The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. Originally published in German in This edition derives from an English trans- lation published in The drawings on this page appeared as illustrations in The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, published by Lectorium Rosicrucianum, a Rosicrucian. You Are Cordially Invited to a Royal Wedding! Today – today – today. is the wedding of the King. If you are born for this,. Chosen by God for joy,. You may.

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In the arches; the hermaphrodite: It was later translated into English as “a pleasant work” by F. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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The version I read has footnotes, which were somewhat helpful in understanding what was going on — although it was interesting how often the translator admitted to not knowing what certain scenes meant. The executioner is the mind, the higher part of which–symbolized by the head–is necessary to the achievement of the philosophical labor. He was therefore turned over to the sixth group.

There is some resemblance between this alchemical romance and passages in the Bible such as:. The episode of weighing the souls of men has its parallel in the ceremony described in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. The phoenix on the table represents the result of the transformation.

The Chemical Marriage

No author was named in the book, other than Christian Rosenkreutz henceforth CRCbut Wedidng Valentinus Andreae — claimed to be or author, in his autobiography. The men in livery, each carrying a naked sword and a strong rope, were divided into seven groups and from each group was chosen a captain, who was given charge of one of the weights.

He became a priest in Calw. The dove was at once attacked by a raven, and in his efforts to separate the birds C. The following summary of the main episodes of the seven days of The Chemical Marriage will give the reader a fairly comprehensive idea of the profundity of its symbolism. CRC is in an assembly room with others who are spiritually called, but who haven’t let go of their egoistic tendencies.


Here his name was written in the Lord Bridegroom’s little vellum book and he was presented with a new pair of shoes and also a token bearing the letters S P N. He was then conducted by pages to a small chamber where the “ice-grey locks” were cut from the crown of his head by invisible barbers, after which he was ushered into a spacious hall where a goodly number of kings, princes, and commoners were assembled.

OK look, I picked up this book because so many reviews talk about its intricate complexity and great worth on a personal level. There, I said it. About Chekical Valentin Andreae. CRC believed that the Gospel of John is the only gospel that is historically plausible, and that it is the unleavened bread and its relationship to the Passover that truly divides John’s gospel from the synoptic Gospels.

The three kings are the threefold spirit of man and their consorts the corresponding vehicles of their expression in the lower world. A lot of symbolism here. Johfra is a rather unknown painter. Lists with This Book. The story itself is not superb, but Crowley’s commentary is fascinating.

The book proved to be disappointing. Entering the gate, the group was led to the bottom of the central tower, which contained an excellent laboratory where the guests were fain to beat and wash plants, precious stones, and all sorts of things, extract their juice and essence, and put these latter into glasses.

I confess that I read this for a book project so I “had” to read it. Is there an eighth day? A great weird story to spend an evening on. In a short time it cracked and there emerged an ugly, ill-tempered bird, which was fed with the blood of the beheaded royal persons diluted with prepared water. I love stuff like this. Dinner was then served, after which Virgo Lucifera departed with the bird. It is exceedingly improbable that a boy of sixteen could have produced any of the Rosicrucian manifestoes unless under the diretion of another person or persons.

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Just treat it like, as Crowley likes to say, the first sci-fi novel. The original names are usually rendered illegible being covered with heavy ink lines, the procedure often seriously defacing the volume, While an occasional exception is found, in practically every instance the mutilated books either deal with Rosicrucianism or contain cryptic writings of suspected Rosicrucian origin.

Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz by Johann Valentin Andreae

An chhemical publication by this scholar is Christianopolisor the City of Christ, an Utopian dream similar in spirit to Lord’s Bacon’s New Atlantis. So I took my servant with me, and rosenkreufz her up again by night. Here he witnesses seven Flames descend on the top of the tower, after which the winds makes the sea wild and clouds cover the moon. Then entered the dining hall two youths and six virgins beautifully robed, followed by a seventh virgin wearing a coronet. Much has been made of the fact that Andreae wrote this book when young, as a ‘prank’ or literary ‘hoax’.

Jul 19, Jim rated it did not like it. Nothing is known about the author or about rosekreutz order itself. Those who in arrogance had soared to lofty heights accordingly fell a greater distance and sustained more serious injury than the more humble ones who, falling but a short distance, often landed without mishap. The divine power of this radiant globe is cognizable to man as the sun.

It wasn’t a choice and I probably wouldn’t have read it otherwise. Give and you shall be given. Elias Ashmole’s plate shows the analogies between the life of Christ and the four grand divisions of the alchemical process.