The Signature of All Things
Signatura Rerum: by Jakob Böhme - 1621
Jakob Böhme was a German Christian mystic and theologian. Twelve years after a vision in 1600, Böhme began to write his first book, Die Morgenroete im Aufgang (The rising of Dawn). The book was given the name Aurora by a friend; however, Böhme originally wrote the book for himself and it was never completed. The chief concern of Böhme's writing was the nature of sin, evil and redemption. Böhme preached that humanity had fallen from a state of divine grace to a state of sin and suffering, and that God's goal was to restore the world to a state of grace.