Discover the books by Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri, the founders and grandmasters of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum. In this section you find some information on the authors, LRC books and magazines available in English.
Together with Jan van Rijckenborgh, Catharose de Petri (1902 -1990) held the spiritual leadership of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum. She fulfilled her own task in terms of spiritual development and the worldwide expansion of the work of the Spiritual School of the Rosyross.
Pentagram is a bimonthly magazine published in Dutch, German, English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.
This periodical is the journal of the International School of the Golden Rosycross Lectorium Rosicrucianum. Its aim is to illumine the path of ‘transfiguration’ from every angle.
Jan van Rijckenborgh’s real name was Jan Leene (1896-1968). As co-founder and spiritual leader of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum his life’s work was building, together with Catharose de Petri (1902-1990), the International School of the Golden Rosycross.
The path of initiation into the mysteries of the Light, as it is taught and lived in the Lectorium Rosicrucianum, is based on the vision of a coming new man. Several books describe this path as the great metamorphosis of man; Transfiguration.
The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross is a novel about Rosicrucian initiation by Johann Valentin Andreae (1616). The novel takes place over a period of seven days and describes the journey of Christian Rosycross to the wedding of a King and a Queen. As part of the series, we include comments from the esoteric analysis of Jan van Rijckenborgh. The text on this page is the preface and the first day during which Christian Rosycross receives an invite to the wedding and prepares himself for the journey ahead.
During the second day of the alchemical wedding, the focus is on the journey to the fortress. This article contains the original text of the second day from the novel of initiation by Johann Valentin Andreae (published 1616). Selected comments from the esoteric analysis of the Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459, by Jan van Rijckenborgh are included within the text. Full commentaries are published in the printed edition.