“And the reason why the fiery Soul cannot attain to perfection during this life’s time is because it is fast bound with the outward bond of vanity, through which the Devil continually casteth his venomous rays of influence upon it. … And anguish arise so that the noble Sophia hideth herself in the Fountain of Christ, in the Heavenly Humanity, for she cannot draw near to vanity. For she knew how it went with her in Adam when she lost her Pearl, which is of grace freely bestowed again upon the inward humanity; therefore she is called Sophia, viz., the Bride of Christ.” ~Jacob Boehme
The dictionary defines fiery as something that is burning, on fire, or bright like fire. The other definition is of a fiery person meaning one who is passionate and has a quick temper. It can also be something that has a hot, spicy taste. What Boehme means when describing the Soul as fiery is more allegorical. You can think of the idea of the Holy Spirit appearing over the head of Jesus as a “tongue of fire”.
The fiery soul is one that is awakened, full of Divine Light, and fired up about doing God’s work. It is a soul seeking truth and knowledge. It seeks to return to God and to return to heaven.
Bound to Earth
It is not so much that we humans are bound to earth, but that we are bound to the realm of matter over which Satan rules. We know that we can travel into space physically, and travel even further in our spiritual or astral bodies. But we remain bound to the physical world by our devotion and attachment to it. We are trapped by our own minds and egos and by the powers of materialism that constantly try to convince us this is a great place to be. “Even if it isn’t,” they say, “other realms, spiritual realms, are just fantasies of the imagination.”
Actually, it is the spiritual which is eternal, and therefore real. The temporary illusions of matter is the imaginary world. Not that this world doesn’t exist, but it is not what it appears to be. Continue reading “Fiery Soul, Sophia, and the Fountain of Christ”