Swedish Rosicrucianism

Queen Christina of Sweden and Her Circle: The Transformation of a Seventeenth-Century Philosophical Libertine

Rose Cross over the Baltic: The Spread of Rosicrucianism in Northern Europe

Fenixelden: Drottning Kristina som alkemist / The Phoenixfire: Queen Christina as Alchemist: not yet translated.

     The received opinion is that with the appearance of three comets, a planetary conjunction,  a nova, and the signifying garfish and herring all in the same  year, the seventeenth century Rosicrucians (allied with the Teutonic Knights and the Sword Brothers, working in conjunction with the British poets Spenser and Sidney and the astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler) relied on occult alchemical, astrological, numerological, Pythagorean and Kabbalistic readings of the book of Enoch, the Gothic runes, Ethiopian, Coptic, Syriac, Greek and Hebrew prophesies, and the biblical books of Ezekiel, Ezra, Daniel, and Revelation (all interpreted in terms of Joachim de Fiore’s three-stage millennial prophecy and the Sabéans’  — not Sabaeans’ — seven-stage millennial prophecy) in order to predict the appearance of the Lion of the North: an English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Brandenburger, or Wittenburger Prince or King who would save Christendom from the Papist Whore of Satan and bring on the Third Elijah, the rebuilding of the Temple, and the millennium.

But it wasn’t as simple as that.

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