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  • Title: Chapter: About the Author, the People, and the Background of this Book
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    • Shortly before the beginning of the present century,
    • increased. Eventually this work was to occupy the major portion of his time,
    • These journeys extended from Norway, Sweden, and Finland in the north to
    • spiritual perceptions which, in reality, I decided to set forth. I then
    • himself, and of his intrinsic worth as a being among other beings. The
    • infinite began to assume a new importance. In the genius of language is
    • man's immortal soul. Therefore to them the anatomical studies practiced by
    • importance within the Dominican Order.
    • fortieth year, and about this time he produced a little book which bears the
    • Düringen, der prior von Erfort, bruoder Eckehart predier ordens mit
    • The Book of Divine Comfort, supposedly written to bring consolation to Agnes,
    • The Book of Divine Comfort opens with an enumeration of the three kinds
    • suffering, and mental anguish” in their train. As “comfort” in
    • the midst of such tribulation, Eckhart sets forth “certain doctrines”
    • to comfort.” Whether the suffering of the Queen of Hungary was assuaged by
    • Eckhart's effort in her behalf is not known, but the book brought Eckhart
    • theological teachings, his Book of Divine Comfort shows Eckhart's
    • later, in 1320, at the age of sixty, Eckhart received a most important
    • Eckhart, and naturally it did not take long for the former to report that he
    • Eckhart's writings and the reports of his sermons. It was not long before an
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  • Title: Chapter: Agrippa of Nettesheim and Theophrastus Paracelsus
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    • Paracelsus characterizes himself when he writes under his portrait, “No one
    • Portugal, and the Orient. He can say of himself, “I have pursued the art in
    • bring forth its highest achievement is hidden from the human powers of
    • importance when looked at from the point of view I have already adduced
    • air. When he says that the “divine word” called forth the plurality of
    • rather to set all the faculties of man in motion in order to bring forth
    • what actually lies within a thing. — It is important not to let oneself be
    • upon nature, he sets forth his ideas in the forms of expression of his time.
    • “For nature brings forth
    • solution in a liquid and combustion are the two important chemical processes of
  • Title: Chapter: Cardinal Nicolas of Cusa
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    • reaches an important conclusion. Nicolas is the scientific thinker who wants
    • to its external import, without the consciousness of how it was acquired. It
    • which is contained in theology, but had been reinterpreted, to bring forth a
    • The most important concept of the spiritual life of Nicolas is that of
    • important characteristic of knowledge is that it gives information about
    • of us; we know only the effects which external processes bring forth in us.
    • exercising its influence under the same circumstances, calls forth the same
    • of soul, immortality, redemption, God, creation, the Trinity, etc., but would
    • was only putting forth the traditional views in which he had been educated
  • Title: Chapter: Epilogue
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    • eternal, iron laws of nature's action up to that peak where they bring forth
    • grave” to such an immortality as many a religion teaches (cf. Haeckel's
  • Title: Chapter: The Friendship with God
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    • Father brings forth His only-begotten Son in the soul, as truly as He brings
    • Him forth in eternity, neither less, nor more. What is brought forth when
    • one says: God brings forth in the soul? Is it a similitude of God, or is it
    • forth in eternity, and nothing but the lovely divine Word, which is the
    • other Person in the Trinity; this does the Father bring forth in the soul
    • least important as far as its essentials are concerned. On the one side
    • Mysticism) has endeavored with many reasons to support this existence, the
    • this state corresponds to the truth, but this truth is worth nothing if it
    • does not acquire life, if it does not bring itself forth as existence in the
    • reality. Man then understands not merely what nature has brought forth; he
    • He brings forth the spirit within himself, and from then on this spirit
    • symbolically: through the effect of his sermon about forty people fell down
    • being, life, knowledge, insight, capacity, in short all that one should call
    • universal light of the world. Therefore there is no more important knowledge
    • important role at the Council of Constance. It throws some light on the
  • Title: Chapter: Giordano Bruno and Angelus Silesius
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    • All who henceforth strove for higher cognition had to come to terms with this
    • was directed from outside to seek the spirit henceforth only where, on the
    • living organisms can this science henceforth look for anything but
    • the universe, and instructs nature in bringing forth its species as they should
    • thing however small and minute, has within itself a portion of spiritual
    • there is not the most minute body which does not contain such a portion of
  • Title: Chapter: Introduction
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    • would not be easy to find a better description of the importance of this new
    • knowledge remains worthless to me in the higher sense. Things exist without
    • part of it which enters through the portal of the senses is received into a
    • result of inner experiences. One who denies its purport only shows that he lacks
    • at all. And it is just this which is important. This is just the reason why
    • not an unimportant addition to the rest of the universal process. This is
    • heads all transport themselves to one and the same place in order to contain
    • thrilling words: “With this I have concluded what I wanted to set forth
    • salvation were close at hand and to be found without great effort, it is
    • fall apart forthwith.” Such an assertion can only be made by one who
    • flower. He will feel especially uncomfortable at the idea that the man who
  • Title: Chapter: Meister Eckhart
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    • remain an orthodox Christian. The Christian truths were his truths. Only he
    • away, the Comforter [in the German version, der heilige Geist, i.e., the
    • I were a fool? ... The Heavenly Father brings forth his only-begotten Son in
    • be similar to my own. Thus one reaches a sort of universal animation of all
    • door opens and closes the outer boards move back and forth, while the hinge
  • Title: Preface: Preface to the First Edition, 1901
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    • connection are a vital question of great importance. — Ten years ago I
    • unfortunately knows only what he can manage to read in Kant and Hume; thus
  • Title: Chapter: Valentin Weigel and Jacob Boehme
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    • — Erkenne dich selber, Know Thyself. — Vom Ort der Welt,
    • anything at all; everything that I read I must bring forth out of myself.
    • how the light broke forth within himself. When as a boy he once is on the
    • language of nature. — He lives as a spiritual hermit, supporting himself
    • brings itself forth. And as in the shadow it is only brightness which requires a
    • with its internal struggle, is revealed to itself; henceforth it does not
    • this conviction.* (We shall mention the most important of these



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