Mysterium Magnum

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Mysterium Magnum is Latin for "great mystery" and has many different associations and usages.

Paracelsus[edit]

Paracelsus and other alchemists employed the term "Mysterium Magnum" to denote primordial undifferentiated matter, from which all the Classical Elements sprang, sometimes compared with Brahman, aether and akasha.

Jakob Böhme[edit]

Jakob Böhme (1575–November 17, 1624) a German Christian mystic wrote a treatise entitled, The Mysterium Magnum (1623)

Sacrament[edit]

"Mysterium Magnum" is often employed in Christian theology as a euphemism for "sacrament".

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