Tuesday, April 4, 2023



“When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity.”

― Robert Anton Wilson


 Dedicated to my World 

 "O' Svn--" she sings, 
 "Forever Grant Me Love; 
 And in this World 
 Shall we Rvle and Shine, 
Frvitfvl bovnties mvltiply, 
 For Always, my King and I." 


"Blonde by potion," the tale allvdes, 
"Nymphlike woodland creature-- 
Made of light, rose, and nvdes." 

"Water Bearer," she was, they say, 
"A Star-Borne child-- 
Shone like light even by day." 

 Yet in all recounting, one thing known, 
 Always Maiden, Forever Mother, 
 and Cro[wned Empress upon the Thro]ne. 


 The Empress of the World 
C H R O N I C L E   O F   D A R K   S E C R E T S

An Illuminated Manuscript of Reference & Ritual and My
Personal Collection of Writings on Beauty, Femininity, 
Wellness, Aesthetics, Art, & the Arcane


Lecilei Crystal XC,

Ave formosissima,

Gemma pretiosa,

Ave, decus virginum,

Virgo gloriosa,

Ave, mundi luminar,

Ave, mundi rosa,

Et imperatrix mundi,

Venus generosa.



Nunc Coepi


When opposites or dualities unite, such as the rose (emblematic of love, beauty, and life) and the cross (symbolizing sacrifice, suffering, and death), the alchemical marriage is consummated. This sacred union serves as a profound metaphor for the harmonization of the conscious and unconscious facets of the psyche, heralding a state of heightened awareness or enlightenment.

One would suggest that when this union is achieved, the drama of life comes to an end, and we transcend the temporal world of history to enter the eternal realm of spiritual enlightenment. The term "alchemical marriage" has its origins in alchemy, which was a philosophical and proto-scientific tradition that aimed to transform base metals into gold, and to achieve spiritual enlightenment and immortality. In alchemical lore, the "marriage" of opposing forces or elements was an essential step in the grand opus of transformation and illumination.

The alchemical marriage typically refers to the union of the masculine and feminine principles, often represented by the symbols of the sun and the moon, or the king and queen. This sacred conjunction was believed to create a new, unified entity that transcended the limitations of its individual components. This concept was seen as a reflection of the greater unity of the universe, and the ultimate goal of the alchemist was to achieve this unity within themselves and their surroundings.

In a more metaphorical sense, the alchemical marriage can also refer to the integration and reconciliation of opposing aspects within oneself, such as the conscious and unconscious mind, the divine and the material, or the rational and intuitive faculties. This process of integration is seen as a necessary step in achieving spiritual enlightenment and personal growth.

The concept of the alchemical marriage can be related to the marriage between a man and a woman in several ways, although it is important to note that the two are not identical.

In traditional Western cultures, the marriage between a man and woman has often been seen as a union of opposites: male and female, rational and emotional, active and passive, etc. This union is believed to create a new entity, the family, which transcends the limitations of its individual members. Similarly, the alchemical marriage shares this union of opposites, such as the masculine and feminine principles, which creates a new, unified entity that transcends the limitations of its individual components.

Both the traditional marriage and the alchemical marriage require a process of integration and reconciliation of opposing forces in order to achieve unity. In a marriage, this process can involve compromise, communication, and mutual understanding, while in alchemy it often involves symbolic and mystical practices.

However, it is important to note that the alchemical marriage is not necessarily limited to a union between a man and a woman, and can be understood in a broader sense as a union of any opposing forces or principles. Additionally, while the traditional marriage is a social and legal institution, the alchemical marriage is a spiritual and philosophical concept.

Ultimately, the alchemical marriage is a rich and multi-layered symbol, interpreted in myriad ways throughout history. It endures as a potent emblem of the transformative power of unity, integration, and creation, continuing to inspire spiritual seekers and alchemists across the ages.

C.I.L.C. XC, I.M.

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