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. The Chymical Wedding is an allegoric story divided into Seven Days, or Seven Journeys, and which tells us how Christian Rosenkreuz was invited to go to a.

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The spiral staircase can refer to the spinal column and the ascent of the kundalini. We carried ourselves as if it seemed strange to us, too.

The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz: A Pictoral Key.

CRC has to pass through three gates and temples. Yourself examine first with care; Let him who weighs too light beware; No guest this Wedding can endure Who keeps not watch and is not pure.

Who was, who is, Christian Rosenkreutz? CRC has to choose which of the four paths to follow, but the signs also say that the path one has to follow is destined. I was mightily terrified when he lit a torch from a small, ever-burning taper, and asked how he durst do this. The slaughtering and roasting weddkng the Paschal lamb begins in the evening near Easteras does The Chymical Wedding.

The events of this story span seven days and cgristian divided into seven chapters, each chapter relating a different day. The skull points to the death of the eosenkreutz that he has to let go, and to the transformation that is going to take place. When we reached the first Portal, the Guardian in his sky-blue habit awaited us, a supplication in his hand; this he delivered to me, begging me to use my good offices in lying it before the King.

In each condition, one, at most two, but mostly none, passed the test; those who did so were, like the Emperor, honoured with a red velvet gown, a laurel bough, and a seat on the steps of the Virgin’s throne. Seven years previously, I had learned in a vision weddjng one day I would be invited to a Royal Wedding; and when I now calculated the positions of the planets, I found that this was indeed the appointed time.


The lights along the path were already being extinguished, and I was thankful to have the Virgin’s torch to weeding me through the darkness.

The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

This anonymous text appeared in in Strasbourg, Germany as the third pamphlet of an order called Fraternity of the Rose Cross. When the meal was over, and a golden chalice sent by the Bridegroom had gone round, we new Knights of the Golden Fleece, seated on the steps of the Virgin’s throne, were carried into the garden, to see those who had failed receive judgement.

At the gate of the Tower, we were led a little aside while the six coffins and the little shrine were brought in without chymiczl but myself noticing. The sea was so calm that it was a singular rosenmreutz to sail; but that which surpassed all was the old man’s discourse, who so well knew how to pass away our time with wonderful histories that I could have been content to sail with him all my life long. Its anonymous authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae.

I imagined you would have made yourself very snug! He then withdrew, taking with him the fruits of our yesterday’s labours, and locking the door behind him, so that we imagined we had been imprisoned wdeding the Tower.

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dhymical Mine alone looked out over the lake. Seeing me among them, she laughed and exclaimed: They teach a path of transfiguration crhistian lead humans back to their divine origin.

Watching the execution of these sentences, I felt my eyes run over, till at last the garden, which had been so full, was emptied, and a silence fell upon it.

He was just over eighty years of age when the experience came to him which is recounted in “The Chymical Wedding”; at the age of he died. Presently we sailed on, and after some hours came within sight of the Tower of Olympus. Then we were taken into its underground laboratory, to wash herbs, crush precious stones and extract juices and essences, our Virgin being so busy with us, and so full of directions, that she knew not how to give us rosenkruetz enough.


Opening a copper door in the pavement, my page now led me down another exceeding dark staircase to an even deeper chamber.

Of course, CRC passes. She was attended by two hundred knights in armour, with surcoats of red and white; some of these she directed to unbind us, and to place us where we could see well what was to follow. Next the two sleepers were neatly laid by each other in a travelling bed, where they continued to sleep behind drawn curtains. But during the night I chymicxl that I stood on a high mountain, overlooking a great valley, in which a multitude of men were suspended, some high, some low, by ropes looped round their necks.

It was now announced that after supper each of us could crave some boon of the King.

Howbeit, he yielded not one drop of blood till he was opened on the breast, and then the blood spun out so fresh and clear as if it had been a fountain of rubies. Here for several hours we stayed, seeing treasures none of the others were permitted to see, such as the Royal Sepulchre, with its glorious Chymicsl, and a most noble Library.

Vhymical old King was led to the low black seat, and there solemnly and reverently beheaded. The Seven Ships at the Lake: By nightfall these tasks were completed; a little broth and a little wine were distributed, and mattresses were laid on the laboratory floor.

At supper the Virgin brought us again to our former companions, where we were to carry ourselves as if we had truly been in a lamentable condition. Their laurel boughs they stuck into holes all round rosejkreutz fountain, so that the spray falling on them dropped into the vessel coloured a deeper yellow.

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