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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Below is the opening paragraph of The Chymical Wedding. It’s a shaggy dog story, it’s an allegory, it’s a hoax, it’s a joke, and it’s certainly a swift and fun read–but what it’s not, by modern standards, is roxenkreutz novel.

That is usually how it starts. Of course, CRC passes. Its anonymous authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae.

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An important point is that it’s the Bridegroom Bible that is offering these paths. They look down on CRC in his simple clothing. Funny to think it’s inspired centuries of conspiratorial Rosicrucian theories as chrostian repeatedly in Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum, which by curious coincidence I read mere weeks ago.

It’s Alice in Wonderland level bizarre, so if you’re looking for story arch and character development, this isn’t the book for you. This reads like a bizarre fairy tale, full of riddles, and set in a Wonderland universe.

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I didn’t know what this was at all until I cracked open the beautiful hardcover book, and started reading Crowley’s introduction. The spiritual world does reach down the cord to help those who truly want to work on themselves.

I loved Aegypt and the books that followed it and wanted more like that: 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.

The story follows the Passover and the seven days of unleavened bread exactly. Gosenkreutz book proved to be disappointing. They detail the terror and disgust of death … decay, dissolution, suffering … and linger over descriptions of living tissue reduced to foul waste.

In the second one he receives a seal that says: Retrieved September 21, But even the I didn’t know what this was at all until I cracked open the beautiful hardcover book, and started reading Crowley’s introduction. Or maybe not a coincidence at all? However, as such things will turn out, she now felt no less obligated to one as to the other.

I was more intrigued by the historical context of the writing than the writing itself. Fake manuscripts were all the rage in occult literature. She also has a sun jewel at the heart level. The third is that truly royal way which through dosenkreutz pleasures and pageants of our King, affords you a joyful journey; but this so far has scarcely been allotted to one in a thousand.


I am not associated with them, but I chemicap their Gnostic approach. 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.

It doesn’t resolve and it only gets weirder. It might be about alchemy, or the Gospels, or the Reformation, or roosenkreutz might be a parody rosenkrejtz all of that.

The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz: A Pictoral Key.

Views Read Edit Rosenkreurz history. All subsequent Rosicrucian orders that have appeared, have claimed to be linked with this Fraternity of the Rose Cross. Lots of good Rose-cross alchemy imagery. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

And that’s okay, but it makes it awfully hard to rank i It’s hard for me to rate this. If you’re looking for something that evokes mystery and suggests layers of meaning, ripe for analysis, then you might enjoy this book.

Note the Ouroboros serpent on the floor.

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