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Discover the books by Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri, the founders and grandmasters of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum. In this section you find a selection of LRC books available in English, including short summaries and bookshop links.

Rosicrucian authors of the 20th Century

Jan van Rijckenborgh (1896-1968) was born as Jan Leene in Haarlem, The Netherlands. He was one of the founders of the International School of the Golden Rosycross, Lectorium Rosicrucianum. In over 30 books he gives his vision of the modern Rosicrucian path of initiation based on the universal gnostic wisdom, together with Catharose de Petri (1902-1990, birth name: Hendrikje Stok-Huizer).

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The classical Rosicrucian writings of the 17th century

The three classical Rosicrucian writings were published by the German theologian Johann Valentin Andreae at the beginning of the 17th century. The LRC editions contain the full original texts and an esoteric analysis by Jan van Rijckenborgh which supplies the key for

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The second day of the Alchemial Wedding of Christian Rosycross

During the second day of the Alchemical Wedding, the focus is on the journey to the fortress. Read the original text of the second day from the initiation novel by Johann Valentin Andreae (published 1616) with selected commentaries by J. van Rijckenborgh.

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The fourth day of the Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross

On the fourth day of the Alchemical wedding, CRC experiences death and a new beginning. It is the day of the stage play in the House of the Sun and the day of the beheadings. Original text with selected commentaries from the esoteric analysis by Jan van Rijckenborgh.

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The First Day of the Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross

Read the seven-part original text of the novel by Johann Valentin Andreae (1616), with comments from the esoteric analysis of Jan van Rijckenborgh and links to articles. The action takes place in seven days – this is the first day and the preface.

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The third day of the Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross

The third of seven days of the Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross is the day of the tests. Read the original text of the initiation novel by Johann Valentin Andreae (published 1616), with selected commentaries from the esoteric analysis by J. van Rijckenborgh.

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