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'''Valentin Weigel''' ([]-[]) was a German theologian, philosopher and mystical writer, from [[Saxony]], and an important precursor of later [[theosophy]]. In English he is often called Valentine Weigel.
He was born at [[Hayn]], near [[Dresden]], into a Catholic family. He studied at [[Meissen]], [[Leipzig]],
He kept his ideas secret, entrusting them only to personal friends (in contrast to [[Jakob Böhme]]). He carried out his
His mysticism was marked by that of [[Johannes Tauler]] and by doctrines of[[Paracelsus]]; he was also a follower of [[Sebastian Franck]] and
[[Caspar Schwenckfeldt]]. Like these two latter, he