Dear friends,The above book is a comprehensive study of The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, written by Valentin Andrea in the year 1604, and published in 1616 in Kassel Germany. The story is one of the three manifests published in the beginning of the seventeenth century, calling for a complete and new reformation of the art and sciences, by renewing the way man relates himself to God and nature. The Alchemical Wedding describes in great detail how such a renewal can come about and brings man in line with Gods plan for creation as expressed by his son Jesus Christ. In our world such a relation is often lost and it seems Nietsche is right when he said God is dead and we have killed him. But anybody who has an open mind will agree that the old concept of the Divinity no longer works for us and that the rules and dogma’s of the Church have outlived themselves. Many people experience a kind of divine central feeling, a voice in our heart that tells us what is the right thing to do. To help us strengthen the consciousness of the heart we are given the Alchemical wedding in which we can identify ourselves with the hero of the story.The story is a vision that expresses eternal truths in a clear symbolic way. By making use of symbols, the story is lifted out of the context of the time it was written in and becomes applicable to our time, our situation. Therefore it has lost nothing of its remarkable value for us as it is not dealing with the political situation of 1616 that of course was very different from ours. The story tells about the journey Christian Rosenkreutz is invited to by an Angel that hands him an invitation to come to the wedding of a King and a Queen. In the end it turns out that the invitation is very much about the union of the Human Soul, the Spirit being and the physical body of the human being. The process to find this triple union is a difficult journey that only can succeed when certain conditions are meticulously fulfilled. The story therefore is about rising up to a higher form of consciousness without all kind of meditation or yoga training or the eating of mushrooms or consuming drugs. The story is divided in seven days, each of which I give the original text which I then study in great detail relating it to our present situation. The Story of the Alchemical Wedding has been studied by different authors from the viewpoint of the different arithmetic riddles that are concealed in it. My point of departure is very much that of Sacred Geometry that also is concealed in the story and which I discus to some detail in the appendix. After Christian Rosenkreutz has read the letter of invitation, he prepares himself in his soul for the great event that is to befall on him. He realizes that he is chosen and that this is not by special virtue, because he knows he is far from perfect, but out of divine grace. The next day he takes to the road to find the castle of the King and Queen, but before that he goes to sleep and during this sleep his Angel sends him a dream that clarifies his situation and as such our present situation as well. Here is what this episode is about:Excerpt of THE FIRST DAY The Alchemical Wedding is divided into seven sections that allegorically describe the Seven Days surrounding the initiation of Christian Rosenkreutz. In order to get the most value from the writing we will need to dissect each day examining in detail the various symbols, archetypes, and the overall allegory. Each Day will start with a brief section of the text, which will be followed by the interpretation of that section. The text is written in Early Modern English (1590 – 1714 Shakespeare & King James Bible). As such, it contains terminology of that time. Although, understanding the text is not as important as extracting the deeper message, I still recommend reading the text to absorb the atmosphere of the allegory and see the connection to the teachings of the Ancient Mysteries and the Rosicrucian brotherhood. In reading the text, which is taken from hermetica.com, it will help to remember that all the great Teachers taught the general population the Mysteries in the form of allegories, metaphors, and parables filled with symbols; recall the New Testament recording that Jesus taught the people in parables. This is because the meanings of the symbols in stories reach us at the deepest level - in our subconscious, which transcends time and they are as relevant today as they ever were. It is also worth keeping in mind that the time the Alchemical Wedding was written, the Inquisition was at its height and the writer took a considerable risk in revealing the Mysteries, even in such a veiled and obscured form. My goal in this book is to extract the transformative message these brave individuals left for the benefit of us all.