The " Cherubic Wanderer," and other poems, of Johann Scheffier (1624-1677), known as Angelus Silesius, are more closely related in style and thought to Eckhart than to Boehme.
ANGELUS SILESIUS (1624-1677), German religious poet, was born in 1624 at Breslau.
His family name was Johann Scheffler, but he is generally known by the pseudonym Angelus Silesius, under which he published his poems and which marks the country of his birth.
In 1657 Silesius published under the title Heilige Seelenlust, oder geistliche Hirtenlieder der in ihren Jesum verliebten Psyche (1657), a collection of 205 hymns, the most beautiful of which, such as, Liebe, die du mich zum Bilde deiner Gottheit hast gemacht and Mir nach, spricht Christus, unser Held, have been adopted in the German Protestant hymnal.
Silesius delighted specially in the subtle paradoxes of mysticism.
For further notices of Silesius' life and work, see Hoffmann von Fallersleben in Wei - mar'sches Jahrbuch I.
Kahlert, Angelus Silesius (1853); C. Seltmann, Angelus Silesius and seine Mystik (1896), and a biog.