Rosicrucian Texts

ROSICRUCIAN TEXTS


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"The Golden Age Restored" by Adrian von Mynsicht
Aureum Saeculum Redivivum (1622)
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"It is described in the on the title page as a rare and precious treatise, otherwise a seed, imparted to Sons of True Wisdom and Sons of the Doctrine. It is considered to be a "very important post-Rosicrucian tract" since the author "speaks with high authority on the Hermetic Mystery". According to..."
"The Key to the House of David" by Abraham von Franckenberg
(1646)
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"We give you the Key to enter the Sanctuary; receive it with purified hands, and do not enter with unclean feet, for it is necessary to go chastely to the Gods; it's the law. For if you attract beforehand (by the Decrees and Secrets of the Initiates) the Universal Sapience, and if you know..."
"The Rosie Crucian Prayer to God" by John Heydon
(1662)
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"Oh Thou everywhere and good of All, whatever I do, remember, I beseech Thee, that I am but Dust, but as a Vapour sprung from Earth, which even the smallest Breath can scatter; Thou hast given me a Soul, and Laws to govern it; let that Eternal Rule, which thou didst first appoint to sway Man, order me; make me careful to point at thy Glory..."
"Cabala: The Mirror of Art and Nature" - Stephan Michelspacher
Cabala Speculum Artis et Naturae in Alchymia (1663)
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"What kind of a thing the Ancient Stone of the Philosophers is,
which, though threefold, is but a Stone.
This is shown here, with God's help and as clearly as a mirror,
to all the arduous and toiling lovers of the Art,
for much has hitherto been written about it but only few know it.
The whole truth explained and revealed quite openly and briefly..."


Older:

"The Twelve Keys" by Basilus Valentinus
Les Douze Clefs... (1599)
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"The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine is a widely reproduced alchemical book attributed to Basil Valentine. It was first published in 1599 by Johann Thölde who is likely the book's true author.[1] It's presented as a sequence of alchemical operations encoded allegorically, in words to which images..."
"The Triumphal Chariot of Antimony" by Basil Valentine
Triumph Wagen Antimonii (1604)
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"Whereas I, Basil Valentine, by Religious Vows am bound according to the Order of St. Benedict, and that requires another manner of Spirit of Holiness, then the common State of Mortals exercised in the prophane business of this World; I thought it my duty before all things, in the beginning of this little Book, to declare what is necessary to be known to the..."
"The Book of Hieroglyphic Figures" by Nicholas Flamel
Livre des figures hiéroglyphiques (1612)
[English, full-text, images (some color)]

"An alchemical book, published in Paris in 1612 as Livre des figures hiéroglyphiques and in London in 1624 as Exposition of the Hieroglyphical Figures was attributed to Flamel. It is a collection of designs purportedly commissioned by Flamel for a tympanum at the Cimetière des Innocents in Paris, long disappeared at the time the work was published..."
Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis
1st Rosicrucian Manifesto (1614)
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"Fama fraternitatis Roseae Crucis oder Die Bruderschaft des Ordens der Rosenkreuzer, usually listed as Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis, is an anonymous Rosicrucian manifesto published in 1614 in Kassel, Hesse-Kassel (in present-day Germany). In 1652, Thomas Vaughan translated the work into English..."
Confessio Fraternitatis
2nd Rosicrucian Manifesto (1615)
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"The Confessio Fraternitatis (Confessio oder Bekenntnis der Societät und Bruderschaft Rosenkreuz), or simply The Confessio, printed in Kassel (Germany) in 1615, is the second anonymous manifestos, of a trio of Rosicrucian pamphlets, declaring the existence of a secret brotherhood of alchemists and sages who were interpreted, by the society of those times, to be preparing to transform the political and intellectual landscape of Europe."
 
"Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz" {by Johann Valentin Andreae?}
3rd Rosicrucian Manifesto (1616)
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"The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz (Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459) was edited in 1616 in Strasbourg, and its anonymous authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae. The Chymical Wedding is often described as the third of the original manifestos of the mysterious 'Fraternity of the Rose Cross'..."
Altar of the Theraphic Brotherhood
Ara Foederis Theraphici (1617)[English, full-text]
"To the Reader, Whoever has doubts about the Fraternity of the Rosy Cross, let him read this and having read the poem, he will be certain. ANNO CHRISTI 1617"
"Atalanta Fleeing" by Michael Maier
Atalanta Fugiens (1617)
[English, full-text, 50 images]

"Atalanta Fugiens or Atalanta Fleeing is an emblem book by Michael Maier (1568–1622), published by Johann Theodor de Bry in Oppenheim in 1617 (2nd edition 1618). It consists of 50 discourses with illustrations by Matthias Merian, each of which is accompanied by an epigrammatic verse, prose and a musical fugue. It may therefore be considered an early example of multimedia. "
"A Subtle Allegory.." by Michael Maier
Subtilis Allegoria.. (1617)[English, full-text]
"After spending the best part of my life in the study of the liberal arts and sciences, and in the company of wise men and judicious scholars, I was compelled, as the result of my observation of mankind, to arrive at the melancholy conclusion that the hearts of most persons are set either on ambitious and vainglorious projects, on sensual pleasures, or on the accumulation of wealth by all and any means; and that few care either for God or for virtue. At first I did not quite know..."

"The Laws of the Fraternity of the Rosie Crosse" by Michael Maier 
Themis Aurea (1618)
[English, full-text]"
First published in Latin in 1618, the English version was printed in 1656. Thanks to Gregory John Papadopoulos (soundzgreg.blogspot.gr) and Dawn Kwiatkowski for their help with some Greek in Chapters 14 and 16 (I've substituted the modern greek) γλυκόπικρο [modern greek - "Bittersweet"] , ενδελεχεια [modern greek - "Soul"] εγτελεχια [modern greek - "Entelechia is a growth, fruition and rebirth of any possibility."
 
 
"The Mirror of the Wisdom of the Rosy Cross" by Daniel Mogling
Speculum sophicum rhodostauroticus (1618)
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"Through the mediation of the Elohim - I, Theophilus Schweighart Centralleanicus with the blessing of the times, herald of the Divine - Magical, Physical - Chemical, Triune - Universal Philosophy with the Grace of God, revealed to the unworthy, wish to all those who have been granted by God to contemplate my "Sophy speculum oculis intelligentiae" peace, joy and constant prosperity from the glorious Father of Light reigning through the generations."
"An Explanation of the Six Mystical Points" by Jacob Boehme
SEX PUNCTA MYSTICA (1620)
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The precious knowledge is not found unless the soul have once conquered in the assault and struck down the devil, so that it obtains the knight's garland, which the gracious virgin Chastity puts upon it as a token of victory that it has overcome in its dear champion Christ. Then the wonderful knowledge rises, but with no perfection.
"The Six Theosophic Points" by Jacob Boehme
SEX PUNCTA THEOSOPHICA (1620)[English, full-text]
An Open Gate of all the Secrets of Life wherein the causes of all Beings become known.
"The Signature of All Things" by Jacob Boehme
SIGNATURUM RERUM (1621)
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THIS Book is a true mystical Mirror of the highest Wisdom. The best Treasure that a Man can attain unto in this World is true Knowledge; even the Knowledge of himself: For Man is the great Mystery of God, the microcosm, or the complete Abridgment of the whole Universe: He is the Mirandum Dei opus, God's Master-piece, a living Emblem and Hieroglyphic of Eternity and Time; and therefore to know whence he is, and what his temporal and eternal Being and Well-being are, must needs be that ONE necessary Thing, to which all our chief Study should aim, and in comparison of which all the Wealth of this World is but Dross, and a Loss to us.
"The Clavis (Key) to the Writings..." by Jacob Boehme
Clavis (1624)[English, full-text]
It is written, The natural man  receives not the things of the spirit, nor the Mystery of the kingdom of God, they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them: therefore I admonish and exhort the Christian lover of Mysteries, if he will study these high writings, and read, search, and understand them, that he does not read them outwardly only, with sharp speculation and meditation; for in so doing, he shall remain in the outward imaginary ground only, and obtain no more than a  counterfeit color of them.
"The Alchemical Garden" by Daniel Stolcius
Viridarium chymicum (1624)
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"After I had the work begun and half finished I observed that the descriptions no longer corresponded to the figures; nor could I find their meaning anywhere else. I found myself perplexed and in a labyrinth; nor could I find means to extricate myself from this peculiar situation. But I did not want to leave the work unfinished. So I compared the philosopher’s writings and excerpted the explanations which I communicate to you without hesitation."






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