Esoteric analysis of the Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosenkreutz anno 1459, Part II. First published in 1616, this strange story of Christian Rosycross's seven-day journey to the wedding of a King and a Queen is a Hermetic allegory intended, says Jan van Rijckenborgh, to be a guidebook for people who are actively engaged in the process of inner transformation. As he unlocks the story for us, we begin to see the means by which the original Soul dormant within us can be brought back to life and united with the Spirit. This 'marriage' is accompanied by the alchemical transformation of consciousness, soul and body.
After seven days of ceremonies and tests, Christian Rosycross is dubbed a Knight of the Golden Stone. But not selfishness, deception and pride allowed him to win, but his great humility and self-knowledge. In the end, his credo is: The highest knowledge is that we know nothing. In the afterword, Jan van Rijckenborgh gives a scenario of the future.
This second volume contains the text of the last four days of The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross by Johann Valentin Andreae with extensive esoteric analysis, 8 full-page illustrations by Johfra and a 5-page glossary of Rosicrucian terms.