( × pixels, file size: 41 KB, MIME type: segreti del corpo umano secondo il mistico tedesco Johann Georg Gichtel. Johann Georg Gichtel is the author of Theosophia Practica ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ), Theosophia practica ( avg rating, 1. Johann Georg Gichtel, (born May 4/14, , Imperial Free City of He synthesized his teaching in Theosophia Practica (–22; “Practical Theosophy ”).

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For what can be more dear yheosophia a soul than God, eternal love, whose sweet savor surpasses all human understanding, to the degree that even the rhetorician or poet cannot, using all his art, express it. I have never asked for money from any rich man, nor have I ever prostrated myself before Mammon; but I have freely witnessed the Truth, I have stigmatized the Unjust, and I was loved by the rich more than I deserved.

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It is about braiding an angelic garland that the celestial SOPHIA will put on the head of all her faithful knights, who have conquered in them the dragon of selfishness, the Anger of God. It is a very long battle; Love and Anger urge it mutually, and Pratcica it to manifest Love, by leading it through the ten forms of the inner vital Fire so that one sores to that Love that is God and all powerful, that anger is only Nature, which must restore its strength to the Love, so that the two may be but one ESSENCE and one Being.

The divine Fire, when it burns in Love, is equally useful and good, and it cannot be dispensed with, because it gives man a way of seeing in darkness, it helps to produce the miracles of God and gives strength and power to light; carries the things of the Obscurity into the Being, which would be impossible to the light alone. For this reason, let us keep humility, because the gifts of God are diverse. Thank you for your feedback. But make yourself proud theospphia yourself, you are a demon and God cannot forgive you.

Thus, let everyone be on his guard, pray and vigilantly and vigorously watch over all the venomous influxes of the infernal and earthly constellations; That he should take full care of the desire, and the imagination of his character, in order that the Good is not overwhelmed, and so that gichtell separation from covetousness and its elimination are even more marked. Let us have the hero jesus with us in battle; otherwise we will come to nothing and the Devil will mock us and the Christ in us.

Pracctica God said that it was not good for Adam to be alone, that he needed a helper. But as soon as the tree grows a little under the sun, the tempest, the winds and the hail arise, and without yet absorbing the essence of the earth, and so our little faith is strengthened under the cross, tribulations, persecutions and temptations.

He knows how to expound on Scripture as well as the Masters; he often goes far enough to leave the exterior church, to judge its decline, and to become acquainted with the true pupils of Christ, whose hidden life and language he imitates; he circles himself outside and leaves his wife or does not marry; and he speaks of the nuptial bed and the marriage of Sophia with the believing soul.


He gathered a community of the “Brethren of the Angelic Life”. But let him rather hate his life and completely abdicate everything that could induce him from this chaste love into a creaturely affection. At the same time, this completes to a certain extent what the AUTHOR did not explain all along; for it cannot describe at once the Kingdom of God; we can only say what the Spirit lets us know. Accordingly, the researcher will not confine his STUDIES to reading and written science; He will also think of beginning his journey, and beside the assiduous prayer, he will hate earthly life, seek the interior, as I have done; He will recognize in this way that the lessons and teachings come from God.

Seeking ever to hear the authoritative voice of God within them, and endeavouring to attain to a life altogether free from carnal desires, like that of “the angels in heaven, who neither marry nor are given in marriage,” they claimed to exercise a priesthood “after the order of Melchizedek,” appeasing the wrath of God, and ransoming the souls of the lost by sufferings endured vicariously after the example of Christ. For when she wishes to introduce her gentle rays of light into the Fire of this soul, in order to soften it, the soul becomes only more igneous, more arrogant, and more exalted, resisting with all its might the soft light, leaving nothing in it that can dampen its sharpness.

