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Rosicrucian Digest
Volume 87 Number 2 2009

Eleusis

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

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CONTENTS

What We Can Learn about
the Eleusinian Mysteries
George Mylonas, Ph.D.

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Image: Eleusis;Rossetti’s Persephone

Death of Socrates

Demeter and Persephone
Charlene Spretnak, M.A.

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Image: Ceres; Persephone; Ceres and Triptolemos

Death of Socrates

The Wisdom of the Sages: On the
Homeric Hymn and the Myth of Demeter
Nicholas P. Kephalas, F.R.C.

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Image: Karyatid; Cave of PlutoTriumph of Demeter;Return of Persephone; Plato; Triptolemos

Death of Socrates

At Eleusis
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, S.R.C.

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Images: Ella Wheeler Wilcox; Eleusis Museum and Mountains

Aegeus Consults the Pythia

The Lesser Mysteries of Eleusis
Stefanie Goodart, M.A., S.R.C.

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Images: View of Athens from the River Ilissos; Purification of Herakles; Herakles Veiled; Purification of Herakles from Torre Nova

Delphi with offering Procession

Eleusis
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 

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Images: Georg Hegel; Main Entrance to Eleusis Sanctuary

 

Death of Socrates

The Ritual Path of Initiation into
the Eleusinian Mysteries
Mara Lynn Keller, Ph.D.

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Images: Main Entrance to Eleusis Sanctuary; Aristotle Teaching; Acropolis at Night; Votive Piglet Statue; Asclepius; Rape of Persephone; Demeter and Kore; Dionysus and Ploutos; Cicero

Underground Oracle

The Eleusinian Mysteries and
the Bee
Julie Sanchez-Parodi, S.R.C.

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Images:Rembrant’s Rape of Persephone; Golden Anatolian Bee; Minoan Gold Bee; Bees of Malia; Robert Fludd’s Dat Rosa Mel Apibus

Priestess in Egypt

Eleusis: The Card Game
Robert Abbott, John Golden, and the Staff of the Rosicrucian Digest

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Images: Ruins of Eleusis

Spiral Galaxy

The Message of the Eleusinian
Mysteries for Today’s World
Albert Hofmann, Ph.D.

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Image: Albert Hofmann; Marcus Aurelius at Eleusis; Telesterion at Eleusis; The Rape of Proserpine; Ecstasy of St. Teresa; Leaders of Zen; Persephone purifying a candidate

Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes
Supplementary Web Articles

The Rapture of Being Alive:  Reflections on a Journey to Eleusis
Elisa Cuttjohn, S.R.C.

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Images: Completion; Circle Dance; In the Womb; A New Day; Gratitude; Great New Story; Learning; Gaia; The Mysteries



Entrance to Gaia Temple

Wisdom of the Sages: The Eleusinian Mysteries (Full Version)
Nicholas P. Kephalas, F.R.C.

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Images: Ruins of the Temple at Eleusis; Koliva; Fronticepiece to The Golden Ass; Plutarch’s Lives; Academy of Plato: Phaedrus: Orpheus; Temple at Eleusis; Athena’s Olive Tree; Production of The Frogs; Temple of Demeter at Eleusis; Eastern Orthodox Ritual

Priestess of Delphi

The Eleusinian Mysteries and Other Mystery Religions
Jeremy Naydler, Ph.D.

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Images: Bronze Osiris Images; Isis Finial; Eros and Psyche; Ziggurat at Ur; Osireion at Abydos

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Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries
Richard G. Geldard

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Images: Telesterion at Eleusis; Mountains at Eleusis; Dionysus-Osiris; Demeter; Demeter, Persephone and Triptolemos; Phryne at the Poseidonia in Eleusis; Kore; The Ninion Votive Plaque; Eleusis and Part of the Island of Salamis; Demeter and Metanira; Hades and Cerberus; Triumphant Return of Dionysus; Hunt for the Calydonian Boar; Eubouleus

Orpheus and Lyre

Mastery of Life at Eleusis and in the I Ching
Antonietta Francini, M.D.

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Images: Ruins of Eleusis Telesterion;The I Ching; The Emerald Tablet

Orpheus and Lyre

 


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