The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, often looked upon as the third Rosicrucian manifesto, has an entirely different tone from the other Rosicrucian. Wanna save the world? Make art.. Portal. 7 Tracks. 46 Followers. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Chemical Marriage on your desktop or mobile device. Chemical wedding or marriage, sometimes called coniunctio, in alchemy is the joining of the male elements (fire and air that are represented by sulphur) with the .
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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.
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.
He has admirably and chsmickal trodden the path of service and is rewarded by the opportunity to continue serving others; he is an adept, a priest.
There is some resemblance between this alchemical romance and passages in the Bible such as:. Then some first began to perceive the imminent danger, and I myself could not refrain from tears.
Secret Teachings of All Ages: The Chemical Marriage
The second path in the text is the path taught in John’s gospel, as CRC is told not to turn to the left or right on this path and John’s is the only account not to mention two men crucified to the right and to the left of Jesus while on the cross as thieves John At supper the various guests propounded enigmas and C. At each feeding its feathers changed color; from black they turned to white and at last they became varicolored, the disposition of the marrjage improving the while.
Carrying this with her, Virgo Lucifera departed. The Duchess told Chemikal. These are all powerful female archetypes through which Christian has enjoyed a special and privileged experience, one which seemed to place him slightly ahead of all of the other men who also successfully passed the soul-weighing test.
At length, after resorting to prayer, he sought sleep. Intelligence and Love are the two great ethical luminaries of the world and correspond to enlightened marriabe and regenerated body.
Handing a letter to C. Pausing for rest, his eye is drawn to a pure white dove. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. The dark half-circle is the nocturnal hemisphere ruled over by Dionysius Dionysoswhose figure is faintly visible in the gloom. As if to reinforce this polar dance, the seven men including Christian, are joined by seven maidens, each one different and each one, like the phases of the moon, exhibiting an individual personality.
The aged warden then locked the “artists” in the lower room of the tower, but in a short time a round hole was uncovered in the ceiling and Virgo Lucifera invited all to ascend. Nigredo Albedo Citrinitas Rubedo. In reply the aged warden delivered to Cupid, who hovered about the royal pair, a small, curious-shaped casket.
Alchimia – The Divine Feminine of The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz
In the first instance, the entire book is set over a period of seven days, echoing the seven days of Creation. Man becomes master of the seven spheres only when he transmutes the impulses received from them. Retrieved from ” https: This dream, like the winged messenger, seems to be divinely inspired and hints at the opportunity that is about to present itself to Christian; one that is tied in with his mysterious wedding invitation.
On the way they encounter sirens, nymphs and sea-goddesses who entreat them to stay and listen to them sing. Its anonymous authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae. The route is defined by lanterns that a maiden, dressed in the blue colour of expansive Jupiter, has been lighting. A page cried out: The royal persons then drank from the little crystal fountain, the others afterwards doing likewise. He was also privy to being personally guided to the castle by the light of the maiden in blue.
This is one of several reasons why this book is so amazing. The funeral commences and Christian is the only person besides the Virgin who knows that the coffins must be empty for he had witnessed their departure the evening before. The rich and poor alike stood upon the scales, but only a few passed the test successfully. In Christian imagery seven rays can often be seen emanating from the image of the dove. The coffins were lowered into graves and great stones rolled over them.
After their presentations, the guests retired down the winding stairs to the great hall. On day three, the Virgin is wearing a red dress with a white belt and donned with a laurel chaplet on her head. Christian is not sure if she is real or not. The first to step on the scales was an emperor so virtuous that the balances did not tip until six weights had been placed upon the opposite end. The Duchess then asked each of the virgins to pick up one of the seven weights which still remained in the great room.
As they entered the lake, many ships met them and the King and Queen, together with their lords, ladies, and virgins, rode forth on a golden barge to greet the returning guests.
The various floors of the Tower of Olympus represent the orbits of the planets.
They are seen to change out of their splendid snow-white robes, into black ones. The next morning the aged warden of the tower, after examining the work performed by the wedding guests in the laboratory and finding it satisfactory, caused ladders, ropes, and large wings to be brought forth, and addressed the assembled “artists” thus: Written like a fairy-tale, it fires the imagination and ignites the soul. Its body was burned to ashes, which were placed in a box of cypress wood.
In one hand she held a trumpet and in the other a bundle of letters in every language. Arriving safely at the first portal he presents his wedding invitation to the first porter who allows him to pass marrixge and on to the path leading to the second portal. They are led to waiting ships which take them on a sea journey. In this respect, the Sun is certainly the source of all and could be likened to Kether. She intimated to C. Immediately a white flag appeared upon the tower and a small gilded pinnace, containing an ancient man–the warden of the tower–with his white-clad guards came out to meet chemicmal ships.
No author was named in the book, other than Christian Rosenkreutz henceforth CRCbut Johannes Valentinus Andreae marriwge claimed to be the author, in his autobiography.