Boehme, Jacob - Father and Son
Type of Spiritual Experience
The best way to understand this is to compare it with neoplatonist and platonic explanations with which is agrees.
The Creator creates copies of the functions to create the physical. Thus if I use the software analogy. There is a massive master software package containing all function. Parts of the that master software package are copied and implemented on each physical thing. The sum total of all these copies is 'the Son'.
As physical things are living then dying then there is a constant need to 'generateth the Son continually from eternity to eternity'.
If you look at the map of the Egg, there is an abyss between the creators [Father] and the created [Son] and this is why Boehme says there is a dark valley.
The 'Father' in the way Boehme sees it is thus different to God - the master package - and is equivalent to all the Intelligences - the co-creators.
A description of the experience
Jacob Boehme – Aurora – Chapter 3
55. For the Father’s power generateth the Son continually from eternity to eternity; but if the Father should cease to generate, then the Son would be no more : Also, if the Son should shine no more in the Father, then the Father would be a dark valley : And. then the Father's power would not rise from eternity to eternity, and. So the divine being would not subsist.
56. Thus the Father is the self-subsisting being of all powers, and. the Son is the Heart in the Father, which is generated continually out of all the powers of the Father, who again enlighteneth the powers of the Father.
The source of the experienceBoehme, Jacob
Concepts, symbols and science items
Intelligences and their synonyms
Map of the Egg