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Jakob Bohme


Jakob Bohme (1575-1624) was a German philosopher, christian mystic and Lutheran Protestant theologian who lived in the late 16th and early 17th century.  He started the spiritual practice of behmianism which some consider the precursor to modern European naturism 1)Dare, Robert :Food power and community – Essay in the history of food and drink 1999 page 156 Bohme’s a spiritual perspective  suggested the practice of naturism or social nakedness  was a return to the innocence of Adam and Eve before their corruption. He also thought that nakedness reflected the biblical virtues of equality found in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible.


Bohme’s spiritual teachings also promoted compassion to animals and considered the slaughter of animals a barrier between God and human being. As a result a vegetarian diet was preferred by followed of this spiritual practice. This was later adopted by some quakers like William Blake 2)Dare, Robert :Food power and community – Essay in the history of food and drink 1999page 165

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1.Dare, Robert :Food power and community – Essay in the history of food and drink 1999 page 156
2.Dare, Robert :Food power and community – Essay in the history of food and drink 1999page 165

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