Behmenism was a Continental religious sect based on the teaching and writings of Jakob Boehme (1575-1624), a German Lutheran religious philosopher and Pietist mystic. He has been called the "Teutonic Theosopher". Boehme's teaching and writing provided a way for many mystical and spiritualistic influences of the late Middle Ages to enter England, including Pietism and Rosicrucianism. It also influenced interest in alchemy and the Cabala.

Thomas DeQuincey refers to Behmenism in chapter four of Confessions of an English Opium Eater.


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