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A Christian Rosenkreutz Anthology

Paul Marshall Allen
Introduction by Carlo Pietzner
Contributions by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman
October 2000
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  • Published
    1st October 2000
  • ISBN 9780893450090
  • Language English
  • Pages 648 pp.
  • Size 8.75" x 11.25"

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.


Preface by Paul M. Allen
Introduction by Carlo Pietzner

“The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz” by Rudolf Steiner
“The English Translation of ‘The Chymical Wedding’” by Paul M. Allen
“The Hermetic Romance, The Chymical Wedding”
“The Fame and Confession of the Fraternity of the Rosie Cross”
Illustrations, Series A
“The Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians” (illustrations)
“Heinrich Khunrath’s Amphitheater of Eternal Wisdom,” illustrations
“The Rosicrucian Brotherhood” by Robert Fludd
“The Parabola, A Golden Tractate” by Hinricus Madathanus
“The Holy Mountain, A Rosicrucian Allegory” by Thomas Vaughan
Illustrations, Series B
“On the History of Christian Rosenkreutz” by Rudolf Steiner
“Christian Rosenkreutz and the Temple Legend” by Rudolf Steiner
“Johann Amos Comenius and the Temple of Pansophia” by Rudolf Steiner
“Rosicrucianism, Karma, Reincarnation” by Rudolf Steiner
“References to Christian Rosenkreutz in Lectures and Writings of Rudolf Steiner”
Illustrations, Series C
“Castle Karlstein and Its Rosicrucian Connections” by Ita Wegman
“An Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles of Rosicrucian Interest”
“The Pleasure Garden of Chymistry” by Daniel Stolcius (illustrations)
“A Catalogue of Rosicrucian Books”
“Editorial and Reference Notes”

Paul Marshall Allen

Paul Marshall Allen (1913–1998) was an authority on the life and work of Rudolf Steiner and, as the “first American-born anthroposophic lecturer,” was a leading pioneer of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual science across North America. He edited and wrote introductions for numerous books on Anthroposophy and spiritual wisdom, including his classic work, A Christian Rosenkreutz Anthology (1968), and wrote Vladimir Soloviev: Russian Mystic (1968). With his wife Joan deRis Allen, Paul coauthored Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures (1996); Fingal’s Cave, the Poems of Ossian, and Celtic Christianity (1999); and The Time Is at Hand! (1995).