This combat was so fierce and so violent that the skin of my knees were torn from me as I crawled on the ground, without my realizing it, because of my inner anguish, for the Devil sowed doubt in all my prayers. Hence Paul and all the saints complain that they often do what they do not want. But those who blindly act according to the root of Fire, Jacob Boehme calls them officers of Nature, whom God employs to exercise His children and to manifest the miracles of His wrath, like the brothers of Joseph and the Pharisees.

Spener distasteful, he entered the faculty of law. What is the tree of the test, and its defense?

How it laments, how it cries and how it sobs! He must not orient himself according to the eye of understanding, according to the ordinary course of the world, which remains on its own regimen and quite different from the life of Jesus; he would be very quickly weakened and lost. Its food is the constellation with its elements and the air that practicx on the fire of the heart; this life has its johann in the seven forms of external Nature, which give it intelligence, govern it and excite it, it has a beginning and a temporal end, and breaks even into the TINCTURE or the ESSENCE which resides in the Fire; but animals are not like that.

The latter is johanj, as the exterior terrestrial; then comes the Astral-fiery-Life, of which they both participate; and the inner life with its root in the darkness is the point of origin of the spirit or interior light of life.

From it also comes that very few succeed, since they prefer earthly life to that of Christ. The inner man is with gkchtel celestial Sophia in a holy and hidden union; must not welcome unclean thoughts, but fight them immediately.

Thus, one can also say of the good practicq a will of God, that in itself it cannot desire anything: This is also the case with my companions, who were dispatched admirably by God, found me in my dwelling, ggichtel I lived a very hidden life and thought to remain unknown.


For this we must be the exact theisophia of Jesus in life, affliction, persecution, poverty, pain, hell and death, which is what the delicate flesh and the blood find very hard, and they prefer a short, fleeting joy to eternal beatitude. Who seem sent by God himself, without any lust for man; the soul is often amazed, and many have falling into this trap, which, later, did not have enough lamentation about their misfortune.

I was illuminated little by little by the divine knowledge which led to punish a disordered life, to show me the Priests, who sounded the alarm and denounced me to the authorities as an enthusiastic, a lunatic, a heretic, and an Anabaptist. Let fichtel return, therefore, and call Jesus, who has come down from his Father to help us, to extract our creaturely will from all terrestrial desires and turn it to his Father, and be subjected to it until the death of the Cross.

Gitchel’s Theosophia Practica Fully Translated by Ramon Light

But the good God had compassion for my simplicity and liberated me in time; for that, I am eternally grateful. My friends have been in probation; and soon after having been bound three times, and swearing each other to remain firm in Love and praactica condemn the smallest thought that would not be Love. He never left me alone; he has faithfully saved me in all trials, diseases, poverty, pursuits, and sorrows.

We want nothing but what God wants; we leave reason to say what pleases it, for we know that it is blind in divine things. But if man, who is still in charge of the bonds of flesh and blood, does not want to pass the Fire of Anguish of divine Wrath and allow it to consume his egoism, he will have to undergo the test after his earthly life; and it will no longer be so sweet. It is your own irritable, creaturely Will that makes you perverse and damnable and not God; it is she creaturely Will who makes you walk and act according to her laws, which makes you disobedient to the Spirit of God and prevents you from being the betrothed to the celestial SOPHIA.

For we cannot conceive it all at once, because the wheel of Nature continually turns and we can only perceive the depth of the divinity by flashes and as in an obscure mirror.

Theosophia Practica by Gitchel

It keeps one from distraction and vanity, and it is a divine Fire which awakens and excites incessantly to love and prayer. Genesis 3 It is this battle that represents the spirit of Jesus in Apocalypse 12, which lasts from Adam to our days, and will continue until the end, for the faithful. I said in the previous chapter that Fire is good as long as it enlightens, warms and serves mankind. This page was last edited on 16 December johhann, at For God is around him; He loves the humble who considers himself utterly unworthy of His great love, and who is often far from conceiving the knowledge of God.

Retrieved from ” https: This again starts iohann the fire of the heart; but has a deeper degree, as will be seen in the next chapter.