The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, often looked upon as the third Rosicrucian manifesto, has an entirely different tone from the other Rosicrucian. Wanna save the world? Make art.. Portal. 7 Tracks. 46 Followers. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Chemical Marriage on your desktop or mobile device. Chemical wedding or marriage, sometimes called coniunctio, in alchemy is the joining of the male elements (fire and air that are represented by sulphur) with the .

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Immediately a white flag appeared upon the tower and a small gilded pinnace, containing an ancient man–the warden of the tower–with his white-clad guards came out to meet the ships.

These substances when they boiled passed out through marriwge in the sides of the kettle and, falling upon the bodies in the fountain below, dissolved them. 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 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. Following the encounter, Rosenkreutz has a dream in which he manages to escape from the bottom of a tower packed with chained people.

It is presumed that this Practice of obliterating the owners names was to prevent the early Rosicrucians and Hermetists from being discovered through the volumes composing their libraries. This very human quality, coupled with the more ethereal dimension of the Virgin is highly reminiscent of the Virgin Mary who, is understood as having been both a human woman and yet was also divine.

Chemical Wedding

Considering this dream to marrigae a good omen, C. But how can we know where the middle is without first knowing where the extremes are and is it actually possible to know them from a singular point of view? The blood of each was caught in a golden goblet, which was placed in the coffins with the body.

Laurel is usually seen as a symbol of victory, its evergreen leaves triumph over natures decay. Christian must take the place of the first porter at the first portal, where he must then spend his time judging for himself who is and who is not worthy of passing through to the Castle. Beside this were a burning candle, a celestial globe, a small striking-watch, a little crystal pipe from which ran a stream of clear blood-red liquor, and a skull with a white serpent crawling in and out of the orbits.

After beholding this strange ceremony, C. She guided and helped him from the very beginning. He was therefore turned over to the sixth group.


In Greek legend the white dove was a symbol of Aphrodite, Goddess of love, her Roman equivalent being Venus, but more of her later. Then amidst a great sound the door of the dining hall swung open and thousands of lighted tapers held by invisible hands entered. We have had delightful maidens, the Virgin in a compassionate, maternal and guiding capacity, and the Virgin in a more crone-like aspect.

In this respect, the Sun is certainly the source of all and could be likened to Kether. The few successful “artists,” including C. Upon hearing this, C. She thereupon returned to the seventh floor, presumably to mislead those assembled there by setting them to work upon the false ashes in the box. Regardless, there is a burial ceremony and the coffins are entombed in the ground under a stone slab. They are seen to change out of their splendid snow-white robes, into black ones.

The Chemical Wedding, came at a time when the equality of women left a lot to be desired. In reply the aged warden delivered to Cupid, who hovered about the royal pair, a small, curious-shaped casket. That night, Christian bears witness to the mysterious arrival of seven ships. But, all along we have lacked that powerful force which links them all and which leads to union on so many levels; the power of love.

The second path in the text is the path taught in John’s gospel, as CRC is told not to turn to the left or right on this path and John’s is the only account not to mention two men crucified to the right and to the left of Jesus while on the cross as thieves John The coffins were lowered into graves and great stones rolled over them. Those with wings flew at once through the opening, those with ropes had many difficulties, while C.

The walled city entered by C. When the heat had removed all the bird’s feathers it was taken out, but the fire continued until nothing remained in the bath save a sediment in the form of a blue stone.

Thus the parts of man–by the alchemists symbolized as planets and elements–when blended together according to a certain Divine formula result in the creation of two philosophic “babes” which, fed upon the blood of the alchemical bird, become rulers of the world. Probably no other volume in the history or literature created such a profound disturbance as this unpretentious little book. Here the shining Word has dissipated the shadows and a glorious universe has been formed. This is one of several reasons why this book is so amazing.

After setting off for the wedding, Christian soon comes to his first major hurdle; he must make a decision as to which of the perilous paths on offer he will take.


In Christian imagery seven rays can often be seen emanating from the image of the dove. I wish to focus on the feminine roles in this intricate and enigmatic story, without which Rosenkreutz could never have completed his spiritual journey. 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.

Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz – Wikipedia

The walls of the apartment were of glass, and mirrors were so arranged that the sun’s rays were concentrated upon the central globe, thus causing it to become very hot. The Virgin seems to have taken on the cloak of Hecate and in this funerary role, oversees the departure of the bodies of the three chemickap, ensuring that they are safely on their way.

The Chymical Wedding is often described as the third of the original manifestos of the mysterious “Fraternity of the Rose Cross” Rosicruciansalthough it is markedly different from the Fama Fraternitatis and Confessio Fraternitatis in style and in subject matter.

But although our small tapers did not leave us, yet soon after an hour’s time one of the aforementioned pages came in, and, bringing a great bundle of cords with him, first demanded of us whether we had concluded to stay there; when we had affirmed this with sighs, he bound each of us in a particular place, and so went away with our small tapers, and left us poor wretches in darkness.

Pausing for rest, his eye is drawn to a pure white dove. The one assigned to C. Handing a letter to C. It seems that the way into the castle can only be found through ones own reconnaissance and the illuminating help of this female divinity.

As the ships sailed across the lake and through a narrow channel into the open sea, they were attended by sirens, nymphs, and sea goddesses, who in honor of the wedding presented a great and beautiful pearl to the royal couple.

This is a familiar and age-old quandary; how do we know if love is real or not; if what we feel is really the hand of Venus or an illusion born from hope.

However, the words “Father of Lights” are curiously in the first paragraph.

The slaughtering and roasting of the Paschal lamb begins in the evening near Easteras does The Chymical Wedding.