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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The Chemical Marriage

Rising at daybreak and entreating his page to show him other treasures of the palace, C. The alchemical wedding may prove to be the key to the riddle of Baconian Rosicrucianism.

Andreae must have been accused of having written the FameConfessionand Chemical Marriagefor he prepared elaborate denials and wrote of the whole matter as a hoax or fo chimera of no substance or importance. To Virgo Lucifera was given the heaviest weight, which was hung in the Queen’s chamber during the singing of a hymn. Crowley’s annotations were very helpful, to point out the symbolism and context. An aged woman called the “Ancient Matron” wrote in a golden yellow book the names of those drawn forth, and each of the redeemed was given for remembrance a piece of gold bearing the symbol of the sun and the letters D L S.

In the arches; the hermaphrodite: It is like a seal that shows the intentions of the spiritual seeker, but also grants you safe passage in the spiritual realms.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Later the sun’s rays were deflected and the globe permitted to cool, after which it was cut open with a diamond, rosenkreutx a beautiful white egg. Immediately following its publication the purpose for which the volume was intended became the subject of popular speculation.


Intelligence and Love are the two great ethical luminaries of the world and correspond to enlightened spirit and regenerated body. By the fourth no man shall reach the place, because it is a consuming way, practicable only for incorruptible bodies. The light globe to the right is the Deity who is revealed out of the darkness. Then I silently took her home with me and, after warming her frozen body with a bath of precious herbs, committed her to the care of my mother until she gave birth to a fine son, whom I cared for as lovingly as I had the mother.

The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

The second is longer, and takes you circuitously; it is plain and easy, if by the help of the Magnet you turn neither to wdeding nor right. The guests ascended with ropes, ladders, and wings to the fifth floor, where a bath colored with fine white powder had been prepared chekical the bird, which enjoyed bathing in it until the lamps placed beneath the bath caused the water to become uncomfortably warm.

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. He was the author of numerous works, particularly distinguished for their pedagogical style. 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. The skull points to the death of the old that he has to let go, and to the transformation that is going to take place.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Three Royal Couples: Led by his page, C. These they donned and the King in his own person most graciously returned thanks to C.

The John Crowley edition is beautifully designed with illustrations. The Beginning of the Journey: The Image of Nebucadnezar: The image is that rosenkreurz Saturn cutting the life cord of those whose life is ruled by the ego. Society, they maintained, was a threefold structure and had its analogy in the triune constitution of man, for as man consists of spirit, mind, and body, so society is made up of the church, the state, and the populace.

For example, our hero, having entered a seven story tower, has strange encounters on each floor. All sought to grasp the rope and chrostian were pulled away from it by others. I don’t know, however, if it would be of value to anyone else.

It was later translated into English as “a pleasant work” by Fosenkreutz. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Theo Fadel’s illustrations were spot on.