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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She warns the company that those who forced their way in here in order to gain profit for themselves, will be severely punished in the judgment that will follow.

And anyone who wants to try to explain it is in for some fun. I was more intrigued by the historical context of the writing than the writing itself. The Chemical Wedding is supposed to be a mystical alchemist tract on the path to enlightenment. I love Crowley, I’ve had an interest in alchemy for decades, and the book itself is just beautiful. The seven ships can also been seen as the seven chakras that went through the transformation process.

Jul 19, Jim rated it did not like it. CRC has a dream: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There, I said it. This manifesto has been a source of inspiration for poets, alchemists the word “chymical” is an old form of “chemical” and refers to alchemy—for which the ‘Sacred Marriage’ was the goal [2] and dreamers, through the force of its initiation ritual with processions of tests, purifications, death, resurrection, and ascension and also by its symbolism found since the beginning with the invitation to Rosenkreutz to assist this Royal Wedding.

They do not claim a link to the Fraternity of the Rose Cross, nor do they have a spiritual master dictating them doctrines.

House of the Sun. In the second letter of Peter we find the only reference to one in a thousand II Pet 3: Now tell me, gentlemen, which was the greater: The third is that truly royal way which through various pleasures and pageants of our King, affords you a joyful journey; but this so far has scarcely been allotted to one in a thousand. Nov 08, Ben rated it really liked it.


The image is that of Saturn cutting the life cord of those whose life is ruled by the ego. The Rosen,reutz path is never easy the thorn bushes. The Chemical Wedding of Rosenkteutz Rosenkreutz, often looked upon as the third Rosicrucian manifesto, has an entirely different tone from the other Rosicrucian documents. Then I fact-checked the existence of Andreae on Wikipedia, and realized that yeah, risenkreutz is actually a real Reformation-era text.

A lot of symbolism here.

The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

Olympus is the mountain where the Greek gods resided. For example, our hero, having entered a seven story tower, has strange encounters on each floor.

I don’t know, however, if it would be of value to anyone else. On the other hand: Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Books with missing cover Articles containing German-language text Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with LibriVox links.

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The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz is a mysterious manifesto of unknown authorship that surfaced in early ‘s Europe. So I took my servant with me, and dug her up again by night. Look carefully, feel, and see if it resonates with you. The spiral staircase can refer to the spinal column and the ascent of the kundalini.

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This can happen in different ways: It’s his annotated edition of a little alchemical fhristian, of a man Christian Rosencreutz invited to a strange royal wedding, and the trials and rewards as he goes through all the tests Also, the illustrations are really funny. He became a priest in Calw.

It’s hard for me to rate this. Nov 08, Chris Marcatili rated it really liked it Shelves: Yet, he’s deemed to be more worthy than the other freaks there and takes a boat to a big tower and witnesses some bird getting killed. It seemed like it might be interesting as a more approachable, slightly modernized version of document contemporary with alchemy as an actual science; and I think alchemy is neat.

It was on Easter-day that the Constitutions of the Freemasons of Strasburg was first signed in Regensburg, with a second signed shortly afterwards in Strasburg. The drawings on this page appeared as illustrations in The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, published by Lectorium Rosicrucianum, a Rosicrucian order founded by Jan van Rijckenborgh in Belgium now an international order.


Despite its importance as a key text of the Western esoteric traditions, this is the first ever contemporary English translation of The Chemical Wedding, made especially for this edition by Joscelyn Godwin. Not the exact version I got. And the author’s humor still works for at least this modern-day reader; I giggled throughout at the protagonist’s mastery of the humblebrag.

The story follows the Passover and the seven days of unleavened bread exactly. The pearl is the rosejkreutz for the Divine Self. Crowley’s annotations were very helpful, to point out the symbolism and context. It’s really stunning on the outside, but I also thought all the little details inside were perfect. 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.

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. Lots of good Rose-cross alchemy cbemical. Of which there are way too many. The Chemical Wedding is a chemical allegory first published in as the third Rosicrucian manifesto.

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. The text is a wild ride for someone like me rosenkrutz knew nothing about alchemy or Rosicrucians, but John Crowl Five stars for Theo’s roeenkreutz illustrations alone.