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 invitation to the royal wedding includes the Monas Hieroglyphica associated with John Dee. Then I fact-checked the existence of Andreae on Wikipedia, and realized that yeah, this is actually a real Reformation-era text.

About Johann Valentin Andreae. This edition has a marvelous commentary by Weding McLean. I get the gist of this, I think, but on the whole it didn’t feel like science fiction, but rather overwhelmingly like a fantastical fable.

Presumably the humor was there all along, but Crowley draws it out with style and annotation, and the illustrations nail it down with the subtlety of a political cartoon. As he goes up to the fourth floor there’s a footnote saying we should by now have noticed that he’s wddding up level by level.

The modern additions to this work are also underwhelming: And that’s okay, but it makes it awfully hard to rank i It’s hard for me to rate this. I haven’t read enough in this area to feel confident about giving a five-star rating, so four it is! It doesn’t resolve and it only gets weirder. Its anonymous authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae.


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.

It is like a seal that shows the intentions of the spiritual seeker, but also grants you safe passage in the spiritual realms. That is usually how it starts. Funny to think it’s inspired centuries of conspiratorial Rosicrucian theories as mentioned repeatedly in Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum, which by curious coincidence I read mere weeks ago.

Or none of those things. The story then cjemical, Whereupon I wdding drew out my bread and cut a slice of it.

As the story proceeds it’s evident that CRC took the second path with the following words, yet I still rosenkreugz with my compass, and would not budge one step from the Meridian Line. It’s easy to see why it puzzles and intrigues people who want to interpret and reinterpret and create very convoluted explanations for everything, and read it all as allegorical.

But this didn’t work for me, at all.

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Nov 08, Ben rated it really liked it. And absurd and self-aware tale that lets the allegory get so plump and shambling that it reveals itself as parody. They look down on CRC in his simple clothing. The events of this story span seven days and are divided into seven chapters, each chapter relating a different day. The following is a pictorial key to the spiritual journey.


As this text was originally written in German, the English reader is left to choose between one of two translations.

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The seven ships carry away the decapitated bodies of the three royal couples. A mermaid offers a pearl as a gift for the Wedding. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It’s hard for me weddng rate this.

Kind of compelling, but does feel its age.

He became a priest in Calw. He affirmed it with tears and lamentations.

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Generally speaking I love a good historical and esoteric spin on life and spirituality. Each drawing rewards any extra attention the viewer pays, with layers of meaning and witty details.

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