At long last, and now armed with our recent episodes on alchemy, we again pick up the story of Christian Rosenkreutz and the Chymical Wedding. What is Day 2 all about? How does the “Language of the Birds” appear in Day 2? How does it relate to Amsghar? What does Christian make of his newfound escape from the Miasma, and what are the four paths that a shaman can follow? All these and more examined in this new episode.
This time we move into the second part of the nigredo or black phase of alchemy, dissolution, looking at the world of elixirs as well as spiritual dissolution technique. We discuss the alchemical symbolism of dissolution and some of the context of the famous Voynich Manuscript.
Was Aleister Crowley really the most wicked man in the world? What was the relationship between Aleister Crowley and Wicca? How did the events of his life shape the religious and spiritual traditions that he gave rise to? All these questions and more answered in this episode.
Finishing off Day One of the Chymical Wedding, we examine the significance of energy to the esoteric traditions, linking the allegorical representations and numerology in the Chymical Wedding to other traditions that we have discussed. Link to podcast.
We continue our journey into the Chymical Wedding, discussing why shamanic experience can come as a surprise even to people who are well prepared for it. We also look at the influence of Erasmus, and consider his outlook on the esotericism vs exotericism issue.
The Rosicrucianism that developed at the beginning of the Fifteenth Century did not spring into existence from nowhere.
In this episode we jump far back in time to the origins of the Vedic traditions and explore the early origins of the shamanic fire magic movement that eventually gave birth to Rosicrucianism, as well as setting the scene for future episodes on Alexandrian Syncretism, Hermeticism, Hinduism and Yoga.
We turn our attention to the founder of Rosicrucianism, Christian Rosenkreutz, his times, and his relationship to Martin Luther and the Reformation. This will be the first part in a long running series on Rosicrucianism.