The Doctrine of Signatures

  title={The Doctrine of Signatures},
  author={John M S Pearce},
  journal={European Neurology},
  pages={51 - 52}
  • J. Pearce
  • Published 16 May 2008
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • European Neurology
‘The Doctrine of Signatures’ started with the idea that God has marked everything he created with a sign (signature). The sign showed the purpose for the creation of the item. The ‘Doctrine of Signatures’ was promulgated by the writings of Jakob Bohme (1575–1624), a shoemaker in Gorlitz, Germany, who had a profound mystical vision in which he saw a relationship between God and man that caused him to write Signatura Rerum (The SigUp to the end of the 16th century, ‘resemblance’ played a… Expand
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