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 Podcast Copyright © 2010 Rosicrucian Order, […]

The Neo-Pythagoreans at the Porta Maggiore in Rome — Lisa Spencer, S.R.C., M.A.O.M.

In the early twentieth century Roman crews were excavating for a new railway station when they came across a small vaulted basilica, about fifty feet underground. Notwithstanding its diminutive size (thirty by thirty-six feet), the find was extraordinary. Built sometime between the first century BCE and the first century CE, its walls are adorned with stucco […]

Cleopatra VII — Juanita Ortiz, S.R.C.

Cleopatra VII is one of the most fascinating personalities of all time and has become immortalized in art, film and literature. This podcast considers the extraordinary true story of her life, from her youth in the palace at Alexandria through her death at the side of Marc Antony. Running Time: 15:08 | 14.5 MBPodcast Copyright […]