The Alchemy of Life: As Above, So Below–Hugo Casas, FRC

The Alchemy of Life: As Above, So Below Hugo Casas, FRC Grand Master of the Spanish Grand Lodge for Europe, Africa, and Australasia In this podcast, which is a reading of his presentation at the AMORC World Convention in San Jose, Grand Master Hugo Casas of the Spanish Grand Lodge for Europe, Africa, and Asia […]

Unio Mystica–Klaas-Jan Bakker

Uno Mystica Klaas-Jan Bakker, FRC Grand Master of the Dutch Grand Lodge In this podcast, which is a reading of his presentation at the AMORC World Convention in San Jose, Grand Master Klaas-Jan Bakker explores the relationship between the human soul and the Divine, resulting in Mystical Union. Running Time: 20:48 | 49.9 MB Podcast Copyright © […]

Mysticism in the Evoluton of Cultures — Peter Bindon, F.R.C.

Peter Bindon, FRC, is a professional anthropologist and botanist. He recently retired as Grand Master of the English Grand Lodge for Australia, Asia, and New Zealand after many years of service in this position. In this podcast, Frater Bindon takes us on a journey through Mysticism in the Evolution of Cultures and shares some of […]

Recovery: The Art of Paradigm Shifts — Denise Breton and Christopher Largent

This podcast features an article from the December 2010 Mithraic Mysteries issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. In the history of Mithraic scholarship, the paradigm of Mithras’s Persian origins taught by Franz Cumont, which is highly disputed today, was so firmly entrenched that it wasn’t until almost thirty years after his death that scholars began to […]

The Image of the Bull: A Transcultural Exploration from Paleolithic Caves to the Mithraic Mysteries — Antonietta Francini, S.R.C., M.D., and Benefactor Taciturnus, F.R.C.

This podcast features an article from the December 2010 Mithraic Mysteries issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. It is well known that the image of the bull is prominent in the Mithraic Mysteries. However, the actual role of this image is widely misunderstood, and even inverted in the popular imagination, encouraged by decades of confused pedagogy. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]