The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz (Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series) (Paperback)

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The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz (Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series) (Paperback)

By Joscelyn Godwin (Translated by)

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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 documents. Unlike the Rosicrucian manifestoes, which address the transformation of society, The Chemical Wedding is concerned with the inner transformation of the soul. It is a deeply interior work, one which asks the reader to step into its world of symbols and walk with Christian Rosenkreutz along his path of transformation. Despite its importance as a key text of the Western esoteric traditions, this is the first ever contemporary English translation of The Chemical Wedding, made especially for this edition by Joscelyn Godwin. Also included in this edition is an introduction and commentary by Adam McLean, which illuminates the transformative symbolism.
Joscelyn Godwin is a composer, musicologist and translator, known for his work on ancient music, paganism and music in the occult. He is the author of the first complete English language translation (1999) of one of the first illustrated printed texts, the incunabulum Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499). He teaches at Colgate University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780933999350
ISBN-10: 0933999356
Publisher: Phanes Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 1991
Pages: 172
Language: English
Series: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series