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Jung-Stilling, Johann Heinrich
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Jung-Stilling, Johann Heinrich (Johann Heinrich Jung), * 12 Sep 1740 (Hilchenbach), † 2 Apr 1817 (Karlsruhe)

Raised in a pietistic family, Jung soon distinguished himself by his intellectual gifts, his sensitivity and his lively imagination. Having worked in various teaching positions, he left his natal home in 1762 to escape his father's rule and exercised various occupations while leading a hard life of wandering. Following an illumination, he decided ‘to ally himself with God and let himself be guided by him…

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Fabry, Jacques, “Jung-Stilling, Johann Heinrich”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 16 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_184>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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