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Discover the books by Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri, the founders and grandmasters of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum. In over 30 books they give their vision of the modern Rosicrucian path of initiation based on the universal gnostic wisdom. In this section you find a selection of LRC books available in English, including short summaries and bookshop links.

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The First Day of the Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross

Read the seven-part original text of the novel about initiation 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

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The three classical Rosicrucian writings

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

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Books describing the Gnostic Mysteries

Gnosis is usually associated with the traditions of early Christianity in Europe, but gnostic wisdom has existed at all times all over the world. Gnosis, the knowledge of God, is a force that can communicate directly to each person.

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