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The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

A Commentary on a Christian Path of Initiation

Johann Valentin Andreae and Bastiaan Baan

256 pp.  
6 1/8" x 9 1/4"

Floris Books


Published:  October 2016


The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz is one of the most important writings of esoteric Christianity, first published anonymously in German in 1616. It is an allegorical story divided into seven journeys about how Christian Rosenkreutz was invited to a castle to assist the “chymical wedding” of the king and queen. “Chymical” is an old form of the word chemical and refers to alchemy, whose aim is the uniting of opposites, hence, the sacred wedding.

This book is concerned with the inner transformation of the soul. Bastiaan Baan’s interpretation and commentary makes Andreae’s work accessible to readers today and shows the special language used to express the meditative content of his text. Baan delves deep to uncover the original significance, combining images and concepts from alchemy with insights from Rudolf Steiner’s teachings. He concludes that the content is as valuable today as it was hundreds of years ago.

The book contains the complete text of the Chymical Wedding.

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