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Rosicrucian Digest
Volume 87 Number 1 2008

The Orphic Mysteries

This is the fourth in a series of thematic issues of the Rosicrucian Digest exploring sources that have contributed to the Rosicrucian tradition.

In addition to now being able to access the Rosicrucian Digest online, you may download podcasts of the articles, and iTunes iMixes; participate in online discussion groups related to the topics; and learn more about our featured books, CDs and DVDs in the Orphic Mysteries section of our Webstore

 


CONTENTS

Ovid Orpheus and Eurydice from the Metamorphases
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Image: Orpheus with Animals

Orpheus with Animals

The Theology of Orpheus
G.R.S. Mead
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Images: Orpheus and the Beasts ; Portrait of G.R.S. Mead ; Orphic Theogony Chart 1 ; Orphic Theology Chart 2

Color Portrait of Jesus by H.S.L.
An Orphic Timeline
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Images: Apotheosis of Homer ; Orphic Egg ; Calyx - Krater; Orphic Christ Mosaic ; Orpheus descends to underworld ; Building the Argo ; Amulet with Orpheus-Christ-Bacchos Crucifixion
Head of Orpheus

The Mystic Philosophy of Orpheus
R.M. Lewis
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Image: Dionysiac Mysteries

Dionysiac Mysteries Villa Mysteries

The Mytholology of Orpheus and the Mysteries
Maria Daniels
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Images: Dionysiac Mysteries from Pompei ; Orpheus and his Lyre ; 1969 Rosicrucian Tour

Dionysiac Mysteries from Pompei
Shedding Light on Some Orphic Gods
Stefanie Goodart
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Images: Titanic Underground ; Phanes in Modena
Titanic Underworld

Orpheus Remembered: The Rediscovery of Opheus during the Renaissance
Alex Broquet
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Images: Orphic Serpent Bowl ; Orpheus with the Lyre ; Orpheus-Christ-Mithras ; Pyx with Orpheus ; Orpheus at Two Laurels ; Orpheus

Orpheus with the Lyre

Rilke Sonnets to Orpheus
Rainer Maria Rilke
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Images: Orpheus Leading Eurydice from Hades ; Ovid with Lyre and Animals

Orpheus Leading Eurydice by the Hand from Hades
Orpheus
Jean Cocteau
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Images: Filming Orpheus with Cocteau ; Jean Marais as Orpheus ; Portrait of Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau by Modigliani
Orpheus Today
Ralph H. Abraham, Ph.D.
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Images: Orpheus courting Eurydice ; The Childhood of Bacchus ; Bacchus and Mount Vesusvius
Bacchus and Mount Vesuvius, Pompei, House of the Centenary
The Orphic Mysteries
Joscelyn Godwin, Ph.D.
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Images: Orpheus the Soft-voiced Singer ; The Setting Sun at Stonehenge
Orpheus the Soft-spoken Singer
Ancient Wisdom Rises from the Ashes
Steven Armstrong M.A.
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Images: Krater found at Derveni Necropolis ; Orphic Gold Tablet found at Petelia ; Fragments of the Derveni Papyrus
Krater found at Derveni Necropolis
Orphic Hymns
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Images: Orpheus and Lyre
Orpheus and Lyre
Supplementary Web Articles

Orpheus and Eurydice
Virgil
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Image: Virgil from 6th Century Roman Codex ; Aeneid from a 4th-5th Century Roman Codex

Virgil Vatican
Orpheus and Eurydice from the
Metamorphoses

Ovid
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Image: Ovid in Constanta Statue ; Eurydice dies from Snakebite ; Reception of the Head of Orpheus ; Nymphs Listening to the Songs of Orpheus ; The Dying Eurydice
Ovid in Constanta Statue
Sonnets to Orpheus
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Image: Orpheus and Lyre with Animals ; Tortoise Lyre ; Portrait of Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Music Inspired by the story of Orpheus and Eurydice

 

Renaissance Period

Baroque Period Part 1

Baroque Period Part 2

Classical Period

Romantic Period

Modern Classical Music: Part 1

Modern Classical Music Part 2

Modern Popular, Jazz and New Age Music

Modern Rock and Alternative Music


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