In the twenty-first century, The Chymical Wedding by Johann Valentin Andreae continues to be acknowledged as a literary gem, an exceptional story written in. The drawings on this page appeared as illustrations in The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, published by Lectorium Rosicrucianum, a Rosicrucian. Inspired by the third Rosicrucian manifesto, the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, published four hundred years ago, the anonymous author of this.
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The old man commanded us to lay them on a long table covered with white velevet and to cover them with white taffeta, which, because of their unspeakable beauty, it went hard with us to do.
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 christiian. Here she assigned us to the various ships, which then set sail in this order: But this was really one part of the lameness whereof I had dreamed.
She gave orders now for the mirrors to be covered, and, when the globe had cooled, for us to lift it down and cut it asunder. Meaning that CRC didn’t turn to the left or right. One after another, we all rose and did so.
I can read it ten times, like a child with its picture-book. The story begins on an evening near Easter. While this was cooling, rosnkreutz peeped through a crevice in the floor at our fellows, now busy on the storey below, where we saw them industriously blowing at furnaces, and making gold, imagining they were herein wonderfully preferred before us.
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 lion broke the chrostian, and the pieces sank into the fountain; then he reared till a snow-white dove came flying to him with an olive branch in her bill.
A handsome page then announced that the King, in recognition of our services, had elected each of us Knight of the Golden Stone, and required us to make these five vows: CRC has to pass through three gates and temples. 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.
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. The two serpents around the tree points to the kundalini rising up in the spine ida and pingala joined.
CRC on the Tower of Olympus: The tablet warned us that once we had entered upon any of these ways rosenkreytz could be no turning back, and that if we knew ourselves by the smallest fault to be unworthy, we should not venture further.
Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Books chymiccal missing cover Articles containing German-language text Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with LibriVox links. First English version appeared inby Ezechiel Foxcroftfollowed by translations into many languages throughout time. But rpsenkreutz I examined myself, as bidden by the letter, and contemplated my blindness in mysterious things, my ticklings of the flesh, my rearing of stately palaces in the air and other like carnal designs, I was so overwhelmed by my own unworthiness that I swung between hope and fear.
When he returned to consciousness it seemed as if the twelve streams of wisdom had been woven by him into an all-embracing wisdom. We laborators now sat alone for a quarter of an hour or so, till I, perceiving a trampling overhead, had an eye to my ladder. Still I outweighed them all, upon which one of the pages stood up, and cried out, exceeding loud: Then my page and I again retired to rest; and at last, being extremely weary, we both fell asleep.
Christisn September 21, Then an old man with ice-grey locks appeared at the edge of the opening, calling for silence. An important weddibg is that it’s the Bridegroom Bible that is offering these paths. When, with trembling, I myself stepped up, my companion, who already sat by in his velvet, looked friendly upon me, and the Virgin herself smiled a little. As the story proceeds it’s evident that CRC took the second path with the following words, yet I still proceeded with my compass, and would not budge one step from the Meridian Line.
By the fourth no man shall reach the place, because it is a consuming way, practicable only for incorruptible bodies. Of course, CRC passes.
The invitation to the royal wedding includes the Monas Hieroglyphica associated with John Dee. I roused my page; together we saw all the lights but one on each ship go out; the rosdnkreutz pass again across the lake; and the Virgin return to the Castle, leaving hundreds of watchmen chymicap along the shore, to keep guard through the night.
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CRC has a dream: Note that the divine lady has seven cobras around her, a clear reference to Kundalini and the seven chakras. I now joined my fellow-guests in our hall, where Cupid would needs have me show him my hand, where he still found a little drop of blood, at which chrjstian heartily laughed, and had the rest have a care of me, as I would shortly end my days. Note the Ouroboros serpent on the floor.
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 in the Tower. In the arches; the hermaphrodite: The spiritual world does reach down the cord to help those who truly want to work on themselves. One would prove this, another that; and commonly the most sorry idiots made the loudest noise. Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno The door opened of itself, and many thousands of lighted tapers entered, marching of themselves, and followed by a gliding gilded throne, on which sat the Virgin whose torch had lighted me to the Castle.
To me this seemed indeed a bloody Wedding, and I and others wept; but our Virgin bade us be of good courage, telling us: When the King sent his page for the keys, we were shown a costly clockwork regulated according to the course of the planets; and next a huge terrestrial globe, on which we found our native lands marked with little rings of gold; others doing likewise, we discovered that our company was drawn from all parts of the Earth.
And indeed, when we came up to this third conclave, we found the golden globe already suspended by a strong chain from the centre of the ceiling. When one incarnates he has chosen a particular path to follow.
The events of this story span seven days and are divided into seven chapters, each chapter relating a different day. Nevertheless his works are magnificent. Many occupied themselves in copying the paintings; but I, on whom the page of greatest power had been bestowed, was led with my companion into parts of the Castle usually kept private, the keys of these having been committed to my page.