“Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio” David M. Aguilera, FRC, PhD, ABPP

“Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio” David M. Aguilera, FRC, PhD, ABPP, from the “Mystical Italy” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest

Michelangelo’s magnificent design for the Piazza del Campidoglio on Rome’s Capitoline Hill was only completed in the 1940s. Its stately curvilinear lines with twelve points suggest the astrological influence of Marsilio Ficino, among other references. In this podcast, Dr. Aguilera introduces us to how this Pizza functions in the life of the Eternal City, and what it reflects of its designer, Michelangelo.

Mystical Italy:

Join Imperator Christian Bernard and all of the Grand Masters from throughout the world for the 2019 AMORC World Convention taking place in the spectacular city of Rome August 14-18, 2019:

You can register for the Convention here: https://www.roma2019.amorc.it/en/

Following the World Convention in Rome, join Grand Master Julie Scott, other Rosicrucians, and friends on this journey of a lifetime through Sacred Italy.

As pilgrims in this mystical land, we will immerse ourselves in the world of the Sacred Feminine, of Francis of Assisi, the Pythagoreans, and the Neoplatonists, and will learn about many other traditions that have flourished here, including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Normans.

Together we will explore Assisi, Venice, Florence, Ostia, Cumae, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and then on to Sicily (with cultures dating back to pre-history), to visit Palermo, Taormina, Catania, Syracuse, Calanissetta, and Agrigento.

In addition to its exceptional history and mysticism, we will also experience some of the most inspiring art and architecture in the world, its sacred symbolism, and the breathtaking beauty of this land.

You will find the detailed itinerary and registration information here: http://www.regonline.com/italy-2019

Running Time: 9:42 | 24.3 MB

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Domina Rectina’s Library: Herculaneum’s Villa of the Papyri–Benefactor Taciturnus, FRC

“Domina Rectina’s Library: Herculaneum’s Villa of the Papyri” — by Benefactor Taciturnus, FRC, from the “Mystical Italy” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest

The Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, buried on 79 CE like Pompeii by the explosive eruption of Mount Vesuvius, contains the only intact ancient Library from the ancient Greco-Roman world. The fascinating story of how the Villa’s Library was lost, found, lost again, and rediscovered, continues with the ongoing scientific work to recover and decipher the more than 1800 ancient scrolls in the Library.

Mystical Italy:

Join Imperator Christian Bernard and all of the Grand Masters from throughout the world for the 2019 AMORC World Convention taking place in the spectacular city of Rome August 14-18, 2019:

You can register for the Convention here: https://www.roma2019.amorc.it/en/

Following the World Convention in Rome, join Grand Master Julie Scott, other Rosicrucians, and friends on this journey of a lifetime through Sacred Italy.

As pilgrims in this mystical land, we will immerse ourselves in the world of the Sacred Feminine, of Francis of Assisi, the Pythagoreans, and the Neoplatonists, and will learn about many other traditions that have flourished here, including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Normans.

Together we will explore Assisi, Venice, Florence, Ostia, Cumae, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and then on to Sicily (with cultures dating back to pre-history), to visit Palermo, Taormina, Catania, Syracuse, Calanissetta, and Agrigento.

In addition to its exceptional history and mysticism, we will also experience some of the most inspiring art and architecture in the world, its sacred symbolism, and the breathtaking beauty of this land.

You will find the detailed itinerary and registration information here: http://www.regonline.com/italy-2019

Running Time: 15:03 | 36.1 MB

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Rosicrucianism and Stoicism–Grand Master Julie Scott, SRC

Rosicrucianism and Stoicism–Grand Master Julie Scott, SRC, from the “Sacred Italy” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest.

Julie Scott. SRC serves as the Grand Master for the English Grand Lodge for the Americas, and as the Supreme Secretary of the Order.

In the year 300 BCE, following a shipwreck in which he lost his fortune, Zeno, a merchant from modern-day Cyprus, founded Stoicism in Athens, Greece. Initially Stoicism included metaphysics, logic, and ethics, however the Romans, who embraced Stoicism centuries later, focused primarily on ethics and how to live a good and tranquil life. In this Podcast, Grand Master Julie Scott will discuss how Stoicism and Rosicrucianism have a lot in common.

