh Day.
Of the Spiritus Mundi, and of the foure Elements.
Now followeth a short explication, or Descrip∣tion of the Divine Manifestation.
Another Exposition of the Mysterium Magnum.
OF THE WORD SCIENCE.
A CATALOGUE OF THE BOOKES WRITTEN, By JACOB BEHMEN.
The faults escaped in Printing.