About International Jacob Boehme Society

Located in the Silesian town of Goerlitz – the place where Jacob Boehme spent the major part of his life – the International Jacob Boehme  Society (IJBS) is dedicated to the academic study of the life and works of the German mystic. IJBI offers intellectual support to individuals wishing to conduct original academic and non-academic research into the life and works of Jacob Boehme, the nature of his teachings, possible sources, and their effect on later writers and thinkers. We aspire to be a forum of exchange between academics, artists and lay persons who are interested in the works of the humble shoemaker turned mystic, philosopher and man of letters. The IJBS collaborates with the Upper Lusatian Library in Goerlitz, which hosts various editions of Böhme's published work including secondary literature primarily in German and English.

Founded in 2001, the IJBS is a relatively recent institution. Unfortunately, we are not yet in a position to fund research projects. In order to continue our work, we depend on the private commitment of Boehme friends and enthusiasts. If you are interested in supporting our work, we are happy to welcome you as a member. The annual contribution for ordinary members is 30,- Euros, and 15,- for unemployed persons, pensioners and students. Public institutions are required to pay 150,- Euros.

The statute of our International Jacob Boehme-Society: please read here.
We welcome everyone to the homepage of the Jacob Boehme Society. Our website is created by the generous volunteers of our organization. Although many of the documents and writings about Boehme are in German we are attempting to post English translations and expand our “English Site”.  As material becomes available we will publish articles and announcements about issues pertaining to Boehme studies.
We invite you to use our website as a research tool for the study of Boehme and, if you are a member, you may contact us regarding projects you are involved in consistent with our work. 
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We welcome donations to help us take our activities to a new level and develop the IJBS into a professional research institution. 

Donations can be made to the following bank account: Sparkasse Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien in Görlitz  (BLZ 85050100) IBAN-Nr. DE95 8505 0100 0000 0525 23 / SWIFT/BIC-Code: WELADED1GRL