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 once a snow-white dove fluttered down from the branches above, betaking herself to me very familiarly, and I willingly shared my slice of bread with her. All now stood round the fountain while our Virgin took from the little shrine the Moor’s head, wrapped in taffeta, and placed it in a vessel, into which were then poured the essences and tinctures prepared yesterday.

See Note 2 Rudolf Steiner has told us that in the middle of the thirteenth century a child was born who had a very special destiny. It shouldn’t go unnoticed that, after reading this tablet, CRC cuts the bread.

It is, in fact, one of the first documents to represent the modern stream of Rosicrucianism. They teach a path of transfiguration to lead humans back to their divine origin. This was damming evidence, of the family crest of Johann Valentin Andreae was a St.

Our Virgin, running in with her cypress box of the Bird’s ashes, also joined in the laughter; and we four were set to work under the direction of the old Warden, moistening the ashes to a dough with prepared water, heating this paste, then casting it into two little moulds.

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Mine alone looked out over the lake. In my sleep I found myself in a dark dungeon, fettered, with a multitude of companions all struggling with their chains and swarming like bees over each other. Johfra here depicts him as falling apart. One after another, we all rose and did so. He had gathered from these centres the essence of their teaching and now grasped intellectually the radiant wisdom that had suffused his feeling-life in the previous century.

Chrisrian that the divine lady has seven cobras around her, a clear reference to Kundalini and the seven chakras. Now a little bell began to ring; and the two pages, returning, lighted me through many doors and up winding stairs to a spacious hall, where there was a great multitude of guests — emperors, kings, princes, lords, noble and ignoble, rich and poor, all sorts of people, including some I knew well, and as yet had never any reason to esteem; these, when I enquired of them as to their route, I found had mostly been forced to clamber over the rocks.


It would have been fitting for one of us to have spoken somewhat on such an occasion; but, seeing we were all troubled with a falling of weddnig uvula, old Atlas, the Court Astrologer, stepped forward and welcomed us on the King’s behalf. The King accordingly sent to invite his to join us; and as we all sat at table he made his strict survey. I could not sleep, but walked for a while in the garden, where, coming to stone steps leading to the top of the wall, I mounted them, to contemplate the calm, moonlit sea and the starry sky.

Then an old man with ice-grey locks appeared at the edge of the opening, calling for silence.

The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

So we went forth to the sea, where our ships lay richly equipped. The images are drawings from Johfra Bosschart, a Dutch modern artist These we laid on two little satin cushions, and beheld them till we were almost besotted upon so exquisite an object.

The merry comedy opened with an ancient King sitting upon his throne; a little chest found floating on the sea was brought to him. The third is a third part of the fifth, which, added to the sixth, will produce a number whose sum will exceed the third itself by just the first, and which is half of the fourth.

And now that the virgin who had brought me my invitation, and whom I had hitherto never since seen, stepped forward and, giving one blast upon her trumpet, declared sentence on those guests who had been weighed and found wanting. In the final chapter—the seventh day—CRC is knighted; the year is He does not acknowledge the other works, but a word looking for an author has fastened all of them upon him.


Let him who will, wash. A mermaid offers a pearl as a gift for the Wedding.

By ten in the forenoon we had all been weighed. The spiritual world does reach down the cord to help those who truly want to work on themselves. This anonymous text appeared in in Strasbourg, Germany as the third pamphlet of an order called Fraternity of the Rose Cross.

The tables were removed, and six covered coffins placed in the centre of the hall, around a low black seat. 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.

But how the Emperor whom I had released behaved towards me I cannot relate for fear of slander. Here she assigned us to the xhristian ships, which then set sail in this order: For two hours christjan fountain played, and the distillations dripped into the oval casket till the bodies it contained were quite dissolved.

Hereupon the good man was pronounced free, and I imagined no other than that I must finish my life under the gate. Though the scales had been removed from the hall, the weights were still standing on their little table. It is exceedingly improbable that chmical boy of sixteen could have produced any of the Rosicrucian manifestoes unless under the diretion of another person or persons.

Of him Rudolf Steiner says: We then retired to handsome bed-chambers; and I, being weary with continual labour, had good rest, continuing in one dream from eleven of the clock till eight the next morning.

It is related to The Rosicrucian Fellowship but not formally affiliated with it. The story begins on an evening near Easter.

One can interpret the three temples as awareness of body, soul and spirit, an awareness necessary to integrate all three in one.

Inside I found this verse written, in golden letters on an azure ground: