The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, Anno 1459
In the twenty-first century, The Chymical Wedding by Johann Valentin Andreae continues to be acknowledged as a literary gem, an exceptional story written in the Western esoteric tradition. The story follows the narrator, Christian Rosenkreutz, on his path toward spiritual knowledge and inner transformation. The whole experience of what he first witnesses, then in which he participates, and finally for which he takes responsibility, profoundly challenges him.
This is an important book for the present critical time of change that is facing humanity. We are witnessing the dazzling development of scientific and technological thought, yet modern thinking is ill equipped to solve the deeper human mysteries and the social questions. The Chymical Wedding invites the reader to transform the power of scientific thinking into new and more positive ways of viewing the world without losing one’s clarity and certainty.
The illuminating illustrations by David Newbatt—along with the text, which has been adapted to modern English—bring a fresh approach to this important alchemical tale. This beautifully illustrated edition can help awaken a better understanding of the Rosicrucian initiation path and the spirit and philosophy behind it. Beneath the veil of fascinating imagery in this book is a guide for developing a more meaningful inner life today.