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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Unlike the Rosicrucian manifestoes, which address the transformation of society, The Chemical Wedding is concerned with the inner transformation of the soul. By us the Bridegroom offers you a choice rosen,reutz four ways, all of which, if you do not sink down in the way, can bring you to his royal court. Andreae, the man from the ‘s who said he wrote it, eventually admitted it was just a big joke–though a lot of people refused to believe him. And that’s okay, but it makes it awfully hard to rank i It’s chgistian for me to rate this.

Again symbols of the transformation that took place. I’m glad I read it because it is a classic book from the medieval alchemical genre and one of those books that rosenkreuttz people should know.

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I backed Small Beer Press’s Kickstarter and got the absolutely gorgeous hardcover edition. The two serpents around the tree points to the kundalini rising up in the spine ida and pingala joined. He yearns for knowledge. Give and you shall be given.

This page was last edited on 22 Februaryat Then the alchemist distills any remaining liquid, burns the solid material to ash, recombines this into a paste, stuffs it into a human mold, cooks it some more, and – werding Retrieved from ” https: Inhe became preacher at the court and councillor of the consistory Konsistorialrat in Stuttgart, where he advocated a fundamental church reform.


The story follows the Passover and the seven days of unleavened bread exactly.

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Not enough Crowley for my taste. In the second one he receives a seal that says: However, the words “Father of Lights” are curiously in the first paragraph. It is a deeply interior work, one which asks the reader to step into its world of symbols and walk with Christian Rosenkreutz along his path of transformation.

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.

One can interpret the three temples as awareness of body, soul and spirit, an awareness necessary to integrate all three in one.

In the second letter of Peter we find the only reference to one in a thousand II Pet 3: Lots of good Rose-cross alchemy imagery. This would seem to indicate that CRC was Jewish. The book proved to be disappointing. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. McLean’s commentary which comprises nearly half the 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.

The spiral staircase can refer to the spinal column and the ascent of the kundalini. Here he reformed the school and social institutions, and established institutions for charity and other aids.

The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

OK look, I picked up this book because so many reviews talk about its intricate complexity and great worth on a personal level. First English version appeared inby Ezechiel Foxcroftfollowed by translations into many languages throughout time. It might be about alchemy, or the Gospels, or the Reformation, or it might be a parody of all of that. They look down on CRC in his simple clothing.


The Beginning of the Journey: Thus he travels now in the Divine Light of the Sun. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The story begins on an evening near Easter. The slaughtering and roasting of the Paschal lamb begins in the evening near Easteras does The Chymical Wedding.

Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

It is an allegoric romance story divided into Seven Days, or Seven Journeys, like Genesisand recounts how Christian Rosenkreuz was invited to go to a wonderful castle full of miracles, in order to assist the Chymical Wedding of the king and the queen, that is, the husband and the bride.

Note about this edition: I’ve never read the previous translations, but the chatty, simple tone of the writing suggests to me this guy went a little overboard in making it “readable” to current readers. It may of been a sensations back in the middle ages. Johfra here depicts him as falling apart. This is the spiritual call.

I didn’t know what this was at all until I cracked open the beautiful hardcover book, and started reading Crowley’s introduction. The third path would be the general letters of Peter, James, Jude, and John. The John Crowley edition is beautifully designed with illustrations.