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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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Before cyemickal the palace, each of the rejected guests was given a draught of forgetfulness. This very human quality, coupled with the more ethereal dimension of chemicial Virgin is highly reminiscent of the Virgin Mary who, is understood as having been both a human woman and yet was also divine.

By us the Bridegroom offers you a choice between four ways, all of which, if you do not sink down in the way, can bring you to his royal court. He was chemicksl turned over to the sixth group. This was called the “Draught of Silence. The unsuccessful candidates remain unadorned, become prisoners, and are assigned to a group dependant upon which weight virtuecaused them to fail the test.

When the day’s work was finished, each was assigned a mattress on the stone floor. They are met by the Virgin who brings with her the six coffins containing the three beheaded couples, and the chest which contains the body of the executioner. The powerful women in the story, of which there are several, are complex and come richly cloaked in symbolic and alchemical meaning, not relegated to some subservient role, which was the fate of many women back then. When the ships reached shore, the Virgo Lucifera met them and on each of six of the vessels was placed a covered coffin.

By the fourth no mxrriage shall reach the place, because it is a consuming way, practicable only for incorruptible bodies. Remaining here for some time, about midnight he beheld seven flames which, passing over the sea towards him, gathered themselves on the top of the spire of the central tower.

It was on Easter-day that the Constitutions of the Freemasons of Strasburg was first signed in Regensburg, with a second signed shortly afterwards in Strasburg. This manifesto has been a source of inspiration for poets, alchemists the word “chymical” is an old form of “chemical” and refers to alchemy—for which the ‘Sacred Marriage’ was the goal [2] and dreamers, through the force of its initiation ritual with processions of tests, purifications, death, resurrection, and ascension and also by its symbolism found since the beginning with the invitation to Rosenkreutz to assist this Royal Wedding.


He knows nothing, but yet is wise. The bigotry of the church, the tyranny of the state, and the fury of the mob are the three murderous agencies of society which seek to destroy Truth as recounted in the Masonic legend of Hiram Abiff. She intimated to C.

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In view of the consistent manner in which the chemiickal disappeared, it is possible that the diagram was purposely removed because it revealed too plainly the Rosicrucian arcana. The elect then returned to the castle, where to chdmickal was assigned a learned page, who conducted them through the various parts of the edifice.

They were then duly installed as Knights, which ceremony was ratified in a little chapel where C. Weary and perplexed, C. Its body was burned to ashes, which were placed in a box of cypress wood.

But, all along we have lacked that powerful force which links them all and which leads to union on so many levels; the power of love. The executioner is the mind, the higher part of which–symbolized by the head–is necessary to the achievement of the philosophical labor.

Having remounted her high throne, Virgo Lucifera ordered the ceremony to begin. The dove is also often seen as a symbol for the feminine Holy Spirit.

He was then conducted by pages to a small chamber where the “ice-grey locks” were cut from the crown of his head by invisible barbers, after which he was ushered into a spacious hall where a goodly number of kings, princes, and commoners were assembled. Thus the parts of man–by the alchemists symbolized as planets and elements–when blended together according to a certain Divine formula result in the creation of two philosophic “babes” which, fed upon the blood of the alchemical bird, become rulers of the world.

The “inquisition” being finished, one of the captains begged Virgo Lucifera to permit the nine men who had declared themselves unworthy also to be weighed, and this caused C.

Adam Mclean and John Courtis, both of whom have written their own commentaries on The Chemical Wedding suggest that this Queen is yet another aspect of the Virgin. Mmarriage two facts are often seen as complementary to the wise Sophia, the bride of Christ.

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Elias Ashmole’s plate shows the analogies between the life of Christ and the four grand divisions of the alchemical process. In the center stood the triangular sepulcher of Lady Venus.

The ceremony of the scales ended about ten o’clock in the forenoon. The Tower of Olympus stood upon an island which was exactly square and was surrounded by a great wall.

Following the chemickall, Rosenkreutz has a dream in which he manages to escape from cemickal bottom of a cheemickal packed with chained people. The original names are usually rendered illegible being covered with heavy ink lines, the procedure often seriously defacing the volume, While an occasional exception is found, in practically every instance the mutilated books either deal with Rosicrucianism or contain cryptic writings of suspected Rosicrucian origin. This would seem to indicate that CRC was Jewish.


The Virgin visibly exhibits compassion during the weighing process, for when one emperor tips the scales on the addition of the seventh and final weight, his disappointment is acute. Pages then conducted the guests to their sleeping chambers.

It reads as follows:. Such is the true interpretation of the mystical process of becoming “a bride of the Lamb. On the fifth day we are introduced more fully to a vitally important female marriag, that of Venus. This plate, which is the key to mystic Christian alchemy, is missing from almost every copy of the Theatrum Chemicum Britannicuma work compiled by Elias Ashmole and containing about a score of pieces by English poets treating of the Philosopher’s Stone and the Hermetic mysteries.

For those not too familiar with The Chemical Weddingit is important to chsmickal its plentiful seven-fold symmetry; seven being a perfect number. This is a familiar and age-old quandary; how do we know if love is real or not; if what we feel is really the hand of Venus or an illusion born from hope.

Laurel is usually seen as a symbol of victory, its evergreen leaves triumph over natures decay. In one hand she held a trumpet and in the other a bundle of letters in every language. As the ships sailed across the lake and through a narrow channel into the open sea, they were attended by sirens, nymphs, and sea goddesses, who mardiage honor of the wedding presented a great and beautiful pearl to the royal couple.

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This is further emphasised by the table that the successful candidates then sit at, for it is covered in red velvet and laid with pure silver and gold goblets, again suggestive of a balance between the lunar and solar. These they donned and the King in his own person most graciously returned thanks to C. This sorrow, then, To greatest joy, Though many thousand generations come, Shall be transformed for all eternity. Virgo Lucifera set the “artists” to work so arduously that they felt they were mere drudges.

The few successful “artists,” including C.