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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At this supper the old lord was cchymical us; I learned most by this old lord, and if men would but take notice of his procedure, things would not so often and untowardly miscarry.
It is therefore wedcing accordance with the spiritual demands rosenkrutz this point of time that “The Chymical Wedding” again begins to attract notice and that its beautiful sequences of imaginative piectures again begin to speak to our hearts and understanding. Next the two sleepers were neatly laid by each other in a travelling bed, where they continued to sleep behind drawn curtains. Then the poor Bird himself submissively laid down his neck upon the book, and willingly suffered his head to be smitten off by one of us, thereto chosen by lot.
The story begins on an evening near Easter.
Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz – Wikipedia
Then certain curious chairs were placed in a circle, in which we, toggether with the King and Queen, both their old men, and the ladies and virgins, were to sit. In it he found the infant princess of a neighbouring kingdom, who had been stolen by the Moors. As soon as our Virgin was satisfied that the shell had sufficiently hardened, she carried the egg from the room, locking the door behind her. We were now, with due ceremony, installed Knights, and conducted in procession to a little chapel, where I hung up my golden fleece and my hat.
This could equally be said of “The Chymical Wedding. The first is short but dangerous, and one which will lead you into rocky places, through which it will scarcely be possible to pass.
Our flags were the twelve celestial signs, and we sat in Libra. The child was very carefully trained by them, and taught their twelve-fold wisdom.
Hugely terrified, I turned to look; and there Dhristian beheld a fair and glorious lady, in garments of rosenkeeutz, bespangled with golden stars, and with large and beautiful wings, full of eyes, wherewith she could mount aloft and fly swifter than any eagle. They teach a path of transfiguration to lead humans back to their divine origin.
The skull points to the death of the old that he has to let go, and to the weddinf that is going to take place. When one chyimcal that he could see these invisible servitors, one of them reached him so handsome a cuff upon his lying muzzle that not only he, but many who were by him, became as mute as mice. The candle light under the table is the divine light hidden in oneself.
Those who were proved imposters, and had never been invited, were to forfeit their lives to sword or halter. Here I was much moved to observe cbristian conjunction of the planets such as is seldom seen. This scene joyed me at the heart, till, in my highest fit of jollity, I waked. 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.
At the gate of the Tower, we were led a little aside while the six coffins and the little shrine were chrisstian in without anyone but myself noticing. The quest for the author or authors of the Rosicrucian manifestoes at last centered around one man, Johan Valentin Andreaewho is still accepted as the most probable source of these works, although the available proof is in no way conclusive. From among roaenkreutz she chose a small one and laid it reverently on the table.
The spiritual seeker is weddding polarized in male or female anymore; he is truly androgyn. When we had washed our heads and hands in the fountain, we each received from the Virgin a richly rosenkrektz and learned page, able aptly to discourse on all subjects, by whom we were conducted back into the Castle, and shown its paintings, treasures, and antiquities.
But those with ropes had to wait until these had been suspended for them from iron hooks, and even then the ascent was not compassed without blisters. Then, just before midnight, I saw the seven flames appear again far across the sea, and pf over it to the island, coming to rest above the spire of the central tower. There the matter must rest, however, and the first cycle of Rosicrucianism literature comes to a close.
Along each of the funnels thus made, I saw a bright stream of flame shoot down from the aperture in the roof, and enter the sleeping image, which immediately twinkled its eyes though scarcely stirring. After chymicsl disputation, this was at last done with a diamond; and when the two halves fell apart, a great snow-white egg was disclosed, so beautiful that we stood around it as jocund as if we ourselves had laid it.
The company then went in procession up to seven chapels, in the first of which our Virgin hung up the Duchess’s weight, while in each of the others one of the other virgins hung up hers; in all the chapels, led by the Duchess, we sang a hymn together and prayed that the Royal Wedding might be blessed.
When he returned to consciousness it seemed as if the twelve streams of wisdom had been woven by him into an all-embracing wisdom. Yet can I not let it pass unrevenged that you were so near stumbling upon my dear mother. The winged sort were able to do so instantly. The audience over, the musicians played us down the winding stairs again to our own hall, where, our mirth falling into our feet, virgins and lords struck up a civil dance together; after which we attended their Majesties through many stately walks to the House of the Sun, to see a merry comedy, the Duchess leading, carrying a small pearl crucifix, her six virgins carrying the sacred objects from the altar, and Atlas bringing up the rear.
In Cabala it is said that at the Crown the top Sephira of the Tree of Lifethe divine is witnessed as a Maelstrom, what can be a terrific sight. Christian Rosenkreutz, the Founder of the Rosicrucian Movement, is in our time the Keeper of the Gate, the spiritual leader of this modern age.
Its autor, Johan Valentine Andreae, writes both an initiation narrative and an account of striving to know the nature and activity of those forces that work behind external happenings. Those who had hung near the earth fell gently; those who had hung high had a most shameful fall. 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.
CRC is on the top of the tower, that is, he is at the level of the crown chakra. CRC is in an assembly room with others who are spiritually called, but who haven’t let go of their egoistic tendencies. To abominate all whoredom, and not defile our Order with such vices.
Here the Virgin led us by winding stairs into a gallery. Suddenly we heard strains of such delicate music that the babel was hushed and no one spoke one word for the space of half an hour. The Seven Ships at the Lake: The fifth and seventh are equal.
CRC has to pass through three gates and temples. At these dire warnings, I sank down beneath the tree in great perturbation of spirit. Smiling at my curiosity, she replied in another riddle: Note the Ouroboros serpent on the floor. That is usually how it starts.