The Ritual Path of Initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries–Mara Lynn Keller

“The Ritual Path of Initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries,” by Mara Lynn Keller, PhD, from the “The Sacred Feminine” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. In this podcast, philosopher and thealogian Mara Lynn Keller explains in detail what it meant to partake in the Eleusinian Mysteries, a procession of rites and rituals celebrating Demeter and Persephone […]

Searching for the Secret of the Black Virgin–Jean Donohue

“Searching for the Secret of the Black Virgin,” by Jean Donohue, SRC, from the “The Sacred Feminine” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. In this podcast, Soror Donohue takes listeners on a personal journey of discovery while searching for the meaning of the Black Virgin, the ubiquitous Christian icon with ancient Egyptian roots. Running Time: 21:36 […]

Mary, Great Woman Initiate–Hélène Bernard

“Mary, Great Woman Initiate,” by Hélène Bernard, SRC, from the “The Sacred Feminine” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. In this podcast, Soror Bernard tells the story of the mother of Yeshua, focusing on her journey as an initiate. Running Time: 5:29 | 5.05 MB Podcast Copyright © 2021 Rosicrucian Order, AMORC. All Rights Reserved.

Vestals–Christina d’Arcy

“Vestals,” by Christina d’Arcy, SRC, from the “The Sacred Feminine” issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. In this podcast, Soror d’Arcy discusses the caretakers of the hearth where the divine flame lived in ancient Rome, the Vestals. These women and girls were exalted in Roman society, and the position is reflected today in the Rosicrucian Tradition. […]

The Oracles of Delphi–Grand Master Julie Scott

In this podcast, Grand Master Julie Scott leads us in visualizing: a world where women are celebrated as fonts of wisdom; a culture that values more than intellectual ways of knowing (for example, intuition, dreams, and synchronicities); teachers who encourage foresight to envision the greater path ahead, not just an immediate solution; sages who expect […]

Just Beneath the Surface: A Report on the Transdisciplinary Fume Research at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi–Elisa Cuttjonn, SRC

“Just Beneath the Surface: A Report on the Transdisciplinary Fume Research at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi” by Elisa Cuttjonn, SRC In addition to all of the ancient traditions surrounding the Oracle at Delphi, modern science has recently verified the geological and chemical bases of this revered site. This reading of Soror Cuttjonn’s study leads […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Veil of Isis: The Evolution of an Archetype Hidden in Plain Sight — Steven Armstrong, F.R.C.

This podcast features an article from the 2010 No. 1 Isis issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. The image of the Veil of Isis has persisted through the centuries from ancient Egyptian Saïs—where Athena and Isis were identified as one—to the present day. Originally, a symbol of wisdom, initiation, and the Mysteries, it has successively become […]