The first book in English to provide an in depth introduction to the Christian theosophic tradition that began with Jacob Bohme, Wisdom s Children brings us into a startling new world of experiential spirituality that is in fact the Christian equivalent of Sufism and Kabbalism With biographic introductions to major theosophers and detailed discussions of theosophic authors such as John Pordage, Jane Leade, Dionysius Freher, and Johann Gichtel as well as a survey of their major theosophic cosmological and metaphysical teachings this book is an indispensable guide to the hidden history of Protestantism and its ramifications today Wisdom s Children fills a major gap in the history of religion It sympathetically introduces information and thought about a highly important and much neglected strand of modern Western spiritual philosophy Jacob Needleman, San Francisco State UniversityWith chapters discussing theosophy in relation to Gnosticism, magic, astrology, alchemy, and other Western esoteric traditions, Wisdom s Children is situated solidly in its historical context using primary works from the tradition itself The book also provides unexpected insights into how this modern gnostic tradition speaks to us today, and suggests how this tradition could spark a new Renaissance to link spirituality, the arts, and the sciences in a new and encompassing vision


2 thoughts on “Wisdom's Children: A Christian Esoteric Tradition (SUNY series in Western Esoteric Traditions)

  1. Robert S. Lewis Robert S. Lewis says:

    Well written and well thought out For me personally, it filled in an enormous gap in my knowledge and greatly improved my understanding and opinion of Jacob Boehme I would recommend Jacob Boehme s Way to Christ Paulist Press as a good next book Have fun with this the vision is quite beautiful.


  2. ra mon ra mon says:

    Versluis is a must read, for anyone looking into the Western Esoteric Tradition.