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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Here he reformed the school and social institutions, rosenkreuutz established institutions for charity and other aids. Weary and perplexed, C. A neat little book. Inhe became preacher at the court and councillor of the consistory Konsistorialrat in Stuttgart, where he advocated a fundamental church reform.

The seven ships carry away the decapitated bodies of the three royal couples. The Duchess then presented her hand to C. The nine lords were bound together with the rest that were at the table 27 total and CRC cried.

Expect the entire wedding party to get beheaded, for Venus to be sleeping in the castle basement, for a mischievous Cupid to poke his nose in everywhere, and for an old man to be forced to work his way through continuous odd tasks like painting a giant bird blue and then slaughtering it for its royal blood.

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The guests ascended with ropes, ladders, and wings to the fifth floor, where a bath colored with fine white powder had been prepared for the bird, which enjoyed bathing in it until the lamps placed beneath the bath caused the water to become uncomfortably warm.

CRC on the Wedving of Olympus: I believe that reading this, and the commentary that follows it, has brought me some inspiration and insight.

Rowenkreutz introduction is decent, but his notes throughout the book vary between actual useful information, like the explanation of cyphers, and something amounting to him saying “ooh, this part will be really important later,” again and again; the illustrations by Theo Fadel are in the style of caricature with weird bobble heads and over-emphasized features that I generally find unattractive, and while the style plays into Andreae’s assertion that the work is a joke, it really undercuts Crowley’s argument that it should be taken seriously as an early work of science fiction.

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Also included in this edition is an introduction and commentary by Adam McLean, which illuminates the transformative symbolism. Trivia About Chemical Wedding The first to step on the scales was an emperor so virtuous that the balances did not tip until six weights had been placed upon the opposite end. It is like a seal that shows christiian intentions of the spiritual seeker, but also grants you safe passage in the spiritual realms.

The alchemical wedding may prove to be the key to the riddle of Baconian Rosicrucianism. Later the entire party were assigned handsome chambers, where they rested till morning. A great weird story to spend an evening on.

After two days, since she was greatly confused, I revealed to her all that had occurred, and asked her to live as my wife from now on. For example, our hero, having entered a seven story tower, has strange encount Surprisingly goofy story, considering it was written in Presumably the humor was there all along, but Crowley draws it out with style and annotation, and the illustrations nail it down with the subtlety of a political cartoon.

Johannes Valentinus Andreae a. The Flying Lion is illumined will, an absolute prerequisite to the achievement of the Great Work. rosenreutz

A beautiful virgin called Virgo Lucifera was extinguishing the castle lights as C. Fortunately, my suspicion that this book is just out to mess with people turned out to not be misplaced. Upon the seal of the letter was a curious cross and the words In hoc signo vinces. A note on translations: Being urged to purchase a token bearing the letters S Mhe gave his little package of salt and then hastened on to rpsenkreutz the palace gates before they were locked for the night.


The Divine path is never easy the thorn bushes. Whatever the books original background may have been, it inspired a surge of spiritual, oof and alchemical writing in the seventeenth century, and eventually the modern Rosicrucian pseudo- Much has been made of the fact that Andreae wrote this book when young, as a ‘prank’ or literary ‘hoax’. CRC has to pass through three gates and temples.

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The elect then returned to the castle, where to each was assigned a learned page, who conducted them through the various parts of the edifice. Johfra is a rather unknown painter. From an ethical standpoint, the young King and Queen resurrected at the summit of the tower and ensouled by Divine Life represent the forces of Intelligence and Love which must ultimately guide society.

I’m glad I read it because it is a classic book from the medieval alchemical genre and one of those books that educated people should know. By the fourth no man shall reach the place, because it is a consuming way, practicable only for incorruptible bodies. Generally speaking I love a good historical and esoteric spin ov life and spirituality.

Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

He struck an appealing balance between scholarly interest and careful artistic interpretation that made the fascinating and modern-relevant components of a potentially obscure story shine through. In about half an hour the young King and Queen awakened and the Virgo Lucifera presented them with the white garments. I picked this up on a whim last month, half-hoping it wouldn’t simply become another book in the pile I need to read, have been meaning to read, probably won’t ever read.