Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

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The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz (Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459), ISBN 0933999356, was edited in 1616 in Strasbourg (annexed by France in 1681), and its authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae. It is the third of the original manifestos of the misterious "Fraternity of the Rose Cross".

It is an amazing alegoric romance divided in Seven Days, or Seven Journeys, like the Genesis, and tells us about the way Christian Rosenkreuz was invited to go to a wonderful Castle full of miracles, in order to assist to the Chymical Wedding of the king and the queen, that is, the husband and the bride.

This manifesto has been a source of inspiration for poets, alchemists and dreamers, through the force of its iniciatic ritual with all its procession of tests and of purification and death, resurrection and ascension and also by its symbolism found since the beginning with the invitation to Rosenkreutz to assist to this Royal Wedding.

It may be drawn a resemblance of this alchymic romance to some parables in the Holy Scriptures:

  • The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, and And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: (Matthew 22:2,11 KJV)
  • And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:2)

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External links

Text of The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz at the Alchemy web site


  • Article first published in Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia and republished here by its original author. The Wikipedia article is located at Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz