The Mystical Heart Diagrams of Paul Kaym


POSTED BY: 5T1V Sept 2017


Paul Kaym was a 17th Century eschatologist who wrote to JB in the summer of 1620, asking the Theosopher to assess two treatises he had written on end-time prophecy. Boehme responded in two letters (numbers 4 and 5 in Collection 1 of THE EPISTLES OF JACOB BOEHME) which Kaym published as OF THE END TIMES

Kaym (sometimes Keym) is best known for his Helleleuchtender Hertzens-Spiegel (A Bright, Shining Heart-Mirror), a visual interpretation of John Tauler, in the form of sixteen copper-plate engravings. 

The following are from a 1705 Amsterdam edition which includes only the first 14 diagrams. Nos. XV and XVI are taken from a modern facsimile.