Join Imperator Christian Bernard and all of the Grand Masters from throughout the world for the 2019 AMORC World Convention taking place in the spectacular city of Rome August 14-18, 2019:

You can register for the Convention here: https://www.roma2019.amorc.it/en/

Following the World Convention in Rome, join Grand Master Julie Scott, other Rosicrucians, and friends on this journey of a lifetime through Sacred Italy.

As pilgrims in this mystical land, we will immerse ourselves in the world of the Sacred Feminine, of Francis of Assisi, the Pythagoreans, and the Neoplatonists, and will learn about many other traditions that have flourished here, including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Normans.

Together we will explore Assisi, Venice, Florence, Ostia, Cumae, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and then on to Sicily (with cultures dating back to pre-history), to visit Palermo, Taormina, Catania, Syracuse, Calanissetta, and Agrigento.

In addition to its exceptional history and mysticism, we will also experience some of the most inspiring art and architecture in the world, its sacred symbolism, and the breathtaking beauty of this land.

You will find the detailed itinerary and registration information here: http://www.regonline.com/italy-2019

Running Time: 28:19 | 84.5 MB

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Archaelogical Indications on the Origins of Roman Mithraism — Lewis M. Hopfe, Ph.D.

This podcast features an article from the December 2010 Mithraic Mysteries issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. Between the end of the first century CE and the last part of the fourth century, a mystery religion called Mithraism was extremely popular among soldiers, merchants, and civil administrators in the Roman Empire. Today more than four hundred locations of Mithraic worship have been identified in every area of the Roman Empire. Between the second and fourth centuries CE, Mithraism may have vied with Christianity for domination of the Roman world.

Running Time: 27:26 | 37.7 MB
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Selections from a Mithraic Ritual — G. R. S. Mead

This podcast features an article from the December 2010 Mithraic Mysteries issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. One of the pioneering esoteric scholars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, G.R.S. Mead (1863–1933) brought wider attention to many ancient materials, including this ritual which some scholars dismiss, and others cautiously believe retains some Mithraic elements.

Running Time: 13:28 | 18.5 MB
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The Rise and Fall of the Mithraic Mysteries — V. L. Stephens, S.R.C., M.A.

This podcast features an article from the December 2010 Mithraic Mysteries issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. Who was Mithras and what are the Mithraic Mysteries? There was little written about the Mithraic Mysteries. It is only through the inferences drawn from the cave or cave-like Mithraea, the generally present Tauroctony scene and other images, the initiation titles, and the dedicatory stelai erected by primary participants, that we can make any conclusions about the content of the Mysteries. The author provides an overview and introduction to the Mithraic Mysteries.

Running Time: 19:49 | 27.2 MB
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Apuleius in the Underworld: A Footnote to Metamorphoses, Chapter 11 — John Carey, Ph.D.

This podcast features an article from the 2010 No. 1 Isis issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. In this commentary on Chapter 11 of The Golden Ass, John Carey connects Lucius’s experiences with the ancient Egyptian concept of the Amduat, demonstrating the Egyptian tradition contained within the Isis Mysteries.

Running Time: 6:55 | 9.5 MB
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Isis: The Savior Goddess – Caitlin Matthews

This podcast features an article from the 2010 No. 1 Isis issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. Reclaiming the Divine Feminine from exile in the West, Caitlin Matthews explores her many ancient forms worldwide as a post-feminist archetype for the future, showing us the way to a practical spirituality grounded in daily life, sacred marriage, and the natural world. In this excerpt, the author demonstrates the central role of Isis in the Sophia Tradition—the Divine Wisdom Tradition—elements of which are shared by the Rosicrucian and Martinist paths.

Running Time: 29:32 | 40.6 MB
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An Isis Timeline — Katherine Schaefers, M.A.

This podcast features an article from the 2010 No. 1 Isis issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. The Isis Mysteries in the Roman Empire are traced by the author in this timeline. The Isis Mysteries were the most widespread mystery school of antiquity, and the Temple of Isis at Philae was the last major pre-Christian shrine to be closed in the sixth century CE.

Running Time: 17:08 | 23.53 MB
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The Epiphany of Isis — Lucius Apuleius

The Metamorphoses of Lucius by Lucius Apuleius, better known as The Golden Ass, is the only Roman novel to survive today. The present selection is assumed to be autobiographical, as Lucius describes the epiphany of Isis, most probably from his participation in the Isis Mysteries themselves.

Running Time: 12:53 | 17.29 MB
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