Marriage : Religious viewpoint.. Bible. O.T : Mystical marriage in the Old Testament, p24-33.. Bible. N.T : Attitudes to marriage in the New Testament, p34-47.. Gnosticism and Psychology : Gnostic mysteries, p48-55.. Boehme, Jakob. 1575-1624 : Jakob Boehme and marriage with the Divine Sophia, p76-90.. Sophia : Jakob Boehme and marriage with the Divine Sophia, p76-90.. Cabala : Conjugal Kabbalistic mysteries, p56-66.. Alchemy and Psychology : A discussion of alchemy, p91-98.. Andreae, Johann Valentin : The chemical marriage of Christian Rosenkreutz, p99-108.. Jesus Christ : Christ and Sophie: The Mysterium Coniunctionis in the work of Novalis, p109-114.. Hardenberg, Friedrich Von (Novalis) : Christ and Sophie: The Mysterium Coniunctionis in the work of Novalis, p109-114.
Trans. from the German by Jill Sutcliffe. 1st pub. as Heilige Hochzeit; Symbol und Erfahrung menschlichen Reifung, Kosel-Verlag, Munich, 1986.
Examines the concept of wholeness through the 'mystical marriage', a marriage of the opposing principles of light and darkness, heaven and earth, masculine and feminine....traces the theme from the fertility cults and myths of ancient times through biblical, oriental, gnostic, kabbalistic, mystical and alchemical interpretations to the depth psychology of C.G. Jung....