Inspired by the third Rosicrucian manifesto, the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, published four hundred years ago, the anonymous author of this. Chymical Wedding – First Day. This version was edited, from the Foxcroft English edition of , into modern English by Adam McLean and Deirdre Green, and. In a dazzling weave of story and character, The Chymical Wedding tells two parallel and interconnected tales–one set in the late ‘s, one in the ‘s, both.
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The Chymical Wedding
The King replied that the porter was a famous astrologer who was forced to keep the gate as a punishment for the crime of having gazed upon Lady Venus reposing upon her couch. Night drawing near, the wanderer hastened on to a second gate, guarded by a lion, and to which was affixed a tablet with the weddibg Date et dabitur voliswhere he presented a letter given him by the first gatekeeper.
Its anonymous authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae.
Virgo Lucifera then presented a magnificent goblet to the guests, stating that the King had requested all to share its contents, Following this, C. The white-and-gold-robed Virgin then rose and announced that to prevent the admission of unworthy persons to the mystical wedding a set of scales would be erected the following day upon which each guest would be weighed to determine his integrity.
However, although I have tried to read it about four or five times, I have never been able to finish it.
Considering this dream to be a good omen, C. In the second one he receives a seal that says: That we can become broken is a reality chymicwl of us faces, that we are each of us fallible and breakable. Nothing is known about the author or about the order itself. If the poor human race Were not so arrogant It would have been given much good From my mother’s heritage, But because the human race will not take heed It lies in such straits And must be held in prison.
Having said all that, the Vict I read this several years ago and remembered enjoying it so i thought I’d give it another go. Upon hearing this, C. Sep 18, Nathan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: When the day’s work was finished, each was assigned a mattress on the stone floor.
But the writing is gorgeously involved and sensuous. If you have problems understanding these alchemical texts, Adam McLean now provides a study course entitled How to read alchemical texts: Virgo Lucifera told C.
Weeding, it was a worthwhile investment. Whether you are in the slightest knowledgable about alchemy or the Hermetic tradition, you’ll soon pick plenty up on your journey through this work, and journey it is.
Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz – Wikipedia
The alchemical wedding may prove to be the key to the riddle of Baconian Rosicrucianism. The coffins were lowered into graves and great stones rolled over them. A beautiful virgin called Virgo Lucifera was extinguishing the castle lights as C.
Having remounted her high throne, Virgo Lucifera ordered wdding ceremony to begin. Worthy of notice also is the care with which owners’ names have been effaced from early books pertaining to alchemy and Hermeticism.
Virgo Lucifera set the “artists” to work so arduously that they felt they were mere drudges.
The Chemical Marriage
For the cords were so wonderfully made that none could cut them, much less get them off his feet. Aug 29, Laura rated it liked it. Entering the gate, the group weddkng led to the bottom of the central tower, which contained an excellent laboratory where the guests were fain to beat and wash plants, precious stones, and all sorts of things, extract their juice and essence, and put these latter into glasses.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Thus he travels now in the Divine Light of the Sun. Five stars and then some. Another reason for my lack of sympathy was the chymival that the characters are always stopping to lecture one another about things they ought to know already, e. For this thou wast born And chosen of God for joy Thou mayest go to the mountain Whereon three temples stand, And see there this affair.
Therefore in honour of the feast Which we shall hold today, That her grace may be multiplied A good work will xhymical do: Now as soon as I espied this sign I was the more comforted, chhmical not being ignorant that such a seal was little acceptable, and much less useful, to the Devil.
Whereupon I tenderly opened the letter, weeding within it, in an azure field, in golden letters, found the following verses written. Weary and perplexed, C. The presence in the German text of The Chemical Marriage of some words in English indicates its author to have been conversant also with that language.