A Christian Rosenkreutz Anthology

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Carlo Pietzner, Paul Marshall Allen
Rudolf Steiner Publications, 1981 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 646 pages
This unique anthology presents a clear understanding of the life and work of Christian Rosenkreutz and his importance for our time. A Christian Rosenkreutz Anthology helps clear away the secrecy and exclusivity long associated with Rosicrucianism. It offers readers a way of creative thinking that unites reason and revelation in modern language.

Included is the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, the Fama, and the Confessio, as well as writings by Robert Fludd, Thomas Vaughan, Rudolf Steiner, and others. Among the numerous illustrations is the entire Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians, Daniel Stolcius' Pleasure Garden of Chymistry, and much more. This is perhaps the most valuable source book available for a complete overview of Rosicrucian literature.

CONTENTS:
  • Preface by Paul M. Allen
  • Introduction by Carlo Pietzner
  • "The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz,"
  • an essay by Rudolf Steiner (1917)
  • "The English Translation of 'The Chymical Wedding, '"
  • by Paul M. Allen
  • "The Hermetic Romance, The Chymical Wedding,"
  • translated by Ezechiel Foxcroft (1690)
  • "The Fame and Confession of the Fraternity of the Rosie Cross," translated by Thomas Vaughan (1652)
  • Illustrations, Series A
  • "The Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians," illustrated
  • "Heinrich Khunrath's Amphitheater of Eternal Wisdom," illustrated
  • "The Rosicrucian Brotherhood," by Robert Fludd (1629)
  • "The Parabola, A Golden Tractate," by Hinricus Madathanus (c.1630)
  • "The Holy Mountain, A Rosicrucian Allegory," by Thomas Vaughan (1651)
  • Illustrations, Series B
  • "On the History of Christian Rosenkreutz," by Rudolf Steiner (1909)
  • "Christian Rosenkreutz and the Temple Legend," by Rudolf Steiner (1904)
  • "Johann Amos Comenius and the Temple of Pansophia," by Rudolf Steiner (1916)
  • "Rosicrucianism, Karma, Reincarnation," by Rudolf Steiner (1911)
  • "References to Christian Rosenkreutz in Lectures and Writings of Rudolf Steiner," compiled by Paul M. Allen
  • Illustrations, Series C
  • "Castle Karlstein and Its Rosicrucian Connections," by Ita Wegman (1924)
  • "An Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles of Rosicrucian Interest," compiled by Paul M. Allen
  • "The Pleasure Garden of Chymistry" (illustrated), by Daniel Stolcius (1624)
  • "A Catalogue of Rosicrucian Books," compiled by F. Leigh Gardner (1923)
  • "Editorial and Reference Notes,"

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Contents

Preface
7
The Chymical VWedding of Christian Rosenkreutz
19
The Englis H Translation of The Chymical Wedding
61
The º Confession of the Fraternity of
163
Illustration s Series A
191
Symbols of the Rosicrucians
212
wi
227
The ucian Brotherhood
293
Christian Rosenkreutz and the Temple Legend
387
Johann Amos Comenius and the Temple of Pansophia
395
References to Christian Rosenkreutz in Lectures
401
Castle Karlstein and its Rosicrucian Connections
421
An Annotated Bibliography of Books
427
The Pleasure Garden of Chymistry illustrated
433
A Catalogue of Rosicrucian Books
542
Editorial and Reference Notes
577

Illustrations Series B
341
On the History of Christian Rosenkreutz
348
List of Illustrations
637

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About the author (1981)

Carlo Pietzner (1915-1986) was born in Vienna. As an art student, he was introduced to anthroposophy and Dr. Karl König, founder of the international Camphill movement for children and adults in need of special care, which led Pietzner to help further the work of Camphill in Northern Ireland and the U.S. His artistic efforts have ranged from stained glass murals and paintings to novels, and drama. He served the Anthroposophical Society in America and was known internationally for his many lectures and his consulting work.

Paul Marshall Allen was an authority on the life and work of Rudolf Steiner and edited many of his books as well as A Christian Rosenkreutz Anthology. With his wife Joan deRis Allen, he co-authored Fingal's Cave: the Poems of Ossian and Celtic Christianity; Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures; and The Time Is at Hand!

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