“For God saw that Adam could not then generate magically, having entered with his lust into vanity. Now therefore Moses saith, God caused a deep sleep to fall upon him, and he slept; that is, seeing man would not continue in the Obedience of the Divine harmony in the Properties, submitting himself to stand still as an instrument of the Spirit of God; therefore God suffered him to fall from the Divine harmony into a harmony of his own, viz., into the awakened properties of Evil and god; the spirit of his Soul went into these.
“And there in this sleep he died from the Angelic World, and fell under the power of the outward Fiat, and thus bade farewell to his Eternal Image which was of God’s begetting.” ~Jacob Boehme
In the paragraphs preceded the above quote, Boehme tells us that at one time man was capable of procreation without sex. He could simply think offspring into existence and they would magically appear. Man could do this for almost anything. To some degree, we still do, though we are not consciously aware of it.
So magical generation was more than the ability to have offspring. It was the ability to create the world around us. But, Boehme adds, this could be allowed only so long as man used this creative power in accordance with “Divine Harmony” or the Will of God. When man stopped doing that, he was kicked out of Heaven much as a human parent will send a child who is misbehaving to his room. This is not punishment. God is not a sadist looking for opportunities to harm us. It is a teaching tool He uses to teach us lessons. Misbehave in heaven, you get kicked out for a time. Continue reading “Deep Sleep of Man and the Spiritual Awakening”